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Now based in Broome, Australia, Kevin Rennie (BA 1970, DipEd 1975, MEPA 1992) has returned to study, completing a Graduate Certificate in Education at Charles Darwin University.

John Whelen (BA(Hons) 1971, DipEd 1972, MA 1977, PhD 2007) was recently awarded a PhD from Monash University. He is currently a tutor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, having spent the last 30 years teaching in secondary schools.

Hazel Edwards

Karen Owen (BA 1971, DipEd 1972) is now chief executive of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

The Australian Embassy has given Princess Isabella of Denmark a christening gift pack including children's book There's a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake by Hazel Edwards (BA 1971, BEd 1974, MEd 1980).

Nooraya Zakaria (BA 1972, MTESOL 1992, PhD 1997) is a development adviser with the Scottish Funding Council, a body that funds universities and colleges.

Retired teacher and librarian Evelyn Symington (BEc 1973) has moved to South Australia to be close to her daughter, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lee Baker (BPharm 1974) is a pharmacist and partner at Amcal Pharmacy in Berwick, Melbourne.

Graeme Peacock

Former teacher, union official and university academic Jim McDonald (BA 1974, BEd 1975, MEd 1978) has officially retired. He now dedicates his time to writing plays and poetry.

Graeme Peacock (BEc 1974, DipEd 1979) is research director for the public affairs division of Ipsos, an international market and social research agency.

After 10 years with BHP, Aaron Blicblau (BE 1974) embarked on a career in education, becoming a lecturer at Swinburne University. Now a senior lecturer at Swinburne, he was recently recognised with a Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

On leave from the Australian Tax Office, Michael O'Shannassy (BEc 1975, LLB 1977) is in Tonga on an AusAID mission to assist with the introduction of a new Tongan tax act.

In 2005, Margaret Morris (BSc 1975, PhD 1984) was appointed professor and head of pharmacology at the University of New South Wales. Prior to this, she worked at health research institute Inserm (in France), Flinders Medical Centre, Deakin University and the University of Melbourne.

David Karoly (BSc(Hons) 1977), a Federation Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, has been actively involved in climate change science assessments, helping to prepare the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Tan Meng Teik

Now semi-retired, Belinda Kendall-White (MEd 1979) is a consultant and works on two programs on Print Radio Tasmania, a radio service for people with a print disability.

Tan Meng Teik (BE 1979) is managing director of Ideahouse Corporation, a promotional gifts company he has owned for 14 years.