Inspiring Alumni

While we celebrate the achievements of our current students, Emmanuel College will never forget the contributions made by our students of the past. Over the 141 year history of our College, many thousands of students have been through our doors and there will be many more to come in the future. As a community, we are very proud of their ideas, passion and achievements. They have followed a great variety of paths in their lives and they are the people who have helped shape our College and the communities we live in and serve.

In 2009 our College community began to induct past students of Emmanuel, CBC and St Ann's College as Emmanuel College Inspiring Alumni. The reason for the Inspiring Alumni is to constantly demonstrate to our students that they too can achieve their dreams. Year after year the graduating Emmanuel students go out into the world to find their place in it - to discover their purpose and passion. They do not sit back and wait for the world to come to them. If we can help our students to dream, give them the tools to achieve their dreams and inspire them with examples of success, then we are going a long way towards fulfilling our role as educators.

Inductee Br Frank O'Shea best summed up the spirit of the Inspiring Alumni when he said that, "The ideal of awards such as this is to inspire, like a fire that ignites other fires, this generation of Emmanuel boys and girls. It is for this reason that I will accept the award."

If you would like to nominate a past student for the Inspiring Alumni please contact Jean Christie at Emmanuel College.


Emmanuel College Inspiring Alumni Rationale and Criteria

Trevor Gleeson}

Inducted 2015

Sports

Trevor Gleeson

Class of 1985

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Dr Laurence Gleeson}

Inducted 2015

Academia

Dr Laurence Gleeson

Class of 1963

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Patrick Houlihan}

Inducted 2015

Business

Patrick Houlihan

Class of 1984

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Fr Patrick Mugavin}

Inducted 2015

Service

Fr Patrick Mugavin

Class of 1967

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Br Don Gallagher}

Inducted 2015

The Arts

Br Don Gallagher

Class of 1963

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Professor Colin Ferguson}

Inducted 2011

Academia

Professor Colin Ferguson

Class of 1967

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Brendan Keilar}

Inducted 2010

Service

Brendan Keilar

Class of 1981

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Marcia O'Keefe OAM}

Inducted 2013

Service

Marcia O'Keefe OAM

Class of 1967

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Nicki Holland}

Inducted 2013

Arts

Nicki Holland

Class of 1989

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Clayton Harrington}

Inducted 2013

Business

Clayton Harrington

Class of 1993

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Danielle Green MP}

Inducted 2013

Service

Danielle Green MP

Class of 1979

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Melanie O'Toole}

Inducted 2013

Service

Melanie O'Toole

Class of 1989

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Jonathan Brown}

Inducted 2011

Sport

Jonathan Brown

Class of 1999

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Sr Adele Howard RSM}

Inducted 2011

Service

Sr Adele Howard RSM

Class of 1966

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Shaun Ryan}

Inducted 2011

Sport

Shaun Ryan

Class of 1993

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Lisa Gorman}

Inducted 2009

Business

Lisa Gorman

Class of 1989

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David Atkinson OAM}

Inducted 2012

Service

David Atkinson OAM

Class of 1957

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Karan Smith}

Inducted 2011

Health

Karan Smith

Class of 1976

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Gorgi Coghlan}

Inducted 2012

The Arts

Gorgi Coghlan

Class of 1993

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Judith Earls}

Inducted 2012

Business

Judith Earls

Class of 1965

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Sgt. Sean Lanigan}

Inducted 2012

Service

Sgt. Sean Lanigan

Class of 1991

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Felicity Melican}

Inducted 2012

Business

Felicity Melican

Class of 1983

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Michael Turner}

Inducted 2012

Sport

Michael Turner

Class of 1971

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Shane Howard}

Inducted 2009

The Arts

Shane Howard

Class of 1972

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Dr Rosalie Boyce}

Inducted 2009

Science

Dr Rosalie Boyce

Class of 1975

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Michelle Ferris}

Inducted 2009

Sport

Michelle Ferris

Class of 1994

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Br Frank O'Shea}

Inducted 2009

Service

Br Frank O'Shea

Class of 1971

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Dr Kevin Ryan QC OBE}

Inducted 2009

Academia

Dr Kevin Ryan QC OBE

Class of 1930's

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Sr Natalie Houlihan}

Inducted 2010

Education

Sr Natalie Houlihan

Class of 1991

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Dave Hughes}

Inducted 2010

The Arts

Dave Hughes

Class of 1988

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Dr Barry O'Dwyer}

Inducted 2010

Academia

Dr Barry O'Dwyer

Class of 1940's

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Kathryn Ryan}

Inducted 2010

The Arts

Kathryn Ryan

Class of 1983

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