Welcome from MSM Alumni Inc. President  
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From the desk of Sharon Volp, Principal
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In Faith and Love
Sharon Volp
Principal
MSM Alumni Successes
Dr Yu (Judy) Hung - Class of 2012

My passion for science really began in the biology and chemistry classrooms of MSM. I had amazing teachers and they pushed me to excel in my analytical and problem-solving skills that equipped me to do well at university.  

When I started my bachelors at the University of Queensland, I was selected to be a part of the Advanced Study Program in Science (ASPinS) and was very lucky to be grouped with like-minded and high-achieving students. From there, I completed my Bachelors in Biomedical Science with first class honours, top of my cohort.  

After honours, I began my PhD which was, at times, a gruelling experience. I learnt how to be resilient and more importantly, kind to myself when I came across failure.  Working and studying in science is not as glamorous or prestigious as studying medicine and not as financially rewarding. I think this point is important to mention to burgeoning scientists as career trajectory was something I did not consider when I was making these important life decisions.  

However, the feeling of seeing something or finding something that no one else in the world has ever found before is really, one of a kind. The discoveries you make in the future, as scientists and science students will power the researchers after you, like the shoulders Isaac Newton stood on to reach new heights of exploration.   

I am moving down to Melbourne to work for one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). I'll be working with the medical affairs department, which specifically acts to bring new oncology drugs to cancer patients. Cancer has affected the people I love in many ways and I am so lucky to be able to work in a role that directly strives to improve patient outcomes.   

Throughout my journey, I have been supported by amazing network of family and friends as well as incredible mentors and female role models. I cannot wait to see ambitious, bright young women such as yourselves bring forth a new dawn of scientific advancement, that we can all look forward to in the future.  

Best wishes, Dr Hung.  

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MSM Alumni Spotlight
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2021 events and meeting dates
Meetings
Meetings: 6pm at the College, Mary Aikenhead Centre, 20 Aloomba Road, Ashgrove.
Term 1 meetings
22 February
22 March

Term 3 meetings
23 August
13 September
Term 2 meetings 
24 April
14 June

Term 4 meetings
11 October
29 November
Events
Mother-Daughter Garden Party: Friday 8 October

Reunion Tours
Saturday 24 July and Saturday 4 September
Births, marriages, engagements and tributes
Send your news to alumni@msm.qld.edu.au
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Further baby news!
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Let's connect!
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Reunions
Milestone reunion in 2021
If you graduated in a year ending in one (such as 1971, 1991, 2001, etc) you are celebrating a decade-milestone in 2021. Or, if you graduated in a year ending in six (such as 1976, 1996, 2006, etc) you are celebrating a five-year milestone in 2021.

Or, was 2020 your reunion year - and you couldn’t gather?!? Why not come together in 2021, and join us for a Reunion Tour?

Reunion Tours
Saturday 24 July 2021 and Saturday 4 September 2021

Reunions are a fantastic way to reconnect with your Mt St Michael’s College classmates. When was the last time you made your way back to Mt St Michael’s College? Last year? Last decade? Not since graduation? Although your school years may be far behind, the friendships that began at MSM still remain, or are waiting to be rediscovered. Consider visiting the College as a part of your reunion celebrations. Contact alumni@msm.edu.au to find out more.
Around the College
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Meet Kieran Donnelly, College Archivist

Kieran has joined MSM with many years of educational and archiving experience and will undertake the important role of maintaining and documenting the College’s rich history; an important role as we move towards planning for the College centenary in 2025. 

Kieran is pictured here with his daughter Elizabeth, College Captain (2010).

Contributions of photos, uniforms and memorabilia are gratefully accepted. Contact Kieran at archives@msm.qld.edu.au
MSM Business Directory
Visit the MSM Business Directory and help support the businesses that so generously support our College Community.
 
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Mt St Michael's College
67 Elimatta Drive
Ashgrove, QLD 4060
Australia