After graduating MSM in 2011, I completed a Bachelor of Urban Development at QUT and began working in the Construction Industry as an Estimator. Having always seen males who were previously carpenters fill the role of Project Manager I never considered this as an option for me in this industry. However, I always had a strong desire to see the world, travel and live overseas so when I was selected as the successful applicant for a construction management role in New York City I jumped at the opportunity. I have now lived in New York for four years and am a project manager running multi-million dollar apartment renovations, transforming some of the most prestigious residences in the world. MSM gave me the educational foundation to pursue a career that I love and the confidence to dream big. The piece of advice I would give my younger self would be to take on challenges, embrace change and never stop having fun.
Congratulations to MSM Alumni, Renee Mulder (Class of 2000) on her career success. Renee’s incredible character designs feature in Queensland Theatre’s upcoming stage production of Trent Dalton's Boy Swallows Universe.
To view Renee's amazing work check out her website - Click here
Congratulations to Sarah Doyle (Class of 2016) for her performance in the QLD Shakespeare's 2021 season's production of Romeo and Juliet.
Click here to read more about the production.
We were fortunate enough to have Elise join us virtually at our October Alumni Association Meeting, dialling in from Berlin. After Mt St Michael’s, she studied Mathematics, Statistics & Commerce at the University of Queensland, which kick-started her career in the big data arena. Elise filled us in on all the amazing work she is doing in the tech and sustainability space (including an app).
Click here to visit the Sādu website to read more on Elise's work.
Congratulations to MSM Alumni and current MSM water polo coaches, Tabitha Jones (Class of 2018) and Sophie Milliken (Class of 2017) on being named in Water Polo Australia’s Paris Olympics and Beyond Squads. These squads recognise the best talent across Australia and our national programs as we move towards Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics. We are #MSMPROUD of these two tremendous athletes and humans as they continue to work towards their inspiring dreams.
Thank you to MSM Alumni, Gabby Carbon (class of 2012) who visited 7F to share her understanding of Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry and her work in the current Brisbane run of the immersive theatre performance of 'A Midnight Visit'. The class had been studying The Raven as a journey into poetic techniques and it was fortuitous that MSM Writers Club and College Alumni, Gabby was able to talk to the girls about poetry and performance. She mesmerised them with her compelling delivery of the 'Conqueror Worm' and 'The Oval Portrait', and explained how they related to Poe’s life and Gothic writing. Gabby, a full-time performer and artist, helped the girls realise that poetry needs to be spoken, transferring from the page and finding life in dramatic interpretation. 'A Midnight Visit' has had its run extended to January making it the second longest production to hit Brisbane.
MSM Graduates of 1961 - Reunion Lunch
60 years on from leaving Mt St Michael's College and these ladies still share an incredible friendship.
Junior class 61, now called Year 10, and Senior 63, now Year 12.
We are all very grateful to still have an enduring friendship over the past sixty one years. Some of the the class started school together at St Finbarr’s and Mater Dei in Grade 1 so it is even longer.
All of us have had different life experiences in those years since we were at school. Our conversations at our gatherings cover many subjects from family to politics. Also reminiscing about our MSM days.
I read recently that social engagement can enhance your wellbeing . To still be connected with school friends after all these years is indeed a blessing.
Sharon Gallagher (Donohue)
MSM Class of 1980 Reunion
Celebrating strong connections 41 years on, the Class of 1980 joined together in the Ionian Centre for a lovely afternoon marking what would have been their milestone reunion year in 2020. It was a fabulous afternoon filled with laughter as many wonderful stories were reminisced upon as our Alumni reconnected again. The group enjoyed a chat and afternoon tea followed by a tour of the College with celebrations continuing on afterwards for some.
MSM Class of 1991 Reunion
For the seniors of 1991 the preparations for our 30 year school reunion for 2021 started way back in January 2020 with the date being set early so that a lot of the girls who were overseas could plan ahead to make the journey home for it. This was all pre-COVID but we wouldn’t let that stop us catching up. Lucky for technology no-one missed out and we were able to have a lot of the girls linked up via a zoom meeting.
Needless to say it was a fabulous afternoon and evening catching up and reminiscing about school days. The girls dug deep into their boxes of memorabilia and school magazines were found as well as musical programs and some even wore the school tie and badges to the event.
We are all looking forward to catching up again soon.
MSM Class of 2001 Reunion
The graduating class of 2001 met for a fun night of dinner, drinks and gas bagging. It was great to catch up with those that could make it, many having families, travelled and lived abroad and also having interesting professions.
Although each have grown up to be mature women the souls of the happy, young and cheeky girls we went to school with were very much a strong presence on the night. Many, many laughs were had reminiscing and catching up.
It was sad that so many couldn’t make it due to COVID or other life commitments - they were missed. Looking forward to what the next ten years will bring for the class of 2001.
MSM Class of 2011 Reunion
The class of 2011 met on Saturday 27 November for their 10 year reunion. The laughter, reminiscing and catching up was in full swing, with what felt like yesterday since we jumped in the College pool on our last day. An absolute blast from the past as we chatted about lunch spots, favourite teachers and what we are up to now. It was such fun learning how everyone’s lives had meandered over the last 10 years.
We were so pleased to be able to host the event amongst the ever changing restrictions, and looming Christmas festivities. We had a few ladies RSVP on the day of the event because they could make the trip which was truly special!
A special thanks goes to the Lord Alfred Hotel for their understanding, flexibility and service on the night.
Until 2031 (ahh!!) best wishes all!
Caitlin Dauth, Krisztina Mesch and Alice Spies
Seniors of 2021 Graduation
A joyous congregation of parents, caregivers, family members and MSM Staff came together for our 2021 Graduation Eucharist. We welcomed Fr Gerry Kalinowski who celebrated the Eucharist with us, as we prayed with, and for, our Year 12 graduands as they come to the end of their MSM journey.
The seniors of 2021, along with their parents, carergivers and MSM staff gathered together at City Hall for their Graduation Dinner. The dinner was a celebration of the journey and achievements of our Year 12 students. We honoured the young women they have become and celebrated the bright future ahead of them. Congratulations girls on getting IT done.
MSM Alumni Association Year 12 Mother-Daughter Garden Party
On Friday 8 October the MSM Alumni Association together with the College hosted our annual Year 12 Mother-Daughter Garden Party. Mothers and their daughters delighted in the opportunity to celebrate the coming to an end of a wonderful six year journey at MSM. Visit our Facebook page for more photos taken at the event.
Please keep an eye on the MSM Alumni Association page on the Mt St Michael's College website for any updates on 2022 Meeting dates.
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If you graduated in a year ending in two (such as 1952, 1692, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002, 2012, etc) you are celebrating a decade-milestone in 2022.
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.
2022 Reunion Tours are scheduled for Saturday 19 March, Saturday 7 May, Saturday 23 July and Saturday 3 September. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
The College’s Communications and Marketing department in conjunction with the MSM Alumni Association is more than happy to assist your group in the organization of your event.
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