When we say our farewells, it is with pride, knowing that we have prepared our students well, ready to meet the challenges of work and life in the real world. We know that each and every one finds personal happiness and professional fulfillment in every aspect of their life.
Through ongoing involvement with our College community our vast alumni network of over 10,000 past students remain connected and provide a diverse range of resources from around the world.
We are keen to ensure that they remain connected to our current students and staff as well as their classmates well after the final bell.
There are a number of ways to stay connected with news and event information:
From 2013, all past students will enjoy ‘Membership for Life’ status of the John Paul College Alumni. The $100 fee is paid before graduation or, in the case of new students to the College, through their confirmation fee on entry.
Members will receive the following benefits:
To contact our Alumni Office, phone on +61 7 3826 3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2012, we held our inaugural ‘Outstanding Alumni Awards’ to recognise the significant contributions our alumni are making in their careers and lives throughout the world. An overall winner and winners in four categories (Business/Industry, Community Service, Sport, The Arts) were announced.
Overall Outstanding Alumnus (and Community Service Winner)
Yassmin Abdel-Magied (2007 graduate)
Yassmin obtained a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours from UQ in 2011, graduating Valedictorian of the Engineering, Architecture and IT Faculties. At 16, she founded Youth Without Borders, an organisation that empowers young people to work together for the implementation of positive change in their communities. The organisation continues to lead projects in Australia and abroad.
Yassmin sits on many advisory panels and boards, including the Australian Multicultural Council, the Qld Museum and the Qld Design Council.
Her growing list of accolades include:
Industry / the Professions
David Baxby (1991 graduate)
David obtained his Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from Bond University in 1993 and held senior finance roles in multi-national firms in Australia and the UK before his appointment as CEO of Virgin Management Asia Pacific in 2004. In 2011 David assumed the role of Co-CEO of the Virgin Group world-wide and is regularly cited as Richard Branson’s right-hand man. He is also this year’s recipient of the prestigious Robert Stable Alumni Medal from Bond University.
Kylie Pocklington (1994 graduate)
With over 30 years dance and cheerleading training, Kylie has many accolades to her name. She has been a driving force behind the emergence of cheerleading in Australia and is a widely-respected certified coach and judge for the International All Star Federation and Cheer Union. She is regularly invited to judge international competition. Her dedication has ensured that Australian cheerleading and dance is at the forefront of international competition.
Mitch Larkin (2010 graduate)
Mitch currently holds 12 Australian and All-comers swimming records. In historical rankings, he is the third fastest Australian over the 200m backstroke, fourth fastest in the 400m individual medley and 6th fastest in the 200m individual medley. At the 2012 London Olympics, Mitch swam two Personal Bests in the 200m backstroke to make the Olympic final – top eight in the world.