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Alumni Profiles

Xanthe Littlemore
Bachelor of Arts
Xanthe LittlemoreXanthe Littlemore is an acclaimed Australian songwriter and musician who graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor or Arts.

Xanthe has played live gigs all over Australia and throughout Europe, Asia and America, toured with internationally recognised musicians such as Bob Dylan and Paul Kelly, and was the Australian Songwriters' Associations '1997 National Songwriter of the Year' for her song "Space To Be".

Read Xanthe Littlemore's interview here.

Alumnus Interviews
Jimzeena Musthafa Jimzeena Musthafa
Bachelor of Environmental Tourism Management
Jimzeena Musthafa is currently Acting-in-charge of the Environment Unit,Trade Standards and Projects Division, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Government of Maldives.
Dr Andrew Carroll Dr Andrew Carroll
B Appl Sc (Hons) & PhD
Dr Andrew Carroll's PhD was part of a French/Australian collaborative research program, providing the first recorded detailed records on coral spawning in French Polynesia.
Gordon Fraser Quick - 2010 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year interview Gordon Fraser Quick - 2010 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year interview
Bachelor of Applied Science in 1995 and Graduate Diploma of Education in 2003
Gordon Fraser - Quick is an acclaimed Environmental Consultant who graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in 1995 and Graduate Diploma of Education in 2003.
Caroline Jackson - nominee 2010 Young Alumnus of the Year Caroline Jackson - nominee 2010 Young Alumnus of the Year
Diploma of Sport Management (Surfing Studies), Bachelor of Applied Science
Caroline Jackson graduated with a Diploma of Sport Management (Surfing Studies) in 2005 and currently operates her own business Hawaiki Surfboards.
Dermot O'Gorman Dermot O'Gorman
Associate Diploma in Applied Science
"It was the most carefree period of my life and I have many great memories from my time at SCU, and a few nightmares from exams too! My principal hobby at SCU was playing rugby and we had a pretty good team with a great bunch of mates."
Grace Pundyk Grace Pundyk
Associate Diploma of Arts
For Grace Pundyk growing up in Sydney¿s inner west during the 1960's was an interesting time. The first big influx of refugees from war torn Lebanon had arrived and the 'white' Australian working class demographic no longer dominated.
Tom Klein Tom Klein
MBA
"After the IT bubble burst in 2002, suddenly I had time to study for an MBA, something I had wanted to do for a long time. Despite working full time and almost failing my first subject, I managed to complete my MBA plus a couple of extra subjects at SCU in 2005.
David Maguire David Maguire
Masters of International Tourism Management
David Maguire is the executive editor (language) with the state-owned publication, the Shanghai Daily newspaper in China. David completed a Master of International Tourism at Southern Cross University in 2002.
Vincent Gong Vincent Gong
MBA
Vincent was based in Shanghai and working in Sales and Marketing for Howard Johnson International when he undertook his MBA in 2000.

2010 Alumni of the Year Winners
Gordon Fraser Quick - 2010 Oustanding Alumnus of the Year Gordon Fraser Quick - 2010 Oustanding Alumnus of the Year
Bachelor of Applied Science
Gordon Fraser - Quick is an acclaimed Environmental Consultant who graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in 1995 and Graduate Diploma of Education in 2003.
Steven Price, 2010 Young Alumnus of the Year Steven Price, 2010 Young Alumnus of the Year
MBA
Steven Price has an exceptional career as one of rugby league’s best and most long-lasting players.
Raelene Mordecai - School of Education Alumnus of the Year Raelene Mordecai - School of Education Alumnus of the Year
Bachelor of Education
Raelene Mordecai graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Education in 2006, and is now working as a primary school teacher at Casino Public School.
Dermot O'Gorman, School of Enviromental Science & Management Alumnus of the Year Dermot O'Gorman, School of Enviromental Science & Management Alumnus of the Year
Associate Diploma in Applied Science
Dermot O’Gorman graduated from Southern Cross University with an Associate Diploma in Applied Science in 1988 and has since gone on to achieve outstanding career success in the field of environmental sustainability.
Craig Phillips, Graduate College of Management Alumnus of the Year Craig Phillips, Graduate College of Management Alumnus of the Year
MBA
Craig Phillips graduated with a Masters of Business Administration in 2000. As Secretary General of the Australian Olympic Committee, he is highly respected within the Australian sporting industry.
Goulds Naturopathica, School of Health & Human Sciences Alumnus of the Year Goulds Naturopathica, School of Health & Human Sciences Alumnus of the Year
Bachelor of Naturopathy
The proprietors of Goulds Naturopathica, a natural medicine dispensary and clinic in central Hobart, includes four Bachelor of Naturopathy graduates, Daniel Robson, Dawn Whitten, Jason Hawrelak and Belinda Robson.
Anna Guillan, School of Tourism & Hospitality Management Alumnus of the Year Anna Guillan, School of Tourism & Hospitality Management Alumnus of the Year
MBA
Anna Guillan graduated with a Master of Business Administration in Hotel and Tourism Management in 2008 and is well known for her commitment to professionalism and excellence within the Australian tourism industry.

2009 Alumni of the Year Winners & Nominees
Lisa Messenger, 2009 SCU Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, and Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Lisa Messenger, 2009 SCU Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, and Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Bachelor of Business in Tourism, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Lisa is currently Managing Director of the Messenger Group, a collaboration of a number of creative companies specializing in innovative, out of the box, lateral publishing solutions.
Simon Kalinowski, Winner, 2009 Young Alumnus of the Year, and Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - School of Commerce and Management Simon Kalinowski, Winner, 2009 Young Alumnus of the Year, and Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - School of Commerce and Management
Bachelor of Business, School of Commerce and Management
From a young age, Simon Kalinkowski has shown exceptional entrepreneurial skills and a commitment to the community. He is now a young highly successful businessman.
Steen Holck, Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - Graduate College of Management. Steen Holck, Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - Graduate College of Management.
MBA, Graduate College of Management
Steen undertook his MBA at Southern Cross University and is Director of Controlling for Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts which involves coordinating sixty seven hotels across different countries and jurisdictions including Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Jane Welsh, Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - School of Arts and Social Sciences, and Nominee, 2009 Young Alumnus of the Year. Jane Welsh, Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - School of Arts and Social Sciences, and Nominee, 2009 Young Alumnus of the Year.
Bachelor of Social Science Honours, School of Arts & Social Sciences
Since leaving Southern Cross University, Jane has continued her research in understanding the terrible phenomenon of Acid Attack Violence against women.
Marny Bonner, Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - School of Environmental Science and Management. Marny Bonner, Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - School of Environmental Science and Management.
Diploma of Applied Science, School of Environmental Science and Management
Marny is currently President and training officer for Australian Seabird Rescue Inc. and manager of the Lismore Car Boot Market.
Graham Carter, Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - School of Law and Justice. Graham Carter, Winner, 2009 School Alumni of the Year - School of Law and Justice.
Bachelor of Laws, School of Law and Justice
As senior policy officer, state negotiator and in-house legal counsel for the Victorian Government's Dept of Justice, Graham Carter was directly involved in the negotiation of the first native title determination in South Australia, the Wotjobaluk determination.
Teagan Smith, Nominee, 2009 Young Alumnus of the Year. Teagan Smith, Nominee, 2009 Young Alumnus of the Year.
Bachelor of Business in Tourism, School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
Teagan Smith is a senior aboriginal enterprise development officer for Orana Business Advisory Service in Dubbo. Working across over 50 local government areas and covering an area approximately 1/3 of NSW.
Karen Koelewyn, Nominee, 2009 Young Alumnus of the Year. Karen Koelewyn, Nominee, 2009 Young Alumnus of the Year.
Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, The Hotel School Sydney
Since graduating from The Hotel School, Karen Koelewyn has moved up quickly to be Front Desk Assistant Manager at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney.
Dr Worapong Phoomborplub, Nominee, 2009 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. Dr Worapong Phoomborplub, Nominee, 2009 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Coffs Harbour International Office
Dr Phoomborplub has played an important role in the development of the telecommunication network in Thailand assisting in making it Southeast Asia¿s internet network hub.
Inga Liljestrom, Nominee, 2009 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. Inga Liljestrom, Nominee, 2009 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), School of Arts and Social Sciences - Contemporary Music
Inga Liljeström is currently a Sydney and Paris based singer/composer who has performed continuously to sold out houses both nationally and internationally including the Sydney Opera House and international music festivals.
Dr James Page,  Nominee, 2009 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. Dr James Page, Nominee, 2009 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Dr James Page graduated from Southern Cross University with a Doctor of Philosophy in Peace Education in 2006 and since that time he has become a recognised authority within the Peace Education field.