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Welcome

Welcome
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I’m delighted to welcome you to the fourth edition of the RMIT Alumni Magazine: the impact issue.

The question of how to make an impact – how to define it and how to achieve it – is something many of us explore at different points of our lives and careers.

For entrepreneur and 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award winner Ngo Quoc Dung, running a growing sales and marketing business in Vietnam is his way of making an impact on the broader economy of his home country.

For nurse and Clinical Manager Amanda Caruana, the impact she hopes to make is more personal, in the little differences she makes every day in the lives of the elderly residents of an aged care home in the final years of their lives.

In this edition, these alumni and others including award-winning architect Carey Lyon, entrepreneur Georgia Beattie and Miles Franklin Literary Award-winning writer Sofie Laguna share their stories exploring how and why making an impact means different things to each of us.

There are many ways you can help make an impact as alumni through RMIT too: by mentoring students, supporting scholarships, or hiring RMIT students and more. Find out more on our website.

We created this online magazine to explore insights, ideas and stories from some of the best, brightest and most fascinating people in their fields – all connected by RMIT. It’s also a way to keep you connected to the alumni community as well as what's happening on campus.

We hope these stories encourage you to reflect on the type of impact you could make through your work and what that means to you.

We’re keen to keep receiving your feedback on the magazine – your emails (to alumni@rmit.edu.au), posts on FacebookLinkedIn and via #rmitalumni help us make it even better – so please get in touch and tell us what you think. We look forward to hearing from you!

Keiran Hargreaves
Manager, Alumni Relations

ALUMNI PHOTOGRAPHERS

Jules Tahan
Jules Tahan
Diploma of Applied Photography (2000)
Emma Phillips
Emma Phillips
Diploma of Arts, Applied Photography (2005)
Mike Read
Mike Read
Diploma of Photoimaging (2010)
Carla Gottgens
Carla Gottgens
Bachelor of Arts, Photography (1999). Master of Arts (2009)
Phred Petersen
Phred Petersen
Master of Education (Teaching) (2003)
Jules Tahan
Jules Tahan
Diploma of Applied Photography (2000)
Emma Phillips
Emma Phillips
Diploma of Arts, Applied Photography (2005)
Mike Read
Mike Read
Diploma of Photoimaging (2010)
Carla Gottgens
Carla Gottgens
Bachelor of Arts, Photography (1999). Master of Arts (2009)
Phred Petersen
Phred Petersen
Master of Education (Teaching) (2003)

RMIT Alumni Magazine

 

Contact us
alumni@rmit.edu.au
+61 3 9925 5222

Director, Advancement: Keith Cowlishaw

Manager, Alumni Relations: Keiran Hargreaves

Magazine Editor: Claire Buckis

Editorial Team: Kate Stubbings, Miranda Forstmanis, Keiran Hargreaves, Kim Baldwin, Claire Buckis

Digital Design: Krafthaus & Paperlust

Art Director: Kate Noseda

The views expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect the views of RMIT University.

Cover image: Miles Franklin Award-winning writer Sofie Laguna, photo by RMIT photography alumnus Jules Tahan.

Special Thanks: Melissa Smith, Carla Gottgens (photo of Hasnain Sheikh), Vicki Jones (photo of Nick McKenzie), Luke Joiner (photos of Founders' Day celebrations), Amanda Carr (photo of Phred Petersen), Earl Carter (photos of Design Hub), John Gollings (background photos of SAB), Greg Ward, Angela Martinkus, Yvette Grant, Aaron Hughes, Peter Clarke and Sarah Adams.