6 April 2023

The launch of Carey’s Luminaries: celebrating our alumni

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The launch of Carey’s Luminaries: celebrating our alumni
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We are excited to finally announce the launch of Carey’s Luminaries digital display. From everyday heroes to trailblazers and social change makers, Carey alumni leave their mark all over the world. Acknowledging our alumni is important and provides us with the opportunity to reflect on the many achievements of our community and honour their leadership and passions – both in and out of the spotlight.

The digital display is located in the foyer of the De Young Performing Arts Centre (Kew Campus) and was officially launched on 1 April at Carey’s Centenary Fair. Hundreds of people, including students, parents, alumni and staff, were able to experience the interactive touch screen display which showcases 19 alumni who have done incredible things in life and/or work. The display includes alumni biographies, photos, videos and audio, and, given its digital nature, can be updated with new alumni profiles every year.


‘It was wonderful to see the launch of Carey’s Luminaries display at the Centenary Fair,’ says Sam Ponsford, OCGA President. ‘The display is an incredible resource that allows our community to learn more about inspirational Carey alumni in an engaging and easily accessible format. It proudly celebrates those in our community who have made a profound difference to the lives of others and serve as an inspiration to us all. We look forward to seeing the display grow in years to come as even more inspirational alumni are inducted as Carey Luminaries. Who knows, perhaps many of Carey’s current students will adorn the walls of the De Young Performing Arts Centre in the years to come!’

In the first iteration of the display you can learn about the following alumni:

  • Alan Atwood (1974)
  • Dr Nicole Bieske (1991)
  • Ron Castan AM QC (1956)
  • Tiffany Cherry (2004)
  • Rev. Tim Costello AO (1972)
  • Justice Rowan Downing KC (1970)
  • Keith Farrer OBE (1933)
  • Dr Maithri Goonetilleke (1997)
  • Ahmed Kelly (2012)
  • Meg Lanning AM (2002)
  • Prof Silvana Marasco (1986)
  • Ingrid Martin (2002)
  • Alfred Mellor CBE (1933)
  • Dr Shireen Morris (1998)
  • Sir George Lush (1931)
  • Emma Palmer (1999)
  • Kathryn Radcliffe (2004)
  • Joshua Robson (2008)
  • Tony Smith (1985)

If you would like to nominate an alum to be part of Carey’s Luminaries display, please complete our nomination form.

Kaushini Fernando
Alumni and Community Manager


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