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Past reunions

Former Student Guild Presidents Reunion

On Monday 10 April 2016, 15 former Student Guild Presidents were reunited, along with current Guild President Liam O’Neill, to celebrate Curtin’s 50 Years of Innovation milestone year, and the significant contribution of the Student Guild to this story.

The Student Guild was established in 1969 and have played a major role in shaping the student experience at both the WA Institute of Technology and Curtin University.

Over 45 guests attended the celebration at the Curtin Tavern, including former Vice-Chancellor, Emeritus Professor Lance Twomey AO, who the main ‘Twomey Bar’ is named after. The guests enjoyed refreshments, with speeches from Curtin’s Vice-Chancellor Deborah Terry and Guild President Liam O’Neill.

A slideshow of images and old Guild documents were on display throughout the evening, and there was a photo booth to capture new images. Guests were also treated to a short tour of the Guild Precinct, to see how things have changed since their time as President. It was a fantastic evening for all those involved. The Curtin Student Guild is looking forward to celebrating their own 50 year anniversary in 2019.

More past reunions

1966 Physics Reunion

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50 years of Physics at the Bentley Campus

Prior to the establishment of the WA Institute of Technology (WAIT), the Perth Technical College delivered some courses at the Bentley Campus.

On Friday 2 December 2016, over 50 Physics students and staff from 1966 and beyond gathered in the Physics Building at Curtin University for a 50 year reunion. It was incredible to see so many people reconnecting after 50 years of being apart!

Tom Grace and Fred Deshon (Associateship in Applied Physics 1966), with assistance from longstanding Adjunct Professor Mervyn Lynch and Melat Habtemariam from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, coordinated an impeccable event whilst working incredibly hard to find so many graduates and staff members from the very early years.

We would like to sincerely thank them for their time and contribution to Curtin’s alumni community. We would also like to make special mention of the Department of Physics and Astronomy for hosting the reunion.

Occupational Therapy Class of 86 reunion

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The Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) graduating class of '86 had a wonderful time reconnecting with each other at their Occupational Therapy 30 Year Reunion on Saturday 24 September 2016 at Tastebudds Cooking Studio, Highgate WA.

This event was kindly organised by our Class Champions Marina Ciccarelli, Sally Hunter and Jo Bradbury with the help of some of their classmates. The Office of Advancement team has been supporting them in reconnecting with lost alumni.

In this reunion photo you will find:
Back row (L-R): Coralie Peet; Liz Shepherd; Lisa Olsen; Carole Shaw; Sally Hunter; Kim Proctor; Phillip Smith; Narelle Higson
Front row (L-R): Lisa Cox; Sandra Wallace; Jo Bradbury; Marina Ciccarelli; Veronica Yeo; and Linda Blyth

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2015 MBA Reunion

More than 30 graduates from the MBA Class of 2015 reunited on Friday 28 October 2016 to celebrate a year without assignments, frameworks, group projects and class presentations. The reunion, which took place at the Grand Bar and Bistro in Perths' CBD, was kindly organised by Michael Rowe, one of the class of 2015.

1995 and 1996 Civil Engineering catch up

Over 15 Civil Engineering graduates from 1995 and 1996 caught up on Saturday 22 October 2016 in Perth's CBD. The former classmates reminisced about their time on campus, and shared their journeys since leaving Curtin. It was a great night had by all.

Mechatronic Engineering alumni sundowner

On Friday 26 August 2016, almost 60 Mechatronic Engineering alumni, staff and current students gathered at Curtin University's Engineering Pavilion for a casual catch-up. It was great to see so many people reconnecting with old classmates. We are now looking forward to making this an annual alumni event.

Chemical Engineering alumni sundowner

In preparation for Curtin's Chemical Engineering department's 35th anniversary in 2017, alumni, staff and current students gathered together on 12 August 2016 at the Generous Squire for a social sundowner. A great night was had by all and we reconnected with over 50 Chemical Engineering graduates from 1988 to 2015. We are now looking forward to a bigger celebration in 2017.

If you are a Chemical Engineering graduate and would like to have your say about how you would like to celebrate and be involved in the 35th anniversary, you can do so via the online form.

1974 Diploma of Education (early childhood) reunion

On Sunday 22 May 2016 over 15 graduates from the Diploma of Education (early childhood) class of 1974 met at the Windsor Hotel for a social gathering. Some of the attendees had not reconnected with their former classmates for over 40 years. Thank you to Anne-Marie Pickford (Paxton) and Janet Bell (Peck) for organising the successful reunion and to all those that helped to reconnect everyone.

Mechanical Engineering class of 2006 reunion

On Friday 29 April 2016 the Mechanical Engineering Class of 2006 celebrated 10 years since completing their Curtin degree. The social event was held at the Curtin Tavern, with nostalgic sustenance from Georges Kebabs to bring back memories of Friday nights at Curtin. Thank you to Tristan Rees for coordinating the event. If you are a class of 2006 graduate, please visit the Mechanical Engineering class of 2006 LinkedIn page.

WA School of Mines long table luncheon and medal awards ceremony

Coinciding with Curtin's February graduation ceremonies, the WA School of Mines Alumni (WASMA) held a long table luncheon and award ceremony on Thursday 25 February at Curtin Stadium. The luncheon welcomed the class of 2015 to WASMA, congratulated medal recipients from each WA School of Mines department and celebrated the class of 1991 on their 25th anniversary since graduation. With over 123 WA School of Mines alumni, staff and students in attendance, the event was a great success. Thank you to Ann Meyer from the WA School of Mines Alumni for coordinating this annual event.

Occupational Therapy class of 85 reunion

On Saturday 15 August 2015, the class of 85 celebrated 30 years of graduation as Occupational Therapists from WAIT. It was a great event held in the School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work on campus and we had 24 of the 36 alumni present, including three who flew in from interstate. Thank you to Sharon Keesing, Andrew Whyte, Angus Buchanan, Debbie Wraight and Lorraine Johnson for organising such a successful reunion and all those who helped to reconnect everyone.

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Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) reunion

In July 2015, Curtin University welcomed back over 300 WAIT graduates for a weekend of exciting activities. The reunion commenced with a formal dinner on Friday night at the Hyatt Regency, followed by a series of lectures and networking events at Bentley campus on Sunday.

WAIT Reunion Dinner

WAIT reunion dinner. Photo by Alana Blowfield.

WAIT Reunion Dinner

WAIT reunion dinner. Photo by Alana Blowfield.

WAIT Reunion Sundowner

Sundowner in the John Curtin Gallery. Photo by Alana Blowfield.

WAIT Reunion Morning Tea

Morning tea in the Council Chambers Foyer. Photo by Alana Blowfield.

 

If you and your classmates would like to organise your class reunion, get in touch with the Office of Advancement team at alumni@curtin.edu.au so we can assist you.