Both staff and student alumni will be celebrated during UQ's Centenary year.
Photo courtesy UQ Archives.
Both staff and student alumni will be celebrated during UQ's Centenary year. Photo courtesy UQ Archives.
10 December 2009

The University of Queensland will celebrate the achievements and successes of its students and staff throughout the past 100 years with reunion celebrations planned in 2010.

Since opening its doors to the first students in 1911, UQ has played an instrumental role in the education of over 180,000 alumni.

Some of the University’s high profile alumni include Governor General Quentin Bryce, Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush, former Wallabies captain John Eales, former Singaporean Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Doctor Lee Boon Yang, and Queensland State Premier Anna Bligh.

“Our alumni, both staff and students, are the reason UQ has a solid history of making remarkable contributions to local, national and global communities,” UQ’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Greenfield said

“Our Centenary is a time to celebrate alumni, and to plan ways of using their achievements as a platform for success in the second century.”

Included in UQ’s Centenary celebrations is an alumni reunion weekend on July 2 – 4, 2010.

“If you’re a UQ alumnus, we invite you to get in touch with us, and share in our alumni celebrations,” Pro-Vice Chancellor (Advancement) Clare Pullar said.

“This weekend is about reconnecting with old friends from classes and colleges, sharing and celebrating your successes and reminiscing about the years that were.”

As part of the Centenary celebrations, UQ also invites alumni to share their UQ stories online.

“Our first 100 years are underpinned by the stories of our alumni, and their achievements and memories deserve to be shared with each other and the greater community,” Ms Pullar said.

The University, which was established by the Queensland State Government in celebration of its Golden Jubilee, will also be holding an event for the entire community on April 18, 2010.

For more information visit the UQ Centenary website

Media: Shannon Price, Centenary Communications Officer (07 3346 7660)