Trinity Lutheran College is proud to have played a role in the lives of many remarkable men and women who have gone on, with confidence, courage and character, to contribute to a better world. They have made a positive impact in all walks of life – innovative architects, committed doctors, dedicated parents, passionate teachers, exceptional engineers, incredible artists, brilliant businesswomen and amazing athletes. Our Alumni community provides these remarkable men and women with a collective support group that extends to all corners of the globe.

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Success Stories

Graduating from Trinity. Just the first of your many wonderful future achievements. Read about how Trinity Lutheran College alumni are pursuing rewarding careers, redefining their fields, and living their dreams.

Maggie Naouri

2006

Maggie trained at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), completing a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts in 2012. She was nominated for the 2016 AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role for her role as Anu Singh in Joe Cinque's Consolation.

Co-Written, Produced and Directed by Sotiris Dounoukos, Joe Cinque's Consolation was the top Australian production at the Australian Box Office in its opening week. Screening nationally around Australia, Joe Cinque's Consolation had its World Premiere as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival, where it sold out its two sessions in a matter of hours. It had its International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Of Maggie Naouri’s nomination, Dounoukos said, “Maggie’s AACTA nomination for Best Actress is recognition of her immense talent and courage as a performer, and the complexity, authenticity and honesty she brought to the role. This won’t be the last time that we’ll all see her work recognised or celebrated.” Maggie is best known for her role of Rose, on television’s Wentworth. During her time at VCA, Maggie appeared in numerous VCA theatre productions during her study including Tom Healy’s A Bright Room Called Day, Richard Murphet’s The Merchant of Venice, and Melanie Beddie’s Three Sisters. She also appeared in Lynton V. Harris’ Angoscia/The Freezer for Dreamworld. Maggie’s other television credits include Offspring and Neighbours.

Philippa Nelson

2000

Philippa is the founder of the Social Action Resource Network (S.A.R.N). S.A.R.N exists to equip and enable social action groups to better fulfil their vision and purpose in areas of social need.

Philippa is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand and works primarily with social action groups in developing countries, helping them to identify problem areas and create solutions through more strategic analysis. She also works to link them to key resources, in particular knowledge resources, that enable better operations, programs and impact in the community. She is currently developing a mentor network to create greater knowledge transfer between organisations and to link up groups that could potentially have mutually beneficial collaboration.

Cherie Hugo

1994

Cherie founded The Lantern Project, a national not-for-profit organisation that works to improve the health and quality of life of all older adults and Australians in aged care.

She graduated from Trinity in 1994 and completed a Bachelor of Health Science at Griffith University, Gold Coast. Cherie completed her Master of Nutrition and Dietetics in 1999 and jumped straight into working life as a clinical and private practice dietitian. She worked at John Flynn Hospital as the hospital dietician for ten years and Pindara Hospital for three years, simultaneously expanding her private practice and aged care facility visits over this time. Working with the elderly, it became increasingly clear that there was a problem in terms of nutrition in aged care.

Hayden Whitworth

1995

Hayden is currently Director of Strategic Partnerships at Christian Media Australia and CEO of Gold Coast radio station, Juice 107.3.

In his role with Christian Media Australia, Hayden helps national partners and clients to work with CMA's 45 Member Stations and the communities of some 3 million listeners they represent. He has been in this role for just under two years. Hayden is also CEO of Gold Coast radio station Juice 107.3, a station he re-branded and re-launched from the original small community radio station Life FM that it originally was. Approximately 169000 people tune into 107.3 each week on the Gold Coast and listen for an average of 13.4 hours. Juice1073 is a Community Radio Station operated by the Christian community to provide local families with the best available programming, local information and music, all backed with a Good Taste Guarantee so the whole family can enjoy quality radio without any awkward moments.

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