Old Scholars are an important part of the Immanuel community as they promote a culture of belonging to a tradition - a tradition that has been established and maintained for over 35 years.
The Immanuel Old Scholars' Association seeks to achieve close relations between Old Scholars and students by providing its members with opportunities to return to the College.
Students who attended Immanuel Lutheran College will become members of the Immanuel Old Scholars' Association. If you would like further information, please contact the Public Relations Office on (07) 5477 3448 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Year reunion – Saturday, 29 April 2017
20 Year reunion – Saturday, 12 August 2017
Class of 1992
With a degree in civil engineering from the University of Queensland, Cameron Hall has worked as an engineer, recruitment consultant and ski resort employee. He has worked and travelled through Europe, the United Kingdom, the Mediterranean, South America, East Africa, Canada and Mexico. After a number of years in Melbourne, Cameron returned to the Coast with his wife and three sons and is now the managing director of Hall Contracting, a leading international dredging, civil and marine engineering company.
Class of 1994
After working as an engineer for 10 years, Chad Carey decided to travel to South America. Not happy with the tour companies in the market place, he established his own travel company, Chimu Adventures, which specialises in tours to Latin America and Antarctica. Chimu is now Australia’s largest Antarctica adventure company. Chad’s confidence, knowledge and adventurous spirit have allowed him to realise his dreams, while having a whole lot of fun along the way.
Class of 1997
Senior Forensic Scientist Emily Orchard graduated from Immanuel with dreams of making a difference and she does this daily as a forensic technician with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. With a Master’s degree in Forensic Science and a Masters of Business Administration (Executive), Emily has worked with the Australian Federal Police in investigating murders in Timor Leste and assisted with the identification of deceased persons in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes and Victorian bushfires. Emily donates the annual Emily Orchard Science Award to the College to inspire students to pursue a career and passion for excellence in the sciences.
Class of 1998
Tristan Kurz, Dealer Principal of Coastline BMW, has a degree in International Business, is a keen linguist and employs more than 50 staff in his family-owned business.
A keen supporter of the College, Tristan supports a number of awards at Immanuel’s annual speech night including the Coastline BMW Male and Female Sports Person of the Year Award. Tristan is an outstanding role model and encourages younger students to give back to the community that has nurtured and provided them with myriad opportunities.
Class of 1999
Fashion Design and Business Owner
Natalie Miller is the co-owner and designer of holster® fashion, Australian’s leading jellies footwear brand. holster® is stocked in over 2,200 stores and boutiques worldwide including Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Natalie’s innovative designs feature A-grade jewels, studs and Swarovski® elements.
Natalie started the business 10 years ago with her husband Ben while on holiday in Bali. They secured a small loan and started importing belts, sandals and surf wear. After two years in business they added jelly shoes to their product range and they haven’t looked back. Natalie’s footwear collection is in high demand globally and celebs are often spotted wearing holster. Fashion icon Dannii Minogue is the face of the latest ‘Rockstar jelly’ style this season.
Class of 2001
Dual Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist and Professional Athlete
Old Scholar Alana Boyd is used to the dizzy heights of success, literally. As the Australian women’s national pole vault record holder, Alana has a long list of accolades and achievements including two Commonwealth gold medals from the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as representing Australia at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
Alana has been a special guest at the College on a number of occasions and has inspired a new generation of athletes, scholars and musicians by her commitment, loyalty and tenacity in achieving her goals.
Class of 2001
Kevin Kiernan-Molloy went from playing Macbeth in Year 12 to appearing in the WIN television series Underbelly. A stage, television and film actor, Kevin was encouraged to consider acting by his secondary school Drama teacher. He says his interest probably started by being an attention seeker and not having a problem speaking in front of crowds.
Fast forward a few years and a degree from the Victorian College of the Arts, Kevin has an eclectic and diverse range of achievements. When asked what advice he would give to aspiring actors, his response is to get into it for the right reasons; if you’re interested in people and you love telling stories, then go for it.
Melanie Wright OAM (nee Schlanger)
Class of 2003
Dual Olympic Gold Medallist and Professional Swimmer
Dual Olympic gold medallist Melanie Wright is a special friend to the College having returned twice in recent years to share her Olympic success. With an undergraduate degree in biomedical science and a Masters of Business Administration, Mel retired from swimming in 2016. She is currently studying medicine at Bond University.
Dr Paul Leschke
Class of 1997
When College Captain Paul Leschke was in Year 12, he thought he wanted to be a physiotherapist but wasn’t sure he’d get the OP required. Dr Paul Leschke graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) degree from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Newcastle. After nearly 20 years living away, Paul is back on the Coast heading up a world-first surgical unit at the new $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH).
As director of the hospital’s Interventional Radiology unit, Paul heads up a hybrid operating theatre which combines $2 million worth of ultrasound, CT and X-ray imaging equipment. For the first time in Australia, these components have been combined into a surgical theatre which will significantly improve diagnostic accuracy. The unit also offers Sunshine Coast residents diagnostic, imaging and surgical procedures which in the past, they would have had to travel to Brisbane for.