Notable Alumni

Sancta Sophia College has been the residence of leading academics, social advocates and professionals since her founding in 1926; many have been recognised through the Sancta Alumni Awards and through the University of Sydney Awards. 

In Sancta’s 90th year the College paid tribute to the many alumni and friends who have contributed significantly to their profession, the community and the College over the years.

The 90 Notable Alumni and Friends were announced at the recent 90 Year Gala Dinner. You can see their full details in the booklet below.

The list is by no means exhaustive, nor do we believe it is definitive. It is merely the first step in recognising the many and varied people who have connections with Sancta and have made their mark on the world and/or the College.

We relied on archival records and recommendations from many who have had long associations with the College. The list could be so much longer, such is the rich vein of achievement and contribution amongst Sancta’s alumni and friends.

For the purposes of inclusion in this listing, notable alumni are: former students, friends or associates of the College who have demonstrated noteworthy, remarkable, outstanding, important, or significant contribution to their chosen field of endeavour or profession, or service to their community, society or the College, at a national or international level.

We congratulate each and every entrant on in the listing and are proud to be able to call them Sancta alumni. See Sancta’s 90 Notable Alumni and Friends listed in the booklet below (hint: click to go to full screen):

 

Other Notables?

Do you believe that there are people who should be similarly recognised? We welcome your contributions at any time. Please forward your suggestions to [email protected] with as much detail as possible.We are confident that as we move closer to our centenary year, many more recommendations will certainly come to light.

Some of Sancta’s notable alumni include:

Alumni  Community Members
Baroness Gardner of Parkes FR ’45 Dame Constance D’Arcy
Sir Michael Hintze AM John Lane Mullins
Clover Moore FR ’65 Sir Mark Sheldon 
Dr Wirginia Maixner FR ’82  Chancellor Sir Charles McDonald
Justice Jacqueline Gleeson FR ’84  Mr Justice William Sheldon
Justice Natalie Adams FR ’84  
Lee Lewis FR ’89  
Dr Ella Stack FR ’47  
Annabelle Chauncy FR ’04