Six Get the Gong

The Geelong College community congratulates six community members who were recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours. 

Chairman of The Geelong College Council, OGC 1966 and past parent, Dr Hugh Seward, was recognised as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his significant service to Australian rules football as a physician, particularly to the prevention and management of injuries. “Dr Seward has worked in Australian Football for 35 years to document injuries, monitor them over time and assist improvements in the safety of the game for players,” Principal Dr Peter Miller said.

Past parent, Member of Council (1999-2008), Chairman - Finance Committee (2001-2008) and Member - Finance Committee (1984-2008), Michael Dowling was also awarded a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community of Geelong through leadership with a range of social welfare, business and education organisations.

Lord Mayor of The City of Melbourne, OGC 1968 and past staff member, Robert Doyle was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for his eminent service to the people of Melbourne through local government, and his contribution to the community as a supporter of youth, social welfare and medical research foundations.

Andrew Lawson, OGC 1956 and past parent, was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division for his service to the community of Geelong.

Ian Howden (OGC 1946), of Waitara in NSW, also received a Medal of the Order of Australia for his extensive service to the community through Rotary and Probus clubs.

Rokewood's John Carr (OGC 1954) was also awarded an OAM for his service to rural health and to the community of Rokewood, through groups including Hesse Rural Health, the CFA, Landcare and the local Uniting Church.

“We congratulate these outstanding members of our community on this award and thank them for their significant service to The Geelong College and the community at large,” Dr Miller said.

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