The University Senior College Old Scholars' Association (USCOSA) is officially up and running thanks to a very dedicated group of USC Old Scholars. The inaugural committee was officially formed in December 2011.
As agreed upon by the committee, the objects of the association are:
- To bring together former students of the College
- To foster a sense of community amongst former students and maintain links with the College
- To develop a business network to benefit members
- To promote, give support and organise social, educational, recreational events and activities for the members
- To be a source of expert speakers to address current students
- To raise funds to provide school amenities and make available tuition scholarships to attend USC
We look forward to keeping you up to date with old scholar information and regular events via the USC newsletter, invitations and online social media forums. The USCOSA committee would like to invite you to join the Old Scholars' Association as a member. Member benefits include but are not limited to invitations to all USCOSA events, reduced ticket prices to events, networking opportunities and special offer opportunities.
USCOSA will be introducing a one-off life member fee of $100 or alternatively $20 per year subscription. For more information or If you would like a form to complete your application, please contact Carmen Bishop in the USC Development Office on 08 8313 8370 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachael Ingleton (Class of 2013), Chairperson
Rachael Ingleton graduated from University Senior College in 2013 and is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies at the University of Adelaide. Since beginning her degree Rachael has undertaken study overseas in both China and Europe. She has also been involved in public speaking opportunities, representing the University of Adelaide at the Australian National Debating Championships, and competing in the Grand Final of Adelaide Law School moots.
Joshua Gutteridge (Class of 2004), Vice Chair
Graduating from University Senior College in 2004, Joshua studied at the University of South Australia and graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Commercial Law) in 2011. In 2010, he commenced work in the Government of South Australia’s Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology as a Graduate Human Resources Officer working in Organisational Development. Joshua has since worked for three years as Ministerial Liaison to the Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills. Currently, he is a Senior Project Officer within SA Health’s Finance and Business Services Division, Office for Business Review and Implementation. Joshua has also been a member of numerous committees within the South Australian Government.
Samuel Bost (Class of 2013), Chairperson Support
Samuel Bost is currently in his third year of studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Petroleum) at the University of Adelaide. Samuel is also the Founder and Managing Director of the tuition and student networking organisation, Connect Tutoring. Samuel works closely with students, teachers, tutors and schools across South Australia with the goal of helping students reach their academic potential. Samuel’s goal is to be an integral part in achieving success in the exploration and sustainable production of oil and gas, as well as continuing to help current students through tuition and mentorship.
Olga Pandos (Class of 2013), Secretary
Olga Pandos is currently studying a Double Degree in Law and Science, with majors in Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of Adelaide. Olga also co-founded the Adelaide University Asylum Seekers Association, which advocates for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. She has also pursued work experience in criminal law and continues to volunteer at various organisations.
Adam Dixon (Class of 2005), Treasurer
Adam Dixon completed a Business Diploma after attending USC and began working for Westpac. During which he began studying a Bachelor of Applied Finance at the University of South Australia. After completing his studies he worked within a branch until being accepted in to AMP's prestigious Horizon Program in which he undertook a professional year in financial planning. He is now a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and undertaking his studies to become a Certified Financial Planner. He has recently joined the Financial Planning team at Statewide Superannuation.
Celia Le (Class of 2006), USC Council Member
Celia Le graduated from University Senior College in 2006. Then in 2011, she graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours). Celia is an Associate at national commercial law firm Piper Alderman specialising in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Celia is a member of several committees and boards, including the University Senior College Council, Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee, and Law Society of South Australia Justice Access Committee.
Marielle Smith (Class of 2004)
Marielle Smith holds a first class honours degree from the Australian National University and a Masters of Public Policy and Administration with Distinction from the London School of Economics. Marielle currently works as a Senior Adviser to the Hon Julia Gillard, 27th Prime Minister of Australia, is a Board Member of Transit Systems, Australia’s largest private provider of franchised public transport services, and a Board Member of the State Procurement Board in South Australia.
Callum Di Sario (Class of 2012)
Callum Di Sario is a final-year Bachelor of Laws student at the University of Adelaide and has a passion for public law. Callum volunteers at Multicultural Youth South Australia and also serves as the IT Officer for the Adelaide University Law Students' Society.