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Laura and Cal: Warrnambool Res alumni

  • Blog
  • 3 min video
  • Posted August 2023

Laura Phelan (née Mirtschin) (BEd ’20) and Callum Smythe (BEnvSc(Hons) ’22) returned to Warrnambool residences to reminisce about their time studying and living on the banks of the beautiful Hopkins River.

Now a Deakin staff member, Cal remembers balancing high level Lacrosse with study and diving expeditions, while Laura has moved on to primary teaching in regional Victoria, following a very successful academic experience at Deakin.

Deakin Residential Services is delighted to celebrate 50 years of student accommodation throughout 2023. We are sharing stories of alumni who have lived and studied with us over the last 50 years, as well as bringing past ressies together for three great reunion events.

Read more about this significant milestone here.

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Sam Johnstone Manager, Experience and Engagement

Sam Johnstone is Manager, Experience and Engagement at Deakin Residential Services. With a background in engagement and student experience roles across Deakin and the wider Higher Education sector, Sam is passionate about supporting students to reach their full potential.

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