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Alumni Profiles

Steve Layt Steve Layt
Globally Experienced President/CEO

SCU Outstanding Alumnus of the Year 2015: From humble beginnings working in a fast-food outlet in Grafton, Steve Layt has gone on to be a leader in the global restaurant industry, including former president of the multi-billion dollar restaurant company Applebee's. Read more...

Lachlan Humphries Lachlan Humphries
Bachelor of Visual Arts
Extreme sport filmmaker / Creative Director, Clean Line Productions

Lachlan's studies at Southern Cross University, together with his love of snowboarding have shaped his career. Studying the visual arts degree enabled him to gain the creative control and edge needed to succeed in the creative arts industry. Read more...

Brendan Logan Brendan Logan
Bachelor Applied Science
Senior Manager with the Department of Primary Industries, New South Wales State Government.

My main role is to lead, plan and direct operations of the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypass Project. I was very lucky at the start of my career, I got a job with BHP Billiton's Technology Division in Newcastle New South Wales, that had a heavy focus on ground breaking ... Read more...

Tanietta de Launey Tanietta de Launey
Bachelor of Indigenous Studies
Native Title Cultural Heritage Liaison Officer, Peabody Energy and North East Wiradjuri Corporation

A former waitress, Tanietta decided she wanted a better life for herself and her four teenagers when she embarked on an Indigenous Studies degree, majoring in Trauma and Healing. Read more...

Samantha Joplin Samantha Joplin
Registered Provisional Psychologist, Kids Research Institute, The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours

University Medal recipient: "Receiving the University Medal has been life changing," Samantha said. "It has distinguished me from other graduates in what is a highly competitive field, allowing me to gain entry into a selective postgraduate program and kick-start my career". Read more...

Benedict Coyne Benedict Coyne
Queensland Convenor and National Committee Member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.

I am the state convenor so I oversee activities committee member and the chair of the new National Human Rights Act Sub-Committee.What I enjoy about the profession is using my expertise and knowledge that I've learnt from studying at Southern Cross University to afford people access to justice who wouldn't otherwise have it. Read more...