7 College News At the annual TCAC (Trinity College Associated Clubs) Dinner held in August, former Foundation Studies and current Residential College students Yuma Tamura and Junyi (Dennis) Qian were presented with medals for their Outstanding Contributions to Trinity life. The annual awards were organised this year by TCAC and outgoing social secretary, Alistair De Steiger. Yuma, a 2015 August Main student, joined the Residential College in 2016 and is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Melbourne. ‘Yuma has been doing fantastic things for bridging Residential College and Foundation Studies students,’ says Alastair. ‘She has been helping facilitate a variety of events between the students, and has stepped up to be a student coordinator this semester.’ In May, Trinity College welcomed Mr Charles Sitch as the new Chairman of the Trinity College Board. Charles is director of Spark New Zealand and Apiam Animal Health, and a committee member of the Melbourne Cricket Club. Previously, Charles spent twenty-four years at McKinsey and Company in New York, London and Melbourne. At McKinsey, he was a leader of the retail, consumer and marketing practices. In New York, Charles led North American recruiting. In 2002, Charles was awarded the President’s Medal for services to the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. From 2006–2008 he was a board member of the Melbourne Football Club and from 2012–2017 was on the board of the Robin Boyd Foundation, being chairman from 2014 until March this year. Charles was a resident student at Trinity in 1980. He was an adviser to the College from 2001–2010 and joined the board in 2011. Charles has taken an active role in the Governance, Nominations and Remuneration Committee, and was formerly the chair of both the Pathways School Business Committee and the Executive Committee of the Foundation. He continues to regularly attend College events, including Founders and Benefactors, and the Cordner Oration, as well as various reunions. Charles succeeds Mr Jim Craig, who served as Chairman of the Board for the past four years. Yuma says the support she gives to students ‘is the right thing to do’. ’Receiving an award like this means it’s being acknowledged by everyone,’ she says. Dennis, originally from China, was a 2016 February Main student. He is currently in first year at the University studying for a Bachelor of Science. He loves taking photos and is ‘shining’ as College photographer, for which he received his award. ‘It’s my first semester in the Residential College, but this kind Jim chaired the Buildings and Grounds Committee from 2009–2013 and became board chairman in 2013 at a time when the College was in a phase of significant transformation. Under his leadership the Board provided strategic vision, revised its governance structure, and provided support that has enabled us to continue our success. The College is extremely fortunate to have these two dynamic, accomplished and committed members of the Trinity community leading the organisation through such a critical stage in our progress. NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO TRINITY LIFE of award makes me feel integrated with the community and the College as a whole,’ he says. BY TIM FLICKER BY SARAH LAWRIE Yuma Tamura and Dennis Qian show off their medals for their outstanding contribution to Trinity life. Chairman of the Board, Mr Charles Sitch.