News Archive

2017

Valedictory Dinner 2017

This year thirty four students were presented to the College as Valedictorians at a formal .. read more

Appointment of Student Counsellor at Cromwell College

To the Cromwell Community I am very pleased to be able to announce the appointment of Dr Vic.. read more

Dedication of Old Collegian’s Court

The lawn and gardens out from the dining room and deck, and between Dowling and Han wings.. read more

The investiture of Mr Ben de Jong

It is with great pleasure that I write to applaud the investiture of Mr Ben de Jong a.. read more

All the best Tammi!

As a small staff team we enjoy celebrating milestones! Tammi Von Hollen (Catering Attendant) lea.. read more

Cultural Dinner 2017

Cultural Dinner was held on the 19th September, 2017 and was a great success to wrap up and cele.. read more

BEL Academic Breakfast with Cromwell alumni Stewart Glynn

On Wednesday 6th September Stewart Glynn visited the College to meet with a small group of stude.. read more

Academic Dinner 2017

The annual Academic Dinner was held on Tuesday 22 August. Guest Speaker was Mafico Nkosana who f.. read more

ONE GIRL, Do It In A Dress and Cromwell

On Tuesday 5th September Ms Sharni Kelly from the One Girl organisation spoke at our formal dinn.. read more

Celebrating a Life – Fred Deckers (1952 - 2017)

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Crommie soccer stars again!!!

I am happy to announce that this year the Crommie girls football team won the ICC competition ag.. read more

NAAUC Report 2017

This year the 49th annual NAAUC conference was held at Mannix College, within Monash University in M.. read more

Cromwell's Youngest Supporter!

First year student Tom Jensen (Stanthorpe) brought his daughter Indy to meet his friends at the .. read more

The Passing of Fred Deckers (Maintenance Manager)

I write with very sad news. I received a message from Elizabeth Deckers saying that Fred had pas.. read more

QUT v UQ Moot

Five Cromwell students attended the UQ vs QUT ‘Grudge Moot’ on Thursday, 3 August 20.. read more

Strong Academic Culture at Cromwell

With a small number of results still to be factored in, the Cromwell Grade Point Average for fir.. read more

Cromwellian Heads to Broadway!

Chris "Prawn" Erasmus joined Cromwell in 2011 having previously completed a Bachelor of Drama De.. read more

Crommies in Canada

Moisha's Steakhouse in rue Saint Laurent, Montreal was a great venue for Ross and Jenny Switzer .. read more

RED FROGS GALA DINNER 2017

On Tuesday 13 June a number of staff and students attended the Red Frogs (http://au.redfrogs.com.. read more

All for Onesie, Onesie for All

Last Thursday June the 1st - and the first day of winter - Cromwell had a "Onesie/PJs Day" to ra.. read more

Cromwell giving to charities' Winter Appeals

Cromwell College has been replacing our old blankets and bedspreads that are used for conference.. read more

"Living below the line......"

On Tuesday 23rd May the last formal dinner for the semester was held. It was a special occasion.. read more

Dr Gray returns to Cromwell

Our guest speaker on 9th May was Dr Brenton Gray. After graduating with an Honours degree, majo.. read more

Winter Wonderland Boat Cruise

Boat Cruise 2017 was held on the 29th of April, and was great success for both Hannah Gunn .. read more

Campus Lodge Welcome Dinners Semester 1 2017

The welcoming and connecting together of students at Campus Lodge has been a great success this .. read more

ANZAC Cup AFL captained by Hayley Canton

Past Cromwell College Students' Association President Hayley 'Scootin' Canton (2010-12) had the .. read more

COCA Trivia Night in support of Charles 'Peki' Butler

On Saturday night 22nd April, COCA held a trivia night to support Charles ‘Peki’ But.. read more

Commemorating ANZAC Day 2017

Our guest speaker at the ANZAC Day formal dinner was Major Michael Sheehan. Major Sheehan ha.. read more

Alumni Drinks in London

On Saturday 8 April, some UK Crommies caught up with Ross and Jenny Switzer at Hornimans Pub near Lo.. read more

Spencer Howson talks radio

On Tuesday 11 March the College was privileged to have ABC broadcaster, journalist, writer and e.. read more

Dr Marjan Jones talks dentistry and student life

On Tuesday 28th March, Dr Marjan Jones was our guest speaker at the second formal dinner for the.. read more

A week of Cromwell celebrations

Last week was a busy week of celebrations at Cromwell......Friday 7th April is one of our busies.. read more

Cromwell's "College Idol"

College Idol was a whole lot of fun and great success for Cromwell with Gracie Manthey bringing .. read more

Hair today, gone tomorrow......

On March 27th Cromwell College hosted its annual fundraiser event for Shave for a Cure. The nigh.. read more

ICC Swimming Carnival - Cromwell comes 2nd

The first inter-college event of the 2017 sporting year was the swimming carnival held on the 10.. read more

Blast from the Past for 1982 Students!

Friday 17 March saw three former Cromwell students from the 1980’s drop in to say hello and ha.. read more

Life after Cromwell- shopping at Coles!

Last month Jenny Switzer (wife of the Principal) bumped into some of our 2016 Cromwellians at In.. read more

2010 Student Leaders Dinner

Saturday 11 March saw some of the students leaders from 2010 return to Cromwell for a home cooke.. read more

P WEEK 2017

To assist in preparing the Resident Assistants (RA’s) and Executive (Exec.) for their leadersh.. read more

Red Frogs "Deck Party"

Last Thursday was the first Thursday “night out” for the College. Although a number .. read more

Welcoming our 2017 Freshers @ O Week

On the 19th of February 2017, we welcomed 118 new faces to Cromwell. The Freshers spent the week.. read more

Commencement Dinner 2017

This year one hundred and eighteen new students (Freshers) were inducted into Cromwell at the Co.. read more


2016

Hats and Tails high tea for the Melbourne Cup

Cromwell College went all out for the Melbourne Cup 2016 - Matthew and the kitchen staff did a w.. read more

Cultural Dinner dedicated to the White Ribbon Foundation

This year's Cultural Dinner was organised by Cultural Convenor Antonia 'Switch' O'Flaherty and d.. read more

Cromwell Girls AFL in Grand Final

Last Friday night saw the culmination of weeks of training and hard fought games when our Crommie gi.. read more

Cromwell does 'Do It In A Dress' - will you?

Throughout the month of October, Cromwell students will be wearing school dresses each day to pr.. read more

CromWellness Week continued.....

......Wednesday of CromWellness week saw psychologist Sheldon Pace return to college to talk abo.. read more

Dr Lavinia Codd talks about her research and recovery from stroke

Our guest speaker at our last standard formal dinner on Tuesday 6th September was Dr Lavinia Cod.. read more

Cromwell College @ the National Student Leadership Forum

Each year Cromwell College sends two delegates to the National Student Leadership Forum in Canbe.. read more

Cromwell College takes 3rd place in ICC One Act Play

After over a month of rehearsals, the Cromwell College One Act Play group performed at 6pm at th.. read more

"Renny" dinners @ Cromwell

Every year each corridor is invited to dinner with our Principal, Ross, and his wife, Jenny. Our.. read more

Formal dinner with UQYAP

On Tuesday 9 August Mr James Tierney was our guest speaker at our formal dinner. James is the Ac.. read more

Cromwell takes out the ICC Girls Soccer competition

The Cromwell girls’ soccer team was successful in taking out the ICC Girls' Soccer competi.. read more

Sophie our Student President turns 21 today!

Today we celebrated the 21st birthday of Sophie 'Hazard' Davis, our 2016 Student President, alon.. read more

Cromwell College bakes for #RSPCAcupcakeday

Cromwell College took part in the RSPCA Cupcake Day on Wednesday 17th August. Many thanks to th.. read more

CromWellness Week off to a great start....

Monday was the first day of Cromwell's first Wellness Week. To kick it off we had UQ psychologis.. read more

Cromwellness Week – A Great Initiative

Through the hard work of Students’ Association Vice President, Melissa Morshead, this week.. read more

Undefeated Crommie Soccer Stars

Our Crommie girls’ soccer team have started the season with a bang with remaining undefeat.. read more

Cromwell Shines in ICC Oratory Competition

Craig (Mastin) Land gave two impressive speeches representing Cromwell College at the Inter-Coll.. read more

Remember ~ Reconnect ~ Relaunch

COCA's inaugural Presidents’ Dinner was held on the evening of Saturday the 16th of July. .. read more

Vale: thea Gaia née Dorothy Ivy Wacker

On 15th May, 2016 thea Gaia left this earth which was her home for 85 years. thea (her.. read more

The Portugal Wire

Olá from Portugal! I’m a former Cromwellian (2003-2005) and sinc.. read more

Please help "Kostya"

I am writing this article in the hope that Crommie Ticker is still well and truly alive, because.. read more

Dr Stephen Ganko speaks about “Lucky Soup”

On Tuesday 24 May Dr Stephen Ganko was our guest speaker at the last formal dinner for semester .. read more

Anzac Day AFL in France

Over the 2016 Anzac Day weekend, the 8th annual Anzac Cup took place in Villers-Bretonneux, Fran.. read more

Cec Fairbank turns 60!

Cec Fairbank is a real treasure. She has been a dedicated catering attendant at Cromwell College.. read more

Cromwell Civil Engineering/Town Planning Students Consult Lord Mayor

On 11 May six Cromwell students had the opportunity of attending a breakfast held at the Pullman.. read more

Dr John Harrison talks technology

On 10th May our guest speaker for the evening was Dr John Harrison. John holds a PhD in Compute.. read more

Successful “Land Cruise” Cultural Event!

One of the most adored events of the year, the Annual Cromwell College Students’ Associati.. read more

Superb Effort at Choralfest

For seven weeks, the Choralfest group rehearsed multiple times a week to perfect their performan.. read more

XTREME CHESS 2016

This year, the chess competition was rejuvenated by conveners Zac Grady and Kayne Croft. The Cr.. read more

Allied Health and Information Technology Academic Breakfasts

On Thursday 5th May we were lucky enough to have Claire Griffin (fresher name Granger) visit the.. read more

Cromwell Students Celebrate Anzac Day

Students had the opportunity to commemorate Anzac Day at the formal dinner on Tuesday 26 April. .. read more

Successful Preparation (P) Week for Student Leaders

Sunday 14 February, after many long months of being separated, saw 36 Cromwellians who are the s.. read more

“Beer, Pizza and the Meaning of Life”

A highlight of the voluntary spiritual activities at Cromwell so far this semester was the .. read more

Cromwell Fresher Rugby defeats St Leo’s College

This year, Cromwell College has had a strong interest and participation in the UQ Colleges&rsquo.. read more

Cromwell's Most Popular Birthday!

Thursday 7 April was a festive day as 5 of the Cromwell family celebrated their birthdays! This .. read more

Olympian Alana Boyd - Formal Dinner 12th April

Our guest speaker on Tuesday 12 April was dual Olympian and two-time Commonwealth Games champion.. read more

Farewell Sarah Nolan

The Cromwell College community said farewell to Ms Sarah Nolan (Assistant Business Manager) at a.. read more

Cromwell Stars at College Idol

On the 17th March the annual competition “Cromwell Idol” saw competitors from the fr.. read more

2015

A Merry Christmas with COCA

On Saturday the 5th of December, COCA kicked off the festive season with ‘Drinks on the De.. read more

Law Students Gain Professional Insights

On Thursday 15 October eight students, currently studying Law at either UQ or QUT, attended an A.. read more

Good Luck to the Valedictorians of 2015

Tuesday the 27th of October marked the last formal dinner for 41 Cromwell Valedictorians. This e.. read more

Outstanding Teamwork in ICC Dancefest

The ICC Dancefest was held on the night of the 14th of October in the UQ centre. A good show is alwa.. read more

Cromwell Ball a Huge Success

The Annual Cromwell College Students’ Association Ball was held on the weekend of the 9th .. read more

Nine students with perfect GPA’s of 7.0

A highlight each year is the Academic Dinner which was held on Tuesday 25 August. The guest spea.. read more

Matthew Wilkie speaks at Academic Breakfast

On Friday 9 October students studying Human Movement/Nutrition were provided with the opportunit.. read more

Rosies Representative Speaks at Formal Dinner

On Tuesday 8 September Clare Scoble spoke at the formal dinner and gave an insight into the work.. read more

Hamish Lemmey Heads to Oxford

Following the stories of our Alumni is an important part of keeping our community connected. One.. read more

Alison Ariotti Shares Insight into the Field of Journalism

On Wednesday 9 September students studying Journalism or Communication had the opportunity to me.. read more

Reconnect with Cromwell and COCA

On the 27th of August COCA and the Cromwell College foundation invited all Old Cromwellians.. read more

Success at First Industry Breakfast

On Thursday 20 August physiotherapy students at Cromwell were treated to a breakfast with Mr Aaron L.. read more

Semester 2 Sport Kicks Off

After a big Semester 1 of sport, Cromwell kicked-off its Semester 2 sporting campaign last night.. read more

Tutorial Program at Cromwell

At Cromwell, academic support of all students is a priority because we recognise the importance .. read more

Zambia Service Program assisted by UQ Advantage Grant

Preparations are almost complete for the second group of Cromwell students to travel across to t.. read more

Semester 1 Sport Review 2015

Female Sport By Nikki 'Olle' Charles - Female Sports Executive and Residential Assistant .. read more

Cultural Review Semester 1 2015

By Chris 'Shutterbug' Anderson - Cultural Executive and Residential Assistant .. read more

Red Frogs and Cromwell College

On Tuesday 26 May, the CEO and founder of Red Frogs, Andy Gourley, presented an entertaining and.. read more

Prime Minister meets Cromwell Students

On Tuesday 20 May a group of students and administrative staff had the opportunity of attending .. read more

Corridor Dinners with Jenny Switzer

Cromwell consists of seventeen residential corridors each of which offer pastoral support throug.. read more

Formal Dinner 12 May

On Tuesday 12 May Cromwell was delighted to have Mrs Trish Munn speaking at our Formal Dinner. Trish.. read more

ICC Regatta 2015

ICC Regatta was held on Sunday May 24th at Somerville House Rowing Sheds, the culmination of two.. read more

2014

Open Day - Sunday 3 August

In conjunction with the UQ Open Day, Cromwell College will as well be “open” this Su.. read more

Cromwell Community Mourns MH17 Victims

Among those lost on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 were Toowoomba couple Dr Roger Guard and Dr J.. read more

Cromwell Spirit at ICC Rowing Regatta

It's widely regarded amongst the Colleges that the ICC Regatta is one of the premiere events on .. read more

Staff and RA's WHS Development

The Principal has commissioned an external company to work consultatively with staff (including .. read more

Cromwell Netball Team Excels

In 2014 a group of exceptionally competitive Crommie girls set out to prove Cromwell's sporting .. read more

Inter Collegiate Fun - Emmanuel College Ball

On 9 May, Emmanuel College held its annual Ball, with the theme for 2014 being "Unbelievaball". .. read more

Student Publications Committee Formed

In a technology oriented world where students are more concerned with likes on posts than how ma.. read more

Successful Fresher Rugby Team

This month saw the Cromwell Fresher Rugby Team assert themselves as the dominant co-ed College i.. read more

University Medal to Geoffrey White

Cromwell received the outstanding news recently that Mr Geoffrey White (Student Adviser Academic.. read more

Zambia Service Project to the "Village of Hope"

Preparations are almost complete for the first group of Cromwell students to travel across to th.. read more

Cromwell Debating Team Success

Cromwell College has always been excellent at Debating. However, this year our debaters have ex.. read more


2013

Past Student Transplant Hero Gives Back

Article in the Courier Mail, 1 November 2013, page 30, by Brittany Vonow. Obstacles are ther.. read more

World Records For Cromwell Student

Cromwell College Vice President (2010) and Churchie Old Boy Monty Summers recently competed in t.. read more

First Class Honours Awarded to Cromwell's Student Advisor

Geoffrey White (Student Advisor Academic / Pastoral) at Cromwell College has been awarded First .. read more

Cromwell’s Great Academic Results

The final analysis of results has been completed and Cromwell students performed very well acade.. read more

Cromwell 1st XV Rugby Defeats UQ Gatton Campus

Wednesday 31 July saw Cromwell take on Gatton Campus in Open's Rugby. The game showed promise f.. read more

RA's Celebration Dinner

The Cromwell RA team celebrated what has been a great semester with dinner at a local cafe. It .. read more

Cromwell @ Choralfest 2013

The ICC Choralfest was held in the Performance Hall at Southbank TAFE on Monday 27 May with all.. read more

ICC Rowing Regatta

Cromwell rowed as hard as they could at the ICC Rowing Regatta at Yeronga recently, participati.. read more

Red Frogs Support Mini Ball

Cromwell’s annual Mini Ball, with the theme Fads and Faux pas, was held at the College on.. read more

Special Corridor Dinners

Each of the seventeen Cromwell corridors are invited to the Principal’s residence for a f.. read more

Cromwell’s Commitment at ICC Cross Country

The ten UQ Colleges at St Lucia Campus recently competed in the Inter College Council (ICC) Cro.. read more

Cromwell Family Connection

This year saw the third of the Baum brothers enrol at Cromwell. Liam Baum commenced this year st.. read more

Formal Dinner Alumni Speaker

Joshua Abbott (Cromwell 2010-2012) returned to the College recently with a mentor, Mr Cameron H.. read more

Under 20 Rugby Competition

The Under 20’s (Fresher Rugby) Competition is in full flight with the 7 Colleges with mal.. read more