In 2018, MLC’s Old Collegians Club was thrilled to announce the appointment of Patrons Fran Keller (Woolhouse 1948, deceased) and Anne Scott OAM (Simpson 1957).
OCC Patrons hold a special position within the MLC community, acting as ambassadors for the College and its alumnae, wherever in the world they are located.
A teacher at MLC from 1973 – 1990, Fran Keller (Woolhouse 1948, deceased) touched the lives of many students, particularly in her role as the inaugural Head of MLC’s Junior Secondary School, to which she was appointed when MLC’s four schools were established by former Principal, David Loader.
As a student, Fran boarded at MLC during the 1940s, while her daughter attended the College during the years she was on the school’s teaching staff. Fran joined the Old Collegians’ Club when she finished her secondary education and served as President in 1986.
Anne Scott OAM (Simpson 1957) attended MLC from the age of six until she completed her Leaving Certificate. Her daughter and granddaughter are also past students. Anne served on the OCC Council for almost 20 years, including as its President from 2009 – 2010.
Anne says her long history of community contribution – beyond MLC she has made an enormous impact on the Girl Guides Association/Guides Australia, International Guiding, The Order of Australia Association and Rotary International – reflects the life lessons taught at MLC and Dr Wood’s famous reminder that “from those to whom much is given, much will be required.”
In Honour of Immediate Past OCC Patron Fran Keller (Woolhouse 1948)
The President, Council and members of the Old Collegians’ Club, acknowledge with enormous sadness the passing of Fran Keller on 22 May, 2020.
Fran will be remembered by many as a past student, MLC teacher, Head of Junior Secondary School, past parent, President of the OCC, Patron of the OCC and friend to all.
As a Patron, Fran took an enormous interest in all aspects of the Old Collegian’s Club, supporting its activities over many years. Sincere condolences to Fran’s family, as we give thanks for an exceptional life well lived.