Mark­ing 75 years of ser­vice

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THE New­man Col­lege com­mu­nity in Churchlands will hon­our one of its own this week.

Noel Hickey (93), who has had a long ca­reer in ed­u­ca­tion and al­most 40 years as a teacher and prin­ci­pal, will cel­e­brate 75 years as a Marist Brother on June 6.

His link to the Marists goes back to his board­ing days at the then Marist-run St Ilde­phon­sus’ Col­lege in New Nor­cia, where he ex­celled as a stu­dent and set the un­der-16 880-yard WA ath­let­ics record be­fore be­com­ing a Marist Brother in NSW in the early 1940s.

New­man Col­lege prin­ci­pal John Fin­neran paid trib­ute to the Kal­go­or­lie-born brother.

“His com­mit­ment to Catholic ed­u­ca­tion has en­hanced the lives of thou­sands of young peo­ple, both here in Aus­tralia and over­seas,” he said.

“At New­man Col­lege, Br Noel’s on­go­ing pres­ence is ex­em­pli­fied by his wis­dom, in­tel­lect and sup­port of our stu­dents, specif­i­cally his work in the ed­u­ca­tion sup­port cen­tre.”

Apart from his con­tri­bu­tion to the col­lege’s ed­u­ca­tion sup­port cen­tre, he also spent two hours ev­ery week for more than a decade vis­it­ing pa­tients in the Shen­ton Park head trauma unit.

New­man Col­lege and Perth Arch­bishop Timothy Costel­loe will hon­our his 75 years of re­li­gious life in a pri­vate re­cep­tion at the col­lege.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Marist Brother Noel Hickey. www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d483304

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