It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our ‘oldest ever’ graduate, Dr Geoffrey Swan OAM. Geoffrey was a former school teacher and inspector, and completed a PhD and three masters degrees – most recently his Masters of Arts (Research) from QUT, which he completed in 2014, aged 87. He was also an active QUT alumnus, and served on many Department of Education Boards and Councils – many for Special Education. In 1987 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to children with special needs. Geoffrey’s friendship, enthusiasm and humour will be missed.