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Alumni News

Rebecca Keeley awarded inaugural Ivan Shearer Scholarship

03 June 2022

Ms Rebecca Keeley (St Mark’s 2012-14) has been awarded the inaugural Ivan Shearer Scholarship, which will help to enable her to study for a Masters of Business Administration at the University of Oxford. The Ivan Shearer Scholarship is made possible by a generous bequest by the late Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD (1938-2019), a distinguished …

“What a special night!” – marking the 40th anniversary of coeducation

17 May 2022

Seven of the first women students to come to St Mark’s when it became coeducational in 1982, the Master of the time (Professor Peter Edwards AM),  and the Eighth Master (Ms Rose Alywn) were among 140 guests at a brilliant dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of coeducation at the College recently. Collegians from every …

Profiling 40 St Mark’s women

31 March 2022

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the admission of women students to St Mark’s, we are publishing online profiles of 40 of the many remarkable St Mark’s women who have contributed to the College, their professions, or the wider community. Many thanks to everyone who has nominated St Mark’s women to be profiled. Profiles are …

“Punching above our weight” in South Australian politics

23 March 2022

Four Old Collegians were elected or re-elected to the South Australian Parliament in the State elections held on 19 March – including one appointed to be the third most senior minister in the new Government. Congratulations to – the Hon. Kyam Maher MLC (St Mark’s 1991-92, 1995-97) on being re-elected to the Legislative Council at the head …

Dr James Muecke AM appointed as Lieutenant Governor of South Australia

28 January 2022

Many congratulations to Dr James Muecke AM (St Mark’s 1982-87), who was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of South Australia on 27 January 2022. Australian of the Year in 2020, James Muecke is a pioneer in blindness prevention who has spent over 30 years pursuing humanitarian work. In 2008 he founded the not-for-profit organisation Sight …

Honours in the Order of Australia

27 January 2022

St Mark’s College congratulates the following members of our community for awards in the Order of Australia. Nicholas Lee OAM (St Mark’s 1988-90) was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia “for service to the community through the not-for-profit sector”.  Nicholas Lee founded the Jodi Lee Foundation in honour of his late wife, who passed …

Ivan Shearer Scholarship for study in Oxford or Cambridge – call for applications

03 November 2021

A generous bequest by the late Professor Ivan Shearer AM RFD has enabled the creation of the Ivan Shearer Scholarship to support St Mark’s Collegians to study at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge. An international law academic and practitioner who developed a high global reputation, Ivan Shearer (1938-2019) was Dean of …

Remembering Bob Hastwell, Bursar (1958-84) and Honorary Fellow

11 October 2021

Flags have recently flown at half-mast at the College in memory of the long-term and much-admired Bursar and Honorary Fellow, Robert Duncan (Bob) Hastwell (17 March 1927 – 29 September 2021). Bob Hastwell was a student at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, and joined the Commonwealth Bank in 1944, before enlisting to serve in the RAAF …

Remembering Honorary Fellow Richard Watson

24 June 2020

The College community mourns the passing of our Honorary Fellow Richard Wyndham Watson (5 September 1936 – 14 June 2020). Richard was a medical student at St Mark’s from 1956 to 1961, and later served the College in many capacities, including as a member of the College Council from 1976 to 1993, in which year …

Dr James Muecke AM named Australian of the Year for 2020

29 January 2020

The St Mark’s College community warmly congratulates Dr James Muecke AM, who was a resident student at St Mark’s from 1982 to 1987, on becoming Australian of the Year for 2020. The award, in recognition of James Muecke’s pioneering work in blindness prevention, was announced by the Prime Minister in a ceremony at the National …

St Mark’s College Reunion 1996-2000

18 September 2019

What a fantastic night! Over 20 Old Collegians and their partners joined us on Saturday for the 1996-2000 St Mark’s College Reunion. The Dean, Dr Areti (Ari) Metuamate welcomed Collegians back to St Mark’s who were students during 1996-2000. Throughout the evening, Collegians shared fond memories of their time at St Mark’s and their exciting …

Australia Day Honours 2019

29 January 2019

Congratulations to St Mark’s Old Collegians Mr Ian Wall AM (alumnus 1950-54), current Board member Dr Angela Evans AM (alumna 1982-84) and Professor Bruce Kemp AO (alumnus 1966-69), recognised with Australia Day Honours for making an impact locally and globally for their service and contribution in improving the lives of others in community health, research, business innovation, volunteerism …