Alumni News

Alumni News

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 …

John Monash Scholarship Awarded to Alex Makarowsky

14 December 2018

“We’re identifying the future leaders of Australia and the globe. These are the people who have the potential to change the world,” Jillian Segal AM., Chairman of the General Sir John Monash Foundation Graduate student of Adelaide University (Engineering Faculty) and resident of St Mark’s College Alexander Makarowsky has been awarded this year’s John Monash …

Celebrating 50+ Years

01 December 2018

It was such a pleasure to celebrate with Old Collegians who were at College over 50 years ago at the annual 50 Year Club Luncheon.  Old Collegians had the opportunity to meet up with peers and reminisce about their time at College and share their experiences since leaving. The Rev’d William Goodes (alum 1954-57) said grace …

Old Collegians reunite in Melbourne!

23 April 2018

What a night Victoria!  Over 40 Old Collegians and partners joined us recently for a lively reunion at the Hotel Windsor in Melbourne. Old Collegians who were at St Mark’s from 1950 right through to 2017 fondly shared their memories of College life and updated friends on life since College. The Master welcomed guests and shared …

Celebrating 50 Years!

27 November 2017

“St Mark’s has an incredible sense of community.  To you all here today, you play an integral role in the ongoing success of St Mark’s, be it in governance, as mentors, through providing academic and financial support to scholarships and the annual giving program, and many other ways. This is a legacy that we want to …

Prof John Finnis awarded honorary doctorate

17 May 2017

Along with 4750 graduates at the recent University of Adelaide graduation ceremonies, Professor John Finnis was one of nine eminent Australians awarded an honorary doctorate. Prof Finnis was awarded his Doctor of Laws on Saturday 6th May in recognition of his work as an Australian legal scholar and philosopher specialising in the philosophy of law, …

Our new Engineering graduates

28 April 2017

It was all smiles at the University of Adelaide Engineering graduations yesterday with a number of St Mark’s collegians receiving their Bachelor degrees after many late night projects and countless College tutorials. Particular congratulations to Tim Grinter who graduated third overall in his cohort of B.Engineering (Chemical), and Tom Muecke who was fourth overall in …