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“Overjoyed” and “forever grateful” for opportunities scholarships create

23 May 2022

One of the highlights of the recent dinner to mark the 40th anniversary of coeducation were speeches by two current women student leaders who took the opportunity to say “thank you” for the scholarships which have helped them to be at St Mark’s. The College Club President, Ms Caitlin Glascott, spoke of flourishing in College, …

“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 …

Professor Jonathon Allen appointed Dean of St Mark’s College

19 April 2022

An experienced university educator with a strong commitment to supporting students, Professor Jonathon Allen, has been appointed Dean of St Mark’s College in succession to Dr Andrés Villamizar, who has stood down due to ill health. The Dean plays a central role in the College’s support for students, which has been expanded significantly this year …

“Becoming the best version of yourself”: the 2022 academic year gets underway

06 April 2022

It seems like yesterday that our newest cohort of Collegians walked through the College’s front gates, met their RAs and collected their key cards, and lugged all their belongings to their new rooms. Later that day they were formally welcomed into the College and signed their names in the College Roll at the Admission Ceremony …

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 …

Remembering the Rev’d Malcolm McKenzie, our third Master

17 January 2022

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of the third Master of St Mark’s College, the Rev’d Malcolm McKenzie, who had served as Chaplain of the College from 1964 to 1967, and as Master from 1968 to 1977. Malcolm McKenzie (2 March 1934 – 7 January 2022) is remembered warmly as …

“A great day for South Australia” – unveiling of “stunning” portrait of Ian and Pamela Wall

07 December 2021

“A great day for Ian and Pamela Wall, a great day for St Mark’s, and a great day for South Australia” – this was the comment of the Premier of South Australia, the Hon. Steven Marshall MP, on Sunday’s unveiling of Tsering Hannaford’s joint portrait of Ian and Pamela Wall in the St Mark’s College …

Introducing our Centenary historians, Associate Professor Paul Sendziuk and Dr Carolyn Collins

26 November 2021

St Mark’s College has commissioned two highly regarded historians from the University of Adelaide, Associate Professor Paul Sendziuk and Dr Carolyn Collins, to write the College’s history for publication at the time of our Centenary in 2025. St Mark’s was officially opened on 15 March 1925, following some years of planning and fund-raising. A short …

The year concludes with reflections on gratitude, and awards for outstanding student achievements

26 November 2021

A year of superb student achievements – academic, sporting, cultural, and in community service – has been recognised with awards presented at the College’s recent Final Dinner. The Final Service and Dinner on Saturday 30 October were the climax of a jam-packed Term 4. A Quiz Night run by the Charitable Foundation raised a record …