Karin Dunsford appointed Director of Centenary Engagement

To help engage alumni and friends of St Mark’s in celebrating our Centenary in 2025, the College has recently appointed Ms Karin Dunsford as Director of Centenary Engagement.

Karin is currently Director of Marketing and Community Engagement at Adelaide’s Walford Anglican School for Girls, and will start at St Mark’s in July.

Events to mark the Centenary of St Mark’s will include the Gala Dinner on the 100th anniversary of the official opening of the College in 1925 (Saturday 15 March 2025), which promises to be a great College reunion, and the launch of the College history currently being written by our Centenary historians, Associate Professor Paul Sendziuk and Dr Carolyn Collins.

These and other events, including for Founders’ Day, will be planned by a Centenary Events Planning Committee of Old Collegians and friends of St Mark’s, which is currently being formed. It will work closely with the College’s events manager, Carol Atkinson, with Karin Dunsford as Director of Centenary Engagement, and with the Head of College, Professor Don Markwell AM.

Karin Dunsford graduated from Flinders University with a BA, majoring in English and History, and a Diploma of Education. She later earned a graduate diploma and then a Masters of Business Administration at UniSA.

After early career work as a teacher, Karin has worked for a little over 30 years in community-building and development roles at Walford, Prince Alfred College, and St Andrew’s School – reflecting her passionate commitment to advancing education in South Australia.

“I very much look forward to working to help as many people as possible connect or re-connect with St Mark’s as the College heads to its Centenary”, she said.

“The Centenary is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved, and to help to steer the College strongly into its second century, celebrating the best of St Mark’s over the last 100 years while doing all we can to support the students of today and of tomorrow.”

More information about the Centenary, including Centenary events, will be posted from time to time here.

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