Our Accomplishments

Marcus Oldham College has made some wonderful changes within the college to its courses and facilities.

1962 Marcus Oldham opens its doors (14 students in Farm Management)
1963 Completion of East Wing
1974 Purchase of McDowall’s Property
1979 Introduction to the Horse Business Management Course and first female students to the College
1981 James Darling Resources Centre Library, Administration and Printing rooms incorporated
1983 McCann Stables developed
1984 Student Facility developed
1989
  • College Foundation established
  • The launch of the inaugural fundraising campaign $1.3 million raised
  • Arthur Beggs Centre developed
  • Indoor Riding Arena expanded
1990 Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Wing developed for residence
1992
  • Introduction of Agribusiness course
  • William Buckland Wing developed including additional lecture room and staff offices
1994 Law-Smith Wing developed for additional residences
1999 Introduction of Degree for Farm Business Management course
2000 Building for Excellence Campaign Launched
2002 Improvements to Equine facilities (seven new horse paddock shelters)
2003 The launch of the Student Financial Assistance program
2004
  • The launch of the Oldham Society – giving by the Bequest Program
  • Continued development of industry scholarship opportunities for students across all course programs
  • The launch of the Dr Alastair Mackenzie Wool Industry Scholarship Fund
2004/5
  • Completion of the refurbishment of residential accommodation (constructed in 1961)
  • Completion of toilet and shower block refurbishment (constructed in 1961)
  • Dining Room refurbishment
2005
  • Development of distance education programs
  • Building for Excellence campaign concludes $1.4 million raised
2006
  • Office space extensions to the computer centre
  • Building to commence in September/October
  • The Jubilee Campaign launched – Target $3 million
2006/7
  • Development of two new lecture rooms
  • Building to commence in December/January
  • Buckland Wing Extension (new classrooms) completed
  • Official Opening 17th May 2007
  • In excess of $300,000 raised for the project
  • Inaugural Golf Day at Moonah Links
  • In excess of $65,000 raised for the National Jockeys Trust and Marcus Oldham Equine Facilities Project
2008
  • Inagural Foundation Golf Day at Eynesbury. In excess of $75,000 raised for the Marcus Oldham College Dining Room re-development
  • Part proceeds donated to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) Schools Education Program
  • Centre for the Study of Rural Australia – launched in May
2009
  • Annual Golf Day at Eynesbury – raised over $35,000 with part proceeds to CFA
  • Refurbishment of original (1962) lecture rooms and student/staff courtyard
  • The opening of Ivo Dean Centre (Dining room and function centre) and landscaping of courtyard
  • April $900,000 gift from the RC & EC (Cappur) Webb Trust
2010
  • Annual Golf Day at Eynesbury – raised over $40,000 with part proceeds to SecondBite
  • The opening of Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Stable Complex (9 stable, 5-day yard, tack room, feed room and wash bays)
2011
  • Annual Golf Day Eynesbury – Monies raised $35,000 with proceeds going towards the extension and upgrade of the College Library “The James Darling Resources Centre” and our chosen charity for 2011, Brainwave Australia
  • The opening of upgraded James Darling Resources Centre
2012
  • Golf Day Monies raised $20,000 with proceeds going towards the extension and upgrade of the College Library “The James Darling Resources Centre” and $5000 to our chosen charity for 2012, Cottage by the Sea.
  • A luncheon was held at Murradoc Farm, Drysdale on Wednesday 18 April. A memorable day where Marcus Oldham had the pleasure of announcing that the college was a recipient of a most generous gift – “Murradoc Farm” – given to us by Philip Myer and his family. The College was delighted to name the new campus after Philip’s mother, Prudence Myer and the CSRA Forum Series after his grandfather Douglas Boyd. The gift is approximately worth $3.8million.
  • Recipients of The William Buckland Foundation donation of $1.2million towards our Entrubiz Program
2013
  • Golf Day monies raised $36,000 with proceeds going towards Marcus Oldham Student Scholarship fund and $5000 to our chosen charity for 2013 SecondBite
  • Social Room Fundraising challenge – $300,000 Dec 13 towards the new student social room – Stage 1 of 3 of the Student Recreational Hub
2014 Golf Day – $25,000 towards Student Recreational Hub, supported Cottage by the Sea.
2015
  • Golf Day – $25,000 raised towards building program, supported SecondBite.
  • The opening of Student Recreational Hub. Includes tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, small gym, club room and landscaped gardens.
2016 Marcus Oldham Race Night – raised $20,000 for the building program.
2017
  • Golf Day – $25,000 raised towards the Learning Centre Project.
  • Annual Cocktail Reception – Launch of the Learning Centre Project with the aim to raise $5 million for state of the art teaching facility. Speaker: Mr Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest AO
2018
  • Golf Day – $10,000 raised towards the Learning Centre Project
  • Annual Cocktail Reception – Launch of the second stage of the Learning Centre Project. Speaker: The Hon Jeff Kennett AC

The Learning Centre

Marcus Oldham’s bold ambition is to build a modern heart to the College. A state of the art Learning Centre providing a range of dynamic learning spaces and the ability to connect educators, students, graduates and business leaders around the world.

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