Sir James Darling Marcus Oldham Graduate of Excellence Award
The Sir James Darling Marcus Oldham Graduate of Excellence Award is an opportunity for graduates to be recognised for their exceptional achievements.
Previous Graduate of Excellence recipients
The College has been fortunate enough to award many deserving and diverse graduates for their outstanding work and look forward to celebrating many more future achievements.Previous recipients
Who can apply
To be eligible, the graduate must have left the College a minimum of 4 years and be able to address the following criteria:
- Community/Industry Presence
- Formation of Public Opinion
- Attainment of an Important Position
Graduates may be nominated by fellow collegians, spouses, associates or themselves. The Graduate will be presented with the award at this year’s graduation ceremony.
How to apply
Marcus Oldham College together with MOCOSA, are now seeking the Sir James Darling Marcus Oldham Graduate of Excellence nominations.
To apply, please click on the button below to view how to apply.
Applications close 5pm AEST Friday 13 October 2023.Apply now
About the Award and Sponsor
Marcus Oldham is thankful for the support of Mr Andrew Farran who generously sponsors the Sir James Darling Marcus Oldham Graduate of Excellence Award.
Sir James Darling played an integral role in the development of Marcus Oldham College. As Headmaster of Geelong Grammar School, he emerged as one of the key drivers in 1958, convincing the trustees of the Oldham Estate with his long-standing belief that an agricultural school was needed and Geelong should be its location.
Andrew Farran was a student of Sir James whilst attending Geelong Grammar School before studying law at Melbourne University. He has had a successful career in public law and policy, business, and wool production.
Inspired by Sir James, his Foundation is a generous supporter of Marcus Oldham College, in particular the Yiddinga Scholarship for students interested in wool production and farm management.
Georgie Thomson BB(Agri)’12
Secretary MOCOSA Executive
0409 940 295