05 May 2023

It is now 12 months since the new $10 million 30-bed accommodation wing opened last year. Thanks to a Victorian Government grant of $2.5 million, and the extraordinary generosity of the Marcus Oldham community, we can now accommodate 150 of our students on-campus.

With 70 percent of our students coming from interstate, the College is now looking to raise funds for a further 40-bed residential facility. This shovel-ready project, expected to cost $10 million, will ensure the college continues to attract the best candidates from every state and territory and play a crucial role in Australian agriculture.

You can learn more about the Marcus Oldham residential expansion program on the website, or contact Foundation Coordinator Deb Howcroft to discuss how you can assist.

One of the Marcus Oldham Foundation highlights is the annual Foundation Cocktail Party. This year 48 students who have been supported through scholarships and bursaries attended the function and had the chance to catch up with the generous scholarship sponsors. The guest speaker was Royal Flying Doctor Service Chair Tracey Hayes from Darwin, who has a son studying at the College. Currawong scholarship winner Clancy Mackay spoke to the guests on behalf of the students, about his work experiences in the NT, and what led him to Marcus Oldham.

You can learn more about Marcus Oldham scholarships on the website, or contact deputy principal Winks Gubbins to discuss how you can become a sponsor.

The ACE Radio Network, owned by past parents Rowly and Judy Paterson, is supporting the College to promote our upcoming events, fundraising and alumni activities, and College updates. This partnership with ACE will strengthen our connections in those regions and ensure alumni, future students and families are kept up-to-date with College news.