New award to honour Terrylene Marks

07 December 2021

A new award will be presented in 2022 to honour the life and contribution of former Community College Gippsland board member, Terrylene Marks. The Community Builder Award will recognise the contributions of an individual or group who has demonstrated, either in the CCG community or the broader community, the power of education in developing and sustaining social equity.

Marianne Shearer, Chair of the CCG Board, said “For those who knew Terry, she will be always remembered for her community building work and her tireless promotion of education for all. However, we wanted a tangible way to commemorate her legacy. This award not only recognises others who share Terry’s passion and dedication to education for all, but will be a worthy and perpetual tribute to her life and memory.”

Terry was a warm, vibrant, talented person who advocated strongly for people and community. She had a particular focus on engaging and empowering Koori students to succeed in school and provided vital advice and support for achieving this aim, right across the Gippsland region. She joined the Community College Gippsland Board in 2018 and served until her passing in 2021.

For further information, please phone (03) 5622 6000 or email