Supporters of Avondale have helped refurbish an iconic student life and learning space on the Lake Macquarie campus.
Three alumni have become self-published Amazon authors after attending a free ebook course presented by Avondale Libraries to help seniors share their life stories.
An Avondale Conservatorium patron has received the Member of the Order of Australia Award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2019.
Reflections from colleagues revealed an often humorous human side to former Avondale theology head Dr Desmond Ford during his memorial service in March.
Alumna Joy Butler is Second Vice-President of the World Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. A former teacher, chaplain and Director of Adventist Women’s Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific, she is passionate about helping hurting and abused women. Joy has worldwide missionary experience, including in Africa and in the Pacific islands. We asked what it means to be a “citizen of God’s big world.”
A 10-year study at Avondale will help others measure the impact of climate change and urbanisation on beasts, birds and bugs in Lake Macquarie’s largest catchment.