A new little book by an Avondale alumnus is our invitation to continue learning to be disciples with our multi-faith and no-faith family and friends.
Avondale alumni have reflected on how science intersects, informs and even enhances their faith at a reunion that focused on the past and the future.
Avondale surprised recipients of its top alumni awards by keeping news of their achievements from them until the beginning of Homecoming.
Although a citizen of Avondale, Dr Gilbert Valentine is better understood as a citizen of the world who has contributed with distinction to the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on four continents and in scores of countries. The pastor, educator, administrator, theologian and historian receives the college of higher education’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement award for personifying with passion and skill the Avondale motto, “A Greater Vision.”
Alastair and Jillian Macgillivray will be shocked when they realise Avondale Alumni is recognising their life work in the presentation of the Alumnus and Alumna of the Year awards at Homecoming 2018. But what else would we expect? The couple have lived lives of self-effacing service, much of it as volunteers in the Pacific islands, relying on God to open doors, provide food and resources and show the way.
The relationships Calvin Chuang formed at Avondale created opportunities that exceeded his goals and enabled him to help people—the communicator’s filmed at hospitals and orphanages in Africa, Asia and South America and now directs the Alumni Association for the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University. The alumnus of 2008 receives a citation at Homecoming 2018 for dedication to helping people live fulfilling lives.