Avondale honoured two of its own and one forging a career in care and church in the presentation of the top alumni awards at Homecoming (August 23-24).
Triple graduate Anne Thorneycroft’s life path has focused on fostering resilience in students. The alumna of 1999 receives a citation at Homecoming 2019 for her dedication to offering academic and emotional support.
A renewal of gratitude is one of Dr Carolyn Rickett’s daily goals. It is also shaping an interdisciplinary academic career that has opened thinking to transformational possibilities. The alumna of 1989 receives a citation at Homecoming 2019 for sharing an authentic Christianity centred on “engaged compassion.”
Peter Knopper heard God’s voice call him to ministry and wanted to be a Seventh-day Adventist missionary like his father, Jan. Then a call to Papua New Guinea came. But it would end brutally and abruptly. The alumnus of 1979 receives a posthumous citation at Homecoming 2019 for his selfless spirit.
Ronald Day liked the idea of teaching rather than practicing accounting. And so began what has become an academic career with tenures at three universities and awards for excellence. The alumnus of 1979 receives a citation at Homecoming 2019 for his service to the accounting profession.
After a career in churches, classrooms and finance and administration offices across three countries, Pr Douglas and Angela Robertson are clear about one thing: all people, regardless of background, are loved by God. The alumni of 1969 receive a citation at Homecoming 2019 for a lifetime of leadership development in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.