Speakers include: Dr Jeannie Trudel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Christian Heritage College (Carindale, Queensland); Pr Glenn Townend, Chair, Avondale College Council; Greg Piper, Member for Lake Macquarie, Parliament of New South Wales; and Professor Ray Roennfeldt, President, Avondale College of Higher Education.
Trudel is a former mediation trainer and an organisation development consultant. Formerly a solicitor in Melbourne, she enjoyed her time as a court-appointed and approved mediator in Los Angeles, Boston and Louisville in the United States. Trudel has a PhD from the University of Louisville), a master’s degree in conflict management and negotiation from California State University, and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics from Monash University. As an academic, she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses and led a business school. She has a strong interest in conflict management in the workplace.
Wear full academic dress.
Assemble in front of College Hall for discipline photographs as follows (TBC):
Ella Hughes Chapel. Note: Seating available in Chan Shun Auditorium by ticket only. Chapel will be used as overflow venue only if seating in auditorium fills.
Free but ticket entry only—graduands receive four guest tickets but can request up to six.
Doors open at 9 am.
Graduands assemble in Chan Shun Auditorium in allocated seating by 9.30 am.
Guests seated no later than 9.40 am—doors close at 9.45 am.
No prams or strollers in auditorium. Speak to an usher to have your pram or stroller stored during the ceremony. Note: You will not have access to your pram or stroller until the end of the ceremony.
Take photographs from seat only—no tripods in aisles on ground floor, against walls on ground floor or on first floor of Chan Shun Auditorium.
Attractive bears and other soft toy animals available for purchase. Look for the graduation bear stall near the Brandstater Amphitheatre. Limited number of bears embroidered with “Avondale Grad 2018” available. Colours for a particular course may also be pre-ordered. Cost: $55 paid on collection. Contact Lyn Medhurst (email@example.com or 0407 004 956) to order. Proceeds to Nepalese Prolapse Ladies.
Dancing Blossom (www.dancingblossomstudio.com, @dancing_blossom_studio) is available for graduation gift orders, offering fresh and dried flower bouquets for your special graduate. Flowers are available to suit a range of budgets. Contact Vanessa Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org, 0422 733 841) before Thursday, December 6, to pre-order flowers for graduation weekend. All arrangements are created using Australian grown flowers and are free from floral foam and plastic wrapping. Ten per cent of profits go to Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, which provides aid, justice and empowerment programs to more than 1000 asylum seekers living in the community seeking refugee protection.