Almost 40 students from Avondale have volunteered a day of their weekend to help promote social inclusion among those with special needs.
Culinary delights, social gatherings and a commissioning created a fresh start feeling as staff and students celebrated the beginning of the academic year at Avondale.
A recipient of Avondale’s top prize had just buried his father in Papua New Guinea when an invitation to return for a significant presentation came.
Service learning experience provided a point of difference for Avondale students who missed the first classes of semester to attend a United Nations symposium in Thailand.
Avondale is cutting expenses as lower enrolment this year following a near record graduation class size last year leaves a more than $2 million budget deficit.
The Seventh-day Adventist Samoan community is mourning the loss of an Avondale Seminary student described by those who knew him as “a good man.”