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.
Tamara Peach studied business and worked as an accountant and finance advisor for church and charity before following a long-held dream into midwifery. Now she is recognised for her role as a mentor of students. The alumna of 1998 receives a citation at Homecoming 2018 for commitment to delivering quality humanitarian and human services.
A generation of young adults can attest: Pr Tony Knight is an advocate. “My years in youth ministry have indelibly etched in my mind the importance of speaking up for those who have no voice,” he says. The alumnus of 1988 receives a citation at Homecoming 2018 for going beyond better for those who deserve best.
Hurstville Adventist School in Sydney is Neva Taylor’s current mission field. She’s the principal, and she’s passionate about the people whom and with whom she serves. The Class of 1978 is honouring Neva at Homecoming 2018 as a woman of faith who puts people first.
Brock Goodhill discovered Avondale on a trip to the college with his Year 11 classmates. The experience of living as an on-campus student beckoned. Brock enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts and would soon specialise in communication. His career trajectory since graduating in 2012 is impressive and has earned him the title Young Alumnus of the Year for 2018.
Nobody attending Avondale with Graham Barnett could forget the brash and distressingly voluble boy from Kingaroy, Queensland. Few would have believed the same lad, now a recipient of a posthumous citation from the Class of 1968 at Homecoming 2018, could become a renowned missionary and administrator who faithfully followed God’s leading.