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Milestone more than a century in the making

Monday, September 2, 2019

It has a 122-year history but perhaps no milestone since its founding has been bigger: Avondale is the first higher education provider in Australia to become a university college under standards administered by the national regulator.

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The supported becomes a supporter

Friday, August 23, 2019

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.

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Communicating an ethic of care

Friday, August 23, 2019

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.”

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Mission-minded selfless spirit

Friday, August 23, 2019

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.