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Read more Pr Alina van Rensburg

Stepping up

Pr Alina (Coccetti) van Rensburg received her call to ministry while studying to be a physiotherapist. Volunteering in the Youth Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in South Queensland during a gap year ignited a passion. “It was then a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if’ I would attend Avondale,” says the Young Alumnus of the Year.

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Read more Dr Wilf Pinchin

The mathematician who loves music

Mathematics and music, two passions of Avondale Alumni’s Alumnus of the Year, have been the backbone of the working life of Dr Wilf Pinchin. Likewise, Wilf has been the backbone of mathematics at Avondale College—the 1967 graduate’s tenure as lecturer spanned 40 years.

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Read more Warren and Esther Lane

The teacher who served students

Avondale Alumni’s Alumna of the Year Esther (Strahan) Lane loves to teach. Yes, teaching has shaped her career, but no, it has not defined it. Those in Esther’s classrooms have defined a calling that began with her graduation from the Australasian Missionary College in 1957 and continued for 40 years.

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