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Reflections is a magazine of news, reviews and perspectives produced by Avondale for its alumni.
Read more Anne Thorneycroft

The supported becomes a supporter

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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Read more Carolyn Rickett

Communicating an ethic of care

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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Read more Peter Knopper

Mission-minded selfless spirit

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.

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