HomecomingHomecoming is the largest Avondale Alumni event of the year. All alumni and friends of Avondale, and their families, from all years and classes are welcome. The heart of Homecoming: the reunions for those in the honour years. If you studied or worked at Avondale 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70 years ago, this year is your honour year.
Homecoming 2020 is August 21-23.
InvitationsIf you receive Reflections , the bi-annual magazine for alumni of Avondale, Avondale Alumni has your contact details and you should receive a personal invitation from the host of your honour year. If you do not, Avondale Alumni does not have your contact details. Update your details to ensure you receive an invitation.
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Homecoming magazineAvondale publishes Homecoming for alumni and friends attending Homecoming. Download previous issues in PDF format.
Murdoch LectureAvondale Alumni hosted the Murdoch Lecture at Homecoming in 2013. Past presenters, topics and honourees of the Murdoch Lecture are:
2013 Dr John Skrzypaszek, Director, Ellen G White Seventh-day Adventist Research Centre,
“Our heritage: sources of information about the past, or therapy for people uncertain about who they are?”
Honouree: Dr Arthur Patrick
Alumni LectureAvondale Alumni presented the Alumni Lecture at Homecoming from 2007 to 2012. Past presenters, topics and honourees of the Alumni Lecture are:
2012 Dr Cedric Greive, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Avondale University College, “Memories: a journey through mind.” Honouree: Dr Owen Hughes
2011 Dr Marion Shields, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Avondale University College, “Outliers, misfits or something else?” Honouree: Dr John Hammond
2010 Harwood Lockton, Director, International Program, Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia, “Is the Seventh-day Adventist Church ready for social justice?” Honouree: Dr Tim Gorle
2009 Graham Mitchell, Former Head, Commercial Department, Avondale University College, “Business education at a theological college?” Honouree: George Laxton
2008 Pr David Currie, evangelist, author and former Seventh-day Adventist Church administrator, “Highlights of public evangelism during the last century in the South Pacific.” Honouree: Dr Allan Lindsay
2007 Dr Barry Taylor, Retired Vice-Chancellor for Research Affairs, Loma Linda University, “From pioneer to prime minister: the changing mission of Seventh-day Adventist universities.” Honouree: Dr Eric Magnusson