Donors 2018




Bequests

Avondale College of Higher Education received one bequest totalling $1,350,000.

Donors 2018

Benefactors ($10,000-)

Anonymous (1)

Patrons: Fellows ($5000-$9999)

Peter and Valerie Duncan
Duncan–Kranz Choral Scholarship (8)
Awarded in memory of Peter and Valerie Duncan’s parents—Charles and Sue Duncan and Alfred and Ethel Kranz mentored people with promise—to encourage and recognise students with demonstrated aptitude in and commitment to music who are members of vocal ensembles Avondale Singers and The Promise.

Graham Wright

Patrons: Partners ($1000-$4999)

Anonymous (1)

Adventist Media
Adventist Media Journalism Prize
Established in 2003 to recognise excellence in journalism as demonstrated by academic achievement and publication record.

Adventist Schools Australia
Ministry of Teaching (Secondary) Prize
Awarded to recognise outstanding performance and good citizenship of a graduating teacher education student.

Adventist World Radio
Adventist World Radio Prize in Radio Writing and Public Relations
Established in 2006 to honour Avondale College of Higher Education alumni Dr Allen and Andrea Steele by recognising excellence in radio writing and public relations as demonstrated by academic achievement and participation in public relations initiatives.

Clifford Anderson Fund
Established in 1967 according to the terms of Avondale College of Higher Education alumnus, minister and medical practitioner Dr Clifford Anderson’s will to support Avondale Seminary students.
Clifford Anderson Ministry Prize (3)
Awarded to recognise outstanding performance of a ministry and theology student and for demonstrating ministerial potential.

Douglas Eliot Fund
Established by Avondale College of Higher Education alumna Dr Elizabeth Ostring in 2014 to honour father Douglas Eliot, a former Chief Financial Officer of Avondale College (1966-1975).
Douglas Eliot Church Planting/Ministry Memorial Prize
Awarded to recognise outstanding performance of a ministry and theology student and for demonstrating ministry potential in church planting.

Edna and Vern Heise Memorial Fund
Established in 2007 by the Heise family to honour the life and work of Avondale College of Higher Education alumni Edna (1922-2006) Heise and Vern (1921-2014) Heise, in memory of their outstanding support of women in ministry and Christian communication through preaching, writing and speaking.
Edna and Vern Heise Prize for Excellence in Communication
Awarded to a female ministry and theology student for demonstrating excellent communication skills.

Ferch family
Arthur Ferch Prize for Greek Studies
Arthur Ferch Prize for Hebrew Studies
Established in 2013 (Greek) and 2000 (Hebrew) to commemorate former Avondale Seminarian Dr Arthur Ferch’s appreciation for Scripture by encouraging ministry and theology students to develop a love for the text in its original languages.

Graham Miller Memorial Fund
Established in 1976 by Zita Miller to honour husband and Avondale College of Higher Education alumnus Pr Graham Miller’s (1926-1976) contribution to Seventh-day Adventist young adult ministry in the South Pacific.
Graham Miller Memorial Prize for Youth Ministry
Awarded to a fourth-year ministry and theology student for demonstrating an aptitude for youth ministry and a keen interest in soul winning.

Peter and Ursula Johannsen
Willobee Floors Bachelor of Arts Prize
Established in 1997 to recognise outstanding performance and good citizenship of a graduating Bachelor of Arts student.

Robert and Angela Kalaf family
Angela and Bob Kalaf Family Marketing Excellence Prize
Angela and Bob Kalaf Family Marketing Internship Prize
Established in 2017 to recognise outstanding performance and good citizenship of a graduating and a second-year Bachelor of Business (Marketing) student.

Brian and Barbara King
King Family Scholarship (2)
Awarded to honour the King family’s musical endeavours by recognising students who have a passion for music and a desire to sing with vocal ensembles Avondale Singers and The Promise.

Dr Allan Laughlin

Magnusson, Draper, Thomson and Rogers families
Magnusson, Draper and Thomson Science Prize
Established in 1997 to honour Eric Magnusson, Laurie Draper and Ken Thomson, the first students to begin and complete a bachelor’s degree in science at Avondale, by recognising outstanding academic achievement and good citizenship.

Derek and Jenny Rippingale
Professional Advantage Bachelor of Business Prize
Established in 1989 to recognise outstanding performance and good citizenship of a graduating Bachelor of Business student.

Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing
Avondale Prize for Excellence (3)
Awarded to recognise personal initiative, leadership qualities and academic, social and spiritual balance.

Seventh-day Adventist Aged Care (Greater Sydney)
Adventist Aged Care Sydney Aged Care Excellence Prize
Awarded to recognise a Bachelor of Nursing student who demonstrates compassion, respect, patience and dignity through clinical excellence in care of the aged.

Seventh-day Adventist Church in the New Zealand Pacific
Education Department
Ministry of Teaching (Primary) Prize
Established in 1989 to recognise outstanding performance and good citizenship of a graduating teacher education student.

Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific
Education Department
Ministry of Teaching (Early Childhood) Prize
Established in 2008 to recognise outstanding performance and good citizenship of a graduating teacher education student.

Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific
Ministerial Association
Bill Marr Institute of Public Evangelism Prize (2)
Established in 1976 to honour Avondale College of Higher Education alumnus Pr William Marr who served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in pastoral and evangelistic roles for 12 years by recognising a ministry and theology student’s dedication to Christian ministry, preaching of Seventh-day Adventist Christian faith, enthusiasm for soul-winning and commitment to public evangelism.

Dr Marion Shields
Dr D Graham Stacey

Dr Allen and Andrea Steele
Allen and Andrea Steele Huguenot History Prize
Established in 2006 to honour Avondale College of Higher Education alumnus Dr Allen Steele’s love of history and its importance in his study of his family’s Huguenot past by recognising outstanding scholarship in history.

Sydney Adventist Hospital
Discipline of Nursing Prize for Consistent Effort and Accomplishment
Awarded to a Bachelor of Nursing student demonstrating clinical competence, commitment to Avondale College of Higher Education’s values and professional and personal achievement.
Sydney Adventist Hospital Academic Excellence Prize
Awarded to a Bachelor of Nursing student to recognise excellence in academic achievement.
Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Excellence Prize
Awarded to a Bachelor of Nursing student to recognise excellence in nursing practice for a consistent high level of clinical performance.
Sydney Adventist Hospital Medical Nursing Excellence Prize
Awarded to a Bachelor of Nursing student to recognise excellence in nursing theory and medical nursing practice.
Sydney Adventist Hospital Mental Health Nursing Excellence Prize
Awarded to a Bachelor of Nursing student to recognise achievement and potential to contribute to community health needs in a significant area of nursing practice.
Sydney Adventist Hospital Surgical Nursing Excellence Prize
Awarded to a Bachelor of Nursing student to recognise excellence in nursing theory and surgical nursing practice.

Teachers Mutual Bank
Teachers Mutual Bank Excellence Prize
Established in 2016 to recognise excellence in pre-service study within initial teacher education.

Viatek NSW (Fuji Xerox)
Viatek/Fuji Xerox Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Prize
Established in 2015 to recognise an outstanding first-year Bachelor of Business (Accounting) student.

Donors: Ambassadors ($600-$999)

Brisbane Waters Private Hospital
Brisbane Waters Private Hospital Clinical Practice Excellence Prize
Awarded to recognise excellent consistent performance in nursing practice by a Bachelor of Nursing student during clinical placements.

Laurel Raethel

Townend family
W A Townend Christian Journalism Prize
Awarded in memory of Avondale College of Higher Education alumnus and prolific writer Pr W A Townend who served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in pastoral, administrative and teaching roles for more than 60 years by recognising a student’s publication record of quality writings with a Christian focus.

Donors: Principals ($300-$599)

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia
Adventist Development and Relief Agency Social Justice Prize
Established in 2013 to recognise a student with a strong academic record who demonstrates exceptional commitment to social justice, advocacy and the provision of humanitarian service.

Barritt family
Barritt Primary Teacher’s Literacy Prize
Established in 2008 to honour the role of storytelling in the teaching careers of Clive and Lorna Barritt’s family by recognising excellence in pre-service study in the English curriculum.

Beverly Christian
Linda Cloete
Tony Dance

Fit Life Health Club
Health and Physical Education Prize
Awarded to recognise the enthusiasm and excellence of a health and physical education student.

Gail Valentine Memorial Fund
Established in 2009 to honour Avondale College of Higher Education alumna Gail Valentine (1949-2009) in memory of her contribution to best practice in human resource management by recognising excellence in human resource management studies.
Gail Valentine Memorial Prize for Human Resource Management

Dr Timothy Gorle
Dr Graeme Humble
Audrey Jackson
Professor Ray Roennfeldt

Donors: Associates ($100-$299)

Anonymous (1)
Denver Annable
Dr John Cox
Robert Fairfoul
Marleta Fong
Philomine Yeo

Donors: Friends ($0-$99)

Doreen Dunlop
Lynette Felix
Merlene Jaensch
Dr Trevor Lloyd
Ronald McGrath
Lavinia Ontanu
Pr Kevin Price
Andrew Wanke
Vernon Wood