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BequestsAvondale University College received two bequests totalling $21,385.
Benefactors ($10,000-)Dr Jason Hinze
Dr Jason Morton
Patrons: Fellows ($5000-$9999)Anonymous (5)
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 worthy students with demonstrated aptitude in and commitment to music.
Dr Wayne French
Ian and Nerida Miller
Arthur Patrick Higher Degree by Research Scholarship
Established in 2017 to honour Avondale University College’s formative influence on alumnus Dr Arthur Patrick and his subsequent influence—as lecturer, curator, administrator, researcher and pastor—on Avondale by contributing to scholarship in Seventh-day Adventist studies.
Dr Marion Shields
Patrons: Partners ($1000-$4999)Anonymous (1)
Adventist Media Journalism Prize
Awarded to recognise excellence in journalism as demonstrated by academic achievement and publication record.
Adventist Schools Australia
Ministry of Teaching (Secondary) Prize
Adventist World Radio
Adventist World Radio Prize in Radio Writing and Public Relations
Awarded to honour Avondale University College 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.
Avondale Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church
Clifford Anderson Fund
Established in 1967 according to the terms of Avondale University College alumnus Dr Clifford Anderson’s will to support Avondale Seminary students.
Clifford Anderson Ministry Prize (3)
Douglas Eliot Fund
Established by Avondale University College alumna Dr Elizabeth Ostring (2009, 2015) in 2014 to honour father Douglas Eliot, a former Chief Financial Officer of Avondale University College (1966-1975).
Douglas Eliot Church Planting/Ministry Memorial Prize
Edna and Vern Heise Memorial Fund
Established in 2006 by the Heise family to honour the life and work of alumna Edna (1922-2006) Heise and then 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
Arthur Ferch Prize for Greek Studies
Arthur Ferch Prize for Hebrew Studies
Awarded to commemorate former Avondale Seminarian Dr Arthur Ferch’s appreciation for Scripture by encouraging students to develop a love for the text in its original languages.
Graham Miller Memorial Fund
Established by Zita Miller in 1976 to honour husband and Avondale University College 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
Peter and Ursula Johannsen
Willobee Floors Bachelor of Arts Prize
Awarded to recognise outstanding performance and good citizenship of a graduating Bachelor of Arts 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. All would complete PhDs and serve as heads of science at Avondale. Eric would also serve as principal.
Derek and Jenny Rippingale
Professional Advantage Bachelor of Business Prize
Professor Ray and Carmel Roennfeldt
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 has demonstrated the values of compassion, respect, patience and dignity through clinical excellence in care of the aged.
Seventh-day Adventist Church in the New Zealand Pacific
Ministry of Teaching (Primary) Prize
Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific
Ministry of Teaching (Early Childhood) Prize
Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific
Bill Marr Institute of Public Evangelism Prize (2)
Awarded to honour alumnus Pr William Marr (1953) who served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in pastoral and evangelistic roles—he preached with fervour and dedication—for 12 years.
Dr Allen and Andrea Steele
Allen and Andrea Steele Huguenot History Prize
Established in 2006 to honour Avondale University College alumnus Dr Allen Steele’s love of history and its importance in his study of his family’s Huguenot past.
Sydney Adventist Hospital
School of Nursing Prize for Consistent Effort and Accomplishment
Sydney Adventist Hospital Academic Excellence Prize
Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Excellence Prize
Sydney Adventist Hospital Medical Nursing Excellence Prize
Sydney Adventist Hospital Mental Health Nursing Excellence Prize
Sydney Adventist Hospital Surgical Nursing Excellence Prize
Drs David and Carol Tasker
Teachers Mutual Bank
Teachers Mutual Bank Excellence Prize
W A Townend Christian Journalism Prize
Awarded in memory of 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.
Viatek NSW (Fuji Xerox)
Viatek/Fuji Xerox Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Prize
Professor Colin Waters
Donors: Ambassadors ($600-$999)Asian Aid Australia
Asian Aid Australia Marketing Excellence Prize
Asian Aid Australia Marketing Internship Prize
Brisbane Waters Private Hospital
Brisbane Waters Private Hospital Clinical Practice Excellence Prize
Awarded to recognise an excellent consistent performance in nursing practice by a student during clinical placements across the spectrum of nursing fields in the Bachelor of Nursing course.
Chatswood Seventh-day Adventist Church
Dr John Cox
Donors: Principals ($300-$599)Anonymous (1)
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia
Adventist Development and Relief Agency Social Justice Prize
Barritt Primary Teacher’s Literacy Prize
Established in 2008 to honour the role of storytelling in the lives of Clive and Lorna Barritt and their family and to acknowledge the significance of literacy as a tool for teaching, mission, communication and the building of family and self-identity.
David and Shirley Clark
Dr Elwin Currow
Elwin Currow Prize for New Testament Apocalyptic Studies
Established by former Chief Executive Officer of the then Royal Newcastle Hospital Dr Elwin Currow to encourage students to deepen their understanding of apocalyptic literature.
Fit Life Health Club
Health and Physical Education Prize
Awarded to recognise the enthusiasm and excellence of an Avondale health and physical education student.
Gail Valentine Memorial Fund
Established in 2009 to honour the life and work of Avondale University College alumna Gail Valentine (1949-2009) in memory of her contribution to best practice in human resource management.
Gail Valentine Memorial Prize for Human Resource Management
Donors: Associates ($100-$299)Anonymous (6)
Dr Gordon Campbell
Pr David Currie
Dr Hedley and Yvonne Eager
Dr David Heise
Dr Owen Hughes
Dr Richard Morris
Pr Glenn Townend
Donors: Friends ($0-$99)Anonymous (11)
Dr Terry Annable
Pr Claude Judd
Tom and Jo Macdougall
Probus Club of Central Charlestown