Donors 2019




Bequests

Avondale University College received two bequests totalling $160,154.

Donors 2019

Benefactors ($10,000-)

Anonymous (2)
Ian and Nerida Miller

Patrons: Fellows ($5000-$9999)

Anonymous (1)

Peter and Valerie Duncan
Duncan–Kranz Choral Scholarship (8)
Awarded in memory of Peter and the late 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.

Dr Jason Morton
Professor Brian Timms

Patrons: Partners ($1000-$4999)

Anonymous (4)

Adventist Aged Care Sydney
Adventist Aged Care Sydney Aged Care Excellence Prize
Recognises a Bachelor of Nursing student who has demonstrated the values of compassion, respect, patience and dignity through clinical excellence in care of the aged.

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

Australian Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Ministry of Teaching (Secondary) Prize
Awarded to recognise outstanding performance and good citizenship of a graduating teacher education student.

Clifford Anderson Fund
Established in 1967 according to the terms of Avondale University College 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.

Dr Elwin Currow
Elwin Currow Prize for New Testament Apocalyptic Studies
Established in 2008 by the late Dr Elwin Currow, a former Chief Executive Officer of the former Royal Newcastle Hospital, to recognise the top-ranking student in the New Testament apocalyptic studies Revelation unit.

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
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 University College 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.

Gail Valentine Memorial Fund
Established in 2009 to honour Avondale University College 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
Awarded to a student studying Human Resource Management who has achieved outstanding academic results.

Graham Miller Memorial Fund
Established in 1976 by Zita Miller 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
Awarded to a fourth-year ministry and theology student for demonstrating an aptitude for youth ministry and a keen interest in soul winning.

Lionel and Joy Hughes

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.

Angela and Robert Kalaf family
Angela and Robert Kalaf Family Marketing Excellence Prize
Angela and Robert 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.

Associate Professor Peter Kilgour

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.

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.

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

Dr Robert Obradovic
Laurel Raethel

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

Soulfood Cafe & Grocer

South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Ministry of Teaching (Early Childhood) Prize
Established in 2008 to recognise outstanding performance and good citizenship of a graduating teacher education student.
Bill Marr Institute of Public Evangelism Prize (2)
Established in 1976 to honour Avondale University College 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.

Julie Smith

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 by recognising outstanding scholarship in history.

Sydney Adventist Hospital
Sydney Adventist Hospital Prize for Consistent Effort and Accomplishment
Awarded to a Bachelor of Nursing student demonstrating clinical competence, commitment to Avondale University College’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.

Drs David and Carol Tasker

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

Viatek
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)

Anonymous (1)
Julie-Anne Heise
Lavinia Ontanu
Dr Ray Roennfeldt
Drs David and Jillian Thiele

Donors: Principals ($300-$599)

Anonymous (5)

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 Avondale University College alumni Clive and Lorna Barritt’s family by recognising excellence in pre-service study in the English curriculum.

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.

Professor Stephen Currow

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

Aleta King
Joe and Carla Ryan
Dr Graham and Rosanne Stacey

Townend family
W A Townend Christian Journalism Prize
Established in 2006 in memory of Avondale University College 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.

Trim family
John Ballard Trim Health Ministry Prize
Established in 2019 in memory of Avondale University College alumnus Pr John Trim’s innovative ministry in public relations and wholistic health and wellbeing to recognise outstanding achievement in the study of wholistic health and wellbeing and its application in the community.

Donors: Associates ($100-$299)

Anonymous (13)
Dr Terry Annable
Kelly Byrne
Dylan Carter
Bryelle Cherry
Barbara Fisher
Dr Owen and Janita Hughes
Laura Hutchinson
Gloria Kranz
LeeJay Pty/Ltd
Sue Kuip
Therese Poland
David Potter
Peter Wrankmore

Donors: Friends ($0-$99)

Anonymous (9)
Noah Baensch
Bo Bin
Makayla Brydon
Devon and Cheryl Deppeler
Hazel Eaton
Brian and Leoni Faull
Priya Govett
Vesna Hunter
David Irvine
Dr Nick Kross
Dr Trevor Lloyd
David Martin
Gae Mulvogue
Joan Patrick
Pr Kevin and Sue Price
Dr Lynden Rogers
Keith Smith
Brenton Stacey
Ruth Stilinovic
Richard Todd
Paul Tomczyk
Jacob Ugljesa
Dr Gwen Wilkinson