Campion Welcomes John Haldane at Annual Appeal Dinner
Campion College Australia was proud to have Professor John Haldane as the keynote speaker at its 10th Anniversary Appeal Dinner, held at La Montage, overlooking the water in Lilyfield, Sydney. The splendid setting was very apt for an evening that both celebrated the achievements of ten years as well as committing to an exciting future for the College. Professor Haldane reflected on the relevance of a Liberal Arts education for the 21st Century, speaking about the crisis in undergraduate education in the western world and the crucial role that Liberal Arts colleges such as Campion play in returning the university to its true vocation. Nicholas Augimeri, a third year student, gave the vote of thanks and also recounted his own gratitude for the Catholic Liberal Arts education he is receiving at Campion.
The College was blessed by the presence of many dignitaries from the Church, the world of politics, business, journalism and law. The evening culminated with the awarding of medals to significant donors who have helped the College achieve so much in its first ten years: Mrs. Judith Beswick, Miss Yvonne Nobbs, Mr. Thomas Bradley, and Mr. Kevin Bailey. Thanks to all those who contributed to a wonderful evening and especially to those who attended and very generously committed their financial and spiritual support to the College.
Dr Paul Morrissey with Professor Haldane and Sophie York.