More than 120 people celebrated with Bruce and Jacque Allder on August 23 in recognition of Bruce's 17 years of service as principal of Nazarene Theological College–Brisbane.
Regional Education Coordinator John Moore brought greetings from the Asia-Pacific Region and general church leaders and Academic Dean David McEwan remembered the achievements at NTC-Brisbane under Allder’s leadership, as well their many years of shared friendship.
In 1999, NTC-Brisbane offered only one diploma, while today the school provides diploma, bachelor's, master's, research degrees, and doctorates thanks to an association with the Sydney College of Divinity.
The official celebration was followed by an afternoon tea in the student lounge, which was decorated in the colors of Allder’s favorite Australian Football League team, Port Power.
The college board announced that the administration building will be renamed the Allder Administration Building in recognition of Bruce and Jacque’s dedicated years of service. Board of Trustee Chairperson Jenny Warren presented a plaque with the new name to the Allders, which will be installed on the building in the near future. The Board of Trustees also named Allder principal emeritus.