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Tuesday, 27 August 2002

Coolamon College will move in 2003

Coolamon College will become a constituent member of Adelaide College of Divinity (ACD) in 2003. The national office of the College will re-locate to Adelaide at the end of 2003.

"Being part of ACD and co-located on the ACD site opens up some important new partnership possibilities for us, as well as a whole range of new study options for our students," said Revd Dr Anita Monro, Acting Principal of Coolamon.

"2003 will be a year of transition for us," she continued. "We will need to consider many students' programs individually to assess their best options for completing awards. Delaying the office re-location to the end of 2003 will give us time to make the administrative move."

New students with Coolamon for accredited award programs in 2003 will commence with ACD. Some existing students will complete their programs with Brisbane College of Theology or Sydney College of Divinity, and others will transfer into ACD programs.

On 1 January 2003, Coolamon College also celebrates its 10th anniversary as the Uniting Church's national provider of distance theological education. For the first 10 years of the College's life, the Uniting Church's Queensland Synod has provided substantial support.

"It's great that on Coolamon's 10th anniversary, the college is taking such a significant step for its future ministry," endorsed Revd Terence Corkin, General Secretary of the Uniting Church's National Assembly. "The Assembly acknowledges the extensive support given by the Queensland Synod during the first 10 years of the College's life, and looks forward to the new partnership relationship with South Australia through Coolamon College."

Current constituent members of ACD are Parkin-Wesley College (UCA), St Barnabus' Theological College (Anglican), Catholic Theological College and Nungalinya College (Ecumenical). Parkin-Wesley, St Barnabus' and Catholic Theological College are co-located on the Adelaide Theological Colleges Campus site at Brooklyn Park, Adelaide, SA. ACD also forms the School of Theology for Flinders University.

Media contact: Rev. Dr Anita Monro, Acting Principal ph: 07 3377 9940