From: Trinity Christian College Offices [bounceback1-15111247-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Offices [alumni@trnty.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 2:36 PM
To: tcc_alumni
Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--May 6, 2008


May 6, 2008
"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." Colossians 3:1-4 NIV

UPCOMING EVENTS
RICH DEVOS TO SPEAK AT TRINITY BUSINESS NETWORK EVENT
Rich DeVos, co-founder of Amway, will speak at a special Trinity Business Network event scheduled for Thursday, May 22, in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby at Trinity Christian College. A welcome reception will be held from 4:30 to 5 p.m.; the presentation will be held from 5 to 5:45 p.m. The renowned business leader and speaker has written three books, including "Hope from My Heart: Ten Lessons for Life," which reflects his feelings after successfully undergoing a heart transplant operation in 1997. The event is free and open to the public; no reservation is required. For more information, contact Ruth DeBruyn at 708.239.4827 or ruth.debruyn@trnty.edu.

"NATIONAL" EXCITEMENT FOR ANNUAL ALUMNI GOLF OUTING
Take out your clubs and start swinging--the annual alumni golf outing will be held on Saturday, June 7 at George Dunne National in Oak Forest, Illinois. We'll begin with a shot-gun start at 2 p.m. with dinner to follow. The sign-up deadline is May 23 so sign up online today at tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/golf/. For any additional information, contact Travis Bandstra at 708.239.4854 or travis.bandstra@trnty.edu .

TRINITY NIGHT IN MILLENNIUM PARK
All alumni and friends are invited to join Trinity at Millennium Park in Chicago on Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a free evening of classical music at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The Grant Park Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Wagner, and others. Trinity will have a table in the southwest corner of the Pavilion area; come and visit the table for your free Trinity water bottle. Contact the development office at 708.239.4806 if you have any questions.

CAMPUS NEWS
ADULT STUDIES ALUMNUS IS "SHINING EXAMPLE"
Alumnus Mariano Tamayo '05 was recently named a 2008 Alumni Shining Example by the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI). Focusing on the theme Teaching Civic Responsibility. Building Successful Communities., this year's award honors alumni who are making positive changes in the communities where they live and work. Read more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/042508/

FIRST ANNUAL PSYCHOLOGY ALUMNI CONFERENCE HELD AT TRINITY
Alumni gathered on campus in April to attend the 1st Annual Trinity Christian College Psychology Alumni Conference. They joined professors, colleagues, and current students in this opportunity to present research, share findings, and address issues of interest. See the rest of the story and photos on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/042808/

SPRING PLAY TAKES A SATIRICAL LOOK AT LOVE AND WAR
Arms and the Man, a comedy by playwright George Bernard Shaw, was performed for the second and final weekend, ending with a sold-out performance on Saturday, April 26. Find the rest of the story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/042808a/

TRINITY WORKS ALONGSIDE NEIGHBORS DURING LOVEPALOS
Every year students, faculty, and staff put on their LovePalos T-shirts and show their support for the Palos Heights community by working alongside neighbors of the College during the annual LovePalos event, sponsored by Trinity. Read more and see photos on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/042908/

EDUCATION PROGRAM MEETS STATE'S ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
In early March, the education department hosted an accreditation visit from the Illinois State Board of Education. Trinity is pleased to convey that the College met all six of the standards for continuing accreditation, and the visit team left with many positive comments about the education program. The recommendation for continuing accreditation will go to the State Certification Board and will receive a final vote of the State Board of Education in late 2008 or early 2009. See the rest of the story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/042908a/

ALUMNI NEWS
REQUESTING YOUR STORIES--CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Dr. Dan Diephouse is editing a book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Trinity's founding in 1959. He would like to include some personal stories from alumni from various years recounting memories of their time on campus. Here are some topics to prompt your memories: stories about special classes, student pranks, the Troll, interim experiences, the philosophy wars, experiences with students or with professors, concerts, lectures, fund raisers, athletic events, OPUS, Fine Arts Festivals, chapels, drama, dorm life, apartment life, overseas programs, Chicago experiences, Palos Heights experiences, Trinity building experiences, times before Trinity computers and even telephones were available to every student and every faculty member. Send your stories to Dr. Diephouse at dan.diephouse@trnty.edu.

ALUMNI INVITED TO CELEBRATE CAREERS OF RETIRING FACULTY
All alumni are invited to join in honoring retiring faculty members Virginia LaGrand and Burton Rozema at two separate open house events. Retirement celebrations: for Burton Rozema, Professor of Classics & Academic Dean, Friday, May 9, 3:30-5 p.m., Fireside Room of the Administration Building; for Virginia La Grand, Associate Professor of English, Friday, May 9, 7:30-9 p.m., Fireside Room of the Administration Building. If you would like to honor these faculty members, but cannot attend these events, you can also contribute to the scholarship funds that have been established in the name of each of the retiree. Checks may be made out to Trinity Christian College with the name of the retiree or retirees in the memo line and delivered to the Development Office (6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463). For more information, contact the alumni office at 708.239.4854.

JOB OPENINGS
"As an introduction to the following job posting, I feel the need to share some news with those that may not have heard already. My husband and I are expecting our first baby in late August and, while I love the work that I do at Trinity, I feel that I need to leave full-time work to take care of my baby at home. I hope to see Trinity's alumni office flourish under the next director and so we are posting for a new director early in order to attract a great alumni candidate. If you know someone who might be interested in this position but doesn't receive this newsletter, please forward it along to them. Thank you! Kelly Netjes, Director of Alumni Relations"

ALUMNI: DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS
Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time director of alumni relations. The successful candidate must have extensive event planning and event implementation skills, experience in strategic planning and goal setting, must be able to establish and maintain contact with alumni through AFT (Alumni and Friends of Trinity) chapter work, affinity groups and class reunions, and must have experience in recruiting and training volunteers to serve on boards. The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate a high level of organizational skills and experience in writing for newsletters and other publications. Trinity Christian College seeks candidates that have a personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, and a sincere allegiance to the mission of the college. A Bachelor's degree is preferred and preference will be given to alumni of Trinity Christian College.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, application, and expression of faith statement to: Human Resources Department, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL, 60463. Application materials should be received by May 23, 2008. Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. EOE

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. To access the staff application, or to find out more information about this job opening and others online, see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
LOOK AT TRINITY FOR SUMMER CAMPS FOR YOUR KIDS
Trinity Christian College will once again offer a variety of creative and sports camps this summer--for a variety of ages (K-12). Children can learn how to create practical art, sharpen their acting and singing skills, improve athletic abilities, or explore a new hobby. All of the camps give children an opportunity to explore their talents and have fun! For more information or to register visit tcc.trnty.edu or call Kara Bruxvoort at 708.239.4831.

SPORTS NEWS
TRACK AND FIELD COMPETES AT NCCAA NATIONALS
The track and field team had the best overall team performance in the program's history at the NCCAA National Championships held at Indiana Wesleyan University (IN) on May 3. Overall the team placed in 13 events with the women scoring 36 points for a 7th place finish and the men taking 11th place with eight points.

BASEBALL LOSES TWO IN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
The Trolls could not extend their season as they were eliminated from the conference tournament with two losses on May 1. The team lost the first game, 5-8, to Purdue University-North Central and then dropped a 1-3 decision to Olivet Nazarene University. Trinity ended the season with a 14-20 overall record.

SOFTBALL ENDS SEASON WITH LOSSES
The Trolls did not get the ending to their season that they wanted as they were shutout, 0-11 and 0-15, of both games of a double-header against Saint Xavier University on April 26. The team ended their season with a final overall record of 6-23 and a conference record of 4-14.

To read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/

Contact: Trinity Christian College Offices, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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