From: Trinity Christian College Offices [bounceback1-15112314-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Offices [alumni@trnty.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 3:46 PM
To: tcc_alumni
Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--May 20, 2008


May 20, 2008
"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5-6 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
FROM GRADUATE TO ALUMNI: SENIOR PIZZA PARTY
Nearly 70 graduates celebrated their graduation from seniors to alumni at the annual Alumni Pizza Party hosted by the College's alumni relations department. Through the event, students are encouraged to stay connected with Trinity after graduation and are able to meet alumni who are actively involved in the alumni association. Read the rest of the story and see photos on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/051908/

NEW STUDENT LEADERSHIP CHOSEN
Students recently elected leaders to fill the positions of the Student Association Executive Committee for 2008-09. In addition, each class elects three student representatives. These representatives' main function is to advocate for students, voicing concerns and working alongside Trinity's administration to effect constructive change on campus. See more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/051508/

STUDENTS AWARDED CATHERINE YONKERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
For their contributions toward encouraging Christian race relations and cross-cultural understanding, students Harold Boyd '10 and Marisol Miron '10, both of Chicago, were awarded the Catherine Yonker Memorial Scholarship. Last year's recipient was Caitlin Fillmore '09 of Hollis, Maine. For more, see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/051408a/

WORKSHOP AND LUNCHEON TEACH STUDENTS SURVIVAL SKILLS
Students came "dressed for success" to the Survival Skills Workshop & Etiquette Luncheon on May 3 ready to learn essential skills for obtaining and maintaining a successful career after college. Read more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/051408/

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.

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! Travis Bandstra, 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. Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. EOE

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
ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT PRESENTS TOP HONORS
Trinity's athletics department wrapped up the 2007-08 sports calendar with an all-athlete picnic and award ceremony. At the gathering a number of special awards are given to selected individuals who have made significant contributions to Trinity both in and out of the playing arena.

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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