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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--May 23, 2006

May 23, 2006

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33-34 NIV 



We still have a few spots remaining! The annual alumni golf outing will be held next Saturday, June 3 at George Dunne National in Oak Forest, Illinois. We'll begin with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. with dinner to follow. The sign-up deadline is this Friday, May 26, so sign up online today at For any additional information, contact Travis Bandstra at 708.239.4854 or .


Take me out to the ballgame

The alumni office has your tickets for this year's "Trinity Night" at the Brewers/Cubs contest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Plan to bring your family and friends to Miller Park on Friday, July 7 for this annual event. We'll warm up with a pre-game tailgate party at 4:30 p.m., give away some great prizes, and root for our favorite team during the 7:05 p.m. game. Get your tickets for $25 (adults) and $22 (children 11 and younger) by contacting Travis Bandstra at or 708.239.4854.



Before Trinity's class of 2006 received degrees and certificates at commencement in the Ozinga Chapel, May 20, keynote speaker Dr. Art Jongsma '63 posed a question to the graduates: what is your brand?  Read more and see the photo gallery on our Web site at:



After several years of planning, the College on Monday set groundbreaking for the Art and Communication Center for Saturday, July 8. The Board of Trustees gave the go-ahead for construction of the $8.7 million building. "We've been working on this building for years, making sure it addresses new technologies in communication and provides creative options for theater and art," said President Steven Timmermans. See the rest of the story on our Web site at:




The alumni office is currently taking nominations for next year's alumni board of directors. The alumni board consists of 15-18 Trinity graduates who come to campus two times each year for meetings and assist the alumni office in serving the alumni of Trinity Christian College. For a photo and a list of current alumni board members, see our Web site at: If you would like to nominate a fellow alum for this task, or would be interested in the position yourself, contact Travis Bandstra at or 708.239.4854.




Have you ever thought about going to the Brazilian rain forest? Now is the time to make arrangements to join Trinity on this experience of a lifetime. Alumni and friends are invited to spend 12 days with Trinity students during this Interim trip, January 9-20, 2007, in spots like Rio de Janeiro, Iguaçu Falls and the beaches of Uruguay. Cost is approximately $3,500 and includes round trip airfare, hotel accommodations, breakfast daily, bilingual tour guide and entrance fees to many sightseeing attractions. Contact Nancy Kwasteniet at 708.239.4765 or for more information.



Trinity Christian College will offer a variety of creative and athletics camps this summer. Children (grades 3-12) can learn how to create practical art, sharpen their acting skills, or improve athletic abilities. For more information or to register, call 708.597.3000.


Trinity Christian College
seeks a staff writer to work as part of the College's Marketing and Communications team. The staff writer is responsible for writing copy for news releases, feature-length magazine articles, quarterly newsletters, the web, and other publications.  The staff writer is also responsible for public relations planning and media relations.


Trinity Christian College is seeking a part-time Development Coordinator (approximately 28 hours per week) to provide planning and coordination of special events, series, and publications. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Work with the Vice President for Development and the Director of Alumni Relations, plan and implement events, both the annual type of events (e.g. Scholarship Dinner, Homecoming, Jubilation!) and special alumni and campaign events; 2. Work with the Trinity Business Network (TBN) advisory board, plan, implement, and evaluate TBN events and activities, facilitate and coordinate all TBN communication; serve as the budget officer for the TBN; 3. Work with the Senior Academy for Learning at Trinity (SALT) advisory board, plan, implement, and evaluate SALT event and activities; serve as the budget officer for the SALT; 4. Work with the Vice President for Development and the marketing unit of the College, lead the development of brochures, campaign materials, sections of the President's Report and the Trinity magazine, and other communicative means for development efforts.


Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about these job openings and others online at

Athletics Department Presents Special Honors

In an end-of-the-year gathering for all of the Trinity Christian athletes, the athletics department presented its special awards. These honors are given every year to recognize athletes and individuals who have made significant contributions both on and off the playing fields. See the rest of the story on our Web site at:


Women's Soccer Gains New Commitments

The incoming soccer class continues to grow as four more players have signed letters of intent to attend Trinity Christian College in the fall and to play soccer. Coach Josh Lenarz is pleased to add Ashley Roellin (Hudsonville, Michigan), Cindy Sabandith (Holland, Michigan), Leanne Visser (Jenison, Michigan), and Juleen Quintana (Redding, California). Read more on our Web site at:


To read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at


June 3 - Alumni Golf Outing, 2 p.m. shotgun, George Dunne National Golf Course

July 7 - Trinity Night at Brewers/Cubs game, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 4:30 p.m. tailgate, 7:05 p.m. game

July 8 - Groundbreaking for Art and Communication Center, 9 a.m.

For more information on upcoming events, please see our Web site at: 

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