From:                              Trinity Christian College Alumni Office [] on behalf of Alumni

Sent:                               Friday, July 16, 2010 8:31 AM

To:                                   Alumni

Subject:                          Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter


July 16, 2010

Awhile back, I came across a few thoughts by author and speaker Max Lucado on Jesus sending out Simon Peter and his partners out to fish after a night of empty nets. Jesus had been speaking to the crowds that morning and asked Peter to return to the waters to try again.

After feeling the embarrasment of already returning with empty nets, Peter was tired and didn't want everyone to think he they were crazy for going back out. This exemplifies how difficult it often is for us to return to our places of past failure. But this time, Peter had the Lord on his side and the results couldn't have been more different.

"Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets." When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink." Luke 5:5-7 (NIV)

Sometimes God calls us to try again at something that may not have gone so well the first time. But, if we are following his will for our lives, the next try is likely to find more success.

Travis Bandstra '06
Director of Alumni Relations



Alumna of Year and Others Announced
Kathy Nimmer '91, author, teacher, and motivational speaker, has been named Alumna of the Year. Honorary alumni awards were given to Ginny Carpenter, vice president for student development; Dr. Mary Lynn Colosimo, associate professor of psychology; and Henry and Grace Kamp, friends of the College.


Alumni Golfers Hit the Links, Raise Funds
Carriage Greens in Darien, IL, was the new setting for the annual Alumni Golf Outing on June 26.  Golfers brought in thousands of dollars for the Alumni Excellence Scholarship, a renewable scholarship that provides $1,500 awards for children of alumni attending Trinity.


Alumni Downtown Networking Reception: July 21
Join fellow alums for a chance to connect and network over drinks and appetizers while enjoying the view over Millenium Park all for only $5. Registration is required, more information is available at our website.


Grad of First Adult Studies Cohort now Principal
Evelyn Roman '01 was a student in the first cohort at Trinity, later finished her masters degree, and is now Assistant Principal in the CPS.


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Groundbreaking For New Athletics Center  
Special guests and officials broke ground Wednesday, June 16, on the first phase of the gymnasium expansion project at Trinity.


College Remembers Founder Martin Ozinga Jr.
The College joins the family of Martin Ozinga Jr. in mourning the loss of this astute businessman, community leader, and one of the founders of Trinity Christian College.


CRC Synod Convenes at Trinity
This June, nearly 300 delegates, conferees, and guests were on campus for Synod 2010, the Christian Reformed Church in North America's annual denominational meeting. This meeting also saw the confirmation of Jul Medenblik '78 as new President of Calvin Theological Seminary. 


Blueprints Welcomes New Students to Campus
Nearly 400 people attended the annual registration event Blueprints on June 25 and 26. This was the largest Blueprints group in the history of the College. The sunny summer weekend was packed with activities for new students and their families.

 July 21
Alumni Networking

Join fellow alums for a chance to connect and network over drinks and appetizers while enjoying the view over Millenium Park all for only $5. Registration is required, more information is available at our website

 August 16 
TAC Golf Classic

The Trinity athletics department and more than 150 student-athletes, invite you to take part in the 2010 TAC Golf Classic. The event will take place on Monday, August 16, at the Calumet Country Club in Homewood, Illinois. For more information, visit our website.

Trinity Fellowship at the Park 

Trinity Summer Fun, Fellowship in Chicago - June, July & August
All alumni, family, and friends of Trinity are invited to share in the fun, fellowship, and music at the Festival on several Wednesday evenings this summer. For more informaiton, visit our website.

 Jubilation Save the Date

Plan to join us for an inspiring evening as alumnus Kurt Schemper '97 shares a candid look at what happens behind the cameras of Hollywood-the joys and challenges he faces working in the entertainment industry and the accomplishments he has made as supervising producer of A&E's Intervention. For information, visit: our website.

To view all campus events, visit the Online Calendar.


Raymond Bids Farewell to Trinity 
Jeff Raymond, who has served as Trinity's Athletics Director and head track and field coach for the past six years, has announced plans to leave the College.


Trinity Christian College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.  The College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit September 27-29, 2010, by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  Trinity Christian College has been accredited by the Commission since 1976.  The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the Commission's Criteria for Accreditation. 

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college:
Public Comment on Trinity Christian College
The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL  60602

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.  Comments must be in writing and signed; comments cannot be treated as confidential.
All comments must be received by August 27, 2010.


For information on job opportunities at Trinity Christian College, visit our website.  

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

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