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Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter - November 22, 2005
“I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your
wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O
Most High. My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you. For you
have upheld my right and my cause; you have sat on your throne, judging
righteously.” Psalm 9:1-4 NIV
THIS JUST IN
WOMEN’S SOCCER CROWNED NCCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
With a 1-0
defeat of top-ranked Trinity International University (IL) at the NCCAA National
Soccer Tournament in Kissimmee, Florida, the women’s soccer team was crowned
national champions. The No. 2 seeded Trolls defeated the Trojans in the
championship game on Monday, November 21; they had defeated Dallas Baptist
University (TX), 5-2, in the first round of the tournament and Hope
International University (CA), 2-0, in the semifinals. This was the first trip
to the NCCAA National Tournament for the women’s soccer program, which finished
its season with a record of 21-5-3; it also was a first national title for the
College. The championship game was the fourth time the two colleges had squared
off; the Trolls lost to TIU in conference play, 2-1, were defeated on penalty
kicks in the conference championship, and came up short, 1-0, in the NCCAA
region finals. In the most important meeting, however, the Trolls produced the
victory for the national title. The team was awarded a championship banner
and individual medallions. Tina Visser, Katie Visser, Natalie Buikema, and Mindi
Harkema were named to the All-Tournament Team. Jess Eenigenburg was named the
tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. For more on this story, visit http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/news/archive/051121/b.html.
TIMMERMANS CHEERS ON TROLLS
BASKETBALL AT CALVIN
Come and support your alma mater on Wednesday, November
30 as the Trolls take on Calvin’s Knights at 7:30 p.m. (EST) in Calvin’s
Fieldhouse ($5 tickets at the door). Join President Steven Timmermans to root
for your favorite team—the Trolls! Trinity attendees are invited to a halftime
reception in a room directly off the main balcony of the Fieldhouse to meet the
President and enjoy a time of light refreshments and fellowship. Contact Kelly
Netjes at 708.239.4854 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this
CHRISTMASTIDE TICKETS ON SALE
Christmastide on Saturday, December 3. Trinity’s festival of Christmas
music will offer performances at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now available
for $10 by calling 708.597.3000. Seats are general admission; doors open an hour
before each performance.
SOCIAL WORK CELEBRATES ACCREDITATION WITH
All Trinity alumni and friends are invited to join the
social work department on Wednesday, December 7 in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga
Chapel from 4-7 p.m. for fellowship and refreshments. The social work department
was granted initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education
(CSWE) in October, recognizing its outstanding program. For more information,
contact Laura Zumdahl at 708.239.4852 or email@example.com.
BRING A FRIEND
TO CHRISTMAS TEA
Join us for Tea Around the Tree in the Ozinga Chapel Grand
Lobby on Saturday, December 10 from 1-4 p.m. to enjoy Christmas fellowship with
your friends, children, and grandchildren around the 15-foot poinsettia tree.
The afternoon will feature Christmas treats, music of the season, face painting,
cookie decorating, and Christmas story-telling. Any questions? Call Joanne
Gritters at 708.239.4831 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRINITY AIDS GULF COAST
The College, in partnership with Ozinga Bros., Inc., sent a 48-ft.
trailer filled with food, water, toiletries, school supplies, paper products,
kitchen goods, furniture, and tools to the Brentwood Baptist Church in Houston,
Texas on November 19. Donations for the relief effort were made by students,
faculty, staff, and friends of the College. Read more at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/112205/
DAVID CROWDER CONCERT A SELL-OUT
Tickets for the
November 11 David Crowder Band concert, “A Collision Tour,” sold out a month and
a half in advance. Crowder, joined by Shane and Shane, and the Robbie Seay Band,
played to the enthusiastic audience for more than four hours, providing a
memorable show. View a gallery of photos from the concert at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/111805/crowder.html.
DINNER HONORS SCHOLARSHIP DONORS AND RECIPIENTS
More than 70
scholarship supporters from 11 states attended Trinity’s annual Scholarship
Recognition Dinner on Thursday, October 27, in the Grand Lobby of Ozinga Chapel.
The event allowed student recipients to meet or reconnect with their donors and
express their appreciation for the $80,000 in scholarship gifts for the
2005-2006 academic year. Read more on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/111505/
SIDER SPEAKS OUT FOR POOR
Dr. Ron Sider, an international
author and speaker for more than 25 years, addressed the issue of attending to
the poor and disenfranchised on Thursday, November 3, in the his public address,
“Can We End Global Poverty, and If So, How?” Hosted by the Social Justice
Chapter, a student group on campus, Dr. Sider’s presentation was the culminating
event in a day-long visit to the College. For more, check our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/111105/
VOLUNTEERS HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE ARTS
to help others inspired Trinity juniors Annette Witte and Amy Dirkse who
volunteered their time at the annual “Gala of the Arts,” sponsored by Catholic
Charities of Chicago, on Friday, October 14. They were joined by freshmen Beth
Nybeck, Colleen Hoffman, and Danielle Posthuma at the fundraising event held at
Soldier Field in Chicago. See our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/111005/
for the rest of the story.
FORMER PRO ATHLETE PLEASES
Dave Dravecky had no trouble hitting a home run at
Jubilation! on Friday, October 7. The former San Francisco Giants pitcher
and founder of Outreach of Hope ministry revealed his compelling personal
testimony to the sold-out audience of nearly 500 people at the Doubletree Hotel
in Alsip, Illinois. Read more and see pictures on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/110905/jubilation.html
College is seeking an experienced full-time director of communications. The
director will lead the College's marketing and public relations efforts and
manage a four-person team. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and
coordinating all marketing activities, including print and electronic media;
conferences and events; and media relations. Excellent communication skills,
experience in Microsoft Office software, ability to multi-task and interact
effectively with internal and external constituencies are needed; commitment to
the College mission is expected. A bachelor’s degree is required; master's
degree is desirable. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Resumes must
be received by December 14, 2005.
Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time graphic
designer to execute and manage multiple print projects, including ads,
brochures, direct mail, invitations, magazines, newsletters, and programs. Must
be deadline-driven and detail-oriented; able to work independently and with a
team. Proficient with Mac and PC platforms; skilled in MS Office, Adobe Suite,
and Quark XPress. Web experience and photography skills helpful. Commitment to
the College mission is expected. A bachelor’s degree is required. Resumes must
be received by December 14, 2005.
Interested candidates for these positions should submit
Human Resources Department
Trinity Christian College
West College Drive
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463
welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Read more about these job openings
and others on the website at: tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings.
MEN’S SOCCER SEASON TAKE SEVENTH AT NCCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
In their final game of the NCCAA National Tournament in Kissimmee, Florida,
the men’s soccer team played to a 3-3 tie with North Greenville University (SC).
The game went directly to penalty kicks where the Trolls came out on top, 4
goals to 3, for the game decision and the seventh-place award. The team’s final
season record was 13-8-2. The Trolls lost 4-1 to No. 3 Nyack College (NY) in the
first round, and to No. 2 Bryan College, 2-1. The team’s final season record was
EENIGENBURG NAMED NCCAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jessica Eenigenburg was honored as the 2005 Michelle Akers NCCAA Player of the
Year on Thursday, November 17. She was presented with this award, sponsored by
the Gary Beck Foundation, at the NCCAA National Soccer Tournament kick-off
event. Jess received a trophy and an engraved watch as well as a plaque for the
College. Each year, the award is presented to a women’s soccer player who is
highly skilled, shows excellence in competition, exhibits outstanding leadership
qualities, including Christian service activities, and possesses a vital
Christian testimony both on-and-off the field. Eenigenburg has surpassed almost
every accomplishment in the College’s record book. She led the NCCAA with 42
goals and 22 assists this season and has accumulated impressive career totals of
115 goals and 42 assists. Read more of this story at http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/news/archive/051121/c.html.
CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES IN NCCAA NATIONAL MEET
country runners joined over 20 different Christian colleges to compete in the
NCCAA National Championships held at Cedarville University, Ohio. The Trolls had
strong end-of-the-season performances with season best times for many
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FINDS FIRST WIN
basketball team tallied their first win against Ashford University (IA) on
Saturday, November 19, 54-51. The night before the Trolls were defeated, 63-56,
by Saint Ambrose
University (IA). Their record now stands at 1-5.
MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS IU-EAST
The men’s basketball team
used a second half effort to cruise to an 82-54 win over Indiana University-East
on Monday, November 21. Tied at half-time, the game broke open in the second
period as the Trolls poured in 51 points to out-score IU-E by 28. On Saturday,
November 19, the team lost to the University of Illinois-Springfield, 76-60. The
team is now 3-4 for the season.
To read more about this year’s
athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics.
SAVE THE DATE
November 29 – TAC event at
Chicago Bulls game
November 30 – Alumni reception in Grand Rapids, Trinity v.
Calvin men’s basketball game, 7:30 p.m.
December 3 – Christmastide, 4
p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
December 7 – Social Work Accreditation Open House, 4-7
December 10 – Tea Around the Tree, 1-4 p.m.
December 17 –
February 3-4 – Homecoming
For more information on
any of these upcoming events, please see our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/
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