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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--December 20, 2005

December 20, 2005
"But the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; His kingdom will never end.'" Luke 1:30-33 NIV


Blessings and joy to you and your family in this Christmas season from the alumni office and Trinity Christian College!



Interested in planning Homecoming? Want to make sure your friends come and celebrate with you? Help us publicize the annual alumni weekend by calling your former classmates and inviting them to join you at Trinity over Homecoming weekend, February 3-4. This year, we will honor the classes of 1966, '76, '86, and '96; we want to hear how we can make this a special weekend for you and your former classmates. If you would like to help out or simply offer an idea, please contact Travis Bandstra at 708.239.4854 or


Nearly 1,000 students, faculty, staff, and community members attended this year's two Christmastide performances on December 3. The event featured the wind, woodwind, flute, and honors ensembles; brass quintet; the Concert, Campus, and Gospel choirs, and Honors Ensemble. Traditional selections from the concerts included G.F. Handel's Hallelujah!, the "Three Characteristic Dances from The Nutcracker," and songs composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. See photos on our Web site at:



The junior class claimed the "Last Troll Standing" trophy in a competition that marked the culmination of student appreciation week, November 14-18, sponsored by the student association. During a process of elimination, junior class representative Allison Backous '07 survived three hours of standing in the back of a maintenance truck with other student association representatives while classmates bought cups of water for them to drink. Read the rest of the story on our Web site at: 




Check out the new Homecoming Web page on the alumni Web site at You can find the schedule for the entire weekend, register for events, and read about this year's award recipients. Mark your calendar and make plans to travel to Trinity February 3-4!



The alumni board announced Cal '72 and Marcy DeVries Tameling ex'73 as the 2005 Alumni of the Year. The Tamelings have remained closely connected to the College since their student days, attending and participating in events and campus activities. They will be honored at the Presidential Alumni Dinner on Friday, February 3, along with the Honorary Alumni Award recipients Dr. Daniel Diephouse, Lois Thomson, and Dick and Pixie Molenhouse. Read more about the Alumni of the Year on our Web site at:



Do you know an alum with an interesting story? The alumni office is looking for alumni to profile on our Web site and feature in the TRINITY magazine. Their stories may be used to inspire other alumni, current students, or prospective students. You can submit a story by sending an e-mail to the alumni office at




Beginning next semester, the Trinity student newspaper, The Courier, will be available for a semester-long subscription. Get current campus news and sports, read student opinions on modern day issues, and laugh with the rest of campus over the satirical "Backpage" articles. Subscription rates for the spring semester will cost $20, and include eight issues. If you are interested or have any questions, e-mail The Courier staff at   


Trinity Christian 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.

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.

Interested candidates for these positions should submit resumes to:
Human Resources Department
Trinity Christian College
6601 West College Drive
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about these job openings and others online at:
Women's Basketball Host Tournament

The women's basketball team got two wins in the Doubletree Trinity Christian College Classic over the weekend. In the first night of action the Trolls easily handled Silver Lake College (WI), 101-44, and then defeated the No. 14 nationally ranked Bethel College (TN), 80-75, on day two. The Trolls break for the semester with a 6-8 record. They will head out to the state of Washington over the holidays to play Northwest College in Kirkland, WA, on January 3 (7:30 p.m.) and Colombia Bible College in Abbotsford, B.C. on January 5 (6 p.m.).


Barbie Heerdt Scores Her 1000th Career Point

In the Trinity Christian College Classic Tournament on December 16, senior Barbie Heerdt achieved the milestone of reaching 1000 career points. She entered the game against Silver Lake College (WI) 14 points shy of that mark, having accumulated 822 points in her first three seasons and 164 points already this season. 


Men's Basketball mark two more in the win COLUMN

The Trolls came away with a one-point victory, 73-72, at Indiana University-Northwest on December 10 to put an end to their four-game losing streak. The team overcame a first-half deficit and held on at the end to get the narrow victory. On Saturday, in their final game before the semester break, the Trolls took care of Bethel College (IN) in a 76-68 victory. Trinity, who held the lead the entire game, built a 20-point lead in the second half and then held on against a Bethel charge late in the game. The Trolls finish the first semester with a 5-8 record. The team will travel to California over the break and play Life Pacific College in San Dimas, CA, on December 30 (7 p.m.) and University of La Verne in La Verne, CA, on January 3 (7:30 p.m.). 


To read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at:
January 26-February 23 - Gallery of selected works by artist Brett Gill

February 3-4 - Homecoming

February 6 - Diversity Lecture Series-Rev. Esteban Lugo, 10 a.m.
February 11 - Southwest Symphony Orchestra Concert, 8 p.m., tickets required

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