December 21, 2004
“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
TRINITY ALUMNI WELCOMED AT THE UNITED CENTER
Center will host the
first Trinity Alumni Night to watch the Chicago Bulls take on the Denver
Nuggets on Tuesday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends and
take advantage of the discounted ticket prices
of $31, $26, and $18 (regularly $42, $32, and $26). For more information,
contact the alumni office at 708.239.4854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOMECOMING 2005 CELEBRATES CLASSES OF 1965, ’75,
’85, AND ’95
Interested in planning Homecoming? Want to make sure your friends come
and celebrate with you? The alumni office is looking for alumni to help us plan
Homecoming weekend, February 4-5. This year, we will honor the classes of 1965,
’75, ’85, and ’95 and 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 Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or
All alumni are invited to check out the Homecoming Web page at tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/homecoming
to see the schedule and register for events.
HOMECOMING FEATURES CHRIS RICE IN CONCERT
Trinity Christian College, Oak Lawn Toyota, and McGrath Lexus of Chicago and Westmont
welcome former Dove Award Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Rice in concert on
Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. Seats are
reserved. Tickets are $10 and $12 in advance and $12 and $14 at the door, and
are available through itickets.com or by calling Trinity’s concert line
December Graduates Called To Make A Difference
With more than 500 relatives and friends on hand, the College conferred
61 bachelor’s degrees and 26 teaching certificates at the December 18
commencement in the Ozinga Chapel. Graduates included students in both the
traditional and adult studies programs.
In her keynote address, Dr. Nelvia Brady, business professor
and director of ethnic diversity, urged the graduating class to make a
difference in the world by engaging in their God-given passion with courage and
tenacity. “God has given you everything that you need,” she said.
“He has chosen gifts just for you, and He wants your life to make a
difference. To make a difference you must care deeply about something or
someone bigger than yourselves.”
2004 GRADUATES SEEK AND FIND JOBS
Despite the prospect of a
soft employment market, Trinity’s class of 2004 was able to find jobs
within their careers with relative ease, according to the College’s
placement office. Among the 136 graduates who sought full-time employment after
graduation, 130 are working at jobs relating to their majors. A survey
conducted in November by the Cooper
found that three alumni from that class are working in temporary positions
while three others are continuing their search. For more, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/121604/index.html.
REGISTER FOR HOMECOMING ONLINE
Check out the new Homecoming Web page on the alumni Web site at tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/homecoming.
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 for February 4-5!
CALLING ALL ALUMNI—WE WANT YOUR STORIES
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 email@example.com.
CONFERENCE AND EVENTS COORDINATOR OPENING
College is seeking a full-time conference and
events coordinator. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented team player
with demonstrated ability in planning, organizing, and implementing events.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are needed to interact successfully
with people inside and outside the College, including the general public and representatives of external groups. The ability to
handle multiple assignments concurrently and determine logistics associated
with event coordination are key components of the candidate’s skill set;
computer proficiency is essential.
Negotiating skills and an understanding of budgeting are desired. Commitment to
the College mission is expected.
For a detailed job description or to apply, please contact Larry Boer,
Human Resources Manager, Trinity
6601 W. College Drive,
Palos Heights, Illinois
welcomes diverse candidates.
Men’s Basketball Drops Another Game
At the end of exam week the Trolls had one more challenge as they faced
Bethel College (IN) on December 18. The Trolls knew taking on Bethel at their place would be tough, but it
was made more difficult as they would be without starter Dean Nauta, who
sidelined with a stress fracture in his foot. Continuing in their difficult
schedule the Trolls faced the NCAA Division II team of Lewis University (IL).
As has been the trend in their December schedule the team struggled against
this tougher opponent and lost the game, 93-62. It is the fifth loss in a row
for the Trolls who now have a record of 4-10 heading in to a holiday break.
Men’s Basketball Upended by Calvin and
Stumbles Against Hope
For the first time in more than a decade, Trinity hosted Calvin College
at Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium, and in front of a packed house, the Trolls
faltered against this strong NCAA Division III team. Although these teams
played to a four-point ballgame last season, this game ended in a 29-point loss
for the Trolls, ending it 88-59. They then headed up to Hope College (MI) and for
the second time in the week, could not muster a win as they lost the game
80-57. The team stands at 4-8 for the season.
Women’s Basketball Loses Two in Bethel Tourney
After defeating Silver
(87-40) the previous weekend, the
Trolls had their work cut out for them as they played two strong teams in a
tournament at Bethel College (IN) on December 17-18. The Trolls struggled
against both of the Indiana
opponents they faced and lost both games by wide margins. On Friday night they
fell to Bethel College, 85-58. The next day they faced even tougher competition
and lost, 69-51, to NAIA nationally ranked #5 Indiana Wesleyan
University. The team is
now 6-9 as they take a break for the holidays.
To read more about this year’s athletics teams, visit the Trolls
online at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics
SAVE THE DATE
January 25 – Trinity night at the United Center
February 4-5 – Homecoming 2005
February 5 – Chris Rice in concert, 7:30 p.m.
February 24 – Closing reception for Cecil McDonald photographs, 8
For more information on any of these upcoming events, please see our
Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/index.html#upcoming
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