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 College!




The United 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



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 to see the schedule and register for events.



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 or by calling Trinity’s concert line at 708.293.4599.  



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.”



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 Career Center 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




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 for February 4-5!



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




Trinity Christian 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 Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463. Trinity 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 College

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 Lake College (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:



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 p.m.

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


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