The Association of Reformed
Institutions in Higher Education selected sociology chairman Brad Breems
as one of its three lecturers for the 2003-04 academic year.
The purpose of the lectureship
is to support faculty development efforts at the schools in the association.
Lecturers will present theological and philosophical foundations of Christian
higher education in the Reformed tradition, provide models of Christian
scholarship that reflect the mission and character of the ARIHE institutions,
and nurture a culture of education and community that transcends the college
"Dr. Breems' passion for
education within the Reformed perspective makes him a likely choice to
represent the College," said Provost Liz Rudenga. "His colleagues and students
can see his enthusiasm for teaching, and now he will be able to share that
zeal on a broader spectrum and strengthen other faculty in ARIHE."
ARIHE comprises eight colleges
and universities in the United States and Canada who share the Reformed
and Presbyterian Christian tradition. The presidents or chief academic
officers of each institution submitted one nomination for lecturers.
Dr. Breems, a 15-year professor
at the College, also serves as Trinity's representative for the International
Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE).