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Students Respond to Business As A Calling

Through the generosity of a donor, 25 Trinity business majors attended the 2001 "Business as a Calling" conference in Chicago, sponsored by the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) and Partners for Christian Development. A variety of seminars offered insights into change management, e-commerce, socially responsible investing, family business, and discovering your life's purpose, among others. Professor John Kooyenga, Dr. Mark Ward, and Vice President for Advancement and Admissions Pete Hamstra accompanied the group to the four-day conference. 

Many of the seminar speakers have participated in previous conferences, including the one held on Trinity's campus in 1998. Milton Kuyers, chairman and CEO of GMK Companies, Inc., captured the attention of several Trinity students with his session on turning around a distressed business, while Mark Peters, president and CEO of Butterball Farms, Inc., addressed ways of enriching employees' lives through applying biblical principals to the work setting. Several students found the seminar on "discovering your life's purpose" helpful, especially for graduating seniors considering various career options. 

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