ELDERS, YOUTH REUNITE
AT GRANDPARENTS DAY
Ozinga Chapel was a scene of youth and wisdom April 20 when Trinity students
enjoyed a brief morning reunion with their grandparents on the College's
20th annual Grandparents Day.
Dozens of students met their
elders for chapel service and stayed to share lunch with them in the Grand
Lobby and Recital Hall before heading to their afternoon classes. The grandparents
were treated to music and singing from the College's woodwind and honors
ensembles and concert choir.
"I think it's a terrific
idea to bring grandparents to campus and build a relationship with us,"
said George Boss, whose granddaughter Katie Boss is a sophomore. "I have
been very impressed with Trinity. It has a wonderful Christian atmosphere,
and it teaches kids the right things."
program was excellent, and the fellowship was great," his wife, Clarice,
added. "We saw some people we hadn't seen in a long time. I'm already looking
forward to returning next year."
The Bosses, residents of
Beecher, Illinois, were two of nearly 200 grandparents who attended the
event, which was held for the first time in 1986. Members of the College's
advancement team served lunch and presented a Trinity coffee mug to each
"We should recognize our
students' grandparents for the significant roles they've played in their
lives," said Larryl Humme, Trinity's executive director of development.
"Because they are valuable contributors to the success of their grandchildren,
they also are stakeholders in the success of the College. They are members
of our community."