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Trinity Professors Announce Retirement

Students, friends, family, and faculty will have the opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contributions of three Trinity professors retiring this year: Dr. Virginia La Grand, associate professor of English (1990-2008); John Kooyenga ’66, associate professor of business (1981-2008); and Dr. Burt Rozema, dean of academic services and professor of classics (1982-2008).

  • Open House for John Kooyenga will be Thursday, May 1, 2008, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Library Board Room. For more information, contact Dr. Lynn Spellman White at 708.239.4761.
  • Open House and Roast for Dr. Burt Rozema will be Friday, May 9, 2008, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the Administration Building. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Ward at 708.239.4763.
  • Night of Readings for Dr. Virginia La Grand will be Friday, May 9, 2008, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the Administration Building. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Vander Weele at 708.239.4757.

KooyengaAfter 27 years of teaching at Trinity, John Kooyenga, associate professor of business, is retiring but will return half-time next year in his role as director of the Adult Studies business program. Read more.

LaGrand
For the past 18 years, Dr. Virginia La Grand, associate professor of English, has taught English courses at Trinity, including freshman composition, children’s literature, linguistics, and British & American literature. Read more.

RozemaDr. Burt Rozema, professor of classics and dean of academic services, has invested 26 years at Trinity. During most of that time, he taught all of the Greek courses at the College. Rozema will return half-time next year as director of off-campus programs. Read more.

Scholarship and special purpose funds have been established in the name of each of the retirees. Contributions to these funds may be made out to Trinity Christian College with the name of the retiree or retirees in the memo line and directed to the development office.

 


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