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CANADIAN ALUMNI REUNITE IN ONTARIO

A group of Trinity alumni held a reunion in Ancaster, Ontario, Saturday, June 7, at the home of Justin '72 and Jessie (Ellens ex '72) Cooper. Of the 50 people who attended, 32 were alumni of the College, some of whom had not seen each other for more than 20 years.

English professor Michael Vander Weele '73 and his wife, Albertena (De Groot) '74, Trinity's career placement counselor and a native of Canada, represented the College at the reunion. They were eager to re-connect with names and faces of the past, especially Dr. Calvin Seerveld, the featured guest and a former professor of philosophy at the College who is beloved by many of his former students.

"Someone said that it wasn't so much philosophy, theology, or history that we learned but the formation of a new life," Albertena Vander Weele said. "That seemed to express the feelings of everyone who was there."

As they shared stories of their lives since leaving Trinity, the alumni discovered they had much in common personally and professionally. Cooper now serves as president of Redeemer College in Ancaster. Others pursued career paths as counselors, ministers, principals, and Christian labor union administrators.

"Together we marked God's faithfulness to us over these many years," said Michael Vander Weele. "It was a good occasion to be reminded of the College's importance to those Canadian students from Trinity's early years, and we know first-hand their importance to the school."

For more photos of this event, and other alumni events, please visit the alumni events page at: trnty.edu/alumni/events/past.html

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