WELCOMES NEW STUDENTS, PARENTS
2004 gave Barb Tretheway a second chance to experience the annual orientation
for first-time Trinity students and their parents. Unable to attend last
summer when her son, Rick, was heading into his freshman year, she accompanied
her daughter, Joy, for this year's activities July 9 and 10.
Tretheways were among 360 new students and parents who came to familiarize
themselves with the College's academic, spiritual, and social environment.
After arriving on campus Friday, guests enjoyed a picnic on the Commons,
toured Alumni Hall during an open house for the new residence building,
and attended the alumni praise and worship in the Ozinga Chapel.
the students engaged in a variety of team-building activities, parents
focused on the business of financing their son's or daughter's college
education. The financial aid session that Barb attended added some levity
to a normally serious topic.
good to laugh when you're talking about money, particularly when it pertains
to tuition costs," said the Zeeland, Michigan, resident. "I think it's
really great that Trinity has a weekend like this. It gives the students
and parents a better idea of what to expect during the (academic) year."
Saturday's breakfast buffet with President Steven Timmermans, students
registered for classes, and both they and their parents learned more about
the College's on-campus programs and local community involvement. Trinity
faculty and staff were available throughout the weekend to extend a welcome,
answer questions, and give advice to the visitors.
had another awesome Blueprints for our incoming freshmen and parents,"
said Josh Lenarz '98, director of admissions. "The Class of 2008 appears
to be an enthusiastic group that the College will be proud to have on campus.
I'm looking forward to August when they move into the residence halls and
start their lives as Trinity students."
2004 Photo Gallery
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