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DOORS OPEN FOR NEW RESIDENTS - 8/26/05

When Carl Roethel pulled into the parking lot to help his daughter Brenda move into her residence hall August 26, he was swarmed by orange-clad Trinity students and staff waiting to welcome his family and unload his vehicle.

"It was great to have as many people help us as we did," said Roethel, who along with his wife, Linda, brought another daughter, Kristin '05, to Trinity as a freshman four years ago. "It made the move quicker and easier, and took away some of the fear for Brenda. Moving didn't seem so scary then."

Brenda Roethel was one of more than 250 freshmen and transfer students who officially became Trinity residents during move-in day. With help from relatives and friends, the newcomers hauled their clothing, computers, stereos, and televisions to their rooms in Tibstra, West, South, and Alumni halls. Trinity students and staff members provided shopping carts to transport boxes and crates from the parking lots to the residence halls.

The student development office, which was remodeled last spring, saw a heavy volume of traffic throughout the afternoon. New students lined up to take pictures for their ID cards and register their vehicles for campus parking privileges.

Yolanda Brown's trip to Palos Heights marked her first time dropping off a child at college. As she unpacked her car, she felt good about her daughter, Vershorn Lacy, moving into the Trinity community.

"I wanted my daughter to go to a college that will encourage what we believe as Christians," said Brown, a Chicago resident. "I fell in love with Trinity when I first visited, and it was my first choice for Vershorn. I was glad when she said that she didn't want to go anywhere else."
 

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