News Release

With students back on campus and classes in full swing, Trinity paused to celebrate and give thanks for the completion of Alumni Hall during a brief program in front of the new residence building following chapel September 8.

Students, faculty, staff, and guests of the College walked from the Ozinga Chapel to the main entrance of Alumni Hall, where President Steven Timmermans greeted them with a welcome for the occasion. Dennis Harms '89, director of alumni and donor relations, spoke to the audience, as did Ginny Carpenter, vice president for student development.

"We will continue to be intentional about promoting our community," Carpenter said. "The world demands that we know how to play well with others, and this residence gives us more opportunities to practice service and hospitality. Students who live in Alumni Hall will share space and learn collaboratively outside the classroom.

"In the first couple of weeks of the new year, Alumni Hall has been a busy place. The residents have settled in, and it has created its own culture and identity, like the other residence buildings."

Nearly 200 freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are residents in Alumni Hall. The College furnished a 3,000-square-foot fitness center and an art studio in the basement. The art program will use that space until the Art and Communication Center is built.

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