TRINITY HOSTS VISITORS
FROM EIGHT STATES -
than 165 prospective students and parents from eight states flooded campus
September 24 to experience Trinity Christian College during the first Parent
Visit Day of the year. Rev. Tim Hoekstra, chaplain, opened with devotions
at a welcome lunch and Dr. Mark Ward, associate provost, spoke about being
prepared for the college experience.
Visitors received tours of
Trinity and attended breakout sessions on various topics ranging from financial
aid, to student life, to academic offerings. The students also received
a free Troll T-shirt.
"Visit days are only one
way the admissions office reaches out to high school students," said Pete
Hamstra, vice president for advancement and admissions.
Admissions counselors have
been on the road this fall visiting high schools and attending college
fairs throughout the United States. The College has already received several
applications as a result of their efforts, said Hamstra.
"It's fun to hear comments
about how beautiful our campus is," he said. "Even more exciting, however,
is hearing visitors talk about how welcome they feel here, and the wonderful
people they meet while visiting. I heard more than one student say 'this
is where I want to be next fall.' If this first visit day is any indicator
of the kind of year we'll have, we should look for another fantastic school
year starting in fall 2006."