OFFICE WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR
A former Trinity employee
returned to the College in a new position to lead the advancement team.
Larryl Humme, who worked under past presidents Gerard Van Groningen and
Ken Bootsma, is the College's new executive director of development.
For the past 11 years, Humme
has been involved with fundraising activities for the Reformed Church of
America, the last four as director of the RCA Foundation. He steps into
a similar role at Trinity during a time of momentous growth.
"I feel like I'm at home,"
he said. "My new colleagues have embraced me, and it is my privilege to
join their efforts of providing an excellent Christian higher education.
Trinity has accomplished some exciting things and has positioned itself
to reach even greater heights in the near future."
The College has matched its
enrollment growth with the construction of several new facilities since
2000, including the Heritage Science Center, Ozinga Chapel, and Alumni
Hall. Trinity plans to add the Art and Communication Center as well as
athletics fields on a stretch of land northeast of campus along Route 83.
Humme's development and fundraising
expertise will be instrumental in the forthcoming capital campaign. He
will manage the five-person development team and oversee the development
"Larryl is a tremendous addition
to our team," said Pete Hamstra, vice president for advancement and admissions.
"He brings a wealth of experience to Trinity along with a personal commitment
to the Reformed tradition. Heading into the next phases of our capital
campaign, I believe his presence and contributions will help us strengthen
ties with our current network of friends and donors while forging new relationships