FAMILY INITIATES NEW
Harry '65 and Barbara '65
Kampenga firmly believe that Christians should serve in careers that transform
culture, and they have established an endowment fund that will encourage
Trinity students who have chosen a career path that includes service.
Beginning this year, the
Harry and Barbara Kampenga Scholarship will support a Trinity junior or
senior seeking a degree in nursing or education at Trinity. The Racine,
Wisconsin, residents have made the grant available to students from southeast
Wisconsin with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better. The award, whose
initial amount is $500, should increase to $1500 within five years and
remain at that level thereafter.
"We chose nursing and education
because they are two areas that are heavily service- oriented," Barbara
Kampenga said. "Christians in those fields have a direct influence on other
people, and that's something that is very important to us and honors the
Lord. It's neat to be able to help young people long after we're gone."
The Kampengas, who were two
of the College's first full-time residents in 1964, have emphasized the
significance of service to their five children. Two of their daughters
are teachers, another is a social worker, and their son is pursuing a degree
in Christian counseling. Their daughter Cherish is a senior in Trinity's
nursing program, which receives high praise from her parents.
"We are absolutely delighted
with Trinity's nursing program, and Cherish has been very happy there,"
Harry Kampenga said. "It's a terrific setting that reinforces the values
we believe in. When she graduates, we feel she can go to any medical facility
in the nation and people will invite her to work for them. I think the
same will be true of the College's other nursing graduates."
Scholarships awards are invaluable
means of helping Trinity students meet the costs of tuition, books, room
and board, and other expenses related to their education at Trinity. If
you would like to sponsor a scholarship, call Maribeth Stech in the development
office at 708.239.4806 or email email@example.com.
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