FALL GRADUATES READY
TO FULFILL TRINITY MISSION
opened the door for another class of graduates to transform culture when
the College awarded bachelor's degrees and teaching certificates to 107
students during commencement Saturday, December 13, in the Ozinga Chapel.
More than 600 family members and friends attended the ceremony.
The ceremony celebrated the
diligent work of 68 young men and women who completed the traditional program,
and the 39 adult learners who finished the education program in the adult
studies department. Keynote speaker Dennis Lonstine, professor of education
in adult studies, encouraged the graduates to be thoughtful in their planning
and remain committed to their calling.
his first commencement as president, Dr. Steven Timmermans presented the
degrees and certificates to the graduates. Carolynn Van Namen, Trinity's
director of marketing and communications whose daughter, Cathryn, was among
the graduating students, offered the invocation. Dr. John Hoekstra, who
also teaches education in adult studies, led the litany reading. Dennis
Harms '89, director of alumni and donor relations, cited U. S. Security
Advisor Condoleeza Rice in his remarks as he welcomed the new alumni to
Trinity's alumni association. College chaplain Tim Hoekstra gave
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