News Release


Faculty and students had the opportunity to review the fine work of Trinity’s Honors Program on December 12 in the Grand Lobby of Ozinga Chapel. The Honors Program challenges academically gifted students through seminars, unique opportunities within a major program, and participation in co-curricular activities. Led in their efforts by Associate Professor of Education Dr. Patti Powell, six students in this semester’s Honors Seminar investigated academic partnered learning, a method of teaching, learning, and reflecting that combines academic classroom curriculum with meaningful community service. The community projects included:

  • An after-school tutoring program in the communities of Posen and Robbins, Illinois
  • A workshop on self-esteem for middle school-aged girls at Restoration ministries.
  • Work with a suburban food pantry
  • An AIDS awareness program with a community partner in Chicago’s Lawndale community
  • A young authors event for the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf
  • A survey on awareness of issues facing international students at Trinity

“This event brought hope to our hearts,” said Dr. Aron Reppmann, director of Trinity’s Honors Program. “Taking a few minutes away from reading final exams and hearing about the students’ work was very satisfying.”

An album of the students and their works are available for viewing here.

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