Jeff Perkey, Trine sophomore mechanical engineering
Jeff Perkey, a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Warsaw, finds Trine′s campus size conducive to learning and building relationships.
"I love Trine for the many opportunities to easily get involved, form lifelong friendships and gain valuable experience that can prepare one for leadership and success in the future as well as right now," Perkey said. "And, it has great food."
Perkey said he appreciates Trine′s academic rigor and his professors who bring experience and energy to the classroom.
"Trine is not just going to hand you a diploma for being enrolled; rather you are forced to work for your knowledge and ultimately your diploma," he said. "Not only do the professors who are teaching my classes have actual real–world experience outside the classroom, they are passionate about the courses they teach and provide examples from their own experience that apply to each class."
Dr. Tim Tyler, Ph.D., brings enthusiasm to the classroom and it′s contagious, Perkey said.
"Dr. Tyler made an impact on me because he transforms problem solving into something more enjoyable and understandable and helps guide you in any question you may ask him. For example, he challenges our thinking by assigning high level problems, but is there to support us through the process," he said. Tyler is member of the Reiners Department of Civil Engineering.
Perkey is a involved in Trine′s honors program, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, American Society of Civil Engineers, is a Student Senate representative and a resident assistant.
"Getting involved in campus life, and the friendships I′ve made are some of the most fun parts of college."