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In front, from left, are Jacquise Walters, assistant vice president David Wood, Rita Key, Elizabeth Varela, Kevin Nyznyk, Campus Director Rebekah Morin and LaToya Tyrone. In back, from left, are LaToya Montgomery, Sonja Sabo-Djuric, Kelly Loveless, Markisha Leggett, LaShawn Dixon, Patricia Lott, Dorinda Gregor, Lori Coello and student support specialist Jennifer Pellar.
Schererville Education Center honors Trine graduates
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SCHERERVILLE, Ind. – The Trine University School of Professional Studies at the Schererville Education Center hosted a senior salute Feb. 29, honoring those who graduated in December and who will graduate this spring and summer. More than 70 people attended the celebration, including representatives from Trine’s main campus in Angola, Ind.
Schererville Education Center director Rebekah Morin, of Hobart, was pleased with the turnout for the event and hopes it continues to grow in years to come.
“Sixteen people are graduating with meaningful degrees, and they were here to celebrate with their families and friends,” Morin said. “Many of our students now plan to enter our master’s program, while some are headed into the workforce.”
The senior salute event held special meaning for Morin, who was once an undergraduate student looking forward to graduation. Now, she’s able to help others on the path to career success.
Shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree from Trine, Morin began working as the student support specialist at Trine’s Schererville location in June 2010. She first came to Trine as a student through the university’s partnership program with Ivy Tech, and, because of her academic excellence, she received discounted tuition.
“I had been in the workforce -- mostly in administrative roles -- for a while and decided to return to school,” Morin said, who had also earned an associate degree from Ivy Tech. “Trine really worked with me on transferring more of my credits than any other school. They believed in me.”
On Jan. 3, Morin accepted the director’s role at the Schererville campus, and she has big plans for the future, both personally and professionally. She currently is pursuing her master’s degree and helping other students finish their degrees.
“I plan to continue working with adults who want to further their educations, whether they’re just starting college or putting the finishing touches on their degrees,” Morin said. “I plan to work with area education, business and government leaders to make education a reality for the people of, not just Schererville, but northwest Indiana.”
For more information about Trine University School of Professional Studies, contact Morin at email@example.com or (219) 440-7180.
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