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Standing in the University Center at Trine, from left, are Trine University trustee Jack Shaw, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.), Trine president Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and trustee Mitchel Rhoads.
Rep. Stutzman discusses higher education with Trine officials
ANGOLA, Ind. — U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) met with Trine University officials June 8 to better understand and discuss higher education in his district, the state and across the country.
Stutzman, along with district director Daniel Harman and senior legislative assistant Sarah Milligan, toured Trine’s main campus in Angola and spoke with university president Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D, senior vice president Michael Bock, development director Kristina Johnson and trustees Mitch Rhoads and Jack Shaw.
With recent campus upgrades, increased programming and economic development initiatives, Stutzman said Trine continues to reinvent itself for the 21st century, holding a “special place in a region that boasts some of the best schools in the nation.”
Congressman Stutzman had particular interest and praise for Trine’s plan to spur economic development in the region, as well as significant support for the university’s planned physical therapy program.
“The future of northeast Indiana is directly connected to education, and Trine is helping to lead the way,” Stutzman said.
Trine is recognized as the fastest-growing private institution in Indiana. The university completed a successful $90 million capital campaign and has undergone $75 million worth of capital improvements in the last decade. The university is now offering master’s degrees in various engineering programs and construction is expected to begin soon on the Jim and Joan Bock Biomedical Center.
“We are so pleased to have Congressman Stutzman visiting our campus today,” Brooks said. “We value his time, and hope that Trine University can continue to be a resource for him in the future.”
A fourth-generation family farmer, Stutzman, of Howe, has been active in politics since 2002, when he was elected to the Indiana Senate.
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