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Protector of Presidents

22 March 2010

Alumna and U.S. Secret Service agent Lesley Cochran-Timm spoke in Trine’s Distinguished Speaker Series on March 22 in Fabiani Theatre. She discussed her role in guarding U.S. President Barack Obama and other heads of state during her presentation, “Worthy of Trust and Confidence,” which took its title from the U.S. Secret Service motto.

Cochran-Timm earned a degree in criminal justice at Tri-State University in 1995, and has served with the U.S. Secret Service for over 13 years. Assigned to the Presidential Protective Division in 2003, she has protected U.S. President Barack Obama, former presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr. and Jimmy Carter, Vice President Al Gore, former Vice President Dick Cheney and heads of state from Israel, Iran, Jordan, Poland, Russia, Great Britain, Fiji, Haiti, Barbados, Cameroon, Korea and other countries.

While visiting campus, she spent time with students in classrooms, met with faculty and staff members and dined with a group of students and faculty members. The Distinguished Speaker series is free and open to the public.

Regional Science Fair at Trine

20 March 2010

Trine hosted the 50th annual Northeastern Indiana Tri-State Science Fair on March 20 Hershey Hall. The fair included over 300 local school student projects, which were open for public viewing. Science Central science museum from Fort Wayne, Ind. also presented a family fun festival for visitors and exhibitors.

Students in grades 1-12 from schools in DeKalb, Noble, LaGrange and Steuben counties in Indiana and St. Joseph County in Michigan created the projects chosen to participate. Top projects received place awards and/or special awards from area and national organizations and governmental agencies.

Five senior division projects and three junior division projects were chosen to compete in the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair in Indianapolis March 27. Two senior division projects were selected to go on to the International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held this year in San Jose, Calif.

The fair is sponsored yearly by Trine in conjunction with business and industries in DeKalb, Noble, LaGrange and Steuben counties.

Taking the Lead

20 March 2010

A master of science in leadership will be offered through Trine University’s School of Professional Studies beginning this summer. Designed for bachelor degree holders and working professionals, it will be offered at Trine regional campuses in Angola, Fort Wayne, South Bend/Mishawaka and Merrillville, and through the Trine Virtual Campus online study program.

It will provide advanced training in people- and problem-oriented competency for graduates in the areas of business, engineering and arts and sciences. It will also promote and encourage lifelong learning for those working in a variety of fields in which visionary, strategic leadership is requisite to success.

The degree will offer five areas of concentration: healthcare systems studies, international studies, non-profit organization studies; strategic foresight and entrepreneurship, and sustainable business administration. Students will complete a capstone experience in their selected concentration area, giving them an opportunity to apply core and content-area skills to a real-time, organizational need, issue or problem.

The new degree responds to a need expressed by those with bachelor degrees, said SPS Dean David Wood. “In the past year, a growing number of graduates have expressed interest in pursuing a master’s degree that will provide advanced theory and training in organizational management, decision-making, problem-solving and leadership skills so that they may progress in their career journeys,” Wood said.

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