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5 August 2011

Swing to support scholarships

You are invited to play in the 21st annual Alumni and Friends Golf Outing Friday, Aug. 5, on the pristine Zollner Golf Course.

The cost is $125 per player and includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a great continental breakfast, lunch buffet, steak dinner and beverages. Golfers can compete in on-the-course challenges and a helicopter ball drop for cash. Each participant will receive a gift.

Register as an individual or sign up a team of four to play in the morning or afternoon flight by contacting Sarah Brown at 260.665.4316 or browns@trine.edu.

Schedule of Events

  • 6:30–7:30 a.m. – Morning registration
  • 7:30 a.m. – Shotgun start
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Buffet lunch
  • Noon–1 p.m. – Afternoon registration
  • 1 p.m. – Shotgun start
  • 6 p.m. – Dinner, drawing and awards

Premier Sponsorships Available:

Event Sponsor—$6,000
Four tournament entries, four exclusive sponsor gifts, large sponsor signs on course, program recognition and website listing.

Dinner Sponsor—$4,000
Four tournament entries, four exclusive sponsor gifts, sponsor signs on course and clubhouse, program recognition and website listing.

Lunch Sponsor—$2,000
Four tournament entries, four exclusive sponsor gifts, sponsor signs on course and clubhouse, program recognition and website listing.

Eagle Sponsor—$1,600
Four tournament entries, four exclusive sponsor gifts, sponsor sign on course, program recognition and website listing.

Birdie Sponsor—$1,000
Four tournament entries, program recognition and website listing.

Golf Ball Sponsor— $1,000
Four tournament entries, logo on player’s golf balls.

Scorecard Sponsor—$1,000
Four tournament entries, name listed on all scorecards.

Hole-in-One Sponsor—$1,000
Four tournament entries, sign on par 3 contest.

Cart Sponsor—$1,000
Four tournament entries, recognition on carts.

Bonus Sponsorships Available:

Beverage Cart Sponsor*—$750
Recognition sign on beverage cart.
* With this sponsorship you may add golf for up to four people at $50 each.
Prize Sponsor—$500
Proximity Sponsor—$400
Raffle Ticket Sponsor—$400
Putting Green Sponsor—$200
Tee Sponsor—$150 or 2/$200
All sponsors will appear in the event program.

For more information about sponsoring this year′s outing, please call 260.665.4316 or e-mail browns@trine.edu.

If you are ready to register, click here for online registration and secure payment options.

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Spring 2011

Alumni Regional Event Updates

Many Tri-State and Trine alumni gathered with classmates and friends during April’s regionally scheduled lunch and dinner events. Each event was unique, but tales of living in the barracks and fun times of summers spent at Bledsoe’s beach on Lake James were shared at all. Many alumni told stories about Greek life, reminisced about professors, and talked about certain athletic teams, clubs and organizations in which they participated.  All seemed very thankful for the great educations they received.

The office of alumni and development thanks the following alumni and friends:

Jeff Hossler ’80, Don Poorman ’69, Dan Dobson ’63, Stuart Wiseley ’09, who hosted an event April 5 in Fort Myers, Fla.

Herb Johnson ’51, Mike Darch ’67 and Sabrina Gordon ’04, who hosted an event April 6 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

John McKetta ’37, Mike McKetta, John Pittman ’58, Nis Juhl ’52 and Walter Cunningham ’56, who hosted an event April 10 in Austin, Texas.

Myron Perry ’70, Christy Trojanowski ’05 and Duane Roland ’64, who hosted an event Aprill 11 in Houston, Texas.

Dan Keough ’96 and Thomas Schlachter ’82, who hosted an event April 12 in Dallas, Texas.

Tom Lundregan ’60, Steve Haff ’62 and Rob Beggs ’69, who hosted an event April 14 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Charles Brown ’62, Rachel Sellers ’02 and John MacMorine ’62, who hosted an event April 15 in Tucson, Ariz.


Don and Nadine Poorman and Trustee Jack Shaw in Fort Myers in front of  a statue of Thomas Edison


Richard Rutkowski presents Trine President Earl D. Brooks, II, Ph.D., with a framed display of the era of the slide rule at the Fort Myers event.


Alumni group shot in Houston of John Mcilvoy, Christy and Rich Trojanowski, Judy and Duane Roland, Margo Escobar and James Moore, Myron and Sharleen Perry, Al and Karen Schubert.

Angola area alumni - Plan to attend a regional event on campus

Date: May 4
Location: Hospitality Suite in the Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium on Park Avenue
Time: 6 p.m.
The event will be hosted by Scott Gruner ′98 and his wife, Angie ′01, Dan Dobson ′63, Bill Boyer ′71, Kayla Brown ′09, and Shawn Floyd ′09.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Cost is only $10. Register by clicking here. Guests are encouraged to bring their spouses, friends and families. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Brown at browns@trine.edu or 260.665.4316.

Gather with alumni and friends in San Jose, Los Angeles or San Diego!

Join your Tri-State and Trine University alumni and friends at one of these three locations for an evening of memories and networking, while enjoying a great dinner and hearing the latest campus news.

The cost is only $15 per person. Bring your friends and family.
For reservations or questions, please contact Sarah Brown in the office of alumni and development at 260.665.4316. You may also register online at www.trine.edu/events. The reservation deadline is May 13.

San Jose
Date: May 17
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: McCormick & Schmick’s 170 S. Market St., San Jose, CA 95113

The event will be hosted by John Hester ’58, Bob Elliott ’95 and Paul Overmyer ’70.
Los Angeles
Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Tony Roma’s, 126 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale, CA 91206

The event will be hosted by Wayne Larson ’51.
San Diego
Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: The Palm, 615 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101

The event will be hosted by Richard Dreisbach ’66, Jack Luther ’57 and Nirosh Wijayaratne ’98.

Other Upcoming regional alumni events:

South Bend area alumni, save the date for an evening at the Tippecanoe on June 21 at 6 p.m.
Indianapolis area alumni, save the date for Aug. 24 when the group will gather for an Indians baseball game at Victory Field.

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Spring 2011

Generous Givers

Thank you to those alumni, parents, and friends who contributed to the 2011 Spring Phonathon. Many of you received calls from students asking for your support of the Annual Fund and Student Scholarship program. We were so thrilled with your generosity, as the Spring Phonathon raised nearly $175,000.

If we were unable to reach you, please consider giving to the Annual Fund today. The Annual Fund provides the resources to transform our students into future leaders, and helps cultivate our thriving campus community.

Your contribution will:

  • Provide scholarship dollars to deserving students
  • Support academic resources, cutting-edge technology and facility improvements
  • Demonstrate confidence in your alma mater. Alumni participation for the Annual Fund is a key factor in obtaining grants as many foundations look at the university’s total alumni giving percentage before giving awards.

Your gift is tax-deductible and every donation, no matter how large or small, helps us continue our mission and vision for this university, which has educated students for 126 years.

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Spring 2011

Malaysian Connection

Thanks to an alumnus, Trine University students are connecting with students at the Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

Shaziman Abu-Mansor, a 1988 civil engineering graduate of Tri-State University, serves as the Minister Works in Malaysia. Due to his educational ties with the school, Trine officials were able to make a connection.

In 2010, members of the Malaysian Students′ Department Chicago visited campus to see Trine’s new facilities and to build relationships with faculty and students on campus.

In March, students from both UTM and Trine attended, via videoconference, lectures of mutual Interest. Jannen School of Arts and Sciences dean John Shannon, Ph.D., talked about what it means to be an effective speaker.

“We are working to bridge the gap and break down walls between cultures,” said Haseeb Kazi, Ph.D., chair of Trine’s study abroad program. “Our goal is to know them better and to let them know us better. We also want to open up new doors of cooperation and academic collaboration.”

Kazi hopes the program continues to grow and eventually expand into a study-abroad partnership.

“Engineering and technology are strong and growing fields in Asia. Currently, UTM is one of the top-ranking schools in the world,” Kazi said. “They are interested in our programs and trying to reach out to us on the global level.”

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Spring 2011

Homecoming 2011: Our University, Our Future

We hope you can return to campus for our Homecoming celebration, “Our University, Our Future,” from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, so that you can reconnect with your classmates and friends. Make plans today to attend a full weekend of events and celebrations.

Homecoming highlights include:

  • Reunions, tailgates and open houses all weekend
  • Homecoming Dinner, Alumni Awards and special recognition of the class of 1961 on Friday, Sept. 30
  • Thunder football vs. Adrian College on Saturday. Visit www.trine.edu/athletics for the latest sports information.

More details will follow on www.trine.edu/alumni.  For more information or if you are interested in volunteering during homecoming, please send an e-mail to alumni@trine.edu or call 260.665.4114.

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