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April / May 2013

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Racheal Benner

Get Connected with Racheal

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

Spring is here (according to the calendar, but according to the thermometer it’s still winter), which means graduation is right around the corner. This year we will be celebrating the commencement of more than 400 new alumni. These alumni will become part of a special family, joining more than 18,000 living alumni, all over the world. This means there will be 400 new people showing their Thunder pride ... how do you show yours? Keep reading for ideas.


Promote Trine any way you can — the UC store has some great window clings that you can purchase in store or online. Trine University license plates are available to Indiana residents, with $25 of the cost donated, in your name, to the student scholarship fund. Lastly, don’t forget about Tgear, Trine’s athletic apparel shop.


Chances are you know somebody who is looking at colleges now or will be in the future, such as children, grandchildren, siblings, cousins, friends (the list goes on and on). Encourage these young people to visit campus. More information can be found on our Visit Campus website!


Get involved with your alma mater. Attend one of our alumni events or visit us on campus. We have events planned this summer in Indianapolis and South Bend and hope to visit a town near you in the coming future. There’s so much changing on campus right now that you won’t want to miss. The Jim and Joan Bock Center for Innovation and Biomedical Engineering is being constructed and the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts is under full renovation. In addition, Shambaugh Hall is getting a new roof to match all of the others on campus, and a new building is going up for campus operations. Lots of changes.


Trine University students receive more than $20 million in institutional aid each year. We pride ourselves in providing an affordable, first–class education to our students. Your financial support helps make this possible.


Employ students and alumni. Be part of a growing network of alumni who share their professional expertise and connections.

Now that you have been equipped with the information you need to show your PRIDE in your alma mater, what are you waiting for?

Racheal Benner, ′12, is excited to meet Trine University alumni. She can be contacted by email at