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6 August 2010

Trine golf outing tops record funds

Trine University′s 20th annual Alumni & Friends Scholarship Golf Outing Aug. 6 at the university′s Zollner Golf Course raised over $68,000 for student scholarships, topping last year′s all–time high.

Alumni traveled from the East Coast and other parts of the country to support the university′s financial aid program, which will channel $17 million into academic and need–based grants and scholarships to students this academic year.

Alumni enjoyed a near–perfect day on the meticulous, rolling championship course, some returning to the revitalized campus for the first time in many years. Pete Durocher, who earned a mechanical engineering degree in 1961, traveled from Elmira, N.Y. for his first trip back in nearly 50 years.

The trip was worth it, according to Durocher. "The campus is very impressive. The new facilities are first–rate, and they blend in architecturally with the older buildings which have been upgraded and restored," he said. He planned a return trip for the 50th reunion of his graduating class during the university′s Homecoming weekend Oct. 7–9.

Golfers competed for prizes throughout the day, wrapping up with a dinner in Witmer Clubhouse. Trustee and alumnus Steve LaHood and his wife, Wendy, sponsored the scholarship golf outing, while alumni Jerry Allen, board of trustees chairman, and his wife, Jorja, and Rieke Packaging were dinner sponsors. Fifth Third Bank and Chuck and Rita Nedele were lunch sponsors. AMI Investment Management, Jim Ingledue Construction Inc. and alumnus Scott Fergusson and his wife, Sheryl, were other sponsors.

"We appreciate the phenomenal support we received for this year′s scholarship event," said Trine University President Earl D. Brooks II. "Many new players and teams joined our loyal annual supporters, and their generous contributions will put our excellent education within the grasp of more deserving students."

The university will host the third annual Scholarship Golf Classic in warm and sunny Sarasota, Fla. at the Ritz Carlton Member′s Club on Jan. 27, 2011. If you are interested in this unique and exciting outing, contact Sarah Brown at browns@trine.edu. Save the date for the 21st annual Alumni & Friends Scholarship Golf Outing on Aug. 5, 2011 at Zollner Golf Course.

Didn′t have a chance to attend this year′s event? Have no fear, re–live the excitment and fun through this photo slideshow by clicking here.

8-9 October 2010

Home*Sweet*Homecoming

Join your former classmates, teammates, fraternity brothers and sorority sisters for Homecoming 2010 on Oct. 8 and 9. An exciting lineup of events is in store for you and your family.

Some of the highlights include the Homecoming Dinner on Friday night, where you will see fellow alums receive honors and awards, enjoy an excellent dinner, hear the Trine University Jazz Band and enjoy plenty of time to reminisce with friends and former professors.

On Saturday, attend the dedication and tour the new Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium, take in the tailgate lunch while being entertained by Duke Tumatoe and watch the highly ranked Thunder football team hit the field.

Are you celebrating a reunion this year? Make a trip back to campus and down memory lane. "I want to encourage all of the class of 1960 to join us as we celebrate our 50th reunion this fall. Now is the time to make it back to our alma mater – the campus and overall academic enhancements are well worth the trip. Plus, it will be great to see everyone," says Tom Lundregan, EE ′60.

To view all of the weekend′s festivities, visit www.trine.edu/homecoming.

On Location

7 July 2010

Ray Stuckey, Executive Director of University Advancement, visited alum Jim Hanna (ME ′59) and his wife Carol at their location, Mectron Engineering Co., in Saline, Mich.

Jim is the owner and CEO of Mectron, which produces high–speed inspection systems. Their machinery inspects parts for defects and removes those parts from the manufacturing line. Mectron sells to the top fastener companies in the automotive, aircraft and defense industries in which indentifying tight tolerances is critical. Jim and Carol opened the company in 1968. Although he′s not slowing down, Jim is focusing more on the development side. He has many new product lines in the works. "I use my education from Tri–State every day. I even refer to some of my old textbooks from time to time," he said. If you are interested in learning more about Mectron, please visit www.mectron.net .

Let us visit you "On Location." Contact Nancy Roberts at 260.665.4114 or robertsn@trine.edu to schedule a member of the Office of Alumni & Development to drop in and see you in action.

Regional Summer Events

Summer 2010

On July 20, alumni and friends in Indianapolis gathered to watch the Indianapolis Indians take on the LeHigh Valley IronPigs. It was an excellent turnout, with over 50 in attendance. To view photos from the event, visit our Alumni Facebook group. Special thanks to event hosts Jim Bullard, Scott Brown, Eric Brown, Ezell Moore, Molly Manon, Frank Hall, and the Alumni Association for holding a great evening.

It was an exciting evening at the ball park, as alums gathered on July 26 to watch the Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball team take on the Burlington Bees. The event was hosted by Gary Ward, John Alexander, Jason and Melissa Blume, Nathan and Elly Baggett, Kevin Corey, Chris and Amber Bauer, and the Alumni Association. We thank them all for their support. Check out the photos from the game on our Alumni Facebook group.

Recruit With Your Alma Mater!

Fall 2010

There has never been a better time than now to use a cost–effective recruiting tool! Use Trine University Career Services to maximize your efficiency in finding qualified, professional candidates for your company. The process is simple and saves you time and money.

  • Contact Career Services at 260.665.4847 or through www.trinecareers.org
  • Speak with a staff member to arrange on-campus interviews or to post a position.
  • For on-campus interviews, Career Services will market your position via targeted e-mails to faculty and students, Facebook announcements, flyers, and website postings.
  • We can schedule the students and take you to lunch with a faculty member(s).
  • Brand your company with a new audience through an information session.
  • Participate as a guest host for special events or as an industry professional.
  • Partner with Career Services to develop an internship or co-op program.

Here′s a first hand testimony of how Career Services can work for you:

I want to thank you and the Career Services office for the excellent job you have done to fill our open positions. Your responsiveness and commitment to both Parker Hannifin and the students of Trine is without a doubt the best I have encountered in all my years of college recruiting. The caliber of Trine students, along with the dedication and professionalism of the Trine staff, has enabled the Engineered Seals Division to significantly improve its technical capabilities to support new business growth and customer demand. We have enjoyed a very positive relationship with Trine University, and look forward to continuing this relationship in the future.

Tom Carbon, Divisional Human Resource Manager
Parker Hannifin Corporation (10 hires this year-- four interns, six full-time positions)

Support Trine Today

Fall 2010

Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you enjoying an excellent summer. As we begin the back–to–school season at Trine, I am reminded of my good fortune to be surrounded by some of the nation′s best and well–rounded young people. We are working hard to recruit and retain these students, but we cannot do it without your support.

Annual Fund gifts are vital to the University now more than ever before. Tuition does not cover the full cost of educating a Trine student, and your gift provides scholarships, new equipment and an operating budget to allow us to continue delivering the services of a premier institution. Your support strengthens our resolve to inspire excellence in our students. On behalf of everyone at Trine University, we will appreciate your consideration of a gift to our Annual Fund.

With gratitude,


Robert L. Remington
Vice President of Alumni and Development

Gifts made to Trine University are tax-deductible under IRS guidelines. You can contribute online today by visiting www.trine.edu/give or by mailing gifts to the Office of Alumni & Development at 1 University Ave., Angola, IN 46703. Thank you for your support.

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