What’s happening?

We asked you to tell us about the happenings in your life. And you did. It was awesome. We printed most of the news in this winter’s Trine Magazine.

We received so many updates that we created a class notes section of the website just for you. So, click here to find out if your lab partner had a baby, if that wild guy finally got married or if your freshman-year roommate got a promotion and moved to Dubai. You’ll be surprised at where life has taken your classmates.

Why wait for the annual Christmas newsletter to tell your classmates what you’ve been up to? Save on postage and tell us your story here or e-mail Gretchen M. Miller at millerg@trine.edu.

Wings and bball

It doesn’t get better than basketball and wings. Scott (’98) and Angie (’01) Gruner and the Alumni Association invite you to join alumni and friends to cheer on the Thunder men's basketball team as they take on Kalamazoo College in Trine University’s Hershey Hall on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 2 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person (includes game admission, lunch by Buffalo Wild Wings and a Trine cooler).

Time: lunch begins at 2 p.m. in the upper east gym; game starts at 3 p.m.

RSVP: by Jan. 20 or click here to register today.

For more information, contact Sarah Brown at 260.665.4316 or browns@trine.edu.

Join alumni, friends in sunny Sarasota

Join alumni and friends at the annual Scholarship Golf Outing at the Ritz-Carlton Members Club in Sarasota, Fla., on Jan. 26. The members club, a Tom Fazio design, is one of the best courses in America.

Registration, lunch and practice facility usage will begin at 11:30 a.m. Format of play is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

The $175 entry fee includes green fees, golf cart, caddy, practice range and lunch. Proceeds will benefit the Trine University Student Scholarship Fund. Sponsorships also are available. Please visit trine.edu/golf to register. For more information, contact Gretchen M. Miller at 260.665.4312 or millerg@trine.edu.

Change a student’s life
Support a Books and Beyond Scholarship

You can continue to impact students’ lives by supporting the Books and Beyond Scholarship Program, which was created after donors gave nearly $60,000 in textbook scholarships at last year’s gala.

Contributions to the Books and Beyond Scholarship Program will assist deserving students who demonstrate financial need. Sponsorships will go directly to students so they can purchase needed books, computers, school and lab supplies and meals. Funds will also help students pay modest account balances that will allow them to register for the next semester.

With appreciation to Metal Technologies, Inc. chairman and chief executive officer, university trustee and alumnus Rick James and his wife, Vicki, the MTI Foundation, Inc. generously offered a $30,000 matching challenge this year. With your help, we could meet – or better yet – surpass the challenge before the scholarship gala. Please consider purchasing at least one $500 scholarship. If interested in sponsoring one of these scholarships, please contact Gretchen M. Miller at 260.665.4312 or millerg@trine.edu.

Students raise $135,000

Thanks to your generosity, and the efforts of current students, nearly $135,000 was raised during the Fall Phonathon. In addition to asking for support for student scholarships, students took walks down memory lane with alumni and answered questions about campus life programs, professors and classes.

Students also updated address information so alumni can receive complimentary copies of the Trine Magazine and more. If you weren’t reached during the phonathon and would like to update your information, visit www.trine.edu/update or call 260.665.4114.

To make a gift today to support the Trine Fund, which provides support for student scholarships, please visit www.trine.edu/give or mail your gift to Trine University, One University Avenue, Angola, IN 46703.

Your gift is tax-deductible and every donation, no matter how large or small, is greatly appreciated.

Celebrating our own on Veterans Day

Trine University is thankful for and proud of alumni and current students that have served or are serving our country. This year, John McBride, a 1948 BSBA alumnus, visited the alumni and development office on Veterans Day.

Ten days after graduating from high school in 1943, John was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for a year and a half at a hospital in Santa Fe, N.M., before being shipped to the Philippines in “Mopping Up Operation,” where he served as a medic with the infantry division.

Later, John earned the rank of Staff Sergeant and was one of the first troops transferred to the southernmost island of Japan. He returned home in February 1946 and later worked in many capacities at Trine, including director of alumni relations.

"Put me in, Coach Land"

Photo contributed by Tom Roberts, BABA ‘72

Trustee Jim Bock, BSME ‘54, hosts one of his infamous tailgate gatherings at the last home football game. Shortly after a few of Jim′s refreshments there were chants of "Put me in, Coach Land."

From left are Oren Skinner, Ed. Dr, friend of the university; Ray Stuckey, director of institutional advancement; Bock; Mike Darch, BSBA ’67; and friends Dave Hochstetler, Chuck Nedele and Angola Mayor Richard Hickman.

Trine Publications

Check out the winter 2011 online edition of Trine Magazine, “Making a ... Lasting Impression” and the new Engineering Publication. You’ll read about how your donations directly impacted struggling students, the time three student-athletes devoted to one young family, the GI wives of Tri-State College, the Allen School of Engineering and Technology’s bold vision, an alumnus who came out of paralysis to run a marathon, and more.