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Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. ~ David Frost

In the past couple of weeks, I have learned about some really amazing Tri–State College/Tri–State University/Trine University alumni. For instance, did you know that a Tri–State College alumnus was one of three men on the crew that was piloting the B–52 that lost its tail (1964)? Yep! Or, did you know that the inventor of the first — and what we know as the modern–day — lint roller is a 1949 Tri–State College graduate? The lint roller! And, I’m sure many of you know that the creator of the modern–day golf ball was also an alumnus.

We have alumni who have been inducted into well–known organizations in their fields, and those who are leading some of the most successful companies in their respective industries. We have alumni who are traveling across seas to do amazing mission work, and others who are creating non–profits and charities right here in the United States.

I know some alumni haven’t found success by way of easy street – some have had to overcome obstacle after obstacle, but have found the courage to never give up. What obstacles have you overcome to be where you are today?

I invite you to please share your story with your alma mater. Your stories are inspirational, not only to your fellow alumni, but to the future alumni of Trine University. Email your story to and it could be highlighted in an upcoming issue of the TBolt, Trine Magazine or the annual engineering publication.

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