A Message from Trustee Coach Lou Holtz

Trine grads finding jobs

Ninety–one percent of Trine graduates from December 2010 to May 2011 reported they were employed or pursuing a graduate degree within six months of graduation, with a significant number of majors experiencing a 100 percent placement rate in a variety of industries.

Trine′s four main campus schools′ placement ratings were above the national placement average of 68 percent, as determined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

"We are tremendously pleased with the outcomes of our graduates. These extraordinary placement results demonstrate the commitment of our faculty and staff, especially the growing efforts of our career services office," said Trine president Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D. "The value of a Trine education speaks for itself."

With an overall 84 percent response rate from people who graduated between December 2010 and August 2011, results show that nearly a quarter of Trine′s majors experienced a 100 percent placement rate in a variety of industries.

Overall Placement Rate: Franks School of Education – 97 | Ketner School of Business – 95 | Allen School of Engineering & Technology – 92 | Jannen School of Arts & Sciences – 80.

For the full press release, click here.

Buy a Trine License Plate

With your purchase a Trine license plate, you are making a difference in students′ lives.

Trine license plates are a great way to show your pride and support for the University. A $25 tax–deductible contribution is given to Trine for each plate ordered per year. An additional $15 special–recognition plate fee, along with your annual vehicle registration fees, is assessed by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Trine license plates are for Indiana residents only. This is a standard vehicle registration plate only issued for passenger cars, recreational vehicles, and trucks weighing less than 11,000 pounds.

You can order or renew your Trine license plate at your local license branch or online by visiting www.in.gov/bmv/2334.htm. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles will collect your $25 contribution to Trine University and forward it to us on your behalf. It′s that easy.

If you have any questions about purchasing a Trine license plate, please contact annual fund director Sarah Brown at browns@trine.edu or 260.665.4316.

Faculty Promotions

Trine University′s board of trustees approved four faculty promotions at the January board meeting in Sarasota, Fla.

Julie Howenstine has been promoted to associate professor in the Ketner School of Business. After working in the corporate arena, she came to Trine where she has been an assistant professor of marketing since 2005.

Marlene Sweet has been promoted to assistant professor in the Jannen School of Arts & Sciences. She brings more than 20 years of professional experience in the areas of clinical work and case management with at–risk populations.

Tom Trusty has been promoted to associate professor in the design engineering technology department. He has been at Trine since 2007 and has more than two decades of teaching and consulting experience in computer–aided design.

Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering′s Darryl Webber, Ph.D., has been promoted to associate professor. Webber is the Foundry Education Foundation Key professor and the advisor to Delta Chi fraternity and the Materials Society.

Career Fair Better than Ever

Trine University just completed the most successful career fair in school history. This fourth annual event attracted 450 students and 48 companies to the University Center Mall on Thursday, Feb. 2. Last year′s career fair attracted 300 students and 38 companies.

Career services sponsored this campus event, which brought companies from throughout the state, Ohio and Michigan.

Trine University alumni also represented their companies from as far away as South Carolina (QuEST Global Services) and Rhode Island (General Dynamics Electric Boat).

"The alumni presence was the greatest in the history of the event," said event organizer Terry Johnson. "Without their participation, many of these companies would not be exposed to our outstanding Trine University students."

Engineering giants such as Cummins, Biomet, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Parker Hannifan, ITT Exelis, Univertical, Beckman Coulter, Steel Dynamics Inc. and the U.S. military branches converged on Trine′s campus. Business partners were led by Aerotek, Con–way Freight, Northwestern Mutual, Three Rivers Federal Credit Union and WestPoint Financial.

For a complete list of all 48 companies who participated in the career fair, visit trinecareers.org.

Maymester is here

Read our news release about the unveiling of our Maymester inititiatve.

Trine Marks MLK and Black History

Read about the events and festivities in store for the annual MLK week at Trine.

Wood Promoted to VP

Wood promoted to assistant vice president. Read more.

Jean Deller promoted

Deller to serve as Trine′s assistant vice president for academics. Read more.