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6 August 2010

Annual Alumni Golf Outing

Play in the 20th annual Alumni and Friends Golf Outing on Friday, Aug. 6!

Swing for scholarships in the Alumni and Friends Golf Outing on Aug. 6 on beautiful Zollner Golf Course. You won′t want to miss this great day of golf, fun and excitement. The event is sponsored by alumnus Steve LaHood and his wife Wendy.

The cost is $125 per player which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast, lunch buffet, and steak dinner, beverages throughout your round, many on–the–course challenges, helicopter ball drop for cash, and every golfer receives a gift.

Register online as an individual or sign up a team of four to play in the morning or afternoon flight by visiting www.trine.edu/golf , or calling Sarah Brown at 260.665.4316. Many premium event sponsorships are still available with all proceeds benefiting student scholarships.

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on campus on Aug. 6!

Schedule of Events

  • 6:30–7:30 a.m. — Morning registration
  • 7:30 a.m. — Shotgun start
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Buffet lunch
  • Noon–1 p.m. — Afternoon registration
  • 1 p.m. — Shotgun start
  • 6 p.m. — Dinner, drawing, and awards

 

23 June  2010

Become an alumni mentor!

Employer outreach coordinator David McDonald in the Office of Career Services is calling all Trine alumni in business leadership or ownership positions to consider joining 30–50 other alumni in an alumni mentor network.

McDonald is expanding the network this summer and will formally announce and implement it this fall. The alumni mentor network gives Trine alumni who are established in their fields an opportunity to share their expertise with students from their own university.

They will help students by answering their questions about degrees and jobs and providing them with job shadowing opportunities to give them an up–close view of the professions they are considering. Students will learn how to network with alumni constituents and receive information about different companies and how their degrees correlate with jobs.

One Trine student has already secured an interview that resulted in a job by working through the alumni mentor network. "Watch for an announcement this fall at trine.edu for the alumni and friends network site," McDonald said.

On Location

May 2010

Meet Amanda Day (Heller), BSBA ′09. She is the digital media coordinator for Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, Mich. She is responsible for all of their social networking sites and prepares all of the promotions for radio, print and television for North America and Canada. (Pictured fifth from right)

On race weekends, she helps with contest prizes, assists at the scoreboard and supports all public announcements, including the fan plaza radio show. Amanda can also be seen in pre–race ceremonies and Victory Lane. She also prepares the speedway′s newspaper, called The Inside Track.

Amanda said the highlight of her job is that she "meets many cool people!" Over the last NASCAR race weekend on June 12 and 13, she met Adam Sandler and Kevin James, as well as Nicklas Lidstrom, captain of the Detroit Red Wings, and many, many NASCAR drivers.

Amanda loves what she is doing because she helps create lasting memories for every person, every time. Not only is that MIS′s mission statement, but it′s what she enjoys the most. "It′s very validating to hear from a fan after a race weekend and know that they had a great trip to our facility," she said.

"My Trine education prepared me in the fields of communication and marketing. The experiences I had as a student made me start out more confidently," she said. "I am fortunate to work with the best people in motor sports—hands down! We love what we do. We work hard, but we have fun doing it."

Amanda has fond memories of Trine. She and Garret Day, BSCE ′09, were married June 26. Congratulations!

Check out the upcoming summer events at MIS:
Meijer Pole Day on August 13
NASCAR Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 August 14
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CARFAX 400 on August 15

Amanda is offering a Trine alumni discount to the NASCAR race on August 15. Check out this special rate by clicking here. For more information on all of these events, visit www.mispeedway.com.

If you would like a member of the Office of Alumni & Development to visit you at your location and highlight your business, please call 260.665.4114 or e-mail alumni@trine.edu. Tell us where you work and update your profile by clicking here.

Regional Wrap Up

Summer 2010

Angola area alumni gathered for an evening of networking and reminiscing on May 5 in the Franks Executive Suite in Sponsel Administration Center. Over 45 alumni and guests attended to hear campus updates by President Brooks, learn about upcoming campus activities from Dean of Students Randy White, and hear a Thunder football scouting report from Coach Matt Land.

The event was hosted by alumni Bill Boyer, Mitch Davis, Scott and Angie Gruner, Jeff and Anne Posendek and John Stock, the Alumni Association and the Trine University Office of Alumni & Development.

Michiana alumni gathered with alumni and friends for an evening at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend on Wednesday, June 23. Over 40 alumni and guests participated in this fun evening to network with classmates, tour the historic museum and hear campus updates.

The event was hosted by alumni Mike Darch, Tom Roberts, Jim Sproatt, Gil Martin and Jim Bock, the Alumni Association and the Trine University Office of Alumni & Development.


Attend an upcoming event near you:

St. Louis Alumni: Let's get together!
Attend this exciting event to network with alumni and classmates, receive campus updates and have some fun on Lake Saint Louis. A pontoon boat cruise will take you by the "King of Auto Warranties" $17 million castle and rapper Nelly′s multi–million–dollar home. Enjoy a great BBQ with all the sides and a cash bar. If you wish to arrive early, take in a round of golf on Lake Forest′s championship course. Make your tee time by calling Hu at 636.561.3003.

For reservations or questions, contact Sarah Brown at 260.665.4316 . You can also register online by clicking here . The reservation deadline is July 2.

Bring your friends and family!
Saturday, July 10
BBQ begins at 3 p.m., cost is $16 per person
Lake Forest Country Club
300 Yard Drive, Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367
Visit www.lakeforestgolf.org for directions

Event hosted by alumni Hu (′56) and Joan Weikart, Chuck (′59) and Carol Railey, Bill Pett (′53), Linda (′91) and Doug Frey, the Alumni Association and Trine University′s Office of Alumni & Development.

Indianapolis–area Alumni: Join us for a night at the ballpark!
The Indianapolis Tri–State/Trine University alumni chapter invites you to gather with alumni and friends for an Indians baseball game on July 20! Join them on the First Base Terrace for a great dinner buffet, networking and watching the Indians take on the LeHigh Valley Iron Pigs.

The cost is $25 per guest, which includes admission to the ballpark′s First Base Terrace, a reserved seat and dinner. For questions or to RSVP, contact Sarah Brown at 2601.665.4316. You can also register online by clicking here. The deadline to register is July 9.

Event hosted by alumni Jim Bullard, Scott Brown, Eric Brown, Ezell Moore, Molly Manon, Frank Hall, the Alumni Association, and the Trine University Office of Alumni & Development.

Fort Wayne Alumni: Take in a night at Parkview Field for a TinCaps baseball game!
Join us on the Home Run Porch to cheer on the Fort Wayne TinCaps as they take on the Burlington Bees. The TinCaps were 2009 Midwest League Champs in their inaugural season! Watch the game while enjoying a dinner buffet of hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, potato salad, pasta salad and soft drinks.

The cost is $25 per person, which includes dinner and admission to Parkview Field. Bring your friends and family! For reservations or questions, contact Sarah Brown at 260.665.4316. You can also register online at www.trine.edu/alumni. The deadline to reserve your tickets to this exciting event is July 19.

Date: Monday, July 26
Buffet is open from 6:05–7:35 p.m.
Game begins at 7:05 p.m.
Location: Parkview Field at 1301 Ewing St., Fort Wayne

Event hosted by Gary Ward ′78), John Alexander (′53), Jason (′04) and Melissa Blume, Nathan (′03) and Elly (′03) Baggett, Kevin Corey (′06), Chris (′04) and Amber (′04) Bauer, the Alumni Association and Trine University′s Office of Alumni & Development.

Appeal for Giving

June 2010

Dear Friends,

We need your help and support for this year′s 2010–2011 Annual Fund!

What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund provides much-needed funds that touch every facet of the institution. Trine’s Annual Fund is dependent on the partnership we have with the board of trustees, alumni, faculty and staff, parents of students and alumni, friends and businesses.

Giving to the Annual Fund:

  • Provides scholarship dollars to deserving students
  • Helps support academic resources, cutting-edge technology and facility improvements
  • Demonstrates confidence in your alma mater. Alumni participation in the Annual Fund is a key factor in obtaining grants. Many foundations look at total alumni giving percentages before awarding grants or making contributions.

Why is the Annual Fund important?
Every private college has a gap between operating expenses and tuition income. Our Annual Fund bridges this gap by supporting the operating budget, since tuition revenues cover approximately three–fourths of the cost of educating a student at Trine.

Your gift is tax-deductible and every donation, no matter how large or small, helps us continue our mission and vision for this university, which has educated students for over 125 years.

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