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Trine, 1SASS discuss bringing more students from Caribbean to campus

Trine University recently hosted guests from 1SASS (Study Abroad Student Services) in Trinidad and Tobago to discuss opportunities for more students from the Caribbean to study at Trine.

Esther Jones, founder and managing director at 1SASS, and Damian Stewart, head of strategy and business development, were on campus Dec. 5-8. The organization provides student services in multiple territories with the aim of assisting Caribbean/international students seeking to study abroad.

While at Trine, they met with faculty from the Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences, Ketner School of Business and Allen School of Engineering and Computing.

“Trine University is a place where warm hearts, hospitality and kindness quickly makes one forget the cold outside,” Jones said. “No fanfare needed for this institutional gem, a strong teaching university tucked away in northeastern Indiana that houses world-changing patents, world-renowned faculty and alumni and a safe haven for both the ‘thinker’ and ‘doer’ — we need both.

“Trine is a community of hard-working educators and practitioners at the core with servant-leadership work ethic who demonstrate that ‘It’s a Trine thing’ through their commitment to every student’s success. From the institution’s Office of the President to the proud mom of the housekeeping staff who has been part of the Trine family for 17 years, each conversation exudes sincerity and Trine hospitality. We came as visitors and left as family.”

Pictured, from left, are Jensen Jiang, associate director of global partnerships and graduate school; Mari McHenry, director of international community services; David Colbert, executive director of international services; Damian Stewart, Esther Jones and Earl D. Brooks II, Trine University president.