Trine University continues serving South Bend through online model

SOUTH BEND — With the shift to offering convenient undergraduate and graduate degree programs through TrineOnline, Trine University will move its staff in the South Bend area to a work-from-home model, effective June 24.

Nick Pittman, TrineOnline director of admission; Brenda Swanson, transfer coordinator; and Jeanie Ruppert-Boling, academic advisor, will continue to be located in the South Bend area.

“Trine University has proudly served the South Bend community for more than 20 years, and we look forward to continuing to provide a quality education to even more students in this area through TrineOnline,” said Keirsten Eberts, assistant vice president for TrineOnline.

Recently ranked eighth in the nation by college ranking website, TrineOnline offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in areas including business administration, healthcare, leadership, engineering and technology, and communication, justice and psychology. All TrineOnline classes offer the convenience of online learning with personal support that includes 24/7/365 tutoring, one-on-one advising, faculty support, career services and financial aid.

Founded in 1884 in Angola, Indiana, Trine University has served the South Bend area since 1997. For more information on TrineOnline degree programs, visit

Last Updated: 07/21/2020