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University recognized with Duesy Award

AUBURN — The DeKalb Chamber Partnership honored Trine University for its contributions in education at its annual DeKalb Awards for Excellence in Business Community and Education, known commonly as the Duesys, on Nov. 11.

Trine was honored with the chamber’s Education Award.

“Trine’s mission is to change the lives of our students and make a positive impact on the communities that we serve,” Jason Watson, vice president and dean of enrollment for TrineOnline, said in accepting the award. “I really think this award shows that we are fulfilling that mission.”

Each year the DeKalb Chamber Partnership honors area businesses, leaders and educators who go above and beyond in the community with the Duesys, a series of eight awards. The annual awards gala, held at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, celebrates DeKalb Chamber Partnership members and recognizes contributions in business, community and education.

This year the chamber received more than 100 nominations from the community. Those nominations were pared down to three finalists in each category.

Serving more than 200 members and their employees, the DeKalb Chamber Partnership works to drive business and community growth in DeKalb County.

  • Presentation

    Presentation - DeKalb Chamber Partnership board president Steve Snider, left, presents the chamber’s 2021 Education Award to Jason Watson, vice president and dean of enrollment for TrineOnline. Watson accepted the award on behalf of Trine University.

  • Award

    Award - Julie Goodwin, Trine University’s executive director of corporate partnerships, left, and Jason Watson, vice president and dean of enrollment for TrineOnline, hold the Duesy award presented to Trine University at the DeKalb Awards for Excellence in Business Community and Education on Nov. 11.