Trine contingent takes part in Day at the Statehouse

March 03, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — Trine University administrators, members of the cheer and dance teams and even Trine mascot Storm participated in the ICI Day at the Statehouse on March 2.

Sponsored by the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), the event was held at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis and offered an opportunity to educate policymakers about the many benefits of the organization’s member institutions for students and the state as a whole. It also provided college and university leaders the chance to network with lawmakers.

“Private higher education continues to play a key and expanding role in the growth and health of the Hoosier economy and quality of life,” said John Shannon, Ph.D., university provost and senior vice president at Trine University. “We enjoy any opportunity to partner with other institutions to educate and remind lawmakers about the positive impact we all have on the state of Indiana.”

The day also featured a Mascot Meet-N-Greet, with mascots from the institutions, including Storm, taking part in photo opportunities with legislators and other guests.

Independent Colleges of Indiana is the collective voice for excellence and choice in higher education for all students. As a non-profit association, ICI represents Indiana’s 29 private, non-profit, regionally-accredited colleges and universities.

  • Statehouse

    Statehouse - From left, Leah Baird, Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Trine University mascot Storm, Trinity Stiles and Independent Colleges of Indiana President David Wantz, Ed.D., at the ICI Day at the Statehouse on March 2. Baird and Stiles are members of Trine’s cheer and dance teams.

  • Shannon

    Shannon - From left, Leah Baird, John Shannon, Ph.D., university provost and senior vice president at Trine University, Storm and Trinity Stiles at the ICI Day at the Statehouse on March 2. Baird and Stiles are members of Trine’s cheer and dance teams.

  • Enrollment staff

    Enrollment staff - From left, Storm, Kelly McGuire, executive director of enrollment at Trine University, Leah Baird, Trinity Stiles and Kim Bennett, vice president for enrollment management at Trine, at the ICI Day at the Statehouse on March 2. Baird and Stiles are members of Trine’s cheer and dance teams.

  • Mascots

    Mascots - Mascots from members of the Independent Colleges of Indiana stand in the Indiana Statehouse on March 2. Trine University mascot Storm was joined by, from left, Trinity Stiles and Leah Baird, members of the university's cheer and dance teams were part of the event.

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