Alumni of the Year
Each year, the Alumni of the Year Award is given to a Trinity graduate who has made a significant contribution to the field of their endeavor, and has been recognized by their associates for outstanding achievements. Each recipient has remained connected to the College and demonstrates a Christian commitment that reflects on the College’s mission.
Scroll down to read about past recipients and how they have contributed to God's world.
2017 Alumni Award
The College is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Award. Nominations will be accepted until April 15, 2017. All Trinity alumni are eligible for the award. Alum is defined as a student who achieved a minimum of 24 credit hours at Trinity. (approximately 1 year)
- Nominations can be submitted online using the nomination form.
- The nomination form can also be downloaded in PDF form here and submitted via mail or email.
- If you have questions, please contact the alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.239.4854.
- All nominations will be considered, with the winner determined by the Trinity Alumni Board.
- Has made a significant contribution to their field of endeavor.
- Are recognized by their associates for outstanding achievements through vocation or volunteerism.
- Manifests a Christian commitment that glorifies God and reflects on the mission of Trinity Christian College.
- Has maintained a connection to the College through time, talent, or resources.
Previous Alumni of the Year
2015 - Amy Nagelkirk ’92
2014 - Bill Dykstra '71
2013 - Rich Schutt '76
2012 - Louella DeVries '93
2011 - Dr. Michael Vander Weele ’73
2010 - Kathy Nimmer ’91
2008 - Henry Doorn 1981
2007 - John Kooyenga 1966
2006 - Calvin 1972 and Marcy Tameling ex1973
2005 - Art Jongsma 1963
2004 - Steve and Helen Hoekstra 1983
2002/2003 - Derk Bergsma 1977
2000 - Pete Post 1974 and Caryl Post 1976
1999 - Gerald Gabrielse 1973
1998 - Russ Hollender 1971
1997 - John Bernbaum 1963
1996 - Jan Disselkoen 1971
1995 - George Bosman 1964
1994 - Larry and Ann Vander AA 1972
1993 - Art Hoekstra 1971 and Mary Hoekstra 1972
1992 - George Vander Velde 1963
1991 -- Nicholas Vogelzang 1971 Jeanne Vogelzang 1972
1990 - Dave Larsen 1967
1989 - Alex DeJong 1968
1987/1988 - June Baker 1979
1986 - Dan Van Prooyen 1971
1985 - Marty Doot 1967
1984 - Louis and Char Sytsma 1965
1983 - Tom and Linda Back 1981
1982 - George Van Dahm 1963
1981 - Marion Overzet Dykstra 1961