Grandparents’ Dinner: Photogallery
Grandparents from near and far visited their grandchildren and enjoyed an evening meal in the Dining Hall. Through this event, grandparents gained a better understanding of both the mission of Trinity and what life on campus is like for their grandchildren.
During the first part of program, grandparents heard a few words from President Steve Timmermans, Ph.D.; Larryl Humme, vice president for development; and Ken Boss, director of planned giving.
Next, Bob Wennberg, director of Adult Studies, led everyone in a hymn sing, accompanied by Dr. Barb Timmermans, professor of nursing, on the keyboard. Chaplain Bill Van Groningen ended the program in prayer.
Afterwards, grandchildren joined their grandparents for the buffet-style dinner prepared by Creative Dining.
“I really enjoyed the Grandparents’ Dinner,” said Kayla VanWyk ’16 of Pella, Iowa. “Having the meal at supper time meant I didn’t have to rush to class afterward, so I could sit and enjoy their company for even longer, which was great.”
Following dinner, students and grandparents were encouraged to participate in a number of activities. Options included attending the spring play Noises Off; enjoying 20% off at the bookstore or a free cup of coffee at the Bootsma Bookstore Café; or simply visiting a while longer in the Fireside Room.