A Perfect Fit, Convocation Encourages New Students: Photogallery
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Convocation is a special time of fellowship and worship as the campus community gathers to celebrate the beginning of the academic year. On Wednesday, August 27, Interim President Liz Rudenga, Ph.D. welcomed students and faculty back to campus.
In her address “A Perfect Fit”, Professor of Business Dr. Lynn White shared details about her background growing up in the area and her initial feelings about fitting in when she first came to Trinity, a topic that resonated with many new students.
She said that gaining a deeper understanding of a Trinity education helped her to become integrated into the community. She used the analogy of a tent to help students understand how they, too, fit into a Christian liberal arts college in the Reformed tradition. Noting the ever-expanding “canvas” of disciplines and students and the need for the “support poles” of a strong curriculum, White assured students that “Trinity’s tent is strong, upright, and flourishing, with plenty of room for each of you to find your perfect fit.”
This year, in addition to faculty, many of Trinity’s staff members joined in the processing. Student Worship Scholar Jordan Ghiglia ’17 of Wenatchee, Washington, gave the invocation. Dr. Craig Mattson, professor of communication arts, and student Olivia Winkowitsch ’17 of Felch, Michigan, led the audience through the litany reading based on Psalm 50.
Prior to the benediction by Chaplain Willis Van Groningen, Ph.D., Interim Provost Sharon Robbert, Dean of Students Mark Hanna, and Student Association President Julian Garcia ’15 of Orland Park, Illinois, offered prayers of thanksgiving for faculty, staff, and students, respectively.
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