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Mark Your Calendars for OPUS 2022

OPUS, Trinity’s annual festival of student scholarship, is taking place on Wednesday, April 20. The word “opus” is Latin for work. Whether it’s the arts and humanities, natural and applied sciences, or social sciences, students from all disciplines can present their work or attend this annual celebratory conference.

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Business Department Accreditation Reaffirmed by ACBSP

As part of Trinity’s ongoing commitment to educating future business leaders who will change the world, the College pleased to announce the business department’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

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98 Percent of the Class of 2021 Are Employed or in Grad School

According to data from Trinity’s Cooper Center for Vocation and Career Development, 97.7 percent of the graduates in the Class of 2021 are employed or in graduate school. That far surpasses the nationwide average of 82.4 percent.

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McGhee ‘24 Takes Part in Prestigious Internship Program

Recently, accounting major Jason McGhee ‘24 had the opportunity to participate in the Mary T. Washington Wiley Internship Preparation Program, designed to launch African American and other racial and ethnic minority college students into the accounting profession with access to training, resources, and mentors.

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Congratulations to Fall 2021 Dean’s List Students

The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor. Congratulations to all our undergraduate students who met this distinction for the Fall 2021 semester.

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Fusion 59 Consulting Team Offers Professional Expertise

For professional market research, improving brand awareness, boosting social media engagement, creating business models and other services, local companies have an option right at Trinity—Fusion 59’s Consulting Team.

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Alum Returns to Business Classrooms to Share Experience and Insights

During his time at Trinity double majoring in finance and marketing, Zach Fitch ’18 didn’t plan to become an influencer or work for one of the biggest TikTok marketing agencies in the world. Yet since graduating from the College and doing a career pivot when COVID-19 hit last year, Fitch has achieved those objectives and more.

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U.S. News Names Trinity a Top 20 School

The life-changing value of a Trinity education has once again been recognized by U.S. New and World Report, which named Trinity to several of its “best” lists for 2022, including among the Top 20 Regional Colleges Midwest and #15 for social mobility.

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Alumni Success Story: Paul D. Miantona ’03

Dr. Paul D. Miantona ’03, DBA, will never forget Saturday, Feb. 26, 1999. That is the day he left behind his refugee life and boarded a plane at the Abidjan International Airport in the Ivory Coast of West Africa to fly to a new life in Philadelphia, and then on to Palos Heights to earn his degree from Trinity.

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Fusion59 Co-Directors Featured in Television Interview

Some of the deep bonds between the College and Palos Heights were highlighted during a recent interview with Trinity’s Fusion59 co-directors Haley Heeg ’20 and Sundeep Vira on Channel 4, the city’s community access channel.

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Business Program Honored by Colleges of Distinction

Trinity business majors leave the College confident in what they believe and possess the skills and experience necessary to excel in their field for good, according to Colleges of Distinction. The organization has once again recognized Trinity’s business program, among numerous categories.

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Alumni Success Story: Taylor Boice ’15

When Taylor Boice ‘15 was recently named to Fortune magazine’s “Five Star Wealth Managers under 40,” he was surprised and honored. And he credits his time at Trinity, where he double majored in communication arts and finance, for helping to pave the way for his professional career success.

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Business Program Recognized by Colleges of Distinction

Trinity’s Business program has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction based on four key areas: engaged students; great teaching; vibrant communities; and successful outcomes.

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Trinity Ranked Among Top 25 of Best Colleges

Continuing a years-long tradition of excellence and recognition, Trinity Christian College has been named among the “Best Midwestern Regional Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for 2021. Trinity was also named a “Best Value” college and a “Top Performer on Social Mobility.”

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Heeg Takes Over as Fusion 59 EIR

Since Fusion 59 opened in 2018, many people across campus and from the Chicagoland area have benefited from Trinity’s innovation and co-working space. As Haley Heeg ’20 takes over as Entrepreneur in Residence, she is looking forward to continuing and expanding on that tradition.

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HR Management Curriculum Aligns with Major Association

Trinity is pleased to announce that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Trinity’s HR Management degree now aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

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Trinity Grads Lead Illinois in CPA Exam Pass Rates and Scores

Trinity’s accounting graduates continued the College’s tradition of excelling on the certified public accounting (CPA) exam in 2019, leading the state of Illinois with both pass rates and average scores on the most recent test.

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Global Business Class Designs Marketing Plan for Company

Trinity students don’t just experience the world beyond campus. Sometimes, opportunities come right to the classroom! That is the case for Dr. Mike Chitavi’s Global Business class, which spent part of the fall semester developing international business plans for Sidekik, a soccer juggling tool.

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Business Program Named to Colleges of Distinction

Trinity’s Business program has been recognized as a 2019-20 “College of Distinction.” The program was honored for its exemplary commitment to engaged students; great teaching; vibrant community; and successful outcomes.

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Escalante Named Trinity’s 2019 Lincoln Laureate

Accounting major Indira Escalante ’20 has been named Trinity’s Lincoln Laureate. Escalante was honored at the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Convocation Ceremony on Nov. 16 in Springfield, Ill.

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Joe Velderman ‘04 Is Thriving in the World of Technology

Since graduating from Trinity with a degree in business administration, Joe has dedicated himself to furthering businesses’ missions through tech support.

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Innovation Club Looks Back on Successful Year of Meetings and Events

Trinity’s Innovation Club wrapped up a busy year that included field trips to downtown Chicago to visit several incubators, including 1871.

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Trinity Business Major’s Team Wins 1871 EY Diversity Challenge

Business major Mady Zula ’21 was surprised but excited when she and her team of seven students from Chicago-area colleges took first place in Ernst & Young (EY)’s Diversity Challenge at 1871.

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The Marketing Plan

Students from the Adult Business Program presented their final project: The Marketing Plan. Students formed into groups to create a marketing plan for a product or service of their choosing.

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KPMG Partner Ten Pas ’98 Offers Advice to Accounting Students

Take advantage of internship opportunities and polish your communication skills. That is some of the advice that Kyle Ten Pas ’98, partner at KPMG, gave to accounting students in Assistant Professor of Accountancy Mike Chitavi’s classes during a recent videoconference.

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Escalante ’19 Participates in Wylie Internship Prep Program

Thanks to her recent participation in the prestigious Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program, accounting major Indira Escalante ’19 has secured an internship at Deloitte, made valuable connections, and gained a better understanding of the accounting industry.

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Trinity Students and Faculty Honored by Future Founders and 1871

Trinity was honored recently by recognition from Future Founders and 1871.

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Article by Joshua York about the Advantages of 1871 Chicago Partnership

Trinity Christian College’s partnership with 1871 Chicago offers so many benefits for our students. Here is a great article from our student Joshua York about the advantages and benefits of our partnership from his perspective.

Product Management Class Partners with Tuthill to Revolutionize Pump Technology

Trinity’s product management class recently partnered with Tuthill Pump Group to gather market research and interviews, design and engineer, develop a marketing launch plan, and potentially build a prototype of a “smart” pump–all in one semester.

Trinity Hosts Inaugural Chicago Innovation Tournament

Providing business solutions to social problems—that was the goal of the first Chicago Innovation Tournament, which Trinity hosted on Oct. 7, 2017.

Trinity Students Win Venture Award at U.Pitch Competition

Trinity congratulates Jordan Vande Kamp ’18 and Craig Vander Galien ’17 on winning the Venture Award at the Future Founders recent U.Pitch event.