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Carbajal and VanderSchaaf Awarded Founders’ Scholarships

Palos Heights, Ill. – Every year, Trinity accepts extraordinary students who are dedicated to making a difference in the world. The College welcomes two Founders’ Scholars among each freshman class, whose extraordinary spiritual, academic, and social leadership sets them apart.

Trinity Awarded Illinois Board of Higher Education Grant

Contact: Angie Fratto | Asst. Director, Marketing & Communications | 708.239.4878 At the beginning of November 2023, Trinity Christian College was awarded a $200,000 ESHI (End Student Housing Insecurity) grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Kara Van Marion, Dean of the Cooper Center, and Linda Acosta, Student Life Coordinator, and their team of … Continue reading “Trinity Awarded Illinois Board of Higher Education Grant”

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Trinity Christian College Announces Confirmation of Dr. Aaron Kuecker as President of the College

Trinity Christian College announced today that the Board of Trustees has confirmed Dr. Aaron Kuecker as the College’s ninth president. Kuecker has served as interim president since April 2022.

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Guaranteed Admission Partnership Announced

Trinity Christian College and Moraine Valley Community College recently signed the Guaranteed Admission Partnership (GAP), establishing a smoother transition for Moraine’s students as they enter Trinity.

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Byrdak and Adansi-Ofori Awarded Founders’ Scholarships

Trinity is pleased to announce our most recent Founders’ Scholars for the incoming class of 2027, Nana Oye Adansi-Ofori from Joliet, Illinois, and Jessica Byrdak from Alsip, Illinois.

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Community Update from Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College’s Board of Trustees announced today that President Kurt D. Dykstra has accepted a position to become president and chief executive officer of the Independent Colleges of Indiana. Trinity Provost Dr. Aaron Kuecker will serve as interim president of the College, effective immediately.

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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. News 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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U.S. News Recognizes BSN Program among Best in Country

In its inaugural rankings, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Trinity’s Nursing program as among the best in the country, standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the largest universities in the United States.

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Trinity Launches Social Work Program Designed for Adult Students

The world needs social workers, and Trinity is excited to announce the Spring 2022 launch of a Bachelor of Social Work degree geared towards adult students and taking place entirely online.

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Brown and Van Dyke Awarded Founders’ Scholarships

Trinity is pleased to announce our most recent Founders’ Scholars for the incoming class of 2025, Tyren Brown of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Kara Van Dyke of Fishers, Ind. As Founders’ Scholars, Brown and Van Dyke have both been awarded full-tuition scholarships to the College.

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Education Program Ranked Among Top 10 Nationwide

Trinity’s Education majors learn to cultivate relational peace, educational equity, and justice and to impact every student’s life through excellence in teaching. Those stellar qualities have earned the Education program a place in the top 10 nationwide and number one in Illinois, according to College Factual.

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Trinity Nursing Program Again Recognized as Best in Illinois

Trinity Christian College has once again named the best BSN program in Illinois, most recently by nursing advocacy organization, which has named our program first among nearly 80 other nursing programs across the state.

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Trinity’s BSN Graduates Score Perfect NCLEX Pass Rate for Fifth Time in Six Years

For an unprecedented fifth time in six years, Trinity nursing graduates have achieved a perfect first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam. This success for Trinity’s top-ranked program represents the highest six-year NCLEX average of any BSN or ADN program in Illinois.

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Trinity Christian College to Launch Data Analytics Program

Trinity Christian College is pleased to announce the Fall 2021 launch of a new Data Analytics program, which will include a major as well as opportunity for micro-credentialing for students in other majors.

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Trinity Ranked Among Top 25 of Best Colleges by U.S. News

Continuing a years-long tradition of excellence and recognition, Trinity Christian College has been named among the “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for 2021. Trinity was ranked 21st among Midwestern regional colleges in this year’s survey. Trinity was also named a “Best Value” college and a “Top Performer on Social Mobility.”

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Trinity Christian College Welcomes the North American Christians in Social Work to Palos Heights Campus

Trinity and the North American Christians in Social Work (NACSW) are pleased to announce a new memorandum of understanding to mark the co-location of NACSW’s corporate headquarters on Trinity’s campus, beginning June 1, 2020. 

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Trinity Christian College Partners With Upkey to Provide Over $1.5 Million of Academic Credit to Students Displaced by COVID-19

Trinity Christian College has partnered with Upkey, a Chicago startup, to offer more than $1.5 million worth of academic credit to students participating in its virtual internship program.

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Trinity Names Eggert and Osorio as Founders’ Recipients

Trinity Christian College is pleased to announce that it has named Madison Eggert of Mequon, Wis., and Leslie Osorio of Mundelein, Ill., recipients of the prestigious 2020 Founders’ Scholarship.

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Trinity Names Fall 2019 Dean’s List Students

The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor.

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Trinity Launches Center for Teaching and the Good Life

The mission of the Center for Teaching and the Good Life is to deepen Trinity’s capacity to help all students discover and articulate the joy of their vocation in ways that include and extend beyond career and work.

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BSN Graduates Score Another Perfect NCLEX Pass Rate

In 2019, Trinity nursing graduates continue their perfect first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam. This success represents the fourth time in the past five years that the College is celebrating a 100% pass rate,

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Trinity Christian College Again Ranked a Best College by U.S. News 

Trinity Christian College is pleased to announce its ranking among the “Best Colleges” of Regional Colleges—Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2020. 

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Trinity Hosts 60th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Sept. 27 

Trinity is pleased to host its Diamond 60th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, Sept. 27 from 7 pm to midnight at the beautiful Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center.

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Trinity Introduces 5.5 Year BA/MA in Psychology

Students who are working towards their B.A. in Art Therapy, Psychology, or Speech-Language Pathology at Trinity can begin taking graduate-level courses in their junior or senior year.

Trinity Purchases Back to God Ministries International Headquarters

Trinity Christian College has purchased the Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI) headquarters at 6555 W. College Dr. in Palos Heights, Ill., following the decision by BTGMI to move its headquarters to the offices of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Trinity Christian College Joins 1871 as a Higher Education Partner

Trinity Christian College Joins 1871 as a Higher Education Partner

Trinity Senior Advances to Semifinals of Future Founders Competition

Trinity Christian College is pleased to announce that senior Ryan Hesslau has been named one of 18 semifinalists in Future Founders 4th Annual U.Pitch National College Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase. Hesslau will pitch his company, Crossroad Solutions, before a distinguished panel of judges on Nov. 16.

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Trinity Ranked #20 by U.S. News for Best Regional Colleges—Midwest

Trinity Christian College has been ranked 20th among Regional Colleges—Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in “Best Colleges” for 2018, continuing a years-long streak of recognition by the prestigious rankings organization.

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Trinity Christian College Announces Fall SALT Classes

Trinity Christian College is pleased to reintroduce SALT as a membership program for those interested in lifelong learning — and classes are starting soon! SALT is a program for those 55 years old and older.

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Trinity Announces Fall Semester WorldView Speakers

Trinity Christian College is pleased to announce the WorldView schedule of speakers for the Fall Semester.

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Trinity Reveals Updated Troll Mascot

Trinity Christian College’s Troll, one of the most unique mascots in all of college sports, has received a new look for the first time in decades.

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Trinity Names Wightkin Chair of Business Department

Trinity Christian College is pleased to announce that John Wightkin, CFA, has been named chair of the Business Department.

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Veterans May Be Eligible to Attend Trinity Tuition-Free

Trinity Christian College is ensuring that veterans who are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill can attend the College tuition-free, while also receiving housing and book stipends from the Veteran’s Administration.

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Trinity English Class Assignments Lead to Publication

Thanks to their experiences in Trinity’s English classes, several students and recent alumni have seen their worked developed into a blog.

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Trinity Announces New Majors, Minors for Fall 2017

PALOS HEIGHTS, ILL.–Trinity Christian College is excited to announce several new majors for Fall 2017, including art therapy; health communication; human resource management; music and worship; recreation and sport management; and writing and web design. The College has also reorganized and expanded the number of theology and ministry majors into six Bachelor of Arts degrees: … Continue reading “Trinity Announces New Majors, Minors for Fall 2017”