Vander Waal Receives Student Association Service Award


Justing Vander WaalRecently Justin Vander Waal ’16 was named winner of Trinity’s 2015-16 Student Association Service Award. The annual award is given by the Student Association to a Trinity student who has shown exceptional leadership skills, clearly desires the best for the College and her students, whose impact has been felt across campus, and whose presence will be missed upon graduation.

“I’m extremely honored to be even considered for the award,” said Vander Waal, a graphic design major from Oostburg, Wis.

When Vander Waal was nominated during a Student Association meeting, everyone had something positive to say about the impact he has had at Trinity, said Casey Huisenga ’18. “His light for Christ shone through his work and attitude, embodying everything that the service award stands for.”

According to Halie Wisse ’16, Student Association president, Vander Waal willingly served with a joyful spirit in his many activities, including working with Trinity’s AV department, as part of Outcry, and behind the scenes at many events.

Vander Waal’s name will be added to the Service Award plaque that hangs in the Molenhouse Student Center.