Trinity Celebrates as Professors Reach Milestones

Feb 09, 2017


At Trinity Christian College, our professors are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with students and growing their own gifts and talents inside and outside the classroom. We celebrate with our faculty who have recently reached career milestones of earning doctorates, receiving promotions, and being awarded tenure.

“These professors are such a wonderful gift to the College,” said Trinity President Kurt D. Dykstra, J.D. “Without their faithful and creative work, Trinity could not be the place that it is.”

Recent Doctoral Degrees

·    Sara Baillie, Assistant Professor of Special Education: Ed.D., Gwynedd Mercy University, Philadelphia, Pa., 2017

·    Tina Decker, Assistant Professor of Nursing: D.N.P., Governors State University, University Park, Ill., 2016

Recent Promotions

·    Dr. Karen Dieleman, Professor of English

·    Dr. Bethany Keeley-Jonker, Associate Professor of Communication Arts

·    Dr. Jeffrey Nyhoff, Professor of Computer Science

·    Dr. Abbie Schrotenboer, Associate Professor of Biology

Recent Tenure Awards

·    Dr. Clay Carlson, Associate Professor of Biology

·    Dr. Erick Sierra, Associate Professor of English

·    Dr. Keith Starkenburg, Professor of Theology