Jones Named Yonker Award Winner, Staff & Faculty Honored for Service

Apr 26, 2017

Trinity recently announced the winners of this year’s annual Catherine Yonker Award, which honors one faculty or staff member and two students for contributions toward accomplishing Christian race relations and cross-cultural understanding within our community.

The 2016-17 honorees are:

Faculty/Staff Awardee:

Dr. Shaniqua Jones, Director of Community Engagement and Diversity Programs

Student Awardees:

Crystal Linzy ’17 and Pierce Cruz ’18

“Please join me and the members of the Ethnic Diversity Committee in congratulating Crystal, Pierce, and Dr. Jones, and thanking them for their dedication, leadership, heart, and passion for pursuing a greater and more visible expression of the beautiful diversity of God’s Kingdom on Earth here at Trinity,” said Prof. Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, who chairs the College’s Ethnic Diversity Committee.

Along with honoring Jones at a recent event, Trinity also recognized faculty and staff for faithful service:

10 Year Anniversary:

  • Diane Brunsting
  • Kathryn Davis
  • Kris Doorn
  • Patricia T. Griffith
  • Robert Schutt

15 Year Anniversary

  • Carol Bosma
  • Ken Boss
  • Dennis Harms
  • Tina Musolino
  • Roger Neitzel
  • Diana Pell
  • Richard Scanlan
  • Rick Snoeyink
  • Sandra Taeuber
  • Yudha Thianto

20 Year Anniversary

  • Norm Limback
  • Joan Ooms
  • Amy Strong

30 Year Anniversary

  • Michael Vander Weele
  • Debra Veenstra