Byrdak and Adansi-Ofori Awarded Founders' Scholarships

Feb 27, 2023

Angie Fratto | Marketing and Media Manager | 708.239.4878

For Immediate Release

Palos Heights, Ill. – Every year, Trinity accepts extraordinary students 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 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. As Founders’ Scholars, Adansi-Ofori and Byrdak have both been awarded full-tuition scholarships to the College.

Adansi-Ofori, who attends Plainfield South High School, plans to major in Nursing and looks forward to getting involved in multiple campus organizations, including Nursing Student Organization and Multicultural Leadership Team. She is currently involved in her local church’s praise and worship team and leads a Christian club at her high school. Adansi-Ofori is actively involved in multiple clubs in high school, such as the National Honor Society, Robotics Team, and Black Student Association, to name a few.

“On my first visit to Trinity Christian College, I was overwhelmed with the amazing welcome and vibrant love it radiated. It emitted great love for God and for others,” Adansi-Oforsi stated.

Byrdak, who attends Alan B. Shepard High School, plans to major in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. She looks forward to getting involved on the campus of Trinity, including the Future Teachers Associate and Women Empowered, to name a few. She is currently involved at her local church as a greeter and usher. At her high school, she is President of the NHS, Leo Club, and Educators Rising and plays Varsity Badminton.

“Trinity has been my top college for as long as I can remember. I have grown up in the area and have always loved Trinity’s campus,” stated Byrdak.

“We are so excited to have Jessica and Nana Oye become a part of the Trinity community this fall,” said Tina Tate, Visit and Event Coordinator for Trinity. “This year’s Founders candidates were dynamic and strong. Jessica and Nana Oye demonstrated strong gifts, and we look forward to seeing how they will each impact our community and flourish.”

About Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College, based in Palos Heights, Ill., is an accredited Christian liberal arts college offering more than 70 programs through bachelor’s, master’s, and adult degree completion courses. Founded in 1959, the College is a community of Christian scholarship committed to shaping lives and transforming culture and is continually ranked in the top tier among Regional Colleges—Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more, visit

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