Student Spotlights

Featured Student Spotlight

Ashley Martinez ’21

For Ashley Martinez ’21, the chance to attend Trinity’s highly regarded nursing program and be a part of the golf team allowed her to combine her passions.

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Nino Carrico ’23

Nino Carrico, a native of Cabo Frio, Brazil, is majoring in Digital Design and minoring in Communication Arts.

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Teresa M. Stemen, MA ’20, MA ’16, BCBA

Teresa M. Stemen serves many Spanish-speaking families in her current role as a Behavior Specialist, which inspired her to enroll in Trinity’s ESL/Bilingual Endorsement sequence program.

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Paige Hacker ’21

From her first visit on campus, Paige Hacker ’21 knew that transferring to the College would be a good fit both for her basketball career and her academic studies.

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Hannah Last ’23

A native of Schererville, Ind., Hannah Last ’23 is majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Special Education.

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Karen Jegadish ’23

A Human Resource Management major who is minoring in Math and Computer Science, Karen Jegadish ’23 is a member of Trinity’s Student Government Association and a student mentor in the Thrive program.

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Savannah Gill ’21

A native of Bur bank, Ill., Savannah Gill ’21 is majoring in English and Education Studies. Savannah transferred to Trinity in Fall 2019 and is serving as a mentor for incoming transfer students.

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Djordje Novakovic ’21

Djordje Novakovic, a native of Subotica, Serbia, had to make a decision about a college in the United States without ever seeing it. But for him, it came down to attending a Christian college with a volleyball team and his desired major, which is sports studies.

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Rachel DeVries ‘97, MA ‘21

Rachel DeVries ’97 decided to pursue a graduate degree in special education at Trinity so she could better her understanding of the special education field.

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Ross Barz ’21

Ross Barz ’21 is double-majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. He is on the Track and Field team and is serving as the Student Government Association President this year.

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Heather Murphy MA ‘21

After earning a master’s degree in special education, Heather Murphy MA ’21 realized she wanted to continue her education. That brought her to Trinity, where she is currently enrolled in the Special Education—Behavior Intervention Specialist program.

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Maryam Bature ’22

Maryam’s favorite class so far has been Elements of Programming and has enjoyed Dr. Jeff Nyhoff’s way of establishing a foundation for programming.

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April VanRyn ’21

A member of Trinity’s cross country and track teams, April VanRyn continues her journey with her faith and realizes that her calling is greater than herself. As a nursing major, she knows she’s here to love and care for others.

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Caleb Driggers ’22

Caleb Driggers knew that Trinity was the place for him, between the community and the Christian atmosphere on campus.

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Casey David ’22

Casey, who is part of the women’s basketball team, is an exercise science major.

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Andrew Dobrescu ’22

Men’s cross country runner Andrew Dobrescu tries to live through his faith each day, and he’s grown in that during his time at Trinity.

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Adam Smith MA ‘20

Adam Smith MA ’20 knew he wanted to pursue a career in counseling. He was attracted to Trinity for graduate school because of its holistic view on counseling.

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Tabitha Jirsa ’18, MA ’20

For Tabitha Jirsa, a providential radio commercial and an unusual mascot helped bring her to Trinity, first to finish her four-year degree through the Adult Undergraduate Program in Counseling & Psychology and then to continue her graduate studies.

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Taylor Lund ‘18, MA ’20

As an undergraduate psychology major at Trinity, Taylor Lund ’18, MA ’20, valued the quality of the education she received. “Given the prominent role that Trinity played in my life, deciding to do graduate school here was an easy decision.”

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Alexandria Eggert ’22

Ally, who is from Mequon, Wis., is majoring in English and Communications Arts with a Theatre focus.

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Erin Davis ’22

A native of Fremont, Mich., Erin Davis is a history education major and a Thrive mentor.

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Raeann Fopma ’22

Raeann Fopma, a native of Sully, Iowa, is triple-majoring in graphic design, English, and special education.

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Amber Brazelton ’20

A social work major, Amber Brazelton is a Thrive mentor, Vice-President of Sabor Latino and works with the Office of Student Engagement.

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Erica Thomas ’21

Erica Thomas ’21 is double-majoring in philosophy and Spanish and serves as a Thrive mentor and on the Multicultural Leadership Team.

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Daniel Reiling ’20

Daniel Reiling, a U.S. Army veteran, is majoring in Computer Science with minors in Entrepreneurship and Digital Design.

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Sharay Thomas ‘21

Sharay Thomas ’21, a Navy veteran, is enrolled in the College’s 5-year B.A./M.Div. program.

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Sara Blauw ’20

Sara Blauw ’20 is helping pioneer the women’s golf team at Trinity. The women’s golf program is in its second season of competition and Sara is helping lay a framework that will last much longer than her four years as a Troll.

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Eros Perez ’20

When Eros Perez ’20 was attending Illiana Christian High School in Lansing, Ill., he realized he wanted to go to a Christian college. And he didn’t have to go far to find a community of faith and fellowship.

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