Hundreds of alumni returned to campus this past Saturday, October 2, for Trinity’s Homecoming. This is the second year now that Homecoming has been held in the fall and numerous outdoor activities were scheduled to take advantage of the milder weather.
The 5K Troll Trot saw a record 95 participants enjoy the run through the neighborhood with Brian Hague of Chicago taking home the $150 first prize in the men’s category and Kindelle Krause of Lombard leading the pack for the women. Joining the throng of runners were 13 students from the Honors Program at Trinity and their advisor, Dr. Aron Reppmann ’92. The group joined the race to team build and raise awareness about this prestigious program at Trinity. Click here to download race times.
The morning also featured a reunion breakfast for education alumni and featured an alumni panel focused on the theme of Challenges, Changes, and Celebrations across the decades. Panel members included Laura Van Stedum ’81, Nadia Swearingen-Friesen ’89, Kathy Nimmer ’91, Sara Stuart ’00, Tammy Hunter ’02, and Pamela Alexander ’06.
Former nursing professor, Dr. Lois Roelofs, debuted her new book, Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self at the Nursing Alumni Lunch. This event provided a chance for alumni of the nursing department to connect and allowed Roelofs to talk about her new memoir, all proceeds of which will be donated to Trinity to support the nursing department. More information about the book can be found at: http://loisroelofs.com/.
Homecoming guests were also able to enjoy alumni soccer and baseball matches, a comedy improv show in the Marg Kallemeyn Theatre, as well as the opportunity to connect with former faculty members at the Faculty Gallery of Scholarship. The Trinity soccer teams also provided entertainment with an afternoon sweep of rival Trinity International University.
The day came to a close with the second night of Jubilation! featuring the four Alumni Award winners, Kathy Nimmer ’91, Dr. Mary Lynn Colosimo, Ginny Carpenter, and Henry and Grace Kamp. More about these honorees can be found at http://www.trnty.edu/News/061610.html. The evening also featured alumnus and Emmy-award winning TV producer Kurt Schemper ’97 who spoke about his work on the A&E series Intervention. A recap and photogallery of Jubilation! can be found here.