Advance Volume 67, Issue 1 â€˘ Winter 2011
Humbled Honored and
John Reed inaugurated as seventh president See complete story on page 6.
In This Issue:
Enrollment grows (pg. 2) | No Shave November (pg. 4) | Alumni Class Notes (pg. 10)
Planning: The Organization of Hope Many organizations hope their work and their mission will make a difference in the world and in the lives of others – and they put their faith and trust in God for results. However, we also know that in order to accomplish goals, and to be good stewards of our institutions, we need to ensure excellence in our planning efforts. This fall, Trinity launched a strategic planning process to guide the college in the next three years (201114). I invited Sue Taylor, a new member of our Board of Directors, to facilitate the process and her contributions to this effort have been invaluable. Since October 1, we have held strategic planning sessions with faculty, students, staff, alumni, and our board of directors, with over 75 participating in this process. The Strategic Planning Steering Committee has invested over 175 hours of total planning time, likely to reach 300 cumulative hours before we complete our task. We hope to present the plan at our February Board of Directors meeting. This strategic plan will be critical to Trinity’s success. We are committed that through this process we will clarify our identity as a college and set forth a clear direction moving forward. As we plan, we are facing the context of our current reality, yet we are dreaming big dreams. As part of the process, I presented several important assumptions to guide our planning, which included:
1. Our mission and the current Trinity Core needs to be maintained and improved. 2. We must grow enrollment to approximately 350 students by 2014. This must be done while improving our academic expectations and the overall quality of our students. 3. We must create a set of programs and services that meet demand in the marketplace. 4. We must be innovative and creative and capitalize on our unique spirit and size to create distinction. 5. We must operate the institution with a balanced operational budget. Trinity is ready to change, grow and prosper. The faculty and staff are energized and doing excellent work with our students. Creating an environment for change can be challenging, yet we hope the strategic planning process effectively addresses the strength we find in our Lutheran Bible Institute heritage and clarifies distinct new opportunities to serve God’s people in new and exciting ways. Please include us in your prayers, that our new strategic plan sets forth clear and bold directions for the college and, as written in First Thessalonians, that our work is produced by faith, that our labor is prompted by love, and our endurance is inspired by the hope we have in our Lord Jesus Christ. My best to you and your family in the New Year.
President John W. Reed
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Enrollment grows two years in a row
At 160 total students, Trinity’s fall 2010 enrollment is the largest it has seen in 13 years and marks a second year of substantial growth. The 70 new students joining the college represent the largest incoming class in over a decade and quickly made an impact on the community. “This incoming class has brought a contagious level of energy,” Dr. Betsi Little, Dean of Students and Professor & Chair of Psychology, said after just a week of classes. The enrollment growth is attributed to a number of factors, including revisions to student financial aid and scholarship programs and developing a positive reputation within Snohomish County. Trinity also added both a men’s and women’s soccer program in the past year, which has fueled interest in the college. The most popular program choices among new students are business, psychology, and biblical studies. A growing number of students are part-time students who are returning to college after a hiatus or pursuing changing career paths. In fact, 60% of the incoming class were transfer students – many of them “non-traditional students,” the label generally given to students who fall outside their late teens and early 20s. In terms of geographic diversity, Trinity’s student body hails from 16 states, with the most popular being Washington (68% of students), California (9%), and Alaska (6%). In recent years, the college has seen fewer students enrolling from the Midwest. The number of Lutheran students has also decreased in recent years, with just about one-third of current students indicating affiliation with the Lutheran church on their application materials.
Opening Convocation, which marks the beginning of the new academic year, was held Sept. 1 at First Baptist Church in Everett. 160 145 140 132 127 120 112 104
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The graph shows fall enrollment trends from 2002 to 2010, based on full-time equivalents (FTE).
The student body has also become increasingly diverse in terms of ethnicity, with approximately one-third of the incoming class from a non-Caucasian ethnic background. A number of international students joined the college in the fall, including students from Benin, Norway, Sweden, and Latvia. “We are continuing to work on an aggressive recruitment plan for fall 2011,” said Jennifer Christensen, Assistant Director of Admissions. Applications for next fall are running slightly ahead of last year, she said.
Students in Dr. Betsi Little’s Introduction to Statistics class are ready on day one.
4 In Brief Soccer teams help local families Trinity’s men’s and women’s soccer teams joined in a food collection to assist 20 local families, just in time for Thanksgiving. Athletes went door-to-door in several Everett neighborhoods asking for donations. Over 2,000 pounds were collected and delivered. Touring Ensemble featured in community worship service Trinity’s audition-only Touring Ensemble performed at Everett’s third-annual Thanksgiving Celebration, an ecumenical worship service held at the Snohomish County Flag Plaza the day prior to Thanksgiving. Professor Michael Miller directs the ensemble. New monthly Prayer Card introduced The college’s monthly Prayer Letter has been replaced by a new Prayer Card, mailed monthly to 1,400 individuals who are committed to supporting Trinity through regular prayer. To join the mailing list (via US mail or e-mail), contact Marilyn Grotzke at 425.249.4754 or firstname.lastname@example.org. EPIC Package connects students to the Northwest The EPIC Package (stands for Explore. Play. Imagine. Connect.) is a coupon book that gives students access to the many treasures of the Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest. For example, in the first two months of the New Year, students can choose from a trip to the Museum of Glass, hiking at Mount St. Helens, whale watching, rock climbing, or snowboarding. Later in the spring, students can tour the Boeing jet assembly factory, go kayaking, and tour Safeco Field – among many other offerings. There is no cost for a student’s participation; expenses are covered by their tuition.
Participants in No Shave November gather on Nov. 30 to show their results. (Photo by Anne Reinisch)
No Shave Nov President John Reed issued an interesting challenge in early November: Called “No Shave November,” he invited students and employees to forgo shaving for an entire month, in an effort to increase awareness of poverty in the community. For each student or employee successfully completing the challenge, he announced the college would donate $50 to the Everett Gospel Mission. “We were first just thinking men wouldn’t shave their beards,” Reed said, “but we extended the invitation to women who wouldn’t shave their legs.” The idea came to Reed after he served as the master of ceremonies at Everett Gospel Mission’s annual Community Breakfast on Nov. 4.
“We are reminded that the grim economic times we are in are negatively affecting both people caught in poverty and also the nonprofit organizations that seek to serve the poor,” Reed said in his e-mail to the college community later that morning. A number of students immediately joined the challenge, as well as a number of college employees, including President Reed himself. If asked about their changing appearance, students were told to simply share what they are doing and invite others to become active in addressing issues of poverty in Everett and Snohomish County. “I did it because it seemed like it was worth doing,” said Michael Bagley, a senior majoring in
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Vision Trinity Jan. 13, 7 p.m. Jan. 16, 4 p.m. College friends, alumni, and community members are invited to Trinity’s campus for a brief gathering to hear President John Reed share the exciting things happening at Trinity Lutheran College and for you to offer feedback on our future endeavors. To register to attend, contact Stacie Mallinson, at 425.249.4758 or email@example.com. Athletics Fundraiser Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. (Location TBA)
ember Intercultural Studies. “It was an easy way to help those worse off than I am.” “I was pleased with the student participation,” said Sue Houglum, Professor & Chair of Early Childhood Education. “We have several students who drive all the way to Seattle to do service projects with the homeless. Hopefully the No Shave Challenge will increase student awareness of local needs and encourage more students to participate in ministry to the homeless.” About 30 participating students and employees gathered for a photograph on Nov. 30 to display their results. The college later presented a check for $2,000 to Everett Gospel Mission.
Support Trinity’s growing athletics program by attending a silent auction and raffle. For more information, contact AJ Kurtz, 425.249.4791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playfest: The Fantasticks April 1 & 2, 8 p.m. April 3, 2 p.m. Everett Historic Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201 Trinity Lutheran College and Red Curtain Productions will join to present “The Fantasticks,” a musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for Trinity students. For more information, contact Michael Miller at 425.249.4763 or email@example.com. Grace in Cyber-Space: Sharing the Gospel in a Post-Digital Age April 8-9, 2011 The 2011 Lavik Series will explore a faithful presence in cyberspace and using digital media to share the good news to previously unreached people. The featured presenter will be Dr. Eric H.F. Law, who leads faith-based communication seminars using digital media to communicate the Gospel and create sacred spaces. The Lavik Series is an annual lecture event highlighting a current topic related to global evangelism, supported by the Lavik Endowment at Trinity Lutheran College. For more information, visit www.tlc.edu/lavik or contact Stacy Kitahata, at 425.249.4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 67th Commencement May 21, 2011, 10 a.m. Everett Historic Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201 Trinity will hold its 67th Commencement ceremony to award degrees to graduating students. Parking is provided free of charge in the Trinity Lutheran College Parking Garage (1712 California St., Everett). For more information, contact Jeff Mallinson at 425.249.4766 or email@example.com.
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Opening the celebration was the academic procession, a colorful parade of 50 college faculty, faculty emeriti, administrators, board members, community representatives, and delegates from colleges and universities. Congressman Rick Larsen (representing Washington’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives) and Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson brought greetings to President Reed. Both welcomed the new president to his post and spoke of their support of increasing access to higher education in Everett and Snohomish County. “You have brought distinction to our downtown,” Stephanson said, referring to Trinity’s 2008 relocation to downtown Everett. Others bringing greetings included alumna Donel Pederson (’97), Associated Student Body President
A sunny, but slightly chilly day, greeted gue John W. Reed as Trinity’s seventh president. s t. 1 Theatre, formalized Reed’s election by Ethe and honored to … guide and direct Trin told the audience of about 300. Lance Green, and Professor Susan Houglum. The Rev. Alan Dorway of Everett’s First Presbyterian Church, spoke on behalf of the local faith community and Daniel Preston, Vice President of Enrollment Management at Linfield College, McMinnville, OR, brought greetings on behalf of the higher education community. The investiture included presentations of five objects to President Reed: A copy of the college’s charter, a Bible, a new presidential gown, a copy of a newlycomposed alma mater, and the presidential medallion. Board Chair Ernie Fosse then congratulated President Reed on his official appointment as Trinity’s seventh president, to which the audience responded with a standing ovation and sustained applause. In his inaugural speech, Reed acknowledged the commitment of his predecessors, and vowed to
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ests arriving for the Oct. 16 inauguration of . The ceremony, held in the Historic Everett of Directors in May. “I am humbled 944 1Board nity Lutheran College,” the new president continue the legacy of Trinity’s unique mission as a biblically-centered institution. He also made references to nanotechnology, describing it as “paying attention to the smallest of details.” In the same way, “Trinity’s small size is a tremendous advantage,” he said, speaking of the mentoring opportunities that exist between faculty and students, as well as the ability for the college’s administration to boldly pursue creativity and innovation. The event featured the Touring Ensemble and the Trinity Choir, who also led the audience in the first public singing of “We Hail Thee, Trinity,” a new alma mater composed for the occasion by Michael Miller, Professor & Interim Chair of Music & Worship. The ceremony was followed by a reception in Trinity’s Campus Center.
Article by Mark Jackson. Photos by Katie VanBeek. Photos (clockwise, from top, far right): Board Chair Ernie Fosse (’64) congratulates President Reed following the investiture and the official announcement of his appointment. President Reed pauses with Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson before the ceremony at the Everett Historic Theatre. Ed Hawxhurst, Special Advisor to the President and Trinity Education Foundation trustee, greets President Reed at the reception. Several faculty pause for a photograph prior to the academic procession. From left: Professor Susan Houglum, Academic Dean Emerita Jean Wahlstrom, Professor David Ellingson, President Reed, Professor Stuart Webber, and Professor Emeritus Daniel Bloomquist. The Rev. Susan Kirlin-Hackett, Pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens, WA, offered the final blessing. She is Dean of the ELCA Northwest Washington Synod’s Sno-Isle Cluster, whose pastors meet weekly on Trinity’s campus.
8 Dr. Jeff Mallinson, Academic Dean, this summer taught a week-long course on “Applying the Theology of the Cross” at Mount Carmel Ministries in Alexandria, MN. He will speak there again next summer on the topic “Wisdom and Wisdom Literature.” Dr. Bruce Grigsby, Professor of Biblical Studies, led a six-week series this fall on Johannine Literature at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Kirkland, WA. He also led an October men’s retreat at Lake Wenatchee for Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, Seattle. On Nov. 1, Trinity welcomed David and Miriam Ramse, who will serve as Missionaries in Residence through May. They are on home assignment for a year after their most recent service in Tanzania through World Mission Prayer League. David will teach three courses in the Intercultural Studies program during January Term and spring semester. Stuart Webber, Professor & Chair of Business, Leadership, & Management, will have two articles published in forthcoming issues of Tax Notes International. His papers, “Thin Capitalization and Interest Deduction Regulations” and “The Income Tax Efficient Supply Chain,” were developed as part of his doctoral studies at the Copenhagen Business School. Susan Houglum, Professor & Chair of Early Childhood Education, has developed a
Faculty Highlights 20-credit Certificate in Early Learning in partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association. Courses will be offered both on campus and online; the program will be launched in February 2011. For more information visit www.tlc.edu. Dr. Beth Hayes, Affiliate Faculty in Biblical Studies, will teach a course in spring 2011 titled TechnologyAided Biblical Research. Hayes holds a strategic combination of excellence in biblical research with both Greek and Hebrew, as well as tremendous savvy in the field of educational technology. She is helping to launch the Biblical Studies Department’s plans to equip each student with leading biblical research software to improve engagement with biblical languages and theological resources. Dr. Caitlin Schultz, Affiliate Faculty in Psychology, joined Trinity in fall 2010 to teach an introductory course in clinical psychology. In spring 2011, she will teach both Health Psychology and Introduction to Cognitive Psychology. Jennifer Peterson, Affiliate Faculty in Children, Youth & Family Studies, is in her third year of teaching with Trinity. A licensed social worker with training in both clinical social work and pastoral ministry, she teaches in the areas of family systems, adolescent development, and counseling skills.
Dr. David Schulz, Professor & Chair of Communications and Integrated Studies Program Director, has been invited by the U.S. Department of Education to review discretionary grant applications for the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad and Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad programs. Last summer, Dr. Schulz presented a peer-reviewed paper at the International Society for the Study of Argumentation conference in the Netherlands, then attended the National Communication Association’s summer conference at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Mark Jackson, Professor & Chair of Children, Youth & Family Studies and Associate Dean for Administration, will have an article published in the January/ February 2011 issue of InSite Magazine, a periodical for Christian camps. The piece, titled “Is Our Debriefing Too Brief? Reflection’s Critical Role at Camp,” highlights the crucial role of reflection to bring meaning to educational experiences. Michael Miller, Professor & Interim Chair of Music & Worship, recently composed “We Hail Thee, Trinity” as a new college alma mater. Written for the occasion of President John Reed’s election as Trinity’s present, it was publicly presented at the inauguration ceremony on Oct. 16.
Supporting the Mission
A Definition of Grace Profiles in Stewardship
Story by Lance Georgeson, Associate Director of Development
When my son was younger he asked what the word “grace” meant. I used the definition that I’d heard when I was younger, that it was “God’s unreserved and undeserved love.” It is a helpful way of looking at this beautiful word and all it signifies for us. From time to time we at Trinity see this modeled in the stewardship of our alumni and friends. They look upon this unique school and, in thanks for what it represents, respond with a remarkable graciousness. Dorothy Wagner was born in Eastern Washington and came to study at LBI in 1957. She had married Nils Fredrickson and with him were the first couple to graduate from the school. The two had farmed in Montana, but eventually embarked on a life of ministry that included the construction of nursing facilities, with Nils as administrator and Dorothy in nursing. Several years after Nils’ passing, she married Louie Baker and enjoyed many years of retirement in Arizona. Through her commitment to the Word and service to her Lord, Dorothy understood grace like few others. Shortly after Dorothy died in May, Trinity received notice that she had included the college in her will. Grace is, as we know a gift, something that comes to us from a loving Father, meant to be shared with others following the model of his Son. It is inspiring to think of this long-lived woman (93 years), remembering where that faith had been established and had grown. Her gift will now allow many more students to follow her example.
Submitted photo. We give thanks to God for the life of Dorothy Wagner Fredrickson Baker, and for her thoughtful remembrance of Trinity in her estate plan. Through her generous act toward this school she reflected the unreserved and undeserved love she knew so well from God.
Establish your legacy You, too, can support Trinity’s mission by giving regularly, transferring stock, or remembering us in your will. To learn more, contact Lance Georgeson, Associate Director of Development, at 425.249.4752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
College receives $15,000 grant for rooftop garden The Wheat Ridge Foundation recently announced a $15,000 grant to Trinity in support of the garden and children’s play area taking shape on top of the college’s parking garage. The funds will be used for purchasing supplies, building a greenhouse, growing food, developing curriculum, and training students to work with community members to teach basic gardening skills and healthy eating. The grant is the fourth received for the project, including a $30,000 Solar4Schools grant through the Bonneville Education Endowment for installation of a three-kilowatt solar panel array. Look to our next issue for a complete story.
“Fan the Flame” initiative reconnects alumni to Trinity/LBI One of President John Reed’s first priorities was to re-establish connections with “lost” alumni and former students.
While Trinity/LBI boasts over 3,500 graduates and former students around the globe, the college has lost touch with many of them – primarily due to old addresses, disconnected telephone numbers, and bad e-mail addresses. This fall, President Reed announced a “Fan the Flame” initiative to reconnect graduates to their alma mater in ways that will support Trinity’s educational mission. To ensure we have your most current information, go to www.tlc.edu/connect or call the Alumni Relations Office at 1.800.843.5659. Thank you for helping us stay in touch! Sign up for E-Newsletter Alumni and former students are invited to receive “Fan the Flame,” the monthly alumni e-newsletter. To be added to the list, send your e-mail address to Stacie Mallinson, Alumni Relations Coordinator, at email@example.com. Become a Facebook Fan Join our community of alumni and former students on Facebook by going to www.facebook.com/TrinityLBI. Connect with old friends and read about current news and events in the life of Trinity. Friends of the college (who are not former students) are also welcome to join.
Year noted is graduation date or last year attended. State abbreviation indicates current residence.
Adrienne “Annie” Fortnum (’49, WA) founded Annie’s Community Kitchen, feeding over 150 people each week, including homeless and hungry families, at Edmonds Lutheran Church, Edmonds, WA.
1960s Al and Cheryl (Stromberg) Jensen (’69 & ’66, AZ) recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They are missionaries doing Old and New Testament translation work for two dialects and would appreciate prayer for their health, strength, and finances.
1980s Brian Sullivan (’82, WA) and his wife, Marcene, live in Woodinville. They have been married 26 years with 3 children. After serving in overseas missions in South Korea, Brian worked in construction for a number of years. He is now the owner and operator of A Master’s Touch, a fine furniture refinishing business, in Monroe. Henrik and Patty Christopherson (’85 & ‘85, Peru) serve in Peru with World Mission Prayer League and have 3 daughters, Rebekah, Inga, and Rachel. In September, they visited family, friends, and supporting congregations in the United States and Rachel had successful knee surgery.
1990s Dave Samuelson (’95, WA) completed a master’s degree in counseling at George Fox University six years ago. He currently works as a Counselor at Auburn Mountainview High School after 10 years of youth ministry in the Lutheran
Brethren and Covenant Church. Dave and his wife, Sarah, have two daughters, ages 9 and 12. Sarah is a music teacher and they attend Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn.
2000s Catherine (Bjertness) Kratochvil (’07, MN) was united in marriage with Christopher Kratochvil on September 5, 2010. She recently took a position working in the FargoMoorhead area with the Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity as their Church Relations Coordinator. Joel Metschke (’07, WA) is a teacher at Hilltop Children’s Center, located in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, which provides early childhood education for 2 to 10-yearolds. Ryan and Heather (Boerger) Ingersoll (’07 & ’05) recently moved back to Everett, WA. Ryan is working as the Library Microsystems Coordinator at Seattle Pacific University. Heather serves as the Director of Children’s Ministry at North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek. Trista Wynne (’08, WA) is currently a student in her second year at Fuller Theological Seminary – Northwest. Lori Cavender (’09, WA) recently founded Ryan’s House, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to provide shelter for homeless Whidbey Island teens. The ultimate goal is to provide shelter and a stable environment in the form of four houses, two each in Coupeville and South Whidbey.
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Alumni Connections In Memoriam Dorothy Ida Baker (Fredrickson) (’57) Dec. 3, 1916-May 29, 2010 of Sun City, AZ. Dorothy earned a nursing degree and also helped her husband, Nils Fredrickson, in his construction business. Nils passed away after 48 years of marriage and she later married Louie Baker, to whom she was married 27 years. John Wesley Coler (’85) June 8, 1961-Nov. 1, 2010 of Fargo, ND, from pancreatic cancer. John graduated from LBI in 1985 with a degree in youth ministry and it was during his time in Seattle that John met his wife, Babs Helland. He served as a youth leader is Williston, ND, Detroit Lakes, MN, and for 19 years at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. He led countless youth trips as far south as Jamaica and as far north as British Columbia. He is survived by his loving wife, Babs, and three daughters, Amanda (Dustin), Emily (Benjamin), and Whitney. Karen Anita Presthus Gabrielson (’68) Oct. 13, 1945-Aug. 15, 2010 of Seattle, WA. Karen is survived by her husband, Glen; daughter, Amy (Michael); son, Paul; and many loving extended family members. She enjoyed being with family and friends, church activities and her German shepherd. Eric Thor Hanson (’95) Oct. 9, 1964-Aug. 30, 2010 of Bellevue, WA, after a twoand-a-half year battle with brain cancer. Eric had a passion for teaching Sunday school, especially for boys, remembering the vital role of men in his own faith formation. With a gift of communicating across cultures, Eric loved international travel, starting as a youth with family travels to Norway, studying abroad in Germany, adventures in
Europe, teaching English in Changchun and Beijing, China, working in Hong Kong and Macau, and living with his wife and daughter in Monduli, Tanzania, East Africa. In Tanzania, he taught English at the MaaSae Girls Lutheran Secondary School and worked for Heifer International with his interest in micro-enterprise development. Eric is survived by his wife, Beth ElnessHanson; daughter, Anya; and many loving extended family members and dear friends around the world. LaDonna Lindblom (LBI-MN), of Chisago City, MN, passed away July 18, 2010. She is preceded in death by her husband, Philip, and two infant children, Mark Ray and Eunice May. She is survived by her children Lois (Walter) Srock, John (Janet), Paul (Linda), Dan (Connie), Becky (David) Sorenson, 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great- grandchildren, and many other extended family members. Margrethe Reep (’64) April 6, 1913-Aug. 14, 2010 of Kalispell, MT. She received her education, including nurse’s training, in Oslo, Norway. She lived through five years of Nazi occupation in Norway during World War II and worked two years with the Resistance Movement there. She came to the United States in 1947 and worked as a nurse in Williston, ND. She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Reep, and is survived by a sister, Gudrun Sivertsen, and other extended family members, all of Norway. Warren C. “Sparks” Sparling, longtime dear friend of the college passed away at his home in Kalispell, MT, on July 18. He was 91 and had been in frail health and low spirits since his life partner, Adeline, died on December 27 last year. Few would question the sincerity, warmth and decency of this man and many will never forget the kindness and generosity he and Adeline extended to Trinity/
LBI over the years, often at times when it was needed most and least expected. Harvey N. Stalwick, Dec. 24, 1937Nov. 29, 2010. Harvey joined Trinity as Professor & Chair of Social Work in 2006, retiring in June 2010. His four decades as a social work educator and administrator included a 22-year tenure at the University of Regina (Saskatchewan) and a 14-year tenure at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, both colleges naming him Professor Emeritus. He is remembered for his gentle spirit, love of cooking (especially bread baking), and his lifelong dedication to human rights and social justice. He is preceded in death by his first wife of 48 years, Margaret. He is survived by his wife, Juanita, two sons (Kenneth and Trevor), three step-children (Carlin, Melanie, and Kevin), 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A memorial service was held in Tacoma, WA, on Dec. 10, with the Rev. Dr. David Ellingson, a Trinity colleague and friend, officiating.
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