Annual scholarship golf outing

Annual Alumni & Friends Scholarship Golf Outing

The Trine University Alumni & Friends 22nd Annual Scholarship Golf Outing is about five weeks away! Have you RSVP'd yet?

Join us Friday, Aug. 3, on Trine's beautiful Zollner Golf Course for a fun day of golf, contests, food and camaraderie – all in the spirit of raising support for student scholarships.

Morning and afternoon flights are available.

Spots filled up fast last year, so be sure to RSVP early this year.

For more information, to RSVP, or to sponsor the event, check out , e-mail or call 260.665.4114.



Regional Reconnect

Angola Mix and Mingle

Trine University alumni and friends gathered at Witmer Golf Course, at the beautiful Zollner Golf Course on the campus of Trine University June 14. The evening was emceed by Scott Gruner '98. Attendees received a brief update on the university by president, Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and enjoyed a catered meal by Bon Appetit.

Throughout the evening, participants partook in a closest to the pin putting contest, and a miniature golf putting challenge. A great time was had by all.

If you missed this event, plan on joining us during basketball season for the next mix & mingle!

You’ve got several chances to connect with old friends. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to reconnect in your region.

Missouri Alumni

Join us June 30 for a cookout at Lake Forest Country Club in Lake St. Louis, Mo. Play Trine Trivia and reminisce with old classmates about your favorite college memories. To end the day, take a pontoon boat cruise featuring the King of Auto Warranties $17 million castle and the rapper Nelly’s million-dollar lakehouse.

Indiana alumni

If you’re in the South Bend area, head to Coveleski Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 11. If you’re in the Indianapolis area, head to Victory Field on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

To register, or for more information, visit or call Racheal Benner at 260.665.4834.

regional event

Trine University alumni gathered at Calhoun's restaurant in Knoxville, Tenn., on April 26. After dinner, Bob Keller, director of development, told them about campus changes and news. In front, from left, are Larry Miller '61, Dana Boatman '58, Virginia Brooksbank '44, Joe Kucan '72, Larry Grob '62, John Mortimer '66. In back, from left, are Burke Pendleton '96, Al Dausman '77, Bob Bowman '65, Dave Stegemoller '61, Don Stegemoller '61, Jim Otto '64, Paul Yosick '66 and Richard Giannelli.

Alumnus Receives Prestigious Award
for Promoting Baseball in Poland

Al Koproski

Tri-State College alumnus Al Koproski, BSBAD '59, was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (Order Zasługi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) by Poland President Bronislaw Komorowski in March at the 12th International Baseball Tournament, where he represented the Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation (PNYBF).

The medal is awarded to non–resident individuals who have dedicated great service to Poland. In 1996, Koproski visited his family's hometown of Dzialdowa, Poland, and built a baseball field for area children. He now serves as the national vice president of the PNYBF, which has supplied free baseball equipment to children in Poland and Eastern Europe for 20 years. With the help of community members in his home state of Connecticut, Koproski provided more than 8,000 pounds of equipment.

Koproski came to Tri–State College on the GI Bill, after serving two years in the U.S. Army. While at Tri–State, he was a member of the Newman and business clubs. He didn't have time to play sports because he was part of an accelerated business program and was focused on academics. Koproski says his time in the Newman club helped prepare him for his work today.