THIS ISSUE'S FEATURE ARTICLE

Roy Wead Center Renovation

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: SENIOR SPOTLIGHT, AND MEN'S SOCCER AT TRINITY

Roy Wead Center Renovation

AMY FREIER, CHAIR OF THE TEACHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Any parent knows that as your child matures, they soon outgrow their clothes, toys, and even space. Growth requires changes and updates, and that is exactly what is happening to the Roy Wead Center (RWC) for Education and the Arts formerly known as Flemington Hall.

This space is home to Trinity’s Teacher Education, Exercise Science and Music programs and is currently experiencing a top-to-bottom renovation. The RWC offered only one dedicated classroom for each of the three programs. The practice rooms lacked soundproofing, and the Academic Student Success Center (ASC Lab) and office spaces no longer met our needs.

Since 1972, this section of campus has served the educational needs of the Trinity community in various ways. However, our commitment to train and educate students seeking careers in education, exercise science, and music who will impact their world with the love of Jesus has been the driving force behind President Alexander’s vision for this renovation.

The renovated space will feature updates to the large classroom, a reconfigured ASC Lab, and more classrooms designed specifically to include lab space for students to experience hands-on learning opportunities similar to what they will see in their career fields. This is only the beginning; we continue to dream and plan for the future expansion of a music performing arts center.

The renovation of the Roy Wead Center for Education and the Arts will be completed this fall. Plan a visit, take a tour, maybe even sit in on a class – and rejoice with us!

Senior Spotlight: Zach Bigart

CLASS OF '22: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION & BIBLICAL STUDIES

The initial reason I chose Trinity was to complete the 8-month Pack Your Bags program. Though I was not planning to stay any longer, God had different plans. He gave me direction and clarity; I discovered God’s call on my life and confirmation of that call.

I returned to Trinity with experiences from PYB, lifelong friends, and a declared major in Elementary Education (K-8). In addition, I joined the men’s cross country team where I met more close friends. During this time I developed a deep love for the people that I was blessed to spend so much time with and began to really appreciate the culture that Trinity embodied. For this reason, I chose to be an RA my junior year so I could help play a small part in creating culture while learning and serving with other amazing leaders.

I have absolutely loved the elementary education program at Trinity and I truly believe that I would not have received the same quality of education at any other college or university. Amy Freier and her department work tirelessly with a critical lens to both improve and better the program. I am beyond blessed for investing in my future at Trinity.

Men's Soccer at Trinity

DAN HAWKER: CAMPUS PASTOR, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE

My name is Daniel Hawker and I recently joined the staff in the role of Campus Pastor & Men’s Soccer Coach.

I’ve been married to my wife Cathleen for fourteen years and we have two boys; Samuel (12) and Marcus (9). I’m from Wales and moved to the United States after graduating from college with a degree in Sports Development & Coaching from the University of Wales in Cardiff.

Since moving to the United States I’ve served in a variety of ministry roles within the Assemblies of God including worship, youth, and most recently, lead pastoring in Sheridan, Wyoming. I’ve also spent the last ten years coaching soccer at the high school level and I’m excited about the opportunity to launch the men’s soccer program at Trinity!

My desire is that Trinity’s soccer program will add to what God is already doing at and through the College, creating another opportunity for us to both educate and train more students. We want our players to be successful athletes, great students, and most importantly, young men that are constantly growing in their relationship with God, who will go on to make a difference in their families and the world.

Now don’t get me wrong, the plan is to win games! However, we want to achieve success both on and off the field. My prayer is that our team culture will include a commitment to excellence and a strong work ethic. In addition, I want our players to be more involved in campus life because we grow to become more like Jesus in community and in service to others. The writer of Proverbs put it this way: “Iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”

The future is bright and I’m very thankful to be involved in what God is doing at Trinity Bible College and Graduate School! Thank you for your continued prayer and support!

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