Alumni News

Welcome from the new Alumni Relations Administrator

Hi folks! My name is Cherisse Webb and I am the new Development and Alumni Relations Administrator. I am so pleased to be here at Trinity Lutheran College and look forward to getting to know many of you. Although I am not an Alumni of Trinity, I strongly believe in the mission of developing Christian leaders with a biblically-centered education and a global perspective. One of my most immediate goals here is to learn more about the history of LBI/Trinity to see how we can weave both the old and the new together to further impact our community. I would love to hear your stories and experiences-whether they be funny, inspiring, or nostalgic. And last but not least, a little a bit about me personally: I am a frequent hiker, love to eat ice cream, and grew up in Indonesia as my parents were missionaries. I am so thankful for the warm welcome I have received and greatly look forward to serving the Alumni of Trinity Lutheran College.   

Cherisse Webb
Development & Alumni Relations Administrator | 425.249.4758  


By Professor Emerita Sue Houglum

Remember the book, "Everything I needed to learn, I learned in kindergarten"?  It was written several years ago and was quite a success for the author and a joy to read for those of us who have worked with young children. The book discussed learning to share, putting the lid down, how to line up, saying please and thank you.

However, the author left out one important thing learned in kindergarten that stays with us throughout our lives. Before the age of six, we learn how to "transition." Click here to continue reading.

President's Blog: The Impact of Trinity's Graduates

This time of year is always special for me as our students come face to face with the fruits of their labor at graduation. On Saturday May 23, we held our 71st commencement, and I had the honor as president of handing out diplomas to 44 students who graduated from Trinity Lutheran College. That number may be small, but I know the impact of these graduates will not be small. Continue reading at

Trinity Alum hired as new Early Childhood Education Chair

Michael DeLashmutt, Academic Dean & VP for Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce that Heather Ingersoll has accepted the position of Professor & Chair of Early Childhood Education. She replaces Professor Sue Houglum, who is retiring after 19 years.

Ingersoll completed her B.A. in Christian Education with Early Childhood Education emphasis at Trinity, followed by an M.A. in Human Services with Family Life Education specialization from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn. Continue reading at 

Trinity confers its first two Bachelor's of Science degrees

Last month, Trinity Lutheran College awarded its first two Bachelor of Science degrees to Computer Information Systems (CIS) majors Connie Wohlford and Phung Vuong.

Trinity's CIS program was launched in the fall of 2013 as the first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) major offered at the college. Students who graduate with CIS degrees have the opportunity to work in fields such as data analysis, database administration, information system security and more.

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