Thanks to an agreement to be signed today (April 18, 2011) between Grace College and Trine University, beginning in Fall 2011, Trine will offer several engineering degrees on the Grace campus. This will allow students the opportunity to reap the benefits of both a Grace education according to its mission and values, as well as specialized, on-campus training in engineering through Trine.
Grace College President, Dr. Ron Manahan, and Trine University President, Dr. Earl D. Brooks II, inked the agreement following lunch today on the Grace College campus.
The agreement allows students at Grace to graduate with a degree from Trine University. Trine will be offering a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, a Master of Science in Leadership, and an online Master’s degree in Engineering.
“This is an opportunity for people who have considered coming to Grace if we had had engineering,” said Dr. Manahan. “They can come to Grace, live here on-campus for all four years and get the Grace experience with the Trine degree in engineering. Through this agreement, we are able to expand our offerings,” he said.
Both schools are independent colleges, and while Grace has traditionally held a more liberal arts focus, Trine has a long history in engineering.
“On Trine’s side, it extends the reach of their campus by using the very thing they specialize in, while Grace is now able to offer students additional programs,” said Manahan.
Trine University, an internationally recognized, private, independent, co-educational institution, offers associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees in programs to students in engineering, mathematics, science, computer science, business, teacher education, communication, criminal justice, golf management, social sciences, and various other fields of study. Trine is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and offers 21 varsity sports. Its golf program includes a university-owned 18-hole championship golf course. Founded in 1884 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Trine, formerly known as Tri-State University, operates a 400-acre main campus in Angola, Ind. with off-campus centers in Angola, Fort Wayne, Merrillville, and South Bend/Mishawaka, Ind.
Grace College is an evangelical Christian community of higher education which applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service. The academic, residential, athletic, and social aspects of the college are designed to encourage intellectual and spiritual growth in a supportive campus community. The 180-acre campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Ind. It has historically been among the top schools of its size and listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review has regularly awarded it the title of a “Best Midwestern College.”