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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Trinity to host inaugural 'On the Road TUgether' conference in Houston

by Carlos Anchondo ’14

SAN ANTONIO - On Saturday, April 8, Trinity University will host its inaugural national conference in Houston, On the Road TUgether, for Trinity alumni and parents. The conference is designed to bring the University to the Trinity community in the cities where they live and will occur in a different city each year. The 2017 national conference will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston.

The national conference is a day-long opportunity for alumni and parents to learn, socialize, network, and relax together. The 2017 conference includes a breakfast and keynote address from Trinity president Danny Anderson, teaching sessions from Trinity faculty, lunch, a guided tour of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and a reception with the president. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to take in a Houston Astros game or explore Houston restaurants.

Teaching sessions will be led by professors Diane Persellin, David Lesch, and Elizabeth Ward, as well as Professor Emeritus R. Douglas Brackenridge, Chaplain Emeritus Raymond Judd ’56, Head Men’s Soccer Coach Paul McGinlay, and Head Women’s Tennis Coach Gretchen Rush ’86. The conference’s keynote address will be delivered at a luncheon by Mark Kline ’79, M.D., chairman and J.S. Abercrombie professor of the Department of Pediatrics at Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine.

“Our first ever national alumni and parent conference is a chance to showcase Trinity. Some of our most beloved professors will be teaching great courses and President Anderson will share his thoughts on Trinity's national reputation and the role of the liberal arts and sciences,” says Mike Bacon ’89, vice president for Alumni Relations and Development at Trinity. “This is going to be a top-notch gathering.”

The national conference is meant to strengthen the Trinity bond between alumni, parents, and the University. President Anderson calls the conference a wonderful opportunity to experience how Trinity alumni remain “Tigers at Heart.”

“On the Road TUgether demonstrates that the Trinity connection is present wherever alumni and parents reside,” says Anderson. “This conference underscores the importance of networking and brings us even closer as a Tiger family.”

Registration for the conference starts at $135 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, teaching sessions, and a visit to Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Visit the On the Road TUgether webpage for more information, or contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni [at] trinity.edu or at 210-999-8404.