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Welcome to The Trinity Parent Perspective: A Message from the Editor

Are you the parent of a high school junior or senior who wonders what role you can play in your student's college search? How can you continue to be a parent while preparing to turn your child loose in the "real world?" When do you lead and when do you follow?

The Trinity Parent Perspective is written by and for parents, most of whom have students who have attended or are currently enrolled in Trinity, or those who love Trinity and know a thing or two about college life. Because we've been where you are, we will try to answer questions from other parents - particularly parents of prospective students at Trinity University - to be a helpful resource.

For example, is your child's first choice for college a good fit? Is it safe? Should I be concerned if my child wants to join a sorority or fraternity? Are you ready to be an empty nester? 

We hope you will subscribe to this blog by signing up for future e-mails on the front page in the box that says, "Follow by E-mail." Then you can stay tuned for more tips as you navigate the exciting world of college through the eyes of parent.

Hope you enjoy reading!

Susie P. Gonzalez
E-mail: susie.gonzalez@trinity.edu
Twitter: @susiegonz

1 comment:

  1. On February 22, 2017 our son, Zachary “Zack” Carter, sang in the Mozart “Great” Mass in C minor at the Tobin Center. Zachary is a bass in the Trinity University Choir. His father and I traveled from Atlanta, Georgia and invited another couple who reside in San Antonio to join us. We all thoroughly enjoyed the concert. The quality of the performance was outstanding. It was amazing to witness the collaboration between the San Antonio Choral Society, St Mark’s Episcopal Church Choir and Trinity University Choir, along with the four soloists and orchestra. It was also very nice to see our son dressed in his tux.

    Zachary is a physics major at Trinity University. However, music has always played a huge part in his life. He has been in chorus since the 4th grade, and was in the Chamber Choir and two musicals during high school. At Trinity, all students are eligible to participate in the choir. That allows for a diverse and substantial volume of talent.

    The Mozart Mass was like hearing the angels singing; prayer put to music. It makes one feel closer to God. It was wonderful seeing Zack singing again. We look forward to future concerts with the Trinity University Choir. In addition, we love San Antonio!

    I totally agree that “At Trinity, each and every person matters—every student, every alumnus, every member of the staff and faculty...Trinity respects and nurtures each person’s unique talents, spiritual growth, skills, passions, leadership, and potential...(While) preparing our students to make a tangible, positive difference wherever they go.”

    College is a time for challenging oneself and discovering God’s plan. During Zack’s college search we discovered Trinity University offered excellent academics, a broad range of opportunities, small class sizes, and close connections with faculty and fellow students. During his first semester at Trinity, one of Zack’s professors hosted a dinner at her home for her entire class. Wow !!!

    I have been a nurse for 34 years. I can attest to the health benefits of music: eases pain, relieves depression, improves sleep, enhances recovery after surgery or illness, strengthens learning and memory in both the young and old, boosts immunity, and decreases stress. This is significant since “Seventy-five to 90% of all doctor’s visits are for stress-related illnesses and complaints.”

    How many times have you been in your car, when a song comes on the radio and it can change your whole mood. It can make you relaxed, sentimental, joyous, energized, and even inspired. Besides the shower, and church, my the car is the only other place where I sing! Zack got that talent. :)

    In closing, “ Music does bring people together. It allow us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics, or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.” – John Denver.

    Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to express my appreciation for such a great concert!!!

    Lee Carter, MSN, RN, CEN