Trine University has named Laurel Alberson director of marketing for the school's online programs. She most recently served as marketing account manager of the communications and marketing department at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Alberson has also worked at the University of Michigan as an administrative specialist for the department of computer science and engineering.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in English and Journalism from Ball State University and completed graduate coursework toward a Master of English and Linguistics degree at IPFW.