The Gift of Education:
Trinity is committed to the mission – education for everyone who seeks the opportunity. The Trinity Annual Fund is vital to the mission because it helps to bridge the gap between tuition dollars and the actual cost of educating our students. A robust fund provides dollars for scholarship aid, salaries and the basic services that are a cost of daily operation. Your gift directly supports the most critical needs of the institution and allows us to continue our mission of educating!
Allow us to share with you some results of our mission to educate, and introduce you to some of our recent graduates!
Morgan Renee Carrillo ‘13, College of Arts and Sciences, shares her experience. “Trinity offered me the incredible opportunity to enhance my education through strong academic and broad co-curricular activities.” Morgan Renee Carrillo graduated cum laude in May. Her international affairs major and women’s studies minor reinforced her deep desire to serve others and affect social change, and her academic endeavors were supported by her involvement in the Women’s Student Action Coalition and Campus Ministry.
Husband and wife team Innocent Akpuaka ‘13 and Chinenye Vivian Akpuaka ‘13 completed their bachelor of science nursing degrees together from the School of Nursing and Health Professions. They reflected on the challenges of raising a family while both parents were in school. Innocent said, “The nursing program is not an easy program; you have to decide this is what you want to do before signing up for the program. It takes sacrifice, determination, and the ability to keep your mind on the goal – to remember why you are in school.”
The Gift of Opportunity:
As with all great institutions of higher education, Trinity relies on the continuing generosity and loyalty of alumnae, alumni, parents and friends to keep it strong. Your support, whether new or continued, is your opportunity to help support a new generation of Trinity students.
“The class that most made an impact on me was multicultural counseling, says Iyon Ronnell Johnson ‘13, School of Education. It was very hands-on and I had to go out into the community and attend different events. Events I am sure I would not have attended otherwise, such as a play at Gallaudet University and a visit to a Muslim hall. These experiences are ones that I will never forget.” As a student, Johnson researched internship locations, but she appreciated that Trinity held an internship workshop so that she would know what to expect. Trinity also brought in a counseling liaison to help students choose and apply for internships. “I gained sufficient knowledge on how to deal with others,” Johnson said of her internship that Trinity placed her in.
The Gift of Commitment:
Supporting the Trinity Annual Fund with gifts, in any amount, express the enduring commitment that binds the Trinity family from one generation to the next.
Courtney Rae O’Neal ‘13, School of Professional Studies, earned her master of arts in communication in May, and was elected to Lambda Pi Eta, the national honor society of the National Communication Association. “Working and attending school full time is a challenge that is difficult to articulate, but tells of your dedication and commitment to yourself above all,” said O’Neal. Also, I think the fellowship and camaraderie amongst the faculty, my peers and classmates is a positive and lasting experience offered by Trinity.”
The Gift of Education positively impacts the life of both the giver and the receiver! Thank you! Your gift really does matter!