Trinity senior Charity Blackwell was awarded the prestigious St. Catherine Medal at Cap and Gown Convocation on September 22, 2012. Blackwell, who came to Trinity from Rock Hill, South Carolina, and now resides in Fort Washington, Maryland, is a communication major who has distinguished herself in many ways. Since the day she first set foot on Trinity’s campus, she has been an amazing force, galvanizing many student meetings, promoting active participation in campus life for all students, exhibiting leadership by organizing the “Speakin’ it Real” events and demonstrating her own talents in poetry and prose. She is also a student leader in athletics, participating in four sports – basketball, lacrosse, soccer and softball. She is an outstanding student and this year she won election as president of the Student Government Association.
The distinguished award is named after St. Catherine of Alexandria, a third century scholar renowned for her love of learning. She is honored as the patron of philosophers. This award is given by Kappa Gamma Pi, the National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, to recognize an outstanding senior who reflects the ideals of St. Catherine. Trinity is a member of Kappa Gamma Pi, and selects the recipient based upon a review of the academic, co-curricular and leadership achievements of the candidates.