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CNN Interview with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ’62 Filmed on Trinity’s Campus

October 12, 2017 - Nancy Pelosi Interviewed by David Axelrod for “The Axe Files” on CNN Program Airs Saturday, October 14, 7:00 pm David Axelrod and CNN News filmed an extensive interview of Nancy Pelosi ’62, Democratic Leader of the House and a Trinity graduate, on Tuesday, October 10. The one hour profile, part of the series “The Axe Files,” will be broadcast on CNN this Saturday, October 14, 7:00 pm. It will also air at other times. Leader Pelosi was asked by CNN to select a place that has special meaning to her for the interview, and she chose Trinity. The entire interview … Continue reading


Trinity Graduate Michael Thomasian ’02 Named Principal of the Year by Archdiocese of Washington

September 29, 2017 - Michael Thomasian, who earned his master of arts in teaching from Trinity Washington University’s School of Education in 2002, was named the Archdiocese of Washington’s Principal of the Year. He is the principal of St. Anthony’s in Brookland in Washington, D.C. In a feature article in the Catholic Standard, Marguerite Conley, the executive director of the Consortium of Catholic Academies, said that the honor is “so well deserved because he is an amazing educator. His educational style ‘is truly Catholic’; it is in his bones, in his marrow; it is authentic. He doesn’t separate the spiritual from the academic at … Continue reading


Trinity Washington University Receives $1 Million Grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Support Women of Color in Science

August 28, 2017 - NOTE: Trinity announced this exciting news in early summer, and some of you may have missed it. With the start of the fall semester, Trinity is very pleased to share this big news with new and returning students! What a fantastic way to start the new academic year! Trinity One of Just 24 Colleges and Universities Nationwide Selected for First Round of Institute’s New Inclusive Excellence Initiative June 7, 2017… The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the largest private, nonprofit supporter of science education in the United States, selected Trinity Washington University to receive a $1 million grant to increase the … Continue reading


Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Honor President McGuire as a “Companion in Mission”

April 26, 2017 - On Founders Day, April 26, 2017, marking the 120th year since the founding of Trinity, a special ceremony was held in the historic Main Hall to celebrate the return of a beautiful portrait of Sr. Julia McGoarty, SNDdeN, the foundress of Trinity, which was recently restored thanks the the generosity of the Ohio Province. At this ceremony, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur honored Trinity President Pat McGuire as a “Companion in Mission,” a faithful companion in the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who recognized her for her leadership of Trinity and for living the values … Continue reading


D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to Speak at Trinity Commencement, Saturday, May 20, 2017

April 12, 2017 - Trinity Washington University will present an honorary doctor of laws to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser at Commencement on Saturday, May 20, in recognition of her leadership of the city of Washington and her commitment to public service. She will be the featured speaker at Trinity’s 114th Commencement. The ceremony begins at 11:00 am and more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degrees will be awarded. “Mayor Bowser is one of only a very few women who are mayors of major cities in the United States,” said President Patricia McGuire. “She is a strong advocate for participation in public service and is … Continue reading


Gina Adams, Senior Vice President, FedEx Corporation, to Speak and Be Honored at Trinity’s 2017 Winter Graduation

December 2, 2016 - Gina Adams, senior vice president for government affairs for FedEx Corporation, will be the keynote speaker and honoree at Trinity Washington University’s Winter Graduation on Friday, January 6, 2017. Adams will receive an honorary doctor of laws for her achievements in business and her outstanding contributions to the Washington community, with a particular focus on education and youth. “Gina Adams is a remarkable woman of achievement who has succeeded in the corporate arena, while also sharing her expertise, time and commitment to enhance the quality of life for those who live and work in Washington,” said President Patricia McGuire. “She … Continue reading


Trinity Students Present at Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Tampa

November 18, 2016 - Trinity science students proudly represented the university at multiple conferences this fall. Kimberly Cruz ’18 was awarded first place for her poster presentation on biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences in October, where Trinity classmate Desirae Stewart ’18 received second place for her poster presentation on chemical science. These students, with Raissa-Audrey Tseumie ’18, Laura Garcia ’18, Taylor Gage and Charlene Valdez ’17, and Dr. Patrice Moss, Clare Boothe Luce Professor of Biology, next traveled to Tampa in November to attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference … Continue reading


Trinity Graduate Corinne Cannon, Founder & Executive Director of DC Diaper Bank, Inspires Students at Sower’s Seed Lecture

October 21, 2016 - Corinne Cannon ’99, ’03, Founder and Executive Director of the DC Diaper Bank was introduced by Trinity scholar-athlete Brenda Alonso. Community activist and advocate Corinne Cannon ’99, ’03, founder and executive director of the DC Diaper Bank, a CNN Hometown Hero, and a passionate advocate for babies and their families, inspired Trinity students with her journey from Trinity student to nonprofit leader at the annual Sower’s Seed lecture on Thursday, October 20, 2016. More than 175 Trinity students, faculty, staff, alumnae and Sisters of Notre Dame packed Social Hall to hear Cannon talk candidly and passionately about her role models, … Continue reading


Community Activist and Advocate, Corinne Cannon ’99, ’03, Featured Sower’s Seed Speaker, Thursday, October 20, 10:30 am

October 11, 2016 - Be inspired by Trinity graduate Corinne Cannon, founder and executive director of the DC Diaper Bank, a CNN Hometown Hero, and a passionate advocate for babies and their families The Trinity community is invited to be inspired and motivated by Corinne Cannon, founder and executive director of the DC Diaper Bank, who will be the featured Sower’s Seed speaker on Thursday, October 20, at 10:30 am in Social Hall.  The DC Diaper Bank works to strengthen families by providing a reliable supply of free diapers to families in need living in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The DC Diaper Bank provides an average of … Continue reading


Trinity Partners with Folger Shakespeare Library for “CrossTalk: D.C. Reflects on Identity and Difference,” Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 pm

September 28, 2016 - Trinity is partnering with the Folger Shakespeare Library to host a special dialogue on campus on Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 pm, in O’Connor Auditorium in Main Hall. Trinity students, faculty, staff and alumnae are invited to participate in this discussion, which is also open to the public. “CrossTalk: D.C. Reflects on Identity and Difference” is a community engagement initiative that brings people together to think about race and religion thoughtfully and deeply, through the lens of literature and history. The interactive program will feature roundtable discussions and Folger actors performing excerpts from “The Merchant of Venice” and “District Merchants,” new play commissioned by the … Continue reading



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pauleya@trinitydc.edu, (202) 884-9725.