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Awards & Honors

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

June 7, 2017 - 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 retention and success of women of color, women from low income areas and first generation students pursuing science majors.  Trinity is one of only 24 schools, and the only women’s college, selected in HHMI’s Inclusive Excellence initiative, a new program that aims to increase the capacity of colleges … Continue reading
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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
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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
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Gina Adams, Senior Vice President, FedEx Corporation, Was Honored and Spoke at Trinity’s 2017 Winter Graduation

January 13, 2017 - Gina Adams, senior vice president for government affairs for FedEx Corporation, was the keynote speaker and honoree at Trinity Washington University’s Winter Graduation on Friday, January 6, 2017. Adams recieved 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 is an exemplary leader … Continue reading
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dr. Jane Dammen McAuliffe ’66, Director of National and International Outreach at Library of Congress, to Speak and Be Honored at Trinity’s Commencement

May 4, 2016 - Dr. Jane Dammen McAuliffe ’66, Director of National and International Outreach at Library of Congress and the former president of Bryn Mawr College, will be the speaker at Trinity’s Commencement on May 21. She will be awarded an honorary doctor of laws. “Dr. McAuliffe is an outstanding Trinity alumna who has lived Trinity’s ideals of intellectual and academic excellence, leadership on behalf of women and all people who strive for a more peaceful planet, and a commitment to bridging religious and cultural differences to strengthen our society,” said President Patricia McGuire. Trinity’s Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 21, … Continue reading
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President McGuire: “If Higher Education Can’t Do Social Change Well, Who Will?”

March 15, 2016 - President McGuire’s Remarks Accepting TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award President Patricia McGuire was presented with the TIAA Institute’s Hesburgh Award at the annual meeting of ACE, the American Council on Education Meeting in San Francisco on March 14, 2016. These are her acceptance remarks. Be inspired – watch the video of President McGuire giving her speech. How deeply grateful I am to the TIAA Institute for this remarkable award.  Thank you, Skip Spriggs, and please convey my gratitude to all at TIAA.  Thank you, Molly Broad!  Throughout my tenure as Trinity’s president, you and the many fine leaders of ACE have been exceptional colleagues … Continue reading
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For more information contact Ann Pauley, Media Relations Trinity, 125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017
pauleya@trinitydc.edu, (202) 884-9725.