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Awards & Honors

Powerful Essay by Trinity Dreamer Scholar Bruna Distinto on Important Supreme Court Case is Published by Teen Vogue

January 28, 2016 - Bruna Distinto is a Dreamer Scholar at Trinity, with a scholarship from TheDream.US. She and her family are from Bolivia and she grew up in the U.S. since she was six years old. She transferred to Trinity from Montgomery College, plays on the Trinity soccer team, and wants “to be the best, most productive American I can be.” In her thoughtful and inspiring essay, published by Teen Vogue in January 2016, she writes: “There are few words that can fully describe the joy, relief, and appreciation I feel for the executive actions taken by President Obama on immigration. What he’s done for me … Continue reading
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Pinkie Dent Mayfield, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Graham Holdings Company, to Speak and Be Honored at Trinity’s 2016 Winter Graduation

December 28, 2015 - Trinity graduate Pinkie Dent Mayfield ’96, vice president of corporate affairs and special assistant to the chairman at Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company) will be the keynote speaker and honoree at Trinity Washington University’s Winter Graduation on Friday, January 8, 2016. Mayfield, who served as a member of the Trinity Board of Trustees, will receive an honorary doctor of laws for her achievements in corporate life and philanthropy in Washington and for her devotion to her alma mater. “Pinkie Mayfield stands out as one of the pre-eminent women leaders in corporate life in Washington,” said President Patricia McGuire. “Blazing … Continue reading
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Human Rights Advocate Sr. Katy Webster, SND, ’74 to Keynote Sower’s Seed 10th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, October 22, 10:30 am

October 14, 2015 - Be inspired by Sr. Katy Webster’s work as a passionate advocate for human rights and environmental justice in the Amazon basin in Brazil. The Trinity community is invited to be inspired by Sr. Kathryn “Katy” Webster, a Sister of Notre Dame and a member of the Trinity Class of 1974, who will be the featured Sower’s Seed speaker on Thursday, October 22, at 10:30 am in Social Hall. Sr. Katy has dedicated her life’s work to advocating for human rights and environmental and social justice in the Amazon basin in Brazil. Sr. Katy entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1976, and from 1976 … Continue reading
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Trinity Receives $100,000 Grant From the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Strengthen Liberal Arts

September 30, 2015 - The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Trinity a prestigious $100,000 grant in September to preserve and strengthen the centrality of liberal education in the College of Arts and Sciences, Trinity’s historic undergraduate women’s college. Trinity was invited by the Mellon Foundation to apply for the grant, and, with a creative and visionary team led by Dr. Pamela Barnett, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Trinity submitted a proposal, “Strong Start in the Liberal Arts.” The Mellon grant will be used to strengthen Trinity’s first year curriculum by focusing on pedagogies to enhance reading and writing across the arts … Continue reading
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Carnegie Corporation of New York Honors Trinity President Patricia McGuire as Higher Education Visionary with 2015 Academic Leadership Award

September 24, 2015 - President McGuire is the First Catholic College President and First D.C. Higher Education Leader to Earn Prestigious Honor Carnegie Corporation of New York today announced that Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire is one of just four presidents nationally to receive the prestigious 2015 Academic Leadership Award. The other presidents honored are Ronald Daniels of Johns Hopkins University, Diana Natalicio of the University of Texas at El Paso and C.L. Max Nikias of the University of Southern California. President McGuire is the first president of a Catholic college or university to receive the award; the first president of a D.C. … Continue reading
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Two New Trinity Students Who “Beat the Odds” Will Attend White House Summit Hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama

July 22, 2015 - Two incoming freshmen at Trinity Washington University, Allison Barrera of Capitol Heights, Maryland, and Ingrid Melendez of Washington, D.C., will be among the 140 students selected nationwide to participate in the White House’s 2015 Beating the Odds Summit, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama, on Thursday, July 23. Part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, the Summit will represent a mix of youth who have overcome substantial obstacles to persist through high school and make it to college. According to the White House, “This event will focus on sharing tools and strategies students can use to successfully transition to … Continue reading
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Martha’s Table President Patty Q. Stonesifer, Founding CEO of Gates Foundation, to Speak and Be Honored at Trinity’s Commencement

May 7, 2015 - Patty Q. Stonesifer, the president and CEO of Martha’s Table, and the founding CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be the 2015 Commencement speaker and honoree at Trinity Washington University. “At this point in her remarkable career, Ms. Stonesifer had many options,” said President Patricia McGuire. “She deliberately chose to serve the neediest citizens of this city and this region — those who are hungry and sometimes homeless, who need education and who are often marginalized. In choosing to devote her time and talent to the communities of need that Martha’s Table serves, Ms. Stonesifer truly embodies … Continue reading
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D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to Speak and Be Honored at Trinity’s Commencement

May 1, 2014 - President Patricia McGuire announced that D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will be the 2014 Commencement speaker and honoree at Trinity Washington University. “I am very honored to work with Chancellor Henderson on RaiseDC and other important initiatives to improve educational outcomes for the D.C. Schools,” said President McGuire, “and I know she appreciates and supports the great work that our students, faculty and graduates do in our local schools.” Trinity’s Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 4:00 p.m. Henderson will be presented with an honorary doctor of letters for her leadership in education. Henderson is a … Continue reading
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Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, to Give Keynote at Trinity’s Winter Graduation On January 7, 2014

December 18, 2013 - President McGuire announced that Sr. Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby, will be the keynote speaker at Trinity’s Winter Graduation on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. “Sr. Simone is truly a global hero for social justice,” said President McGuire. “She has led the ‘Nuns on the Bus’ touring the country to advocate for policies protecting the rights of the poor and disenfranchised, standing up for justice in government policies and programs, calling for more attention to peacebuilding and less investment in war. Sr. Simone’s message to our graduates comes at a critical time in our … Continue reading
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President McGuire to Receive Honorary Degree From Howard University

May 6, 2013 - Howard University will honor President Patricia McGuire at its 145th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 11, 2013. President McGuire will be awarded an honorary degree for her transformation of Trinity since she became president in 1989, her leadership role in higher education both locally and nationally, and her many contributions to the Washington community. Howard will also award honorary degrees to two women who have been Commencement speakers at Trinity and received Trinity honorary degrees: Marie C. Johns, deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and former president of Verizon Washington and entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, who … 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.