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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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Trinity President Patricia McGuire Honored with Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence by TIAA Institute

March 14, 2016 - McGuire Recognized for Transforming Trinity Washington University into a National Example that Provides Quality, Accessible Education for Low-income Students of Color Award bestowed at ACE 2016, the American Council on Education’s 98th Annual Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2016 – The TIAA Institute today announced Patricia A. McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University, as the winner of the 2016 TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence, which recognizes outstanding leadership on the part of a college or university president or chancellor. The award, established in 1993, is named in honor of the great educator and humanitarian, the late Rev. Theodore … Continue reading
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President McGuire Announces Trinity Leadership Scholarship: $10,000, Guaranteed

February 17, 2016 - New Scholarship Streamlines Process for Financing a Trinity Education and Makes Trinity the Most Affordable Private University in the Washington Region Additional Need-Based Scholarships from Trinity and D.C. Grants Make Tuition Even More Affordable and Accessible for Students UPDATE:  There is still time to be considered for the Trinity Leadership Scholarship. Applications submitted by May 1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis as long as a 2016-17 FAFSA application has been submitted. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@trinitydc.edu or 202-884-9400. President Patricia McGuire announced the launch of the Trinity Leadership Scholarship program that guarantees a … Continue reading
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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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For more information contact Ann Pauley, Media Relations Trinity, 125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017
pauleya@trinitydc.edu, (202) 884-9725.