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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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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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For more information contact Ann Pauley, Media Relations Trinity, 125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017
pauleya@trinitydc.edu, (202) 884-9725.