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Maria Gomez, Founder and CEO of Mary’s Center, to Speak at Trinity’s Commencement

April 24, 2013 - President McGuire announced that the 2013 Commencement speaker at Trinity Washington University will be “the amazing Maria Gomez, the founder and CEO of Mary’s Center, a remarkable community health organization that provides maternal and child care to more than 70,000 participants in seven sites throughout the Washington region.  Ms. Gomez’s leadership on behalf of women and children in our region has received high acclaim.” Trinity’s Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 4:00 p.m. Gomez will be presented with an honorary doctor of letters. Having immigrated from Columbia at the age of 13, Gomez attended D.C. Public Schools, and then Georgetown … Continue reading
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Interdisciplinary Excellence Rooted in the Liberal Arts Tradition

April 22, 2013 - Remarks by Gina Perovich ’94 at the Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony Gina Perovich ’94 was a Clare Booth Luce Scholar at Trinity; she earned a bachelor of science in biology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a master of science in marine biology from the University of Delaware and began a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she has assumed increased responsibilities. Currently, she is deputy director, Washington Division, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development. She was the featured speaker at the Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony and was introduced … Continue reading
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Peace and Human Rights Activist Marie Dennis ’64 to Give Keynote Remarks at Winter Graduation

December 4, 2012 - President Patricia McGuire announced that Trinity graduate Marie Dennis ’64, co-president of Pax Christi International, will receive an honorary doctor of letters and deliver the keynote address at Trinity’s Winter Graduation.  “Marie Dennis is a true exemplar of the values of Trinity and the Sisters of Notre Dame in her work for social justice and peace around the world,” said President McGuire. “Pax Christi International promotes human rights, justice and peace amid some of the world’s fiercest conflicts.” Trinity’s third Winter Graduation will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 5:00 pm in the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports. More … Continue reading
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International Attorney Michelle Mitchell ’06 to Give Keynote Remarks at Cap and Gown Convocation

September 14, 2012 - Trinity graduate Michelle Mitchell ’06 will give the keynote remarks at Cap and Gown Convocation and receive Trinity’s Washington Woman of Genius Award for her outstanding leadership in international law and pro bono legal services on Saturday, September 22, in the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports at 5:00 pm.  Mitchell is an associate at the Washington, D.C., office of the international law firm, Hughes, Hubbard and Reed.  In her blog, President Pat McGuire wrote, “Michelle Mitchell is well on her way to being one of Washington’s ‘most powerful women.’ … Michelle is one of Trinity’s great exemplars of leadership, … Continue reading
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The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58 Encourages Dean’s List Students to Engage in Democracy

February 12, 2012 - The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58, former member of Congress from Connecticut and distinguished professor of political science at Trinity, spoke to more than 150 students, faculty and staff gathered for the College of Arts and Scieinces Dean’s List Ceremony on February 16, 2012.  She called on the students, “the best and the brightest at Trinity, Dean’s List students,” to “become actors in our democratic system,” which she called “the strongest democracy in the world.”   Here are her complete remarks. Thank you so much for inviting me to participate in this celebration of excellence!  As Professor San Juan mentioned, I am a proud Trinity graduate.  As I … Continue reading
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President McGuire Receives National Award for Advocacy and Leadership in Higher Education

January 31, 2012 - Trinity President Patricia McGuire received the distinguished 2012 Henry Paley Award today from NAICU – the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. This award recognizes one individual each year who exemplifies an outstanding commitment to students, faculty and higher education. President McGuire was honored for her accomplishments in making Trinity a model of private, nonprofit higher education serving a public purpose, and for her service as a tireless and effective voice of American colleges and universities in the federal public policy arena. Read the complete citation. “Pat McGuire is an icon of higher education leadership,” said NAICU President David … Continue reading
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2012 NAICU Paley Award: Citation in Honor of President Patricia McGuire

January 31, 2012 - Trinity President Patricia McGuire received the distinguished 2012 Henry Paley Award on January 31 from NAICU – the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Here is the text of the citation. Read remarks of Herb Tillery, Executive Director, College Success Foundation – D.C. Read President McGuire’s acceptance remarks. Typically, NAICU does not given its Paley Award to a sitting president, with no retirement plans in sight. However, if we waited for that transition with Pat McGuire, there’s a chance that none of us here today would still be around to salute her accomplishments. She’s likely to outlast us all. Twenty-two … Continue reading
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Remarks of Herb Tillery, Executive Director, College Success Foundation – D.C., in Honor of President Patricia McGuire

January 31, 2012 - Trinity President Patricia McGuire received the distinguished 2012 Henry Paley Award on January 31 from NAICU – the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Herb Tillery, executive director of the College Success Foundation–District of Columbia, gave the introductory remarks in tribute of President McGuire.  Read the citation in honor of President McGuire. Read President McGuire’s acceptance remarks. Good afternoon.  I am Herb Tillery, Executive Director of the College Success Foundation – District of Columbia.  I have the extraordinary honor of introducing an education leader who I believe is unparalleled in her field.   I met President McGuire five years ago … Continue reading
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Ambassador Susan Flood Burk ’76 to Speak at December Graduation

November 10, 2011 - President McGuire announced that the 2011 December Graduation speaker at Trinity Washington University will be Ambassador Susan Flood Burk ’76, special representative of President Obama for nuclear nonproliferation.   She will receive an honorary doctor of laws.   “Ambassador Burk has a distinguished career of more than 30 years of service in international affairs and at the U.S. Department of State, with a particular emphasis on arms control and disarmament, and preventing the spread of nuclear weapons,” said President McGuire.   Trinity will hold its second December Graduation on Thursday, December 15, at 5:00 pm in the Trinity Center for Women and Girls … Continue reading
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Trinity Alumnae, Trustees, and Honorary Degree Recipients Among Washingtonian Magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Women”

October 13, 2011 - Three Trinity alumnae, three Trinity honorary degree recipients, and three Trinity trustees were named to Washingtonian magazine’s list of the “100 Most Powerful Women” in the October 2011 issue of the magazine.  In a preface to the list, the Washingtonian noted that “It’s been a very good year for women in Washington…. So many women are in powerful positions in Washington today that selecting the top 100 is more challenging than ever.”  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor and First Lady Michelle Obama are on the list.  Trinity alumnae who are among the … 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.