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Senior Tiara Bland ’12 Awarded St. Catherine Medal at Cap and Gown Mass

September 25, 2011 - Trinity senior Tiara Bland ’12 was awarded the prestigious St. Catherine Medal at Cap and Gown Mass on September 25, 2011.  Bland, a human relations major who has a minor in education, is from Windsor Mill, Maryland.  Bland has distinguished herself as a scholar and student leader in many ways. She transferred to Trinity and immediately became an active participant in campus life. She is serving her second year as president of Trinity’s Campus Activities Association, she is a tutor for Trinity’s Academic Services Center, and has been involved in many educational and community service projects both on and off … Continue reading
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Congressional Chief of Staff Maisha Leek ’03 to Give Keynote Remarks at Cap and Gown Convocation on September 24

September 16, 2011 - Trinity graduate Maisha C. Leek ’03 will give the keynote remarks at Cap and Gown Convocation and receive Trinity’s Washington Woman of Genius Award for her outstanding leadership in public service on Saturday, September 24, in the Trinity Center at 5:00 pm.  Leek currently serves as chief of staff to Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), ranking member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.  She is one of the youngest chiefs of staffs on Capitol Hill. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Trinity teaching courses in mass communication and women in leadership. Prior to … Continue reading
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The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58, Former Member of Congress, Joins Trinity Faculty

September 1, 2011 - The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58, a former member of Congress and public policy expert, joined Trinity’s faculty in August as a distinguished professor of political science.  This fall she is teaching “Political Power: Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Policy” in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Professional Studies. “Barbara Kennelly is a political trailblazer who has dedicated her career to exemplary public service and outstanding advocacy,” said President Patricia McGuire in announcing her appointment.  “We are honored to have her join our faculty and we look forward to her sharing her expertise and political insight with … Continue reading
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ABC News Producer Perita Carpenter ’02 Shares the “Four C’s of College: Choices, Changes, Challenges and Commitment!”

August 23, 2011 - Trinity graduate Perita Carpenter ’02, producer for the Washington Bureau of ABC News, gave keynote remarks to new students — first-year and transfer students — in the College of Arts and Sciences.  She focused on the “Four C’s of College:  Choices, Changes, Challenges and Commitment!”  In addition to Carpenter’s remarks at the New Student Opening Convocation on August 23, President McGuire addressed the new students, inspiring them by sharing quotes from their application essays in which they wrote about their dreams and aspirations.  The new students also signed the Trinity Honor Code, a tradition that dates back to 1913. Please upgrade your … Continue reading
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Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, to Speak at Trinity’s Commencement

May 9, 2011 - President McGuire announced that the 2011 Commencement speaker at Trinity Washington University will be Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, scholar, educator, humanitarian and former college president. She is currently the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Trinity’s Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 22, at 11:00 a.m. Cole will be presented with an honorary doctor of letters. In 2009, Cole was appointed the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Founded as a small museum on Capitol Hill in 1964, the museum became a part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979, and in 1987 it … Continue reading
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Youth Advocate Veronica Nolan ’99 to Reflect on Her Commitment to Social Justice on Thursday, April 14

April 1, 2011 - Trinity alumna Veronica Nolan ’99, executive director of the Urban Alliance in D.C. will present the sixth Sower’s Seed Lecture on Thursday, April 14,at 4:30 p.m. in Social Hall.  Trinity students, faculty, staff, alumnae and friends are invited to attend the lecture.  Students are encouraged to come at 4:00 p.m. and learn about community service opportunities available at Trinity. Nolan is a dedicated educator, an outstanding nonprofit leader and a dynamic speaker.  The Trinity community is invited to meet her, hear her story, and be inspired by a nonprofit leader dedicated to the empowerment of youth through education. The Urban … Continue reading
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Trinity Hosts United Way National Education Town Hall

March 31, 2011 - Trinity freshman Anastasia Broadus of Hagerstown, Maryland, welcomed more than 200 educators and nonprofit and business leaders gathered on Trinity’s campus for the United Way National Education Town Hall today.  Broadus told the audience that “I love being a Trinity student because my professors are committed to my education, because I am respected as an individual, and because everyone here is invested in my academic success.”  She then introduced CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, who moderated the event.  In addition to Broadus, 15 Trinity students and four faculty members participated in the program, which was streamed live on the web. Watch the welcome … Continue reading
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Anastasia Broadus Welcomes Participants to United Way Education Town Hall

March 31, 2011 - Trinity freshman Anastasia Broadus of Hagerstown, Maryland, welcomed more than 200 educators and nonprofit and business leaders gathered on Trinity’s campus for the United Way National Education Town Hall today.  Here are her remarks; watch her welcome and the entire Town Hall program. “I am pleased to welcome you to Trinity Washington University for the United Way Education Town Hall. My name is Anastasia Broadus and I am a freshman at Trinity from Hagerstown, Maryland.  I came here for my college education because for more than 110 years, Trinity has been educating women leaders.  I am proud to follow in the … Continue reading
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Trinity Graduate Jameika Andrews ’10 Crowned 2011 Ms. Wheelchair D.C.

February 15, 2011 - Recent Trinity Washington University graduate Jameika Andrews ’10 of Washington, D.C., has been crowned the 2011 Ms. Wheelchair District of Columbia. Andrews graduated from Trinity in December 2010 with a bachelor of arts in business administration. Andrews graduated one year early from Dunbar Senior High School.  Her future plans include pursuing an MBA and becoming an independent entrepreneur. During the selection process, Andrews said that she would like to give something back to her city as Ms. Wheelchair District of Columbia: “I make a good representative for people with disabilities, because I have been able to succeed despite the fact … Continue reading
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President Patricia McGuire Receives Honorary Degree, Gives Commencement Speech at Liverpool Hope University

January 27, 2011 - President Patricia McGuire received an honorary doctor of education from Liverpool Hope University and delivered the commencement speech at the university’s Winter Graduation on January 26, 2011, in Liverpool, England.  President McGuire was recognized for her exemplary leadership in higher education and her commitment to the transformative power of education. Liverpool Hope University is an ecumenical university that was created though the merger of three colleges, including a college founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame. In her remarks to the graduates, President McGuire said, your “degrees come with a serious and urgent imperative:  these diplomas are your commissions to … Continue reading
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pauleya@trinitydc.edu, (202) 884-9725.