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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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Trinity and the Sisters of Notre Dame Featured in Washington Monthly Magazine

July 12, 2011 - The influential role of the Sisters of Notre Dame in shaping Trinity and educating the graduates who pursued public service and other leadership roles is the focus of a feature article in the July/August 2011 issue of Washington Monthly magazine.  In the article, “The Trinity Sisters,” author Kevin Carey notes that “many of America’s most powerful women” graduated from Trinity, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ’62, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ’70, former member of Congress Barbara Kennelly ’58, U.S. District Judge Claire Egan ’72, Susan Burk ’76, U.S. ambassador for nuclear nonproliferation, and many others. Read the full article … 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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Trinity Hosts Capital Area Association for Peace Studies Student Conference on March 26

March 3, 2011 - Trinity Washington University will host the 24th annual Capital Area Association for Peace Studies Student Conference on Saturday, March 26.  The theme this year is “Peace and Justice for Our Planet.”  College students from the Washington area will present academic papers, make more informal presentations at roundtables and lead experiential or practical workshops. Students are encouraged to present their best intellectual, academic, artistic or activist work on peace, justice, social change and the survival of the planet.  All college students in the Washington region interested in peace studies are welcome to attend the free conference, which runs from 9:30 am to … Continue reading
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Dr. Geraldine Bednash, CEO and Executive Director, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, to Speak at December Graduation

December 7, 2010 - President McGuire announced that the 2010 December Graduation speaker at Trinity Washington University will be Dr. Geraldine Bednash, chief executive officer and executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.  She will receive an honorary doctor of letters.  Trinity will hold its first December Graduation on Thursday, December 16, at 5:00 pm in the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports. Continue reading
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Trinity Graduate Cathleen Black ’66 Named Chancellor of NYC Public Schools

November 9, 2010 - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Trinity graduate Cathleen Black ’66 to serve as chancellor of the NYC public school system.   Black will be the first woman to head the nation’s largest school system, with a $23 billion budget, 135,000 employees and more than one million students.  Black is currently chair of Hearst Magazines; she served as president of Hearst Magazines for 15 years, where she launched O: The Oprah Magazine and published some of the nation’s and world’s largest circulation magazines, including Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Good Housekeeping. Continue reading
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Refugee Advocate Reneé Wolforth ’98 to Give Keynote at Cap and Gown Convocation

September 13, 2010 - Trinity graduate Reneé Wolforth ’98, an attorney and refugee advocate, will be the featured speaker at Cap and Gown Convocation on Saturday, September 25, at 5:00 pm in the Trinity Center.  Wolforth’s interest and dedication to serving the community began when she was a student at Trinity.  Wolforth participated in the Campus Ministry community service trip to Apopka, Florida, and served as her class president during her time at Trinity.  She majored in American studies and completed a minor in French. Continue reading
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