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President McGuire to Receive Honorary Degree From Howard University

May 6, 2013 - Howard University will honor President Patricia McGuire at its 145th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 11, 2013. President McGuire will be awarded an honorary degree for her transformation of Trinity since she became president in 1989, her leadership role in higher education both locally and nationally, and her many contributions to the Washington community. Howard will also award honorary degrees to two women who have been Commencement speakers at Trinity and received Trinity honorary degrees: Marie C. Johns, deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and former president of Verizon Washington and entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, who … Continue reading
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President McGuire Joins College Leaders in Urging Action on Gun Control

December 19, 2012 - Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire joined with more than 170 college and university leaders across the country in an open letter published today urging both President Obama and Congress “to take action on gun control now.”  In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and other violent incidents, the academic leaders are advocating several proactive measures, including: ”Ensuring the safety of our communities by opposing legislation allowing guns on our campuses and in our classrooms; ending the gun show loophole, which allows for the purchase of guns from unlicensed sellers without a criminal background check; reinstating the ban on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons along with … Continue reading
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Trinity and Georgetown University Partner with KIPP Charter Schools to Increase College Completion Rates

November 27, 2012 - KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), the nation’s largest nonprofit charter school network, announced that it will partner with both Trinity Washington University and Georgetown University in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. This new partnership is featured in The Washington Post in an article that includes quotes from Trinity President Patricia McGuire and two KIPP graduates enrolled at Trinity — Yasmeen Newman and Jazmin Wright. Read the Washington Post article In partnering with KIPP, Trinity seeks to recruit and enroll 10 qualified KIPP graduates annually, beginning in the 2012-13 academic year. Trinity will provide strong … Continue reading
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President’s Welcome to the Red Class of 2016

August 27, 2012 - The Courage to Change: “From Grass to Grace” Remarks to the New Students of Trinity in the College of Arts and Sciences President Patricia McGuire, August 27, 2012 President Patricia McGuire offically welcomed the Red Class of 2016 to Trinity in a ceremony at which they signed the Trinity Honor Code. Below are her complete remarks. Good morning and welcome to all new Trinity students! On behalf of the students, faculty, alumnae, trustees, Sisters of Notre Dame and large family of Trinity, I am so pleased to greet you, the latest witness to the wisdom of our founders in establishing … Continue reading
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Sr. Teresita Weind – “Radical Gratitude”

April 12, 2012 - Sr. Teresita Weind, SND, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, spoke to the Trinity Washington University community on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Her address was entitled, “Trinity Washington University: Radical Gratitude” and she reflected on the links between education, self-giving and unity in our lives. Watch this video featuring highlights of her remarks. Please upgrade your browser   Continue reading
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Sr. Teresita Weind, SND, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Notre Dame, to Speak on Tuesday, April 3

March 26, 2012 - Members of the Trinity community — students, faculty, staff, alumnae and alumni — are invited to hear Sr. Teresita Weind, SND, the congregational leader of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur worldwide, to give a special address on Tuesday, April 3, at 4:00 pm in O’Connor Auditorium. “Sr. Teresita is a remarkable religious and spiritual leader whose election as the general moderator of the global community of the SNDs is a great tribute to her compelling talents,” said President Patricia McGuire, who is hosting her visit to Trinity’s campus. Her address is entitled, “Trinity Washington University:  Radical Gratitude” and … 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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President Patricia McGuire Blogging for The Huffington Post

October 14, 2011 - President Patricia McGuire was invited by The Huffington Post to be a regular blogger and she officially began blogging on September 15, 2011, when the web site launched its Washington-focused HuffPostDC. Her first blog, “The Agenda We Left Behind,” addresses the great socio-economic divide in D.C. and how it particularly impacts children. Readers can bookmark her blog on The Huffington Post and read her posts regularly; in addition, readers can register and receive an e-mail when she posts a new blog. Since her first post, subsequent blog posts include: “A Dubious Equality,” in which she reflects on the recent tragedy at Bowie … 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.