Trinity Graduate Sandra Villegas ’13 Shares Her Journey of Persistence, Triumph and Earning Her College Degree

October 3, 2013 - Trinity alumna Sandra Villegas ’13, a College Success Foundation-DC Leadership 1000 Scholar, and another women’s college graduate, Achievers Scholar Anita Foster, a Spelman alumna, inspired hundreds of supporters of CSF-DC with their individual stories of persistence and triumph. They spoke at the annual D.C. Costco fundraising breakfast on October 3, 2013, that raised more than $650,000 for scholarships and support services for D.C. students. They shared the stage with keynote speaker Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, CSF-DC board member Donald Graham, and Trinity President Patricia McGuire. Here is Sandra Villegas’ journey, in her own words. “Trinity … Continue reading
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President Pat McGuire Announces Campus Improvements and Initiatives

June 26, 2013 - New Deli and New Lounges in Main Hall, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Initiative, and Laptop Purchase Program President McGuire sent the following e-mail to the Trinity Community on June 26, 2013, highlighting campus enhancements and initiatives underway this summer that will benefit students, faculty and staff. TO: The Trinity Community FROM: President Pat McGuire RE: New Deli, Basement Lounges, Laptop Program “BYOD” As the summer gets into full swing, several important changes are taking place in the basement of Main Hall that will improve services for everyone in our campus community. Some of these changes affect student lounges and … Continue reading
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Joanne and William Conway Establish Nursing Scholarship Program at Trinity Washington University

May 15, 2013 - Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire announced the establishment of the Joanne and William Conway Scholarship Program for high-achieving, low-income students who intend to enter the nursing profession. Through their foundation, Joanne and William Conway pledged a commitment of $2.8 million to provide scholarships to young women from the District of Columbia, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties who have high potential to complete a nursing degree at Trinity in four or five years. “The Trinity community is deeply grateful to Joanne and William Conway, who, through their Bedford Falls Foundation, generously support aspiring nurses in the District of Columbia and … Continue reading
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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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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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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth Shares Her Journey of Determination and Overcoming Challenges

April 23, 2013 - Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot Was One of the First Army Women to Fly Combat Missions During Operation Iraqi Freedom More than 240 students, faculty and staff packed Social Hall on Tuesday, Arpil 23, to hear Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth – it was standing room only! She told the crowd, and especially the students, that their voices matter. She described the passage of the Violence Against Women Act in Congress, and how while it at first it appeared the measure would fail, public support encouraged members to pass the bill. She told Trinity students to learn from their failures instead of holding themselves back.  … 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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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth to Speak at Trinity, Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. Content

April 17, 2013 - Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot Was One of the First Army Women to Fly Combat Missions During Operation Iraqi Freedom   Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and former assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs who now represents the 8th Congressional District of Illinois, will speak on Trinity’s campus on Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 a.m., in Social Hall. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. In addition to her remarks, she will answer questions. The program will conclude at 10:45 a.m. The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58, Trinity’s distinguished professor of political science and a former member of Congress, invited … Continue reading
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Trinity Senior Linda Moktoi Shares Her Academic Journey With U.S. Department of Education Policy Staff

April 4, 2013 - Trinity senior Linda Moktoi was invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Education Policy Briefing Series for agency staff. On April 4, 2013, she spoke as part of a student panel focusing on “Youth Voices: How U.S. Department of Education’s Policies Are Impacting Students.” She spoke specifically about her Pell grant and how it enabled her to pursue a college degree. She told the staff, “The Pell grant and my Trinity education have given me an opportunity to become very knowledgeable and be able to think critically, and to also share my knowledge with other people in order to … Continue reading
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National Service Day Brings Ambassador Susan Rice and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Campus

January 22, 2013 - U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and her family and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and his wife joined Trinity students, alumnae and staff, and hundreds of volunteers on Trinity’s campus to sort and pack food donated during the D.C. Citywide Food Drive on the National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19.  The food drive, which was organized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, collected food donations from congregations of all faiths throughout the city. More than 4,500 cans, boxes and other packages of food were collected and donated to area food banks, including Capital Area Food Bank and So Others Might Eat. Read President McGuire’s blog about the day … Continue reading
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