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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What You Need to Know in the Event of a Federal Government Shutdown

April 7, 2011 - President Patricia McGuire sent the following e-mail to the Trinity community on April 7, 2011. TO:  The Trinity Community RE:  What You Need to Know in the Event of a Federal Government Shutdown As of this writing, late in the day on Thursday, April 7, the chances of a federal government shutdown tomorrow night are increasingly serious.  The potential shutdown is because the Congress and White House cannot agree on the federal budget.  You can read a great deal about the politics involved in many online sources.  We don’t know how long it might last, but in the past these … 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 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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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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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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