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The Sower’s Seed Lecture on April 14th at 4:30pm


Please attend the Sower’s Seed Lecture to hear Veronica Nolan ’99 speak about her experiences as executive director of the Urban Alliance on Thursday, April 14, 4:30 pm, in Social Hall.  The Urban Alliance empowers D.C. high school students to aspire, work, and succeed through paid internships, formal training and mentoring.  An impressive 99% of all Urban Alliance interns graduate from high school on-time and 88% enroll in college – including many at Trinity.

Veronica is a dedicated educator, an outstanding nonprofit executive, and an exemplary leader – I am sure that you will be inspired by her story.  Her talk would be of particular interest to students taking classes in education, sociology, communication, nonprofit management, educational leadership, counseling, political leadership, and so much more.  Students who are active in community service would also find her talk of interest.

Veronica Nolan earned a master of arts in teaching from the Trinity School of Education with a concentration in secondary education.  She was a teacher in D.C. Public Schools before becoming executive director of the Urban Alliance.  Her innovative and strategic leadership of Urban Alliance earned her a prestigious Exponent Award from the Meyer Foundation, which recognizes effective nonprofit leaders.  She was honored by the Washington Business Journal as a Woman Who Means Business.  You can read a TRINITY magazine profile of Veronica online.

Veronica will be speaking as part of the Sower’s Seed program.  Established by Kelly Snider Dunn ’64 and her family, the Sower’s Seed program highlights alumnae who have incorporated into their lives the traditions of community service and social justice that are central to the Trinity experience and reflect the Catholic tradition that influences Trinity’s mission.  These alumnae are invited to come to campus to share their stories with Trinity students, in the hope that their stories will inspire new generations to consider community service, either as a volunteer or as a career.

Over the years, we have had several excellent Sower’s Seed speakers.  A Trinity graduate recently wrote about how she was inspired by the Sower’s Seed lecture she was “assigned” to attend and write about:  “I remember attending a presentation by Amy Costello who, obviously, loves her work. I asked her how she discovered her passion.”  Today, that Trinity graduate is enjoying her work to improve her community.  The Sower’s Seed program can inspire you in powerful ways.

This Sower’s Seed program will be held on Thursday, April 14, 4:30 pm, in Social Hall. If you are interested in community service opportunities, please join us between 4:00 and 4:30 pm to learn more..

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