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Cap & Gown | 2009 Weekend Review

Cap and Gown Weekend 2009

More than 300 seniors, families and members of the Trinity community gathered in Notre Dame Chapel for Cap and Gown Weekend on September 26-27.

Cap and Gown Convocation featured keynote remarks by Trinity graduate Philonda Johnson ’05, founding principal of the KIPP DC: Discover Academy.  Johnson is the youngest person to serve as a principal of a KIPP school. The KIPP DC: Discover Academy in Ward 8 in Southeast Washington, D.C., is a college-preparatory early childhood school serving 100 pre-kindergarten students; the school will grow to capacity to serve 280 students in grades pre-school through kindergarten.

President Patricia McGuire presented her with a Trinity Washington Woman of Genius Award for her dedication to public service.

For more information about Cap and Gown, students should contact Dean Meechie Bowie at 202-884-9611 or via e-mail at For media inquiries, contact Ann Pauley, Media Relations, at 202-884-9725 or



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