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Commencement | May 2010: Commencement Review

Commencement 2010

A light drizzle did not dampen the spirits of more than 300 graduates at Trinity’s 107th Commencement on Sunday, May 23. More than 3,000 family members and friends gathered on the lawn in front of the Sr. Helen Sheehan Library for Trinity’s Commencement ceremony.

Commencement speaker Argelia Rodriguez, president and CEO of the D.C. College Access Program, reflected on her personal and professional journey and offered the graduates three life lessons: “Be a lifelong, career learner. Find your inspiration, find your passion and follow it. Be of service.” She expanded on these three lessons and told the graduates, “I implore you to spend the rest of your lives learning. To find your inspiration and have the courage to pursue your passion and to be of value by being of service. This is how you will find true fulfillment and success in life!”  Read and hear Ms. Rodriguez’s remarks.

In her remarks to the graduates, President Patricia McGuire issued a challenge.  “To you, Trinity’s new alumnae and alumni in the Class of 2010: your challenge today is no less than to reclaim our great American characteristics of optimism for the future and welcome for the stranger; to restore confidence in the institutions of learning, faith, economics and politics that must be the pillars of a good society.” Read President McGuire’s remarks.

For more information about Graduation, 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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