Monthly Archives: April 2013
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
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
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
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
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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