November-December 2014




HIGHLIGHTS: On October 26, Joanne Berger-Sweeney was inaugurated as Trinity's 22nd president. The College community gathered in the Koeppel Community Sports Center to celebrate amid music, dancing, and speeches the wisdom, wit, and vision of Trinity's new leader. Visit the Inauguration Web site for photos and videos and to read President Berger-Sweeney's inaugural address.

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Stephen Donovan Appointed Director of Alumni Relations
In early November, Stephen J. Donovan joined Trinity as the College's newly appointed director of alumni relations. Donovan comes to Trinity most recently from the University of New Hampshire, where he was associate vice president for advancement and executive director of the University of New Hampshire Alumni Association. Read more.
 
Trinity Film Studies Opens New "Home"
This October, Trinity's Film Studies Department opened a new “Film Studies Home,” which includes a space for filming, two video editing stations, and additional areas to support the creative process. The space, located at 133 Allen Street on Trinity’s campus, will be utilized as a lab/experimental space for film studies majors and for film studies production classes, as well as a lecture space for workshops or seminars, which will be open to the entire Trinity community. Primarily, it will serve as an academic home for film studies majors at Trinity. Read more

Campus Collaborating on Design of New Mentoring Networks Program
President Joanne Berger-Sweeney recently announced the creation of mentoring networks, which are designed to support incoming students from the moment they first arrive on campus.With a focus on building peer relationships, strengthening mentoring outside the classroom, connecting students to Hartford, and developing engaged and civically minded students prepared for life beyond Trinity, the mentoring networks program combines all of the best elements of the previously proposed house system, but without the high cost of physical campus changes. Read more about the design process for the student-focused networks.
President's Fellows Represent Diverse Group of Scholars
Representing some of Trinity’s most accomplished students, this year’s cohort of President’s Fellows is a diverse group of scholars from around the world. During the fall semester, each department is invited to nominate a senior who demonstrates outstanding achievement within his or her major along with evidence of wide-ranging intellectual interests. Read more.

Our Favorite Photos from November
Every month we round up our favorite Trinity photos that we discover on social media. Click to see photos from November. Be sure to tag your shared photos of Trinity with #trincoll so we can find them.
 
Giving to Trinity
In the spirit of the season, please consider making your gift to Trinity. Now is a great time to take advantage of tax year-end, and for gifts of $100 or more, you can choose to receive a Trinity hat! Call (800) 771-6184 or make your gift online today. Thank you!

Mike Mancini '15 Honored as NFF Scholar Athlete
Trinity College football tri-captain Mike Mancini '15 was honored as one of 17 National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar Athletes at the 57th Annual NFF & College Football Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Tuesday, December 9 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.  Mancini is the first Trinity football player to be named an NFF National Scholar Athlete and the 12th player from the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) to be honored. Mancini earns an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship with the award.
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Join Us for Alumni Holiday Gatherings
Trinity Clubs across the country are hosting holiday gatherings during the month of December. Click here to find one near you, and register for a fun and entertaining evening with fellow Bantams.

 
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