Scholars Reception

Celebrating the impact of scholarships at Trinity College

The 19th Annual Scholars Reception will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018
from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Washington Room of Mather Hall on the Trinity campus. 

Featured Speaker:

Jeffrey Brooks Hawkins '92
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
Bain Capital Credit

Jeffrey Hawkins graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity in 1992 with a bachelor of arts degree in Soviet Studies. He then went on to earn his juris doctor from Harvard Law School in 1997. Jeff began his professional career in Boston as an attorney with Ropes & Gray, LLP before moving to Bain Capital in 2001. He has served as chief operating officer at Bain Capital Credit for 10 years, where he is responsible for day-to-day management of the firm's $40 billion credit business. Jeff's philanthropic commitments include serving as board chair of the Boston Public Library Foundation, board member of the Dana Hall School, and  chair emeritus of the Chestnut Hill School.

Jeff is an active alumnus of Trinity, serving on his 20th Class Reunion and Gift Committees, 25th Class Reunion Committee, and as an Admissions volunteer for 17 years. While an undergraduate, he worked on The Trinity Tripod and as a senior, Jeff received the Micki & Hy C. Dworin Award for outstanding scholarship in Eastern European studies.

As to why he supports scholarships at Trinity, Jeff says, "Two simple words summarize why I support scholarships at Trinity. Thank you. I am thankful not just for the academic rigor, incredible mentorship from my professors, or even the critical thinking skills I honed at Trinity. Mostly I am grateful for the sense of community and support that the Trinity family continues to provide me to this day. Thank you Trinity!"

Guest Speaker:
Noor Malik 18
Stanley J. and Rosemary D. Marcuss Scholar

Noor Malik is a senior double majoring in political science and international studies--global studies and minoring in human rights and philosophy. Noor comes to Trinity from Pakistan, and in her time as an undergraduate has continued to travel the world to enhance her studies. She has participated in the Study Abroad program in Cape Town, interning at the Treatment Action Campaign while she ws there. She studied in Barcelona and participated in the River Cities Program in Thailand and Cambodia. In addition to her internship in Cape Town, she interned for the World Affairs Council of Connecticut.

Noor has received a number of awards in recognition of her academic achievements, including: the F.A. Brown Prize for Public Speaking (2016, 2017), the George J. Mead Prize in Political Science (2017);  the Human Rights Summer Internship Fellowship (2016) the Tanaka Student Research Grant (2016), the Davis Projects for Peace Award (2015), First Prize in the Joseph C. Clarke Public Speaking Competition, and the First-Year Paper Award (2015).

Upon graduation, Noor will be heading to Oxford University to begin her graduate studies in global governance and diplomacy. She then hopes to return to the United States to get her law degree and ultimately practice international law.

Musical Performance by Sharp 5 Jazz Ensemble
Featuring Ed Wrobel '80, P'07
Wrobel Family Scholarship Fund

For more information about the Scholars Reception, or the Trinity College Scholarship Program, please contact Ariel Eisenhauer, assistant director, stewardship programs at or 860.297.2316.

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2017 Scholars Reception

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2017 Scholars Reception

2016 Scholars Reception

2015 Scholars Reception