Reunion 2018 Alumni Awards

The following awards were presented at Alumni Convocation during Reunion Weekend 2018.
Eigenbrodt Cup - Michael E. Lestz ’68, P’13, ’19
The Paul E. Raether ’68 Alumni Achievement Award - Joseph “Jay” W. Monahan IV ’93
Gary McQuaid Award - Ian K. Loring ’88
The Kathleen O’Connor Boelhouwer Alumni Initiative Award - Katherine “Katy” DeConti Duckworth-Schachter ’98
Alumni Medal for Excellence - Diane “Dede” DePatie Consoli ’88, P’19, ’22
Alumni Medal for Excellence - Joyce Ann Krinitsky ’73, M’76
Alumni Medal for Excellence -
Stephen “Red” Woodworth ’93

Citations for the 2018 Alumni Awards

The Eigenbrodt Cup

Michael E. Lestz ’68, P’13, ’19

The Eigenbrodt Cup, presented by Miss Sallie Eigenbrodt to the college in memory of her brother, David L. Eigenbrodt, Class of 1831, is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on a Trinity alumnus/a. A recipient of this honor must be an alumnus/a of national or international prominence, who has rendered unusual and significant service to the college. Each recipient receives a medallion symbolizing the honor; the cup itself, inscribed with his or her name, remains at the college. The cup has been awarded annually since 1935, except in 1939, 1944, and 1963.

You joined Trinity’s faculty in 1980 and have worked diligently to promote the study of Chinese history and Asian studies at the college. Your efforts have changed the landscape at Trinity and are largely responsible for the college’s flourishing international curriculum.

You came to Trinity as a transfer student in the fall of 1965. You distinguished yourself as a scholar and as a member of Delta Phi. As a senior, you won the Jerome Webster Student Book Prize and graduated cum laude with honors in your major.

After Trinity, you joined the U.S. Army, serving with the Korean Military Advisory Group in Seoul. Following your military service, you worked for the Congressional Research Service and the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. You entered graduate school and earned a Ph.D. from Yale in 1982.

Currently an associate professor of history at Trinity, you served two terms as chair of the History Department. Your research is focused on Republican China, and you have published widely on this subject. Your groundbreaking articles on China’s fascination with the ideology of the radical right in the 1930s have received international attention.
Your facility with languages was evident early on. As an undergraduate, you learned Russian and German and wrote a thesis that required you to master Serbo-Croatian. Over the years, you added Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Khmer, Spanish, and French.

Throughout your career, you have been behind many firsts at Trinity. You were a founder and the first director of the college’s International Studies Program, leading efforts to diversify the teaching program with undergraduate majors in Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Russian, and Latin American studies. You also introduced Chinese and Japanese language study to the Trinity curriculum. As director of the Asian studies major, you fostered the college’s first institution-to-institution relationships with Tribhuvan University, National Taiwan University, and Vietnam National University.

You also were the first faculty member to take students to Asia on credit-bearing study-abroad programs. In 2001, you co-directed the Trinity College Global Learning Site in Kathmandu and took Trinity students on treks to the Everest Base Camp and other destinations in the Himalayas. You followed these successes with some 18 treks or expeditions in Nepal and Tibet that led Trinity students and faculty to some of the world’s highest peaks.

Throughout your career, you have served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford, China-in-Connecticut, and the Connecticut China Council, and as chairman of the board of the Mel Wong Dance Company.

Since 2010, you have been the Fellow of the Class of 1963 Scholarship Program. You have gone to great lengths to create a warm and inviting community on campus for the Class of 1963 scholars. In addition, you were faculty representative to the National Alumni Association from 2007 to 2017 and served as editor of your 50th Reunion yearbook this year.

    Both of your daughters followed in your footsteps as Trinity students. Diana graduated in 2013, and Luisa will graduate next year. You said in your Reunion yearbook that it has been gratifying to watch them grow and learn at the college that has given you so much.

Madame President, on the occasion of his 50th Reunion, I am honored to present for the Eigenbrodt Cup, a most distinguished alumnus, Michael E. Lestz, Class of 1968.

Paul E. Raether ’68 Alumni Achievement Award

Joseph “Jay” W. Monahan IV ’93

This award is given each year by the Trinity College Alumni Association to a member of the alumni body who has, preferably recently, distinguished himself or herself either in his or her line of endeavor or beyond the call of normal pursuits. As an award given by the Alumni Association to one of its own members, it is of a singular purpose, and intended to be clearly distinct from The Eigenbrodt Cup and the Alumni Medal for Excellence.

It has been said that golf is in your DNA. You grew up with the game, played the sport at Trinity, and currently serve as commissioner of the PGA Tour. But if golf is in your DNA, then Trinity College is in your heart.    

You were so set on attending Trinity that when you were not accepted after high school, you turned down admittance to several other excellent colleges and did a postgraduate year at The Lawrenceville School. You reapplied to Trinity the following fall, this time early decision, and were accepted. Your brother, Brendan, joined you two years later.    

At Trinity, you excelled in the classroom as a history major and played on the varsity golf and ice hockey teams all four years. You served as captain in both sports and received the Bob Harron Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award as a junior. As a senior, you were a Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-American Scholar.  
After graduation, you set out on a 55-day, cross-country bicycle trip with three of your Psi Upsilon brothers: Steve Skillman, Peter Knight, and Rob Krebs. Staying in campsites, churches, and private homes, you said the trip taught you about the basic goodness of the American people.

In 1995, you earned a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. You began your sports career at Bob Woolf Associates, where you served as director of athlete marketing from 1996 to 1998 before moving to EMC Corporation, where you were the director of global sponsorships and branding programs until 2002.
As executive director at IMG Worldwide from 2002 to 2005, you played a critical role in the development of what is now the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston, serving as the golf tournament’s first director.   

In 2005, you joined Fenway Sports Group, known primarily for owning the Boston Red Sox. As the company’s executive vice president, you led the sales and business development team for the property ownership and representation divisions. You also directed the firm’s sponsorship sales operations for the Boston Red Sox, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing, and Boston College Athletics.   

You joined the PGA Tour in 2008 as executive director of the Players Championship and rose through the organization’s hierarchy, holding positions as chief marketing officer, deputy commissioner, and chief operating officer. In January 2017, you were named commissioner of the PGA Tour. On entrusting you with his 22-year legacy, your predecessor, Tim Finchem, said, “Jay is absolutely the right guy.”

In 2004, after a close friend died of cancer, you co-founded Golf Fights Cancer, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for cancer-related charities and research organizations. To date the charity has distributed more than $6 million.

You live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with your optometrist wife, Susan Rost Monahan, also Class of ’93, and your daughters, Sophie and Phoebe. Over the years, you have hosted the Trinity golf team on several of their winter trips to Florida.

Madam President, on the occasion of his 25th Reunion, I am honored to present for the Alumni Achievement Award Joseph “Jay” W. Monahan IV, Class of 1993.

Gary McQuaid Award

Ian K. Loring ’88

Your professional career, your commitment to the greater good, and your devotion to Trinity College speak to the dedication and enthusiasm you bring to all your endeavors.

In the twenty two years you have been at Bain Capital, you have helped the firm grow into one of the leading investment firms in the country.   The firm had 35 employees and $2 billion under management when you joined in 1996 and today has over1000 employees and over $90 billion in assets under management.  As currently the firm’s seven longest standing employee, you have been a part of firm’s expansion globally to Europe and Asia and beyond its roots in Private Equity, into numerous other asset classes.  You have been a Managing Director since 2000 and have lead the company’s technology and media investments since that time.   In that role, you have been responsible for some of Bain’s most prominent investments, including NXP Semiconductors, Warner Music Group, and BMC Software.  Very importantly, Bain is also deeply committed to giving back to the community and has donated over $50m children’s causes over during your time at the firm.

At Trinity, after an aborted attempt at pre-med studies, you found interest in Economics and mentorship from the faculty.  Macroeconomics with Diane Zannoni was the class that truly sparked your interest in business and you went on be a teaching fellow for her in two subsequent semesters.  She played an instrumental role in helping you find job opportunities on Wall Street after college as well.  You also were active in Alpha Delta Phi and played on the men’s lacrosse team.  In October of your freshman year, you met your now wife, Isabelle Parsons Loring, Class of 1987. 

After graduation, you began your finance career on Wall Street as an analyst for Drexel Burnham Lambert.  You then graduated from Harvard Business School in 1993, worked at another private equity firm, Berkshire Partners, for several years before joining Bain Capital in 1996.

In addition to your professional obligations, you strongly believe in the importance of giving back.   You and your family’s priorities are education and healthcare.   You serve on Board of Trustees of Noble & Greenough School and previously served on the Board of the Fessenden School   Isabelle is the Chair of the Board of Steppingstone Foundation, a non-profit that helps children from underserved communities gain access to secondary schools.  You also serve on the Presidents Council at Mass General Hospital  and you and your family have endowed the Isabelle and Ian Loring Chair in Lymphoma at Mass General Hospital where you are funding trials in Lymphoma at the hospital.

In spite of the many demands on your time, your highest priority is your family.  You are most happy when you, Isabelle and your three children, Eliza (23), George (21) and Nick (19) are together.  

Trinity was and continues to be a dominant influence in your life.   The school not only fostered your interest in business and introduced you to your wife, but today represents a significant component of your activities and social life.   You and Isabelle are dedicated Bantams, regularly attending your class reunions and the Trinity receptions and your closest friends remain your Trinity classmates. In April of last year, you both hosted a Boston reception in honor of President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, where you spoke movingly about your 30-year relationship with the College.  You are deeply proud to be a Trinity graduate and grateful for all the school has given you.
Madam President, on the occasion of his 30th Reunion, I am honored to recommend for the Gary McQuaid Award Ian K. Loring, Class of 1988.

The Kathleen O'Connor Boelhouwer ’85 Alumni Initiative Award

Katherine “Katy” DeConti Duckworth-Schachter ’98

This award, presented by the National Alumni Association Executive Committee, in memory of Kathleen O’Connor Boelhouwer ’85, a Trinity leader, both as a volunteer and as a senior professional, annually honors that alumna or alumnus whose leadership, persuasion, and activities advance the engagement of Trinity’s alumnae in the college’s excellence and reputation. The Boelhouwer Award will recognize that person each year who helps expand the number of women in leadership volunteer roles at Trinity, and/or who helps connect successful alumnae to one another and the college, and/or who helps educate alumnae about their philanthropic power in support of Trinity, and/or who increases alumnae mentoring on and off campus, and/or helps recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Trinity women, as graduates or as undergraduates.

You had big plans for your alma mater when you became the college’s director of alumni relations and annual giving in 2010. You told The Trinity Reporter you were excited to “kick-start a new program of alumni events and networking opportunities.” You also hoped to increase the National Alumni Association membership.        
It’s safe to say you accomplished your goals. You not only doubled the number of the National Alumni Association members but also oversaw the creation of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), which continues to grow in strength and numbers eight years later.    

Founded by the college’s female trustees in 2010 at the end of a yearlong celebration of 40 years of coeducation at Trinity, the Women’s Leadership Council promotes active engagement of Trinity women by encouraging them to help shape the future of the college and to be more responsive to the needs of female undergraduates. 

Though you left the college in 2012 for a new chapter of your career, you continue to participate at the Founders level of the WLC and to sponsor WLC and Trinity summer receptions in New York City and in Newport, Rhode Island.   
At Trinity, you majored in international studies and studied abroad in Tokyo. You were involved with Habitat for Humanity and volunteered as an ESL tutor during your junior year. A Dean’s List student, you were inducted into Pi Gamma Mu, one of the oldest and most prestigious honor societies in social sciences. 

Following graduation, you moved to New York City and worked as a buyer for J. Crew and Ralph Lauren. In 2003, you relocated to Connecticut for a position as a buyer with Adrienne Vittadini. Fortunately for Trinity, you accepted a position as associate director of annual giving in the Office of College Advancement in 2005. Less than five years later, you were appointed alumni director, succeeding Katherine O’Connor Boelhouwer, for whom this award is named.      In fact, you were the one who crafted the definition of the Boelhouwer Award in honor of your predecessor.    

In 2012, you moved back to Manhattan for a position as director of fundraising for the Perlman Music Program, a nonprofit organization led by Toby and Itzhak Perlman to educate and support young string musicians. Currently, you are director of development at The Allen-Stevenson School, a private school for boys in Manhattan.

You and your husband, Elijah Sloane Duckworth-Schachter, live in Manhattan with your sons, Campbell and Griffin.
Madame President, on the occasion of her 20th Reunion, I am honored to present for the Boelhouwer Award, Katherine DeConti Duckworth-Schachter, Class of 1998.

Alumni Medal for Excellence

Diane “Dede” DePatie Consoli ’88, P’19, ’22

This medal is awarded annually to alumni who have made significant contributions to their professions, to their communities, and to Trinity College.

Since your graduation in 1988, your commitment to your alma mater has been steadfast. You have distinguished yourself as a member of the National Alumni Association Executive Committee and the Board of Fellows and in your dedication to the Women’s Leadership Council. You have been an admissions volunteer, an alumni interviewer, and a member of the Social Reform Charter Committee and the Long Walk Societies. You have supported the college as a donor and as an Elms Society Ambassador. Your leadership and dedication to Trinity have placed you among the college’s most ardent and appreciated graduates.

As a student, you were a dedicated economics major and established yourself as a leader by serving as president of Tri Delta sorority. You were an enthusiastic rugby player and embraced the opportunity to study abroad at the Barbieri Center in Rome, Italy. You took full advantage of the college’s internship program by planning and managing the City of Hartford’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

After graduation, you embarked on a career in the garment industry. Later, you launched your own company, Boxtree Interiors, sharing your keen sense of style with clients throughout Fairfield County. You have served as a member of the board of the Horizons program hosted at New Canaan Country School and also chaired the school’s annual fund campaign. In your summer community of Quonochontaug, Rhode Island, you have served as town clerk.

You were inspired to attend Trinity by your father, Thomas Clark DePatie ’52, a Trinity trustee, and embraced the college’s mission along with other family members who came before you. You are married to Victor, Class of 1987, and today your daughters Olivia and Grace are members of the Trinity Classes of 2019 and 2022, respectively. As a student, graduate, and leader, you have sustained Trinity’s mission and ensured its vibrant future.

Madam President, on the occasion of her 30th Reunion, I am honored to recommend for the Alumni Medal for Excellence a most dedicated alumna, Diane “Dede” DePatie Consoli, Class of 1988.

Alumni Medal for Excellence

Joyce Ann Krinitsky ’73, M’76

This medal is awarded annually to alumni who have made significant contributions to their professions, to their communities, and to Trinity College.

When you arrived on the Trinity campus in 1969, you found a home. From that foundation, you created a community. You have long commanded deep respect and heartfelt appreciation for your years of service to the Trinity Club of Hartford, your participation in the Women’s Leadership Council, and your enthusiastic career-mentoring support to students.

Having earned both a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in educational studies from Trinity, your connection to the college runs deep. As a student, you demonstrated school spirit through your involvement on the Mather Hall Board of Governors, with the Ivy and the Big Sister/Little Sister Program, and on the WRTC staff.  

As one of the first women admitted to Trinity, you have credited your college years with helping you to become a more independent person and for instilling in you a lifelong love of learning. After a successful first career as an educator, you are now a Realtor and esteemed member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. For your professional accomplishments, you have been honored with Connecticut Magazine’s Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent Award.

You also have been an active community member with varied interests, including serving as an officer of the Connecticut State Federation of Teachers, participating in Democratic politics, and serving on committees of the Greater Hartford Association of Realtors and as assistant director of the Connecticut branch of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, with whom you travel to Nicaragua annually for a service mission.

You have stood out as a mentor, friend, and inspiration to scores of Trinity students and graduates who have benefited from your dedication to the college community.

Madam President, on the occasion of her 45th Reunion, I am honored to recommend for the Alumni Medal for Excellence a most dedicated alumna, Joyce Ann Krinitsky, Class of 1973.

Alumni Medal for Excellence

Stephen “Red” Woodworth ’93

This medal is awarded annually to alumni who have made significant contributions to their professions, to their communities, and to Trinity College.

Since graduating 25 years ago, you have been an outstanding leader in strengthening the Boston-to-Trinity connection. You founded and have led the Boston Bantam Business Network, which brings alumni and students together for professional networking and fellowship, and you have served as a leader of the Trinity Club of Boston.

You came to Trinity following in the footsteps of your father, Thomas Bell Woodworth ’65. You studied psychology and enjoyed fellowship at Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. You made many close friends and have shared many of life’s most important moments with your cherished classmates.

After graduating, you joined the business world and, in 2013, opened the Boston office of Savills Studley, a leading commercial real estate services firm, as managing director. Your expertise in commercial real estate, architecture, and engineering—combined with your entrepreneurial talents— has allowed you to work successfully with public, private, and nonprofit enterprises on a wide variety of real estate and business issues.

In addition to bringing your idea for creating the Boston Bantam Business Network to fruition, you are involved with Trinity’s downtown campus initiative, supporting Trinity’s outreach to the Hartford-area business community. Back at home, you have served as vice chair of the Westwood Conservation Commission and president of Westwood Youth Lacrosse, and you currently sit on the Advisory Board of Dearborn Academy.

Your passion for developing new business ideas and your commendable commitment to your college have distinguished you as a leader in the Trinity alumni community.

Madam President, on the occasion of his 25th Reunion, I am honored to recommend for the Alumni Medal for Excellence a most dedicated alumnus, Stephen “Red” Woodworth, Class of 1993.