Campus Officially Launches Trinity’s Strategic Plan with ‘Celebrating Summit’ Gathering

Students, Faculty, Staff Join to Celebrate and Get Started in Advancing Toward Trinity’s Future

Hartford, Connecticut, December 7, 2017 –
The official launch of Trinity’s new strategic plan for the future of the college was the occasion for ‘Celebrating Summit,’ an interactive and energetic gathering of Trinity students, faculty, and staff. The festivities, which took place in Mather Hall’s Cave during the Tuesday, December 5, Common Hour, provided an opportunity for members of the campus community to discuss the goals and ideals of the Summit plan and to find out how to get involved in implementing the plan.

While it was cold and rainy outside, a lunch of chili and cupcakes fueled the conversation of close to 200 attendees. President Joanne Berger-Sweeney welcomed the crowd and asked Summit implementation committee members to raise their hands. She noted, “Now, the implementation
committee will help turn this from a plan and an idea into action.”

Berger-Sweeney introduced Emily Claytor ’18, president of the Student Government Association (SGA), who served as event emcee, giving instructions for attendees to visit three stations around the room to learn more about the themes of the plan’s main goals: First-Choice College; Hartford & the World; and A Sustainable Future. Claytor encouraged everyone to use idea boards at each station to write down suggestions and responses to questions written at the top of each board. She also pointed out the laptops set up at stations for attendees to access the Summit website and sign up online to get involved.

Among the attendees was staff member Sophie Howard, assistant director of admissions, who said, “I’m happy to be surrounded by people who are united toward the same goals of bettering the Trinity community, including the relationships between Trinity and Hartford and its global community. It’s exciting to me that I can get my voice heard by participating in these activities.”

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