The landmark partnership will support high achieving, low-income students enrolling at Trinity. “This initiative will change lives,” said Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney. “It will open doors to individuals who may have thought that an outstanding liberal arts education was out of reach.”
Andrew J. Concatelli and Kate Whitman '23
Recent Trinity College graduate Shawn Olstein ’22 will spend the next year teaching English to students in Taiwan through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program. Olstein said that Trinity helped position him to receive this honor from Fulbright. “If you want to go on to a graduate degree or get a fellowship, Trinity is a great place to go,” he said.
The new Center for Entrepreneurship will support student, faculty, and alumni interests. Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sonia Cardenas said, “The Center for Entrepreneurship will provide any liberal arts major, not just those interested in business or start-ups, with the confidence and know-how to turn ideas into action.”
“Welcome to the new academic year and, for many of you, to the formal beginning to your life as a member of the Trinity College family,” Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney said to the crowd gathered on the Main Quad on September 1. “Students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, we are all part of the Bantam family.”
Joining the Trinity College community this week are 575 members of the Class of 2026, in addition to 27 transfer students and 5 new Individualized Degree Program students. The members of the Class of 2026 will make history in four years when they graduate at the college’s 200th Commencement.
Sammi Bray ’25 and Andrew J. Concatelli
Fourteen tenure-track faculty members began new appointments at Trinity College on July 1, 2022. Eight of these new faculty members were hired through the college’s Special Opportunity Hiring (SOH) initiative, which was launched last year to help increase faculty diversity.
Shirin Dadina ’24 and Anastasia Hanifin ’23 conducted research with Trinity Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Sally Bernardina Seraphin this summer at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
The nonprofit history magazine Connecticut Explored has included Trinity faculty members and projects among its new list of “Game Changers” advancing the study, interpretation, and dissemination of Connecticut history. The honorees include Charles A. Dana Professor of Fine Arts Pablo Delano and a project led by Professor of Educational Studies Jack Dougherty.
An experiential learning trip through the parks, canyons, and waterways of Utah this summer gave Trinity students a memorable new perspective on environmental science. Eleven students and three faculty members spent 10 days paddling, hiking, camping in the desert and on riverbanks, and learning about the natural world all around them.