President Joanne Berger-Sweeney has announced the appointment of four new trustees to the Trinity College Board of Trustees. They are: LaTanya Langley ’97, H’17; Jamie Tracey Szal ’06; William G. Thomas III ’86, P’20; and James Yu ’87. In addition, Lisa Bisaccia ’78 took over as chair of the board. They began their terms on July 1, 2021.
When Associate Professor of Psychology David A. Reuman retired following the end of the spring 2021 semester, his daughter Lillian Reuman surprised him with a book called ‘Professor Reuman’s Lasting Lessons.’ The compilation included 40 written contributions from David’s former students, colleagues, and family members.
During the second admissions cycle to be greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity College has enrolled 553 outstanding students as its Class of 2025. “Our choices were driven by the strength of character the students demonstrated, along with their academic motivation and preparedness,” said Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Adrienne Oddi. “We have an amazing group of Bantams coming.”
“The pandemic has taught us that we can’t go back to the way things were, nor should we want to. You are too good, too smart, and too wise to go back to normal. You will make a future that is better than normal,” Hartford HealthCare President and CEO Jeffrey A. Flaks said to the graduates of the Trinity College Class of 2021 during his Commencement address. “There is, as they say, a light at the end of this long tunnel. That light is you. This is your moment to shine.”
Bhumika Choudhary ’18, M’20 and Andrew J. Concatelli
A grant awarded to Trinity by the Council of Independent Colleges will be used to continue building and archiving the Watkinson Library’s “Hispanic Hartford” collection, or “Voces de la Migración: Hartford History Makers,” which includes oral histories and interviews with members of the Latinx community in Hartford.
Trinity student Elizabeth Sockwell '21 created the 4C Tree Project in Newton, Massachusetts, to honor those who have lost their lives due to COVID-19. The project 4C, spearheaded by Green Newton’s Environmental Youth Leadership Program, stands for “Capture, Carbon, Commemorate COVID-19.”
International Studies major and Religious Studies minor Esther Appiah ’21 will travel to Côte d'Ivoire in January 2022 through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) program. The ETA program places Fulbright grant recipients in classrooms in foreign countries to provide assistance to local English teachers and serve as cultural ambassadors for the United States.
In recognition of her dedication to mentoring children, Trinity College senior Madison Gilbertson ’21 has been awarded the Victoria L. Soto Memorial Award by Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. Gilbertson met with her ‘Little’ for four years while at Trinity, even connecting virtually when schools transitioned to remote learning during the pandemic.