The Trinity organization H2OPE, founded by Ace McAlister ’20, completed its first well in June 2021 and looks forward to continuing to expand clean water access in rural Ethiopia and, eventually, throughout Africa.
When the Class of 2025 arrives this fall, they’ll be among the first students to experience Trinity’s enhanced curriculum, which offers new ways to prepare them for the future. In this video, admitted students learned about the wellness program and experiential certificates that will help them stand out and make a difference.
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. “We have an amazing group of Bantams coming,” said Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Adrienne Oddi.
More than 350 Trinity alumni volunteered this spring to be matched with a graduating senior through 2021 Connect, a four-week industry-based mentorship program offered by Trinity’s Center for Student Success and Career Development.
Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney took part recently in a virtual conversation called “Race, Class, Higher Education, and Democracy,” hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a national leader in higher education journalism.
Trinity College alumni Rhoden Monrose ’09, Karraine Moody ’01, and Marvin Pierre ’06 are making groundbreaking changes toward creating a more equitable world. Watch their panel discussion to learn more.
Take a look back at 2019–20, including faculty, student, and staff highlights; campuswide events; the conclusion of Trinity’s celebration of 50 years of coeducation; academic and athletic achievements; the Trinity community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and much more.
Trinity alumni, family, and friends stepped up to support students, faculty, and the college as a whole during an especially difficult year. Generous gifts contributed to the Student Emergency and Equity Fund, enabled Trinity to meet financial aid needs of students, and made the college’s first Giving Week a success.
Dream Camp at Trinity College continued this summer with remote learning and programs to support the most critical needs of participating families. To combat the food insecurity experienced by many campers, Dream Camp teamed up with a cooking show host to introduce the Dream Camp Relief Meals Initiative.
Supporting new graduates in a difficult job market, the college’s Center for Student Success and Career Development is leveraging the power of Trinity’s alumni community through the Bantam Career Network and the new 2020 Connect program.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity College students from around the world have taken on remote summer internships in a variety of disciplines to further their academic interests and explore their possible career goals.
Trinity College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Lindsey Hanson and five students challenged the barriers created by the COVID-19 pandemic this summer by conducting research together while in five different countries across three continents.
As the college prepares for a fall semester that will see a combination of in-person, remote, and hybrid courses, take an in-depth look at the Information Services division’s spring 2020 pandemic response, including how the team helped Trinity make the unprecedented transition to distance learning.
The Trinity College community recently celebrated the graduates of the Class of 2020 through two online events. Members of this year’s graduating class were honored with a virtual Baccalaureate program and a special tribute video, both of which they could view remotely with their families from anywhere around the world.
Five high-profile Trinity alumni came together virtually on May 1, 2020, to offer their perspectives on the future of professional sports in the U.S. and abroad, and to share their stories about how they used their liberal arts education to achieve their professional goals. Nearly 1,000 people watched the event live online.
Trinity alumna Xiaomeng “Mona” Deng ’16, a medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, helped establish LA COVID Volunteers to support Los Angeles-area health care workers in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
The Hartford Business Journal's first ranking of the region’s most powerful figures includes Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and two prominent Trinity alumni: House Minority Leader Themis Klarides ’87 and Paul Mounds ’07, the chief of staff to Gov. Ned Lamont.
Alumni from the Class of 2019 are achieving their post-graduation goals of employment, graduate studies, military or volunteer service, and other fulfilling pursuits. In a testament to the value of a liberal arts education today, recent data gathered from 87 percent of the members of the Class of 2019 showed a 97-percent positive outcome rate.
As part of “Women at the Summit,” Trinity’s celebration of 50 years of coeducation at the college, the Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) recognizes several of the women who have worked with the center during its 13 years on campus. They talk about their time at CUGS, their accomplishments, their mentors, and their advice for current students.
Being separated physically has not kept the Trinity College community from connecting this semester. While the COVID-19 pandemic prevents large gatherings in spaces like the Washington Room, Vernon Social, or the Chapel, groups across campus are getting creative by moving events and activities online and inviting people to attend from wherever they are.
As the world adjusts to changing realities and uncertainty brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity College students are stepping up with financial support and other resources to help one another. The Student Government Association has collected money from student groups that would have been spent on spring events and has launched a crowdsourced network of support for their peers.
To help ease the transition to living and studying on an American campus, a pilot program introduced in fall 2019 in Trinity’s Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric connects first-year international students with mentors who provide academic and social support.
Giovanni Jones ’21 says that attending the Black Solidarity Conference with Trinity’s Multicultural Affairs Council (MAC) was a transformative experience: ‘Connecting with students from different colleges and universities and engaging in all these powerful workshops inspires me to continue being a leader.’
As Trinity College continues its Women at the Summit initiative celebrating 50 years of coeducation, the women who were named as “50 for the Next 50” demonstrate that the future of coeducation at Trinity is bright and beaming with talent.
Trinity College and Hartford Seminary recently co-hosted the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC), which ran from February 10 through 12, 2020, at various Hartford locations, including the Trinity campus.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of coeducation at Trinity College, the college has selected 50 for the Next 50, a diverse group of women who will help advance the college and shape its future in the decades to come.
Emily Wickles ’20 reflects on her experience in the First-Year Seminar Program as a mentor to 15 new Trinity students. “Mentee-mentor relationships do not and should not stop after the seminar is over. These relationships are indicative of a greater mentoring culture at Trinity,” she says.
President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and several other members of the Trinity community are among the 30 women leaders named by Hartford Magazine as Women of Distinction. Honored alongside President Berger-Sweeney are: Jamie Brätt ’05; Karen M. Jarmoc M’04, P’18; Antoinette Lazarus P’18; and Filomena Soyster P’06.
Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney P’22 and Cornelia P. Thornburgh ’80, the chair of Trinity’s Board of Trustees, invited the college community to a recent conversation called “Women in Leadership.” WTNH News 8 reporter Sarah Cody ’95 moderated the discussion.
Inscribed on the Trinity College Wall of Honor under the Fuller Arch are 130 names of individuals, families, and organizations whose generosity has contributed to Trinity’s distinctive liberal arts education with funds for priorities such as financial aid, capital improvements, or essential resources for innovative programs.
As part of Trinity College’s celebration of 50 years of coeducation, the Women & Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC) recently hosted a walk through its own “herstory” at Trinity. “WGRAC Then & Now: 1970s to Present” included a reception and a panel discussion about WGRAC’s past, present, and future.
The championship weekend, Saturday, November 20-21, 2021, will take place at Robin L. Sheppard Field on the Trinity campus, marking the first time an NCAA championship event will be hosted at Trinity College.
Recordings from the fall 2018 visit to Trinity by One Small Step, a national StoryCorps project that brings together Americans with differing political views, are now available online. Trinity was the first college to partner with StoryCorps on this initiative aimed at listening and finding common ground.
Acclaimed concert organist Christopher Houlihan ’09 will perform with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in a pair of concerts at the Trinity College Chapel this fall as part of the 2019 Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford (ASOFH). The concerts—scheduled for Friday, September 27, at 8.00 p.m. and Sunday, September 29, at 3.00 p.m.—are the opening and closing events of the festival.
Robert Edward Smith, the longtime composer in residence of the Trinity College Chapel, has served the institution for more than four decades. The July 10 Summer Music Series concert will include the premiere performance of his piece, “Trio d’anches.”
As the spring 2019 semester came to a close, Trinity College recently honored students for outstanding achievements in their academic lives, their athletic pursuits, and their contributions to campus life.
Teams representing seven countries gathered at Trinity to compete in the college’s 26th International Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest, which advances robot technology and knowledge by using robotics as an educational tool.
In the fall of 1969, Alyson Adler became the first undergraduate woman to sign the Trinity College Matriculation book. That historic occasion signaled a sweeping evolution at Trinity and at so many other colleges that became coed in that era.
Trinity engineering alumna Shakira Ramos Crespo ’02 and Alison J. Draper, director of Trinity’s Science Center, recently co-authored a letter to the editor of The Hartford Courant to speak up for the benefits of studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in a liberal arts environment such as Trinity’s.
For the past five years, members of the Trinity College squash teams have been participating in Capitol Squash, an after-school program in which kids from the Hartford community come to Trinity to learn about the sport from mentors, including the Bantams.
To celebrate the rich history of athletics excellence at Trinity College spanning more than 160 years, the college has established an Athletic Hall of Fame that will induct its inaugural class in the fall of 2019.
Trinity’s Crescent Center for Arts and Neuroscience (CCAN) and the donors whose contributions made the building possible were celebrated at an official dedication event at CCAN on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Community members of all backgrounds and beliefs participated in One Small Step, a national StoryCorps project that’s bringing together Americans with differing political views. Trinity is the first college to partner with StoryCorps on this initiative aimed at listening and finding common ground.