Year-long commemoration of University's founding, success will span 2019
by Sharon Jones Schweitzer '75
Trinity is already making plans to celebrate the University’s 150th anniversary. Originally founded in 1869 in Tehuacana, Texas, Trinity’s storied journey has survived three moves and numerous financial crises. A year-long celebration will span the 2019 year and include new and traditional University events.
“We can all take great pride in the educational excellence that is associated with the Trinity of today. However, there is tremendous value in connecting with the University’s history and heritage that have made it possible for us to reach this significant point in Trinity’s journey,” said Trinity President Danny Anderson.
A steering committee, led by education professor Angela Breidenstein ’91,‘92 and Hugh Daschbach ’95, senior director of Alumni Relations, is already at work on the planning. “The University’s accomplishments and those of generations of our graduates are worth noting in an authentic and celebratory way,” said co-chair Breidenstein. “Our goal is to see as many people as possible engaged in the planning, preparation, and celebration in a way that strengthens the Trinity community,” said Daschbach.
Alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to share ideas for commemorating the University’s 150th anniversary by leaving comments at this website. Trinity’s year-long Sesquicentennial celebration will include many opportunities to take pride in Trinity’s history and traditions, celebrate the present, and build excitement around the journey into the University’s future.
150th Anniversary Steering Committee:
Kimberly Anderson - President's Office
Michelle Bartonico ’08 - Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
Angela Breidenstein ’91,’92 co-chair, Professor, Department of Education
Hugh Daschbach ’95, co-chair, Senior Director of Alumni Relations
Marshall Hess ’88, Trustee liaison, Board of Trustee
Carey Latimore, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History
Paul McGinlay, Head Men's Soccer Coach
James Sanders ’98, Alumnus, President of the Alumni Association Board
Nick Santulli ’18, Student, Former SGA President
Eric Schluter ’16, Alumnus
Sharon Jones Schweitzer ’75, Assistant Vice President, External Relations
Dante Suarez, Associate Professor, Finance and Decision Sciences
Doug Brackenridge, advisor to the committee, Professor Emeritus of Religion and University Historian
Sharon Jones Schweitzer is assistant vice president for External Relations. You can follow her @sjschweitzer.