Reflections from Amelia Huba, Class of 2022
From Watkinson Library-Shibboleth Trinity on April 9th, 2020
My Trinity story began with Venture, the women’s leadership preorientation program. I started off my collegiate experience surrounded by powerful women and I have been ever since. The first picture is with some of my best friends who I met in Venture. The next adds a friend I met in Quest, which was a very different preorientation program; I went from air conditioned lectures in heels with a group of strangers to hiking in the Appalachians, fighting off mosquitos and sweating more than I’d ever believed possible with another group of strangers.
From going to the Women’s March to being a Venture mentor this past year, I have spent all of my time at Trinity trying to foster and support women at the college and around the world. I am so privileged to my education at Trinity and I look forward to celebrating 50 more years of co-education! I think the future of co-education at Trinity entails many more female presidents, professors, and students from all over the world. It's astounding to see how far this college has come in just fifty years - hearing from women who graduated in that first class and how hard they worked to find their place and establish this college as coeducational and then looking at today, our president now, and having a first-year class that is 50% women and 50% men - it makes me proud to attend this college. There's something to be said about an institution that not only recognizes where it's falling short but actively tries to change and improve, and Trinity is absolutely that place. I would love to see Trinity become even more inclusive, to provide this top-tier education to more women from all over the world.