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July 17, 2007 > Trinity College student awarded The Chemical Rubber Company Award

Trinity College student awarded The Chemical Rubber Company Award

Jacob D. Gire of Union City was one of ten students to receive The Chemical Rubber Company Award. This award is made to freshman chemistry students for outstanding achievement in general chemistry.

Following World War II, President Funston encouraged reestablishment of the College's academic pageantry, which had been curtailed during the war. Matriculation and the Book Ceremony for first-year students were both brought back, and, in the spring of 1950, Honors Day was added as a new ceremony. Honors Day was intended to be an occasion when all Trinity prizes and awards-with the exception of those given out at Commencement-could be celebrated in the presence of the entire College community.

Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college that was founded in 1823 in historic Hartford, Connecticut. The College's 2,300 undergraduates are drawn from all parts of the U.S. and nearly 30 foreign countries. The faculty includes recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers, and other national awards. The College is home to the eighth-oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the country. With its long history of academic excellence, Trinity is consistently ranked among the country's top liberal arts colleges.

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