First Female Honorary Degree Recipient

newspaper clipCaroline Maria Hewins, chief librarian of the Hartford Public Library, became the first female to receive an honorary degree from Trinity when she was awarded an honorary master’s of arts degree in 1911. She was recognized for her work in opening libraries to children, sparking a transformation in the purpose and reach of institutions across the country. has more on Hewins and her impact.

Read the Hartford Courant article about the Trinity College Commencement in 1911.