Joan Gibson, Joanne Berger-Sweeney, and Benjamin Foster, Jr. ’71

Photo by John Atashian

Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, center, receives the Mary White Ovington-Ella Baker Lifetime Achievement Award from Joan Gibson and Benjamin Foster, Jr. ’71 of the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches at the organization’s biannual Education Summit on April 30, 2016, in Trinity’s Mather Hall. Hosted by the Greater Hartford Branch of the NAACP, the summit featured panel discussions with education professionals addressing the educational disparities among Connecticut’s students and ideas for better preparing students for careers, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.