Meaningful Mentorship

1869 Scholars is a mentorship program focused on building meaningful and intentional relationships between Trinity students and alumni.

The unique program allows current students to explore their interests and reflect upon their skill-building experiences in one-on-one interactions with an alumni mentor.

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What to Expect

  • 1-to-1 student/mentor pairings
  • 5 to 6 interactions between September and March
  • A beginning-of-year orientation and end-of-year celebration
A large group of alumni and students in the 2019 1869 Scholars cohort

How to Participate


Application information will be available soon. 

Commit to a starting orientation, ending celebration, and several 1-to-1 meetings. Come to your partnership with questions and an open mind!

Contact for questions.


Reconnect with the University and give back in your own way, while guiding students toward success in the real world. Listen to students as they reflect on their Trinity experience and learn to articulate their skills, passions, and personal development during their college years.

Contact with questions.

Program Leaders

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Rachel Boaz Toppel '10, M.Ed.

Assistant Director for Residential Education

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Maranda Larsen, M.Ed.

Associate Director for Career Services

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Jamie Thompson '05, M.S.

Assistant Dean of Students

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Jacob K. Tingle '95, Ed.D.

Director of Experiential Learning


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Making Connections

For Danielle Trevino ’19, launching a career in marketing depends on making connections. Thanks to Trinity’s 1869 Scholars Program, Trevino has access to an entire network of them.

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