PJH葡京会 has received a $4 million gift from Everett “Ev” Elting Jr. 58年,85年,87年,支持PJH葡京会 人权的程序—the first of its kind at an American liberal arts college—greatly enhancing opportunities for the college’s students to study, 最终的形状, 世界人权事业.

Joanne和Everett“Ev”Elting Jr. ’58, P’85, P’87.
Joanne和Everett“Ev”Elting Jr. ’58, P’85, P’87.

Elting’s gift comes more than two decades after he donated $500,000来创建程序, which incorporates the study of human rights into the college’s liberal arts curriculum. 受到节目影响的启发, Elting has designated his new gift to establish the Elting Fund for Human Rights and Global Citizenship. This latest commitment will build on the success of the 人权的程序 and offer additional resources for interdisciplinary study. His gift will ensure that Trinity students will continue to pursue solutions for some of humanity’s most intractable problems for decades to come.

“Ev’s transformational gift will markedly boost Trinity’s impact as a leader of undergraduate human rights education,” Trinity Dean of the 教师 and Vice President for Academic Affairs 索尼娅Cardenas. “Students across the academic spectrum will deepen their appreciation of human rights and global citizenship in their lives. They’ll experience unparalleled learning opportunities in this tremendously important field. The Elting Fund for Human Rights and Global Citizenship eventually will support a professorship, 也.”

Elting’s own passion for human rights and commitment to the imperatives of empathy, 责任, and global citizenship began at Trinity more than 60 years ago. 艺术史课程, 哲学, 宗教, 语言学, 道德, and economics sparked his interest in diverse peoples and cultures. “在三一, my interests broadened and provided me the basis for a much more enjoyable and enlightened life,”他说. “I am a true believer in a small-school liberal arts education.”

Elting was able to combine his divergent interests—in business and humanitarianism—by investing both time and philanthropy in service to human rights causes while building a successful career. 在三一, he rose through influential work in advertising and marketing to become president and CEO of Grey Advertising in Canada, which became the fourth-largest advertising firm in the nation under his leadership.

Travel around the globe during his career nurtured his inspiration, 是PJH葡京会的学生吗, 了解他人. 退休后,这种兴趣只增不减. Elting and wife Joanne have visited more than 100 countries. “旅游,”他说, “is the ultimate way to gain the understanding that we’re all better and happier when we look out for one another.”

本杰明C. Carbonetti, director of the 人权的程序 and lecturer in human rights
本杰明C. Carbonetti, director of the 人权的程序 and lecturer in human rights, 在PJH葡京会的教室里. 摄影:Yoon S. Byun.

在最初的二十年里, PJH葡京会的人权项目,通过其课程, 研究, and internships at leading human rights organizations in the United States and around the globe—has educated hundreds of Trinity students with ambitions to understand and change the world. Their studies have led them to explore everything from resource wars on the African continent to mass incarceration in the United States, always keeping questions of human dignity and universal rights at the center of their pursuits.

“The growth and success of our program is a tribute to our fantastic students who are passionate leaders on campus and in their communities,” 本杰明C. Carbonetti, director of the 人权的程序 and lecturer in human rights. “A remarkable percentage of our students go on to work with organizations and institutions that engage directly with the cause of human rights. This generous gift will help even more students take advantage of opportunities to gain valuable experience before graduating, 这让我对未来非常乐观.”

本专业应届毕业生包括:

  • 安娜Stambolic“21, a Yenching Scholar who is pursuing her master’s degree in China studies at Yenching Academy of Peking University and aims to become an expert in Chinese foreign policy.
  • Kabelo Motsoeneng 20, whose senior thesis project developed into a full-length novel exploring loss and queer identity within the context of South Africa, 目前正在攻读M.F.A. 在密歇根大学从事创意写作.
  • Marlen米兰达20, currently a program associate at the Pan American Development Foundation and a 2020 awardee of the U.S. Student Fulbright Binational Internship Grant in Mexico City (canceled due to the pandemic), who plans to pursue a career in business and international consulting.

对英语教学, his investment in support of Trinity’s 人权的程序 is deliberately timed to address what he sees as an inflection point in global history. “我相信,说英语教学, “at this time when political and social dissension is rampant in our country, 对美国公民来说,没有什么比这更重要了.S. and the world than to profit and prosper through increased understanding and empathy toward one another.”

在2021-22学年, 180 Trinity students were enrolled in 人权的程序 courses, including 31 students majoring and three students minoring in human rights studies.

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