This semester, two new members have come aboard the Campus and Community Involvement staff to supervise, manage and coordinate students and student activities.
LadyStacie Rimes-Boyd attended Baylor University and Georgetown University and worked at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars prior to coming to Trinity. She now serves as the coordinator of Coates University Center.
“I coordinate the day-to-day activities of Coates,” Rimes-Boyd said. “I manage the student workers and the budget and oversee reservations for the space.”
Rimes-Boyd says that in her time at Trinity, she has noticed a distinct focus on the students and their preparations for the future.
“Trinity is a small institution and has a keen eye for helping to nurture students and help to give everyone a good start,” Rimes-Boyd said.
Aside from her position in CCI, Rimes-Boyd is a new advisor for the Black Student Union.
Campus and Community Involvement has also welcomed a new assistant director, John Jacobs, also known as “J.J.”
Jacobs previously worked at Austin Community College as a coordinator of first-year experience and orientation, in addition to doing grant work for student success initiatives. He brings knowledge from these experiences to his new position at Trinity.
“My role is to work to lead events like student orientation and Fall Family Weekend,” Jacobs said. “I work alongside LadyStacie and help supervise the space at the Coates Center.”
Jacobs appreciates the sense of community found at Trinity.
“I think the first thing that excited me about Trinity was the idea of a small community,” Jacobs said. “I had heard the word “˜community,’ and when I got here, I really saw that Trinity was a great community.”
In addition to his work in CCI, Jacobs plans to start an on-campus spirit group in the near future.
Like CCI, Residential Life also gained new staff members this year. Amelia Shaw and Lyndsey Aguilar have joined Trinity’s team of Residential Life Coordinators and work in the first-year area.
Before coming to Trinity, Shaw worked with College Forward, a program that assists first generation and low income students in applying and succeeding in college. At Trinity, Shaw works with Resident Mentors to help make students’ transition to Trinity a smooth one.
“I’m helping students by making their transition to Trinity a positive growing experience,” Shaw said. “My hope for the end of the year is that my staff and I have done our best to empower first-year students to take ownership of their space, their well-being and their happiness.”