This exhibit explores the history and evolution of Experiential Learning at Trinity, including programs beyond internships for business students. The purpose of this exhibit is to demonstrate Experiential Learning’s diversity as well as its presence at the University. We do not argue for a wholesale departure from conventional theory-based teaching, nor do we recommend Experiential Learning as a fix to education. Our goal is to inform. Here, you will find documents and oral history testimonials describing the effects which Experiential Learning has had on students and faculty and how this dynamic has changed over Trinity’s 150-year history. This exhibit was created through archival research and interviews from members of the University community to document the history and evolution of Experiential Learning at Trinity.

This exhibit was created by the Summer 2019 Trinity University Mellon Institute.



Student Researchers

Student Researchers:

Kate Nuelle (Trinity ‘21)

Peyton Tvrdy (Trinity ‘21)

Jonathan Chapman (Trinity ‘20)

KaDarius Lee (Trinity ‘19)





Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Erin Hood, Dr. Lauren Turek, Dr. Robert Scherer

Faculty Team

With special thanks to University Archivist Jes Neal!