Marcus Jones ’00 Receives 2017 Faculty Discovery Award
Jones, who teaches Western Civilization, visited monasteries, ancient cities, and shrines, dating to the time of the Hundred Years War.
Marcus Jones ’00, the 2017 Discovery Award recipient, took a close look at the castles and monuments of medieval France in July. Jones, who teaches Western Civilization, visited monasteries, ancient cities, and shrines, dating to the time of the Hundred Years War. Jones, who also coaches Trinity’s championship-winning boys cross country team, even reached the Cliffside village of Rochambour the old-fashioned way: by hiking.
The Discovery Award, presented annually by the Trinity Board of Trustees, enables a faculty member to travel, study, or pursue a passion during the summer months. “I am really grateful for the Discovery Award, and the opportunity to do something I’ve always wanted to do,” said Jones.
Accompanied by his wife, Jill, Jones started his visit in Paris, visited Mont St. Michel, and finished the trip in southwest France in the Dordogne region. The final highlight involved some twenty-first century two-wheel travel. The Joneses watched Stage 10 of the Tour de France, another lifetime dream come true.
Thanks to generous donations from the Titan community, a state-of-the art new turf field in Aycock Stadium will save natural resources, while giving students an all-weather, championship-level playing surface