Student Profiles

Division of Student Affairs recognizes outstanding student leaders

Division of Student Affairs recognizes outstanding student leaders

Student Leadership Awards

Seven students were recognized at the 31st annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet on April 10.

Alexis Doyle wins 2017 Wood Award

Alexis Doyle wins 2017 Wood Award

Alexis Doyle

The award is given to students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community engagement.

 Michael Foley wins Chambliss medal from AAS

Michael Foley wins Chambliss medal from AAS

Junior Physics and Math double major Michael Foley was awarded the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Award medal for his presentation at the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards are given to recognize exemplary research by undergraduate and graduate students who present posters at AAS meetings.

Anthropology major's research takes her around the world

Anthropology major's research takes her around the world

Notre Dame junior Katie Portman spent summer 2015 doing archaeological fieldwork while living on the M.V. Pitsiulak, a 50-foot longliner, off the coast of subarctic Canada. Despite weather issues, engine malfunctions, and permit-related delays, the experience caused her to fall in love with—and major in—anthropology. Since then, her research pursuits have taken her to Washington, D.C.; Canada; Ireland; and Russia, for projects including excavation of a medieval Christian pilgrimage site and a study of skeletons of monks from Byzantine Jerusalem.

Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle named Rhodes Scholars

Notre Dame’s Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle named Rhodes Scholars

Watkins, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Doyle, of Los Altos, California, are two of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 882 candidates who had been endorsed by their colleges and universities. They are Notre Dame’s 18th and 19th Rhodes Scholars and will commence their studies at Oxford University in October.

Sophomore Prathm Juneja gains insights into civic discourse at College Debate 2016

Sophomore Prathm Juneja gains insights into civic discourse at College Debate 2016

Many Americans have expressed their displeasure at the ugly tone of this year’s unusual presidential election. Prathm Juneja, a University of Notre Dame sophomore studying political science and computer science, and his peers have been working to counteract this tone by encouraging civic discourse at their universities.…

Theology major Jake Grefenstette ’16 spending year in Beijing through prestigious Yenching Scholar program

Theology major Jake Grefenstette ’16 spending year in Beijing through prestigious Yenching Scholar program

Notre Dame theology major John “Jake” Grefenstette ’16 has been named a Yenching Scholar at Peking University in Beijing. The globally competitive award provides Grefenstette with a full scholarship and stipend to pursue an interdisciplinary master’s degree in China studies. He is one of just 125 students—from 40 countries and more than 80 universities worldwide—to join the second cohort of Yenching Scholars.

Glynn Scholar works at Rio Olympics

Glynn Scholar works at Rio Olympics

Senior Noemi Ventilla received Glynn summer research funding to study the long-term impact on urban infrastructure of hosting an Olympic games. In pursuing the research she worked in the Olympic swimming arena in Rio.

Observer Article

Glynn Scholar Abby Davis Named 2016 Valedictorian

Glynn Scholar Abby Davis Named 2016 Valedictorian

Abby Davis, a political science major from Avon Lake, Ohio, has been named valedictorian of the 2016 University of Notre Dame graduating class. A member of the Glynn Family Honors Program and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Davis is also a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar and has a 3.99 cumulative grade point average. She will graduate with minors in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) and Russian.

Glynn Scholar Caleb Pine One of Two Juniors Named Truman Scholars

Glynn Scholar Caleb Pine One of Two Juniors Named Truman Scholars

Two juniors in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, Caleb “C.J.” Pine and Christa Grace Watkins, have been named 2016 Truman Scholars. Established in 1975 as a living memorial to President Harry S. Truman, the prestigious scholarship includes $30,000 in graduate study funds, priority admission and supplemental financial aid at select institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and internship opportunities within the federal government.