The Glynn Family Honors Program offers select undergraduates the opportunity to pursue academic excellence within a community of like-minded learners. Glynn scholars engage in lively intellectual discussions in seminar-style honors classes, undertake original research, and develop meaningful mentoring relationships with some of the University’s top professors. Glynn scholars graduate from Notre Dame well prepared for elite Ph.D. programs, top medical and law schools, prestigious service programs, and a wide range of fulfilling careers in business and industry.
Sofia Carozza of South Bend, Indiana, has been named valedictorian of the 2019 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the 174th University Commencement Ceremony on May 19 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.
A member of the Glynn Family Honors Program, Carozza is a neuroscience and behavior major in the College of Science with a supplemental major in theology and a minor in philosophy, politics and economics in the College of Arts and Letters. She carries a 4.0 grade point average and is a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar, and a de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture Sorin Fellow. She was named a Marshall Scholarship recipient in December. She plans to pursue a Master of Philosophy in basic and translational neuroscience leading into a doctorate in psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. Ultimately, she hopes to establish a nonprofit foundation dedicated to translating neuroscience into child well-being.
Sofia is the fifth consecutive Notre Dame valedictorian to graduate from the Glynn Family Honors Program.
Glynn Scholars Honored by Major National Fellowships
As the 2019 academic year comes to a close, a number of Glynn scholars have been recognized for their scholarship, leadership and promise with major national and international post-graduate fellowships. This year has seen senior Sofia Carozza awarded a Marshall Scholarship, Gregory Serapio-Garcia awarded a Gates-Cambridge Fellowship, Prathm Juneja awarded a Truman Fellowship, Daniel O’Connor awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and Hye-Sim Chung and Caroline McGowan both awarded Fulbright Scholarships. Furthermore, Glynn alumna and last year’s Rhodes Scholar awardee Alexis Doyle has been honored again, this time with Stanford’s prestigious Knight-Hennessy Fellowship – she will be starting at Stanford in the fall. And honors flow to continuing students as well, with sophomore Patrick McCabe recently the recipient of a national Boren Scholarship. In all, it’s been a strong year for Glynn students across the board.
Glynn senior Daniel O'Connor, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Economics.
Glynn senior Daniel O'Connor, an early (2018) inductee into the Notre Dame Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in Economics.
Two Glynn seniors were recently awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for post-graduate international study and service.