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.
Phi Beta Kappa Early Inductees
Each spring, the Notre Dame Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honors society in the US, welcomes roughly 100 students into lifetime membership for their achievements throughout their four years of studies in the liberal arts and sciences. But each fall, the chapter recognizes just 12 particularly outstanding students with early induction, recognizing these students as among the very top of their class, based on their achievements both in and out of the classroom. And each year, Glynn Family Honors Program seniors are well represented among both sets of inductees. This year, we are proud to announce that 8 of the 12 early inductees are members of the Glynn Program. Congratulations go out to Kevin Angell (Economics, Political Science), Joseph Cozzi (Physics in Medicine), Robby Gipson (Chemistry), William Huffman (Biochemistry), Noelle Johnson (Physics, Theology), Prathem Juneja (Political Science, Computer Science), Mita Ramani (Economics, Philosophy). and Matthew Schoenbauer (Mathematics, Philosophy) for this well-deserved recognition for their many and varied accomplishments!
Glynn 2019 Stratford Trip
On September 20th forty-two students and eight faculty and staff headed to Stratford, Ontario on the annual Shakespeare Festival trip. Students attended three performances: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Neverending Story, and Nathan the Wise; took in the charming town of Stratford, and stayed at the beautiful Arden Park Hotel.
While there, a group of the students met one fo the actors from "The Merry Wives of Windsor". Dining in the same restaurant Friday night, Graham Abbey who plays Mr. Ford and is quite the Notre Dame fan,overheard some the our students and invited them to a backstage tour after the show!
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 Honors junior Madeline Owen, a Neuroscience and Behavior major with a minor in Poverty Studies, was recently published in the UReCA: The Journal of Undergraduate Research. A publication of the National Collegiate Honors Council, UReCA is among the top peer-reviewed, undergraduate research journals in the US, accepting fewer than 15% of submissions.
Neuroscience majors prepare for careers in law and medicine through senior thesis research on a wide range of issues
In labs, at conferences, and in public policy forums domestic and abroad, Notre Dame neuroscience and behavior majors are exploring and deepening their passion for the study of the human nervous system. Last year, three members of the Class of 2019 used grants they received through the Glynn Family Honors Program to conduct research on meditation and neglected children, measuring stress response, and rethinking justice. Through one discipline, they were able to see a variety of ways in which a firmer grasp of human thinking, affect, and behavior can serve as a force of good in the world.