Student Profiles

Glynn Scholar and Peace studies senior Elsa Barron awarded 2021 Yarrow Award

Glynn Scholar and Peace studies senior Elsa Barron awarded 2021 Yarrow Award

University of Notre Dame senior Elsa Barron has been named the recipient of the Kroc Institute’s 2021 Yarrow Award in Peace Studies. The award is given annually to an undergraduate student or students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to service in peace and justice. …
Glynn honors four from outstanding senior class

Glynn honors four from outstanding senior class

Every year, the Glynn Program recognizes a small number of graduating seniors for their exemplary scholarship and service. The Glynn Award for Academic Excellence and Exemplary Leadership is given annually to seniors who exhibit both outstanding academic performance, and a high level of initiative and leadership, either in campus activities, programs for the common good, or in their scholarly field of study. This year the Glynn Award is shared by Elsa Barron, a Biology and Peace Studies major from Wheaton, Illinois, and Madeline Owen, a Neuroscience major from Columbus, Ohio.
Glynn scholar Madeline Owen named valedictorian; Alexis Waldschmidt selected salutatorian

Glynn scholar Madeline Owen named valedictorian; Alexis Waldschmidt selected salutatorian

Madeline Owen of Columbus, Ohio, has been named valedictorian and Alexis Waldschmidt from Naperville, Illinois, was selected salutatorian of the 2021 University of Notre Dame graduating class.
Senior Augustine Pasin named 2021 Yenching Scholar

Senior Augustine Pasin named 2021 Yenching Scholar

Yenching Scholars participate in an interdisciplinary master’s degree program in China studies at Yenching Academy, a postgraduate college of Peking University that brings together young people with a demonstrated talent for leadership and innovation.
Restorative Justice through Nature: Elsa Barron '21 and Karli Siefker '21

Restorative Justice through Nature: Elsa Barron '21 and Karli Siefker '21

A baby preying mantis will extend its front legs and make itself appear as tall as possible to fend off a hungry spider. This may seem trivial, or perhaps humorous, and indeed, the group of teenage boys in DePaul Academy’s biology class laughed when they first saw a video of this encounter. But then, when asked to think more about it, the conversation turned to how us humans are similar to the preying mantis – sometimes we act big and tough when we don’t want to get hurt. These students could relate to the insect, and thus, grow in their connection to nature. …
Glynn Senior art history major Meg Burns awarded Luce Scholarship

Glynn Senior art history major Meg Burns awarded Luce Scholarship

Notre Dame senior Margaret “Meg” Burns, an art history major from San Antonio, Texas, has been awarded a 2021-22 Luce Scholarship. 
Across three continents, research and languages are the keys to Ugandan undergrad’s success in economics and global affairs

Across three continents, research and languages are the keys to Ugandan undergrad’s success in economics and global affairs

Whether he’s studying in Uganda or France, South Africa or South Bend — or speaking English, Luganda, French, or Swahili — Trevor Lwere has one topic at the forefront of his mind. No matter where he is, the economics and global affairs major is driven to investigate what different cultures and perspectives can teach each other about forming the best society. “Every time I move to a different place, I get curious about how different societies imagine how they should be organized and how they approach life,” he said.
Glynn Scholars Awarded Fulbrights

Glynn Scholars Awarded Fulbrights

Graduating Glynn seniors Amber Grimmer and Maria Rossi have each been awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Award to teach English in a foreign country.  Interestingly, both scholars will be working in two of Europe’s smallest countries.
Glynn junior Mary Catherine Camacho’s passion for the gut microbiome leads to publication

Glynn junior Mary Catherine Camacho’s passion for the gut microbiome leads to publication

It’s not uncommon for a Glynn scholar to get excited when talking about his or her research, but when that research is on the microorganisms living in the human gut, it is still a bit startling. “I have a passion for the microbiome and gastroenterology,” says Mary Catherine Camacho, a junior in the Glynn program and a major in Notre Dame’s Science Pre-Professional program.
Glynn Junior Patrick Hidalgo McCabe Named 2020 Truman Scholar

Glynn Junior Patrick Hidalgo McCabe Named 2020 Truman Scholar

Glynn Family Honors Program junior Patrick Hidalgo McCabe has been named a 2020 Truman Scholar, joining a growing list of Glynn students selected for the honor — a list that includes Prathm Junega (Rhodes Scholar '20), Caleb Pine (Valedictorian '17), and Alex Coccia (Rhodes Scholar, '14). McCabe is a political science and Arabic major with a minor in peace studies from Vienna, Virginia. In addition to being a member of the Glynn Program, he is a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar, a Kellogg International Scholar, and a Boren Scholar.…