Student Profiles

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 Patrick Aimone…
Glynn Senior Andrew Burke named 2022 Churchill Scholar

Glynn Senior Andrew Burke named 2022 Churchill Scholar

The Churchill Scholarship is a prestigious fellowship that provides American students funding to attend Churchill College within the University of Cambridge for one year of master’s study in disciplines of science, engineering or mathematics.
An international student’s perspective: Marching in the Band of the Fighting Irish

An international student’s perspective: Marching in the Band of the Fighting Irish

Beatriz de Campos Silva, a Glynn sophomore from São Paulo, Brazil, writes about her experience in the band as an international student, and how she enjoys being a part of something bigger than herself.
Glynn Economics major Trevor Lwere named Notre Dame’s first Schwarzman Scholar

Glynn Economics major Trevor Lwere named Notre Dame’s first Schwarzman Scholar

Notre Dame senior Trevor Lwere will pursue a Master of Global Affairs in Beijing next year as a member of the Schwarzman Scholar Class of 2023. A native of Kampala, Uganda, he is one of 151 Schwarzman Scholars form a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants from around the globe. He is Notre Dame’s first Schwarzman Scholar since the program was established in 2016. Lwere is an economics major and philosophy, politics and economics minor, with a supplementary major in global affairs.
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.