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Daniel Kerekes '15 Explores His Interest in Medicine at Johns Hopkins

Author: Daniel Kerekes

Danny Kerekes

After graduating from Notre Dame with a degree in chemical engineering, I began my time as a medical student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. While I explored my math and engineering interests in my courses at Notre Dame, I delved into my interest in medicine during summer break. I took full advantage of the credibility and funding The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program (HYSP) offered, and spent my summers working for a medical nonprofit at home and abroad, performing cancer biology bench science research in the United Kingdom, and carrying out breast cancer clinical research at the Mayo Clinic. In the end, my passion for medicine won out and I was off to medical school.…

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Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars CJ Pine and Jose Suarez Named Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Author: Sue Lister

Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar Caleb “C.J.” Pine has been named valedictorian of the 2017 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the 172nd University Commencement Ceremony on May 21 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.

Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar José Alberto Suárez, a computer science and engineering major, has been named salutatorian.…

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Jake Grefenstette ’16 Spending Year in Beijing Through Prestigious Yenching Scholar Program

Author: Megan Valley

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 at Peking’s new Yenching Academy.

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Scholar Abby Davis Named 2016 Valedictorian

Author: Sue Lister

Abby Davis, a political science major from Avon Lake, Ohio, has been named valedictorian of the 2016 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the 171st University Commencement Ceremony on May 15 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.

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.

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