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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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Kathleen Brennan '15 Receives Invitation to the Ireland 2016 Diaspora Gala

Author: McKenna Pencak

Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program alumna Kathleen Brennan received an invitation from the Irish government to attend the Ireland 2016 Diaspora Gala Event in Dublin on March 16. She will join Professor Briona Nic Dhiarmada and other Notre Dame representatives as well as Irish President Higgins, dignitaries, Liam Neeson and many more at a red carpet event where the film version of 1916 The Irish Rebellion will premier. 

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