Travon DeLeon (’20) joined the AnBryce Scholars Initiative last fall and by all accounts had the shortest commute of any incoming scholar. Travon is a graduate of Penn High School in Mishawaka—which along with Granger, Indiana forms a triangle of communities with South Bend, the home of Notre Dame. In the summer before college he had the opportunity to be part of the United States’ National Youth Orchestra. He played at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Smetana Hall in Prague and Trivoli Hall in Copenhagen. He has played for renowned conductors Valery Gergiev and Christoph Eschenbach and with soloists Emanuel Ax and Denis Matsuev. “…
Before Notre Dame, Logan McAbee-Thomas (’19) grew up in Boyceville, “a little tiny town” in Wisconsin. He and his sister lived with their legal guardian, who he refers to as mom, having lost his biological mother when he was young. His high school days were spent playing sports and participating in band and drama.…
Kassidy Lawrence ’17 decided in the second grade that she was going to be a lawyer. “When I was in elementary and middle school I was convinced that my grades would be considered when I applied for law school.” This self-awareness and drive have helped Kassidy establish a strong work ethic. Part of the Questbridge Scholars Program, Kassidy matched with Notre Dame. She also received a letter to apply for the inaugural cohort of AnBryce Scholars. “My family’s worries about how to afford and navigate college were put to rest.”…
Erick Tapia ’18 found AnBryce's immersion program in London to be "eye-opening" and key to his decision to return there for a semester abroad.
In the first cohort of students, Nat Thomas '17, has been making the most of her time at Notre Dame and
with the AnBryce Scholars Initiative. “As a first-generation student, you often don’t have a precedent for college navigation, and you often lack social and cultural capital.”
Jinelfry Rodriguez’s ’19 attributes music and the AnBryce Scholars Initiative for broadening her horizons and introducing her to other cultures.
Christina Jeong ’17, a Japanese and Film double major, traveled abroad to Seoul, Korea, to study at Yonsei University’s International Summer School program, taking an opportunity to return to the country of her birth and reconnect with her family, whom she hadn’t seen since she was a child.
Jessica Pedroza ’17, a political science major, spent eight weeks in Cochabamba, Bolivia, as part of the Center for Social Concern’s International Summer Service Learning Program, participating in two different ministry sites—an afterschool tutoring program and Manos Con Libertad, an organization that supports incarcerated and ex-incarcerated women with empowerment classes, new skills, and employment.
Salonee Seecharan, ’18, is double majoring in political science and sociology and serving as a TA in the math department, while also finding time to look out for her younger brother at home.
Felix Mayorga Alvarez ’19, found inspiration from a Supreme Court Justice, thanks to AnBryce Scholars Intiative Speaker Series.
Natalie Jackson ’17, a triple major in psychology, pre-med, and studio art from Mishawaka, Indiana is finding a great support system with the AnBryce Scholars Initiative.
Travis Gayle, '18, is building his professional network with help from the AnBryce Scholars Initiative.
A junior environmental engineering major and AnBryce Scholar, Angela Dunsmoor-Connor, '17, hopes to one day design sustainable windmills and alternative energy technologies.
AnBryce Scholar, Amber Bryan, '17, is a top-notch student and a world-traveler.
Catalino Espino, ’18, is finding his faith and his future direction at Notre Dame, with help from the AnBryce Scholars Initiative.
The University of Notre Dame’s Enrollment Division has established a Matriculate chapter on campus and held a training session from Jan. 23 to 24 to prepare 45 students for participation in the program.
The University of Notre Dame’s Class of 2020 that arrived on campus this week is marked by a record of academic achievement and a passionate commitment to service and leadership.