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ND Founders Profile #2: Why This Successful EY Employee Became an Entrepreneur

Author: Lillian Piz

Facebook Web Nd Founders Jasmine Shells

Jasmine Shells has a rich history of fostering meaningful connections amongst her peers and colleagues. From her time as a student leader at Notre Dame to becoming communications chair of the Black Professionals Network at EY in Chicago, it seems Shells was destined to solve corporate management’s struggle to efficiently and effectively host employee programs and events. …

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How a Latino Studies Scholar found his voice at Notre Dame through theology, journalism, and political scienceĀ 

Author: Ashley Lo

Junior Aaron Benavides is pursuing faith through service, building community through writing and design, and understanding where in the world he stands through the study of politics and theology. Through all of those activities, on campus and abroad, he is further exploring his heritage — and contemplating its significance. 

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Scholar Profile: Building and Strengthening Social and Professional Networks

Author: Sarah Kubinski

Tarik Web

Sophomore Tarik Brown, does not believe in wasting time. Like many, he arrived on campus ready to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible and by any standard, he definitely has done so. What sets him apart, however, is that he intentionally looks for ways to include others. Perhaps a testament to his background in computer science, he can visualize networks in all aspects of his life. He tirelessly works to connect people and opportunities, be they small (connecting a new AnBryce Scholar to the Notre Dame Band) or large (expanding activities as President of Notre Dame's Questbridge chapter). Frequently, students share internship opportunities across different fields, all of which they learned about from Tarik.…

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Professors Maria McKenna, Richard Pierce tapped to lead AnBryce Scholars Initiative

Author: Erin Blasko

Maria McKenna and Richard Pierce have been appointed co-directors of the AnBryce Scholars Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, a scholar leaders program supporting first-generation college students who demonstrate great promise in the face of challenging life circumstances.

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"A life-changing education:" Armando Sanchez reflects on his time in London

Author: Joanna Byrne

Armando 1 PicSanchez in Trafalgar Square with a classmate

Armando Sanchez participated in the London Undergraduate Program and the London Internship Program this semester. Sanchez is an AnBryce Scholar and is grateful for the opportunities education has afforded him. He writes about his time in London, how it gave him a more global perspective, and how his internship allowed him to inspire future generations to pursue education.

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Rising sophomore Teayanna Leytham selected for Fulbright Summer Institute in Scotland

Author: Erin Blasko

As a kid growing up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, west of Omaha, Teayanna Leytham developed an early interest in math and science. That later blossomed into a love of engineering after she took an introduction to engineering class and joined the robotics team in high school.

Now, the rising sophomore at the University of Notre Dame, who, before March, had never traveled outside of the U.S., is headed overseas to study in Scotland.…

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First Time Fans is Back for Season 4

Author: Ted Mandell

Vincent Augusto on camera filming El Primero

Three documentaries. Three alumni directors. One University.

 

Season 4 of the always fascinating First Time Fans film series debuted on Notre Dame’s UND.com website February 28. A truly unique production model, First Time Fans brings together Notre Dame alumni filmmakers and pairs them with current students to tell inspiring stories about extraordinary people on an extraordinary campus.…

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Scholar Profile: Dedicated violinist's brush with musical greatness during Global Immersion

Author: Sarah Kubinski

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. “

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Scholar Profile: It's okay to be different, if it means being yourself

Author: Sarah Kubinski

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.

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Scholar Profile: The importance of being honest about who you are

Author: Sarah Kubinski

2013 Anbryce Kassidy Lawrence

 

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.”

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Scholar Profile: Using time in college to delve into poverty, past and future

Author: Sarah Kubinski

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.”

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Scholar Profile: Poverty, incarceration and the power of presence

Author: Ryan Milburn

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.

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