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Alumni Association announces inaugural Domer Dozen young alumni recognition program

Nina Welding • DATE: September 9, 2019

The Notre Dame Alumni Association announced the inaugural Domer Dozen, a new program honoring graduates ages 32 and younger in recognition of their significant contributions and extraordinary dedication to making a difference.

Domer Dozen honorees were chosen by the YoungND Board, the Alumni Association’s newest affinity group, and a selection committee made up of University officials, which together reviewed more than 160 nominations and used a weighted ranking system to select this year’s honorees. Those chosen represent an exemplary group of young Notre Dame graduates who continue to make a difference in one of the four core tenets of the Alumni Association’s mission statement — faith, service, learning or work.

“Our young alumni are extraordinarily accomplished, and I am so pleased for the association and the University to recognize them in this way,” said Dolly Duffy, executive director of the Alumni Association and associate vice president for University relations. “Their contributions in service to their countries; to underprivileged populations; to the Catholic Church; and in science, technology, medicine, journalism and law are remarkable and inspiring. They demonstrate that success truly is a mark of how one uses their God-given talents and gives back.”

The 2019 Domer Dozen honorees are:

The honorees are invited back to campus Friday and Saturday (Sept. 13 and 14) to strategize about young alumni engagement with the YoungND Board, meet University leaders, tell their stories and be honored during an awards dinner. The Domer Dozen will also be recognized in Notre Dame Stadium during the football game against the University of New Mexico.

Domer Dozen honorees will share brief talks about their life and experiences since graduating from Notre Dame during “My Path: Stories of Inspiration from Young Alumni” at 2 p.m. Friday (Sept. 13) at the Hagerty Family Cafe in Duncan Student Center. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are invited to attend the event, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit domerdozen.nd.edu.

— Josh Flynt, Notre Dame Alumni Association


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