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Notre Dame Blesses New Additions to Wall of Honor at Induction Ceremony

Beatrice Fihn, Director of 2017 Nobel Prize-Winning ICA, to Deliver 24th Annual Hesburgh Lecture

Program Lets School Kids 'Experience the Ice' at Compton Family Ice Arena

Notre Dame to Confer Six Honorary Degrees at Commencement

What my Notre Dame Degree will mean to me

Your Impact – Sophie Lillis '18

Sophie Lillis is a Class of 2018 Marketing major with an Art History minor. She is a recipient of the Victoria Lizzadro Romano Scholarship for deserving undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need studying at the Mendoza College of Business.

2018 Notre Dame Day Recap

To all of you who helped make this year’s Notre Dame Day a success, on behalf of our students, thank you!  Here are a few incredible statistics from this event:

  • 31,564 Total Gifts (A 25% increase from 2017’s number of 25,025 total gifts!)
  • $2,157,483 Dollars Raised
  • 128,037 Total Votes
  • 888 Areas of Interest
  • Over 115,000 unique viewers from 99 countries

Support Notre Dame Students & Reduce Your 2018 Taxes

If you are 70 ½ or older and have a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you can direct up to $100,000 annually from your IRA account to support Notre Dame through an IRA charitable rollover gift, thereby reducing your taxable income.  To learn more about the benefits of an IRA Charitable Rollover gift to Notre Dame, visit our website.

Badin Guild Member Charles Lancelot '62 Shares Dream Run of a Lifetime

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, Badin Guild member Charles Lancelot ’62, Ph.D. completed the Notre Dame Holy Half.  While Dr. Lancelot was the oldest person in chronological age competing in this year’s race, he was without a doubt the youngest at heart. Here is his story – I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

The Plan

At every Reunion since my 30th, 45th, 50th and every year thereafter, I've run the annual (now the Sunburst) 10K, and only running that rather than the half marathon because I have to make it back to the dorm and get cleaned up in time for Reunion Choir practice.  Despite my age (77 on April 20th), I still cut a pretty mean 5K, 10K, and half marathon.  I've been winning my age and even the 60+ division in the most recent Sunbursts, pulled a 28'28" 5K with my lab in a recent rescue-dog race, and placed second in my age at 2:21 in the Seattle Half last June with my daughter a few weeks after Reunion.   

During last year's Reunion while visiting Jordan Hall during their open house, Deanna McCool and I cooked up this scheme that I'd come on out and run my first Holy Half if Deanna would put together a College of Science team to run with me (I'm Chemistry '62).  But obviously not as an old alum just for grins, but as a genuine competitor out to place. 

The Race

Well, it was the dream run of a lifetime - I always wanted to do the Holy Half marathon on, through and around the world's most awesome campus.  I was prepared for an age skew because it is after all a run organized by and primarily run by ND students, faculty and a few alumni and others from off-campus. 

At 77 (on April 20th), I was the oldest person in the race.   And especially thankful and proud to be a member of the College of Science SNEAKERS AND BEAKERS team!   Speedy teammate Claire Bowen (1:46) and I met up before and after the race.   She did an Ironman last year!

Normally, 2:23:51 would put me in the middle of the pack in a Rock and Roll Half and place my 75-79M age division.   Here, I finished 1054 of 1173. 

Not only am I not complaining, I am still thanking God for the opportunity to have run past the front door of Stanford Hall and high-fived a bunch of kids whose parents were still a way off from being born when I first walked in that door as a freshman in 1958. 

Congratulations Dr. Lancelot!  Thank you for sharing your story, and most of all your love for Notre Dame. I hope I am as fit as you when I am 77!

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February 2018