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Video: Seniors Share Reflections at 2014 Commencement

Author: Todd Boruff

Congratulations to the Class of 2014! This video, screened at the Arts and Letters Diploma Ceremony, features several of our seniors reflecting on their time at Notre Dame and in the College of Arts and Letters.

“I’ve had the ability to pursue something I’m really passionate about, but I’ve also gained a broader way to look at the world,” said Joseph Monardo, an international economics major who will start a job at General Mills after graduation.

“Having a really well-rounded liberal arts education, getting experience in the social sciences, a foreign language, philosophy, and theology—these are all things that make you a better person, that teach you how to think in more ways and approach problems in different ways,” said Will Sievern, a music and Arts and Letters pre-health major who will spend the next year doing orthopedic research in Florida. He plans to begin medical school in fall 2015.

Jenna Ahn, a theology major, is preparing to spend 27 months serving at an orphanage in Honduras. “I have grown so much as a person in coming to know who I am at a deeper level, and that’s something that really opens me up for different opportunities.”

“Notre Dame is such a community and a family,” she said. “It’s been the best fit for me.”

You can also watch this video on YouTube.