2015 Founder's Day

Brendan O'Shaughnessy | October 13, 2015 

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Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, added two plaques to the Wall of Honor in Notre Dame’s Main Building on Tuesday (Oct. 13).

At an induction ceremony on the first floor of the Main Building, Father Jenkins blessed two new plaques for the Wall of Honor, one honoring Notre Dame theologian and teacher Rev. John S. Dunne, C.S.C., and another honoring the first generation of African-American students at Notre Dame.
 
That plaque includes three names representing the University’s first generation of African-American students: 1947 alumnus Frazier Thompson, the first African-American student to enroll at Notre Dame; 1956 alumna Goldie Lee Ivory, the first African-American woman to earn a Notre Dame degree; and 1958 alumnus Aubrey Lewis, the first African-American graduate to be elected a Notre Dame trustee.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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