Michael O. Garvey | May 17, 2015
On Sunday (May 17) in the Notre Dame Stadium, the elation of the University of Notre Dame Class of 2015 was pierced by tragedy as classmates remembered William Meckling, of Centennial, Colorado, who died Saturday (May 16) in an accident on campus.
Notre Dame provost Thomas G. Burish began the ceremony by inviting the graduates and their families to observe a moment of silent prayer for Meckling and two other Notre Dame students who died earlier this academic year, senior Lisa Yang of the Mendoza College of Business and Akash Sharma, College of Engineering.
Throughout the 170th Commencement Ceremony, the speakers invoked the memory of Notre Dame’s late president emeritus, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
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