Deanna Csomo McCool | July 2, 2020
Brady Stiller ’20 entered the University of Notre Dame thinking he might want to go to medical or dental school after graduation, but closed that door his junior year after following his heart to places he didn’t expect.
Stiller, the valedictorian of the class of 2020, graduated with majors in biology and theology and is discerning a call to the priesthood, but will not decide before he completes his Master of Nonprofit Administration degree through Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, a program he will start during the fall semester.
“If I have any message to incoming students, it’s to absolutely do what you love,” said Stiller, who is from Madisonville, Louisiana. “You don’t have to decide on a certain path — just be yourself, and study what you’re interested in.”
Love Osunnuga, the salutatorian of the class of 2020, kept with her plan to attend medical school, and is she is soon headed to the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. However, she found a passion in an area she had previously abandoned: mathematics. Combining a biology major with an honors mathematics major culminated in a tough schedule, but one she felt her own calling to complete.
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