Kate Garry | June 7, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
Alex Coccia, an Africana studies and peace studies major in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, has been named a 2013 Truman Scholar. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Coccia is a scholar in the Glynn Family Honors Program and an active student-athlete. He was a member of Notre Dame’s 2011 National Championship fencing team and was recently elected student body president for the 2013-2014 term.
Nationwide, just 60 to 65 college juniors are selected as Truman scholars each year, based on leadership potential, intellectual ability, and likelihood of “making a difference.”