Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2018!


Peace Studies Seniors (from l to r) Jonathan Fitzgerald, Francesca Russo, Erin Dietsche, and Reagan Fitzgerald at the Kroc Institute's undergraduate reception on May 18.

The Kroc Institute recently celebrated the graduation of 37 graduating peace studies seniors who majored or minored in peace studies and four graduates of the peace studies doctoral dual degree program. 

The undergraduate class of 2018 includes the following students with a peace studies supplementary major or minor:

Kel Beatty (Political Science), Rebecca Blais (Political Science), Margaret Brennan (English), Sarah Bueter (Theology), Steven Burke (Economics), Molly Burton (Gender Studies), Karina Chamorro Rodriguez (Political Science), Anne Crea (Political Science), Andrea de la Torre Peters (Sociology), Erin Dietsche (Mathematics), Carlos (Daniel) Duran (Finance), Brittany Ebeling (International Economics), Brooke Ely (Environmental Engineering), Diana Escoffery Arias (IT Management), Jonathan Fitzgerald (Arabic), Reagan Fitzgerald (Political Science), Jennifer Flanagan (International Economics), Stephen (Pete) Freeman (Sociology), John Haley (Film, Television and Theatre), Elizabeth Hascher (Political Science), Esther Lee (Finance), Alison Lodermeier (International Economics), Clare McKinney (Political Science), Nora Pinder (Finance), Erin Prestage (Political Science), Hannah Provost (English), Anne Richelsen (Makreting), Bridget Rickard (Philosophy), Kathryne Robinson (Political Science), Francesca Russo (Marketing), Jordan Ryan (Political Science), Jane Schumacher (English), Caludia Serrano Cordova (Economics), Aly Sonnen (Neuroscience and Behavior), Francesco Tassi (International Economics), Sarah Tomas Morgan (Liberal Studies), and Julianna Vidales (Psychology). 

During a May 18 ceremony, Francesco Tassi (first) and Brooke Ely (second) were honored with Senior Seminar Essay Awards, and Brittany Ebeling accepted the 2018 Yarrow Award

Four doctoral students celebrated their graduation at the University of Notre Dame's commencement ceremony on May 20:

Leo Guardado (Theology), Ji Eun Kim (Political Science), Katy-Marie Lance (Psychology), and Karie Cross-Riddle (Political Science). 

Read more about peace studies Ph.D. student placements after graduation and graduating student dissertation topics. 

Congratulations to all the graduates! 

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