The Kroc Institute recognized Notre Dame’s peace studies class of 2010 during commencement weekend events honoring 16 master’s students and 69 undergraduates.
The graduates in the M.A. class of 2010 include: María Helena Ariza, Colombia; Prakash Bhattarai, Nepal; Monica Boomer, U.S.A.; Vanya Cucumanova, Bulgaria; Titik Firawati, Indonesia; Jimena Holguín, Colombia; Makena Kirima, Kenya; Myla Leguro, Philippines; Rachel Miller, U.S.A.; Edvard Mitevski, Republic of Macedonia; Jean Nyembo, S.J., Democratic Republic of the Congo; Patrick Otim, Uganda; Shamsia Ramadhan, Kenya; Takhmina Shokirova, Tajikistan; Laura Snider, U.S.A.; Christina Woolner, Canada.
Kroc’s undergraduate class included 39 peace studies majors and 30 minors. Among the graduates was Jenna Knapp, an anthropology and peace studies major who received the Kroc Institute’s Yarrow Award, presented each year to an outstanding peace studies senior. Knapp, who has been selected for a Fulbright Fellowship, will spend the next year in El Salvador researching gang violence and rehabilitation.
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of Notre Dame and founder of the Kroc Institute, addressed master’s students and undergraduates and presented each student with a certificate of recognition.
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