2018 Student Award Recipients


Sarah Drumm, '18, and Sara Ortiz, '19, to receive @SycamoreTrust Student Awards for outstanding contribution to #NotreDame 's Catholic identity during #NDReunion. #GoCatholicND Click To Tweet

Every year at our Annual Breakfast during Reunion Weekend we recognize undergraduates who have made an outstanding contribution to strengthening Notre Dame’s Catholic identity. The award comes with a donation made in their names to a campus group of their choice. This year’s recipients are Sarah Drumm, ’18, and Sarah Ortiz, ’19.

The video below about ND Right To Life’s Project Mom includes scenes with Sarah Drumm and showcases the type of work done by Notre Dame students like her, Sarah Ortiz, and past recipients of our Student Award.

Sarah Drumm (’18)

A Computer Science major from Cincinnati, Ohio, Sarah is the past president of both ND Right to Life and Engineers Without Borders. In addition to being a member of the Running Club, she served as Dorm Commissioner for the Center for Social Concerns, Student Minister for the Anchor Leadership Program, and Stage Manager for the Not-So-Royal Shakespeare Company.

Sarah Ortiz (‘19)

A Program of Liberal Studies and Classics major and honors scholar from Gaithersburg, Maryland, Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief emeritus of the Irish Rover and member of Res Publica, a political discussion group. She will be active in the Intercollegiate Studies Institute next year and the Alliance for Catholic Education following graduation.


Please join us in person or online at Reunion 2018 for a discussion of “The Church and Notre Dame” by Father Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C., Sarah Drumm (’18), Kevin Angell (’20), and Bill Dempsey (’52).

An award-winning historian and former chair of the History Department and Rector of Moreau Seminary, Fr. Miscamble, our principle speaker, has been a central figure in the debate about Notre Dame’s Catholic identity. He has recounted the earlier history of that debate in his book “For Notre Dame: Battling For the Heart and Soul of a Catholic University,” and at our breakfast he will discuss the current challenges to Notre Dame’s Catholic identity and ways to meet them.

Fr. Miscamble will be joined by Sarah Drumm, the past President of the student Right to Life club, Kevin Angell, the past Managing Editor of The Irish Rover and current Deputy Grand Knight of the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus, and Bill Dempsey, the President of Sycamore Trust.

The Church and Notre Dame
Saturday June 2, 2018
Conference Center at McKenna Hall
Room Lower Level
Complimentary breakfast opens at 7:15 a.m.
Program 8:00 am – 9:30 am