Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends,

We all love the turn of a season — a first snowflake, a new blossom, fall aromas. The feelings surrounding this turn to summer are especially acute. While the warmth welcomes us outside, no invitation is actually needed. We gladly accept.

I’ve never been much of a gardener as the time investment has scared me away. Growing is a craft and one that I respect. Thanks to a gift from my daughter Flannery, however, I have a new planting box that I’m tending to. Working the soil, watering, feeding … the care brings me joy, just as I know it does to so many of you.

As we go through these next few weeks, I hope you continue to discover your personal joys and embrace them. I hope they help you overcome any fears or troubles you are experiencing.

It has been more than two months since we began sending this weekly update to the ND family. We felt it was critical to get you University news quickly, and to share faith, educational, and career resources, as well as recognize our alumni fighting on the frontlines. Over the summer, we’ll reduce the frequency of our communications, but continue to keep you apprised when there is important information to share.

Please know of our continued prayers for the health, safety, and well-being of you and your loved ones.

Yours in Notre Dame,
Dolly Duffy ’84
Executive Director
Notre Dame Alumni Association
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