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Knight in Shining Armor

Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills is back home thanks to first responders, athletic trainers and the actions of health care providers like UD alum Dr. William Knight IV.

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Campus and Community January 24, 2023
Cindy Brentlinger ’14

Mexico is a long way from the walls of the University of Dayton, but thankfully, UD gave Cindy Brentlinger ’14 the wings to fly. For the past six years, Brentlinger has been serving Tijuana Christian Mission, a children's home with locations in both Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico. Brentlinger was a junior when she first visited TCM during a winter breakout trip.

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Campus and Community January 24, 2023
M. Colleen McDaniel ’17

Colleen McDaniel ’17 found her calling when still at UD. While a student, she was a member of Peers Advocating for Violence Education and became a Green Dot trainer to reduce sexual assault. She now works to learn, lead and serve through initiatives that support populations disproportionately affected by sexual violence.

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Campus and Community January 24, 2023
Daaryn’ah Willoughby ’17

Daaryn’ah Willoughby ’17 has always felt like she was leading the pack. The daughter of an army combat veteran, Willoughby saw early in her life how she could learn, lead and serve her community. She is now CEO of and president of The Willoughby Firm, LLC, a managing consultancy service.

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