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President November 15, 2022
Wind Beneath Their Wings

During Sunday’s scholarship brunch, I marveled at Daisha Williams' poise, confidence — and ease in articulating why investing in students pays dividends.

 

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President November 09, 2022
The Flyer Connection

If I’m wearing a Dayton Flyers baseball cap in Santa Fe, New Mexico, or Pittsburgh or even Bryce
Canyon National Park, someone invariably will smile and yell, "Go, Flyers!"

 

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President November 07, 2022
A Home for Mary
As a child, Melissa Kitchin '95 pretended to be Indiana Jones as she explored the estate and garage sale "treasures" in her grandfather's filled-to-the-brim garage.
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President October 31, 2022
In the Running for the "Heisman"

Flyer running back Jake Chisholm, who scored the winning touchdown with 18 seconds left on the clock in Saturday’s game against Valparaiso, is in the running for the Heisman. The academic Heisman, that is.

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President September 19, 2022
A Great First Impression
Walking through the Employer Engagement Center, our tour group noticed that nearly all the walls in the interview rooms and throughout the impressive building were painted various shades of blue.
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President September 17, 2022
By the Numbers
"You’re the kind of leaders who don’t just imagine a better world. You go about the business of creating it," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told the 2022 Alumni Awards recipients at a dinner on Sept. 17.
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President September 06, 2022
A Voice at the Table

Universities are often criticized for being ivory towers disengaged from the world and inaccessible to students from middle- and low-income families. That’s not the narrative we’re writing at the University of Dayton.

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President August 31, 2022
A Debt of Gratitude
Rick Omlor ’79, retired president and CEO of YSI Inc., lives three doors down from UD students, a vantage point that gives him a bird’s eye view of student life. He likes to chat with students hanging out on their front porches on a beautiful sunny day. Little do they know that they are talking to the chair of the board of trustees.
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President August 20, 2022
Hold the Door for Each Other

"Always hold the door open for one another," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told the Class of 2026 at New Student Convocation. "It's a lesson in building community. It's a sign of showing respect for one another. It's a symbol of love and acceptance."

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President July 28, 2022
The Joy of Undergraduate Discovery

Tierra Freeman popped one of her presentation slides up on the screen in Sears Recital Hall as 10 honors students in the Berry Summer Thesis Institute gathered on stage for a group photo before lunch. As I glanced up, the question jumped out, “What is a role model?” That’s an easy one.

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