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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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President June 21, 2022
Go Anywhere. Do Anything.

Seeing University of Dayton students discover their passions and push themselves to achieve their dreams is one of my greatest joys as president. Correction. It is my greatest joy.

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President May 23, 2022
Behind the Pomp and Circumstance
I was curious about the president's medallion that my predecessor Dan Curran left for me to wear during graduation ceremonies, but I didn’t know its history or meaning. When Neomi De Anda, associate professor of religious studies, tweeted after the ceremony, "Please tell us about your medal," I knew I had some homework.
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President May 14, 2022
For Everything There is a Season
"Welcome home, Class of 2020. Welcome home! I've been waiting to say those joyful words for two years. It's especially meaningful to me because you are my very first class," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told hundreds of graduates who returned to campus for an in-person celebration.
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President May 10, 2022
Of Life, Love and Puppets

John Zaller showed off a bright red cardinal he made out of recycled plastic cups as part of his group's final presentation in the Latino/Latina Religious Experience course.

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President May 08, 2022
"You have shown that you may be the most resilient class in UD history. There should be an asterisk on your official transcript noting this accomplishment because you've taken a crash course in resiliency and aced it. You are #UDStrong," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told the Class of 2022 at spring commencement.
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President May 07, 2022
Principled Leadership
University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina shared advice from his 96-year-old father, part of the fabled Greatest Generation, in a keynote address to the UD ROTC Class of 2022 at a commissioning ceremony on May 7.
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President April 23, 2022
Engaged. Generous. Selfless.
"Tonight, we pay tribute to you — our very own visionaries and dreamers. People who believe in the transformative power of a University of Dayton education. Those who believe we can change the world, one graduate at a time," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told John Stuart Society honorees at an induction dinner.
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President April 17, 2022
Hope's Great Promise

"Hope is a gift God bestows upon us, and it gives us the confidence that we can persevere and heal the brokenness in life through love, compassion, justice — and the very example of our lives of faith," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina writes in an Easter message to the campus community.

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President April 05, 2022
Flyer Love Is Boundless

Flyer Nation, it's time to show an outpouring of love for University of Dayton students during our annual 24-hour One Day, One Dayton celebration!


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