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Giving April 05, 2021
A New Perfect Pairing
We have all heard of wine and dining, but alumni Bill Whiting ’90 has volunteered his niche knowledge to bring a new perfect pairing to UD.
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Giving March 31, 2021
Designing a Future
Growing up in Chicago, Luis Rogel ’21 marveled at the towering buildings in the city. “It always amazed me that these buildings could be so tall and not fall over,” he said. This childhood curiosity and his aptitude for math and science led him to pursue a career in engineering.
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Giving March 23, 2021
Moved to Make a Difference

From Mumbai to Dayton, Varun Nair moved halfway around the world yet immediately felt right at home.

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Giving March 10, 2021
The Art of Impact
When Michael Sia ’20 transferred to UD after his sophomore year, he had one goal: make every day count.
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Giving March 08, 2021
Community on Ice
If you strolled across campus today, you would likely do a double take when approaching Stuart Field. Per usual, students might be competing on the field — but in an ice rink.
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Giving February 03, 2021
Family First
Vanessa Valadez ’20 remembers how hard her parents worked during her childhood. “They would always work on the weekends and try to find little jobs here and there, just for extra money.”
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Giving January 12, 2021
The UD Way
Looking around campus, you would struggle to find a harder working first-year student than Odyssey Oehme. This semester she is taking 19 credit hours, while working two part-time jobs: 15 hours a week as a desk assistant on campus and 17 hours on the weekends as a dietary aid at a local nursing home. Supporting herself while in school is a necessity, but nevertheless a daunting task — especially when large expenses hit.
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Giving September 23, 2020
Flyer Nation Showed Up in a Tremendous Way in Fiscal Year 2020

On June 30, the University of Dayton completed one of the most challenging years in its 170-year history — facing a global pandemic and turbulent economy that fueled uncertainty in everything we do including University Advancement.

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Giving September 23, 2020
Be the Light
“The world is so messy, and there’s so much going on,” said Joe Vicario. “At UD, I’ve realized that you can make that difference. You can make that change. You can be the light in someone else’s day — in someone else’s life.”
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Giving September 23, 2020
Determined to Give Back

Ashlee Oldham was in a car accident in 2018 that required months of rehabilitation and physical therapy to relearn how to walk. At the same time, she was concerned about how she would continue to pay for her UD education.

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