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Giving February 26, 2024
It's Not Rocket Science
Sam Duncan realized his passion was aerospace engineering when he watched SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch in 2018.
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Giving February 22, 2024
Lifting Others Up
Bobby ’78 and Catherine Jennings ’77 Stewart know the meaning of “work hard, play hard” as they enjoy retirement after collectively working nearly 80 years. Now they’ve established an endowed scholarship to give hard, too.
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Giving February 19, 2024
Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Every college student fears the unknowns of life after graduation — how to create the perfect resume, find a job, negotiate salaries and so on. However, thanks to donor funds from One Day, One Dayton, students who attend the Women’s Leadership Immersion find answers to these questions and the confidence to face their next steps alongside a supportive network of female leaders.

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Giving February 15, 2024
Because of UD
Keith ’78 and Paula ’81 Cosby found each other through UD. It wasn’t on campus, though, but 500 miles away in Atlanta on a train platform after a baseball game. Three months after reuniting with each other, they were engaged to be married.
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Giving February 14, 2024
SEEKing a Deeper Faith

Comfort and joy. These were the words that resonated with senior health science major Maria Przybyla ’24 as she rang in 2024 at the SEEK Conference held in St. Louis Jan. 1-5.

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Giving February 14, 2024
Connecting Parents Through Volunteering

Sending your child off to college can be tough, especially when their new school is hundreds of miles away. But out-of-state parents Monique Colter and Dodie Swift are overcoming that distance and are as engaged and connected as ever.

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Giving February 05, 2024
Out of the Rough
Thanks to Champions & Scholars donors, along with support from NCR Country Club, golf athletes at the University of Dayton are taking a huge leap forward. They now have access to the NCR Player Development Center, meaning every practice leads to progress.
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Giving February 05, 2024
Master Storytelling
One Day, One Dayton donations led to a one-day workshop, and ultimately a Flyer Consulting internship, for current student Katie Kuttrus.
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Giving January 24, 2024
Flyers Are Family
Despite graduating eight years ago, Nadaya Parks ’16 doesn’t consider her work with the University finished yet. In fact, her passion for and involvement with UD has only grown and deepened in the years since her graduation. 
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Giving January 22, 2024
A Hope to Do Good

The night before Clarence Alan Jackson planned to attend the University of Dayton’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast in 1989, he decided to review King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. One specific line caught his attention.

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