Sammie Escamilla

Undergraduate Military Dependent, Anthropology Major and Business Economics Minor – Class of 2020

The summer before her senior year of high school, Sammie found out her family would be making another in a long line of moves, this time to Japan. The family motto had always been “As long as we are together everything will be okay,” so even though she wanted to go to Notre Dame, she was terrified of living halfway around the world from her parents and three younger brothers. But now Notre Dame feels like home.

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Daniel Flynn

Active Duty Graduate Student, Ph.D. Political Science – Class of 2019

Captain Flynn is a Ph.D. student in Notre Dame’s Department of Political Science. Assigned as part of the Army’s Advanced Civil Schooling program, Dan’s training at Notre Dame will lead to follow-on assignment to the United States Military Academy at West Point as an instructor in the Department of Social Sciences.

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Timothy Hopkins

Undergraduate Student Veteran, Political Science Major – Class of 2018

When Tim transitioned from the Army to civilian life in 2014, he was ready to pursue his lifelong dream of attending Notre Dame. After several semesters of college, he transferred to the University in the fall of 2016 and is now a senior majoring in political science. Tim is currently in the U.S. Army National Guard and following graduation hopes to once again serve in the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces.

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Daniel Kim

Law Student Veteran, The Law School – Class of 2019

When Dan was deciding between law schools, Notre Dame’s commitment to “educating a different kind of lawyer” stood out and mirrored the same ethical standards he was accustomed to in the military. He says he couldn’t be happier that he chose Notre Dame Law School, where he is challenged daily by the brilliant faculty and has found his classmates to be of the highest caliber.

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Julian Minondo

Undergraduate ROTC Student, Political Science & Medieval Studies Major – Class of 2018

Julian’s Notre Dame story is truly a family affair. It started with his father, a Notre Dame alum who inspired his son to follow in his footsteps. And Julian wasn’t alone in that feeling: He is one of five children, with an older brother and sister who are also Domers. Now Julian is looking forward to his next opportunity as a member of the United States Army.

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Nathan Nekvasil

MBA Student Veteran, Mendoza College of Business – Class of 2018

Nathan is concentrating in business analytics and consulting, and would eventually like to go into business for himself. This past summer, he interned at Ernst and Young, LLP, in the Performance Improvement-Finance division of EY Advisory Services in McLean, Va. Nathan is a CrossFitter, runner, military and civilian skydiver, dedicated outdoorsman, avid reader, and lifelong Notre Dame football fan.

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