Cary Blaser

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

After graduating from the Air Force Academy with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from George Mason University, Cary was selected by the Air Force to pursue doctoral studies in economics. Once he completes his Ph.D., he will return to service.

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Clare Cunningham

Undergraduate ROTC Student, Aerospace Engineering Major – Class of 2019

When Clare’s brother decided to enroll in the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) and join the Air Force, Clare knew she wanted to follow in his footsteps. Her brother exposed her to how the Air Force uses new technology to fly, fight, and win our nation's battles in air, space, and cyberspace. Clare was inspired by her brother's commitment, the mission of the Air Force, and the many people that serve to enable us to live in a free society. 

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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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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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Charlotte Pekoske

MBA Student Veteran, Mendoza College of Business – Class of 2019

Charlotte knew that she wanted to join the military from a very young age. In 2009, she graduated for the United States Coast Guard Academy with a degree in Business Management. Charlotte enrolled in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and is pursuing an MBA focused on business analytics and marketing.

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