Mallory Meter, a psychology major from Beverly Hills, Mich., has been named valedictorian of the 2013 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during the University Commencement Ceremony on May 19 (Sunday) at Notre Dame Stadium.
Meter, who has achieved continuous Dean’s List honors each semester, currently has earned a 4.0 cumulative grade point average.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, Meter has worked as a research assistant for Notre Dame’s Center for Advanced Measurement of Personality and Psychopathology, under the direction of David Watson, Andrew J. McKenna Family Professor of Psychology. She also evaluated the cognitive development of preschoolers at Notre Dame’s “Ready for Kindergarten!” lab.
Meter conducted research at the Undergraduate Research Internship Program at Northwestern University’s Family Institute, and served as a student volunteer for Project Recovery Intensive Services for Mothers at Oaklawn Family Services in Pontiac, Mich.
While at Notre Dame, she served as a Lyons Hall Lector and as a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House in South Bend.
This fall, Meter plans to pursue a master’s degree in social work with a mental health concentration at the University of Chicago, where she was awarded an academic scholarship.
The Commencement invocation will be offered by Shawn Steurer, an electrical engineering major from Batavia, Ill., who currently has a 3.982 grade point average.