Joshua Hammack, an accountancy major from Huntington, W.Va., has been named valedictorian of the 2008 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during Commencement exercises May 18 (Sunday) at 2 p.m. in the Joyce Center arena.
Hammack earned a 3.99 grade point average and was a member of the Deans List each semester. He also is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary business society and was a Robert C. Byrd Scholarship recipient each of his four years at Notre Dame.
An active participant in intramural sports, Hammack played basketball and soccer for Zahm Hall and participated in Notre Dames Boxing Club and Bengal Bouts. He served as a student mentor and math tutor for South Bend-area high school students and volunteered at Nazareth House in Huntington.
The Commencement invocation will be offered by Patrick Reidy, a political science major from Greenwood Village, Colo., who will graduate with a 3.93 grade point average.