Alumni interpret Notre Dame mystique in new book

by Shannon Chapla


We Are ND: The Story of Notre Dame as Told by Her Alumni,a compilation of stories shared by hundreds of alumni from all generations, recently was published by Booklink of Ireland.

The mystique of Notre Dame reaches far beyond the football field.It extends into its classrooms, residence halls, chapels, social circles and more.Numerous authors have tried to define the Universitys mystique; some have claimed there is no way to define it.

The Notre Dame Alumni Association asked alumni to tell their Notre Dame stories, and the response was overwhelming.We Are NDallows readers to relive student journeys through the postwar 1950s and the unrest of the 1960s, understand the impact on all its students when the University went co-educational in the 1970s,revel in the success of Notre Dame football in the late 1980s, and learn how the University, overall, has evolved in the new millennium.

In their own words and with many personal, never-before-published photographs, Notre Dame alumni recall the people, places and events that helped shape their beliefs, values and lives.

Edited by Angela Sienko, senior editor of alumni communications, and Walt Collins, former editor of Notre Dame Magazine and Notre Dame professor emeritus, the book includes an introduction by Charles F. Lennon, associate vice president and executive director of the Alumni Association, and photographs by University photographer Matt Cashore.

We Are NDis available in the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore or online at .

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