Enrique Schaerer, a double major in political science and finance fromLas Vegas, has been named valedictorian of the 2005 University of Notre Dame graduating class and will present the valedictory address during Commencement exercises at2 p.m.May 15 (Sunday) in theJoyceCenterarena.
Schaerer earned a 4.0 grade point average and was a member of the Deans List each semester. A recipient of the Dailey Memorial, Starshak Family, H.E. Vertin and Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships, he also was awarded the first Julian Samora Scholarship by Notre Dames Hispanic Alumni Association.
In addition to serving as a resident assistant at ONeill Family Hall, Schaerer volunteered for such local organizations as La Casa de Amistad and Christmas in April. He has worked as a research assistant for Notre Dame faculty in biology and political science and as a tutor for student-athletes.
The Commencement invocation will be offered by Kristin Yemm, an accountancy major fromSt. Louis, who will graduate with a 4.0 grade point average.