Domer Dozen

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The Domer Dozen honors outstanding graduates ages 32 and younger for their significant contributions and extraordinary dedication to faith, service, learning and work — four areas in which the Notre Dame Alumni Association seeks to help alumni thrive. The program is a signature initiative of YoungND, the Alumni Association’s young alumni group. The 2023 honorees were selected for their incredible achievements in education, health care, international relations, religious life, entrepreneurship and public service, among other areas. They were chosen by a selection committee consisting of the YoungND board, University officials, and Alumni Association staff, who considered 182 nominees this summer and evaluated them based on a weighted ranking system and their contributions in their respective fields.

The Notre Dame Alumni Association and YoungND Board are pleased to announce the 2023 Domer Dozen. The young alumni honored here have shown extraordinary dedication to making a difference and have made significant contributions in one of the four core tenets of the Alumni Association’s mission statement — faith, service, learning, and work. We are proud to highlight their accomplishments to inspire our students, alumni, and all members of the Notre Dame family.


The 2023 Domer Dozen honorees are invited back to campus for special recognition programming over the Notre Dame vs. Tennessee State home football weekend (Sept. 1-2). Honorees will share brief talks about their life and experiences since graduating from Notre Dame during “Lunch and Learn: An opportunity to connect with the 2023 Domer Dozen honorees” from 12:30-2 p.m. Sept. 1 (Friday) at the Duncan Student Center, Meeting R. 1 South W106. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are invited to attend the event, which is free and open to the public.

The Domer Dozen is a signature initiative of YoungND, a Notre Dame Alumni Association group. Established in July 2018, the 16-person board represents the interests of and steers programming for young Notre Dame graduates (ages 32 and younger). 

The board meets on campus twice each year and holds regular digital meetings. It works closely with the Alumni Association’s network of Notre Dame clubs, developing and disseminating best practices for young alumni engagement for the 266 Notre Dame clubs spread out across the country and around the globe. Twelve board members serve as regional directors and collaborate directly with the young alumni coordinators of the clubs within their regions.

Outside of the club network, the YoungND board crafts both on-campus and digital initiatives to help young alumni celebrate Notre Dame. The board strives to support and reach out to all members of the young alumni community with a focus on diversity and inclusion. It also assists students as they transition to young alumni by serving and inspiring them throughout their time on campus. To learn more about the board and future roles that will become available, visit or email