Celebrating Notre Dame Football and ESTEEM Graduate Program Community Spirit

Author: Notre Dame ESTEEM

ESTEEM Program Students and Alumni Come Together for Spirited Annual Tailgate at Notre DameESTEEM Program Students and Alumni Come Together for Spirited Annual Tailgate at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame's ESTEEM Program recently celebrated the conclusion of another exhilarating football season. The past months have been remarkable, highlighted by the team's impressive victory over USC by 28 points and Sam Hartman's outstanding performance against his former school in his final college football game.

Amidst these exciting times, the highlight for the ESTEEM graduate program was undoubtedly its annual tailgate event, which took place in mid-October. Despite a little rain, the spirit of the Notre Dame community remained undiminished. The event was an exceptional opportunity for current students, alumni from across the globe, and capstone project sponsors to come together.

This gathering was more than just a celebration of football; it was a moment for networking, reminiscing about experiences within the ESTEEM program, sharing the collective passion for Notre Dame football, and celebrating the University of Notre Dame.

The success of this event is credited to the tireless efforts of the ESTEEM graduate social committee, whose dedication made the tailgate a memorable experience for all who attended. Thank you to all of the members of the social committee for their contributions: Sean Lysaght, Claudia Hajjar, Clare Ruddy, Kalli Jungles, Abhigna Yerabati, Dominique Polanco, Andrea Palomo Saavedra, Vicente Lamera, Anna DeMars, Janet Namutebi, and Maria Nakalanda

As the season wraps up, the ESTEEM community looks forward with anticipation to next year's alumni tailgate, hopeful for another year of connection, celebration, and Notre Dame football. Go Irish!