Exceptional Seniors


 From the Class of 2016

Meghan Flanagan ’16 of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Germany to serve as an English teaching assistant and cultural ambassador for the U.S. Flanagan is one of 1,900 U.S. citizens to travel abroad for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Flanagan is the eighth Saint Mary’s student to be awarded the scholarship since 1965. The last to receive it was Rachael Chesley ’11 in 2011. Flanagan graduated from Saint Mary’s with a degree in accounting, with a concentration in finance. She also completed the requirements for a minor in German language and literature at Notre Dame. While a student,  Flanagan served as a conversation partner and German tutor, as a teacher’s assistant at Harrison Primary Center in South Bend and worked for the Office for Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE) at Saint Mary’s. She also helped with the Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County, sailed for the Notre Dame Sailing Club, and was a member of Saint Mary’s Environmental Action Coalition and the Let’s Share the Sun/Haiti Club.


Two seniors were selected as  Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellows.: Lauren Hlavin '16 of Stillman Valley, Illinois and Lauren Jamieson '16 of Granger, Indiana. Since 2012, seven Saint Mary’s women have served as fellows, including current fellows Clare Maher ’15, Samantha Moorhead ’15, Sara Napierkowski ’14, and Bailey Shrum ’15.

The Orr Fellowship, established in 2001,provides a unique opportunity to graduates of Indiana and Ohio colleges and universities to jumpstart their careers with a two-year fellowship. Fellows work for Indianapolis-based host companies, receive executive-level mentorship, and build professional and peer networks.