Exceptional Seniors


Meet Some Exceptional Seniors from the Class of 2016

 Saint Mary’s College is proud to announce Meghan Flanagan ’16 of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI has been 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 will be one of 1,900 U.S. citizens to travel abroad for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Her adventure begins in September and ends in June 2017. She is the eighth Saint Mary’s College student to be awarded the scholarship since 1965. The last to receive it was Rachael Chesley ’11 in 2011.

Flanagan will graduate from Saint Mary’s this May with a degree in accounting, with a concentration in finance. She also completed all requirements for a minor in German language and literature at Notre Dame. While a student she 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.


Saint Mary’s College is proud to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, seniors have been selected as incoming fellows within The Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship. Lauren Hlavin '16 of Stillman Valley, Illinois and Lauren Jamieson '16 of Granger, Indiana were named members of the next fellowship class. 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. 

Lauren Hlavin ’16, a communication studies major and business administration minor, will work with a small team running general operations for tech startup Digby Home Automation, LLC, based in Indianapolis. Beginning its business venture in November 2015, Digby Home Automation is a startup that partners with builders to include various Digby technologies into their newly built homes.

Lauren Jamieson ’16, a business administration major with concentrations in finance and management, will work for CloudOne. Based in Fishers, Indiana, CloudOne is dedicated to helping clients bring together critical tools and elements into a global, secure, virtual private cloud environment.

Both Hlavin and Jamieson are thrilled for this next step in their lives, and that Saint Mary’s prepared them for the professional world.