South Bend native selected for the prestigious Orr Fellowship

April 19, 2018 (Notre Dame, Ind.) — For the seventh consecutive year a member of the Saint Mary’s College graduating class has been selected for the prestigious The Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship. Gabrielle Weldy '18, a communication studies and philosophy double major, has been named as one of the six percent of accepted applicants to the Orr Fellowship. The prestigious two-year program places recent graduates in a variety of Indianapolis-based companies that are committed to mentoring young, promising graduates. Fellows are provided with full-time, challenging work, generous pay, a cohort of roughly 100 other Orr fellows as peers, and a unique curriculum for career development.

Gabrielle Weldy, class of 2018Weldy will spend the first two years of her postgraduate career working for TMap, a tech startup in Indianapolis. A South Bend native, Weldy has interned and worked for the local South Bend Civic Theater and WNIT Public Television, putting her excellent communication skills, as well as her expertise in film and theatre production, to use.

Weldy is excited to further grow her professional skill set as an Orr fellow over the next two years. She welcomes this chance to explore the opportunities that exist in the tech and business world while growing alongside a bright, talented group of peers.

“As an Orr Fellow, I’ll be fortunate to network with prominent people and companies in Indianapolis as well as participate in philanthropic initiatives with the other Fellows.”

About Saint Mary's College: Celebrating over 175 years of empowering women to make a difference in the world, Saint Mary’s College is recognized as a pioneer and continued force in the education of women. A Catholic, liberal arts institution in Notre Dame, Indiana, the College offers more than 50 undergraduate academic programs and also offers co-educational master’s degrees.

Contact for News Media: Haleigh Ehmsen, Assistant Director of Integrated Communications, Saint Mary’s College, (574) 284-5343

Written by Veronika Hanks '18, media relations intern and a global studies and philosophy double major with minors in gender and women's studies and Russian.

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