Derek Novacek Share

Author: Amy Schell

Dillon Hall, Class of ’13

This Is A Notre Dame Love Story

Notre Dame has always been a part of Derek’s life, thanks to his grandparents. Most days, Derek went to his grandparents’ house after school and would watch Notre Dame sports until his mom picked him up after work. Sadly, just before Derek’s senior year of high school, his grandfather developed lymphoma. Despite his own expenses, his grandfather covered the fee so that Derek could apply to Our Lady’s University.

Derek’s grandfather died before Derek received his acceptance letter. Even though Derek was unable to share his Notre Dame experience with him, he believes his grandfather is cheering him on as graduation approaches.

Derek’s Notre Dame experience was made possible only by the scholarships and financial aid provided by the Notre Dame Family.