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Impact appreciated

Letter to the Editor | Friday, April 7, 2006

Concerning the Friday, March 3rd edition of The Observer, “Notre Dame benefactors to be recognized” – I attended the weekend. It provided a wonderful opportunity for those invited to hear the experiences of several students and to hear of their appreciation of what Notre Dame and the benefactors have done for them. We all take a lasting happiness in our effort to pay back our great school in our own fashion – however small – and in the realization that we are helping to carry the image of our Lady’s school out to the world through the finest and brightest young people in our country. A week has gone by and the memories are vivid in my mind.

I was able on Sunday morning to visit with two of the scholars from my endowment – both from my hometown area of Moline and Davenport. I hope to follow their progress as they go on in life. You students will also have this opportunity to pay back our school. Few things, if anything at all, can be as satisfying.

Bob EcklandalumnusClass of 1957March 10