Alicia Lachiondo’s Widening Circle of Influence

By Ryan Millbern

(Editor’s note: The premise was simple: Select a student who could talk about his or her Notre Dame experience and the people most influential to him or her. Bring them together for a conversation that would reveal something about the student and the character of the institution. This “Circles of Influence” approach was proposed to the magazine by Rick Bailey, who teaches in the Mendoza College of Business and heads Richard Harrison Bailey/The Agency, a marketing communication firm that has done this for clients from coast to coast. The student emerged when we sought someone to represent the kind of educational experience to be fostered in the new Jordan Hall of Science.)

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