Samantha Mayne of Roma was among the record 1,510 undergraduates who received degrees from the University of Dayton during the spring commencement ceremony Sunday, May 6, in University of Dayton Arena.
The University of Dayton is an American private Roman Catholic national research university in Ohio's sixth-largest city, Dayton. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (Marianists), it is one of three Marianist universities in the nation and the second-largest private university in Ohio.
The university's campus is in the city's southern portion and spans 388 acres on both sides of the Great Miami River. The campus is noted for the Immaculate Conception Chapel and the University of Dayton Arena.
The University's notable alumni include: humorist Erma Bombeck; engineer David Bradley (Control-Alt-Delete keyboard command inventor); architect Bruce Graham; Super Bowl-winning coaches Jon Gruden and Chuck Noll; first female Premier of New South Wales Kristina Keneally; sportscaster Dan Patrick; and the 1987 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, Charles J. Pedersen.