The day began with our keynote speaker, Bridget Venturi Veenema ’84, not only an alumna but also a former athletic director of Regina Dominican, a former American Gladiator, a former member of the USA Baseball team, and currently a professional trader. The theme of her speech was “Hit Your Best Shot.” She talked about her perseverance through some life challenges and how her mental mindset has dictated her success in life. She was a very engaging speaker who was well received by all those present.
After the speech, students had lunch and then participated in leadership based small group exercises run by the Regina Dominican and Notre Dame student council officers. Topics included: public relations, communications, global citizenship, leadership, spirit, and service.