Alumni share their thoughts on the value of the Tocqueville Program:

"The most valuable takeaway from my time as a Tocqueville Fellow has undoubtedly been the advice our guests are eager to share on how we can achieve success, both in academics and the "real world." As an undergraduate, receiving advice from such distinguished professionals and scholars has been both invaluable and incredibly humbling. I am constantly impressed by the questions posed by other Fellows, and the program has definitely provided me with some of the most insightful breakfasts I've ever had."

– Nicole Masiello ‘15

"As a finance major, the Tocqueville Program has allowed me to express and develop my passion for politics and the law in a way that I would not have been able to otherwise. The program provides a unique and amazing opportunity for students of all majors and backgrounds to learn about American democracy through the lens of our Catholic heritage and understand how to be a politically-aware Notre Dame student in an environment that continually makes us challenge and reaffirm our beliefs."

– Robert Uhl ‘15

"I was interested in the Tocqueville Fellowship both in order to spend time working with an academic program at Notre Dame and to have the chance to meet distinguished speakers who come to campus. Through the program, I have met donors, professors, scholars, public figures, and government officials and have been able to talk with them over a meal. These small settings give us the opportunity to ask questions and to see the personal side of brilliant and influential Americans. It has given me the confidence to talk with people who have achieved great things, and the advice they have given me has been invaluable. Through the program, I have also been able to attend numerous events and lectures that have contributed to my learning outside of the classroom. Notre Dame has so much to offer, and the Tocqueville Fellowship Program did a great job of tailoring and providing those experiences to students who are interested in politics, religion, and American public life."

– Elizabeth Argue ‘14