Just two weeks after receiving her Saint Anselm diploma, Allyn Doyle traveled to the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind., to begin the next chapter in her story: graduate school and teaching.
Allyn was accepted into Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Program where she is earning her M.Ed., while teaching Spanish at Saint Sylvester School, a pre-K through eighth grade school in Chicago, Ill.
Allyn's program integrates graduate level coursework with an immersive teaching experience. She will spend two summers at Notre Dame studying as well as complete some distance learning courses during the academic year. In Chicago, she will gain experience in the classroom while also serving the Saint Sylvester community in multiple roles beyond teacher, possibly as a coach, club moderator, and tutor.
At Saint Anselm, Allyn had an impressive student-athlete career. She was captain of the women's cross-country team and was named Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
She was a presidential scholar, a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National Student Athlete Honor Society, as well as a Psi Chi and Sigma Delta Pi, the Psychology and Spanish National Honor Society, respectively.
In the summer after her junior year, she conducted research funded by the NH-INBRE grant; one of 14 students at the college selected for the grant.
She also served as the director of spirit for the college's campus activities board and led and participated in service trips through Campus Ministry's Service and Solidarity Program.
Now, through ACE, she serves a new community at Saint Sylvester as a teacher, leader, and graduate student.