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Africana Studies major excels in competition, research, service

The University’s world-renowned fencing program brought student-athlete Alex Coccia to Notre Dame. By the end of his freshman year, he helped bring fencing around the world—specifically, to a group of school children in Uganda.

Coccia Uganda 2013

“It was pretty incredible,” says the junior Africana studies major. “I love East Africa—and I now have a greater understanding of that community. Going there even informed my views of community and relationships back here.”…

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