Posthumous Degree from Notre Dame Awarded to Outstanding Alumni, Sean Hammack, Class of 2006

Sean Hammack - Notre Dame Degree

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio – A rare form of cancer may have taken Sean Hammack’s life, but it couldn’t take his spirit.

Hammack, former valedictorian at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Huntington, was a student at Notre Dame University when he died last year from a spinal cord cancer.

On Monday, two representatives from Notre Dame drove from South Bend, Indiana, to Lawrence County, Ohio, to present his parents, John and Anne Hammack, with a college of arts and letters degree that Sean had been working on when he died.