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Father Paul Doyle, CSC blesses Dillon Hall as its rector. Fr. Doyle is the spiritual and secular head of our dorm. If you have a problem, go to him. If you have a question, go to him. If you ever have an insufferable craving for pork barbeque or cream soda, go to him. Although e-mail has been around for decades, Fr. Doyle still hasn't quite gotten the hang of it. If you receive an e-mail from him, no need to open it, he puts all the contents in the subject line. Further, when he learned you could sort you mailbox by dates, names, etc... with one click he gasped and said, "Smart folks these yankees." He is a southern gentleman hailing from Virginia and a Notre Dame grad himself. Whenever you meet him you will quickly be given your official Dillon title of "Brother."Dillon is home to two other priests available for assistance, questions, and theological discussions on the exact number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin. They all chose Dillon because they knew it has the smartest guys, its prime location, and the threat of being forced to live in another. You will see these men around the dorm and saying Mass in our dorm.
Father Austin Collins, CSC who recently stepped down as the Chair of Art Department, is an associate art professor, an avid art collector, gourmet chef and master of the game Othello, which takes a minute to learn but a lifetime to master. He is also in charge of selecting all the art pieces that we have around campus, so if you see him around ask for an explanation of the armless, howling wolf man outside O'Shag. He lives up on the second floor.
Father Lou DelFra, CSC was ordained in 2004 and served a Portland, Oregon parish as its deacon for eight months prior to becoming a priest. He continued in parish ministry until his recent arrival in Dillon Hall. This year Father Lou will be preparing to begin doctoral studies in English in 2006. After graduation from college Fr. Lou taught in ND's Alliance for Catholic Education and was the program's associate director for several years.
Dillon is home to two graduate students who take the role of Assistant Rectors. Both are invaluable to the success of Dillon and will make a positive impact in the lives of all Dillonites.
AR bios are on the way!
Each year Father Doyle, the assistant rectors, and the outgoing resident assistants select nine seniors to serve as RA's. This crew of elite, hardworking Dillon men does their best to serve their Dillon Brothers and keep us in line. When they are not roaming the halls ensuring that there is not trouble afoot, their doors are always open for you to stop by, chat and mooch food. Of course they don't mind.
RA Bios are on the way!