Jeff Dodd attended St. Teresa’s and Cathedral schools and then Pius X High School, where he graduated in 1991. He continued his education studying at Notre Dame and in Ireland, earning degrees in English and Philosophy with an emphasis in the study of Irish Literature.
Jeff was a highly involved student who participated in many activities and organizations. He loved every aspect of high school, from the classroom to the activities, to making great friends, and he had a lot of them! He also held jobs to pay for his own tuition to attend Pius X.
Jeff was a devoted and loving husband and father to his family and chose to work from home to be closer to his wife Kelly and his children Aubrey, Regan, Jack, and Finn. He passed away in September 2008 after a long battle with melanoma.
Jeff was on both the cross country and track teams during high school, so some friends thought it would be only fitting to hold a Fun Run/Walk in his honor.
“Jeff was a true friend to all of us in every sense of the word,” said Dr. Dustin Bailey, a good friend and classmate of Jeff’s. “Jeff worked hard all his life to earn his own way through his education. I know this may have led him to miss other opportunities in life during this time. The endowment of this scholarship will help many young students achieve their academic dreams, and help provide enough financial relief along the way to occasionally stop and smell the roses.”