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Building Success in South Bend

NOTRE DAME, IN (September 13, 2012)  Some people view vacant land as an eyesore. Others, like Dave Matthews, see opportunity, growth, and profit.

Matthews is a 29-year old full-time architecture student, developer, and entrepreneur. He'll explain his recipe for success Wednesday, September 19th as the premier speaker in the Holy Cross College Practical Lessons in $uccess program. Matthews is a South Bend native who is making a name for himself with innovative housing developments in the downtown area. Ivy Quad, East Race Townhomes and River Race Townhomes have changed the South Bend skyline.

His philosophy is based on the "risk mitigation" theory. He combines his dream of what a building can be, evaluates technical considerations against cost and potential profit to turn opportunities into success. Less risk means a greater chance for achievement. He will explain his vision and technique to students and the general public during the presentation.

The Practical Lessons in $uccess program provides a real world business prospective that amplifies the academic experience yet will contain valuable insights for any business executive in today's highly competitive business environment

All programs are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Driscoll Auditorium on the Holy Cross College Campus. Seminars are free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception on campus.   

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Holy Cross College is a Catholic, four-year, co-educational, liberal arts institution founded in 1966 by the Brothers of Holy Cross.  With a 13:1 faculty/student ratio, students find personal attention from professors who care about their success and development in mind, body, and spirit. The Four Pillars of the core curriculum include a professional internship, service to others, a global perspective experience, and a senior Capstone presentation which summarizes and synthesizes each student's learning. Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, Holy Cross College provides the best of both worlds: a close-knit, small college atmosphere with the resources and social opportunities of a large university.