The 'excellently extraordinary' Emil Hofman turns 91

Author: Notre Dame News

Dr. Emil T. Hofman greets the students of St. Rose of Lima School in Leogane, Haiti

Emil T. Hofman, chemistry professor emeritus at Notre Dame, is a regular traveler to Haiti supporting the Notre Dame Haiti Program and its mission. He recently celebrated his 91st birthday at the Residence Filariose surrounded by family, friends, former students and Haiti Program staff.

Hofman has been committed to introducing his former students to the Haiti Program on what he calls Hofman Reconnaissance Trips. The trips have transformed observers into advocates of the program. Also many of these former students are medical professionals who have later returned to Haiti using their varied skills to “Serve Like a Champion Today.”

Read “The Excellently Extraordinary, Iconic Emil T.” in Notre Dame Magazine.

Originally published by Notre Dame News at on July 16, 2012.