Greetings to Dr. Yam
Following are welcome messages to our President-elect, Dr. Marylou Yam, from the Notre Dame community and friends of the University.
Welcome to Notre Dame, Dr. Yam! As an alumna and faculty member, I look forward to working with you to continue the SSND legacy into the future!
Kristine Kirk '68, Associate Professor, Chemistry
Welcome as you start your tenure at Notre Dame. I hope you, your husband, and your son will be very happy in Baltimore, and that Notre Dame will continue to grow and thrive under your leadership.
Jane Moran, SSND '75, former NDM faculty (1987-1992)
Welcome, Dr. Yam, to a wonderful community with a meaningful mission! As a grant writer here, I look forward to working with you to advance that mission.
Joan Wisner-Carlson, Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations
Welcome, Dr. Yam! A great captain makes all the difference when weathering seas of change. We are looking forward to your leadership and vision!
Christina Brickwedde, Prospect Researcher and Campaign Associate, Institutional Advancement
It's such a pleasure to welcome you to our Notre Dame family, Dr. Yam!
Samantha Dameron '15
I am thrilled to welcome you to the Notre Dame Community! I know that you will be a wonderful addition to our community, and I look forward to working with you as we work together to build a vibrant and engaged alumnae presence on campus. I cannot wait to meet you in person and wish you all the best in your new position!
Lisa McMurtrie W'93
I am so happy to welcome you to Notre Dame's beautiful campus. We are so lucky to have such a distinguished woman become Notre Dame's 14th President. It was great to get to know your family and your accomplishments during the official announcement. I am looking forward to getting to know you as our President and to see all the amazing things you will do at Notre Dame. Congratulations and welcome!
Stephanie Chervenkov '16
Welcome, President Coley! We are all excited to get to know you and to grow as a community.
Jennifer Ashwell '15
Welcome to Notre Dame! So glad to have you here! Sending good vibes your way!
Elena Wengert '16
Welcome to NDMU, Dr. Yam! I am so glad you are joining our campus "family"! I can't wait to see what ideas and changes you have in store for us, and even though I will be graduating in the spring, I know the students after me will be in good hands!
Claire Amatucci '14
A very warm welcome to you and also to your husband and Michael. We are so happy to have you as part of our Notre Dame family. May Mother Theresa bless you "grandemente."
Sister Linda Stilling, SSND '64
Welcome to your new home, and may you forever be blessed and guided by the spirit of Notre Dame. Blessings be upon you, madame President Yam. Once again . . . Welcome home! It's nice to have you in the family!
Gerard Gibault W'01
Dr. Yam: Welcome to Notre Dame of Maryland University. The announcement of your appointment as the 14th President of Notre Dame was a joyful day in our history. Thank you for joining our community. As President, I am confident that you will passionately guide the University forward with skilled leadership and innovation, while embracing the School’s rich tradition of excellence in education and commitment to women and leadership. Particularly, I am impressed with your thoughtful precision to details, your vast knowledge and expertise in higher education and especially your gentle, kind demeanor. Under your leadership, I am convinced of a bright future for Notre Dame University of Maryland. Best wishes for your Presidency.
Katherine Shamer '82, M'06
Welcome to our campus, Dr. Yam! We are so very excited that you have chosen to become a part of our Notre Dame family! I hope you and your family enjoy living in Baltimore and experiencing all of the amazing cultural experiences of this great city. May God continue to bless you and guide you as you guide our campus towards greatness.
Candace Sumner '04
I'm so glad you said "yes"! I look forward to working with you to move Notre Dame forward. Please never hesitate to call on me. You have my full support.
Sister Sharon Kanis, SSND '72, Professor and Chair, Religious Studies department
Welcome to Notre Dame, Dr. Yam! This next chapter will be such an exciting one for the entire Notre Dame family. Welcome to the joys and service to others that this wonderful university, its students and its alumnae share with the world and with each other.
Elizabeth Brescia M'12
On behalf of the Morrissy Honors Program, we welcome you to Notre Dame! The Morrissy students and I look forward to many years of working with you to forward the mission of this great institution.
Jeana DelRosso, Professor, English department, and Director, Morrissy Honors Program
Welcome to the fearless and faithful Notre Dame community! We’re excited to work with you to continue the Notre Dame tradition of transforming the world through education and look forward to the innovation that your leadership will bring. We are thankful that “you are sent” to join us in the mission started by the School Sisters of Notre Dame on this beautiful Baltimore campus over 119 years ago. Congratulations on your appointment as Notre Dame of Maryland University's 14th President.
Sibyl Snow '06, 'M13, Graduate Academic Advisor
Welcome, Dr. Yam, to Notre Dame! I hope you come to love Notre Dame as much as I do, through its mission and vision. As I prepare to defend my PhD at another area institution, it is my Notre Dame education that is my foundation. Notre Dame has provided me the skills to be an independent learner and a critical thinker, work in interdisciplinary teams and always think, “How will this affect others?” Good luck and best wishes.
Michelle Campbell ’01
Welcome to NDMU, Dr. Yam! What an exciting past few years this has been for the Notre Dame community. I am looking forward to many more good things to come for our students and alumnae.
Kristi Fogle Halford ’01