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Partners In Mission

Partners in Mission is more than a celebration of service anniversaries – it is an event that connects us with the vision of our founders, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame of Maryland University’s mission, and the women and men who make our mission a reality – our faculty and staff.

This event is titled Partners in Mission for a reason – for a mission is merely a collection of words if it lacks believers and partners to carry it forward. We are fortunate to have believers and partners on this campus, and at this event, we honor them for their work on behalf of our mission.

Along with recognizing service anniversaries, Partners in Mission day integrates the feast day honoring the foundress of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger. The spirit of Blessed Theresa and the educational vision of the School Sisters of Notre Dame permeate the history and tradition of the University. Our campus community is inspired by the conviction that the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. So as we gather together for this event, we honor Blessed Theresa and celebrate the gifts and accomplishments of our Partners in Mission – women and men, lay and religious, who live out the SSND values and the NDMU mission, who are observing significant service anniversaries.

Inspired by the School Sisters, we “trust and dare,” pursue unity, seek truth and educate to transform the world.   We ask our campus community to look inward and consider these questions: What does it mean to be a partner in mission? What does it mean to live our mission each day, every day on this campus?  And now we ask you, dear reader, what are your answers to those questions?

2016 Celebrants

30 Years

Frederick Mary Maisel, SSND

Margaret Sullivan

35 Years

Stephen Vicchio


Susan Barber

20 Years

Brian Berry


Angela Sherman



Terri Arnove

15 Years

Jeana DelRosso



Anita Ford


Cecelia Crowell

Danea Farley

Kim Hayes

10 Years

Jim Mitchell

Jeff Munchel

Mary O'Connor

Mary Priebe


Jeanette Quinn

Carol Rabin

Kyongil Yoon



Mary Ellen Ashton

Raphael Batts

Janice Brennan

Deborah Brophy

Leon Carter

Darcy Conant

Erin DaSilva

Michelle Evans

5 Years

Joseph Faura

Andrea Gauld

Christina Gilbert

Elizabeth Jones

Robert Jones

Shawna Kessler

Helen Kucey

Linda Kuehn

Geri Larsen


Diamond McCready

Theresa Peddicord

Jennifer Pohler

Crystal Robertson

Stephanie Savick

Elizabeth Scott

Lynnea Scurry

Jacob Young