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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?


2015 Celebrants

Jubilarians – 60 Years

                            Paulette Doyas, SSND                      Eileen O’Dea, SSND

25 Years

Deborah Calhoun

Domenico Firmani

30 Years

Sharon Bogdan

Deborah Johnson

Eileen O’Dea, SSND

35 Years

Debra Franklin


Nancy Carroll

20 Years

Janice Green


Peter Hoffman


Linda Cain

Cleo Margetas

15 Years

Barbara Mento

Barbara Morris


Joann Southerly

Tony Tannous


Angela Baumler

David Carter

Barbara Friend

Michael Hardy

10 Years

Kyle Hopson

Leatha Moulden

Laura Reames



Jonathan Sippel

Bogda Soltys

Linda Stilling, SSND

Mona Weber


Candace Caraco

Brien Carter

Curtis Chaney

Kia Coady

Christine De Vinne, OSU

5 Years

Jaclyn DiMaggio

Arlene Lawson

Lisa Levin

Linda McNeil

Steven Meconi

John Myers, Jr.


Sharon Park

Emilia Poiter

Ryan Schaaf

Simone Weiner

Stacey Williams