The University will honor all students who have completed their degree requirements in August 2012, December 2012 or May 2013 at Commencement on Saturday, May 25, 2013, beginning with the processional at 9:30 a.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center. All students will be hooded as part of the Commencement ceremony.
Commencement 2013 Speaker Announced!
Award-winning journalist and author Kathleen Koch will speak at Notre Dame of Maryland University’s 2013 Commencement on Saturday, May 25 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Throughout her career, she has used her gifts to speak truth to power, bear witness to suffering and incite good people into action. In upholding the highest ideals of her profession and her deep commitment to serving the community, she is an outstanding role model for our graduates.
Ms. Koch is the author of Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered. For more than 18 years she served as CNN general assignment correspondent, covering especially aviation, the White House, Capitol Hill and the Pentagon. Her two documentaries on the recovery of her hometown in Mississippi from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina—Saving My Town: The Fight for Bay St. Louis and The Town That Fought Back—garnered her a New York Festivals Gold Medal. She also shared a Peabody Award for CNN’s coverage of Katrina. She won another New York Festivals Gold Medal and a bronze medal from the New York Association of Black Journalists for a CNN report that uncovered the murder of a young inmate by prison guards. She has also won several other national and regional awards for her work. Before joining CNN, Ms. Koch was a general assignment reporter covering Washington, D.C. for multiple news organizations.
Ms. Koch was a Rotary Foundation International Graduate Scholar at the University of Dijon in Dijon, France. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi and serves on the university’s School of Mass Communications and Journalism Advisory Board. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters.
We look forward to welcoming Ms. Koch as part of the great celebration that is our Commencement exercises!
Commencement 2013 Student Speaker - Accepting Nominations Now!
We are currently accepting nominations for the Commencement 2013 Student Speaker. Please complete the nomination form and submit it electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 1.
Cathedral of Mary, Our Queen
5200 North Charles Street
Baltimore Convention Center,
Friday, May 24, 2013
Line up at 1:30 p.m.
Processional at 1:50 p.m.
Mass at 2 p.m.
For all graduates and guests
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Check-in at 8:15 a.m. in Ballroom West Lobby
Processional at 9:30 a.m.
Ceremony at 10 a.m.
Guests should arrive prior to the processional
|April 15th||Final date to submit additional ticket request via online form|
|April 26th||Final date to register to participate in Commencement week events and ceremony via online form. All graduates MUST RSVP to attend the Commencement ceremony.|
May 1st through May 10th, Noon to Midnight
Tickets available for pick-up at the Student Life Information Center (SLIC) Desk in Doyle Hall. Those tickets not picked up by midnight on May 10th will be reallocated to fulfill additional ticket requests.