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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?


2014 Celebrants

Jubilarians – 50 Years

Carmen D’Adamio, SSND                                          Sharon Kanis, SSND 

40 Years

Kristine Kirk

35 Years

Helen Burkins

30 Years

Alison Dray-Novey 


Darron Anderson

Janice Bonner

25 Years

William Davis


Melissa Falen

Sharon Kanis, SSND 


Mary Alice Adams

Alfred D’Agostino

20 Years

Warren Szelistowski



Neale Watson

Paul Weldon


Mary Fanning, RSM

Clarissa Hobbs

Betty Kansler

15 Years

Philip Malbrough

Maeve O’Donovan 


Barbara Paul

Joan Sattler

Varvara Sheliga


Stacey Aisquith

Ed Boston

Dawn Bradshaw

Gayle Gillespie

10 Years

Diane MacKenzie

Jocelyn McKeon

Desiree Melton


Stacey Peterson

Paula Simon

Mary Roy Weiss, SSND

Charles Wilson 


Payal Agarwal

Kwadwo Amankwa

Gilda Anroman

Lawrence Beyer

Paulo Carvalho

 Asish Dutta

5 Years

Erin Foley

Torrance Hines

Crissa Holder Smith

Melissa Lees

Yan-Hua Li

Roxanne Moran



Maria Mouratidis

Lisa Pallett

Christopher Rhodovi

Catherine Sarther, SSND

Angela Simmons

Angela Snyder