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Power Hour Plus: Networking Series 2014–15

In this dynamic job market, it’s important to stand out. To help Notre Dame graduates achieve career success, the Networking Committee of the Alumnae and Alumni Association has created the Power Hour Plus series — networking events, just-for-fun activities and professional and personal development workshops conducted by engaging, knowledgeable speakers. Events are offered in the evening and on weekends throughout the academic year.

Caring for Caregivers: A panel discussion featuring industry experts

Caring for a loved one can be challenging and at times—overwhelming. A panel of caregiving experts will offer advice and answer questions for family caregivers. Our panel includes:

                    Michelle Bruns, Manager of the Baltimore County Department of Aging Caregivers Program

                    Sue Collins, Hospice Nurse and Co-Author of the book OK, Now What? – A Caregivers Guide to What Matters

                    Ellen Platt, Geriatric Care Manager, The Option Group/Senior Management Options

                    Ilene Rosenthal, Program Director-Alzheimer’s Association

                    Moderated by Connie Matsumoto W'94, Owner, Pabrique Interior Design and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist


Saturday, January 24, 2015
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Doyle Formal Lounge
Free and open to the public

Snow date: Saturday, February 7 

A resource fair and afternoon tea reception will immediately follow the panel discussion.

Register below.  For more information, contact Megan Lentz, 410-532-5542 or mlentz@ndm.edu.

Register here for Caring for Caregivers!

Center Club Breakfast with Debbie Phelps
debbie phelpsThe Alumnae and Alumni Association's Networking and Leadership Committee invites you to a special breakfast event at the Center Club in downtown Baltimore. Our second annual Women in Leadership Breakfast will feature keynote speaker Debbie Phelps, NDMU trustee,  educator, community leader and Olympian mother. She will offer insights into her current role as the Director of the Baltimore County Public Schools Education Foundation and the importance of her extensive community and charity involvement, and touch on her experiences as mom to an Olympic athlete.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
8 to 9:30 a.m.

Center Club
100 Light St. #16
Baltimore, MD

$35 per person.

Register Here for Center Club Breakfast!


An Evening with Gerry Sandusky 

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Thank you to all who were able to attend the lecture and book signing by Gerry Sandusky, Voice of the Ravens, on October 1. The lecture on the writing process and the stories behind the book - Forgotten Sundays: A Son's Story of Life, Loss, and Love from the Sidelines of the NFL - was insightful. 

Mingle, Mingle

On Wednesday, October 15, Carol Haislip from the International School of Protocol gave a useful and informational lecture on appropriate conversation topics for social gatherings, tips for overcoming “mingle-phobia” and how to:

  • successfully enter a room, join groups and initiate conversations
  • make a great first impression through a proper handshake, eye contact, introductions and appropriate nonverbal communication
  • be interested — and interesting! — in conversation
  • master the art of a graceful escape

New York City Bus Tripnyc bus

For the second year in a row, the Networking Committee of the Alumnae and Alumni Association hosted a bus trip to New York City for Notre Dame alums and friends. If you missed it this year, mark your calendars for next year and plan to join us!