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Busta Lecture – May 2 Real Health Care Reform: What Will It Take Back to Top

The Busta steering committee is very pleased to announce that Patricia M.C. Brown, President of Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC and Notre Dame trustee has accepted our invitation to be the 2012 guest lecturer for the Charles J. Busta III Lecture in Business.

As an expert on health care issues, Ms. Brown is the perfect choice to share her thoughts on leadership at this moment in history when the Supreme Court is deciding the fate of the health care reform act. The "business" of healthcare should be of interest to a wide variety of our students and constituents, indeed the community at large. Ms. Brown is on the front line of decisions in health care that will affect us all for years to come and her unique perspective as a women leader in this field should be fascinating.

6 p.m. Networking Event and Reception in Doyle Formal Lounge
7 p.m. Lecture (Knott Auditorium)
To register, click here


The Celebration Continues – May 4th Back to Top

If you were not able to attend the Blue and White Ball, please mark your calendars to join us for the May 4th campus tribute to Mary Pat. This more informal gathering will give our alums, faculty, staff and students the opportunity to gather in celebration of President Seurkamp’s 15 years of leadership. A picnic style celebration on Doyle lawn, beginning at 3:30 p.m., will feature great food, games and of course, some surprises!

12:15 p.m. Mass in the Marikle Chapel 

Doyle/Noyes House Lawn (rain site: Doyle Dining Room):
3:30 p.m. Community Gathering  
4 p.m. Cash bar, games on the lawn (with prizes!) 
4:30 p.m. BBQ Picnic begins 5 p.m. Alum & Student Tribute, Community Choir & More
Register here


Legacy Giving Back to Top

Montrose is a name that has had special significance at Notre Dame of Maryland for more than 150 years. The Montrose Society includes graduate and friends who are providing long-term support for Notre Dame. You can make a difference! Visit the website to learn more about how easily you can build a lasting legacy for Notre Dame.


Countdown to Reunion 2012 Back to Top

Mark your calendar for Reunion 2012: September 21–23. We are celebrating with graduates from class years ending in two and seven and there are still openings for class representatives.

If you want to help plan the celebration for your class, please contact the office of alumnae relations at 410-532-5542 or ndmalum@ndm.edu.


Nominate a Graduate Back to Top

Help the Alumnae and Alumni Association recognize the achievements of graduates from all programs by nominating someone for an award. While striving for intellectual and professional excellence, nominees must also demonstrate the true meaning of Notre Dame’s mission through their personal and professional accomplishments, serve the greater community and promote social responsibility.

How do you nominate? Email ndmalum@ndm.edu with the contact information of the nominee and a paragraph specifying for which award you are nominating them and why. The nomination period ends on June 11, 2012.

Elizabeth P. Hoisington '40 Distinguished Alumna Award
This award is presented to a graduate who, through achievements in career and/or community service, embodies the principles of Notre Dame of Maryland University. Eligible alumnae must have graduated no fewer than five years ago, hold achievements in her career and/or community and have demonstrated loyalty to the University.

Service to Society Award
This award is presented to a graduate who best exemplifies the ideals of Notre Dame of Maryland by creating positive and effective social change in the community, nation or world. All graduates are eligible.

Regina Russo Hammel ’41 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award
This award is presented to a graduate who has exhibited outstanding professional achievement and/or contributions to community life in ten years or less since graduation. The recipient must also have demonstrated loyalty to the University.


Alums Gather in Boston and New York Back to Top

Over 40 alums gathered in Boston and in New York to toast President Seurkamp and learn of all the happenings at Notre Dame. We are very grateful to Pat Hillman ’69 and Colette Bennett ’93 for hosting us in their respective cities. Their hospitality was deeply appreciated by all who attended.


Job Opportunity for the Perfect Alum! Back to Top

There is a full time position available for an Administrator at our ten acre campus at Villa Assumpta in Baltimore. This residence is home to about 60 School Sisters of Notre Dame and is the location for the offices of the Provincial Council and some staff of the Atlantic Midwest Province. The Administrator of the Villa also interfaces with the Maria Health Care Center Administrator especially relative to shared services.

The Administrator is responsible for the overall day to day operations at the Villa. Must have a minimum of three to five years experience in managing a campus and/or residence. Requirements also include proficiency in team leadership, interpersonal skills and financial management. All work is carried out in a way that reflects and integrates the mission, values and traditions of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Interested applicants, fax resume to: 410-372-0215 or call: Liz Klein, HR Director 410-377-7774 ext. 1141


Join the Networking Committee Back to Top

Notre Dame graduates are actively planning a variety of networking events for the upcoming year. The purpose of this coalition is to provide opportunities for professional and social networking and collaborations among alumnae and alumni. Help shape the future direction of this initiative by attending the next Networking Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Noyes House. If you are interested, contact us at ndmalum@ndm.edu or 410-532-3184.


Do you want to network with fellow alums? Tell us how! Back to Top

Top tier universities have long known the value of strong alumni networks and our Networking Committee is hard at work to strengthen the opportunities for Notre Dame alums to connect and create their own special relationships with each other. We want to know what you think! Share your thoughts with us by completing this simple survey by May 4.


Attention English teachers! Back to Top

Increase your earning power and advance your career with Notre Dame’s Master of Arts in English Literature program. In this part-time program, courses meet once a week, on the same day and at the same time throughout the program (except summers, when they meet twice a week), so it’s easy to plan your work and life responsibilities around obtaining your degree. Students may also transfer in up to two graduate seminars from another accredited English graduate program. Tuition may be covered or discounted by some school systems. The program is also excellent preparation for those seeking a Ph.D. For more details, contact admiss@ndm.edu or 410-532-5330.


Save the Date – Holiday Bazaar – December 1 Back to Top

The 2012 Holiday Bazaar will be even bigger and better this year. With over 45 vendors, your holiday shopping won’t be complete until you join us on campus, Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in MBK Gymnasium.


Holiday Bazaar – Seeking New Committee Members Back to Top

The Weekend College chapter of the Alumnae and Alumni Association, host of the very successful annual December holiday bazaar, is seeking new volunteers and committee members. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent to support this initiative, contact the office of alumnae and alumni relations at ndmalum@ndm.edu. There will be a meeting on Tuesday, August 28 at 6 p.m. in Noyes House to discuss ways you can be involved. Consider joining this fun committee at whatever level of time commitment that fits your busy life. Even if you only have a few hours to offer, your support will be welcomed. And you don’t have to be a Weekend College alum to join! All alums are invited to attend.


Notre Dame of Maryland University Concert Choir: Celebrating Spring Back to Top

Sunday, May 6, 2 p.m.
Marikle Chapel
Join us in a musical celebration of spring as Stephen Holmes directs the Concert Choir in their annual spring concert. The Concert Choir has performed with the University of Virginia and the University of Delaware’s Men’s Choruses, as well as the Chorus of the United States Naval Academy.


Did you know that we have a daily Mass in Marikle Chapel? Back to Top

All alums are invited to attend mass at Notre Dame, held weekdays at 12:15 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m.


Notable Graduate - Christina O’Neill ’93 Back to Top

Congratulations to Christina O’Neill ’93 of Bel Air Middle School who was named 2012 Harford County Teacher of the Year. Ms. O'Neill, a sixth grade language arts teacher, was chosen from the more than 3,200 teachers in the county for the prestigious title. Ms. O’Neill was described as someone with "a true passion for teaching that is evident inside and outside of the classroom."

In a note of thanks to Sister Sharon Slear and Dr. Mike Storey, Christina comments “The education I received at Notre Dame prepared me for leadership in teaching. I credit my training in English and Secondary Education from Notre Dame for the years of successful teaching and learning in my life. I could not accept this honor without sharing the credit with you. Thank you for all that you do to give women a voice in all careers and for giving me a belief in myself and my contributions to this world.”

We offer our sincere congratulations for this very significant honor!


License Plates Back to Top

The Notre Dame of Maryland University license place, a $40 purchase, supports the University with proceeds benefitting the NDMU Annual Fund. Tag sales also count as donations, boosting the University's academic rankings. Visit here for more information


England, Wales and Ireland May 28, 2012 through June 8, 2012 Back to Top

During this ten day excursion you will learn about the world’s oldest national health care system which also remains a leader in health promotion and preventative medicine. Cost is $3,750 and is inclusive of all but meals (breakfast is included) and gratuities. A side trip of Irish nightlife can be added for an additional $69. E-mail bfriend@ndm.edu for more information. All students, alumnae, and friends are welcome.


In Memoriam Back to Top

Elizabeth J. Dugan ’39
Levelle G. Smith ‘54
Christine Healy Monaco ’65


In the News Back to Top

Notre Dame’s Blue and White Ball raised $1 million in honor of retiring President Mary Pat Seurkamp. Proceeds will benefit the Seurkamp Fund for Academic Excellence, the first endowed scholarship program of the University era at Notre Dame. 

Notre Dame teachers are being recognized for excellence locally and on the national stage. Amy Gibson '71 of Huntingtown High School is one of 10 recipients of the prestigious 2012 John F. Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards and Jennifer Raley M'02, first-grade teacher at St. Michael’s School in Ridge, Md., was honored with the Golden Apple award from the Archdiocese of Washington, which recognizes excellence among Catholic school teachers. And, for the third year in a row Harford County’s Teacher of the Year is a Notre Dame graduate—Christina O'Neill '93.

The work of alumna Claudia DeMonte '69, on view at New York's June Kelly Gallery, was reviewed in Art Daily

The Catholic Review featured School of Education staffer Christopher Rhodovi, who in addition to his full-time duties is also an opera singer and cantor at Baltimore area churches. 

The Catholic Review also profiled alumna and art teacher Susann Nichols '55 who so inspired her student and fellow NDMU alumna Ann Walker '87, that they are now colleagues in the art department at Notre Dame Preparatory School. 

Paul Sturm, associate faculty in the Non-Profit Management program, profiled the EnergyReady Program, a green job training program operated by Baltimore Civic Works’ Center for Green Careers for BMoreMedia

The Hagerstown Herald-Mail visited retired teacher Mary Corda Mullenix, SSND '57, who at 85, continues to volunteer at the REACH Day Resource Center in Hagerstown, Md.