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College of Notre Dame Alumnae Association Presents “My Odyssey: Ghana to IND” Reflections of Kathleen Feeley, SSND

March 2, 2011

Kathleen Feeley, SSND, former president of College of Notre Dame of Maryland and current interim president of the Institute of Notre Dame, will share reflections on her career in service in “My Odyssey: Ghana to IND,” on Wednesday, April 27, at College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

The evening, sponsored by the College’s Continuing Education Alumnae Chapter, begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the program and discussion at 7 p.m. The event takes place in Doyle Formal Lounge in Doyle Hall.

A well-known and respected figure in the Baltimore community, Sister Kathleen served as president of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland for 21 years—a period of significant innovation and growth. At an age when many would consider retirement, Sister Kathleen was missioned in Sunyani, Ghana as a professor at the Catholic University of Ghana and a teacher of young religious in various congregations. In 2010, she was called home to Baltimore, to serve as interim president of the Institute of Notre Dame.

Sister Kathleen’s talk will focus on her experiences in Africa, providing a snapshot of how the poor live in that region of the world. In Ghana, she met a remarkable young university student and helped him write his autobiography. The book, “Francis: An African Story,” is a tale of strength and determination in the face of tremendous odds. “It is a story that will break your heart and heal it at the same time,” says Sister Kathleen. 

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Sister Kathleen will also share insights from her summer in Southern Sudan—a time of tumult and optimism, as the region moved toward an historic vote for independence in January 2011. 

The cost of the event is $35 per person for dinner and the program, or $15 for the program only. For more information or to register, please call 410-532-5542 or e-mail ndmalum@ndm.edu.

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