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President Seurkamp Honored by Loyola University

May 20, 2012

Notre Dame of Maryland University President Mary Pat Seurkamp was awarded Loyola University Maryland’s John Henry Newman medal for outstanding contributions to Catholic education at the school’s commencement exercises on May 19. Loyola University President Brian F. Linnane, S.J. presented President Seurkamp with the honor.

Image Caption: Fr. Brian Linnane (center) with commencement honorees (L-R): St. Ignatius Loyola Academy representative, Rev. John M. Dennis, Mary Pat Seurkamp and Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J. (Photo courtesy of Loyola University Maryland)

"With her extraordinary vision and passion for education —especially the education of women — Dr. Seurkamp has expanded Notre Dame’s reputation far beyond Maryland," read the citation. "She has also served as a resolute advocate for the benefits of women’s colleges, speaking out, passionately and convincingly, on how young women thrive in that distinctive educational environment. Even as Notre Dame has expanded its academic programs for both women and men, Dr. Seurkamp has ensured that the university has remained true to the mission set by its founders, the education of women as leaders to transform the world."

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University, founded as a Catholic liberal arts college in 1895 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, educates nearly 3,000 women and men enrolled in degree and certificate programs at its main campus in north Baltimore and at satellite centers in Maryland. The University encompasses a distinguished Women’s College, the first Catholic institution of its kind in America; a College of Adult Undergraduate Studies; a College of Graduate Studies, and an English language Institute, and includes Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing and Pharmacy. Rich in tradition, Notre Dame provides students with opportunities in research, study abroad and service to the global community. Visit www.ndm.edu.