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February 6, 2018
2:00 p.m. in Doyle Formal
Notre Dame Day History
The first record of Notre Dame Day is in the handwriting of Mary Meletia Foley, SSND, and is dated March 25, 1901. It tells of a celebration highlighting the double dedication inherent in our name, which honors Notre Dame, Our Lady, and Maryland, our state. Happily, the two converge on one date: March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Angel to Mary, and Maryland Day, the day colonists came to St. Mary’s.
Thereafter, the day was observed intermittently, but a general pattern remained. In 1953, it became a structured experience in liberal arts education. Faculty and students participated in across-the-curriculum classes that placed Mary in the historical and theological context of her time and timelessness.
In 1968, the name changed from Annunciation Day to Notre Dame Day, and the focus of the classes broadened to include any choice of subject. This ended in 1971.
In 1989, the University revived the old custom. Today, Notre Dame Day is a time to celebrate our common purpose, to remember our rich heritage, and to recognize the achievements of the University community.
2018 Award Recipients
Distinguished Community Service Award: Bishop Denis J. Madden
Distinguished Staff Award: Michelle Evans, Director of Student Engagement and Community Programs
SSND Mission and Ministry Award: Marylou Yam, President
Service-Learning Faculty Advocate Award: Stephanie Savick, Professor, School of Education
Mary Anne O'Donnell Team Academic Achievement Award: 2016-17 Soccer Team with a cumulative team GPA of 3.547
Art- Sabine Hern-Nagle
Biology- Bhavya Bhardwaj & Renee Hajnik
Business & Economics- Serena Soutar
Chemistry- Victoria Oji
Communication Arts- Molly Wolanski
Criminology- Victoria Cox
Education- Madison Mildenberger
English- Courtney Strength
History/Political Science- Shannon Edwards
Mathematics- Chinwendu Nwokeabia
Modern Foreign Language- Gerriza Balmes
Nursing- Brenda Diazdelvalle
Philosophy- Robyn Githui
Physics- Sarah Hasnain
Psychology- Abigail Gaver
Fall 2017 Dean's List
Tram Anh Bui
Julia D Alessandro
Ciarese Guia Marie De Torres
Ashley Huerta Osores
Jessica Kasongo Kinu F'aila
Christine Anne Roa
Jin Hee Yi
2017 Award Recipients
Distinguished Staff Award: Mary Burch Harmon
SSND Mission and Ministry Award: Brian Berry
Service-Learning Faculty Advocate Award: Maria Mouratidis
Mary Anne O'Donnell Team Academic Achievement Award: 2015-16 Swim Team with a cumulative team GPA of 3.408
Many thanks to our Notre Dame Day 2018 Committee members for their assistance with planning this great traditional event!
Notre Dame Day 2018 Committee
Michelle Evans, Chair
S. Mary Kerber, SSND
Additional gratitude to members of Conference Services, Custodial Services, Facilities, and Dining Services for their assistance in Notre Dame Day 2018!