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My mother, Dr. Tracey Manning, was a Psychology professor at CND for decades.
I grew up on campus. Students babysat me. My sister and I loved walking through the tunnels between Doyle and Gibbons; they seemed delightfully spooky. We attended campus events like Sing Song and visited the library. I enjoyed meeting other staff and being known as “Dr. Manning’s daughter.”
I attended CND from 1987-1991 and threw myself into college life. I found it to be a nurturing community where I met wonderful friends. Classes challenged me to grow intellectually. The college was growing as well. I remember the first computer lab opening in Rice Hall and the construction of MBK. Both my mother and I have fond memories of our years at CND!
–Laura Manning Attridge ’91
In 2012, I served abroad in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I stayed with [the SSNDs] at Colegio Nossa Senhora das Dores and had [the] pleasure visit sisters’ house. I learned so much about NDM’s history and mission.
–Jussara Santos Kramer ’13, M’16
My college years, 1965-1969, were turbulent ones for America but relatively calm on campus until MLK’s assassination in 1968. The ensuing Baltimore riots motivated the release of our student body for an earlier than expected Easter break. We returned back to campus with a fuller understanding of civil rights, Vietnam war opposition, social justice and environmental threats. That was the breeding ground for my current activism on many issues.
But “kiddie lit” with Sr. Marie Xavier, theology classes with Father Mario, test tubes with Sr. Vincent, pinochle in the smoker at night, TGIF parties at Hopkins and phones in our rooms for the first time were still the norm. The “real world” awaited us as we experienced the calm of campus in the late ‘60s. Fifty years later, I can appreciate that.
–Mary Ann Cloud Moxon ’69
Dr. Regina Soria was head of the Modern Language Department and professor of Italian during my days at NDMU. I fell in love with Italy thanks to her weaving of grammar, vocabulary, and verb conjugations with Puccini arias, slide shows of Renaissance art, and cooking classes at her home. I think of her whenever I set foot in Italy, which is now my second home. Grazie mille, Professoressa Soria!!
–Sallie Mullen ’68
A cherished memory is NDMU’s support of student activism. In the late-fall of 2006, I was permitted to use the school’s van to drive members of the Black Student Union to DC to join other students from colleges near and far in a rally outside of the Supreme Court to urge them to rule against segregation in schools, which would reverse the historical ruling for integration, Brown vs. Board of Education. This moment jump started my passion and career in advocacy for vulnerable communities.
–Irnande Altema, Esq. ’07
There are so many memories surrounding my continued Notre Dame experience. I fondly recall that Dr. Angela Sherman was one of my first professors—she taught a first-year course that introduced me to college life. Throughout that course and in following years, she guided and embraced my development and truly influenced my career path as a researcher. What a mentor! I look forward to seeing her when I’m on campus. The bond created many years ago is still alive and well. Thank you, Dr. Sherman!
–Victoria Meadows ’15