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Alum

Micah Castello

Developing My Voice as a Journalist

Alum, NDMU Class of 2018
English, Communication Arts
Notre Dame helped me discover my passion for storytelling through the writing courses I have taken…My experience at NDMU has not only helped me sharpen my writing and communication skills but it has given me the confidence boost I needed to believe in my ability to tell stories. I look forward to traveling to new places, meeting interesting people, feeling the adrenaline rush of a buzzing newsroom, and developing my voice as a journalist. What’s Next for Micah: Graduate Newspaper Fellow in the MA in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School
Rochelle Thompson
Student

Rochelle Thompson

Exemplary Student Leadership

Student, NDMU Class of 2022
English, Political Science
An outstanding Notre Dame of Maryland University student leader was recognized for her community involvement with the prestigious Newman Civic Fellowship by Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities working to advance the public purposes of higher education. “It is a great honor to be a part of so many communities and use my voice to promote change on a local and national level while advocating for those whose voices are silenced or ignored,” said Thompson. "My commitment to leadership is demonstrated through my acts of service, love, and compassion."
Katherine Martinez Argueta
Alum

Katherine Martinez Argueta

Improved Self-Esteem

Alum, NDMU Class of 2020
English, Spanish
Before coming to Notre Dame, I knew I had potential, but I was lacking the confidence to go after what I wanted. In every course here, my instructors challenged me to get better and better. By the time I graduated, my self-esteem improved a lot, and I think that is one of the most valuable things I gained from NDMU.
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Alum

Molly Wolanski

Video Killed the Radio Star (So We Brought It Back)

Alum, NDMU Class of 2018
Communication Arts
Molly Wolanski ’18, a history major/communication arts minor, is leading a technological retro-revolution, letting the student population know that radio silence is officially over for Notre Dame of Maryland University.
As the student head of the reinstated station, Wolanski believes “that people who are passionate about radio need to get involved and support their local independent stations. At Notre Dame, anyone can create a show about anything and we love to see the creativity people come up with.”​