Serving Her Country: NDMU Nursing Grad to Join Army After Completing ROTC Program
Oumou Sall ’22 was already prepared to enter into a career of service, determining in high school that she wanted to work as a nurse. During her second year at Notre Dame of Maryland University, she took that service commitment to a new level with the decision to enroll in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program hosted at the neighboring campus of Loyola University Maryland.
After graduating from both programs and passing her NCLEX nursing licensing exam this summer, Sall will soon be heading to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, for three months of medical service training. She was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant for the United States Army at an ROTC graduate ceremony in May.
Recent Art Graduate Featured on Oprah Daily Website
Khamaree Owens, a 2020 graduate who majored in art at NDMU, recently had her photography featured on Oprah Daily, a website founded by Oprah Winfrey which reaches an estimated 5.2 million unique viewers monthly.
Owens had three photos, including the cover image, highlighted for a story in which members of the LGBTQ+ community shared their thoughts on Pride Month.
School of Education Awarded $400K Grant to Improve Digital Instruction On and Off Campus
NDMU’s School of Education was recently awarded a grant of over $400,000 through the Maryland Emergency Education Relief (MEER) program to increase access to quality digital instruction at a Baltimore public school, further strengthening a partnership between the two groups which began over 10 years ago.
The Excellence in Remote Instruction Support and Engagement (e-RISE II) project will help Notre Dame provide a variety of technical support to John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School, which has been a part of NDMU’s Professional Development School Partnership Network since 2010. Funding from the grant will also support the creation of a new Global Technology Classroom on campus to allow for live streamed professional development opportunities.
Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship Boosts Career Opportunities for Pharmacy Students
When Dr. Kofi Andoh D'21 first heard about the School of Pharmacy’s new Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship offering, he knew that the additional coursework could support his long-term goal to become a leader in the industry. A year after graduating from NDMU, the former national vice president of SNPhA is already an interim pharmacy manager at East Madison Hospital as he completes his residency at UW Health.
Dr. Andoh is just one of many pharmacy students who have benefited from the certificate, which was first offered during the 2018-19 academic year.
NDMU History Book Wins Prestigious Award
A book detailing NDMU’s first 100 years won the 2022 Distinguished Book Award at the Conference on the History of Women Religious this summer.
Pursuing Truth: How Gender Shaped Catholic Education at the College of Notre Dame by Sister Mary Oates depicts the perseverance of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) foundresses to establish the nation’s first Catholic college to award women a four-year degree. Published in March 2021 by Cornell University Press, the meticulously researched book examines the University’s rich heritage and SSND legacy.
MATESOL Alum Selected for U.S. Department of State Fellowship Teaching English Abroad
The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Caroline Purcell, a 2009 graduate of NDMU’s Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL) program, for a 10-month fellowship project teaching English and developing curricula in Palestine at An-Najah National University (ANNU). Purcell is one of only 200 U.S. citizens selected for the 2022-2023 English Language Fellow Program, with fellow alum Mary Burch Harmon '93 also included among those chosen.
Purcell, who currently works as a program coordinator and English as a Second Language instructor at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, has taught English to speakers of other languages for over 15 years.
Registration Open for Renaissance Institute Fall Course Offerings
NDMU's Renaissance Institute returns to campus on Tuesday, September 6 with an array of over 50 classes available both on-campus and via Zoom.
Located in the Feeley International Center, the Institute welcomes new and returning members over age 50 to join this vibrant lifelong learning community. Do you have a family member or older adult friend who enjoys intellectual stimulation and social camaraderie in a welcoming atmosphere? Invite them to see course offerings and the fall schedule. Come for the learning, stay for the friendships!
New Exhibition on Display at Gormley Gallery Beginning September 6
Gormley Gallery is pleased to present Suzy Kopf: Orange Crush, on view from September 6 through October 7, 2022. Orange Crush examines the impact of the American citrus industry from its origins in the late 19th century through the mid-20th century. Through advertising, Americans were coached to associate oranges not just with health and wellness but also leisure, vacation, and the promise of paradise. This exhibition explores how citriculture, and the orange specifically, has become embedded in the U.S.’s cultural identity, despite its problematic labor practices and catastrophic environmental impact. Please join us for an artist's reception on Saturday, September 17, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, and for a gallery talk on Friday, September 23, at 11:00 am. Gormley Gallery is located on the second floor of Fourier Hall.