June 8, 2023
NDMU Celebrates the Class of 2023
2023 NDMU graduates

Congratulations to the entire Notre Dame of Maryland University Class of 2023! Our latest graduating class was honored downtown at the Baltimore Convention Center on Wednesday, May 24. A full collection of photos and video from the ceremony is available at the link below.

2023 Commencement Photos + Video


Dr. Marylou Yam
President Marylou Yam Elected to National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Board

NDMU President Marylou Yam has been elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), representing the nation’s 1,700 private, nonprofit higher education institutions.

Dr. Yam will begin her three-year term on July 1 as the board member for Region II, which includes Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. A visionary leader with a commitment to innovation and service, Dr. Yam has served as NDMU’s 14th president since 2014.

Dr. James Culhane
Student Success Champion Named 2023 Mullan Distinguished Teacher

An NDMU pharmacy professor focused on ensuring student success was named the 2023-24 Mullan Distinguished Teacher, the University’s highest faculty honor.

Dr. James Culhane joined NDMU as a professor and founding chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2008, when the School of Pharmacy was first established. In 2019, he was appointed as assistant dean of student academic success programs.

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Education Professor Earns Statewide Award for Teaching Excellence

Ryan Schaaf

An NDMU School of Education professor earned a statewide award in recognition of his efforts promoting the effective use of technology in the classroom. Ryan Schaaf was selected as the inaugural Outstanding HigherEd Award winner by the Maryland Society for Educational Technology. The HigherEd Award is designed to recognize an outstanding full-time or part-time faculty member, dean, department chair, or president in the state of Maryland who supports the MSET’s mission of advancing excellence in teaching and leading with technology.

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NDMU Celebrates 2023 Partners in Mission Honorees

Partners in Mission honorees

NDMU's Partners in Mission ceremony, an annual event which recognizes faculty and staff members celebrating service anniversaries, was held in Marikle Chapel and Doyle Formal on Thursday, May 25. Congratulations to all members of the community who were honored for their continuing dedication to NDMU!

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Student/Faculty/Staff Updates

School of Arts, Sciences & Business

 Anne Henderson

Dr. Anne Henderson, associate professor and chair of NDMU's History/Political Science Department, was invited to speak at her 40th College Reunion at her alma mater, Harvard University, to discuss her work in the fields of global conflict resolution and peacebuilding. The talk focused on her participation in US- and UN-sponsored interventions in Africa, the Middle East, and the Balkans, and on how she uses her experiences in humanitarian intervention missions to inform her teaching. Dr. Henderson highlighted the NDMU mission and how it prepare students for global leadership; she used the example of a recent first-generation NDMU alum (Christina Newton '18) who recently completed a graduate degree at Harvard.

School of Education

 Kristine Larson in India

Dr. Kristine Larson, assistant professor in the School of Education, recently represented NDMU in India for an extended trip highlighting the University’s new International Teacher Education Partnership Program. Dr. Larson, pictured third from right in the front row at Banaras Hindu University, spent time at several schools recruiting students for the ITEP program. The initiative is designed to provide international students with an opportunity to travel to the United States to earn a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or certification credits.

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An SOE award recipient

Congratulations to all students and faculty who were recognized at the School of Education's 2022-23 Graduate Awards Dinner in Doyle Hall! A full photo gallery from the evening is available on NDMU's Flickr page.

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 Michele Schuler

Congratulations to Michele Schuler, a PhD student in the School of Education and current teacher in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, on receiving the Mildred Murray Memorial Recruitment Grant from the Xi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary society for women educators. The grant is awarded to women who are studying to become teachers, who are gaining recertification, or who are working towards an advanced degree in the field of education. Schuler is in the proposal stage of her doctoral work, with an anticipated graduation date within the next two years. Her research focus is on teacher voice as it relates to equity initiatives in Maryland public schools. Schuler's dissertation committee includes Dr. Stephanie Savick, Dr. Rachel Durham, and Dr. Maisha Gillins. 

School of Nursing

 BSN 2023 graduates

Congratulations to the latest graduates of NDMU's traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, who were celebrated during a pinning ceremony at Marikle Chapel on May 18! More photos from the ceremony are available on NDMU's Flickr page.

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School of Pharmacy

School of Pharmacy graduates

The School of Pharmacy celebrated its Class of 2023 at a pair of events prior to commencement. The 2023 Graduation Awards Banquet was held at The Grand Baltimore on May 19, while the Doctor of Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony took place in LeClerc Theatre on May 21. A gallery containing photos from both events is available on NDMU's Flickr page.

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Save the Dates

New Gator Registration Days

Wednesday, June 14 | Friday, June 23 | Thursday, June 29

NDMU Alums Go to Camden Yards

Saturday, July 15 | 5:35 p.m. | Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Join us at Camden Yards to watch the O's take on the Miami Marlins! Get together with family, friends, alumnae, and alumni to root for the home team. The Alumni Engagement Team is offering a discounted ticket price that includes a pre-game picnic that provides all you care to eat and drink, and reserved seats overlooking third base. Camden Yards will also be giving out an Orioles-themed soccer jersey before the game to the first 25,000 fans!

New Student Move-In Day

Friday, August 25 | All-Day

Academic Calendar

View the latest version of the Academic Calendar for 2023-24.

NDMU Events

Check out the NDMU Events calendar below for all upcoming events.