May 11, 2022
NDMU Students Recognized at Annual IMPRINT Celebration
A group photo of NDMU students who earned IMPRINT badges in 2021-22.

Several undergraduate students were highlighted for their participation in Notre Dame of Maryland University’s IMPRINT program during a celebratory event at Fourier Library last week.

Kelsey Bialozynski ’22, Eliza Davis ’25, Bethany Jessee ’25 and Erin White ’23 became the first four students to earn certificates in the program, which debuted last spring. They were also part of a group of 22 students who combined to earn over 90 badges during the academic year. IMPRINT is Notre Dame’s distinctive undergraduate Experience, designed to prepare students to lead in all aspects of their lives by building the confidence and courage needed to affect change.

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NDMU students working in a lab on campus
Henry Luce Foundation Funds Full-tuition STEM Scholarships for Two NDMU Students

The Henry Luce Foundation awarded NDMU $172,500 to support two full-tuition scholarships for women undergraduates in STEM for the next two years.

The Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in STEM will provide scholarships to cover tuition, fees, and books for two highly motivated undergraduate juniors, starting fall 2022 through spring 2024. NDMU’s Clare Boothe Luce Scholars will be selected based on their potential for success in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science, as well as financial need and leadership involvement.

Caroline Hall pictured from the road leading up to campus.
NDMU Named to 2022 Transfer Honor Roll

NDMU was named to the 2022 Transfer Honor Roll as one of the nation’s best colleges or universities in developing strong pathways for transfer students to succeed.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, an honor society for associate degree students, selected 171 four-year colleges and universities for this year’s Transfer Honor Roll by evaluating 40 key metrics, including college cost and financial aid, campus life, admission practices, and bachelor’s degree completion. The Transfer Honor Roll represents the top 25 percent of colleges and universities from that evaluation.

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Three Gators Receive Major Awards

From left to right: Kari-Lei Berry, Sara Morales and Cheri Morin

NDMU's lacrosse and softball programs were heavily represented in the CSAC's end-of-year awards, with three Gators taking home major accolades from the conference. Sara Morales (Defensive Player of the Year) and Kari-Lei Berry (Coach of the Year) were recognized from the lacrosse team, which went 5-1 in conference games and advanced to its third-straight CSAC championship game, while Cheri Morin was named Coach of the Year for softball after leading the Gators to an eight-game win improvement from last spring.

Morales and Jade Stewart added first team All-CSAC accolades, while Sarah Generoso, Averee Radonovich and Brooke Siebert were second team honorees. For softball, Maci Lopez earned first team All-CSAC honors, Jessie Leatherwood and Bethani Newbold were second team selections and Ciarra Bockstie achieved honorable mention status.

Morrissy Honors Students Pitch Gaming Ideas to Industry Experts

A group photo of members of NDMU's Gaming and Society class

On Monday, May 9, associate professor Ryan Schaaf and students in IDS 374 Gaming and Society participated in a capstone event at Noyes House. Zohra Ahmed, Arianna Clark, Jolisse Gray, Samantha Oyugi, Konstantina Vavaroutsos, and Ruth Nicola presented their projects to gaming industry experts Shannon Bishop, director at PBS Kids Digital, and Dr. Natasha Tonge, assistant professor of psychology in the School of Arts, Science, and Business.

Working in collaborative teams, the class presented game proposals and trailers in front of faculty and Morrissy Honors students. The projects demonstrated creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, and effective communication skills.

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A group photo of the new Sigma Tau Delta members 

On Thursday, April 21, five English majors and minors were inducted into Notre Dame's Alpha Alpha chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. The new members are April Boss, Paris Clinton, Jordan Cranford, Tahreem Haq, and Erika Smith. Congratulations to these students on their academic achievements!  

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Faculty Accomplishments


Dr. Jazmin Black, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences, presented “Genitourinary and Renal Considerations in the Older Adult” CE for Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist recertification at the American Society of Geriatric Pharmacists Bootcamp on March 17, 2022. She also presented “Role of Pharmacists in Fall Prevention on the “Lifting Up Fall Prevention Awareness Panel” at Senior Solutions Virtual Conference with the Baltimore County Department of Aging. April 6, 2022.

Dr. James Culhane, Assistant Dean for Student Success, presented  “Establishing Lecture-Based Learning Survival Skills in Med School” – StatMed Podcast. April 4, 2022

Dr. Lauren Haggerty, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences, served as moderator for the session “Legislation and Policies: How Can we Advocate for More Equitable Healthcare” at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Conference Annual Conference in March 2022

Dr. Anne Lin, Dean, was a panel speaker at the “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion” town hall session at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Conference in March 2022.

Dr. Matthew Shimoda Associate, Dean for Student Affairs, served as moderator for the session “Legislative & Regulatory Aspects of Digital Health” at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Conference Annual Conference  in March 2022.


Dr. Jazmin Black, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences, and co-workers. Fostering empathy and self-efficacy in pharmacy students through service learning. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2022.

Dr. Simone Weiner, Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and co-workers. “Development of a survey to assess the impact of substance use disorder education on student pharmacists’ perspective.” Curr Pharm Teach Learn, 2022.


Dr. Heather Folz, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences, was awarded a $10,000 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation grant for her project “Hands-on Continuous Glucose Monitoring Pedagogy to Improve Knowledge, Empathy, and Practice Readiness.”

Dr. Sharon Park, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, was awarded a $4,000 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy SoTL grant for her project “Perceptions and Opportunities for Improving Remediation Policies and Procedures.”


Dr. Ashley Moody, Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Sciences, was selected as the 2021-2022 School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year. She will attend a luncheon for teachers of the year in schools/colleges of pharmacy during the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy annual meeting in July 2022.

Student Accomplishments

Edgardo Rodriguez ’24 was elected as the Region 2 Delegate for the American Pharmacist Association Academy of Student Pharmacists.

Kayla Marcucci ’23, winner of the School of Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition, competed at the American Pharmacist Association National Patient Counseling Competition in March 2022.

Rose Sebastian ‘23 had a poster presentation “Comparative outcomes for suicide between brand and generic psychiatric medications” at the Maryland Pharmacist Association Midyear Meeting in February 2022.

Post-Graduate Training Class 2022

Princess Asadu-Bempah – pharmacy practice residency – Frederick Health, MD

Katherine Callahan – pharmacy practice residency – Bay Pines VAMC Lee County, VA

Zaria Comer – pharmacy practice residency – VAMC Baltimore, MD

Natalie Gordon – pharmacy practice residency – VAMC Erie, PA

Chaeyun Lee – Rutgers University/Daiichi Sankyo pharmaceutical industry fellowship, NJ

Gina Lee – pharmacy practice residency – Wellspan York Hospital, PA

Diana Nguyen – pharmacy practice residency – Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla, CA

Jose Munoz – drug information specialty residency – West Virginia University/Viatris, WV

Nancy Oniovosa – community pharmacy practice residency – Mercer University/Walgreens, GA

Paola Rivera Mudafort – pharmacy practice residency – Lumminis Health – Anne Arundel Medical Center, MD

Taylor Southers – community pharmacy practice residency – University of Maryland/Safeway

Crei Tabligan – pharmacy practice residency – Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic, MD

Jenaine Thorpe – managed care pharmacy practice residency – CSS Health – Buffalo, NY

Marlene Vargas Maldonado – pharmacy practice residency – Inspira Medical Center Vineland, NJ

Osamagbe Woghiren  Union Chimique Belge pharmaceutical industry fellowship

Deanna Zargar – Rutgers University/Janssen pharmaceutical industry fellowship, NJ

Post-Graduate Training Class 2021

Victoria Fusco – PGY-2 ambulatory care residency – VAMC Baltimore, MD

Allison Panchisin – PGY-2 psychiatry residency - Barnabas Behavioral Health, NJ

Save the Dates

Morrissy Senior Brunch

Sunday, May 15 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Gazebo

Undergraduate Senior Brunch and Tower Photos

Tuesday, May 17 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Doyle Dining Hall and Caroline Tower

Undergraduate Senior Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, May 17 | 4 - 5 p.m. | LeClerc Auditorium

Commencement Liturgy

Saturday, May 21 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Marikle Chapel

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 22 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Baltimore Convention Center

Alumni Summer Crab Feast

Saturday, June 25 | 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Doyle Lawn

Join us for a get together with fellow alumni and enjoy some crabs and BBQ! This will be our first summer event to celebrate the accomplishments on the Class of 2022 and welcome them into our alumni family.

NDMU Alums Go to Camden Yards

Saturday, July 9 | 4 - 7 p.m. | Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Join us at Camden Yards to watch the Orioles take on the Los Angeles Angels! Join your NDMU friends before the game for a pre-picnic with all you care to eat BBQ and all you care to drink beer and soft drinks, and then sit third baseline in the shade with your FREE Hawaiian Shirt Giveaway and enjoy the game. This event is available to NDMU alumnae, alumni, friends, and their families.

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