May 23, 2023
Class of 2023 Spotlight Series: Graduates Reflect on NDMU Experience
Four Class of 2023 Spotlight students

Student-athletes excelling both for their teams and in the classroom. A mother of three fulfilling a lifelong dream to earn her college degree. A transfer student set to become a nurse after going through a career change.

Every member of NDMU's Class of 2023 took a different path on their journey to this year's Commencement Ceremony. Learn more about eight standout students from the Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Business, Education, Nursing, and Pharmacy, as they reflect on their path to Notre Dame, share top memories from their time on campus, and discuss their future career plans.

Class of 2023 Spotlights

The Class of 2023
Class of 2023 Undergraduates Celebrated at Senior Brunch, Caroline Tower Photoshoot

Members of Notre Dame of Maryland University's undergraduate Class of 2023 gathered last Thursday for the traditional Senior Brunch celebration in Doyle Dining Hall. Activities included a presentation of this year's commencement gift from Alumnae & Alumni Engagement, raffle drawings, and a group class photo. Following the brunch, seniors had an opportunity to head across campus to get their photos taken in the historic Caroline Hall Tower.

Student Award Winners
Students Honored at Undergraduate, CAUS and Graduate Awards Ceremonies

Congratulations to all students who were honored at last Wednesday’s Undergraduate Senior Awards ceremony in LeClerc Theatre! Adult undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Arts, Sciences and Business were also recognized in a separate ceremony later that afternoon in LeClerc Lobby.

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Trailblazer Scholars Recognized at Graduation Reception

NDMU Trailblazer Scholars in Doyle Formal

Congratulations to the Class of 2023's Trailblazer Scholars, who gathered in Doyle Formal last Friday with friends and family to celebrate their upcoming graduation! Launched in 2010, The Trailblazers Program provides ongoing, essential support to help first-generation undergraduate students reap the benefits of college life, earn their degrees, and make their way into the world as Notre Dame graduates. The voluntary program has a community of over 200 participants and includes a number of outreach, personal development and academic enrichment opportunities.

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Morrissy Students Complete Capstone Projects

Morrissy Honors program students

Morrissy Honors Program students Bethani Newbold, Rebecca Becraft, Ziomara Herrera, Zenate Le, Melanie Makada, and Emma Mueller recently completed Capstone projects for their Spring course IDS 374 - Gaming and Society. Associate Professor Ryan Schaaf and the Director of the Morrissy Program, Dr. Evelyn Spratt, invited Shannon Bishop, Director of Content at PBS Kids Digital, to listen to video game proposals developed by student groups. Students successfully pitched their games to Bishop, and enjoyed her industry expertise as she provided valuable feedback to the group.


Student/Faculty/Staff Updates

School of Education

 SOE members at the Flourishing Retreat

Ten educators, who teach at all levels and across various districts in the state of Maryland, participated in the School of Education’s second annual “Educator Flourishing Retreat” at Bon Secours Retreat Center in Marriottsville, Maryland, from May 12-14, 2023. The retreat included modalities in wellness, mindfulness, community building, and flourishing, all designed to “fill the cup” of educators, and tackle both the burnout cascade and stanch the teacher shortage, realities both inherent to the profession and emblematic of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Drs. Molly Dunn and Kristine E. Larson developed the curriculum and led the three-day retreat. 

Stephanie Hastings

Stephanie Hastings, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education, has been selected to attend the “Liberty and Justice For All?: Freedom and Citizenship in the New Republic” Summer Teacher Institute at the Maryland Center for History and Culture. The institute, which is is designed for upper elementary, middle, and high school educators from disciplines including Social Studies and English Language Arts, will focus on events taking place in Mid-Atlantic history from approximately 1775 to 1825, and will include discussion of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Early National period. 

Save the Dates

Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 24  |  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Baltimore Convention Center

Partners in Mission Celebration

Thursday, May 25  |  1 - 2 p.m.  |  Doyle Formal

Orioles Game with Alumni

Saturday, July 15  |  Pregame Picnic at 5:30 p.m.  |  First Pitch at 7:05 p.m.  |  Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Our summer tradition continues as we gather our Gators to cheer on our Orioles!

Academic Calendar

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

NDMU Events

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