Partners in Mission

Partners in Mission is an event that celebrates service anniversaries and connects us with the vision of our founders, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the University’s mission, and the women and men who make our mission a reality – our faculty and staff. This year's event will be held on May 10, 2018.

This event is titled Partners in Mission for a reason – for a mission is merely a collection of words if it lacks believers and partners to carry it forward. We are fortunate to have believers and partners on this campus, and at this event, we honor them for their work on behalf of our mission.

Honoring Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger

Along with recognizing service anniversaries, Partners in Mission day integrates the feast day honoring the foundress of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger. The spirit of Blessed Theresa and the educational vision of the School Sisters of Notre Dame permeate the history and tradition of the University. Our campus community is inspired by the conviction that the world can be changed through the transformation of persons. So as we gather together for this event, we honor Blessed Theresa and celebrate the gifts and accomplishments of our Partners in Mission – women and men, lay and religious, who live out the SSND values and the NDMU mission, who are observing significant service anniversaries.

Inspired by the School Sisters, we “trust and dare,” pursue unity, seek truth and educate to transform the world.

We ask our campus community to look inward and consider these questions:

  • What does it mean to be a partner in mission?
  • What does it mean to live our mission each day, every day on this campus?

And now we ask you, dear reader, what are your answers to those questions?

2018 Celebrants

Over 20 Years

30 Years

Sharon Slear, SSND, school of education
Charlie Yoe, business & economics department

25 Years

Ademar Bechtold, business & economics department
Gene Farrington, English department

20 Years

Christa De Kleine, school of education
Caroline Mahle, business & economics department
Will Pierson, public safety

15 Years

Alexandra Chaillou, math/physics/computer studies department
Rebecca Price, enrollment technology
Doug Wannall, information technology

10 Years

Jane Balkam, school of nursing
Kelly Bull, school of education
James Culhane, school of pharmacy
Nicole Culhane, school of pharmacy
Valerie Hogue, school of pharmacy
Donna Jenkins, academic affairs
Anne Lin, school of pharmacy
Mary Packard, school of nursing
Shannon Raum, office of human resources
Larry Shattuck, school of pharmacy
Ken Sossa, biology department
Gary Thrift, school of education
Kyle Vamplew, facilities
Calvin Wilder, public safety

5 Years

Regine Beliard, school of pharmacy
Megan Bowen, school of education
William "WEB" Brown, facilities
Hannah Buc, school of nursing
Lindsey Crist, school of pharmacy
Harrison Fowler, financial aid
Mary Burch Harmon, English language institute
Wakoh Hickey, religious studies department
Zane Hunter, school of nursing
Michael Jacquet, public safety
Jennifer Kerr, biology department
Min Kwon, school of pharmacy
Dawn Martin, school of education
Andrew Moore, school of education
David Morrocco, school of education
Kristin Pinkowski, operation TEACH
Joel Stob, information technology
Marleen Thornton, school of nursing
Paul Vitale, school of pharmacy
Mark Walker, school of nursing