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 25, 2022.

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?

2022 Celebrants

45 Years

Paulette Doyas, SSND, registrar's office

40 Years

Kevin Raines, art department

35 Years

Margaret Ellen Mahoney, SSND, English department

30 Years

Linda Stevens, information technology

25 Years

Geoff Delanoy, art department
Donna Howard, a child's place

20 Years

Zurita Brown, occupational therapy department

15 Years

Grailan Ceaser, public safety
Anne Henderson, history/political science department

10 Years

Jennifer Bailey, school of pharmacy
Kathleen Bossert, English department
Juliann Dupuis, school of education
Mark Fenster, school of education
Ashley Moody, school of pharmacy
Maricka Oglesby, women's leadership institute of Baltimore
Sabita Persaud, school of nursing

5 Years

Jazmin Black, school of pharmacy
Rachel Camponeschi, marketing department
Sean Coyne, psychology department
Rodnita Davis, school of nursing
Sean Delaney, finance & administration
Jennifer Erdman, school of arts, sciences and business
Kristyanna Erickson, math/physics/computer studies department
Bethany Ford, school of pharmacy
Beth French, biology department
Kathryn Handy, school of nursing
Kelly Harrison, grounds, custodial and fleet management
Shawn Newsome,  school of pharmacy
Rosemary Poling, school of education
David Sibony, auxiliary & conference services
Patrice Silver,  school of education
Christina Topper, school of pharmacy