At Notre Dame of Maryland University, we define service-learning as working and problem-solving real world issues alongside community members. These interactions provide rich, experiential learning opportunities when coupled with guided reflection, class discussion, and skilled analysis relating to course content.
Service-learning extends education beyond your classroom into the community. If you would like to incorporate service-learning into your courses, ask your academic advisor about service-learning opportunities or reach out to the Office of Service and Community Engagement at ServiceNDMU@ndm.edu.
Courses with a service-learning component may be offered in any discipline at the undergraduate or graduate level and are noted in the course catalog.
International Service Opportunities
Service Abroad is a four to five week independent summer or winter course that focuses on serving those most vulnerable in other cultures.
It is an opportunity to perfect the balancing of academics, experiential learning, and personal growth experiences while expanding your self-giving.
Annual Service-Learning Awards
Awards for outstanding commitment to service-learning have been given to a faculty member and a student each Notre Dame Day since the award’s inception in 2007. To learn more about the criteria of the awards, visit our Service Awards page.
|2007||Kathleen Marie Engers, SSND, Professor of Communication Arts||Bridget Smith ‘07|
|2008||Joanne Gladden, Ph.D., Professor of Nursing||Steffani McQuerry ‘08|
|2009||RaeAnn Wuestman, Ph.D., Professor of Education||Rebecca Jones ‘09|
|2010||Sally Wall, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology||Michelle Santos ‘10|
|2011||Susan Barber, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History||Stephanie Uza ‘11|
|2012||Leonor Blum, M.A., Associate Professor of History||Brianna January ‘12|
|2013||Linda Stilling, SSND, Professor of Modern Foreign Languages||Marianna Milkowski ‘13|
|2014||NDMU 100 Teaching Teams|
|2015||Sabita Persaud, Associate Professor/Associate Dean of Nursing|
|2016||School of Pharmacy Clinical and Administrative Sciences Faculty|
|2017||Maria Mouratidis, Professor of Psychology|
|2018||Stephanie Savick, Associate Professor of Education|
|2019||Juliann DuPuis, Professor of Education||Nia Willis ‘19|
|2020||Patrice Silver, Assistant Professor of Education||Amirah Arafat ‘20|