Student, NDMU Class of 2023International Studies, Political Science
Jolisse is the first-ever NDMU recipient of the Newman Civic Fellowship. She is a passionate student leader invested in advancing the voices and stories of those of Latin American descent. “My on-campus participation at NDMU has led to opportunities to speak about issues and policies around the world with official ambassadors and consulates," said Jolisse. "Through the Newman Civic Fellowship, I seek the tools to further develop my global advocacy work for Latin America and continue my service to this community whom I call family.”
My art is a visual reflection of my journey at NDMU. As I look through each piece I am transported to a moment, feeling, or experience. Art Therapy has reawakened the love I have for playing with materials and creating new things. It has taught me that art is a process that reflects self discovery. My art has never felt complete. I now understand that it was not meant to because my journey is not complete. As I continue to grow my art will continue to change.
At NDMU, I joined a community of incredibly strong and kind women. We were encouraged to "trust and dare," and so we did—I would not be attending my dream graduate school without the guidance of wonderful mentors, and the network of terrific friends and future leaders that I met at NDMU.
Cassidy is a perfect example of aligning your education to your interests and goals. She studied Art at NDMU with an emphasis in Photography and also earned a minor in Digital Media Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design. The result was a very well-rounded education with marketable skills. Cassidy currently works as a Graphic Designer and Photographer at iHeartMedia in Baltimore, MD. She also runs an independent photography business specializing in portraiture, Cassidy Toulan Photography.
"Before coming to NDMU, I never really noticed how much being aware of your world (socially, politically, environmentally, etc.) impacts each individual. As a future art therapist, knowing how various aspects of our world intersect will aid in the service and care that I give to patients and clients." What's Next: NDMU - Gradate School Art Therapy
NDMU taught me the skills to not only be a competent nurse but, how to be a compassionate nurse. Compassion is what prevents nurses from burning out...Compassion allows nurses to always think of their patient's situation and feelings. Whats Next for Samantha: Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) Emergency Room Nurse
"I am prepared for the next step in my life because of the opportunity I had through NDMU to evolve holistically and strengthen my identity and who I want to be in the world." Next: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Master of Health Administration Program
NDMU has prepared me for the real life obstacles and frustrations that will accompany me in life. I have learned the value of empowerment and education. What's Next for Faith: Johns Hopkins Hospital - Neuro Intensive Care Unit
Alum, NDMU Class of 2019Education/Teaching (BA/MA)
NDMU has given me the confidence to be a capable and caring leader in my community. I’m so excited to get into the classroom this fall and move forward in my education. What's Next for Mary Claire: NDMU - MA in Teaching Program
The individualized attention that NDMU's professors have given me, especially my physics professor, has made me a much more critical thinker with a well-rounded skill set. What's Next for Marion: Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands - Master's degree in Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion (full scholarship!)