Notre Dame Day

RSVP by February 1st!

February 12, 2019
2:00 p.m. in LeClerc Auditorium


Notre Dame Day History

The first record of Notre Dame Day is in the handwriting of Mary Meletia Foley, SSND, and is dated March 25, 1901. It tells of a celebration highlighting the double dedication inherent in our name, which honors Notre Dame, Our Lady, and Maryland, our state. Happily, the two converge on one date: March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Angel to Mary, and Maryland Day, the day colonists came to St. Mary’s. 

Thereafter, the day was observed intermittently, but a general pattern remained. In 1953, it became a structured experience in liberal arts education. Faculty and students participated in across-the-curriculum classes that placed Mary in the historical and theological context of her time and timelessness. 

In 1968, the name changed from Annunciation Day to Notre Dame Day, and the focus of the classes broadened to include any choice of subject. This ended in 1971.

In 1989, the University revived the old custom. Today, Notre Dame Day is a time to celebrate our common purpose, to remember our rich heritage, and to recognize the achievements of the University community.

Fall 2017 Dean's List

Raya Alaaldeen
Amirah Arafat
Fidelia Asomani
Bryanela Ayala
Gerriza Balmes
Elizabeth Balog
Heather Barry
Rosemond Benn
Samantha Benton
Myra Beyene
Chelsea Boyd
Jeewon Bu
Tram Anh Bui
Brianna Buschman
Gayle Caldamo
Hannah Campbell
Katie Cardinal
Cassandra Carlson
Micah Castelo
Calenna Cauley
Pei-Tsen Chen
Catherine Chiarizio
Kirsten Chrest
Don'she Cloude
Sarah Coleman
Helen Contreras
Summer Corey
Julia D Alessandro
Valentina Dallasta
Serena Davis
Ciarese Guia Marie De Torres
Madalyn Dewling
Shannon Edwards
Mai Eltabak
Sierra Farrare
Andrea Faulknor
Jenae Fernandes
Emily Garzon
Robyn Githui
Elizabeth Grasso
Lauren Gray
Erica Groom
Kelsi Gross
Ashley Guy
Renee Hajnik
Emily Hallameyer
Emily Hallameyer
Tiara Hines
Ashley Huerta Osores
Kelsey Hundt
Bernadette Jankowski
Sureena Johnson
Esther Jones
Christa Jordan
Jean Jun
Erin Kalander
Jessica Kasongo Kinu F'aila
Christina Kribbeler
Christine Kruse
Jordan Lewis
Diana Liz
Camyll Long
Peggy Mangin
Danae Mars
Raeden McCullough
Kirstin McGee
Jordan McKeldin
Morghan McQuaige
Karla Medrano
Lesly Mendoza
Kelsey Mitchell
Megan Morales
Alexis Morgan
Keira Mull
Michelle Newberry
Chinwendu Nwokeabia
Victoria Oji
Uloaku Onwumelu
Ariel Palmisano
Grace Park
Grace Park
Lucy Polvinale
Maria-Gayle Prieto
Jessica Profilio
Saba Qaiser
Lyndsay Rehak
Fathima Rimzan
Nataly Rivera
Christine Anne Roa
Rebecca Rothhaas
Kaitlin Rucci
Katherine Salim
Christina Schell
Michaela Seay
Rose Sebastian
Michaila Sheedy
Ashley Simms
Marion Smedberg
Serena Soutar
Summer Stevens
Alexis Stevenson
Sarah Sweet
Fareeha Syed
Saran-Kabba Tarawaley
Bintou Timbine
Allison Trumpler
Sarah Urie
Victoria Vargas
Vanessa Velazquez
Justice Walrath
Maya Ward
Lindsey Webb
Kashay Webb
Jessica Wells
Allyson Whitacre
Jessica Whitney
Nia Wiggins
Tavia Williams
Jessie Willinghan
Molly Wolanski
Hannah Woodworth
Jin Hee Yi

2018 Award Recipients

Distinguished Community Service Award: Bishop Denis J. Madden

Distinguished Staff Award: Michelle Evans, Director of Student Engagement and Community Programs

SSND Mission and Ministry Award: Marylou Yam, President

Service-Learning Faculty Advocate Award: Stephanie Savick, Professor, School of Education

Mary Anne O'Donnell Team Academic Achievement Award: 2016-17 Soccer Team with a cumulative team GPA of 3.547

Departmental Awards:
Art- Sabine Hern-Nagle
Biology- Bhavya Bhardwaj & Renee Hajnik
Business & Economics- Serena Soutar
Chemistry- Victoria Oji
Communication Arts- Molly Wolanski
Criminology- Victoria Cox
Education- Madison Mildenberger
English- Courtney Strength
History/Political Science- Shannon Edwards
Mathematics- Chinwendu Nwokeabia
Modern Foreign Language- Gerriza Balmes
Nursing- Brenda Diazdelvalle
Philosophy- Robyn Githui
Physics- Sarah Hasnain
Psychology- Abigail Gaver




2017 Award Recipients

Distinguished Staff Award: Mary Burch Harmon

SSND Mission and Ministry Award: Brian Berry

Service-Learning Faculty Advocate Award: Maria Mouratidis

Mary Anne O'Donnell Team Academic Achievement Award: 2015-16 Swim Team with a cumulative team GPA of 3.408

Many thanks to our Notre Dame Day 2019 Committee members for their assistance with planning this great traditional event!

Notre Dame Day 2019 Committee

Tiffany Bailey
Melodie Barton
Bhavya Bhardwaj, Class of 2019
Valentina Dallasta, Class of 2020
S. Paula Dukehart, SSND
Michelle Evans, Chair
Kelly Hoover
Diana Liz-Cabrera
Kiera Mull, Class of 2021
Janelle Sangalang, Class of 2022
Gary Thrift

Additional gratitude to members of Conference Services, Custodial Services, Facilities, and Dining Services for their assistance in Notre Dame Day 2019!