A cherished memory is NDMU’s support of student activism. In the late-fall of 2006, I was permitted to use the school’s van to drive members of the Black Student Union to DC to join other students from colleges near and far in a rally outside of the Supreme Court to urge them to rule against segregation in schools, which would reverse the historical ruling for integration, Brown vs. Board of Education. This moment jump started my passion and career in advocacy for vulnerable communities.
–Irnande Altema, Esq. ’07
In 2012, I served abroad in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I stayed with [the SSNDs] at Colegio Nossa Senhora das Dores and had [the] pleasure visit sisters’ house. I learned so much about NDM’s history and mission.
–Jussara Santos Kramer ’13, M’16
Dr. Regina Soria was head of the Modern Language Department and professor of Italian during my days at NDMU. I fell in love with Italy thanks to her weaving of grammar, vocabulary, and verb conjugations with Puccini arias, slide shows of Renaissance art, and cooking classes at her home. I think of her whenever I set foot in Italy, which is now my second home. Grazie mille, Professoressa Soria!!
–Sallie Mullen ’68
There are so many memories surrounding my continued Notre Dame experience. I fondly recall that Dr. Angela Sherman was one of my first professors—she taught a first-year course that introduced me to college life. Throughout that course and in following years, she guided and embraced my development and truly influenced my career path as a researcher. What a mentor! I look forward to seeing her when I’m on campus. The bond created many years ago is still alive and well. Thank you, Dr. Sherman!
–Victoria Meadows ’15