Self Discovery through Art

Maria Blaszkiw

Student, NDMU Class of 2020

Art Therapy (BA)

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.

Attending Her Dream Graduate School

Caroline O’Donnell

Alum, NDMU Class of 2019


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.

The Right Combination

Cassidy Toulan

Alum, NDMU Class of 2017

Art, Digital Media Arts

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.

Awareness of the World Around You

Nia Willis

Alum, NDMU Class of 2019

Art Therapy (BA)

"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

A Compassionate Nurse

Samantha Morquecho

Alum, NDMU Class of 2019

Nursing (Entry-Level BSN)

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

Evolving Holistically

Kashay Webb

Alum, NDMU Class of 2019


"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

Prepared for Real Life Obstacles

Faith Fletcher

Alum, NDMU Class of 2019

Nursing (Entry-Level BSN)

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

A Caring Leader in My Community

Mary Claire Waterman

Alum, NDMU Class of 2019

Education/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

Pursuing Study of Nuclear Fusion

Marion Smedburg

Alum, NDMU Class of 2019


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!)

Experience through Campus Organizations

Victoria Oji

Alum, NDMU Class of 2019


Through the positions I have held in several organizations at NDMU, I have learned the importance of networking, collaboration, perseverance and organization.