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Notre Dame of Maryland University

Notre Dame of Maryland University (formerly College of Notre Dame of Maryland), which opened in 1895, is a Catholic liberal arts institution located in Baltimore. In 1899, Notre Dame became the first U.S. Catholic women's college to award a four-year bachelor's degree. It is also the first women's college to start a pharmacy school. Notre Dame operates a Weekend College and an Accelerated College, both co-ed programs for part-time students.

The school also opened the English Language Institute in 1983, which offers English as a second language and American culture classes. In addition to the other programs, Notre Da... Show more »

Notre Dame of Maryland University (formerly College of Notre Dame of Maryland), which opened in 1895, is a Catholic liberal arts institution located in Baltimore. In 1899, Notre Dame became the first U.S. Catholic women's college to award a four-year bachelor's degree. It is also the first women's college to start a pharmacy school. Notre Dame operates a Weekend College and an Accelerated College, both co-ed programs for part-time students.

The school also opened the English Language Institute in 1983, which offers English as a second language and American culture classes. In addition to the other programs, Notre Dame has the Renaissance Institute, a noncredit program for people 50 years old or older. Annual events include 100 Nights, a day of reflection for seniors, and Lantern Chain, where sophomores carry lanterns and sing to graduating seniors. Students can earn a bachelor's degree in 27 majors; the school also started offering master's degree programs in 1984.

The Division III Notre Dame Gators are in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, and the Gators compete in basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Notre Dame's 40-plus clubs include the Columns newspaper, honor societies, cultural organizations and performing arts groups. Notable Notre Dame alumnae include Elizabeth Hoisington , the first female brigadier general in the Army, and Sherry Davis, the first full-time female public address announcer for major league baseball.

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  • Mildred Otenasek, 98, professor, mentor

    Mildred Otenasek, 98, professor, mentor
    Mildred Otenasek, a pioneering force for women in Maryland Democratic politics and a much-loved professor and mentor at her alma mater, Notre Dame of Maryland University, died Nov. 19 at her home in Roland Park. She was 98. A diminutive, soft-spoken...
  • Bel Air McDonald's honors top teacher

    Bel Air McDonald's honors top teacher
    The McDonald's Family Restaurants of Greater Baltimore honored Christina O'Neill, the Harford County Teacher of the Year, Monday evening at the McDonald's restaurant on Baltimore Pike in Bel Air. The McDonald's McTeacher of the Year Night provides...
  • Barbara Cook is still glowing at 85

    Barbara Cook is still glowing at 85
    Barbara Cook approaches a song from the inside out, judging the weight of each measure, the point behind each word in a lyric. So when she sings, she starts from a place where there's nothing but truth. No artifice, no exaggeration, no self-aggrandizing...
  • Engagement: Meredith Garback to wed Michael Lavrich

    Gary and Kristine Garback of Abingdon announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Anne Garback, of Belcamp, to Michael Frank Lavrich, also of Belcamp. Garback has lived in Harford County since 1985 and is a 1998 graduate of Bel Air High School....
  • Notre Dame plans big rollout for new president

    Notre Dame plans big rollout for new president
    Notre Dame of Maryland University will introduce its new president in style next month, with a week-long series of events including an installation ceremony on April 5 and a Presidential Day of Service on April 7 to benefit Baltimore City Head Start....
  • Harford Teacher of the Year finalists named

    The top five finalists for the 2013 Harford County Teacher of the Year Award were announced by Harford County Public Schools Monday: Tara N. Buecker, Jarrettsville Elementary School physical education/health teacher; J. Laura Childs, Edgewood High...
  • Harford school board president Leonard Wheeler dies

    Harford school board president Leonard Wheeler dies
    Harford County Board of Education President Leonard Wheeler, who had presided over the board's most recent meeting Monday night, died at his Bel Air home Tuesday night. Dr. Wheeler's death was unanticipated. He was 73. "He gave it his all. He was very...
  • Staff displays art work at Frederick Road bakery

    Staff displays art work at Frederick Road bakery
    The perspectives of more than a half dozen artists have greeted customers of Atwater's who venture upstairs at the Frederick Road bakery throughout August. And it's likely that one of the people who served customers their coffee or pastry is...
  • Grace Arnold Nalls, commercial artist, dies

    Grace Arnold Nalls, commercial artist, dies
    Grace Arnold Nalls, a retired commercial artist and stage performer, died of congestive heart failure July 30 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Homeland resident was 82. Born Grace Lucille Arnold in Baltimore and raised in Forest Park, she was a...
  • Helen H. Fingles, apartment manager, dies

    Helen H. Fingles, apartment manager, dies
    Helen H. Fingles, former assistant manager of a University Parkway apartment building, died Aug. 14 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at her Ocean City home. The Mercy Ridge Retirement Community resident was 81. The daughter of a construction...
  • Renaissance Institute lures seniors to College of Notre Dame

    They might not have had new backpacks and lunch boxes, but these students were as excited as any to get back in the classroom. Mature voices echoed in Fourier Hall on the campus of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland as the Renaissance Institute, a...
  • Renaissance Institute teachers know their history

    Renaissance Institute teachers know their history
    As teachers at the Renaissance Institute, retirees Sidney Leibovitz and Gregory Halpin fascinate their adult students with history courses ranging from the Chinese Revolution to French Connections. Their own histories are fascinating, too. Leibovitz's...