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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...
  • College students from Laurel make dean's list

    Alexander Pendleton, of Laurel, was named to the honor roll for the fall semester at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence. A senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, he is the son of Michael and Vibeke Pendleton, of Laurel. Christine...
  • 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...
  • Harford school board president remembered for dedication to education

    Harford school board president remembered for dedication to education
    A lifelong educator, who always strived to do what was best for the children and to stand up for what he thought was right, even if it wasn't popular, is how Dr. Leonard Wheeler was remembered Tuesday by family, friends and colleagues. Dr. Wheeler, 73,...
  • College journey may start close to home for Class of 2011

    College journey may start close to home for Class of 2011
    High school graduates still "go away to college," but, more and more, "away" means not that far. For the grinning seniors proudly wearing their caps and gowns this graduation season, along with their beaming parents, these difficult economic times require...
  • John A. Moag Sr., CSX executive, dies

    John A. Moag Sr., CSX executive, dies
    John Andrew Moag Sr., a retired CSX executive who volunteered at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church and the Franciscan Sisters, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Blakehurst retirement community...
  • Calendar of events from Baltimore Messenger

    Submit notices via email: messenger@patuxent.com; fax: 410-332-6336; or mail: Baltimore Messenger, 501 N. Calvert St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21278. Include sponsor or host, date, time, address of event, contact name and phone number. Deadline is...