Notre Dame College Nursing Program Awarded $250,000 Grant: Parker-Hannifin Found

Notre Dame College Nursing Program Awarded $250,000 Grant

Notre Dame College announced today that it has received a $250,000 grant from the Parker-Hannifin Foundation to support its nursing division’s capital expansion drive. The College plans to move the nursing division into renovated space in Regina Hall, centralizing its classrooms, labs and offices and facilitating student support and growing enrollment in nursing programs.

In making the announcement, Notre Dame President Andrew P. Roth, Ph.D., said, “Notre Dame College has long had a commitment to nursing education excellence in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio that is being recognized by generous people, such as at the Parker-Hannifin Foundation. They have been supporters of our nursing program since its inception, and they recognize the importance of values-based, smaller, private schools such as ours. We thank them for their generosity and their confidence in our College.”

Christopher M. Farage, Ph.D., Parker Hannifin's Vice President of Communications and External Affairs said, "Parker Hannifin has been a long-time supporter of Notre Dame College. Our latest grant will help prepare the next generation of health professionals to meet the growing and complex medical needs in our nation, helping people achieve lives of health and vitality. We are pleased to be among the many people who are working hard on behalf of Notre Dame's nursing program."

The mission of the Notre Dame nursing program is to prepare professional nurses who are responsive to the health needs of a diverse global society. At Notre Dame, liberal arts and the sciences serve as the foundation for the professional education and development of core competencies. Multiple entry levels into the program are designed to meet the needs of the lifelong learner and serve the traditional and non-traditional student intent on entering or moving up in the profession.

The Notre Dame nursing program is distinguished from other local programs in two ways: It is dedicated to the creation and delivery of a culturally competent, globally centered, patient safety focused, liberal arts baccalaureate nursing curriculum, and it provides an intentional emphasis on opportunities for service learning and social justice.

Notre Dame’s nursing program began in 2006 through the generosity of a $150,000 seed grant from the Parker-Hannifin Foundation. It has experienced unprecedented growth and development and is one of the fastest growing majors at the College.

Anyone interested in helping the College add to the funding for the nursing or any other program is encouraged to contact Maureen Ischay, executive director of development, at 216.373.5335 or mischay@ndc.edu.



For 90 years, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master's degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers 24 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid.