Dear friends of Notre Dame College,
At Notre Dame College, we are dedicated to offering a college experience providing every student the opportunity to fulfill his or her personal aspirations. Reflecting the heritage of the Sisters of Notre Dame, the College offers an education that combines the traditional with an eye focused on the future.
Building on a solid foundation in the liberal arts, our students develop the communications skills, the general knowledge and the cultural awareness necessary to adapt to any career challenge. Our faculty, staff and students are committed to blending learning with meeting the challenges of a global economy.
That global economy presented the College with some challenges over the past couple of years. All of us at Notre Dame had to make some sacrifices to guarantee the College could continue its tradition of excellence in teaching. Our ability to do this is directly attributable to increased enrollment and the College’s resultant financial stability. We are optimistic that due to fiscal restraint and the dedication of our employees, who give unselfishly of their time and effort, we have weathered the worst economic conditions most of us have ever experienced. With their continued best efforts and the financial support of our donors, we are optimistic about the future.
The future of our students, however, depends not only on them learning how to earn a living. That is only part of the Notre Dame College mission. We also help them learn how to live full, productive and successful lives. The hallmarks of a Notre Dame education are a deepening sensitivity to the needs of others and a spirit of service to one's community.
Supporters of Notre Dame College are great examples to our students of how to serve your community faithfully. Our supporters are models of excellence to our students, not only because they give of their time, talent and treasure, but because they have a deep sense of personal, professional and global responsibility.
Our supporters include men and women such as Angela Schiebel ‘40, who throughout her life was never shy about standing up for what she thought was right. She questioned authority and broke the glass ceiling long before it was popular to do so. As a good friend of hers said, “there were not many females born near the end of World War I who dared to live the life that Angela Schiebel lived.”
Select this link to read about Angela Schiebel, who left a sizable portion of her estate to her alma mater. The College is deeply grateful to have such generous supporters and strives to recognize them appropriately. For that reason, we have installed a donor recognition wall on the first floor of the Administration Building. We invite you to visit the campus and take a look at this beautiful display of your fidelity to Our Lady.
In the meantime, I hope that the data provided in the President's Report Key Points will give you an overview of the financial and institutional health of Notre Dame. Thanks to your support, the College offers a mission-centric education to more students than ever before. For that, I am deeply grateful.
Dr. Andrew P. Roth
President, Notre Dame College