From the President

Dear Friends of Notre Dame College,

It’s only been four months since I arrived here, and it already feels like home. My family and I are settling in and enjoying the campus, the Notre Dame family, the wonderful community, the great restaurants, the warm welcome from all we encounter…simply put, everything’s better in Cleveland!

Notre Dame College has continued to amaze me. There is such a sense of purpose and dedication on this campus from all the outstanding faculty and staff. Our students are bright, hard-working and eager to learn. We have a strong and supportive network of dedicated and selfless trustees, community friends and donors. Our campus is vibrant and exciting.

Thanks to generous donors, we opened a remodeled Regina Hall, which provides state-of-the-art homes for our Division of Nursing and our Academic Support Center. Our student-athletes had an impressive fall: The football team had its first winning season ever, our women’s soccer team won the conference championship and both the men’s and women’s soccer teams were invited to the NCAA tournament. The women’s golf team won its first conference championship, and women's rugby won its first national title. Our team of accounting students was one of only 15 in the nation to reach the semifinals of a highly regarded CPA competition, and our moot court team has done so well in competitions that they are headed to tournaments in Ohio and Iowa. These are only a few examples of the great things that are happening here.

Great things will continue because of those who support us so generously, and we have included their names in the magazine. We can never say thank you enough!

This issue of Notre Dame Today celebrates new beginnings and continuing accomplishments. There is a section about my inauguration, my new beginning here, and I hope you were there because it was a magical and memorable day. Not because it was ‘my inauguration,’ but because it celebrated our team, our togetherness. It was so inspiring to be surrounded by the extended Notre Dame community and to feel the bond of a group gathered for the greater good, dedicated to the noble mission of our college. I am humbled and honored to be a part of it.

On behalf of the Notre Dame family, I wish you a safe and prosperous New Year.

Thomas G. Kruczek

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