Notre Dame Today - Fall 2012

Notre Dame Today - Fall 2012

Notre Dame Today is now also available as a digital magazine! The electronic version of the College magazine is convenient and user-friendly. The best part is that you can easily share Notre Dame Today with your friends and family. You can e-mail the digital edition, share it on Facebook and Twitter, and embed it on your personal website.

In his letter to the friends of Notre Dame College, President Andrew P. Roth talks about what he is thankful for as the College celebrates its 90th anniversary year. He recaps recent successes and asks for the continued support of those listed in this year's honor roll of donors.

Find out what's happening on campus these days: from Notre Dame rolling out a rugby program, to the biology major being recognized as a Choose Ohio First Program of Innovation, to new staff members joining the College, to Roslyn Scheer-McLeod becoming the longest-serving professor in NDC history.

Snapshots of life at Notre Dame College

When Josh Neimeyer ’05 gets ready for work, he puts on a bulletproof vest and duty belt that includes a 40-caliber handgun, a collapsible baton, pepper spray, a radio and handcuffs. Neimeyer is a U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the San Diego Sector. He is one of the frontline heroes who keep our nation’s borders safe by preventing the entry of criminals, narcotics and illegal immigrants.

Nursing student Sarah Rak is an ambitious senior with an eagerness for helping people, particularly the sick. She has her sights set on a successful career that includes graduating from NDC, attending grad school and becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner.

For Carolynn Scherer ’80, the idea that nuclear material might fall into the wrong hands is one she has to worry about every day. Scherer is the co-team leader of the Nuclear Nonproliferation and Systems Analysis Team at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Her job is to research how international safeguards can be put in place to keep nuclear materials around the world secure.

Linda Perko graduated from NDC with a B.A. in Business Administration in 1989. Today, she puts her business skills to use for a cause she had never envisioned at the time. Perko is in the business of finding homes for rescued greyhounds. As founder and executive director of Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, she is running an orphanage for retired race dogs, so to speak.

Check out some of the best photos from this year's Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend!

You graduated from Notre Dame College years ago, but want to stay in touch with your former classmates? Class Notes keep you informed about what your fellow alumni are up to these days. For example, did you know that one fellow alumna shot a short film at NDC and premiered it at Comi-Con?

We offer our condolences to relatives and friends of the recently deceased and pray that our good God will welcome them into everlasting joy.

Key Points provide you with Notre Dame College's operating budget for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2012, an enrollment summary as well as employment data.

John and Stella Corbett Hetzer ’59 have been extraordinary supporters of Notre Dame College ever since they met at the 1963 Notre Dame Alumnae Association Scholarship Ball. Among other things, they were instrumental in helping renew Christ the King Chapel, the spiritual heart of the campus, in 2008.