Spirit of St. Julie Awards
The Spirit of St. Julie Awards, developed by MND’s Alumnae Board in 2013, honors those from the MND community that best live out the hallmarks of St. Julie’s life in their own lives.These alumnae, parents and former faculty and staff members are examples of what it means to live a life in service to others.
Nominations for 2018 are currently closed.
- Sunflower Award Nomination
- Faculty & Staff Hall of Fame
- Community Impact Award
- Distinguished Young Alumna Award
- Honorary Alumna Award
The Sunflower Award is given to an alumna who follows God through her everyday actions and turns toward Him in all that she does, much like St. Julie Billiart. The foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur believed that "to be simple is to be like a sunflower which follows all the movements of the sun and ever turns towards it". The recipient of the Sunflower Award should be a person that puts God at the center of her life.
Mount Notre Dame has been, and continues to be, blessed with outstanding faculty and staff who truly care about the young women that attend. The Faculty and Staff Hall of Fame Award recognizes a past faculty or staff member for their service to Mount Notre Dame.
The Community Impact Award is given to an alumna who has made significant contributions to the community in which she lives. This person lives out the mission of Mount Notre Dame to learn, live, lead and serve in an ever-changing global society.
The Distinguished Young Alumna Award is given to an alumna who graduated from Mount Notre Dame within the last twenty years. This person has demonstrated excellence in her professional field and/or has demonstrated service to her community, or to the public, embodying the values, spirit, and pride of Mount Notre Dame.
The Honorary Alumna Award is given to a non-alumna whose past, present and potential impact on MND qualifies them for alumnae status. This award recognizes that there are many people that support Mount Notre Dame in various ways but did not attend as a student.
Marilyn Watson ‘62 -Sunflower Award
Betty Jane Watson ‘65 - Sunflower Award
Adele Salerno - Faculty and Staff Hall of Fame Award
Laura Ross ‘98 - Community Impact Award
Bonnie Strite Alexander ‘73 - Distinguished Alumna Award
Sue Tollefson - Honorary Alumna Award
Eileen O'Donnell Lipps '65 - Honored Alumna