In celebration of over 175 years of influence by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Cincinnati, MND began the Faculty and Staff Recognition Program. These awards are presented annually and named after the eight pioneer sisters who arrived in Cincinnati in 1840. These sisters represented the first foreign mission for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and took the leap of faith by saying yes to the call to serve. They were the original Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame community – a legacy which is now entrusted to those of us who say yes to serve in our community every day.
Nominations were submitted by the faculty and staff and a committee reviewed those nominations. Congratulations to this year’s honorees:
• Sister Humbelina de Montal Award – Mrs. Molly Sicking
Presented to an MND faculty or staff member as recognition for “jump in” success in a new program or endeavor.
• Sister Ignatia Walle Award – Mrs. Karen Day
Presented to an MND faculty or staff member as recognition of perseverance during a trying situation or period of time.
• Sister Louis de Gonzague Award – Mr. Nick Hosmer
Presented to an MND faculty or staff member for outstanding zeal for international and/or faith-based work.
• Sister Xavier Houba Award – Mr. Robert Knollman
Presented to an MND faculty member with 15 or more years of experience in education as recognition for exemplar, innovative teaching.
• Sister Rosine Matagne Award – Mrs. Cheri Cunningham Stacey
Presented to an MND staff member as recognition for a significant impact on the community through a non-teaching role.
• Sister Marie Pauline Herreboudt Award – Ms. Emmy Schwartz
Presented annually to an MND faculty member with four or fewer years of experience in education as recognition for exemplar teaching.
• Sister Louise Van der Schrieck Award – Mrs. Krista Brehm
Presented to an MND faculty or staff member as recognition of outstanding communication and/or leadership of an MND program.