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Posted on May 16, 2013 |

New Awards Honor MND Supporters

New Awards Honor MND Supporters

The first five recipients of the Mount Notre Dame Alumnae Association's Spirit of St. Julie Awards.

The first five recipients of the Mount Notre Dame Alumnae Association’s Spirit of St. Julie Awards.

The Mount Notre Dame Alumnae Association recognized five people for service to the school last month with its new “Spirit of St. Julie” award.


Three alumnae, a Board of Trustees member, and a former teacher received the inaugural awards. They are named for St. Julie Billiart, foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Mount Notre Dame High School in Reading (OH) was founded by the Sisters in 1860.


The honorees are:


Kathleen Conway Bell, Honorary Alumna Award. A longtime member of the MND Board of Trustees and Chair of the Finance Committee, Bell’s impact on the school earned her “honorary alumna” status, particularly for her work on the school’s strategic plan.


Amber Burley, Distinguished Alumna Award. A ’00 graduate, Burley co-founded a memorial scholarship to MND in honor of a classmate who passed away suddenly.


Roselyn Ellis Lindeman, Community Impact Award. Lindeman. a ’64 graduate, started the Parish Health Ministry at Sts Peter and Paul Church to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of members. She has brought the program to other parishes and in 2012 more than 1,600 individuals were reached.


Kathy Kissel McQueen, Sunflower Award. An ’81 graduate, McQueen serves on the MND Board of Trustees and financially sponsors a student at MND, allowing her to enrich her life from the MND experience.


Wayne Peppercorn, Faculty Hall of Fame. Peppercorn was a Physics teacher at MND for 10 years beginning in 2002, and was known for being an encouraging and helpful instructor as well as an outstanding role model. Though he retired in 2012, he still comes to MND to provide tutoring support for students.


“These five individuals have had a distinct impact on our school and our students, and are fine examples of why the MND Community is so strong,” said Larry Mock, Head of School for MND. “We appreciate the many blessings they bring in helping us all – students, faculty and staff – reach our full potential.”


Photo courtesy Mount Notre Dame High School.

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