The Saint Mary’s College Board of Trustees in Notre Dame, Ind. welcomes six new members. Five individuals began their first 3-year terms this summer; they are: Delia Garcia ’93, Michael Schmitt, Mary Pat Seurkamp, Sister Veronique Wiedower ’70, CSC and Stacy Davis. Davis represents faculty as the faculty trustee. Meanwhile, the board appointed Allison Danhof ’16 as the student trustee for 2015-16.
Mary Pat Seurkamp of Essex, Md., brings to the Board of Trustees decades of experience as a college/university administrator. In addition to her experience as president of Notre Dame of Maryland University (1997 to 2012), she served in various capacities at St. John Fischer College (1976 to 1997) and Gannon University (1969 to 1976). Seurkamp graduated from Webster University in St. Louis in 1968 with a degree in psychology and a minor in theatre arts. She earned a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Washington University in 1969 and a Ph.D. in higher education from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1990. She has served on countless councils, task forces and boards throughout the years, serving currently on the Archdiocese of Baltimore School Board as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee (since 2012).
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, residential, women’s liberal arts college offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study, such as business, nursing, art, chemistry and social work. In the fall of 2015 Saint Mary’s College begins to offer two graduate degrees: a Master of Science and a Doctorate. All programs that fall under these degrees are co-educational and include a Master of Science in Data Science, a Master of Science in Speech Pathology and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College seeks, according to its mission statement, to educate students, develop their talent and prepare them to make a difference in the world. Saint Mary’s College ranks among the top 100 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2015 published by U.S. News & World Report.