This year, Sister Janet Eisner, SNDdeN celebrated forty years since her inauguration as president of Emmanuel College in 1979. This remarkable accomplishment makes Sister Janet the longest serving woman college president in the United States.
The milestone coincides with the centennial anniversary of the College’s founding by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1919. Both events speak to a century of visionary women leaders committed to higher education and a mission rooted in making known God’s goodness, educating for life.
With the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers/AmeriCorps new service year soon to kick off, we are conducting virtual training sessions with our staff across the country, with a particular focus on how they as individuals, other AmeriCorps members and the communities they serve Thrive. We are focusing on the origin of the word Thrive, which means “to grasp”. We are working to help our members take hold of their experiences to personally thrive and to help others find ways to thrive.
Advocating for Justice
Thanks to a grant from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Congregational Leadership Team, these wonderful native Spanish speakers from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California were able to volunteer for a week at the Women’s Detention Center in Dilley Texas.