Rooted in the mission of Jesus, the SND National Education Office provides direction and support to sponsored and affiliated ministries in advancing the Educational Vision & Principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Distinguished Graduate Award

The Sisters of Notre Dame Distinguished Graduate Award recognizes graduates in schools sponsored by or affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame National Education Partnership, as being outstanding witnesses to Notre Dame education.

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Pictured above is the Distinguished Graduate Award Medallion created in 2016.  It includes a frame with the Notre Dame blue color and features the updated SND logo on one side and the SND Coat of Arms on the other side.  The ribbon color is gold and dark blue.  

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The names of the award recipients are recorded each year in a book kept in the Motherhouse (international headquarters) of the Sisters in Rome, Italy.  It is placed on the altar dedicated to Sr. Maria Aloysia, the founder of the Coesfeld SNDs and an outstanding educator.

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