You are important to us as you hold a vital part of the NDA story within your experience here. The Alumnae Relations Office is here to support you in renewing and growing your lifelong bonds with others in the NDA community.
Because of the uncertainty surrounding our events calendar this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a complete list of updated events is not available at this time. Please check the NDA Alumnae Facebook page for updates and more information as it becomes available. We will also email NDA alumnae with event updates as they are scheduled. Please contact Advancement Event Coordinator Nicole Kunz with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, 419-725-1279
Since 1989, Notre Dame Academy has welcomed more than 70 inductees into its Hall of Fame. This honor is bestowed upon deserving graduates who have made outstanding contributions professionally and/or through service. Belinda Costin ‘80 and Gail (Vascik) Hogan ‘74, were inducted in 2020.
Belinda Costin ‘80 was honored with the Service Leadership Award. Ms. Costin joined the Sisters of Notre Dame after graduation in from NDA 1980, serving for 16 years. She continued her involvement with the Sisters as a lay person through volunteer work, assisting with SND-sponsored events, serving as the first Chair of the Board of Trustees for the SND's Maria Early Learning Center. She has served in several dioceses as an educator in Catholic schools and also served as principal in Catholic grade schools in Ohio and Michigan. She has championed and improved Early Childhood Education, serving as president of the Ohio Association of the Education of Young Children and is also proud of her volunteer work as a board member and director of the childcare for Baby University.
Gail (Vascik) Hogan ‘74, was the recipient of this year’s Professional Achievement Award. Mrs. Hogan is an Emmy award winning broadcast journalist who has worked in TV and radio in Ohio for over 30 years and most recently the founder of her own business, GMH Media, Ltd. Currently, she is partnering with the Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital on wellness and community heart health issues. As a heart disease survivor she has spent more than 30 years working for the Central Ohio Chapter of the American Heart Association. In 2016, she worked to pass Ohio House Bill 311 to require CPR training for all Ohio high school students. Currently she is the Committee Chair for the American Heart Association's Ohio Advocacy Committee.
If you look around NDA, you see the contributions of alumnae everywhere from the new Dr. Suzanne Openlander ’53 Resource Center and Makerspace to the bright faces of students who can afford to attend NDA thanks to a scholarship funded by an alumna. Please consider passing along the blessings of NDA to other girls and helping NDA continue its tradition of faith-filled academic excellence.