ND Women Connect
Welcome from the Denver NDWC Chair
In 1972, the University of Notre Dame opened its doors to coeducation under the leadership of Notre Dame President (1953-1987) Father Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. In May 2006, Fr. Hesburgh kicked off the Notre Dame alumnae initiative in Chicago with 225 attendees. Since then, women have gathered for various intellectual, spiritual, social, and professional events. In January 2009, Ceyl Prinster ‘76, President of the ND Alumni Association Board of Directors and representative from Denver, formally announced the May launch of ND Women Connect. Denver is proud to be one of the four founding chapters, along with Chicago, Detroit, and D.C.
Today & Tomorrow
I’ve rarely experienced so many of Notre Dame’s alumnae be as excited about something as when they learn of ND Women Connect. They’re compelled to take part and be leaders. Frankly, the energy when we ladies gather is palpable. This Spirit of Notre Dame is at work and beginning to blow across the country. I muse that the Lady atop the Dome is giving us an encouraging and knowing wink.
- Who's Involved -- Denver's ND Women Connect embraces all Ladies in the Notre Dame Family – both Notre Dame & St. Mary’s alumnae and alumni wives, mothers of alumni and
students, and daughters and friends.
- National Leadership -- Denver is an active member of the NDWC National Steering Committee and mentors new chapters in the Western United States (excluding California) and the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
- Local Leadership -- Our Brainstorming Happy Hour in July 2010 resulted in 20 ladies committing to lead and be team members for the span of Denver’s NDWC programming and operations Circles.
- NDWC Circles -- Denver’s Chapter of Notre Dame Women Connect is organized into seven unique programming sections, or CIRCLES, which are:
View here what we ND Ladies are doing in Denver. And more importantly, let’s connect in person!
Opening our Hearts to Our Lady ~ Notre Dame!
Lynsey Strand ‘88
Chair, Denver ND Women Connect
Upcoming ND Women Connect Events
Ladies of Our Lady: Celebrating Four Decades of Coeducation at ND - June 20, 2014 to June 22, 2014
This will be a multi-faceted weekend in Denver designed to celebrate four decades of coeducation at Notre Dame. We will explore and celebrate the positive impacts of coeducation and how the inclusion of women at Notre Dame continues to resonate in our daily lives and the life of the institution.