Staff Stories

I am ND: Meet Cyndi Belmarez

Carol Bradley

Cyndi Belmarez, institutional research specialist in the Office of Institutional Research, has worked at Notre Dame for more than 30 years. She likes to say that she grew up on campus. “I lived on campus during the summers, and on Saturdays we were here for tutoring and lunch at the Oak Room in the South Dining Hall," she says.

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Program brings kids, cops together around food

Erin Blasko

One part law enforcement. One part youth. Add culinary professionals and garnish with fresh ingredients and food for thought. That’s the recipe for Cooking with Cops, a pilot program at the University of Notre Dame that brings local youth and law enforcement together around food.

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Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J.: 2018 Laetare Address

Notre Dame News

Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley and longtime advocate for immigrants and refugees, received the University of Notre Dame’s 2018 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 173rd University Commencement Ceremony on May 20. 

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Powerless in Paradise: Visiting a recovering Puerto Rico

Sarah Cahalan

Notre Dame grad, Gilberto Marxuach-Torros ’88, was coordinating relief efforts through the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, where he serves as president. I was there to spend a week with the university and its students, an experience that would lead to “Puerto Rico Rising,” a feature story in Notre Dame magazine’s winter issue. 

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Diversity Discussion and Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration

Anna McKeever

Fall 2017 Staff Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Series Participatory and highly interactive, this discussion series presents opportunities for all Notre Dame staff to share experiences, learn from each other, and ultimately grow to make the University a more diverse and inclusive place…

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