I am a Dominican Sister~Grand Rapids beginning my sixth year as Rector of Pangborn Hall.
I was born in New York and moved to Michigan when I was nine, leaving me without a New York accent! I am the second oldest of seven children, and the oldest girl. I attended Aquinas college in Grand Rapids, majoring in History with a minor in English. I received my Master of Arts in Pastorl Studies from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO in 1990 and, in 1999 I earned my Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Theological Semninary in Holland, MI.
I love to walk, regardless of the weather, so don't be surprised if you see me wandering all over campus! I love to bake, read (especially mysteries), and play guitar. I look forward to seeing you in August.
I am orginally from a small town in Westchester, New York, which is about 40 minutes north of my favorite place in the world, NYC. I did my undergraduate at Boston University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. I am currently a second year law student, and, upon graduation, I hope to return to New York to practice coporate law.
My favorite thing in the world has to be food. I have a special place in my heart for anything salty, and if I'm not in Pangborn or the law school you can probably find me at McDonalds. If you ever need a snack break I can assure you that my room will be stocked with goodies! I am obsessed with the television shows Law and Order SVU, Dallas, and Suits.
To tell you a little bit about myself, I am a third year law student from Phoenix, Arizona.I did my undergrad at the University of Arizona, where I majored in Business Economics.When I graduate, I really want to practice some kind of business law, like working in mergers and acquisitions or antitrust.
I have loved being at Notre Dame the past two years, even though it has been an adjustment living in the Midwest. My favorite part of fall semester is definitely the football games! I have always loved sports, so it’s great being surrounded my all the tradition at Notre Dame. I also am a HUGE fan of the show Friends – I have all 10 seasons on DVD and can recite pretty much any line from the show!
I'm really excited to get to know you all this year.
My name is Mary Kate Veselik and, I am majoring in American Studies and minoring in Education, Schooling, and Society. My goal is to one day teach special education kindergarten! I'm from Clarendon Hills, IL and come from a big ND family. I love Pangborn interhall sports, especially flag football and lacrosses, and am involved with the Holy Half marathon and work for the Alliance for Catholic Education. My room has a double decker futon, baked goods, and a Wii with Just Dance. So if you are feeling brave you can come and challenge me, my overall record is 2 wins and 278 losses. I love birthdays, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Downton Abbey, nutella, juice boxes, shower races, hedgehogs, and corbread from the dining hall.
I was so nervous about moving into Pangborn as a freshmen, but I don't think that it could have ended up any better. All of the girls who live here are wonderful and will do anything and everything to help you.
I am orginally from Columbus, Ohio and come from a HUGE family - I'm the 10th of 11 kids! I am an Anthropology and Pre-Health Studies major but have bounced between a bajillion different majors since my freshmen year. Even though I grew up in the heart of OSU's Buckeye Nation, I have always been a Domer at heart.
My nieces and nephews have reawakened the little kid in me, so Disney movies, wiffle ball, hide-and-seek, and a diet consisting mostly of fruit roll ups are all becoming part of my daily routine. Aside from these things, I also love chocolate, lax on the quad, walks to the Grotto, and Grey's Anatomy.
I am orginally from Midlothian, Virginia and, even though I like to pretend that I'm not a southerner, you're sure to catch me dropping a "y'all" from time to time. I am a finance major in the Mendoza College of Buisness. Last fall, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Rome, Italy, which was an amazing experience, even if my Italian language skills aren't exactly "bellissima."
I am the ultimate foodie, so you can always count on me to help satisfy a sudden chocolate craving. I'm obsessed with Sporcle, chai tea, chocolate, ND squirerels, my dog Pepper, ND football, the color green, Nutella, Italy, and the Food Network among other things.
I'm from Strongsville, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, so thankfully, I'm a pro when it comes to South Bend winters. I'm a Science-Business major and an Education, Schooling, and Society minor, and I'm hoping to go to medical school after graduation. I enjoy running, drinking tea, inventing creative meals in the dining hall, watching Friends, and playing board games until the wee hours of the morning.
My favorite ND experiences have included: studying abroad in London, travelling to Appalachia for a service trip over fall break, swimming (not boating) across St. Mary's Lake alongside our sinking raft for the fisher Regatta, and obviously, attending countless football games and pep rallies. But by far the most meaningful aspect of my time at Notre Dame has been living in Pangborn. The community is unbeatable, and our phoxy pride is undeniable.
I am a 7th generation Hoosier from the middle of a cornfield outside of Bluffton, Indiana, where I grew up without cable or shoes (so any Hey Arnold references will go right over my head). When I am not study for my Political Science major and Catholic Social Tradition minor, you can find me in the great outdoors or in the dining halls.
Over the past 3 years, I have taken advantage of the opportunities at ND, which have sent me around the world. From interning at a school in Spanish Harlem, NYC after my freshmen year to working in British Parliment in London las fall, to helping with a fair trade organization in Ghana this summer.
Many of my best friends and best moments in college have come from my time in Pangborn Hall, and I hope to help you benefit from this community as much as I have.