Dr. Barbara Turpin, associate dean of students in the Graduate School, will retire from her position at the end of May.
Following are the remarks shared by Dr. Barbara Turpin at the retirement luncheon held in her honor on May 16, 2011. I would like to talk a bit today about the ways in which I think I have changed the Graduate School over the past 21 years, and a bit about the ways in which the Graduate School has changed me.
Delivered at University of Notre Dame Graduate School Commencement ceremonies, Saturday, May 21, 2011 Good morning everyone. Thank you, Dr. Burish for that nice introduction. Thank you Father Jenkins and Dean Sterling for giving me the opportunity to be here today and to be part of your graduation ceremony. Walking onto this beautiful campus gives me the same excitement that I had 40 or 50 years ago when I would visit my grandfather here. So thank you for letting me wake up my personal echoes and feelings about this great school.
The University of Notre Dame’s Graduate School recognized 288 master’s and 159 doctoral degree recipients and presented several special awards during Commencement ceremonies today (Saturday) in the North Dome of the Joyce Center. Timothy Roemer, United States Ambassador to India, delivered the Commencement address. He also was recognized as the recipient of the Graduate School’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Greg Sterling, Dean of the Graduate School, has announced the winners of two new awards in the Graduate School—one to recognize an outstanding director of graduate studies and the other to recognize an outstanding graduate administrative assistant. The awards, he says, were created to recognize exemplary contributions in graduate studies at Notre Dame.
The Graduate School is pleased to partner with the renowned Fischoff National Chamber Music Association to offer graduate students FREE tickets to the competition’s grand prize concert on Sunday, May 15, 3:30 in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.