JNEWS: Notre Dame honors Charles, Isabel [MC1954]



Notre Dame makes additions to the Wall of Honor
by Dennis Brown
April 03, 2018

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The invaluable contributions of Isabel Charles, the first woman to serve as a dean at the University of Notre Dame, and those of the Holy Cross Brothers and the Holy Cross Sisters — women and men religious who have played critical roles in Notre Dame’s founding and growth — will be recognized by additions to the University’s Wall of Honor. A ceremony to celebrate these additions will take place at 11 a.m. April 13 (Friday) at the wall on the ground floor of the Main Building. A reception will follow in the Main Building rotunda.

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Charles earned her bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and master’s and doctoral degrees in English from Notre Dame. She served on the faculty and as executive vice president and academic dean at Ohio Dominican College before returning to Notre Dame in 1973 as assistant dean in the College of Arts and Letters. She became the first woman to serve as a dean at Notre Dame in 1976, serving until 1982. She was assistant provost and director of international studies from 1982 until her retirement in 1995, growing the University’s study abroad programs by 167 percent.

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Charles, Isabel [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Isabel is a member of the Class of 1954.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Charles, Isabel [MC1954]

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