Living the Mission

Honoring Outstanding Alumnae
The Mother Caroline Friess Alumna of the Year Award is presented annually to an outstanding alumna who lives the SSND belief in the empowerment of women to create transformative change in the world and whose devotion and loyalty to her alma mater we wish to recognize. Alumnae of all ages are eligible for this award. 

The person nominated reflects the following:
  • Leads a life that reflects the importance of her Notre Dame Prep education, pride in her alma mater, and loyalty to the institution.

  • Creates positive change through her professional career or philanthropic endeavors in her community.

  • Provides exceptional service in support of the advancement and continued excellence of Notre Dame Prep.

Have questions about Alumna of the Year nominations? Contact Lauren Benjamin, Director of Alumnae Relations, at

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In addition to the Mother Caroline Friess Alumna of the Year Award, NDP alumnae may also be nominated for the Foundress Society and Athletic Hall of Fame.
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This Year's Honoree: Sister Kathleen Feeley '46

The 2024 recipient of the Mother Caroline Friess Alumna of the Year Award is Sister Kathleen Feeley, SSND, Ph.D., from the Class of 1946. Throughout her 75 years as an SSND and educator, Sister Kathleen has devoted her life to service, education, and social justice. She is a renowned academic, former college president, and an esteemed educator who has made significant contributions to her field. Currently, she teaches poetry at the Renaissance Institute, a program she founded in 1989 for students over 50. Sister Kathleen Feeley is a true blue alumna committed to the values of NDP and the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She is a leader and servant of humanity, and her dedication to NDP's values is a model for others to follow!

Past Recipients

Notre Dame Preparatory School

An Independent, Catholic Girls School, Grades 6-12, Sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame