Carmen Barcena Barba

Counseling Department Assistant

EducationPsychology B.A.Professional AssociationsA.P.A. Personal StatementWhat do you enjoy about Notre Dame? In a world that is constantly changing, where human values are no...

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DeEnna Holohan

Director of College Counseling

EducationB.S. Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville M.P.A. Master of Public Administration, Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleProfessional Asso...

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Our Philosophy

At Notre Dame our college counseling philosophy mirrors the spiritual legacy of Saint Julie Billiart, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, embracing the gift of God’s goodness to support the personal journey of each student. The journey occurs in a uniquely compassionate community with meaningful and integrated learning programs that foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, reflection, social awareness, responsibility, and the discovery of each young woman’s voice and leadership capabilities.

We strive to counsel students in their search for colleges and universities that meet their academic, emotional, social, financial, and geographic needs. Students are asked to discover who they are and what they think. We explore the full range of college options and help her find one that challenges her academically and aligns with her values, interests, and career goals.


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College Acceptances for the Class of 2017

Notre Dame's Class of 2017 Ravens have been hearing good news from colleges and universities around the country!  All of our young women are incredibly capable, academicialy, socially and pre-professionally and we are pleased to share the list of acceptances to date. Click here to download the entire list!