Notre Dame Announces New Faculty

Friday, August 10, 2018
Pictured from left to right, are Sr. Scholastica Neimann, Selina Duncan, Martha Mitchum, Connie McNamara, Sr. Mary Joseph Wittman, Jennifer Strickler, David Carter
Pictured from left to right, are Sr. Scholastica Neimann, Selina Duncan, Martha Mitchum, Connie McNamara, Sr. Mary Joseph Wittman, Jennifer Strickler, David Carter

As Notre Dame begins the 2018-19 school year, there are many new faces to welcome.  In addition to 109 new students, eight new faculty members join the Notre Dame family.

Selina Duncan joins the faculty teaching German and World Geography. Prior to Notre Dame, Ms. Duncan taught German at Volkswagen. She holds a B.S. from UTK and is finishing graduate coursework at UTC.

Jennifer Strickler will join the visual arts department. She has been running an after-school Art program in the public school system as well as being President/Founder of the Children's Art Place. She earned a BFA at Washington University.       

Martha Mitchum joins the guidance department. She earned a B.A. from UTK and M.Ed. from Wake Forest. She will be the guidance counselor for freshmen and sophomores.

David Carter returns to Chattanooga and joins the wellness department and football coaching staff. He previously taught and coached football at St. George’s in Memphis. He earned a B.A. from Crighton College and will oversee the weight training program.

Sister Scholastica Neimann joins as head of the theology department. She comes to Notre Dame from St. Cecilia’s in Nashville where she taught theology for many years. Sister Scholastica holds a B.A. from the University of Dallas.

Sister Mary Joseph Wittman joins the science department. She holds a B.S. in biology from George Mason University. She is currently completing a master’s program Aquinas College.

Connie McNamara will join the faculty part-time teaching AP Psychology. Ms. McNamara earned a B.S. from Birmingham Southern and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia where she was also an instructor.

 


Wnuk Presents At ACA Conference

Lee University student Kelly Wnuk, a senior anthropology major from Chattanooga, presented at the Appalachian College Association Annual Summit held in Kingsport, Tn. Ms. Wnuk was invited to present her findings after she was awarded a Ledford Scholarship from the ACA to conduct original research during the summer of 2018, under the supervision of Dr. Arlie Tagayuna, associate ... (click for more)

CSCC To Host Career Community Major Discovery Event

Cleveland State Community College is hosting a Career Community Major Discovery Event on campus next Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the George L. Mathis Student Center. This event is designed to assist both current and prospective students in choosing a major and what path or “career community” will be best-suited for them. Participants will be able to meet with faculty, ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Investigating Shooting That Victim Says Happened A Week Ago

Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital on Friday evening after a person arrived with a gunshot wound.   The injured man told police he was shot on Thursday, Oct. 11. He said he was shot while on the dance floor of a club somewhere along Brainerd Road.   If you have any information about the incident, call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525. You ... (click for more)

Charles Pipkens, Lajeromeney Brown Arrested In Series Of Violent Home Invasions In Which Robbers Posed As Police

Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens and Lajeromeney Brown in connection with a series of violent home invasions in which the suspects told their victims they were Chattanooga Police officers.. Pipkens, 27, was charged in an Aug. 11 case and Brown, 40, in an incident on Sept. 19. Pipkens, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, ... (click for more)

Teach For America Raises Concerns

For the last several years, many groups, individuals and parties interested in preserving public education for our children have stood firm as a rampantly growing privatization movement has descended upon our local educational landscape.  We saw last year the Department of Education push a plan that would form a partnership zone which could potentially lead to schools in the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Inequality & The Left

The story is told about a liberal politician who was getting a room full of snowflakes all heated up over equity and equality, which is big with the political Left right now. One of his handlers finally got the chance and whispered in his ear, “Use ‘fairness’ instead! That’s what sells … “ Afterwards a newspaper column read, “The liberals love fairness because it cannot be measured. ... (click for more)