Becky Badger

Department Coordinator, Program of Liberal Studies

215 O'Shaughnessy Hall


  1. If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?
    This is like naming my first child. When I was little, my favorite at Lenick’s Dairy, in LaPorte, was Tutti-Fruitti. Now, I would probably be something both nutty and compelling – Peanut Karamel Sutra.
  2. If you were a YouTube star, what would you be famous for?
  3. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?
    My mom made Braised Woodchuck, once. Bon Appétit!
  4. What is something you would like to learn or do in your life?
    I would love to dance and not look like Elaine Benes.
  5. Choosing anyone in the world, who would you like to have as a dinner guest and why?
    Are you an Outlander fan? Yes? You know my answer, then.


Like many others, I was the first in my family to pursue higher education and hail from a long line of sailors and Marines. I chose nursing as my career path and attended Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, here in South Bend. My life’s winding path led me to Notre Dame in 2006 and I spent 13 years at the Morris Inn and Notre Dame Conference Center. In August of 2019, I found my forever home with the Program of Liberal Studies! My husband is my head cheerleader and best pal. My daughter and son, along with their spouses and our four grandchildren provide me with many laughs and hugs. Our two cats remind me who the boss is, really. My personal interests include sewing, knitting, spinning (of wool), playing the violin, beekeeping, and LOTS of yardwork. Occasionally (read frequently), we talk about moving back to the city and getting a condominium; although, I think, I would miss the events and occurrences that remind me of the movie, A Christmas Story. Think of The Old Man changing a flat tire, Pit Road style, or the clanging sounds that emanate from the different parts of the house. I am obviously, Ralphie…