Office of Alumni and Parent Relations


Welcome to the Notre Dame de Namur University Parent Relations webpage. Here you will find campus information and resources that will help support your student throughout their time at NDNU. We strive to partner with parents and families to enhance the student experience within their educational, spiritual and social journey, as well as strengthen your own connection to the NDNU community. Please consider the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations as a resource for your questions or concerns. We welcome your calls and are happy to assist you.


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Parents and families can actively engage and participate in their student’s university experience through volunteer opportunities. Being a parent/family member volunteer is one way to stay connected to your student. As a volunteer you will help serve as our ambassador, promote a cause or event and support the university mission of providing quality education and overall experience for our students.

Whether you are local or from far away, we welcome your involvement with NDNU.

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Elizabeth ValenteElizabeth Valente
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Elizabeth joined NDNU as alumni director in September 2013. She has extensive experience in communications management in both higher education and in the private sector. Prior to joining NDNU she worked as the communications director at Samuel Merritt University, a health sciences institution. Valente also worked as a reporter for several local news outlets including CNN, CBS, and FOX and garnered several awards including an Emmy in broadcast news. Since joining the university she has developed relationships with alumni, parents, and community leaders, created numerous campus programs such as Homecoming and Alumni Reunion, and built a growing community of volunteerism and advocacy. It is her goal to help our alumni and parent community to stay connected, re-engage, and play a role in the future of NDNU.