Notre Dame de Namur University’s 165th Commencement Features First Graduates from Tracy Campus

For Immediate Release (5/10/2017)

Mark Correa, Bachelor of Science Degree Recipient
Mark Correa, first undergraduate degree recipient from NDNU Tracy campus

Tracy, Calif.—Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), the third oldest college in California, celebrated its 165th Commencement ceremony on May 6, 2017, conferring degrees and credentials on 543 graduates. This year’s ceremony featured the first NDNU graduates to earn their degrees at the university’s campus in Tracy, California: MBA recipient Kelly Marie D’Souza, and Bachelor of Science recipient Mark Correa.

Both Tracy graduates received awards from NDNU. Kelly D’Souza accepted both a Leadership Excellence Award and an Academic Excellence Award, and Mark Correa was presented with a Service Award.

“NDNU is extremely proud of our first Tracy graduates,” said President Judith Maxwell Greig. “They are the trailblazers on this new and expanding path in the long history of our university.”

“Having the opportunity to pursue my MBA in my hometown of Tracy has been amazing,” said Kelly D’Souza. “I wanted to get my graduate degree for about 10 years, but with working full time and having two boys it was always too much time away from home to pursue. When NDNU started its program in Tracy, that goal became possible to achieve.”


Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,700 traditional-aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to access for diverse populations, academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers a rich variety of undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. NDNU has campuses in Belmont and Tracy, California. For more information, visit


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