State Senator Jerry Hill to Address Graduates at NDNU Commencement, May 4

Belmont, Calif., April 18, 2013 — California State Senator Jerry Hill will address more than 400 graduating students of Notre Dame de Namur University during its Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Koret Field, located on Ralston Avenue next to the NDNU Theatre.

Senator Jerry Hill was elected to California’s 13th Senate District in November 2012. He was the mayor of the city of San Mateo and served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors until 2008. Soon after, he was elected to the state Assembly. During 2012, 18 of the bills he authored were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown — more than any other state lawmaker that year.

Those bills addressed pipeline safety, underage drinking on party buses, the sale of tobacco to minors, foster family home protections, and the availability of information for parents and guardians about child safety seats.

Senator Hill is a co-sponsor of the California DISCLOSE Act, and has proposed bills to prevent repeat drunk drivers and improve the accountability of the state board that regulates California utilities.

To help minimize traffic, guests will park at Oracle Corporation in Redwood Shores and be shuttled by bus to campus. The university has been working closely with the Belmont Police Department to identify systems for controlling traffic and parking situations in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus. The university is located at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont.

Notre Dame de Namur University is an independent Catholic, coeducational institution serving 2000 students. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame of Namur, Belgium in 1851 and chartered by the state in 1868, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to social justice and community engagement. The University is fully accredited and offers 21 liberal arts and career preparation undergraduate programs, and 12 graduate degrees and four credentials. The 50-acre campus is located in Belmont, California, just south of San Francisco. For more information visit