Notre Dame de Namur University
Notre Dame de Namur University ï¿½ formerly the College of Notre Dame ï¿½ is a private coeducational Catholic university located in Belmont, California in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Notre Dame de Namur University was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as College of Notre Dame in 1851 on 10 acres in San Jose, California. The college was chartered in 1868 as the first college in the state of California authorized to grant the baccalaureate degree to women. In 1922, the Sisters purchased Ralston Hall, the county estate of William Chapman Ralston, founder of the Bank of California. The college opened its doors in Belmont in 1923. In 1953 the College of Notre Dame became a four year college with 23 Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur involved in the school. The college introduced evening classes in 1955, and in 1965, started the teaching credential programs. Originally a womenï¿½s institution, College of Notre Dame became coeducational in 1967; three men graduated as part of the class of 1970. The college expanded its offerings to include masterï¿½s degrees in 1972 and added evening undergraduate programs in 1987. In 2001, the college established four schools: School of Arts and Humanities, School of Sciences, School of Business and Management, and School of Education and Leadership. The name was changed to Notre Dame de Namur University that same year
Founded upon the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and rooted in the Catholic tradition, Notre Dame de Namur University serves its students and the community by providing excellent professional and liberal arts programs in which community engagement and the values of social justice and global peace are integral to the learning experience. NDNU is a diverse and inclusive learning community that challenges each member to consciously apply values and ethics in his or her personal, professional and public life.
Eddie Calvo, politician, Governor of Guam Abigail Campbell Kaw?nanakoa, politician and Princess of Hawaii. Myles McCormick, former CEO of Bare Escentuals, currently an Advisory Director for Berkshire Partners Barbara Morgan, NASA Astronaut Dorothy Stang, class of 1964 - activist, Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Phillip Walker, CEO, Network Solutions Provider, named to list of Top 10 Black Entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine Lailee Bakhtiar, poet, journalist, author, novelist
Suburban (50 acres or 20 ha)