Notre Dame de Namur University Receives $2.5 Million Federal Grant to Support Transfer Student Pathways and Student Success

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Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) has received a Title V grant of $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to support programs that recruit, retain, and advise transfer, first-generation-to-college, and Latinx students.

Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont Campus

Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont Campus

“This grant is aligned with our strategy to strengthen transfer student pathways and become the premier not-for-profit Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) university in Silicon Valley,” said President Judith Maxwell Greig.

Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) has received a Title V grant of $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education to support programs that recruit, retain, and advise transfer, first-generation-to-college, and Latinx students.

“This grant is aligned with our strategy to strengthen transfer student pathways and become the premier not-for-profit Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) university in Silicon Valley,” said President Judith Maxwell Greig.

The STARS (Success in Transfer and Retention for Students) initiative funded by the Title V grant will be paid out over a five-year period. STARS aims to develop strategic transfer pathways with community colleges while focusing on boosting student success and graduation. These objectives will be met by:

  • Enhancing transfer articulation processes to increase transfer enrollment.
  • Creating a centralized advising center, peer academic coaching program; and providing workshops on a variety of topics to increase retention rates.
  • Providing professional development for faculty and staff; and supporting development of online and hybrid courses.

“Notre Dame de Namur University was recently ranked #1 for social mobility among private colleges in Northern California by CollegeNET. And this grant will provide another opportunity for Hispanic California Community College transfer students to improve their social mobility upon graduation.” said Provost Hernan Bucheli.

ABOUT NDNU
Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,500 students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU is the third-oldest college in California and the first authorized to grant the baccalaureate degree to women. NDNU maintains a strong commitment to academic excellence, social justice, and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers a rich variety of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and teacher credential programs. The historic campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit http://www.ndnu.edu.

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