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Latino Board Leadership Academy

(Sharing from a LinkedIn post.) The Hispanic Foundation is now accepting applications for their Latino Board Leadership Academy in San Mateo County! Our academy trains Latinos to volunteer their time in leadership roles as board members of nonprofits in our region. Apply Today: Deadline to apply is Monday, June 10, 2019 To learn more about our academy visit:

Happy Memorial Day

We remember, recognize, appreciate, and honor those who have died in the Armed Forces. Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

Please Share: Info Session This Week!

Transfer to NDNU starting summer or fall!  Learn more at this week’s Transfer Event on Thursday, May 9 from 4-6PM at the NDNU Welcome Center, 1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont.

 Learn more about Notre Dame de Namur University’s transfer program for day and evening students!  Counselors will offer on-the-spot Transfer Credit Estimates (Please bring unofficial transcripts); Waived application fee; Instant admissions; Information on NDNU’s multiple locations, convenient class schedules, and new scholarships.   

Please RSVP at:   

For more information on any of our programs, please visit or call 650-508-3600. 

Learn more about NDNU’s transfer student success pathways:

Summer Term I Classrooms


BUS 2600 Operations and Info Tech FREEMAN Cuvilly 9

PSY 2201 Counseling/Psych Ther ARBORE Cuvilly 7

Tuesdays in Tracy

BUS 2335 International Business GOHAR (Online until further notice)

HSP 2227 Marketing for NPOs BARSI Transit Center


REL 2605 Women’s Spirituality ASHLEY Cuvilly 9

Wednesdays at Mission College

BUS 2012 Business Leadership REYNOSO SEC 322 (Student Engagement Center, (the new building) Room 322)


BUS 2016 Change and Conflict Management LIM SM 113


HSP 2218 Social Research Methods ARBORE Cuvilly 7


BUS 2006 08 Professional Writing MADDEN (Find the course on Moodle)

Saturday, May 18:

BUS 2078 Facilitation Skills SANTAMARIA SM 208

Scholarship Opportunity

Check out this link for an opportunity to win a $2500 scholarship. A short essay about technology and inclusion is required….

Ask An Advisor: Culture and Language Requirement

Our Human Services and Intensive Business degrees are Bachelor of Science degrees. This creates flexibility for satisfying the six unit Culture and Language requirement. Everyone is different! Talk with your adviser about the best approach for YOU. You can satisfy this requirement through:

  1. Three years of a language course in high school with grades C and above.
  2. Passing AP scores
  3. Speak a language other than English already? You have a few options: if you have lots of lower division electives already, you can test out of this requirement. If you need lower division electives, it may make sense to test out of the requirement through a CLEP exam, through which you can earn up to nine units.
  4. Take the equivalent of a year of a language at a community college.
  5. Take two Upper Division Culture and Language courses at NDNU. These are offered nearly every term and explore interesting topics related to culture while dabbling in language.
  6. Perhaps you took a single language course a long time ago and don’t feel prepared to take the second semester. That’s okay; half a year of a language plus one Culture and Language class can satisfy this requirement.

Sounds confusing? Come talk with us and we can help you make a decision about the best way to proceed AND – if appropriate – help you to pick the classes, either at NDNU or at a community college – to satisfy this requirement.

Alumni Reunion and 30 Year Anniversary of the Professional Studies Program

It was awesome to see those who came and to have a chance to honor people who have been such a key part of this program’s ongoing success, including founders Dr. Deb Cash and Dr. Don Stannard-Friel and faculty members Dr. Lillian Barden, Dyanne Ladine, and Ralph Barsi. Dr. Patrick Arbore deserves more than I can possibly say about him, too; unfortunately, he was unable to be there. Moreover, it was an absolute honor and privilege to get to tell the crowd how much this program has depending on Judy King’s care and expertise, how many students have made it through to graduation and beyond because of her time and attention. Judy is amazing.

Dr. Lillian Barden, Judy King, Ralph Barsi
Judy King with former commencement speaker (and PSP alum) Genna Armanini and Mike Adam. I’ll never forget my middle-of-the-night email exchange with Genna, when she asked if there was a graduation for evening students. When I reassured her that of course they graduated with everyone else, she cried in anticipation of that future day. When the day arrived, who would have imagined that all of the eligible students who auditioned to be speaker, Genna would be the one. She did a great job, too!
Lovely Mona with her darling four month old daughter came up from our Mission campus to hear the reunion speaker, Human Services grad Dr. Rick Reed! (I had the pleasure of holding the baby so that mom could hear the speech; she’s delightful, full of smiles.) So glad you both came!