The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for girls and young women in grades 6 through 12.

A Catholic, Independent, College Preparatory School for Young Women, Grades 6 through 12

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur: Inspiring Young Women Since 1956

Meet Our Alumnae

Meet the Women of Notre Dame

Notre Dame alumnae share a deep bond as women of integrity, setting the standard for social responsibility as they serve the world with honor and compassion. We say it is our mission to inspire young women. The truth is that they inspire us—both by who they are and who they become.

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Khalida Ali ' 02
Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion at Zendesk

“I share quite often that attending Notre Dame was a transformative experience. By virtue of attending a single-sex school that was highly supportive, there were no limits to our potential and what we could achieve in life. It was an incredible experience to be surrounded by other girls who were smart, intelligent and driven on a daily basis.”

Nina Fite '75
United States Ambassador to the Republic of Angola

“One of the best things Notre Dame provided me was the knowledge that I could do anything – since we were all girls, the girls were the elected leaders, athletes, scholars.”

Maryanne Quinn Hancock '92
CEO, Y Analytics

“My appreciation for the foundation Notre Dame gave me has only deepened over time. I valued the academic preparation that allowed me to thrive in college and law school. I came to realize what an asset Notre Dame’s leadership development was when I entered the work world. And now I am deeply grateful for the beautiful faith foundation with which to approach our world. It is a very special environment that can cultivate all three.” 


Maggie Quirk '19
Cornell University

“Notre Dame left her mark on us by instilling in us the core values of Fides et Caritas: Faith and Love. We have been fortunate to learn in an environment in which teachers are rooting for our success and classmates are celebrating the achievements of others. And, we’ve learned that our education should have a higher purpose; our acquired knowledge and skills should be used for the love of and in the service of others.”

Cerise James, MD, MPH '91
Biotechnology Professional

“My curiosity for the sciences was ignited at Notre Dame and I had many scientific and spiritual role models who encouraged and empowered me. As a result, I am a medical doctor in women’s health with vast opportunities to impact the lives of patients. ND taught me humility, empathy, and the importance of community service.”

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Rosemary Connors '01
NBC10 News Anchor and Reporter

“I would not be the person I am today, if I had not gone to Notre Dame. Girls need strong women leaders to show them what’s possible in life. From the teachers to the alumnae, Notre Dame exposed me to role models who taught me that grit and determination are essential to achieve your dreams.”

Maria Aspan '00
Editor-at-large for Inc. Magazine and Author

“My seven years at Notre Dame, and its emphasis on educating women of courage and conviction, has helped shape my career and my ongoing professional focus on the intersection of gender and business while covering some very traditional, often male-dominated industries.”

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D'Arcy Foster Rudnay '73
Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Comcast Corporation

“Notre Dame allowed me to begin to create my identity and helped me to understand who I was as a person and what I hoped I could accomplish in my life. The honor code taught me how to act with integrity, how to really understand right from wrong, and gave me the courage and confidence to speak up and lead by example – both personally and professionally.”