The Alumnae and Alumni Council serves as a liaising body between the Alumnae and Alumni Community and the University. To get in touch with any Council representative, send a note to



Nichole' C. Gatewood '01


Nichole' C. Gatewood, Esq. the founder of Gatewood & Associates, LLC. Nichole’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation in federal and state court, small business law services and internal investigations. A seasoned advocate, for over a decade, she served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General for Maryland. At Notre Dame, she earned an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in psychology and communications. Nichole' says, "Notre Dame was the cornerstone of my educational foundation. Here, I learned to be limitless and that no box exists. My Notre Dame is the place where I found my voice and was challenged to speak louder and rise higher. My Notre Dame is a village of support where a legacy of excellence was not optional and each student, [alum], faculty, staff, and friend feels welcomed home each time they enter our campus. On these grounds, every voice is included and there are no strangers, only cheerleaders waiting to help you soar!”

As an advocate, speaker, and thought leader, Nichole' has a tenacious passion and dedication for civic service. She believes that you must use your mouth for someone else’s victory. In addition to serving as the President of Notre Dame’s Alumnae & Alumni Council, she serves on the Alumnae and Alumni Networking and First Impressions’ committees. Additionally, she is the Vice President of The Federal Bar Association, MD Chapter, where she serves as Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion committee and, former Chair, of the Nominations committee; Vice President of the Hillsdale Heights Neighborhood Association; and as a board member on the Forest Park Alliance, an organization focused on infrastructure development within the Forest Park communities. Nichole' will serve as President until June 30, 2023.

Nichole C. Gatewood '01
Council By-laws

The Alumnae and Alumni Council serves as a liaising body between the Alumnae and Alumni Community and the University. These by-laws help frame their work.

The most recent changes to the bylaws surround accurate Council representation, changes to the committee structure, and defined leadership roles.  

Questions about the by-laws can be directed to the Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations at

Join the Alumnae and Alumni Council

Nominations are now open for the following Council positions:

Women's College Representative
School of Education Representative
School of Nursing Representative
At-Large Representative

To nominate yourself or a peer, send an email to Nikki Gatewood '01, c/o, with responses to these questions:

  1. As an ambassador for NDMU, I am engaged in the following ways...
  2. Describe your past and current volunteerism at NDMU.
  3. What talents would you share with your fellow Council members? What strengths can you offer to complement this team?
  4. Which representative position would you fill?