About the VAN

Valparaiso University alumni and friends have a distinct connection to Valpo through their own experiences! Sharing their stories with prospective students and parents during the college selection journey is very helpful. The Valpo Admissions Network (VAN) offers a variety of opportunities to do this through these student recruitment programs:

  • Representing Valpo at local college fairs.
  • Sharing a poster or recruitment publications with your church youth group.
  • Sharing career path stories with students admitted to Valpo.
  • Assisting with receptions in your community.

Join our team of over 500 volunteers by registering here!

Already a VAN member, but need to update your information? Drop us an email at admissions.network@valpo.edu

“VAN is more than a network of alumni assisting Admission staff. It’s a community connected with one common and lifelong bond — Valpo.

“It’s networking. It’s discovering things about Valpo you never knew.

“It’s building relationships with parents and students.

“It’s sharing of past experiences and building new ones.

“It’s alumni helping prospective students.

“It’s prospective students and their parents learning from alumni.

“It’s local and it’s national. It’s spontaneous and it’s organized.

“It’s on campus, off campus, on the phone and in person.

“It’s questions. It’s answers. It’s friendships. It’s discovering. It’s giving back.

“It’s Valpo at its very best.”

Brad Pierce '99

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Contact Us

Barbara Lieske '79
Duesenberg Welcome Center
1620 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383