Greetings Duke Parents and Family Members!

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Beth Gabay, P’16; Dana Williams Dudley, P’17; Penny Fleming, P’09, P’10 (BSE, MS) P’12, P’13 (BSE, MEng)

Greetings Duke Parents and Family Members!

Welcome to the Class of 2019 Blue Devils! Our names are Beth Gabay, Dana Williams Dudley, and Penny Fleming. We are all representatives of the Duke Parents Advisory Council (DPAC). On behalf of DPAC, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, we welcome you to our Duke family. We would like to invite you to join our Facebook “Group for Duke University Parents and Families” where you can feel free to ask questions, share news, and make comments. We are excited about being able to connect with you and share information from a parent perspective. We are sure that you will want to learn everything you can about Duke. We offer up-to-date information about campus events, alumni events, sports, technology, research opportunities, and student happenings.

We congratulate you on your children’s Early Decision acceptance to Duke! We know this is an exciting time and that your family will want to feel a part of the Duke community starting now. We are so thrilled that you chose Duke! We are a vibrant, engaging, and close-knit community. Duke is a research university with a liberal arts approach, and your children will have an academic experience like no other. We hope that you will start wearing your Duke Blue with pride and share your happiness with your family and friends. In the meantime, if you have any questions for parents of current students and alumni, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us through this site. Again, congratulations!

To join and connect with other parents visit:

The group is closed, so you will have to request to join.

Or feel free to contact us via email: We look forward to hearing from you!

Warm regards,

Beth Gabay, P’16
Dana Williams Dudley, P’17
Penny Fleming, P’09, P’10 (BSE, MS) P’12, P’13 (BSE, MEng)