George Duke Returns to Regional Development


It is my pleasure to announce that George Duke will be returning to
the University of Notre Dame as Director of Regional Development on
the West team.  After 20+ years of fundraising experience at Notre
Dame, George returns to our team with a focus on cultivating
relationships with members of the Notre Dame family in Arizona and

George will be moving to South Bend and beginning employment Tuesday,
November 4th. Please join me in welcoming George back to Notre Dame!

Best, Stu

Farewell to Matthew Cook

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Matt Cook will be leaving Notre Dame in a few weeks to move back home to Utah.  Matt has been a pleasure to work with and we wish him nothing but success as he starts the next chapter in his life.

Please join us as we thank Matt for all that he has done for the Development team and for much success and happiness in his future endeavors in Utah.

Stephen Smith
Shannon Forry

All Souls Day Prayer Service

Whether you are experiencing a recent loss of a loved one or remembering those long passed, the Notre Dame Alumni Association will remember your loved one by name during our annual All Souls Prayer at the Grotto service. Because the Feast of All Souls falls on a Sunday this year, our community will gather at the Grotto on Monday, November 3rd to pray the rosary and light a special candle in memory of the faithful departed for whom prayers have been asked. The rosary begins at 1 p.m. and all are welcome to join us. If you would like to help lead a decade of the Rosary, please contact Angie at

To submit your own prayer request for your loved ones, please do so here: by Thursday, October 30th. All prayer requests will be prayed at the conclusion of the rosary.

Angie Appleby Purcell, MDiv. ’97
Director of Spirituality

Welcome Andrea Bullock – Director, Strategic Marketing

I am delighted to announce Andrea Bullock as the Director, Strategic Marketing for Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing team, effective October 27th.

Andrea will lead the team charged with developing personal philanthropic relationships broadly for the University. Her team has responsibility for developing relationships that lead to giving in key segments including: Students, Young Alumni, Alumni 21+ years out from graduation, Parents, Friends and Employees.

Andrea joins us with over 15 years of marketing experience, most recently serving as Media Director at the ViTRO agency in San Diego, CA. At ViTRO, Andrea lead marketing teams responsible for accounts including ASICS, L’Oreal, Heineken, Serengeti, Kaplan University and many others. She played a major role as a senior management leader developing agency culture and values, mission statement,
staff training, client relationships, new business, and internal structures. During her leadership, the media department grew from two to twelve people with billings increasing from $15 million to over $85 million.

Andrea brings significant experience uncovering deep target audience insights and implementing data-driven plans that deliver a high degree of audience conversion that supports business objectives. Her teams have developed award winning Omni-channel strategies, integrating traditional media, digital (display, video, CRM, SEM/SEO, email, paid social), social media, public relations, on-site event
activations, partnerships, direct mail, etc. resulting in high-impact campaigns.

Andrea joins her husband Andrew at Notre Dame, where he is the Associate Director for the Harper Cancer Research Institute. Please join me in welcoming Andrea and her family to the University Relations team.

Brian Couch
Sr. Director, Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing

Halloween Raffle and Decoration Winners

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Halloween party last Friday. We had over 100 kids come through and vote for their favorite theme. It was a close vote…

1st Place – Lego Land
2nd Place – Pirates
3rd Place – Despicable Me

The Lego Land team has won lunch of their choice! Please see Jen Harwell for details.

The winners of the Halloween Prize Raffle were:

Jacob Gosz
Nate Hannah
Morgan Petty
Brady Keegan
Karina Fessler
John Machalleck
Yarvara Loungo
Liam Kempf
Olivia Snell
Naya Riley
Chance McGrath

We will have pictures uploaded to box in the next few days. If you would like to take a survey and offer your feedback please go to

Thank you!

The Halloween Committee

Our sympathy to Joe Gelchion

Joe was with him when his father, Matthew J. Gelchion, passed away on October 13th.  Private services were held on Friday, October 17th,  in St. Petersburg, FL.  Matthew J. Gelchion, Jr., 89, is survived by his 5 sons, Matthew III, Merrill, Michael, Joseph and David, 2 daughters, Mary Rachinsky, and Margaret Heffernan, 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A Funeral Mass was held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.

Your Voice Counts!

Please take time to fill out the NDVoice Survey that you received on October 16th.  Your feedback is valued and provides guidance to ND and UR leaders on what we do well in addition to identifying the opportunities we have to improve our workplace. The survey is administered by an external company and your responses are anonymous.  Anyone who has not taken the survey will receive a reminder on October 22nd and again on the final day of October 31st.  If you have any questions or have not received a survey please contact Jeanne Monsma, ext. 8963