Reunion Hiring Promo

Friends or family members who enjoy working in customer service roles may be interested in working at Reunion 2019 (May 30 – June 2).


The Alumni Association is hiring temporary workers to serve in various roles around campus for Reunion 2019, including:

  • welcome team members

  • shuttle drivers and coordinators

  • parking lot attendants

  • children’s program assistants

  • seminar assistants

Reminder – Last Day for Performance Review Ratings

Endeavor locks down at 5:00 pm today. Currently, there 89 employees without a performance rating in the system. This affects the merit recommendations and eligibility for the incentive program (should we have a distribution this year).

Every member of our staff is entitled to a performance review. Please make every effort to complete this goal before the end of the day.

Thanks very much.

Mary Ellen Koepfle

Welcome Jeff Arnold: New College of Engineering AAD

  Welcome Jeff Arnold: New College of Engineering AAD

It is a pleasure to welcome Jeff Arnold to the University Relations team as the Academic Advancement Director for the College of Engineering.  He begins his new role on Tuesday, May 21.

Jeff’s work and reputation in Development precede him.  He joined University Relations in 2011, and currently serves both Development as a member of the Corporate Relations team and the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Lab as Project Manager.  

Prior to joining Notre Dame, Jeff spent 25 years at Honeywell Aerospace and its predecessor company Allied-Signal Aerospace, finishing his career there as Senior Product & Business Manager.  In Jeff’s role with the ND Turbomachinery Lab, he manages the budget and schedule responsibilities for six separate programs representing over $9 million in sponsored research.  As a member of Development’s Corporate Relations team, Jeff has consistently exceeded targets, with a 5-year trailing average of 125% above his annual goal.  

Responsible for driving philanthropy to the College of Engineering, we are privileged to count Jeff as part of our growing Academic Advancement Team.  Jeff has proven effective in world class corporations, and has successfully delivered in his roles here at Notre Dame.  His experience will facilitate his success as he joins our Academic Advancement team.  

Jeff’s range of professional experience is supported by his education background and leadership program experiences.  He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, both from Michigan Technological University.  At Honeywell, Jeff was part of the Leadership Development corporate training program, and at Notre Dame he was chosen to participate in the Burns Leadership Program.  

As an Academic Advancement Director, you can expect Jeff to be more present at Eddy Street Commons working on proposals with our fundraisers and Storytelling team, and in Fitzpatrick Hall serving the dean, faculty, staff and students of the College of Engineering.

You can contact Jeff at x3781 and to extend congratulations and welcome him as AAD for the College of Engineering.

Giving Societies Commencement Event Attendees


Please use the link below to view the attendees for the Giving Societies Commencement Reception Friday, May 17 from 1-3 at Foley’s – O’Neill Hall fourth floor. We are closing in on capacity for this event, so please direct any additional requests to attend to me. If you have further questions, please feel free to reach out.
Shannon Longo
Donor Experience Events Coordinator

Congratulations, Kasey O’Connor!

Please join us in congratulating Kasey O’Connor, who has accepted the role of Regional Director on the Southwest team. While she will be missed by her teammates in Annual Giving, we know that she will make an incredible impact for Our Lady’s University in this role serving benefactors in the Orange County/San Diego areas.

Kasey joined the Leadership Annual Giving team in August 2018. Since then, she has been instrumental in driving growth for our Giving Societies. Kasey is a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame and a 4-year softball monogram winner. Prior to joining Development, she worked in Athletics where she most recently served as Event Management and Olympic Facility Program Director.

She will officially start her new role on July 1.

Congratulations, Kasey!

Ashley Gerard and Ryan Brennan

Welcome Katy Orenchuk: New Arts & Architecture AAD

It is a pleasure to welcome Katy Orenchuk to the University Relations team as the Academic Advancement Director for Arts & Architecture. She begins her new role this Wednesday, May 15.

Katy most recently was the Vice President for Development at the Newberry Library in Chicago, where she managed and led a comprehensive fundraising campaign that raised $35 million, 117% of the $30 million goal. Her leadership and effectiveness at the Newberry Library was preceded by success in philanthropic roles at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Steppenwolf Theater Company, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Responsible for driving philanthropy to the School of Architecture, the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, and the Debartolo Performing Arts Center, we are privileged to count Katy as part of our growing Academic Advancement Team. She has played a vital role in developing partnerships and stewarding relationships for some of the world’s top arts and humanities organizations, and her experience will enable her to succeed in this new role.

Katy’s professional success is paired with a deep fidelity to and history with, Notre Dame. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Notre Dame and her husband Chris is a double domer, with undergraduate and MBA degrees from the Mendoza College of Business. Katy has been fundraising already for Notre Dame: she was a Charter Member of ND Loyal, where she achieved ‘Top 18 of 2018’, an impressive achievement among the ND Loyal inaugural cohort.

In addition to her degree from Notre Dame, Katy holds a Master of Arts Administration from Indiana University, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

You can expect to see Katy soon around Eddy Street Commons and elsewhere on campus.

Carolyn Lax a grandma again!

Kellen Elijah Moore was born Thursday, May 2nd at 9:30 p.m. The little cutie was 7 lbs. 1.9 oz and 20 inches long.

Kellen is the son of Craig & Jennifer Moore, little brother to Norah and, most importantly, new grandson to Carolyn Lax!

What a handsome boy!

Hands Together for Anita, Noell, Deena and Angie

As we continue to shape and grow our Administrative Assistant team, I am excited to announce that Anita Sareen, Noell Stohler, Deena Chamberlin and Angie Dennig have accepted the new role of Assistant Manager, Development Administration. Each has distinguished themselves in their current role and together anticipate the enthusing work ahead. The new Assistant Managers will begin transitioning over the month of June with an official start date of July 1.

Please join me in congratulating our new team of leaders!

Regards, Marilyn

Congrats to Cristi Ganyard

Dear colleagues:

The Stewardship & Donor Relations team is excited to announce Cristi Ganyard as the new Director for University Stewardship Initiatives.In this role, she will lead the team of professionals partnering closely with the colleges, schools and divisions throughout the University to enhance both programmatic and strategic personalized stewardship efforts. She and her team will be responsible for impact reporting and will work closely with partners to ensure we are maximizing spending and impact. Cristi has over 10 years of experience in the Development Department, most recently heading up the Executive Events unit within Special Events. I believe her dedication to processes, people, and the sacred mission of Notre Dame will position her well for future success. Cristi will begin her new role on June 3; please join me in congratulating this proud Notre Dame parent and steadfast colleague.

Also, please note that Amy Wyskochil, senior director for special events, will be posting Cristi’s director position soon. Please contact Amy if interested in this important role.

My best,

Katherine Lane