Welcome to the world Reagan Reilly and Jackson Finnegan White!

Congratulations to the entire White family as they welcomed healthy twins into the world this week!  Attached you can see a beautiful family picture!  Please keep the entire family in your prayers as they prepare to greet  Reagan Reilly and Jackson Finnegan home soon!

God Bless and Congratulations to the White Family!

Michael McLaughlin, Senior Director of Development – East Region

Karen Putt Going to the Graduate School

Karen Putt, Program Director, Classes and Special Events at the Notre Dame Alumni Association, has transferred to a new position within the University at the Graduate School. As a result, we will be posting her previous position shortly. Please be advised we will only post this position internally as we have identified a preferred candidate within the organization. Please feel free to contact Marc Burdell at 1-8467 or mburdell@nd.edu with questions. Thank you.

Welcome Tara Hunt to ND Magazine

Tara Hunt, a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame and former intern with Notre Dame Magazine, will join the magazine staff as an associate editor July 2. A Chicago native, Hunt was a French and English double major with a minor in journalism who has worked at the University in the Alumni Association and the Mendoza College of Business. She succeeds John Monczunski who retired this past spring and her duties will include writing, reporting and editing for both the magazine’s print edition and its website.

Kerry Temple, Editor, ND Magazine

Welcome Lindsey Parker Bennett, Billing Coordinator

Please join me in welcoming Lindsey Parker Bennett to the development team.  Lindsey will be the new Billing Coordinator responsible for the billing and distribution of football tickets/parking passes for the 2012 season.  She will be working primarily with Andrew Frye and me throughout the Fall.  Her responsibilities will include assistance with authorizing credit cards in PayPal (for those who do not have access to secure terminals), hotel accommodations for off-site staff, parking lottery orders, billing questions, and shipments/delivery of inventory.  Lindsey started today, Tuesday, June 26th.

In 2009, Lindsey graduated from Indiana University in South Bend with a B.A. in Mass Communications/Journalism.  During her senior year, she completed an internship at the South Bend Tribune.  Following graduation, she was a Curriculum Assistant at Yongsan International School of Seoul, Korea.  Lindsey lived in Korea until 2011, when she moved back to the U.S. to be closer to family.

Lindsey will be working in the office next to Jean Gorman at Eddy Street Commons, and may be reached at 574-631-1818 (parking lottery general line) or Lindsey.P.Bennett.99@nd.edu.  Please be sure to stop by and welcome Lindsey to this very important role.

Jill Calderone

Jeremy Friesen Moving to Hesburgh Library

It is with mixed emotions that University Communications Web is announcing that application developer Jeremy Friesen will be taking a position with the Hesburgh Library effective July 1. During his three years with UCWeb, Jeremy has been a key member of the group taking on the monumental task of managing our Conductor CMS, but has also been key on a variety of other internal and external projects. We are actively seeking a to fill his position with an experienced Ruby on Rails programmer, which is open until July 4 (jobs.nd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58910)

Erik Runyon, Manager of Interactive Development, Web University Communications

Andrew Fiedler’s New Role

Congratulations to Andrew Fiedler on his promotion to the DSS role, supporting the Alumni Association.  Although Andrew now officially reports to the OIT, he remains a valued part of the NDAA team.

With his promotion, Andrew’s former position with the Alumni Association’s myNotreDame Help Desk will have an opening for a support coordinator.  This position provides levels 1, 2, and 3 support for myNotreDame, both internally and externally.

Please see or forward the job posting if you are interested or have a prospective candidate to refer.

Mark Welch, NDAA

Happy Wedding Day for Barbie (Bertschy) Gallimore

On the evening of Friday, June 22, Barbie Bertschy was married to Warren Gallimore in an outdoor ceremony on gorgeous Lake Michigan.   The ceremony was beautiful, meaningful and they enjoyed having their grown children participate.  They were surrounded by family and close friends which made it even more special.  Life gave them a second chance at love and they could not be happier.

Posting for Director of International Advancement

Dear Development Team,

I am pleased to announce that we will be posting for a Director of International Advancement.  This position will serve as the primary fundraiser for our international efforts, as well as the liaison between the University’s International Office and the Development Department. Reporting directly to me, this position will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward benefaction from international alumni, parents, and friends, including individuals and organizations. Due to the nature of the position, we are requiring experience and an understanding of cross-cultural communication and engagement.

Please refer potential candidates to Melanie Davis (631-1837; mdavis21@nd.edu) or apply online to position 12288.  I look forward to welcoming this position to our team!

My best,

Joe Gelchion

Welcome Lauren Cressy Dunbar to Annual Giving Team


Please join me in welcoming Lauren Cressy Dunbar to our Annual Giving Team.  Lauren will be serving Our Lady’s University as the Assistant Director of Reunion Giving.  Specifically, she will be working with our reunion giving class representatives in the 15 through 40 year reunion classes.  Lauren starts on Monday, June 25th.

Lauren most recently worked for The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes. She was responsible for the school’s admissions, recruitment activities and marketing and advertising campaigns. She also served as their Community Relations and Alumni Coordinator.

Prior to her position with The Montessori Academy, Lauren was the Events Coordinator at The Center for the Homeless in South Bend.  With the Center for the Homeless, Lauren organized three major annual fundraising events and directed weekly committee meetings comprised of benefactors, volunteers and staff.  Lauren’s experience training and supervising volunteers will serve her well at Notre Dame.

Lauren recently graduated from the South Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program, is a member of Young Professionals Against Poverty and is a parishioner at St. Pius X in Granger.  Lauren will be getting married on September 29th   to Josh Higginbotham at St. Bavo’s in Mishawaka.

Finally, Lauren is an alumna of the University of Dayton where she received her B.A. in Communications and Public Relations.  Lauren can be congratulated at (574) 631-1525.

For Notre Dame,

Craig J. Horvath ‘88, Director, Interest Groups

Farewell and Thank You to Ann Orr

Dear Colleagues,

Ann Orr will be leaving the DIS team on June 29th to pursue other interests.  I would like to commend Ann for her exemplary support of the Advancement Services mission during her tenure in University Relations.

With Ann’s departure, we have an opening for a data analyst within DIS.  The analyst will be charged with analyzing, creating, and maintaining permanent and ad-hoc reports for the Department of Development.  The position will be responsible to develop programs and systems, and provide maintenance for applications in support of data reporting and internet access to data.  Providing needed training to staff in order for them to run standardized reports and systems themselves is included in the duties of the data analyst.

With the Advance Web implementation already underway, I am planning a quick timeline for finding Ann’s replacement.  Please contact me if you are interested or have a prospective candidate to refer.

Carleen Quinlan,  Director, DIS