Welcome, Kevin Brennan

I’m excited to announce that Kevin Brennan will begin Jan. 6 in the position of Writer/Editor with our Marketing Communications team in the Alumni Association. Kevin received his B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. 

Kevin’s role will be to capture the stories of Notre Dame for our alumni and friends, write for our marketing efforts online and offline, to manage our e-periodicals, and to curate Class Notes for ND Magazine.

Kevin is currently a senior analyst with the National Journal in Washington, D.C. He began with the journal in January 2011 as a staff writer and quickly moved up the ranks to deputy editor and then to his current position. As senior analyst, he contributed to original analysis and reporting for Hotline on Call, the journal’s political blog. He also oversaw the journal’s coverage of the 2014 U.S. Senate campaigns. 

Kevin received a master’s degree in Journalism from the highly-regarded Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Kevin’s wife Jen, also from the Class of 2007, works in market research for the Nielsen Company. 

With Kevin’s return to Notre Dame, a piece of our history comes home as well. One of Kevin’s favorite possessions is a piece of the original Golden Dome gifted to him by his grandfather. The piece of gold will sit in a small frame atop his desk—as it has during each of his previous jobs—to connect his past with his future at Notre Dame.

Please join me in welcoming Kevin in January.



Bill Gangluff
Director of Marketing Communications
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame Alumni Association

Welcome Lindahl Wiegand to the Development

Please join me in welcoming Lindahl Wiegand to the Development Team. Lindahl will start on Monday, December 9, as the Marketing and Communication Specialist in Annual Giving Programs

Lindahl most recently has been the Public Relations Manager for Saint Joseph Medical Center. There she has been responsible for coordination of coverage for hospital, patient, and healthcare related stories. She also managed internal communications and corporate announcements for employees, physicians, various boards and key community members. In addition, Lindahl managed social media marketing for the health system and maintained the market-facing website.


Lindahl will be responsible for the written communication for the specific audiences within Annual Giving Programs as well as project management of communication and marketing efforts.


Lindahl is a 2005 graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Journalism. She is active in numerous non-profit organizations in the local community, such as the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, Center for the Homeless, and the Boys & girls Club of St. Joseph County.


Thank you,



Amy Schell

Director, Annual Giving Marketing and Operations

University of Notre Dame


Farewell to Jennielea Vidrich

Jennielea Vidrich has resigned her position in the Donor Experience organization in Annual Giving.  We thank her for her many years of service and wish her the best in her future endeavors.

We will await the results of the Organizational Analysis & Design (OAD) project currently underway before re-assigning the responsibilities of this position permanently and potentially posting a replacement position.  The OAD project is committed to thinking boldly about our organization and how we can best be structured for the future based on a look across the whole organization that will recommend changes that can increase effectiveness and efficiencies of our operations.  We are eager to see how the outcome can positively enhance our structure as a whole.

Brian Couch, Sr. Director, Annual Giving Programs

Condolences to Jeanne Hendricks

Dear colleagues and friends:

I am sorry to share that Jeanne Hendricks’ mom, Shirley A. White, passed away Wednesday morning. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, December 10th at Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 North Main Street, Mishawaka.  Visitation begins at 11:00 followed by the service at 1:00.

Please keep Jeanne and her family in your prayers.

Stacy L. Koebel-Harder, CPA, CGMA

Director, Development, Donor Services

Establishing Your Personal Brand

Personal Branding is important to build working relationships, when looking for a job, or changing careers. This presentation provides tips and techniques to help you define, build, and maintain your Personal Brand.  You will also have the opportunity to begin developing your own personal mission, vision, and set of core values in the branding of your most valuable asset – YOU!  Facilitator: Dr. Deidre Anderson/LaTonia Ferguson, March 4, 2014, 1-4 p.m.  Register through Endeavor.  Please contact Jeanne Monsma, ext. 8963 for questions on how to register or other programs available for 2014.

Today’s Mass – 9:15 a.m.

Today’s Mass, starting at 9:15 a.m., in the ESC Family Room, will celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which will be offered as a Healing Mass for Katherine Lane’s sister, Kristan Seaford. All are invited and welcome to attend.

Thank you!


 Elizabeth (Beth) M. Ferlic

Assistant Director of Stewardship Programs

United Way Santa Open House



1:30 PM TO 3:30 PM open to campus staff and families

William and Mary Ann Smith Family Ballroom


Complimentary valet parking. $5 cash donation for photo with Santa, face painting and tours of the Morris Inn. Donate to United Way to win prizes! Sweet treats and light refreshments will be served.


Please R.S.V.P. by December 6 to

Kathy Seymour at 631.2034



Top Raffle Items

2 Local hotel overnight stays

Salon packages

ND tickets and prizes

Healthworks Kids museum

Chef Ross Dinner

South Bend Restaurant packages

And many more!


Cake Walk

DJ- 24 cakes and pies to give away!


Face painting, craft station, treats and more!!!

Welcome, Brian Moran-Academic Advancement Director for Mendoza College of Business

Please join Roger Huang and me in welcoming Brian Moran aboard as the new Academic Advancement Director for Mendoza College of Business. 

Brian has established himself as a proven business segment leader and a “Go to” person for maximizing return on the largest projects for some of the world’s most successful companies: Procter and Gamble – Pro Health Toothpaste;  Whirlpool – Post Maytag acquisition manufacturing and technology strategy; Zimmer – Persona Knee System. His experience in P&L management, Financial leadership, Strategic planning and the leading cross-functional teams will provide a robust skill set needed by both Development and  MCOB as we progress into the Boldly Notre Dame Capital Campaign.

Brian received his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and his MBA from The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business

Brian joins his wife, Ann Moran, as a member of the Development Team. Brian and Ann have two children, Hannah, 13 and Matthew, 10.  They reside in Granger.

Thank you,

George Keegan

Sr. Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Farewell to Elle Metz

I am sad to inform you today Elle Metz will be leaving the Alumni Association at the end of the month in order to pursue a master’s degree in journalism.

Elle has been a tremendous asset to the NDAA and we will very much miss her positive attitude and outgoing personality.  Her numerous contributions to the young alumni and student programs have served our alumni and future alumni well. Elle has forged tremendous relationships with young alumni and worked on engaging them in a number of new and interesting ways – including a brand new young alumni blog. In addition, Elle is the consummate team player, always willing to help whenever someone needs assistance. A prime example was her co-management of the ultra-successful NDAA Step Challenge.

Elle will be attending the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern, one of the top- rated journalism schools in the nation.  Please join me in congratulating Elle and wishing her the best on this exciting new opportunity.

 Thank you,


Mike Brown
Assistant Director, Alumni Groups
Notre Dame Alumni Association

Condolences to the Hubert Family


It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of the passing of Tony Hubert, father to Dan Hubert in the Provost’s Office and father-in-law to Lynn Hubert in University Relations. Tony peacefully died in the early hours of Friday, November 30th, due to complications from throat cancer treatments. He was at home surrounded by his immediate family when he went to join his Lord.

A Rosary will be held on Monday, December 9th with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow on Tuesday December 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Modesto, California. Please send condolences to Tony’s wife:

Mrs. Mary Hubert
1521 Tiburon Court
Modesto, California 95350

Donations can be sent in Tony’s name to:


St. Vincent DePaul Society

c/o Our Lady Fatima Catholic Church

501 W. Granger Ave.

Modesto, CA 95350


Community Hospice

4368 Spyres Way

Modesto, CA 95356


Lynn Hubert