Farewell to Bob Quakenbush

I never thought this day would happen…

Our good friend Bob Quakenbush ’76, is leaving “home” to move to the “Carolina Blue” skies to join his wife and daughter.  Bob’s wife took a job at the Duke University Hospital last August.
Bob has given Notre Dame much more than he has taken — his knowledge, passion and love for his alma mater will never be forgotten.  I know I speak for our entire team — it will be a sad day when Bob walks out the door on August 15th.
We wish Bob nothing but great thoughts.  He’s a prolific writer, who will be difficult to replace.  Please be sure to stop by and wish Bob well — he’s been a great teammate to everyone.
Bob, thanks for everything you’ve done — you are, and always will be, a Notre Dame Man!
Jim Small

LOGAN Center needs our UR Team on Aug. 2

The URND Team will be in action again for the 11th Annual LOGAN’S RUN.

The LOGAN Center is seeking volunteers to assist with its 11th annual LOGAN’S RUN this Saturday, August 2nd, here at ND.

Our team will be staffing a water station for the run.

We need your help!

PLACE – ND campus (in front of LaFortune)

TIME – Be there by 8 am and plan on being finished by 10 am

SIGN-UP – Teresa O’Connor at O’Connor.82@nd.edu or Jill Donnelly – jdonnell@nd.edu

Farewell to Perrine Blakley

It is with great sadness that we announce that Perrine Blakley will be
leaving Notre Dame on Friday, August 1st. She and Jason are moving to
Boise, Idaho where she will assume the role of Assistant Director of
Annual Giving at Boise State University. Jason recently graduated from ​the​                         Law School and will be working at the Idaho Supreme Court. Perrine will                       soon complete her Master​ of​ Non-Profit Administration from Mendoza.

Please join us as we thank Perrine for all that she has done for the
Development team and for much success and happiness in Boise.

Rich Reynolds
Mike Seeley

Notre Dame Learning Programs—Focus Group Invitation

Human Resources is looking for volunteers to participate in a couple of focus groups to help us identify training needs for the fall/spring learning programs for Notre Dame staff.  We appreciate your participation in the past programs offered through Human Resources and want to make sure our learning programs continue to address the changing skill needs across campus.

If you are interested in sharing your observations and suggestions about what should be offered in the coming academic year, please sign up for the focus group scheduled in your location.   Group size is limited so sign-up is on a “first come-first serve.”

Date:                    Wednesday, July 30

Time:                    10:30-11:30 a.m.

Location:               Grace Hall 200


Date:                    Friday, August 1

Time:                   10 – 11 a.m.

Location:             Eddy Street Commons, Family Room

Please reply to Kara McClure at kmcclur1@nd.edu regarding the session you wish to participate in.  We’re eager to hear your suggestions!


Happy Birth Day, Annabelle Rose Huff

Dear Colleagues,
On Friday evening, Amy and Cory Huff welcomed a new addition to their family. Annabelle Rose Huff, born at 8:04 PM, weighing in at 8 lbs. 2 oz., 20 1/4 inches long, and a full head of black hair (both of her siblings are redheads so she is immediately establishing her own identity)!  Her brother and sister, Charlie and Reagan, are excited about their little sister!
Congratulations to the Huff family.
Mary Ellen Koepfle, C.P.A., UND ’96 – SMC ’78, Director, Finance and Administration

Welcome Barbara Thompson to West Regional Development

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that Barbara Thompson will be transitioning from her role as Administrative Assistant in 405 Main Building to join the West Regional Development team in support of Mike Seeley and Rich Reynolds, effective August 4th. Barbara joined University Relations in January of this year and has been an invaluable member of the team.
The open administrative assistant position in 405 Main Building will be posted immediately with a preferred candidate identified.
Please join us in congratulating Barbara on her expanded role and welcome her to the development team at ESC.
Stu Fortener and Drew Buscareno

Farewell to Danny Nussbaum

I want to inform you that Danny Nussbaum has resigned his position with the University of Notre Dame.  Danny has decided to pursue an opportunity with the South Bend Medical Foundation as their director of sales and marketing.  We wish Danny all the best as he embarks on this chapter of his career. Danny’s last day will be July 30th.
Mike Sullivan

Action Requested: Emails to Dylan Reed Misdirected

We have learned that–especially since the changeover in email systems–many messages intended for Dylan Reed (dreed@nd.edu) are being misdirected to a student who shares that name.
OIT is working to add details in the directory to help distinguish between these two addresses, but they suggest in the meantime:
1. Please search your “sent items” for recent items directed to “reed.83” or “dylan.reed.83” and resend those items to dreed@nd.edu.
2. Please check your contacts (My Contacts; Most Contacted; Other Contacts) in gmail to determine if this address (reed.83) is listed there as a contact. If so, OIT suggests deleting that contact, as it leads gmail to auto-fill your email with the incorrect address.

Sympathy to Leslie DeVolder

Our sympathy to Leslie DeVolder on the death of her mother-in-law, Elizabeth “Bette” Kathryn DeVolder.

Bette DeVolder died on July 11th in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born in Sheldon, Iowa on July 9, 1932.

She is survived by her sister Mary Jo Wilder, her children Dennis (Cheryl) DeVolder, Mary (Jim) DeVolder Heintz and Michael (Leslie) DeVolder. Bette was devoted to her children and grandchildren Caitlin, Emily, Allison, Claire, Shannon, Keri and Jack.

Bette attended Briar Cliff College and taught kindergarten as well as elementary school, prior to marrying John and raising her family. Christmas was her favorite holiday, but she really loved anytime she could spend time with her family.

Donations may be made in Bette’s memory to the Colorado Springs Cerebral Palsy Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Cards for Leslie and her family may be sent to:
15190 Quail Hollow Court
Granger, IN  46530

Condolences to the Family of Pat Hickey

Dear Colleagues:

With a heavy heart, I am sharing Peg Jewett’s note regarding the passing of our dear friend, Pat Hickey:

It is with enormous sadness that I tell you that Pat Hickey died Sunday night. Pat retired several years ago after serving Our Lady’s University for twenty years. He had been battling cancer for a number of years. For the last two years, he was doing well – enjoying retirement, visiting this children and grandchildren, and sending out many emails to his Notre Dame friends!   I had lunch with him two months ago and he was vintage Pat!   I understand from his daughter, Maura, that the past six weeks were tough on Pat, so God called him home.  The scripture “well done, good and faithful servant” comes to mind.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Thursday, July 17, at William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA. 

A mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM Friday, July 18, in St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church, 200 Brodhead Ave., East Stroudsburg, PA. Burial will follow at Laurelwood Cemetery, 901 Bryant St., Stroudsburg, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that tributes/memorial donations be made to the University of Notre Dame in the name of J. Patrick Hickey, University of Notre Dame, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

The Hickey family address is: Mrs. Deborah Hickey, 7228 Hickory Lane Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

We have lost a true Notre Dame man.  I have lost a most excellent friend.

I know you join me in prayer and remembrance for Pat and his family.


Anne Griffith