Congratulations to Jared Mrozinske

Wishing much happiness to Jared Mrozinske and Jenna Bilinski who got engaged on Saturday at Rocco’s (the site of their first date!). They had a marvelous evening celebrating with friends and family! As Jared says, “We could not be happier!”

Welcome Marilyn Bassett-Lance to the Regional West Team

Please join us in welcoming Marilyn Bassett- Lance as our new Administrative Assistant. Marilyn joined the Development staff three years ago as a member of the Annual Gift Programs staff. A South Bend native, Marilyn spent most of her adult life residing between Indianapolis and Washington D.C. She returned to South Bend several years ago to assist with parental care. A graduate of Indiana University, Marilyn served in senior and executive leadership roles for state and national non-profit organizations and government agencies for most of her professional career. A theater, film and music enthusiast, Marilyn also volunteers at The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Welcome Marilyn!
Rich Reynolds
Mike Seeley

Welcome Ria Kapluck to NDAA

Please join me in welcoming Margriet “Ria” Kapluck as the new myNotreDame Support Coordinator, who begins this Wednesday, October 1st.
Ria joins us from the University of Montana Western, where she provided support and developed training in the role of Instructional Technologist. Prior to her tenure at UMW, she served as an IT Support Specialist at the University of Dayton.
Ria will support volunteer leaders with the 187 clubs now using the myNotreDame platform, Notre Dame class and affinity group leaders, as well as  University Relations and other University staff. In addition to her knowledge, talents, and skills, she brings a warmth and enthusiasm that I know our alumni, parents, friends, and staff will appreciate.
Mark Welch

Graduate Business Fund Replaces MBA Annual Fund

To respond to the growing needs of Notre Dame’s graduate business programs, the Mendoza College of Business has created the Graduate Business Fund. This fund effectively replaces the MBA Annual Fund.

Alumni and friends who give to the Graduate Business Fund support the key priorities of the MBA, EMBA, MNA, MSA, and MSM (formerly MSB) programs. The Fund offers a convenient way to directly and immediately benefit every aspect of the Graduate Business experience at Notre Dame. Donors may choose to direct support to the specific program of their choice.

The first Graduate Business Fund campaign will begin with a mailing that is scheduled to drop on Tuesday, September 30. It will be sent to Graduate Business alumni excluding Double Domers.

Please visit for more information.

Please contact Jim Cunningham at with any questions.

Our Condolences to Laura O’Sullivan

It is with sympathy that I share news about the passing of Laura O’Sullivan’s grandmother, Helen Murphy. Helen was a member of Holy Cross Parish, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2014 at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, IN, where a Parish Rosary will be prayed at 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: Harbor Light Hospice, 1608 E. Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545. To send condolences, please visit,

I know you will keep Laura and her family in your prayers.

Katherine Lane

Stanford Pep Rally Reception and Tailgate RSVPs Needed

Please remember to have attendees for the Stanford Pep Rally Reception entered in BEAT by Tuesday, September 30 at 5 PM.  Also, please remember to have attendees for the Stanford Tailgate entered in BEAT by Friday, October 3 at Noon.

If you have any questions about the pep rally receptions, please feel free to contact Teri Vitale at 1-9986 or Heather Moriconi at 1-9784. If you have questions about the game day tailgates, please contact Jennifer McGuire at 1-3278, Mary Fisher at 1-3663, or Sara Kassen at 1-2975.