Aaron Wall Named Program Manager for Notre Dame Day, 2015

I am delighted to announce that Aaron Wall will be taking on an additional assignment as the Program Manager for Notre Dame Day, 2015, reporting to me.  This assignment will be in addition to Aaron’s current role as Associate Director, Student Philanthropy.

Aaron will be responsible for the overall planning, coordination and execution of Notre Dame Day which we be held on April 27, 2015, building on the incredible success of Notre Dame Day, 2014.  As program manager, Aaron will lead the Core Team that actively manages the Notre Dame Day scope and work plan, while also coordinating the activities of the campus-wide Executive Steering Committee.

Aaron has demonstrated a high level of leadership and program management skills in the successful launch and development of our vibrant Student Philanthropy program.

Please join me in congratulating Aaron on his expanded role, and supporting him as we take Notre Dame Day, 2015 to new heights.

Brian Couch, Sr. Director, Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing.

Congratulations to the Ferlic-Lazenga Family!

Jack Cashel Lazenga was born 9/21/14 at 8:58 pm to delighted parents Beth Ferlic and Nate Lazenga. He was 8 pounds 1 ounce and 21.74 inches. He is named for Nate’s late father and the city in Ireland where Beth and Nate were engaged.

The family is all doing very well, and Beth says she is “so relieved and overjoyed.”



Welcome Laura Snell, Associate Director of Badin Guild

Please join me in welcoming Laura Snell to the Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing team as the Associate Director of Badin Guild. Laura will be directing the Gift Planning Marketing Efforts and managing the Badin Guild Member Experience. 
Laura was most recently the Director of Marketing Communications at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. Prior to that, she spent 17 years at  Underwriters Laboratories (UL LLC) in various marketing roles. 
Laura has her MBA in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Environmental Science, both from Indiana University. She will join our team on September 22
Amy Schell

Patty Herrity to Become Project Specialist

Dear Team,

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce Patty Herrity will be transitioning to the role of Development Project Specialist for the following 24 months.

In this role, Patty will serve as the primary liaison for the Campus Crossroads Project as well as manage four strategic projects in various areas of the Development organization.

Patty will report directly to me over these two years, and will split her time between the Joyce Center and Eddy Street Commons / Grace Hall. Patty’s experience in the Ticket Office,  Donor Services, and Prospect Management prepare her for this multi faceted rotation opportunity.

Patty will begin this transition effective Monday, September 22, and she will split her time between the project specialist role and prospect management for the next four weeks, as we identify her successor in Prospect Management.

Please join me in congratulating Patty as she embarks on the next phase of her career in serving Notre Dame.

All my best, 


Fall Mailing on Sept. 17th

Dear Colleagues,

The 2014 Fall Mailing began to drop on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.  Pieces take 3-5 business days to reach the Notre Dame family around the country.

This mailing is a foldout brochure that uses great images to instill nostalgia and remind them of their love for Notre Dame. The mailing was sent to over 130,000 alumni, parents and friends, and contains both a reply card and a business reply envelope.

This piece would not have come together without the ongoing partnership with University Communications and the hard work of Morgan Bullock and Lindahl Wiegand. Thank you!

Go Irish!

Amy Schell, Director, Annual Giving Funds

Eddy St. Closed Sunday, September 28th, 10-6

The American Heart Association will be hosting the St. Joseph County Heart & Stroke Walk 5K Walk/Run on Sunday September 28th from 1pm – 4pm

This event will require us to close Eddy Street at 10 a.m. on this date and will re-open after 6pm.

The Parking Garage at Eddy Street Commons will remain open for guests, employees, and event parking customers.  Patrons can enter the garage off of Angela on Burns Street (next to Fairfield Inn & Suites).   You will be able to exit the garage on Burns St onto Angela Blvd.  Parking will be FREE for this event.

Order CFR Pallet Christmas Trees Now

On September 23rd, these three teams will join forces for a ‘TEAM BUILD’.  Together, we will be constructing Pallet Christmas Trees for purchase by our UR Colleagues with the proceeds going to make an impactful donation to a local charity.  Each pre-ordered 4’ tree will cost $20 ($25 with the base) and be delivered by the first week of October.Pallet tree

Order now to spruce up your holiday decorating and support our team building and philanthropic activity!

Place your order via email with Sarah Bogucki (sbogucki@nd.edu) by September 23rd, both cash and check will be accepted.

Welcome Katie Carter to the NDAA

I am very excited to announce that Katie Carter joined the NDAA supporting Young Alumni and Student Programs as well as the NDSA board on Sept. 8th.
Katie graduated from Notre Dame in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Education. As an undergrad she was Co-President of Irish Fighting for St. Jude, a student club focused on raising awareness of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Born and raised in Pasadena, CA, Katie relocated to South Bend last summer. Some of you will know Katie from her work at the Eck Visitors Center. She also worked at the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union before joining the NDAA.
Katie is very passionate about Notre Dame and is very excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the Alumni Association.
Please join me in welcoming Katie to the NDAA and to UR.
Mike Brown

Welcome Lucas Eggers to Alumni in August

Lucas Eggers  joined the Alumni staff on August 28 as Engagement Marketing Program Director. 
Lucas comes to us from IUSB where he served most recently as a Manager of Website Content, leading a team of campus partners in a variety of digital initiatives—web, signage, video production, and electronic marketing. He also has a print design and production background.
Lucas will lead the digital and marketing strategy for projects that intersect with a number of NDAA program lines, including travel, spirituality, academics, career/professional, Reunion, Eck Visitors Center, and some athletic initiatives. He will also help develop email protocols with the IT team. In these project manager roles, Lucas will be complemented by Anne Faherty, who will continue to manage marketing efforts for her affinity programs, as well as marketing for clubs (domestic and international), classes, and groups. In her role with clubs, she will also market Leadership Conference.
Lucas graduated from IU South Bend with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2007.
He grew up in Niles and currently lives in South Bend. When Lucas isn’t working, he might be found riding or wrenching on his motorcycles, brewing beer, or growing things in the garden (including the hops for his “brewery”!)
He has a son, Owen, who will be three in October; a dog, Stella; two cats; and a saltwater fish tank. 
Please join me in helping Lucas feel welcome and at home. 
Bill Gangluff