Rock Your Profile!

Are you ready to Rock Your Profile?  Did you know that potential employees are checking you out?  Join us in learning how to maximize your presence on LinkedIn on Monday, February 9th.  LinkedIn’s Beth Lux, Customer Education Specialist, will present tips and tricks to help create a strong LinkedIn profile, discuss developing your professional brand, and share how to position yourself, in this one-hour informative session.  Please sign up for one of the training sessions at Grace Hall, the Alumni Association Auditorium, or the Family Room at Development’s temporary office at Moreau Ct. by clicking on the link here. For more information please email Ann Amico Moran at

Thank you!

Congratulations to Jeremy and Mandy Brown

Congratulations to Jeremy and Mandy Brown as they welcome their first child, Sofia Brown! (and Grammy Gerry on her new grandbaby!)
Sofia was excited to meet her parents, arriving a month early on Saturday, January 17 just before 9:00 a.m. She weighed 5 lbs 1 oz and is 17 3/4 in long.
Although a little tired, the family is doing well!

Calendar Year End Fundraising Close Process

We will complete processing of CY2104 gifts on close of business Wednesday, January 14th, as planned. On the morning of Thursday the 15th, colleagues are encouraged to review relevant donor records to ensure that everything they anticipated to be in for year end is there. If you have questions or concerns, please contact a member of Donor Services to investigate as follows:

Planned Giving – Sue Prister

East Region – Stacy Koebel

West Region – Candace Davenport

Midwest Region – Jamie Barry

Principal Gifts/CFR/Others – Brian Dean

We will make any needed adjustments on Thursday, January 15th and officially close the calendar year. Thanks to everyone for your support of the Donor Services Team during this busy time of the year.

Brian Dean


Congratulations to Brent Henningfeld and Kevin Nugent with Athletics Advancement

It is with great pleasure that I announce the full-time hiring of Brent Henningfeld and Kevin Nugent to the Athletics Advancement team. As you know, both gentlemen have been serving in internship roles for us over the past year and are excited to transition to these new positions immediately.

A 2007 graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Sports Administration / Business, Brent has assumed a Coordinator role, with an added focus on our data management efforts. He is a South Bend native who attended both Christ the King Grade School and St Joe High School, and who aspires to someday have visited every major league baseball stadium. With 14 under his belt to date, Miller Park in Milwaukee with its world famous sausage race is the early favorite.

Kevin is a 2013 Notre Dame graduate with a degree in Marketing. Following in the footsteps of his father, Kevin Sr. (ND’78), “Nuge Jr.” was also a four-year member of our Irish hockey team and monogram winner. He will be the Associate Program Director and will help to develop, oversee and implement our new endowment initiative and associated benefits, along with many other marketing and stewardship-based projects.

The energy, enthusiasm and new ideas Brent and Kevin brought to our Athletics Advancement efforts over the past year were notable, and I would ask you to join me in congratulating them.

HR’s Professional Development Workshops

Fulfill your resolution for self improvement and be sure to see the schedule of professional development workshops offered to faculty and staff this Winter/Spring by HR:

Register now for ND Winter-Spring Professional Development Programs

Enroll now for the newly listed Winter-Spring Learning Programs offered through ND Human Resources.  These programs are great opportunities to add to your professional development goals.  Topics such as “Communicating with Colleagues and Co-Workers,” “Resolving Differences While Maintaining Relationships,” “Team Dynamics,” and “Meeting Facilitation” are offered.  There are also several programs focused specifically on career development including “Interview Prep,” “Managing My Career,” and “Establishing My Personal Brand.”  There are also opportunities designed specifically for managers such as “Performance Review Roundtable for Supervisors” and “Writing Performance Reviews.”  Get more information and register for these and other programs on You can also call Jeanne Monsma, ext. 8963.  Classes fill quickly so register soon.


Earlier today the folks at GRANTLAND.COM released what they call a “30 FOR 30 SHORT” — a short film — about former Notre Dame student-athlete Reggie Ho.

For those of you “old enough” to remember — Reggie was a walk-on kicker during Coach Holtz’s early run here at Notre Dame.
This 13 minute FILM is really good — it was directed by actor Ken Jeong (of HANGOVER fame).  You’ll want to share it with your donors and friends — immediately.
As you’ll learn in the film “Dr.” Reggie Ho is now a Cardiologist…

Jim Small, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications