Welcome Pam Mullin to Regional Midwest

We are pleased to announce that on March 9th, Pam Mullin will become the newest member of the Development team.  Pam will be joining our Midwest team as Administrative Assistant- Regional Development, in support of Chris Murphy and Darrell Paulsen.  Pam comes to the University with years of experience as a dedicated events planner, with a consistent record of administrative management that exceeds expectations. Pam was most recently employed at CarexTech and, before that, Press Ganey.

Pam is no stranger to many in the South Bend community, having volunteered as a mentor in the Read to a Child program, the Broadway Theater League, The Junior League of South Bend, and the Mishawaka Education Foundation.  Pam also received the 2014 Mary Lou Schwartz Award for her efforts in volunteer fundraising, skills no doubt that will be helpful to us here at Notre Dame!
Please join us in welcoming Pam to the University of Notre Dame and the Midwest team!  Congratulations Pam and welcome!
Chris and Darrell

James and Mirella Riley Competing in the Center for the Homeless’ Dancing with Our Stars

Please support your fellow colleague, James Riley, who along with his wife, Mirella, will be dancing in this year’s Center for the Homeless Dancing with Our Stars Miracle Auction on April 17.  They are raising funds, with the help of your vote, to support the Center and its efforts to break the cycle of homelessness in our community. Votes are $41 and “team” voting is encouraged.  Please vote today!
   For more information:          events.org/stars

Our Sympathy to Chuck Schnur

Funeral services for Joan L. Schnur, mother of Chuck Schnur, are as follows:  Visitation will be Saturday February 28, 2015 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2301 N. Stockwell Road in Evansville, IN, followed by her funeral Mass at 10:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Joan L. Schnur to a charity of your choice.

Katie Schwab Fundraiser on February 25th

from Sara Liebscher:   Katie Schwab is the SMC grad and former ND Director of WBB Operations who had a bad diabetic reaction last June and has been significantly disabled since. 

On behalf of the St. Mary’s Belles, I am sending an invitation to all to come out and support the Katie Schwab fundraiser sponsored by the St. Mary’s Belles for Katie at Five Guys in Eddy St. Commons on February 25, 2015.

Twenty-five percent of each receipt for the day will be donated to Belles for Katie fund which goes directly to Katie Schwab’s medical expenses. Be sure your receipt has FUNDRAISER on the top.

I am hoping you will be able to get the word out to as many people as you can in the South Bend area. Everyone loves hamburgers & everyone loves Katie!  It is a win-win.

May God continue to bless you all in your work.  We are thankful to have you with us on Katie Schwab’s journey to complete recovery and restoration,

Thank you in advance for your help in passing the word along.

Sarah & The Rest of the Schwab Family

HR Offers Training for Managers

 “Performance Review Round Table for Supervisors” will be held on March 11th from 9-10:00 a.m. in Grace Hall Lower Level.  This session will be a panel-style format featuring managers from a variety of departments as well as an HR Consultant.  They will be providing tips for writing, delivering, and managing reactions that are inevitable parts of the performance review process.
Following that is a 10-11:30 a.m. session called “Developmental Dialogues” designed to help supervisors/managers discuss career objectives and plan appropriate development activities with their staff.
On March 25th, HR will be conducting a workshop on tips and ideas for writing effective performance reviews.
Supervisors are invited to register for one or all of these sessions.  Please explore the following links on the HR website that will explain these programs in a bit more detail: https://hr.nd.edu/career-development/learning-programs/performance-management/ and http://hr.nd.edu/career-development/learning-programs/career-development/ Registration is through Endeavor.  Contact Jeanne Monsma for more information.  Ext. 8963

LinkedIn Session

Thank you to all who attended the session with LinkedIn.  I hope you have begun to Rock Your Profile!  For those unable to attend please reach out to Ann Amico Moran for more information or guidance.

Welcome Jacqueline Thomas to NDAA

I am pleased to announce Jacqueline Thomas will be joining the NDAA as the new Young Alumni / Student Programs Director.
Jacqueline is relocating from the Wilkes – Barre, PA area where she worked for Marriott in sales, event planning and hospitality services.
Jacqueline graduated from Notre Dame in 2011 with a bachelor of arts degree in Anthropology and Film, Television and Theatre. While on campus she also worked for University Relations with the Stewardship group and was a resident of Walsh Hall.
Jacqueline’s first day with Notre Dame is Monday,  February 23rd and here first day in the office will be February 24th. She will be located in the office across from the second floor break room.
Please join me in welcoming Jacqueline to the Alumni Association team.
Mike Brown


HR’s Crucial Conversations Class Almost Filled

There are only TWO seats left in this highly popular HR Program:

                                           Crucial Conversations
When:  Thursday, February 19 at 8:30am – 4:30pm                            
Where:  Grace Hall Lower Level Training Room 
Description:  Learn how to prepare for and handle sensitive conversations that may involve controversial and complex issues accompanied by strong emotions and differing opinions. You will practice the key skills of: start with heart, learn to look, make it safe, “master my story,” and state my path.
Enroll in     eNDeavor.nd.edu

Welcome Suzanne DeGuilio, Associate Director for the President’s Circle

Please welcome Suzanne DeGuilio to our team as Associate Director for the President’s Circle. Having worked on the campaigns for Senator Gary Peters and Senator Joe Donnelly, Suzanne has spent the past five years developing her fundraising, donor relations and events management skills. She grew up in a Notre Dame family led by her father, Judge Jon DeGuilio ’77, and went on to earn her B.A. from Loyola in communications and journalism and her J.D. from Valparaiso University. Suzanne will report to me and start on February 17, 2015.

Drew Buscareno