University Relations is the recipient of four 2015 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards:
External Audience Newsletter, Digital (Echoes)
Best Special Event, Single Day (Notre Dame Day)
Best Use of Social Media, Fundraising (Proud to Be ND Virtual Run & Walk)
Best Communications Program Improvement (NDAA)
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,600 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in more than 80 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information and standards in the fields of alumni relations, communications, educational fundraising and marketing.
Congratulations to the entire team!
Please join me in congratulating Jaime and Lauren (LaMore) Montes on their recent nuptials! Saturday was the perfect day for the happy couple. Click on the following link to enjoy some pictures of the beautiful bride and groom!
Please join me in extending best wishes to Barb Patnaude, who is retiring from the University on July 15, 2015. Barb started at Notre Dame in the year 2000 and has been a valuable member of the Donor Services team where she has worked in Alumni Files and the Lettershop. Barb is the resident expert in John Affleck-Graves acknowledgement letters and tax receipts, and during her tenure she has been an important part of the exponential improvements and automation of processes in the Lettershop.
Barb will be remembered for her dedication and strong work ethic; her positive attitude has undeniably helped make Donor Services a pleasant place to work. In addition, she has been a friend to all with her thoughtfulness and quiet encouragement.
Barb looks forward to traveling and spending more time with friends and family, especially visits with her two granddaughters who live in California. We will definitely miss Barb, but a well-deserved respite for her. Congratulations Barb and Terry!
A job posting for the position of Lettershop Coordinator will be available in the near future.
A Message from Sean Kassen
Dear Development Colleagues,
This afternoon a press release will be posted on ND.edu announcing the hiring of the new College of Science Dean.
I am excited to announce the hiring of Mary Galvin who is coming from the National Science Foundation and has spent most of her career in government and industry, though she did spend approximately a decade in academic at University of Delaware years back. Her area of expertise is materials science, and she is highly regarded among her peers.
She will start officially on August 17.
In the mean time, Brian Baker, Associate Dean of Science, will serve as interim Dean for July and August.
Once she arrives on campus we will coordinate a meet-and-greet and other meetings to make in person introductions.
Sean Kassen, PhD
Academic Advancement Director
College of Science
University of Notre Dame
Office of The Dean
215L Jordan Hall of Science
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-4618
Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing’s Renewal and Upgrade segments of the Summer Mailing dropped on Friday, June 5. The direct mail piece was sent in a #10 envelope and includes a BRE and reply card and separate insert promoting two special offers: 1) Proud to Be ND Leprechaun lapel pin for gifts of $54 or more, and; 2) Proud to Be ND flag (3 x 5 feet) for joining a Recognition Society.
The Recruitment segments of the Summer Mailing will drop Friday, June 12. The direct mail piece will be sent in a #10 envelope and include a BRE and reply card and separate insert with pin and flag offerings, as well as the inclusion of four Proud to Be ND stickers for a computer keyboard.
Both mail drops will be followed by email campaigns through the end of the month Special thanks to the IS team for all their support during this process.
Here are images of the offering insert and a sample of the recruitment messaging.
I am delighted to share Aaron’s news on the birth of their two daughters.
The girls were born at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9th.
Stacy and Aaron are bringing the girls home today.
They want to thank everyone for their prayers.
I’m very pleased to announce that effective July 6, 2015, Ryan Brennan will transition to the role of Director, Prospect Management. In this new capacity, Ryan will define and lead a comprehensive strategy for prospect management across the Development department, working closely with the talented Prospect Management team. Critical to our team’s success, Ryan will work with all facets of the department to define strategies to maximize cultivation of University benefactors and explore new terrain in terms of geographic, industry, and demographic trends and capacities. Ryan will serve as the primary partner to the Principal Gift team, working with Joe Gelchion and all principal gift fundraisers on maximizing the identification and cultivation of our highest capacity prospects. Moreover, Ryan will work closely with the UR Sr Management team, serving as a key contributor to principal giving strategies, the campaign liaison, and key leader in pursuing effective partnerships of the Prospect Management team across the division.
For the past four years, Ryan has made an incredible impact on our University Relations team as he served as Advisor to Lou Nanni, Vice President for University Relations. It has been an absolute joy and privilege to work closely with him during this tenure, and I very much look forward to continuing our work together. We are blessed to have his energy, intellectual curiosity, drive, and commitment to Our Lady’s mission, and I look forward to the tremendous successes I know he will achieve in this new role.
Please note that we will be posting the Advisor to the Vice President, University Relations position tomorrow. We will post this internally for five days on the HR Jobs website. I encourage you to contact Ann Moran if you have an interest in discussing the position.
Please join me in thanking Colleen McQuillan for her extraordinary work as Director, Prospect Management over the past few years and congratulating Ryan on his transition to the role!
3rd Annual ND Employee Shred Event
Wednesday, July 15th, 11:30am – 1:30pm
The Shred-it truck will park in Lot C1 near the Compton Family Ice Arena and will be available for you to destroy your personal documents for free! More information about the event will be sent out early next week.
Please contact Jayne at 1-9354 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the campus shred program.