Welcome, Ellie Kuhns!

I am pleased to announce Ellie Kuhns will be joining the NDAA as our new Clubs Program Manager. The role is a new one for us and Ellie will work with Angeline and Kiran on the clubs team.
Ellie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Notre Dame in 1988. Upon graduation, she worked in Research and Development in a chemical company environment as well as for two consumer products companies.
For the past 18 years Ellie has lived with her family in Minnesota where she worked part – time as the administrator for the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota. Ellie also currently serves as a volunteer leader on the ND Women Connect board.
Ellie and her husband Bob (’88) now reside in South Bend and have two sons, Joe (’17) and Ed (’19).
Ellie joins the Alumni Association on Monday, February 15th. She will be located in the area right outside my office.
Please join me in welcoming Ellie to the NDAA team.
Mike Brown

Condolences to Maribeth Spittler


It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news that Maribeth’s mother-in-law, Joan Spittler, passed away on January 28, 2016. More details can be found here: http://www.ctcfuneralandcremation.com/obituaries/Joan-Spittler/#!/Obituary

Please keep Maribeth, Philip and their family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of loss.




Welcome Katherine Gardner!

I am delighted to announce that Katherine “Kat” Gardner will be joining us in Regional Development. Kat will be providing administrative support to Bridget Conley and Kevin Deeth in the Midwest Region beginning February 1st, and comes to from Donor Services, where she was a temporary employee (October 2015 – January 2015).
A University of Kentucky graduate, Kat worked for Teach for America in Birmingham, AL as a high school math teacher. Prior to moving to South Bend this past summer with her husband, Wills, Kat helped found and grow a new middle school in a Nashville, TN. Wills is currently pursuing his MBA at Notre Dame and they have truly enjoyed their first fall cheering on the Fighting Irish. Please join me in welcoming Kat to the Development team!


Laura Midkiff