Welcome Dave Daley!

Dear colleagues:

I am delighted to announce a new addition to the Special Events & Stewardship team; David (Dave) Daley will begin his role as Program Director, Compliance & Stewardship Programs on Monday, June 13. Working in close partnership with the Undergraduate Enrollment Division and the Controller’s Group, Dave will partner strategically on stewardship efforts for undergraduate financial aid benefactors, ensuring that all need-based and merit-based scholarship funds are spent to their maximum impact and in accordance with donor preferences and restrictions. Furthermore, he will create and lead engagement experiences for benefactors providing generous gifts to financial aid, including the coordination of student thank you notes, endowment reports, and invitations to the biennial Scholarship Fellowship Recognition Weekend.

A 2006 graduate of the University, Dave most recently served as the Content Manager & Marketing Director for Real Clear Holdings, LLC, a technology, online publishing, and polling data aggregation company based in Chicago, IL. A resident of Granger, Dave is a very active member of his community, having volunteered for organizations including Bridges Out of Poverty, the C.A.S.A. program, and the South Bend Center for the Homeless, in addition to working tirelessly on behalf of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, where his wife, Angeline Johnson, serves as the Notre Dame Clubs Program Director.

We are thrilled to formally welcome him back to Notre Dame!

My Best,
Mary Fisher

ND Research @ Reunion Open House Event (Main Bldg. Friday, June 3)

This coming Friday, June 3rd, Notre Dame Research will again participate in the ND Reunion Open House (formerly known as Roam the Dome).

Notre Dame’s Strategic Research Initiatives (SRIs) will be hosting tables with information about their research and other goodies. Please join us in welcoming the alumni back to campus and showcasing the exciting world of ND Research!


Friday, June 3rd, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Outside of 317 Main

Please spread the word – all welcome!

Jim Morrison

Please Welcome Mandy Kinnucan to the NDAA

I am delighted to announce that Amanda (Mandy) Kinnucan will join our team as the Academic Programs Director on Monday, June 20th. For the past two years, Mandy has been in Notre Dame’s University Communications and most recently, as the Assistant Director of Media Relations. In her role, she built collaborative relationships with our faculty in order to share their research with the world by pitching to, and placing stories in, the media. Prior to Notre Dame, Mandy worked for Whirlpool where she created and implemented a number of programs for the company involving leaders and employees. Hallmarks of her work are her creativity and ability to bring ideas to life. Mandy brings her faculty network and program management and analytical abilities as well as her positive energy and professionalism to our team. She is a graduate of Indiana University earning a degree in Journalism with a business minor.

On a personal note, Mandy and her husband, Andy, have 3 young children. Their children are Sean (9), Violet (7), and Ryan (4) and they live in Granger. Andy will begin the Executive MBA program in August.

It will be a pleasure to introduce Mandy to everyone and I know you will give Mandy a warm welcome to our team. You may see her during Reunion as she will be observing and accompanying me to become familiar with the event and various programs..


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Sharon E. Keane
Director of Professional and Academic Programs
University of Notre Dame Alumni Association
100 Eck Visitors Center | Notre Dame, IN 46556
P: 574-631-4637

Welcome Riley Koval!

Dear Colleagues,

I am thrilled to share that Riley Koval joined the Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing Team on Monday, May 23, as the Assistant Director, Recognition Societies. Riley will be responsible for engaging benefactors who have the inclination and capacity to join a recognition society or upgrade within a recognition society. He will partner with regional development to elevate potential leadership benefactors.

Riley is a 2016 graduate of Notre Dame Law School. You may remember hearing Riley’s story when he shared it with the University Relations team at Summit in August of 2015. For the past two years Riley has worked as a Recruiting Specialist within the Notre Dame Football Program and interned with the Minnesota Vikings.

Please join me in welcoming Riley to the team!

My Best,

June Learning Programs: Supervision, Coaching, and Emotional Intelligence

Registration for all programs is through Endeavor.


ND Essentials for Managing People (formerly Quick Start for Managers, all managers encouraged to attend)

Tuesday, June 14th, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Grace LLTR
Facilitator: Human Resources Consultants

Learn the University processes, tools and resources that are essential to supervising others. This session will introduce supervisors to: managing time off/overtime; compensation; the online performance management process; coaching/counseling/disciplinary processes; harassment-free workplace obligations for supervisors; and other essentials for getting started on the right path. Open to all supervisors.


Professional Development Dialogues
Thursday, June 16, 1 – 4 p.m.
Grace LLTR
Facilitator: Dana Conway, Conway Coaching and Consulting

Professional Development conversations with your staff are necessary to empower staff members to grow their skills and knowledge to meet the needs of the organization and to achieve their personal career goals and aspirations. Learn how to guide, coach, and motivate your staff to take charge of their professional and career development. Open to all supervisors


Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
Thursday, June 16, 8:30 – noon,
Grace LLTR
Facilitator: Dana Conway, Conway Coaching and Consulting

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. Learn about your own EQ strengths and blind spots and techniques for developing your EQ to optimize your professional and personal growth.



Smartphone Safety

Smartphone Safety During Your Summer Vacation

While on vacation, your smartphone safety habits are probably the last thing on your mind. Problems with your phone are never fun–especially when they occur while you’re relaxing and enjoying vacation.


So how can you keep the information on your phone safe while on vacation? Here are some simple tips to remember:

Be Prepared–With 2-million phones stolen and 3-million lost each year, make sure you’re covered if your phone is lost or stolen by taking these steps before you leave.


  • Turn on Screen Lock–Phones secured with screen-lock are less desirable to a thief, and help prevent against the person wiping out your pictures, apps, contacts, etc.


  • Back Up Your Phone–Use a backup service like iCloud for iPhone, or Google Backup or Helium for Android phones. If your phone is lost or stolen you can recover your pictures, passwords and contacts from the backup at a later time.


  • Turn On Location Services–By enabling Find my Device for Android and Find my iPhone for Apple phones, you can track down your phone quickly if it’s lost or stolen. However, the Location Service must be turned on before it happens. If your phone was stolen, both services can wipe all of your information from the phone, so thieves are unable to access this valuable data.


Be a Little Less Social–While you may think your friends want to see your vacation selfies, you may want to wait to post them after you get home. Do you personally know everyone who follows you on social media? If not, a stranger can read your posts and see your pictures.


If you say on Social Media that are away from home, a dishonest stranger may read your message and choose to break into your home while you’re gone. If you simply can’t wait, go ahead and post that vacation picture. Just make sure your social media privacy settings only allow people you actually know to see your posts instead of “everyone.”


Watch Your WiFi–WiFi in hotels, airports and restaurants are not all the same. Data thieves can set up WiFi hotspots with names similar to the hotel WiFi, but spelled differently, hoping you won’t notice. But once you connect, they collect every keystroke you send including your passwords.


If you decide to do some online banking while in any of these public locations, they will know where and how to log in to your account. Make sure the WiFi you connect to is the one the restaurant or hotel offers. If you’re not sure, be sure to ask. If you have any doubts, use your data provider’s network.

Ban the Bluetooth–Bluetooth is great for sharing contact information or listening to your favorite tunes, but on vacation it’s better to leave it off. Before you leave for vacation, make sure your Bluetooth is not set to automatically connect. When you allow the Bluetooth setting to automatically connect wherever you go, you become an easy target for data thieves.

If you are traveling outside the U.S., be aware that each country treats privacy and data rights differently. Familiarize yourself with the laws in the country before you leave.


Consider leaving your phone at home and use a disposable phone while you are vacationing in another country. You can also remove your private data from your phone before the trip and then restore it from your backup when you return home. Make sure that when you return home, change your password for important accounts you used during your trip.

ESC Parking Garage

Dear Team,

As a reminder, all Development employees receive a parking credential for the ESC parking garage.  This credential provides an opportunity to park on the 2nd or 3rd level of the garage.  Please note Kite has alerted us that members of the Development team who are parked on the ground floor and the ramp will receive a violation and may be towed.

Thank you for your cooperation, and please let me know if you have any questions.

My Best,


Jessup Announcement

It is with great enthusiasm to announce that Janet Jessup will be coming back to our Development team serving as a fundraiser in Region 4! Janet will start June 6, and work with families in Missouri and Kansas.

As most of us know, Janet was an invaluable member of Development from 2006-2015. Excelling as a field fundraiser and member of Gift Planning, Janet brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and integrity which will serve our greater team and especially the Notre Dame families she works with.

Janet began her career in sales at IBM and The Summit Group, and, along with occasional help from her husband Scott, also raised four beautiful children. She earned her BS in Finance from the University of Colorado and her MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Please join me in welcoming Janet back to our team!

Marty Harshman

Learning Networks

These networks provide access to research, best practices, and news within higher ed advancement.


Some organizational memberships are tied to specific University Relations units.  If you have questions about joining any of these groups, please contact Bryan Reaume.