Welcome Nick Shelton to University Relations

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Nick Shelton has joined University Relations as Associate Director of the Cavanaugh Council and President’s Circle. Nick, along with Shelby Carroll and Suzanne DeGuilio, will drive growth of the Cavanaugh Council and President’s Circle by focusing on marketing and communication strategies, creating exceptional donor experience and stewardship opportunities, and working with primary fundraisers to solicit and cultivate gifts.

Nick graduated from Albion College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Management, Mass Communications. After graduation, Nick helped start a custom t-shirt company, where he was the Vice President of Sales. Nick currently works at his family business, Shelton’s Farm Market in Niles, and is the current Mayor of Niles. Nick has had a passion for Notre Dame since he was a little kid and still claims it to be “the most beautiful place on Earth”. We are excited to see how he will help advance our mission.

Please join me in welcoming Nick Shelton.

Best, Drew


Welcome Paul Miller!

I am excited to welcome Paul Miller to the Strategic Applications and Business Intelligence Team as the new Manager of Business Intelligence (BI). Paul joins us October 23, and in this role, Paul will lead the BI team to blend data, business, and technology for reporting, visualizations and analytic solutions. He will work to ensure business intelligence systems are built to meet our information needs and help transform our platforms and solutions to enable data driven insights.

Paul graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2001, and brings ten years of technical experience, most recently working in the OIT on the Business Intelligence team.

We couldn’t be more excited to have him on our team. Please join me in welcoming Paul!

All my best,

Carleen Quinlan

Irish Talent Day

Wednesday, October 25th we will host our first Irish Talent Day.  It is an opportunity for potential candidates in the Chicago area to come visit with members of our team and explore the opportunity of becoming a fundraiser for Our Lady’s University.  Please share this link with your network and encourage RSVP’s.   For more information please contact Ann Amico Moran 574-631-1837 https://t.e2ma.net/message/wcl51/gojfo3
Ann Moran

O: 574-631-1837
M: 574-210-4482
W: giving.nd.edu

University of Notre Dame
1100 Grace Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Badin Guild Love Thee Notre Dame Lunch – Notre Dame vs. USC

Dear Colleagues,

This Saturday, October 21, 2017, the Badin Guild will host a tailgate-style lunch with a cash bar for Badin Guild members.   The event will be from noon-2 pm at the McKenna Hall Center Dining Area (lower level).  Special guest Ted Beatty, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Keough School of Global Affairs will speak at 1 p.m.

Please see the list of registered attendees for detail on benefactors who will be attending this event.

For more information, please contact Laura Snell.


AGSM Navy Event Registration

“Early-bird” Navy registration is now open for Blue, Gold, and $25k+ Giving Society members.  Monday’s email to Sorin, Rockne, OSTM, and JCOS members will be followed by an email on Wednesday opening registration to all levels, with the addition of Badin Guild members.
Important: It is possible for a donor to have a Green/Blue/Gold/Circle ticket lottery level without being a Green/Blue/Gold/Circle member of Giving Societies.  Please be careful when communicating with donors about their eligibility for Giving Society events.
Registration is open at this link (MyNotreDame login required): http://My.ND.edu/Navy17
For registration questions, please contact the Donor Experience team at donorexperience@nd.edu and 574-631-5198.
For all other football event questions, please contact Christine Wallace (cwallac3@nd.edu).  A full rundown of this year’s events can be found at http://Supporting.ND.edu/FB17
Jonathan Retartha
Manager, Donor Experience

USC AGSM Event Attendees

Please use this link to access a shared Google Doc containing all registered guests for this weekend’s Annual Giving events.
Fundraisers – If you would like email check-in notification for specific donors at certain events, please send me an email at Jonathan.Retartha@ND.edu with the names of the donors and events you’d like notification for.
Please Note: The Donor Experience team at DonorExperience@nd.edu or 574-631-5198 will accept registrations for all events except Friday Kickoff and Ask Jack until 5:00pm ET this Thursday. No registrations will be accepted on Friday.  Saturday walk-up requests are subject to availability.
Go Irish!

Jonathan Retartha ’07, ’11 MBA

Congratulations Lindahl and Eric Chase

Welcome Miles James Chase!

I am pleased to announce that Lindahl and Eric Chase welcomed their son, Miles James, into the world on Saturday, October 14. Miles weighed in at 8 lbs 5 oz. and 20.5 long.
Join me in congratulating the new Chase family, party of 3!

Welcome Tyler Dye to the ND Alumni Association

I am pleased to announce the addition of Tyler Dye to the Notre Dame Alumni Association staff. Tyler assumes the role of myNotreDame Support Coordinator, providing support for myNotreDame, IrishCompass, and our alumni Google domain for our alumni, parents, friends, and volunteers.

Tyler is originally from Toronto Canada but has lived throughout the United States. He served for four years in the U.S. Air Force as an F-16 Crew Chief. After leaving the service he received a degree in Management Information Systems from Indiana University South Bend. He is also the proud father of a wonderful daughter named Evelyn.

Please join me in welcoming Tyler to the team!


Mark S. Welch, MBA ’04

Director of Information Technology

University of Notre Dame Alumni Association

100 Eck Visitors Center | Notre Dame, IN 46556



Brian Dean to transition to McGrath Institute of Church Life


It is with mixed emotions that I announce Brian Dean will transition to the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Effective October 23, Brian will begin serving as the Director of Finance and Operations for the McGrath ICL.

For the past 7 years, the Development team has benefited from Brian’s leadership. A servant leader and one dedicated to the mission of Our Lady, Brian has brought inspiration, compassion, and commitment to excellence to those around him. We are grateful for his leadership and friendship.

In this new role, Brian will report to John Cavadini and continue to further the University’s important role within the Church. Please join me in congratulating Brian on his new role, and thanking his for his selfless dedication to Notre Dame.