ESC Malloy Room Relocation

On Monday, March 11th, the current Malloy Room (3256) will be reconfigured as a “locker room” for the Senior Regional Directors. We will relocate the Malloy Room to room 3258, the former office immediately north of TJ Pillari’s office. Please continue to book the room using the existing Malloy Room calendar.

ESC Reserved Parking Update

Recent staff changes have given us the opportunity to re-allocate the reserved parking spaces underneath the Eddy Street Offices. The new parking space line-up is listed below. In addition, please note the following:

  • The “swing” golf cart spot is no longer available for use by visiting off-site staff. Please park in the garage and pick up a parking pass sticker from the front desk if you are at Eddy Street longer than 2 hours.
  • Two Smart Cars have changed locations. Updated Google calendars will be available early next week.
  • Please do not park in any of these reserved spots, even if you know the owner is out of the office. We will be towing cars not assigned to these spaces and cannot look for staff throughout the building to move their vehicle.


Spot 8: Greg Dugard

Spot 9: Smart Car

Spot 10: Jim Small

Spot 11: Stu Fortener

Spot 12: Smart Car

Spot 13: Heather Christophersen or Lou Nanni when at Eddy Street

Spot 14: Smart Car


Open Position:  Regional Director, Athletics Advancement 

Join our winning team! As a Regional Director for Athletic Advancement, you will reach benefactors through their connection to athletics. You may learn that their philanthropic aspirations include financial aid, or the arts, or research: the sky is the limit when learning and connecting our benefactor’s passions with Notre Dame’s mission in the world.
Score big with this team for The University of Notre Dame!  Please contact Sara Liebscher if you are interested and  don’t forget: pass the ball (well, this link) to friends or family who may be a great fit for this role. Go Irish!


Welcome Mark Helmke to the South Region.

Please join me in welcoming Mark Helmke as a Regional Director on the South team.  Mark will be moving from Madison, WI and working with families in southeast Florida.  He and his wife, Sherri, have grown especially close to the University over the past four years as Notre Dame parents.  Their son, Alec, will be graduating this spring from the College of Arts and Letters.  Following graduation, Alec will spend a year doing service work in Honduras prior to attending pharmacy school.  In addition to Alec, they have two daughters.  Emily lives in Madison, and Olivia is a freshman at Viterbo University in Lacrosse, WI.

Mark has spent the past seven years serving his alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Eau Clair, as a fundraiser during their “Centennial Campaign.”  Mark was focused on cultivating gifts from families throughout the country for all university priorities such as financial aid, facilities and unrestricted.

Prior to starting his fundraising career, Mark spent thirteen years running his own company in Madison.  Dunham Express Corporation provided courier services and logistics to clients in healthcare and financial services.  Please welcome Mark to the team when you see him at Eddy Street and on campus.  Mark begins his new role on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Welcome Josie Kuhlman

Storytelling and Engagement is proud to introduce our new teammate, Josie Kuhlman. Josie joins us from Jacksonville, Florida. She attended the University of Florida where she played Division I tennis, and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in public relations. While at UF, Josie received the Dean’s Cup for Scholarship–awarded to the student in the College of Journalism and Communications with the highest GPA. She was also the 2018 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year for women’s tennis.

Josie was the captain of the 2017 National Championship Florida Gators Women’s Tennis team and played professional tennis after graduation. She hails from a large Catholic family, with one sister and five brothers (one of whom is a priest). Josie is also the founder of and a content writer for Beautiful Depths Ministry,, which seeks to encourage, inform, challenge, and equip young adults in the pursuit of truth and joy found in the Catholic faith.

Josie is a talented, driven, faith-filled professional whose skills will be an asset to Notre Dame. Please join me in welcoming her!

Welcome Kelly Courington, new Academic & Global Advancement Team Coordinator 

It is a pleasure to welcome Kelly Courington to the University Relations team as the Academic & Global Advancement Team Coordinator. She will begin her new role tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Kelly joins us from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, where as the Program Assistant she worked on the processes and procedures around grants and scholarships, and also contributed to the Foundation’s financial reporting and communications efforts. Prior to Kelly’s work at the Foundation, she gained first hand fundraising experience as the Annual Fund Director at Bethel College, and before that was Associate Director of Phonathon at St. Mary’s College. Kelly has her undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College, and an MBA from Bethel College. Her professional development includes completion of two programs at the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy.

Outside of work, Kelly sings for vespers weekly at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart as a member of the Basilica Schola, and she has volunteered at the Mishawaka Rotary Club, and as a Sacramental Prep Teacher.Kelly will be based in 405 Main Building, and you can expect to see her soon around Grace Hall and Eddy Street Commons. In the meantime she can be contacted at Kelly.T.Courington.1@nd.eduThank you,Michael Loungo

New Undergraduate Minor in Real Estate

On February 27th the University of Notre Dame Academic Council unanimously approved a new undergraduate Minor in Real Estate. The Real Estate Minor, which is a partnership between the new Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate and the Mendoza Department of Finance, will launch in fall 2019. This interdisciplinary minor is open to all university undergraduates and draws from multiple disciplines including business, architecture, engineering, and the social sciences. The program will expose students to academic and industry perspectives on a range of topics from real estate finance and capital markets to land use, development, design and construction. It will also present a wide variety of opportunities for alumni and industry engagement through three seminar-based classes being developed by Thomas Patrick Dore, Jr. (Real Estate Finance, Investment, and Law), Jason Arnold (Real Estate Development and Design) and Eugenio Acosta (Construction, Resiliency, and Risk).

The Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate will launch its website in April including the announcement of Jason Arnold joining the Institute as its inaugural Managing Director. An information page on the Minor has been created for your use and a short bio on Jason is below.

Jason Arnold joined the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate as its inaugural Managing Director. He is setting the strategic mission for the Institute and leading its development as a preeminent real estate program worldwide. Jason earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Notre Dame in 1997 and also holds a master’s degree in Real Estate Development & Finance from Georgetown University. Before returning to Notre Dame, Jason was the Director of Architecture for the U.S. Department of State, responsible for all U.S. embassy and consulate capital projects overseas. He also served 11 years on active duty with the U.S. Navy.

Ivy Tech Info Session

Some call the Ivy Tech program one of the University’s greatest employee benefits — full-time and part-time staff can earn, for free, an associate degree of applied science in business administration or a business administration technical certificate through Ivy Tech Community College.

If you want to learn more about this flexible program come to the information session on Wednesday, March 27th.