Congratulations to Amy Walter

Please join me in congratulating Amy Walter on her promotion to Development Coordinator, Regional Development effective July 16th. Since joining Development nearly two years ago, Amy has challenged herself to advantage growth opportunities to improve her personal and professional development. Amy is a talented and committed professional who is excited for this new opportunity. We are excited to have her as part of our team.

-Marilyn Bassett

Originators of Student Jobs Application

Greetings from the Office of Student Employment!

Please review the information below to assist in your Student Jobs processing:

Terminating Summer Jobs
As a reminder, Student Jobs processing for the academic year begins July 11. In preparation, on July 9, we will add an effective termination date of August 15, 2021 to summer hourly jobs. After July 9, you may no longer make changes to summer jobs.

Student Employees Working Remotely
If a department has an appropriate remote work opportunity, students who are located domestically may work remotely. Based on University policy, students may not work remotely outside the United States due to international tax and employment laws.

Job Start Date
When entering an hourly job, the “Job Start Date” should be the first day of employment for the student employee, not the day you enter the job into the hiring tool.

Pending Transactions
Please refer to your Originator Summary to check the status of a job that you recently entered. Please note, jobs pending with Yolanda Teamor are reviewed by the Student Employment team. To streamline your point of contact for student employment inquiries, please direct all questions to

We hope this information is helpful! If another individual within your department has been designated as the primary coordinator of the student employment hiring process, please forward this email as appropriate.

If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Student Employment

Congratulations to Sara Munoz

Please join me in congratulating Sara Munoz on her promotion to Gift Management Program
Coordinator effective July 1st. Since Sara has joined the team several years ago, there has been
reorganization of responsibilities and Sara has eagerly increased knowledge and skills to elevate her
position. She is a trusted partner for University Relations and a shining example of Our Lady’s University
to our donors. All of this while managing gift pipelines and gift agreements! Congratulations Sara!

Welcome Steve Orsini!

Dear everyone,

I’m thrilled to announce that Steve Orsini will join the Southern Regional Development team as a Regional Director of Development on July 12th.

Steve brings a love for Notre Dame and a strong background in leadership and development in Athletics, previously serving as Director of Athletics for SMU and prior to that University of Central Florida. Steve earned his BBA in Accounting from Notre Dame and was captain of the 1978 Notre Dame National Championship Football Team.

Steve and his wife Amy are grateful and excited to be moving back to the Notre Dame community. Amy is a South Bend native and they look forward to being close to family here in South Bend. Steve and Amy also have a daughter Angela that lives in Dallas, Texas.

Steve is enthusiastic and energized to serve the mission of Our Lady. As Steve shared with me recently, it’s about “the people, the place and the purpose.” Please join me in extending a warm, SOUTHERN welcome to Steve!


Welcome, Amelia Thompson!

I am excited to announce Amelia Thompson as the newest regional director on the NY Metro team! Amelia’s joined the team on July 1.

Since 2018, Amelia has led the development efforts for Ballet Memphis as the principal fundraiser on all major gift and individual solicitations, as well as all corporate and foundation grant efforts. Previously, Amelia served in development at Rhodes College and St. Albans School. This will be a homecoming in multiple respects for Amelia, who worked for three years as a buyer for Macy’s in New York City several years after graduating from Notre Dame in 2008. She has stayed connected to the University in a number of ways, including serving on the Black Alumni Board from 2009-2015.

Please join me in welcoming Amelia to the UR team!

Thank you,

UR July Birthdays

Happy Birthday to all our colleagues celebrating their special days in July! We hope your year is filled with excitement, laughter, and good health!

7/3 – Katherine Lane
7/4 – Giovana Heeter
7/5 – Ashley Van Avermaete
7/8 – Brian Diss
7/8 – Brittany Jaso
7/10 – Patrick Brennan
7/10 – Ros Palusci
7/11 – Greg Dugard
7/11 – Lin Wang
7/14 – Anita Sareen
7/14 – Lori Tinkey
7/15 – Carleen Quinlan
7/16 – Gail Slevin
7/17 – Darrell Paulsen
7/17 – Patty Kokesh
7/18 – Megan DePrimio
7/19 – Meghan Buysse
7/19 – Susan Lynch
7/21 – Caleb Worm
7/22 – Josh Tullis
7/23 – Chris Walsh
7/23 – Mike Brown
7/25 – Brian Powell
7/26 – Anne Faherty
7/27 – Greg Williamson
7/28 – Lavarr Barnett
7/29 – Ellen Aranowski
7/30 – Jill Calderone
7/31 – Mary Scott

Best Wishes to Kristen White

I am both excited and saddened to share the news that Kristen White will be leaving the ND Alumni Association. Kristen has accepted a position as Senior Administrative Assistant within the Office of Residential Life. In this role, she will serve as the primary assistant to the members of their leadership team and offer administrative support for their department initiatives and general operation. Kristen’s last day with the NDAA will be Friday, July 2.

Kristen joined our team over 4 years ago as a Reunion Office Assistant and then moved into her current role of Event Coordinator just after the conclusion of the 2017 Reunion event. In her time here, Kristen has worked with nearly all of the class officers in their Reunion planning cycles, generated numerous ideas for our Football Fridays, Leadership Conference and Reunion events and most recently spent time supporting our IrishCompass efforts with the Professional Programs team. Kristen has brought her enthusiasm and commitment to the University’s mission with her and has formed deeply meaningful relationships with so many of us over her time with the NDAA. She will be greatly missed.

Please join me in wishing Kristen happiness and luck as she transitions to this next chapter in her career!

Thank you,

Prospect Management and Research (PMR) Team Changes: New Faces and Promotions

I am excited to announce changes within the Prospect Management and Research (PMR) team:

Brooke Wenzel is joining the team as a Consultant, working with the East Coast and NY Metro fundraising teams. She moves from her role as the Associate Director, President’s Circle & Cavanaugh Council, on July 1.

Brooke has been with the University for eight years. She started in the Office of Gift Planning where she managed portfolios for three Gift Officers, and then was the point-of-contact for the ND Donor Advised Fund (DAF) program. Most recently Brooke was an incredible asset to the CCPC team. In this role she was critical by enhancing and innovating reporting. She improved membership communications and event registrations. Additionally she served as the liaison to the East Coast and NY Metro regions. Although she will be missed, Mary Jane Anon and the CCPC team are “excited for her new role with PMR and know she will be fabulous in this new capacity where she will continue to add so much value to the greater University Relations team.”

Brooke graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a degree in Biology and received her Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University South Bend. Brooke is looking forward to building on existing relationships with field fundraisers through creative strategy, honing her analytical skills, and learning from the PMR team!

Welcome to the team, Brooke!

It is my pleasure to also welcome Kathleen “Katie” O’Friel to the team as a Consultant, working with the Northwest and Southwest fundraising teams. Katie’s first day is July 1.

Katie comes to Notre Dame with Tax client service experience gained at a Big Four accounting firm. More recently she performed Strategic Planning and Market Analysis at a large aerospace communication services corporation. In this role, Katie led development of the annual market outlook analyses and long term strategic & financial plans to assess effective growth strategies. The experience she developed in the corporate world will be beneficial as she applies it in a new and meaningful way at Notre Dame. Katie is starting remotely and relocating to the South Bend area from Maryland in August. Notre Dame has always felt like a second home to her so she is excited to put down roots here. She is really looking forward to getting to know everyone she’ll be working with!

Katie graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in Accounting in 2006 and earned her CPA three years later. She is a proud Bullfrog hailing from Badin Hall and a former Annual Fund Student Caller. As the smallest women’s dorm, Badin Hall is known for being “tiny but mighty” – like our PM team!

Please join me in welcoming Katie!

Ben Moeller is promoted to Senior Prospect Research Analyst, effective July 1. As our sole researcher during most of FY21, Ben took his knowledge and skills to evaluate wealth and provide the fundraisers with high quality, insightful wisdom on prospects encouraging them to think Boldly-er about their asks. His expertise, quantity, and quality of research is deserving of this recognition.

Please join me in congratulating Ben!

Additional team updates: Kevin McMannis will support Athletics Advancement and Gift Planning, in addition to his current responsibilities (Illinois region and Lead Consultant). Meghan Walsh will support the Central region in addition to her current responsibilities (Southern region and the AsceND project).

The Consultants new fundraising team partnerships will begin on August 1. Please continue to work with your current Consultant until this time while Brooke & Katie are onboarding.