Congratulations Angel Hess!

Dear UR,

Please join us in celebrating Angel Hess as she joins the DC Team! Angel is transitioning to the Regional Associate (RA) role from Senior Coordinator for Athletics Advancement, a position she has fulfilled since 2018. Angel will remain embedded in Athletics Advancement. This will be her fifth role since she began her Notre Dame career in Annual Giving in 2012. Prior to joining the University, Angel worked for the Penn-Harris-Madison and Mishawaka schools in Human Resources for many years. Angel enjoys spending time with her family (which is growing as both her son and daughter are getting married in the coming months), gardening, and you can catch her walking around the ND lakes at noontime!


Congratulations to Grace Prosniewski


Please join us in celebrating the promotion of Grace Prosniewski to Director of Internal Engagement! In her new role, Grace will oversee the development of strategies to improve employee engagement, and may manage programs designed to foster it, such as employee recognition programs, wellness programs, office design and the environment, and other activities aimed at creating a positive workplace experience for University Relations. Grace will also retain oversight of all Internal Communications as well as the Hesburgh Women of Impact.

Grace joined the Storytelling & Engagement team as a writer in 2016. In 2019, Grace joined the Internal Engagement team as Program Director of Internal Communications and Hesburgh Women of Impact. Grace earned her bachelor of arts degrees in Communications and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Michigan in 2015.

Congratulations Grace!

-James Riley

New Addition to the NDAA MarCom Team: Molly Lenaburg

I’m thrilled to announce that Molly Lenaburg has accepted our offer to join the Notre Dame Alumni Association as the new Affinity Marketing Program Director. She succeeds the venerable Anne Faherty, who recently stepped away to embark on her well-earned retirement. Molly is a native of Elkhart, IN and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2014. She brings with her a passion for marketing and, as a lifelong fan, a passion for Notre Dame. Her previous marketing experiences include the shoe industry, boat manufacturing, residential construction, and a marketing agency. When she isn’t working, Molly enjoys spending time with her beagle pup Benji, fiancé Alex, family and friends, crafting, and wedding planning.

Molly’s first day with us will be Monday, March 28, 2022. Please join me in welcoming Molly to the family!

Thank you,


Best Wishes to Megan DePrimio-Faust

Dear Colleagues,

I write today with bittersweet news. I am delighted to share that our wonderful colleague, Megan DePrimio-Faust, has accepted a position as Program Director for Engagement and Policy Operations with Notre Dame Athletics.

It has been my great privilege to work alongside Megan during my time with the Stewardship and Donor Relations team. Megan is organized, dedicated, deadline-focused, and excellent at managing the details for large-scale undertakings. Megan has excelled in leading many of the Capital Public Recognition projects large and small over her past 5.5 years in Development and has been instrumental in shaping recognition and plaque standards. She has also contributed to other areas of Stewardship including Fr. John and Lou Nanni Acknowledgements and Athletics Endowment Reports. Additionally, she has worked diligently to lead our team towards the completion of a University-wide audit of public recognition.

I know I speak on behalf of the entire team when I share she will be deeply missed. However, her absence on our team will soften knowing that she is headed back to a role that will allow her to work each day using her passion for Athletics. Megan’s last day will be April 1. Please join me in congratulating Megan on this new chapter.

The Stewardship & Donor Relations team will work diligently to post Megan’s position. If you are interested in working with the Donor Recognition team, please reach out to me directly.

All My Best,

Remember to Complete ND Voice 2022

Dear friends and colleagues,

Huge and heartfelt thanks to the 68.3 percent of you who have, to date, completed the ND Voice survey! With five working days remaining to submit feedback, I hope to see 100 percent participation ahead of next week’s March 22 deadline. At a bare minimum, we must exceed our 2019 participation rate of 95 percent. If you have not already done so, please complete the survey at your earliest convenience.

To help encourage our division’s ND Voice participation, as in previous years, we will have a friendly competition amongst the teams that comprise our division. Every team that achieves 100 percent participation will be entered into a draw to receive a meal (breakfast or lunch) or a happy hour. Several teams have already reached the 100 percent goal, so please ensure you are doing your part to help your team and, ultimately, our division’s success rate. As always, I remain forever grateful for all that you do for Our Lady’s University!

Best, Lou.

Changes to Bookstore Charges


With the recently completed transition of the University Bookstore’s partnership with Barnes & Noble College (BNC), a policy change has been made that will affect many on our UR team. Specifically, placing orders via phone using a FOAPAL number.

Beginning this month (March 2022) purchases made at the University Bookstore must be made onsite and charged at the time of purchase using one of the options listed below. The University Bookstore will no longer accept a FOAPAL number provided verbally in person, over the phone, or by any other method for purchases.

The accepted payment methods for University Bookstore purchases (additional detail on these options can be found here):

  • University Procard
  • An active Irish1card (ID card) – you must have charging privileges on your card
  • Departmental Card

If you have any questions about any of these options, or need assistance in getting access for one of these options, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to assist in any way.

Additionally, the department discount has been adjusted to 20% (from the previous 30%). Please keep this in mind when making purchases.

Lana Taylor

Best Wishes to Stacy Koebel-Harder

Dear Colleagues,

It has been my privilege and honor to work with Stacy Koebel-Harder for the past several years. During this time Stacy has always displayed a level of professionalism and compassion that is second to none. Starting Tuesday, March 22, Stacy will be taking on a new challenge, moving into the Controller’s office as the Assistant Controller. We all know Stacy is leaving a significant gap in our team and she will work to transition by splitting her time over the next several weeks. Stacy’s last full day with UR will be 3/21.

I am beyond grateful for Stacy’s 10 years of service as the leader of Donor Services/Gift Management. She has shown all who interact with her what it means to have a servant’s heart.

Please join me in congratulating Stacy on this next step in career. She will be greatly missed.

In Notre Dame,

ESC Smart Car Spring Parking Update

With spring on the way back to campus, we want to provide an update about the ESC Smart Car parking locations.

  • Parking for Smart Cars #12 & #14 has returned to their pre-winter locations (facing Harper Hall; adjacent to the drop-off circle at the 1st-floor lobby entrance).  Signage for each spot has been updated.
  • Smart car #9 remains in its same location.
  • If you need to pick up or drop off, use the circle drive adjacent to the lobby doors. The use of flashers in this loading/unloading zone is encouraged.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Smith ( or Lana Taylor (

Notre Dame Day returns this April!

The ninth-annual Notre Dame Day returns this April!

On Notre Dame Day, students, alumni, parents, and friends join together as a global community to celebrate all things Notre Dame—with an award-winning live broadcast and a crowdfunding campaign that empowers student causes, clubs, and residence halls.

Giving opens April 3rd!

This year, more than 800 Notre Dame causes, clubs, and residence halls will raise money and compete for a share of $500,000 in special challenge funds. Notre Dame Day is your opportunity to join the Notre Dame Family in strengthening the areas of campus that matter most to you.

Giving opens April 3rd at →

Join the celebration by watching the broadcast on April 24th and 25th!

Notre Dame Day 2022’s broadcast will be filled with hundreds of uplifting stories from Notre Dame about the amazing things her loyal sons and daughters are doing around the world and for others. You’ll hear powerful stories of grit, service, and survival, enjoy entertaining performances from students clubs across campus, and share in special moments that are created on our award-winning live broadcast from the Duncan Student Center.

Watch the broadcast starting at 6:42 PM ET on April 24 at →

To view past Notre Dame Day interviews and performances, visit the ND Loyal YouTube channel. To learn more about Notre Dame Day and how you can get involved, please email