Scholarship Fellowship Recognition Video Highlights

Dear Colleagues:

As you may recall, we hosted Scholarship Fellowship Recognition last month. Earlier today, we sent video highlights to both the donors who attended,

and those who were unable to make it. We thought our colleagues throughout the Division might want to experience these highlights too,

especially the student testimonials! See the sample email and link below.

Warm regards,



Dear Jennie and Mark:

We were delighted you could join us for the Scholarship Fellowship Recognition Weekend last month. I write now to share several videos from the event.

Please use this link to view the following videos:

1)      Benefactor Awards Ceremony

2)      John Affleck-Grave’s Presentation on College Affordability

3)      Student Testimonials

  • Bry Martin
  • Laura Wolk
  • Waleed Johnson
  • Daniel Portilla
  • Morgan Andrews

In Notre Dame,

Katherine Lane, Senior Director of Special Events and Stewardship

Managing My Career

In this two-part series, participants will experience career planning that takes into account the whole person: personal interests, professional aspirations, and lifestyle considerations. Each participant will explore their own motivations, interests and skills to gain deeper self-knowledge. Facilitators will assist participants in matching their profile to suitable careers and potential developmental needs resulting in a personal road map to plan how to achieve your career goals and personal satisfaction.  Tuesday, June 17 AND Wednesday, June 25, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Register through Endeavor.  Call Jeanne Monsma for questions or assistance in registering.  Ext. 8963.

Les Miserables at Lerner Theatre in Elkhart May 2-4

An Advisory Council member is sponsoring this production at the renovated Lerner Theatre in downtown Elkhart:

                                       Les Miserables

Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, May 4 at 3 pm

Box Office: 574-293-4469

Added bonus: Sean Leyes (Doug’s son) has the lead role!

OperaND This Weekend

Curious about opera but don’t want to jump in too deep?

Come Thursday ~ Sunday to a performance of THE CORONATION OF POPPEA at the DPAC:  

Lauren LaMore is the assistant Stage Manager with Aaron Fricke and Susan Shields in the Chorus. TJ Dean, Brian’s son, has a principal role on Thursday and Saturday nights. Antique musical instruments, costumes, singing, courtly dancing, and projected titles in English so you can understand what’s happening on stage:  it’s a golden opportunity.



Summer Learning Programs – Sign Up Now

The new schedule of Summer Learning Programs has just been released from HR.  Courses and workshops that cover everything from “Communicating With Colleagues and Co-Workers,” “Candid Conversations,”  “Decision Making,” and “Managing My Career” plus much more are being offered.  If you are interested in learning more about the scope of courses offered contact Jeanne Monsma, ext. 8963.  You may also access this information through Endeavor.  Classes fill up very quickly so please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.

Recognition Society Membership Cards Mailed


A shipment of 9,576 membership cards was mailed to Recognition Society members on Friday, April 11th. Members should be receiving their cards at this time. Please contact Donor Experience at 1-5198 or if you have any questions. The number of cards sent per society is:

Cardinal O’Hara Society – 400

Corby – 450

President’s Circle – 259

Cavanaugh Council – 78

Rockne Heritage Fund – 449

Sorin Society – 7,232

Thomas More – 708

Rita Udvardy

Jennifer Harwell New Recruiting Coordinator

It is with great pleasure to announce Jennifer Harwell as Recruiting Coordinator.  Jen will work in close collaboration with Senior Recruiter, Ann Amico Moran.  Jen is fa graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, holding two degrees, one in Psychology and the other in Criminal Justice.  Jen began her career in Case Management for Madison Center, moved into a successful sales career in the aftermarket printer supply business  eventually taking her to California for 10 years where she helped start two different companies.  It was in the latter two roles where she gained valuable experience in hiring and recruiting.  Jen currently resides in Granger with her 4 year old son, Devin, boyfriend Matt, a dog and two cats.  Please join me in congratulating Jen!

Ann Amico Moran, Senior Human Resource Recruiting Consultant

Welcome Tim Willis, Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness

Dear University Relations colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that effective April 28, Tim Willis will join the University Relations team as Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness.

Tim joins the University having spent the previous 25 years with UBS / PaineWebber, where he served in a multitude of key leadership roles, including Head of Corporate Real Estate, Eastern Division Chief Operating Officer, Head of Security Services, and Head of Sales Development. Prior to his time with UBS / PaineWebber, Tim was employed by Thomson McKinnon Securities and Arthur Andersen & Co. (CPA).

Tim is a committed leader and serves as Vice Chairman on the Andean Health & Development Advisory Board, and is an Advisory Board member of the University’s “Play Like a Champion Today” Program.

A 1984 graduate of The University of Notre Dame, Tim is a dedicated father and with his wife Sue (ND ’86) they share the joy of their two sons, Mike (Princeton ’14) and Brian (ND ’16).

Please join me in welcoming Tim to our team!

Micki Kidder

Holy Week Prayer at the Grotto

Please consider joining the Notre Dame Alumni Association for our Holy Week Prayer Service on Wednesday, April 16th at 12:15 p.m.  We will gather at the Grotto for a simple Stations of the Cross prayer, followed by the invitation to pray quietly the prayers that will be submitted to us from alumni, parents, and friends.  If you would like to submit prayers, please visit this link to submit prayer requests.

If you would like to assist in reading one of the Stations, or if you have questions please contact Angie Appleby Purcell at

Allison Maddox to Begin Master of Nonprofit Administration Program


It is my pleasure to announce that ALLISON MADDOX, associate director of foundation relations in the Office of Academic Advancement, has accepted an offer of admission to the Master of Nonprofit Administration program in the Mendoza College of Business. She will begin coursework this summer and continue through the summer of 2016.

Since Allison arrived in South Bend in 2010, she has been a strong supporter of local philanthropic organizations such as the Junior League, the Center for the Homeless, and the March of Dimes. Her interest in bolstering the capacity and infrastructure of non-profits leads her to take this next step and I am thrilled that she is able to do so right here at Notre Dame.

Please join me in congratulating Allison and assuring her of our prayers and best wishes as she begins her studies.


Rudy Reyes Jr.Director of Foundation Relations