Summer Professional Development Programs

Summer 2015 Learning Programs can help you identify your true career interests, manage your performance through more effective goal-setting and build new skills to help you achieve your career goals.

New for Summer 2015:

  • Developing Trust and Respect in the Workplace
  • Inside Out Coaching
  • The Emotionally Intelligent Professional

…plus new offerings of Amazing Moments, Managing My Career, Be a Better Team Player, and more.

Contact Jeanne Monsma with any questions, ext. 8963

Enrollment: to register for Learning Programs, log in to Endeavor.

Cancellation Policy: To cancel an enrollment, please cancel in eNDeavor at least three days before the class start date so that waitlisted participants may be notified that a seat is available. Due to high demand and limited seating, departments will be charged $100 for cancellations made fewer than three days before the course start date.

Reunion Weekend 2015

We are searching for dependable and energetic temporary workers for Reunion Weekend 2015 (June 4-7). We especially need friendly, helpful greeters and Registration workers. Those who are 21+ with a clean driving record could be hired as shuttle drivers. If you would like to earn some extra money and work a great event, please apply today.

The application deadline is May 15 or until positions are filled. To view Reunion postings, visit the Notre Dame HR website and type “REUNION” as the keyword to search postings. Please note, employees must be 16 years of age or older to apply.

Christa Leevan
Travel Program Director

Sustainability and University Relations

You are invited…

Erin Hafner, Sustainability Program Manager, ND Office of Sustainability, will be visiting ESC and sharing some best practices we can implement in our work spaces, as well provide some great information about the Office of Sustainability and the impact it has on campus.  Please join us for a very interesting and informative session on Tuesday, May 12th, 11~noon in the Family Room. Not sure what to put in those blue bins? Wonder what else you can do to make a difference?  All are welcome. Come to learn and bring your questions!

Congratulations to Craig Horvath

I am sincerely excited to announce the move and promotion of Craig Horvath from an Associate Regional Director with the East team to a Regional Director of Athletics Advancement. As you know, Craig has been a strong contributor to the East team in terms of production, camaraderie, and support. In his new role, he will continue to build relationships for Our Lady’s University specific to our Athletics needs and mission. Despite his golf game and inability to use his left driving to the hoop, I am confident he is going to be greatly successful in this role.

The announcement of his regional assignment will be shortly forthcoming, while his official start date with Athletics Advancement will be next Friday, May 1st.

Please join me in congratulating Craig as he takes this next step in serving Notre Dame.

Sara Liebscher

Mass for the Mothers and Women of Notre Dame

The Mothers of Notre Dame Mass is an opportunity for our Notre Dame community to gather and celebrate the mothers and women of Notre Dame in the month of May and to honor Our Blessed Lady.  Masses across the country will be celebrated bringing the Notre Dame community together in prayer and inviting all to join in this worship.  We encourage inviting the newly admitted families to welcome them to the Notre Dame family.

My deepest thanks to the parents who have offered to coordinate this Mass with their parish, to the pastors and priests who have graciously agreed to include the Notre Dame community in their parish for this Mass, and to the Notre Dame Clubs that have also coordinated the Mass and receptions in their region as well as communicated information about the Mass to their membership. This is the fourth year the Notre Dame Parents Program has encouraged this tribute to Our Lady, our University, and our Notre Dame mothers and women.

This year’s Mothers of Notre Dame Mass which will take place in Michigan City on May 3.  Sue Callaghan from the Stayer Center has offered to host the Mass and lunch at her home. It is so exciting to see this initiative grow!  This year there are 16 Masses including one in El Salvador and one in Venezuela!

Barbara Kelly, Parents Program

Sorin Society Email Reminders Today

The Sorin Society email reminders will be sent out today, April 23rd. This email is being sent to 1,622 Sorin Traditional, Blue and Gold members as well as 56 Corby Young Alumni members. Mail versions of these reminders are scheduled to be sent on May 6th to those who have not yet fulfilled.
Please contact the Donor Experience team at 1-5198 if you have any questions.
Tune in to beginning at 6:42 pm on Sunday!
Rita Udvardy

Thank you and best wishes to Lois Zygowiec

Please join me in thanking Lois Zygowiec for her contributions in her role as Coordinator on our Global Advancement Team.  Lois will move on to some important personal experiences and so has decided to leave the University.

Lois’s last day at Notre Dame is Friday, May 15, 2015.  We wish her all the best.

Michael Loungo

Welcome to the Midwest Region, Megan Macri


We are delighted to welcome Megan (McGinty) Macri as the newest member of the Development Team. Megan will be joining the Midwest Region on June 1 as an Associate Regional Director and will be based in Chicago.

Megan joins us after a 10 year career on Wall Street where she had worked for Deutsche Bank in both New York and Chicago. She started her career in Investment Banking and has spent the last 8 years in Fixed Income Institutional Sales. She brings with her many years of sales experience covering mostly midwest insurance companies, money managers and pension funds. 

Megan is a 2005 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds a B.A. in Business Administration (Finance) from The Mendoza College of Business. Her husband Matt is also a graduate of Notre Dame and a former member of the Notre Dame baseball team. After seven seasons of professional baseball, Matt began his career in Commercial Real Estate and is now a Senior Associate at a Chicago advisory firm. Matt and Megan live in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago with their young daughter Amelia. 

Mike Sullivan

Distinguished Service Award to Jean Collier

The James E. Armstrong 2015 Award Recipient
Jean T. Collier
Presented by the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association

With this award, Jean T. Collier ’83 is honored for her years of dedicated service to Notre Dame’s alumni, parents, and friends. Collier is the Senior Corporate Advisor for Corporate & Foundation Relations in Development at Notre Dame. She graduated from the University in 1983 with a degree in accountancy and went on to earn her M.B.A. in finance from The Stern School of Business at New York University in 1991. Collier was a public accountant for Peat Marwick (KPMG) for two years before joining General Electric, where she worked for 22 years in a variety of leadership capacities.
Collier has been a tireless volunteer leader on behalf of Notre Dame’s alumni, parents, and friends. She served as the president of the Notre Dame Club of Fairfield from 1990 to 1993 and has remained an active club member and leader. She has chaired the club’s UND Celebration Committee for 20 years. For the past ten football seasons, she has hosted at her home the club’s Mass on the Grass, a popular annual event at which members celebrate Mass before watching an Irish football game. Collier’s volunteer leadership on behalf of alumni, parents, and friends extends beyond the club level. She sat on the Notre Dame Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2000-2004, including a term as board president during her fourth year. She was a member of the University’s Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2004. Collier served on the University’s Advisory Council for Graduate Studies and Research from 2004-2008 and was a member of the Spirit Campaign Cabinet. She has been a particularly strong advocate for the University’s alumnae as both a director of the Thanking Father Ted Foundation and a member of the national ND WomenConnect steering committee.
Collier lives in Stratford, Connecticut with her husband, Gary Anderson.

Come to the Opera; This is One Fun Show!

CANDIDE, based on Voltaire’s cynical, realistic and comic 1759 novella, follows the amazing trials and tribulations of a ceaselessly optimistic young man as he makes his way through life. In the half-century since it was composed, Leonard Bernstein’s brilliant and joyous adaptation has been hailed as a landmark of American music and is a favorite in opera communities around the world.

Mark Beudert, Stage Director
John Apeitos, Conductor
C. Kenneth Cole, Set Designer
Lynn Holbrook, Costumes
* Lauren LaMore, Assistant Stage Manager
* Susan Shields, Chorus

April 23, 24, 25: 7:30 p.m.
April 26: 1:00 p.m.
Patricia George Decio Theatre, Debartolo Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: $25 general public; $19 seniors, faculty, and staff; $5 students

Call 574-631-2800 or visit