Alumni Association awards

By Notre Dame Alumni Association

Mary McCann Sanchez '79M.A. of Comayagua, Honduras, was on campus in January 2006 to accept the Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Award for her commitment to the poor of Latin America, which she began as a Holy Cross Associate in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship. Sanchez later volunteered for Catholic Relief Services and the U.N. High Commission for Refugees. She is on the advisory board of the Independent Monitoring Team of Honduras, documenting compliance with labor rights and human rights in export processing zones and agrobusiness.…

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Alumni briefs

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New Alumni Board Members

On July 1, the following alumni began three-year terms on the Alumni Board of Directors: Young Alumni—Rob Holcomb ’99, Sunnyvale, California; Region 3—Holly Colman ’86, Ventura, California; Region 4—Patrick Reis ’85, Minneapolis; Region 7—Patrick McKeever ’61, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan; Region 10—Patrick Perrella ’90, New York, New York; Region 14—Paul Christmann Jr. ’89, New Orleans; Region 18—Steve Hogan ’86J.D., Saratoga Springs, New York; International (Europe)—Pai Gee-Janssens ’97; Black Alumni of ND—James W. Riley Jr. ’94.…

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Deaths in the Notre Dame family

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Rev. William Botzum, CSC, who taught in the Department of Psychology for 30 years and served as a residence hall rector, died March 2, 2006, in Holy Cross House at Notre Dame. He was 89 and had been a priest for nearly 63 years.

Father Botzum was a quiet man said to be deeply dedicated to his life as a priest and teacher, with a dry wit and eyes that lit up during a conversation. His academic interest lay in statistical inference, which served him well in his lifelong hobby—playing bridge. He was well-known in local bridge circles, frequently playing in tournaments. He could often be seen walking across campus with his nose in a small book detailing the winning combinations in the card game. In 1958 he was given the “Life Master—Life Member” award by the American Contract Bridge League.…

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Alumni Briefs

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Notre Dame Travel
Order an Alumni Travel catalog and browse through the world. More than 30 trips to six continents are sponsored by the University in 2007. Alumni and friends who have not received a travel catalog in the past can request a copy at 800-634-2631 or sheets.7@nd.edu

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Corrections: death listings

By Notre Dame Alumni Association

In the Winter 2006–07 print issue, three people who are still very much alive were listed in the deaths column on page 89. They are:

Stephen M. Batill ’69, ’72Ph.D. (his class year also was listed incorrectly)

Patrick M. Browne ’86

Timothy B. Fagan ’90

The mistakes were the result of a clerical error. The magazine apologizes for the erroneous listings.…

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Deaths of ND alumni (Summer 2008)

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Alumni class years 1932–49

Nicholas M. Kalmes ’32, 03/04/2008, Summit, NJ
Leonard A. Cacciatore ’34, 03/08/2008, Yonkers, NY
Charles A. DiMatteo ’34, 10/30/2007, Miamisburg, OH
Francis A. Yenck ’35, 02/03/2008, Shelbyville, IL
Robert J. Cronin ’37, 04/07/2008, Fort Myers Beach, FL
Harry F. Koehler, Jr. ’37, 03/21/2008, South Bend, IN

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Deaths of ND alumni (Summer 2008)

By Notre Dame Alumni Association

Alumni class years 1932–49
Nicholas M. Kalmes ’32, 03/04/2008, Summit, NJ
Leonard A. Cacciatore ’34, 03/08/2008, Yonkers, NY
Charles A. DiMatteo ’34, 10/30/2007, Miamisburg, OH
Francis A. Yenck ’35, 02/03/2008, Shelbyville, IL
Robert J. Cronin ’37, 04/07/2008, Fort Myers Beach, FL
Harry F. Koehler, Jr. ’37, 03/21/2008, South Bend, IN

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Alumni briefs

By Notre Dame Alumni Association

Alumni Association Awards The Rev. William Corby, CSC, Award will be presented to retired Lt. Col. Jack B. Matthews '63 during halftime of the ND-Navy football game on November 12. He received his Marine Corps commission in 1964 and served for 22 years before retiring. After earning advanced degrees from Washington State University, he became associate dean of academics at the Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia, until his retirement in March. He lectures extensively to young people, especially Marines, all around the world on the impact of alcoholism on the individual and the family. Matthews is credited with helping countless numbers of Marines recognize the need to seek help with alcoholism.

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Alumni Briefs

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Alumni Association Awards

Joseph A. Russo will receive the James E. Armstrong Award on April 25 at the spring Alumni Senate meeting. Russo, who received an honorary degree from Notre Dame in1992, has been the director of Notre Dame’s Office of Student Financial Services since 1978, and is now in his 38th year in his profession. Russo is editor of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Journal of Student Financial Aid

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Alumni Briefs

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Alumni Association Awards

The James F. Armstrong Award will be presented posthumously to Dennis K. Moore at the spring Alumni Senate on April 23 in recognition of his distinguished service to the University. Moore was named associate vice president of Notre Dame’s division of public affairs and communication in April 2002. Prior to that appointment, he had served as principal spokesperson for the University since 1990 as director of public relations and information. Moore brought his talents to the University in 1988 after 20 years in journalism and corporate public relations, including 10 years as a freelance writer in the United States and Ireland, and four years as executive editor of The Kiwanis Magazine,

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