Alumni briefs

Author: the Notre Dame Alumni Association

2006 Alumni Board Election

Candidates are vying for eight seats on the Alumni Board. They are: Region 1—Mary Murphy Moore ’81, Lafayette, California, and Ray Riehle ’84, Orangevale, California; Region 6—Jana Lacera ’96MSA, Highland, Indiana, and Chris Perrin ’83, Springfield, Illinois; Region 8—Darrell Gordon ’88, ’89MSA, Indianapolis, and John G. Leicht ’74, Indianapolis; Region 9—Paul Dillenburger ’71, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lonnie Luna ’78, Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Region 13—Catherine Connors ’95MSA, Houston, and Michael McDonald ’97MBA, Mabank, Texas; Region 16—Thomas Lupo ’82, ’85J.D., Chicago, and Mary Ellen Woods ’80, Chicago; and Young Alumni—Katrina Myers ’02, Philadelphia, and Matthew Smith ’03, Boston.

Ballot and information about the candidates is included in the January Alumni Newsletter. Alumni can also vote at or by calling 800-668-0764.

Alumni Awards

Daniel E. Lungren ’68 of Alexandria, Virginia, will receive the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, CSC, Award on November 8. Lungren represents California’s 3rd Congressional District. In 1978, he was elected to represent California’s 34th Congressional District. He served on the House Judiciary Committee, where his signature issue was immigration. In 1990, he was elected attorney general of California and served two terms in that post. After a 16-year absence, Lungren was elected again to Congress and re-appointed to the Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the Budget and Homeland Security committees.

Dr. Daniel Towle ’77 of Leawood, Kansas, will be honored with the Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Award on January 26. A doctor of pediatric anesthesia, Towle has worked with Catholic charities for 31 years to support families in underdeveloped countries. He has developed, funded and participated in programs in Nepal, West Africa, Peru, Honduras, Bolivia and Ecuador, and worked with the University’s Department of Anthropology to create summer volunteer opportunities for Notre Dame students in Africa. As a founder of the Touching Tiny Lives Foundation, Towle is responding to the HIV/AIDS crisis among the children of Lesotho, Africa.

Hannah (Storen) Storm ’83, co-anchor of CBS’s The Early Show, will receive the Rev. Arthur S. Harvey, CSC, Award on January 26. In 1997, while with NBC, she became the first female solo anchor of a network sports program. Previously, Storm anchored CNN Sports Tonight and was a sports anchor and reporter in North Carolina and in Texas. She began her sports reporting career at WNDU-TV, South Bend, in 1982. Storm is the author of two books: Notre Dame Inspirations and Go Girl! Raising Healthy, Confident and Successful Girls by Playing Sports. She is funding a journalism internship through the Alumni Association.

Anthony Sorce ’61, ’62M.A., of New York City, will receive the Rev. Anthony J. Lauck, CSC, Award on January 26, in recognition of his accomplishments as a painter and sculptor. Prior to enrolling at Notre Dame, he was awarded the Chicago Artist Guild prize and diploma from the American Academy of Art. At Notre Dame, he received the Ivan Mestrovic Studio Assistantship three times during his undergraduate and graduate years. In 1968, he was one of the youngest artists to be awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, in recognition of his pioneering work and innovation in sculpture with polyurethane rigid foam.

Francis X. Bradley Jr. ’39, ’49M.S., ’49J.D., McLean, Virginia, will accept the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara Award on June 1 during reunion weekend. In 1957, he was asked by then-University President Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, to develop the office of Research Administration to seek grants for scientific study. He remained in that position until 1969. From 1969 to 1982, he served as director of projects and sponsored programs for the American Society for Engineering Education. After earning a degree in aerospace engineering in 1939, Bradley received flight training in the Army Air Corps and began training pilots for combat. In 1944, he became director of operations for the Central African division of Air Transport Command. Bradley began his service to Notre Dame in 1945 as a professor in the College of Science.

Barry H. López ’66, ’68M.A., of Blue River, Oregon will be honored with the Rev. Robert F. Griffin, CSC, Award on January 26. López is the author of works of nonfiction (Arctic Dreams and Of Wolves and Men_); fiction (_Field Notes and Winter Count); and the novella-length fable Crow and Weasel. His work has appeared regularly in Harper’s, National Geographic, Paris Review, Orion, The Georgia Review, Outside and elsewhere. The anthology, Vintage López, was published in 2004 as part of a Vintage Books anniversary celebration honoring “significant modern authors.”

*ND Summer Camp in the Islands(

Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, is the setting for the first Notre Dame summer camp, July 14-21. Notre Dame students will be the camp counselors, supervising children’s activities Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., while their parents pursue snorkeling, scuba diving, golf, tennis, windsurfing and sailing in Carina Bay, or lying on the beach. Non-alumni as well as graduates are welcome to take part in the Notre Dame travel program. For more information, visit or call 800-643-2631.