ND Alumni Briefs

Author: Alumni Association

Sullivan Voted President-Elect
At its April meeting, the Alumni Board elected Robert Sullivan Jr. ’67 of Tulsa, Oklahoma, as president-elect of the Alumni Association. Sullivan will assume the presidency on July 1, 2004, at the end of his three-year term on the board as regional director for Region 13 (Oklahoma and Texas). He is principal of Sullivan and Company LLC, a 45-year-old family-owned independent oil and gas exploration and production company operating in several states.

Jean Collier ’83 of Stratford, Connecticut, began her one-year term as president of the Alumni Board on July 1.

Alumni Ticket Exchange
The Alumni Association has teamed with the Athletic Department to offer an alumni ticket exchange. The ticket exchange will take place on each of the six home football Saturdays at the Gate 3 Box Office of the Joyce Center, adjacent the Alumni Association hospitality area. Beginning at 8 a.m. tickets may be left with Alumni Association staff members on a consignment basis to be resold at face value. From 8 to 10 a.m. tickets will be sold to alumni only on a first-come, first-served basis. From 10 a.m. until one-half hour prior to kickoff, tickets will be sold to the general public.

Purchasers must show identification and sign a statement prohibiting resale. The alumni ticket exchange is the only authorized program of ticket resale other than the Stadium Ticket Office window sale of tickets that have been returned by the visiting team the morning of each home game.

New Alumni Board Members
On July 1, the following alumni began three-year terms on the Alumni Board of Directors: Young Alumni Representative — Michelle Strathman ’96, Houston, Texas; Region 3— Stacy Roscoe ’71, Ventura, California; Region 4— John Greer ’83, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Region 7— John Freitas ’67, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Region 10— Brian McMorrow ’81, Somerset, New Jersey; Region 14— Eugene Bastedo ’73, Memphis, Tennessee; Region 18— Joanne Dowd-Clayback ’80, Buffalo New York; and Black Alumni of Notre Dame— Danielle Duchatellier Boucree ’91, Bowie, Maryland.

Paul Geary ’65 of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Alumni Board in its newly created position of senior alumni representative. Three international directors have been appointed to three-year terms on the Alumni Board. Currently serving are: Paul McGinn ’84, Maynooth, Ireland; R. Christopher Lund ’61, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and James Moynihan ’71, Tokyo, Japan.

Commencement Events on Video
Multimedia Services of Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technologies has made available videotapes or DVDs of commencement ceremonies from the years 1982-2003, commencement Masses (1987-2003) and other commencement weekend ceremonies (years available vary with ceremony). For more information, visit www.nd.edu/~ndoit/gradvideo, call 574-631-0961 or e-mail mmsctr@nd.edu.

Alumni Awards
Major General James J. McMonagle ’53 of Vista, California, will receive the Rev. William Corby, CSC, Award at halftime of the Navy football game on November 8. A surprise announcement of the award was to be made at the June 6 Reunion ’03 Flag Retreat Ceremony, at which McMonagle was scheduled as a featured speaker. McMonagle is a decorated combat leader who built on his experience in Korea and Lebanon in major combat command positions with the 3rd Marines Division in Vietnam. He was awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat V and a Gold Star. During his military career he held key administrative responsibilities in a full range of military staff positions and directed a variety of training and development courses and programs. He was presented the Distinguished Service Medal at the time of his retirement from the Marine Corps in 1988, after 35 years of active service.

James J. Gillis ’51 of Toluca Lake, California, will be presented the Harvey G. Foster Award at halftime of the Washington State football game on September 6 in honor of his dedication to Notre Dame and his community. For more than 40 years, Gillis has organized Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles programs and events. Gillis received a baseball scholarship from Notre Dame and went on to play semi-pro baseball, and one year of professional baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies. He served two terms on the Notre Dame Monogram Club board of directors Gillis is president and owner of Gillis Broadcasting, Inc. A former FBI agent, Gillis was encouraged toward that career by Harvey Foster ’39J.D., also an agent. Gillis worked for Harvey when re-assigned from Pittsburgh to the Newark, New Jersey, office.

Alumni Tours
The autumn alumni travel agenda includes the following tours: Rome and Assisi in Italy and Lourdes and Paris in France, September 15-26; Civil War Virginia and Gettysburg, led by a professional historian, October 5-12; Cuba, November 14-20; and the Amazon Rainforest via an expedition ship, November 29-December 7 with lectures by tour host Bob Schmuhl, Notre Dame professor of American Studies, and an optional five-day Machu Picchu extension.

For more information or a complete list of alumni travel opportunities, visit www.nd.edu/~alumweb/trips.html or call 800-634-2631.