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Awards from the ND Alumni Association

The Notre Dame Club of Austin has benefited from strong leadership and participation for the past 25 years.

This bears out through the recognition received by the Alumni Association. The Club aspires to deliver the highest level of achievement for Notre Dame, the Austin community, and alumni.

Recent Awards

NDAA 2020 Force for Good Awards image - blue with yellow seal

Force for Good winner from the NDAA for 2020!

We’d like to thank Martin Scruggs, our Regional Director, for this recognition.

In a year that saw many of us face challenges during a pandemic we manged to lift some “Spirits” at the end!

Congratulations to ND Club of Austin for your camaraderie event “Baking Spirits Bright” with Chef Sinai. You invited clubs around the country and had around 70 people attend the baking event which raised almost $2000 to Meals on Wheels. The club also sponsored a study break as well as sent gifts to students to kick off the new year. The Club received a lot of thanks for the send off gifts. You also hosted an early admit celebration in January at the VonDohlen home with 30 attendees including 6 early admits and 5 current students, families and leadership team.

Thanks to all our great club members and leaders for helping us achieve this designation!

We are ND!

2019 Program of Excellence winner from the Notre Dame Alumni Association for 2019! 

Another award for the ND Club of Austin from the Notre Dame Alumni Association!

Due to outstanding overall programming in 2019, we have been recognized as a Program of Excellence. Through a demonstrated commitment to each of the Six C’s (Camaraderie, Catholic/Christian Spirituality, Communications, Community Service, Continuing Education, Current Students) our club has established itself as a model for other Notre Dame clubs around the country.

Thanks to all our great club members and leaders for helping us achieve this designation!

We are ND!

2019 Special Citation winner from the Notre Dame Alumni Association for our club’s focus on inclusion!

We are proud to showcase inclusion in many forms. We hosted our club’s first-ever LGBTQ event last summer, and we link to GALA-ND/SMC in our weekly newsletter. We continue to welcome all members of the tri-campus community (University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College) into our club, celebrating events together, and supporting students on all three campuses.

Thanks to our Regional Director Martin Scruggs for the recognition!

Go Irish!

Due to outstanding overall programming in 2018, we have been recognized as a Program of Excellence!

Through a demonstrated commitment to each of the Six C’s (Camaraderie, Catholic/Christian Spirituality, Communications, Community Service, Continuing Education, Current Students), our club has established itself as a model for other Notre Dame clubs around the country.

The ND Club of Austin is a 2018 Special Citation winner from the Notre Dame Alumni Association for our awesome Universal Notre Dame Celebration event featuring Coach Brian Kelly!

Thanks to our past Regional Director, Tom Sessi, for the recognition!

In addition to learning more about Notre Dame Football from Coach Kelly, we raised $5,000 for our scholarship fund. The event’s highlight was the look on Coach Kelly’s face when we raffled off the twin to his custom-designed Austin guitar for a donation of more than $6,000 to the Kelly Cares Foundation!

We are ND!

Past Awards

2016 – Program of Excellence, Special Citation, Nominated/Finalist/Awarded – Outstanding Club
2015 – Program of Excellence, Special Citation, Nominated – Outstanding Club
2014 – Program of Excellence, Special Citation, Affinity Group – Diversity
2013 – Program of Excellence, Special Citation, Nominated – Outstanding Club
2012 – Program of Excellence
2011 – Program of Excellence, Special Citation
2010 – Program of Excellence, Special Citation
2009 – Program of Excellence, Special Citation, Affinity Group – Website
2008 – Program of Excellence, Special Citation
2007 – Program of Excellence, Special Citation
2005 – Program of Excellence, Special Citation
2004 – Special Citation
2003 – Program of Excellence, Special Citation
2001 – Special Citation
2000 – Program of Excellence
1999 – Special Citation
1998 – Special Citation
1997 – Special Citation
1996 – Program of Excellence
1992 – Special Citation