Aug 2021 - NDSA Regional Director Transition
As of July 1st, the ND Senior Alumni Board welcomes two new members to our board, Pat Scanlon ’78 and Augie Grace ’76. We also want to thank Jim Minta ’79, outgoing Florida Director, for his years on the board.
Augie Grace ’76 - BA American Studies, Cavanaugh Hall - Florida Regional Director
At Notre Dame Augie served as the Junior and Senior Class President. Augie received a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School (1984). He has been a Board Member of the Greater Boston Alumni Club. Throughout his career he served in a variety of government relations and community relations positions including serving two terms in the Massachusetts State Legislature. For twenty years, he also served as Executive Director of the National Guard Association of Massachusetts. The last four years in this position he served as an officer of the National Guard Executive Directors Associations, including one year as Association President. Together with his wife Janice he has retired and now lives in Tampa, Florida.
When asked about the contribution Augie wants to make as the Florida Senior Board member: "The clubs in the Florida Region are very unique. Many of these awarding winning clubs already have significant participation by Senior Alumni. I hope to use my experiences and skills to foster increased participation by Senior Alumni in all the Florida clubs.” Augie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pat Scanlon ’78 - BBA Management, Dillon Hall - Midwest Regional Director
Pat is currently Chief Marketing Officer for Irish Realty after moving back to South Bend after spending 40 years in New Jersey. Pat moved to New Jersey in 1980 after leaving NBC affiliate WNDU-TV to join New Jersey Network. It was there he was named NJ Sportscaster of the Year nine times while winning two NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards. Pat guided the launch of CN8, a Comcast regional cable network, while creating a regional branding and promotions unit. While concentrating on his own production company Shamrock Communications, Pat served as a President and Trustee of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Jersey Shore and Communications Council Chair at Monmouth University. The author of three books, including "Digger Phelps and Notre Dame Basketball," Pat has covered high school, college, and professional sports, including the U.S. Open Golf Championship and New York City Marathon, as well as producing New York Giants Preseason Football telecasts.
Pat Reflects on his transition back to the “Bend”, “After leaving South Bend for New Jersey in 1980, I was ready to reconnect with Notre Dame and enjoy the many exciting things that are happening around campus and in the community. It’s not the South Bend I left 40 years ago, and it’s great to be part of the Irish family in a very small way.” Pat can be reached at ndsa.midwest.@alumni.nd.edu.