Sept. 16, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame Monogram Club has presented an honorary monogram to Beth Hunter, director of promotions in the athletics department at the University of Notre Dame.

The presentation was made Friday morning at the Monogram Club board meeting by current Monogram Club president Marc Kelly.

Among the approximately 200 recipients of honorary monograms include former Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, former Notre Dame president Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C, and former Irish football coaches Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz.

Hunter works closely with the Monogram Club in a variety of areas in supporting Monogram Club executive director Jim Fraleigh. Most recently, she served as the primary athletics administrator during the summer-long renovations to Heritage Hall, the Joyce Center displays that detail the history and tradition of the Notre Dame athletics program.

Hunter is in her sixth year as director of sports marketing after serving as sports promotions coordinator within the Irish athletic department since July of 2001. She oversees the creation and implementation of marketing plans for several of Notre Dame’s 26 intercollegiate sports. She also works closely with the Notre Dame Monogram Club, and the Club’s board of directors.

A 1998 graduate of Providence College with a degree in psychology, Hunter spent the 2000-01 year serving as assistant director of marketing and promotions and director of licensing at the University of Northern Colorado, where she was responsible for overseeing the marketing, promotions, advertising, and community service for all 16 varsity sports programs, as well as proctoring the licensing program for the entire university.

While at Northern Colorado, Hunter also served as assistant tournament director for the 2001 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships, and gained experience working for NCAA productions at the NCAA Women’s College World Series and the Division I NCAA Women’s and Men’s Volleyball championships.

Prior to joining the athletic department at Northern Colorado, Hunter served as a graduate assistant in the sports marketing department at Providence from 1998-2000. While obtaining her master’s degree in business administration, she helped market the 21-sport program at Providence. In addition, she also was the marketing director for the ’00 Frozen Four, hosted by Providence.

A native of Shrewsbury, Mass., Hunter and her husband, Jake, are parents of two daughters, Paige and Clare.

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