Notre Dame Monogram Club President and Vice Presidents (2001-03)
JIM CARROLL has been a member of the Monogram Club administration since 1994, serving a three-year term on the board of directors before assuming his spot in the presidential rotation (as second vice president from 1997-99 and spent the past two years as first vice president). He was team captain for Ara Parseghian’s first team at Notre Dame in 1964, earning All-America honors as a guard, with his teammates on that team including Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback John Huarte and three other All-Americans: end Jack Snow, defensive back Tom Carey and defensive tackle Kevin Hardy.
A three-year starter at Notre Dame, Carroll’s accomplishments in the trenches included being named the UPI national lineman of the week after helping beat North Carolina in 1963 (21-7). He also was named MVP of the 1964 Notre Dame football team and was presented with a Presidential Medal from Notre Dame. After graduating in 1965 with a degree in communications arts, Carroll was drafted by the New York Giants and played one season with that club before being traded to the Washington Redskins, where he played four seasons.
Carroll-who currently resides in Pembroke Pines, Fla.-has been involved in the automobile dealership business since 1967, founding J. Carroll Enterprises that has included as many as nine dealerships through the three-state area of Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. He served as president of the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association during the 1990s and his dealerships have received several national awards. Carroll, who retired from the day-to-day operations in 2000, also currently owns three real-estate holding companies, three insurance companies and a restaurant located in Cooper City, Fla.
The Notre Dame Club of Fort Lauderdale honored Carroll as its 2001 man of the year, in recognition of his longstanding business success and charitable work within that part of the state. Carroll’s dealerships have served as a primary sponsor for fundraisers benefiting cancer survivors and have helped collect donations for the Prestige Club’s toys-for-tots program.
Born in Jonesboro, Ark., Carroll grew up in the Atlanta area and attended Marist High School, where he was an all-state football player and won the 1961 heavyweight division in the Georgia-Alabama state wrestling competition. He is the father of four children and returns regularly to Notre Dame for football weekends and various on-campus meetings.
DAVE DUERSON, who graduated from Notre Dame in 1983 with a degree in economics, has spent the past six years as president and chief executive officer of Fair Oaks Farms, Inc., a Wisconsin-based international meat supplier that in 1999 was ranked 64th among Black Enterprise 100 companies. In addition to his recent appointment to Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, Duerson previously served as a member of the advisory council for the University’s Mendoza College of Business. Currently the Monogram Club’s first vice president, he will rotate into the Club’s president position in June of 2003.
Duerson-who also serves as a leading member of the athletic department’s mentoring program-was a two-time All-America defensive back and served as a tri-captain for the 1982 Notre Dame football team. He set a still-standing ND record for career interception yardage (256) and went on to enjoy an 11-year career (1983-94) in the National Football League while playing for the Chicago Bears, New York Giants and Phoenix Cardinals, earning all-Pro honors four times and winning Super Bowl championships with the 1985 Bears and 1990 Giants.
In recognition of his charitable work with substance abuse prevention and the Special Olympics, Duerson has been honored as the 1987 NFL Man of the Year, the 1988 NFL Humanitarian of the Year and the 1990 Monogram Club Member of the Year. For nearly 20 years-dating back to1983-he has sponsored a series of free football camps in Chicago and his hometown of Muncie, Ind., with the camps designed to teach young people the fundamentals of football while alerting participants to the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse and stressing the value of education. He currently resides in Highland Park, Ill., with his wife Alicia, their three sons and daughter Taylor.
Duerson is the fourth former Notre Dame football player to receive University’s prestigious Sorin Award (since its inception in 1965), with the others including Hugh Devore (’34, 1979 recipient), Norm Barry J.D. (’21, 1984 recipient) and the Hon. Alan Page (’67, 1992 recipient)
Recipients of the Sorin Award
2000-Dave Duerson ’83
1999-Thomas J. Hawkins ’59
1998-Eleanor M. Walker, M.D., ’84
1997-John P. McMeel ’57
1996-Philip J. Faccenda ’51
1995-Andy L. Burd ’62
1994-Joseph E. Dillon ’44
1993-Robert P. Lonergan ’43
1992-Hon. Alan C. Page ’67
1991-Donald B. Rice ’61
1990-Michael B. Heisler, M.D., ’71
1989-Edward A. Kompare, M.D., ’61
1988-Edmond R. Haggar ’38
1987-J. Philip Clarke, M.D., ’44
1986-John T. Balfe ’20
1985-Jerome J. Crowley ’31
1984-Norman C. Barry ’21J.D.
1983-Archbishop Marcos G. McGrath, C.S.C., ’44
1982-Howard V. Phalin ’28
1981-Frank E. Sullivan ’49
1980-Leo H. Vogel ’47
1979-Hugh J. Devore ’34
1978-Thomas J. White ’37
1977-Edmund A. Stephan ’33
1976-Vincent G. McAloon ’34
1974-J. Arthur Haley ’26
1973-Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., ’23
1972-Rev. Thomas J. Brennan, C.S.C., ’23
1970-Thomas P. Carney ’37
1969-William C. Schmitt ’10
1968-James E. Armstrong ’25
1967-Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan ’32
1966-Bernard J. Voll ’17
1965-Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., ’39
JULIE PIERSON DOYLE was a member of the Monogram Club board of directors from 1993-96 and served five years as the Club’s secretary before being selected as the Club’s current second vice president. She and husband Peter-a 1984 Notre Dame graduate and currently a CPA with Davidson & Doyle, LLP-reside in Lynchburg, Va., with their children Kevin (12), Sarah (9) and Maggie (3). The family lived in Washington, D.C., until 1993, when they moved to Peter’s hometown of Lynchburg. Doyle worked professionally until 2000, with her current focus being a full-time mother and a wide-reaching volunteer in the community.
A 1985 graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in mechanical engineering, Doyle received her Masters in business administration from George Washington University in 1992. She spent 10 years (’89-’99) as an education account executive with Honeywell, Inc., covering the Virginia education market that included K-12 public school districts, private schools and colleges. She developed and implemented programs for education institutions focused on upgrading facility infrastructures while reducing energy and operational costs. Prior to joining Honeywell, Doyle served four years (1985-89) as a sales engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
Originally from Portland, Ore., Doyle played on the Notre Dame volleyball team during the 1981 and ’82 seasons-just the second and third seasons of the program’s history.
Doyle was appointed to the Lynchburg City School Board in July of 2000 and currently is serving a three-year term on the board, which oversees the 9000 student school district. She also serves on the board of Kids’ Haven: A Center for Grieving Children, and she is an active volunteer at her children’s schools and at the Daily Bread, a local soup kitchen.