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Jesse Harper Award

Jesse Harper

The Notre Dame Monogram Club established the Jesse Harper Award during its 100th anniversary in 2016 as a way to continue to highlight the great accomplishments of its members. The award recognizes Monogram Club members who have demonstrated a committed involvement with the Notre Dame Athletics Department and University. Recipients of the award shall be a Monogram Club member and exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Exemplary performance in the spirit and ideals of the University of Notre Dame
  • Demonstration of responsibility to and concern for his/her community
  • Extraordinary commitment and involvement with youth
  • Outstanding achievement in his/her post-Notre Dame career

The award bears Harper's name as a way to recognize his many contributions to Notre Dame. Harper coached football (1913-17), basketball (1913-18) and baseball (1914-18) at Notre Dame in addition to serving two stints (1913-17, 1931-33) as the University's athletics director. Harper holds a very special place in the rich history of the Monogram Club as he, along with Knute Rockne, founded the Club in 1916. Recipients of the Jesse Harper Award will reflect Harper's dedication and commitment to Notre Dame, its athletics department and its student-athletes.

JESSE HARPER AWARD RECIPIENTS

2016 - Jim Gibbons '53 (baseball/basketball)

2017 - Roger Valdiserri '54 (honorary)

2017 - Bobby Clark (honorary)


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Event Calendar


August 31
6:30 PM
Football Alumni Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
September 1
4:00 PM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Michigan
Monogram Room
September 1
11:30 PM
Post-Game Mass
Monogram Room
September 7
6:30 PM
Football Alumni Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
September 8
12:00 PM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Ball State
Monogram Room
September 8
7:30 PM
Post-Game Mass
Monogram Room
September 14
6:30 PM
Football Alumni Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
September 15
11:00 AM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Vanderbilt
Monogram Room
September 15
6:30 PM
Post-Game Mass
Monogram Room
September 28
6:30 PM
Football Alumni Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
September 29
4:00 PM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Stanford
Monogram Room
September 29
11:30 PM
Post-Game Mass
Monogram Room
October 12
6:30 PM
Monogram Club Annual Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
October 13
11:00 AM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Pitt
Monogram Room
October 13
6:30 PM
Monogram Club Annual Mass & Meeting
Monogram Room
October 26
TBA
ND vs. Navy Reception
San Diego, Calif.
November 2
TBA
ND at Northwestern Reception
Chicago, Ill.
November 9
6:30 PM
Football Alumni Reception
Schivarelli Lounge (Notre Dame Stadium)
November 10
4:00 PM
Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Florida State
Monogram Room
November 10
11:30 PM
Post-Game Mass
Monogram Room
November 16
TBA
Shamrock Series Welcome Reception
New York City
November 17
TBA
Shamrock Series Pre-Game Reception ND vs. Syracuse
New York City

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TERRI VITALE
President // Monogram Earned: Tennis
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A three-time Monogram winner in tennis from 1991-1994, and a Monogram Club board member since 2009, Terri Vitale currently is serving a two-year term as president of the Monogram Club, 2017-19.

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