Meet the Brand Ambassadors
The Brand Ambassador program was established between Professor Chris Stevens in the Mendoza College of Business and the Morris Inn, Fall of 2014. The program was introduced as a way to utilize the University’s best resource – the students – to give a captivating voice to the historic hotel and capture the memories of its visitors in interactive ways.
The goal of the program is to increase overall awareness of the hotel through connecting the Notre Dame students and the South Bend Community with the Morris Inn through targeted social media campaigns, exclusive events, contests, and engaging deliverables such as video interviews. While these efforts will also aim to increase leisure and business travel, the program most importantly benefits the students as it offers hands-on experience in social media marketing, hospitality, event planning and business collaboration.
Class of 2018
My name is Audrey and this is my second year as a Brand Ambassador. I am a junior studying Business Analytics at Notre Dame. I was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas and now reside in Badin Hall. My favorite part about my job is getting to do tastings in Sorin’s and Rohr’s and also having the opportunity to see all the behind the scenes magic! Outside of the Morris Inn, some of my favorite ND activities include going on runs around the lakes, stopping at Einstein’s for coffee, and cheering on the team in Notre Dame Stadium. Go Irish!
My name is Catarina and I am a senior at Notre Dame majoring in Marketing. I’m from Sao Paulo, Brazil. I love being brand ambassador because I get to meet all the great people that make our locations so unique and I get to show off our beautiful campus.
Mary Katherine G.
My name is Mary Katherine (MK), and I am a senior at Saint Mary’s College. I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. My parents went to Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame, so it’s safe to say the brainwashing began immediately. Before I could talk, my parents were teaching me the Notre Dame fight song. Our fall trips to South Bend were so frequent that campus became my home away from home. As a student, I am proud to say that it is officially my home. I imagine returning to campus as an alumnus and shedding tears (probably to the horror of my children) as the memories come flooding back. When I was little, I remember staying at the old Morris Inn. That quaint hotel still holds its charm today. Since making a reservation on a football weekend can be difficult, my father learned to call and check for cancellations after a Notre Dame loss. We kept our bags in the car just in case we were lucky enough to make a last minute hotel switch. Today, I’m a Communication major with a minor in Public Relations. This past summer, I worked for Firefly Events, an event planning company in Manhattan. This year, I am working as a student brand ambassador for Venue ND and the Morris Inn. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to promote the Notre Dame experience to future guests, current students, and former alumni. There’s no place like home.
Class of 2017