Mendoza School of Business

2007 Eugene D. Fanning Award announced

Published: August 31, 2007 / Author: James Communication

Joseph A. Varchetto, a senior Finance major from Glen Ellyn, Illinois and Lindsay A. Saelinger, a senior Accountancy major from Cincinnati, Ohio have been named recipients of the 2007 Eugene D. Fanning Scholarship at the University of Notre Dame.

They were selected by the faculty of the Eugene D. Fanning Center in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame for excellence in communication skills and exemplary personal characteristics. Six finalists were selected and the two winners were determined following faculty interviews with each.

The scholarships include a credit to each student’s tuition account with the University and a commemorative pewter plate engraved with the student’s name and award, along with the heraldry of the College. The award, funded by donations from the University of Notre Dame‘s
Business Advisory Council, honors the life and work of Eugene D. Fanning, a Chicago businessman and investor who taught business communication courses as a guest instructor in
the business school from 1989 to 1995.

Mr. Varchetto and Ms. Saelinger are the 25th and 26th recipients of the scholarship,
established in 1995.

About the Fanning Center

The Eugene D. Fanning Center for Business Communication assists members of the Notre Dame community in the achievement of their academic, intellectual, and professional goals by providing instruction, guidance, and counsel in writing, speaking, and other dimensions of human communication. At the heart of this mission is a concern for the individual, a focus on ethics and integrity in business, and a commitment to the advancement of the College and the University. For more information about the Fanning Center please visit the web site at 


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