Paul Mueller, Ph.D.

Paul Mueller

Director: Enrollment Strategy, Planning & Research, Interim Director of Pre-College Programs, Concurrent Associate Professor of Political Science


Education: B.A. Political Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, M.A. Government & International Relations, University of Notre Dame,  Ph.D. Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Angie Yugo


Angie Yugo

Interim Operations Director of Pre-College Programs

Education: B.S. Marketing and Advertising, Indiana University Bloomington 

Bio: Angie is responsible for the day-to-day function of the Office of Pre-College Programs including staff supervision, budget management, and leads the development of the recruitment & marketing efforts. She also facilitates the review of student applications, Resident Counselor recruitment, hiring & training and manages the office’s community based organization partnerships.

Angie has been with the University since 2002. She loves hiking, traveling, reading, cooking​ and spending as much time as she can with her three grandchildren​. She has a rescued cat named Figaro, and not-so-secretly loves making Halloween costumes!


Kevin McAbee

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Program Coordinator

Education: B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
M.S. Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University

Bio: Kevin is a 2001 Notre Dame graduate, and is our resident scientist! He holds a Bachelor of Science from Notre Dame in Biological Sciences, and a Master of Science from Western Michigan University.  He is responsible for coordinating our Science and Technology courses for both Summer Scholars and our Leadership Seminars, as well as developing and maintaining compliance policies for our programs.  Kevin is a homegrown talent, enjoys live music concerts and is an avid sports fan.  He is also the proud owner of 2 National Championship rings earned via softball, which he will gladly show off any time while on a quest for ring #3! 


Curtis Urban

Program Coordinator

Education: B.A. History, The Ohio State University
M.A. History, Miami University
Ph.D. History, University of Notre Dame

Bio: Curtis is our data guy and international aficionado! While developing residential programs in collaboration with ND faculty, Curtis primarily manages our online application tools, serves on the Pre-College application review committee, and is involved in recruiting. Curtis also serves as the on-site coordinator for our Study Abroad Programs in Italy and Ireland, traveling with the students to ensure a safe and extraordinary summer experience.

After loading up on schnitzel and bratwurst during a stint teaching in Heidelberg, Germany, Curtis returned to Indiana committed to ensuring students are equipped with the tools for future success. Apart from a mission to mold America’s future leaders, Curtis loves pretending he’s a foodie, coming up with names for his future Australian Labradoodle, and dominating cornhole at college football tailgates. A native Ohioan in love with the Midwest, Curtis takes the occasional trip to Europe because… well, Europe!

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee

Program Coordinator

Education: B.A. Visual Art, Taylor University 

Bio: Jessica is our social media coordinator (#GoIrish). She has a passion for seeing students thrive in a college setting while they pursue their dreams for the future. She loves all things creative, especially if it can be found on Pinterest. Jessica is also known for taking part in trivia competitions, with her golden (snitch) achievement being placing in a Harry Potter themed event. She is also an advocate for Love Justice International, an organization she worked with in Nepal dedicated to eradicating human trafficking and providing homes for orphans. 



Kelly Jo Mikel 

Kelly Jo

Administrative Assistant 

Education: B.S., Western Governors University, Business Management

Bio: 'The Voice of Pre-College,' Kelly Jo is the first point of contact for all of your Pre-College questions! She also assists the Pre-College staff with programming, day-to-day administration, and managing finances. While business may be her first priority, she is also passionate about caring for animals and has an extensive veterinary assisting background. 


Sue Panzica

Sue Panzica


Service Coordinator

Education: Ball State University, BA and MA in Elementary Education, PhD in Early Childhood Education, cognate in Special Education. Indiana University, endorsement in Middle School Social Studies

Bio: Dr. Sue Panzica has a passion for supporting inspirational opportunities for students, and is responsible for coordinating the numerous service activities for the Notre Dame Pre-College Programs.
Dr. Panzica’s educational interests include early childhood, special education, project-based learning, and the impact of educational policy on classroom practices. She remains active in advocating for children at the local, regional, and state levels.
Sue’s hobbies include volunteering, traveling to be with family and friends, and enjoying her Sheltie named Izzy.