Staff

  • Jessica Lee

    Associate Program Director and Communications Strategist

    Jessica Lee

    Associate Program Director and Communications Strategist

    B.A. Visual Art, Taylor University

    Jessica is our communications specialist - posting, tweeting, sharing, hashtagging.  and all things in between! She has a passion for seeing students thrive in a college setting while they pursue their dreams for the future. She and her pup, Ollivander, love to take long walks around campus. You may see Ollie featured on @ndprecollege Instagram from time to time in front of ND's iconic landmarks.  

     
  • Kevin McAbee

    Associate Program Director and Compliance Program Manager

    Kevin McAbee

    Associate Program Director and Compliance Program Manager

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

     

    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 two National Championship rings earned via softball, which he will gladly show off any time while on a quest for ring #3!

  • Kelly Jo Mikel

    Administrative Assistant

    Kelly Jo Mikel

    Administrative Assistant

    B.S., Western Governors University, Business Management

    "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. She (truly) does it all while keeping the office plants thriving, delivering daily puns to keep up office morale, and finding the best vegan meals  on campus! 

  • Paul Mueller

    Director of Pre-College Programs and Director of Enrollment Strategy & Analytics

    Paul Mueller

    Director of Pre-College Programs and Director of Enrollment Strategy & Analytics

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

    Director of Pre-College Programs and Director of Enrollment Strategy & Analytics

  • Sue Panzica

    Service Coordinator

    Sue Panzica

    Service Coordinator

    B.A. and M.A. in Elementary Education, Ball State University
    Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education, cognate in Special Education, endorsement in Middle School Social Studies, Indiana University

    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.
  • Curtis Urban

    Program Director, International Programs and Data Strategist

    Curtis Urban

    Program Director, International Programs and Data Strategist

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

     

    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!

     
  • Angie Yugo

    Senior Program Director, Domestic Programs

    Angie Yugo

    Senior Program Director, Domestic Programs

    B.S. Marketing and Advertising, Indiana University Bloomington

    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 and marketing efforts. She also facilitates the review of student applications, Resident Counselor recruitment, hiring and 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!