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12 Months of Monogram: April 2014

Dec 22, 2014, 8:35 AM EDT

The Monogram Club presented the 2014 Moose Krause Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Angelo Capozzi ('56, baseball). Capozzi is joined on stage by second vice president Terri Vitale ('94 & '95, tennis), president Haley Scott DeMaria ('95, swimming) and Executive Director Brant Ust ('00, baseball). (Photo by Mike Bennett/Lighthouse Imaging)

As we prepare to turn the calendar to 2015, it is once again time to look back on another great year for Notre Dame and the Monogram Club. Over the next several days, we’ll continue to recap the significant Monogram initiatives, events and accomplishments from 2014. Perhaps no month was as busy as April….

From supporting women’s basketball at the Final Four in Nashville and welcoming a new class of alumni to the Board of Directors to presenting letter jackets to more than 80 first-time Monogram recipients and awarding two postgraduate scholarships, April was an exciting month for the Club.

Additionally, the Club organized a number of events in conjunction with the 85th Annual Blue-Gold Game (including a flag game of its own!). On Saturday evening, the Club held its Annual Mass, Meeting & Dinner. Once again, the highlight of An Evening With The Monogram Club was the presentation of the Moose Krause Distinguished Service Award. Presented since 1979, the Moose Krause Award is the Club’s highest honor, and is bestowed upon Monogram members who have distinguished themselves in performance in government, dedication to the spirit and ideals of Notre Dame, concern for their community or commitment and involvement with youth.

In 2014, the Monogram Club honored Dr. Angelo Capozzi (’56, baseball), co-founder and medical director of Rotaplast. Capozzi, a former lefthanded pitcher for the Irish, has dedicated his life to helping children born with cleft lip and palate. Since 1976, Capozzi has taken more than 60 mission trips and Rotaplast has operated on more than 19,000 children.

Though retired, Capozzi continues to work with Rotaplast and has no plans to slow down.

“I’ve got a skill that not a lot of people have, and I feel I should put it to work as long as I possibly can. Age is just a number,” he said.

Check out the full press release on our website by clicking here.

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