Tim Ponisciak | August 14, 2018
The Mendoza College of Business recognizes alumni each year for their business success, their passion to serve their communities and their involvement with Notre Dame. These alumni show an exemplary commitment to the mission of the College. This year, the College is proud to announce five winners for this year’s awards. The award winners will be honored at the fourth annual Mendoza Graduate Alumni Awards Luncheon, on Friday, October 12, the day before the ND-Pittsburgh football game. The Luncheon will take place in the new Downes Club on the seventh floor of Corbett Family Hall, overlooking the field of Notre Dame Stadium. This year’s award winners come from the MNA, EMBA and MBA programs.
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus/na who has demonstrated achievement in business and a commitment to the Mendoza College of Business through leadership and service to the graduate business community. This year’s winner is Rian Gorey ’82, MBA ’84.
Rian is a long-time management consultant and business leader based out of Atlanta. Rian has always made service to Notre Dame a priority in his life. He is currently serving in his final year as a board member for the Mendoza Graduate Alumni Board, providing advice and assisting with projects that help propel the College forward. Rian also serves as Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors for the Notre Dame Club of Atlanta and is a longstanding member of Mendoza’s John Cardinal O’Hara Society. In addition to his volunteer work with Notre Dame, Rian has also contributed to the local community in Georgia through decades of volunteer work as a volunteer supervisor with Atlanta’s Habitat for Humanity chapter. Rian also serves his community through his work with the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta.
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