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NAME: Ellen Hayes SPORT: Women’s Women’s Volleyball YEARS PARTICIPATED: 2002-2006 What does being a DePaul Letterwinner mean to you? Being a DePaul letterwinner means being a part of something that is bigger than me. It is being connected to a long line of tradition and success in the classroom and on the court. Why did you choose DePaul? I chose DePaul because of the people and its reputation for academic and athletic excellence. What was your favorite memory while at DePaul? I don’t have one specific memory, but more so, many memories of wonderful relationships that I made along the way. The people that I met at DePaul and the friendships I made directly influenced the person I am today. I am incredibly grateful for these friendships and the defining roles they had and continue to have in my life. What did receiving a scholarship from DePaul mean to you? Receiving a scholarship from DePaul was something very special. It meant being a college athlete. And it opened doors to many opportunities and experiences that I would not have had if I didn’t play at DePaul. Brief Summary of your life from graduation till now: After graduation, I took an assistant coaching job at Marshall University (Huntington, WV), where I coached for 2 years and also got my Masters in Education (2007-2009). Currently, I am the assistant volleyball coach at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Is there a recent highlight that you would like to share with Alumni and friends of DePaul Athletics? Being the assistant volleyball coach at UIC. I am starting my third season here and I am so lucky that I am able to go to work and do something that I truly love doing: coaching and teaching the game of volleyball. What advice would you give to a current or future student-athlete? There is something so special about being a college athlete… it is such a rare opportunity that few are able to accomplish. Take it all in and treasure every moment you have in a Blue Demon uniform because it all goes so fast. Favorites Travel destination: Costa Rica Books: “They Call Me Coach” and “The Help” Sports Movie: Miracle Quote: “Always make progress; examine yourself constantly, let your present state always leave you dissatisfied. If you want to become what you are not must always look for more, walk onward, make progress.”

DePaul Athletic Development Staff

Thad Dohrn Lemone Lampley Marge Mazik Mario Stula Molly Creek

Phone: 773-325-7240


DePaul University Alumni and Friends are invited to help provide a once in a lifetime learning experience for our softball team. Coach Eugene Lenti and the softball team along with Father Ed Udovic, Vincentian Lecturer/Guide will tour in the “footsteps of St. Vincent” from August 9-18. The summer tour will help DePaul’s softball build a great appreciation for the mission of St. Vincent DePaul, as well as build teamwork and commraderie. To contribute to this life-changing experience call Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240 or make the gift online at https://alumni.depaul. edu/give/GivingForm.aspx?type=ATHL&appeal_code=AOG13 by designating fund for softball. August 2013 09, Friday Departure Check in for the overnight flight to Paris, France! 10, Saturday Paris Bonjour and welcome to Paris! After passport control, proceed to the baggage claim area and continue to the Arrival Hall. 11, Sunday Paris This morning, with Father Udovic as our guide, we’ll go directly to the area of Paris known as Ile de la Cité. For those who wish to, there will be an opportunity to attend Mass in magnificent Notre- Dame Cathedral. 12, Monday Paris A fascinating day is in store for us as Father Udovic gives us a tour of some of the Vincentian sites in Paris. 13, Tuesday Folleville, Amsterdam After breakfast, meet our driver who will be with the group for the remainder of the tour. Traveling outside of Paris, with Father Udovic as our guide, a morning visit is planned in Folleville. 14, Wednesday Amsterdam During the next four days, we’ll see many of the sites in and around Amsterdam as we travel to and from our practice and games. This morning, we’ll begin with a reserved visit to the Anne Frank House 15, Thursday Amsterdam A doubleheader is scheduled for today. Father Udovic will say good-bye to the group after the game or at dinner 16, Friday Amsterdam Our final game scheduled for today. Depending on the time and location of our game, we might have an opportunity to visit one of the picturesque towns near Amsterdam. 17, Saturday Amsterdam Now that our games are over, we’ll have an opportunity to explore Amsterdam. We’ll begin with a cruise. As we travel down narrow canals and under bridges, we’ll get a different view than you do on foot. If you are interested in art, you might want to visit the Van Gogh Museum. 18, Sunday Return After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight to Chicago.

The DePaul Volleyball Team Participated in a Community Service Event at the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club The DePaul Volleyball Team headed to the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club on January 24, and ran a two hour clinic comprised of skill instruction, demonstrations and game play. Eight members from the team were there and more than 20 girls between the ages of 10 and 15 participated. Freshman Tyler Graham said, “It was awesome having fun and connecting with the girls while teaching them some of the fundamentals. Their energy was so refreshing and fun. Their drive to learn and play was so nice to see. It was a great experience to be a part of!” The entire team thought it was great to see such young children, many who had never played volleyball before have such a high level of energy and enthusiasm.

Men’s Basketball Alum Earl Wylder Featured in The DePaul Alumni Magazine Earl S. Wylder BUS ’53, LAW ’58 Retired; Attorney,The Walter L. Gerash Law Firm

judges and dozens of significant cases—including the successful defense of a falsely accused murder suspect and a landmark trial ethics case that went to the Colorado Supreme Court.

Legendary DePaul Coach Ray Meyer gave Earl Wylder a basketball scholarship after a tryout scrimmage. Though he started only one game, Wylder always hustled while absorbing his mentor’s lessons about the game and about life.

“The fundamentals that I learned in law school—and from Ray Meyer—have helped me every day of my personal and professional life.”

“Ray taught me to master the fundamentals, to be well-prepared and ALUMNI NEWS NOTES to do my best,” he recalls. “Before starting law school, I approached Alumni, share your story with DePaul Athletics. Send us Coach about the possibility of being an assistant coach. He asked, ‘Do your wedding pictures, new arrivals, promotions or any news that you want to be a coach, or do you want to be a lawyer?’” might be of interest to fellow DePaul letterwinners around the world. Wylder chose the court of law over the basketball court. The Denver email Mario Stula @ with your story lawyer’s 50-plus-year career has included clerkships with two federal

ARMED FORCES AND VETERAN APPRECIATION DAY Sat. Feb. 16 NOON DePaul vs. Rutgers Allstate Arena To arrange for FREE game tickets visit the DePaul Athletics Ticket Office (2323 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL) Mon. - Fri. during box office hours or present this flyer in person at the Allstate Arena box office on game day or call 773-325-SLAM.



The Many Dreams, One Mission Campaign for DePaul University is an historic initiative undertaken in support of one of America’s great universities. It will ensure that DePaul continues to deliver on our founding promise: an excellent education for any talented student who seeks it. The Campaign supports dreams. Students come to DePaul from across the country and around the world. Their dreams are many and varied, individual to each, as our students come from all stations in life. Many are the first in their family to attend college. The realization of their dreams gives rise to new dreams and strong communities.The Campaign supports DePaul’s mission, a mission which blends opportunity and excellence, inquiry and discovery, service to the individual and benefit to the larger community. It is manifested in the work that goes on here every day, in libraries, classrooms, laboratories, practice rooms and on the stage in hours of solitude and moments of connection



PHONE You can make your gift by phone to Development Associate Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240. We accept MasterCard, American Express, VISA and Discover. MAIL Make your check payable to DePaul University, and send your gift to: DePaul University Office of Development 1 East Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604-2287

Athletics provides an avenue of opportunity for students at DePaul. Athletics also helps build community and enhance DePaul’s reputation locally and nationally. As part of DePaul’s Many Dreams. One Mission. Campaign, Athletics is charged with raising $14 million. Strategically, goals have been set to raise the gifts to support scholarship endowment, facility improvements and programmatic support. As of January 1, DePaul Athletics had raised almost $9.8 million dollars.

ONLINE Use our secure online form to make a credit card gift or pledge. CLICK HERE


ADDITIONAL WAYS TO GIVE DePaul University offers other ways to give, including: electronic funds transfers, recurring credit card charges and stock transfers. For more information, call Mark Burns, 312-362-5651.

DePaul Athletics fundraising efforts have focused on endowing scholarship and programming needs. Annually athletics spends nearly $5 million on scholarship expenses for its more than 200 studentathletes. By endowing scholarships, DePaul Athletics has the opportunity to enhance scholarships in some sports and redistribute available funding to maximize the department’s resources. A named scholarship requires a gift of $50,000. All gifts can be made in pledges over five years. Planned giving opportunities are also available. For more information, call Thad Dohrn at 773-3257240.


DePaul fans can get their compilation of Blue Demon news every morning at 8:30 through The Daily Demon. Get your updates with your morning cup of coffee. The Daily Demon features Today in Blue Demon History, sports updates from the previous day, Letterwinners Links and more. To subscribe, email development graduate assistant Molly Creek at or on FACEBOOK at The Daily Demon. DePaul University has selected Saturday, Feb. 2 as the inaugural Blue Demon Day that will be become an annual gathering of members of the University community to get together throughout the nation and world and show DePaul pride.

JANUARY 31, 2013 Today In Blue Demon History: On January 31 2001, Men’s basketball player Joe Tulley scored a career-high 23 points as DePaul ended a six-game Conference-USA losing streak with an 86-68 victory over Saint Louis.Tulley, a sophomore who entered with a 4.6-point average, has scored 62 points the last four games and 43 the rest of the season. He was 3-for-4 from 3-point range and 6-for-9 overall to top his previous best of 18. Click Here for the full story. Sports Updates: Men’s Basketball: In a classic back-and-forth battle between DePaul and St. John’s, the Red Storm outlasted the Blue Demons in a 79-74 overtime decision on Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena. Brandon Young led four players in double-figures with a game-high 21 points while Cleveland Melvin added a 13-rebound, 10-point double-double.Click Here for the full story. Mark Your Calendars: To get ready for Blue Demon Day on Feb. 2, DePaul’s alumni relations department is hosting a t-shirt swap this week on the University’s Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. The inaugural Blue Demon Day is Saturday, Feb. 2 when the men’s basketball team faces Notre Dame. Click Here to reserve your tickets, or call Marge Mazik at 773 325 7240

CHAMPIONS CLUB ROOM MENU MEN’S BASKETBALL Date Opponent Menu Jan. 19 St. John’s * brunch Feb. 2 Notre Dame* build your own burger Feb. 5 Villanova* pizza, BLT salad Feb. 16 Rutgers vegeterian penne pasta Feb. 23 Connecticut* build your own hot dog Feb. 27 Loiusville* chiicken fajitas March 9 Pittsburgh* build your own chicken sandwich


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Date Opponent Jan. 19 vs. Providence * Student Center - 2nd Floor Jan. 29 vs. Pittsburgh * Student Center - 2nd Floor Feb. 6 vs. Seton Hall Student Center - 2nd Floor Feb. 12 vs. Rutgers Student Center - 2nd Floor Feb. 24 vs. Notre Dame Student Center - 2nd Floor Feb. 26 vs. Georgetown Student Center - 2nd Floor

MEN’S BASKETBALL Date Opponent Jan. 19 St. John’s Feb. 2 Notre Dame Feb. 5 Villanova Feb. 16 Rutgers Feb. 23 Connecticut Feb.27 Louisville March 9 Pittsburgh

President’s Club Room Details

Champions Club Room Details

Champions Club Room Details

Eligibility: Must be current Champions Club member or D-Club member. Alumni may attend special Alumni Association Dates

Eligibility: Must be current Champions Club member or D-Club member. Alumni may attend special Alumni Association Dates

All Meals: $10 for adults - $5 for Children 14 and under. Cash bar is available. Complimentary snacks will be provided.

Reservations: All reservations need to be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling 773-325-7240.

Doors Open: Doors opens 75 minutes before tip-off


Doors Open: Doors opens 60 minutes before tip-off when doors open.

Doors Open: Doors opens 60 minutes before tip-off

Eligibility: Must be current President’s Club member. All Meals: Complimentary snacks and beverages will be available to President’s Club member and their significant other. Additional guests are available for $20.

Reservations: All reservations need to be made at least 48 hours in advance by registering on-line, or by calling Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240.

Reservations: All reservations are suggested at least 48 hours in advance by calling 312-362-8573.

Directions: Champions Club Room is in Skyline Room North of Allstate Arena. Entrance is adjacent to ticket office on Lunt Ave.

on South Concourse of Allstate Arena.

Directions: President’s Club Room is in the Southeast Party Room

Upcoming Events

Alumni Center Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address & Phone Number: 2400 N. Sheffield Ave., Ste. 150

Chicago, IL 60614 Ph: (773) 325-8390 Toll-free: (800) 437-1898

February 2 Blue Demon Day: Game watch all over the country Time 1 p.m. CST Link:

February 18 Career Week: The 21st Century Workforce Time11:30 a.m. Link:

February 9 Men’s Game at Marquette: Pregame Reception and Game Time 11:30 a.m. Link:http://alumni/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_id=1628

February 19 Career Week: ASK Alumni Networking Breakfast Time 8 a.m Link http://alumni/events/EventDetail.aspx?event_id=1604

February 17 Career Week: Opening Keynote Brunch Time 11 a.m. Link:

February 19 Career Week: Sustaining Momentum In Your Job Search Teleconference Time Noon CST Link

Watch the men’s basketball team take on Notre Dame at 1 p.m. CST. Bring the blue by sporting your DePaul gear and help cheer the team to victory from Allstate Arena or on ESPN2 at one of our game-watches across the nation. Celebrate together on Blue Demon Day by participating in game-watches in the following cities: Ahwatukee, AZ Minneapolis Atlanta Schererville, Ind. Boston New York City Dana Point, Calif. St. Louis Denver Washington, D.C. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Reconnect in the Legends Lounge! Each DePaul team will have a designated day to meet teammates and their alumni for a day of fun at a men’s basketball game. Tickets will be provided for an alum and guest to see friends, to meet other alumni and to say hello to our current coaches. Snacks and Beverages will be provided. The Legend’s Lounge is located in the Southwest corner of Allstate Arena and is available for all games for D-Club members who have made a gift to DePaul Athletics. All eligible attendees can enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments. February 2- Softball, Click Here to Register February 5- Volleyball, Click Here to Register February 16- Tennis, Click Here to Register February 23- Men’s Basketball Alumni Day February 27-Track & Golf, Click Here to Register March 9- Men’s & Women Soccer, Click Here to Register

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Blue Demon Weekly