The Jesse Harper Award recognizes Monogram Club members who have demonstrated a committed involvement with the Notre Dame Athletics Department and University throughout their lives. Valdiserri, an honorary Monogram Club member, was presented the award in front of family and friends at a reception held inside South Club at Notre Dame Stadium.
"Roger, on behalf of your family—Rick, Kathy, Kenny, Tommy and Susan--and everyone else who is here tonight to celebrate with you . . . . congratulations. And on behalf of everyone you’ve touched here at the University . . . . a sincere thank you. Notre Dame is a far better place because of you." - John Heisler, Notre Dame Senior Associate Athletics Director