class notes

1990s

90 News from Holy Cross, Lewis, Lyons Halls

A late addition to last issue: Michelle and Casey Moore celebrated their 20th anniversary this year. They have two boys, Cole and Canyon. Cole attends Baylor U and Canyon is a junior in high school. Casey has been in the environmental business for almost 20 years, currently managing accounts across North America. Shannon, the daughter of Dan ’87, ’93 and Kristin Komyatte Sheehan ’90, ’93 started at Notre Dame this fall. She is in PW and loving it. Kristin continues to be the director of Notre Dame’s Play Like A Champion Today, a national sport outreach seeking to renew the culture of youth and high school sports (playlikeachampion.org). Kim (McNaughton) and Bob Hallahan live on Whidbey Island WA, homeschooling teens Dana and Matt. Kim has taken up tennis and loves yoga and organic gardening. Bob just returned from almost a year in Afghanistan and will be retiring as a Navy Reserve Commander in December. He flies for Delta Airlines. Linda (Romero) and Robert Black live in Lewisville TX and have three children: Christopher, 12, Matthew, 11, and Hannah, 4. Linda attended the Miami game with her niece, Christine Romero ’10, a former Lewis Hall resident. Linda went back to work as a benefits service manager for Aon Hewitt. Linda is active in the Dallas ND club and keeps in touch with fellow Lewis-ites Calliopi (Liontakis) Jeffirs, Deb Hines, and Keli Bedics. Kerry Sieger is getting married for the first time this fall and will be stepmother to two great kids, Will and Brad, ages 12 and 10. Kerry and fiancé took the kids from Houston to the Oklahoma game. Jilanne (Klaus) Barnes is pursuing her career as an actress in St Louis. She works on up to three films a year while raising three children: Summer, 8, Gracie, 6, and RJ, 4. She and her husband were grade school friends. Jilanne had three films in the 21st St. Louis International Film Festival in November and has two more in pre-production for next year. Mary (Bohmer) Herrington is back in her hometown of Cincinnati with husband (Martin) and three children, Claire, 11, Sarah, 9, and John, 9, after seven years abroad in Singapore and Brussels. Mary works as an investment adviser, primarily serving women clients. J.P. Swing and Tom Gillespie were in psychiatry residency training together 12 years ago and, about two years ago, Tom was ordained as a Catholic priest and works near his hometown of Pittsburgh. J.P. completed medical school and psychiatry residency at the Medical College of Georgia and has practiced in Fredericksburg VA for 11 years. J.P. has been married for 12 years and has a 7 year old, Nolan, who loves the Virginia Cavaliers and roots against ND just to be oppositional. Keli Bedics is in Oradea, Romania, a town of about 200,000, six miles from the Hungarian border. Keli is an Air Force colonel and the deputy director at a NATO training center there. She is the first and only American permanently stationed there and also the only female at the center. Coincidentally, Air Force Col. Paul Matier and his family are in the Washington DC area preparing for Paul’s future role as defense and air attaché about 10 hours away from Keli in the capital, Bucharest. Keli saw Cheryl Gomez on an ExxonMobil commercial a while back and has tried to reconnect. Eric Ehrensing is chief of staff and director of the Hospitalist Program at East Jefferson General Hospital. After moving back to New Orleans in 2000, he survived hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Isaac. He lives there with wife Sarah and his two sons, ages 4 and 18 months. Paula Bodnar Schmitt had a few years to catch up on, so here are her life events: In June 2009, Paula got married to Tim Schmitt; in May 2010, she opened Bodnar Design Consultancy and Studio in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago; in September 2010, they bought and began renovation on a landmark house in Evanston; and in September 2012, Paula gave birth to Harland Henry Schmitt. Calliopi “Popi” (Liontakis) and husband Kent Jeffirs ’89 live in Crown Point IN. They have been married 20 years and have three children, Stephen, 17, Nick, 15, and Maria, 10. She works at Kent’s law practice as a legal assistant and serves as his campaign manager for his elected position as city judge. Their free time is spent attending their children’s robotic competitions, improv comedy shows, varsity basketball games, cheerleading competitions, and volleyball games. — Chris Paul; chrisapaul@sbcglobal.net

90MBA Thankful for the Simplest Things

My son, seventh-grader Benjamin, was elected Student Council VP of his middle school class. Good job, Benjamin. A future Domer leader? Wouldn’t now be a great time to end me a quick email update on your career and family? — Dave Wilson; 104 N. Wilson Court, Palatine IL 60067; david_c_wilson@hotmail.com

90JD The Congressman

Congratulations to Keith Rothfus, who won the US Congressional seat for Pennsylvania’s 14th District. Keith, who lives in Sewickley PA with his wife, Elsie, and their six children, defeated his Democratic incumbent opponent in a closely watched race. A lawyer, cancer survivor, and marathon runner, Keith previously worked in the Department of Homeland Security from 2006 to 2007, where he created, then headed, the department’s Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. I also recently heard from Bill Kelly, who has decided to run for judge in the Erie County Court of Common Pleas. Bill, Barb, and their four children are all excited for the campaign, which kicks off after the first of the year, for a primary that will take place in May 2013. We all wish you success, Bill. — Cathy (Pollock) Gregory; 30 Walnut Farms Drive, Farmington CT 06032; cagregory@sbcglobal.net

91 First Report

I’m taking over as class secretary, so please send me your good news and fantastic success stories. I would be remiss to not start by thanking our previous duo in charge of all things ’91, Paul and Jennifer Carrier, for their fine job and humor in writing this column. Paul and Jennifer teach at St. Joseph High School in South Bend. Paul teaches biology and (allegedly) tackling on the defensive staff of the football team, and Jennifer teaches theology and is a college counselor at their brand new facility. I got to watch St. Joe take on Clay High School and lose on a Hail Mary in OT, in the damp, cold South Bend night the evening before the Miami game. Jennifer and I attended the game with Dave “Shotgun” Soeldner, with whom I played the Warren golf course earlier. Dave and I got to enjoy the 41-3 dismantling of the Convicts from the “U” in Chicago on the eve before the marathon. Dave is serving on the Manitowoc WI City Council and is doing engineering for a construction company in Green Bay. We also ran into Annie (Butkovich) Geary and her husband, Kevin ’90. Annie went from Band Alum to Band Mom, which made us all feel very old. Traveling through Colorado this summer, I had the chance to catch up with Craig Rogers. Craig is a high school teacher in Aurora and he serves as academic assistant principal, teaches the senior theology seminar, and coaches boys golf at Regis Jesuit High School. He gets to coach his son Bennett in golf this year, which again makes me feel old. Craig is doing well, looks great (aside from a few grey hairs; hey, at least he still has some hair), and from what I understand, he still plays a mean baritone, not to mention maintaining a single digit handicap out on the links. I received an update and birthday wishes from Tom “Lurch” Lynch (Both of us have Oct. 24 birthdays). Tom and his wife, Linda (Klein) Lynch, and their three kids (grades 10, 8, and 6) relocated from Maryland to the Los Angeles area over the summer. They have enjoyed the beach and the weather and are looking forward to their first winter in the warmth and smog of sunny LA. Gina Mahony has been hired as the new senior vice president for federal affairs for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Gina will focus on improving federal support for the growth and expansion of high quality public charter schools across the US. Gina received a master of education degree from Boston U after graduating from ND, and spent 11 years on Capitol Hill, including five years as a senior policy advisor to Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) during his tenure as House Majority Leader and Democratic Whip. Anne Dinshah has a new book that will be published and available on amazon.com by the time you read this column. It is called Apples, Bean Dip, and Carrot Cake: Kids! Teach Yourself to Cook. She is going on a book tour in 2013, so if you know of a group interested in hearing her speak, she asks that you contact her on Facebook. Anne has also published the book, Dating Vegans: Recipes for Relationships, and she will be talking about both books on her tour. — John Romanelli; jrndmd@comcast.net

91MBA Class Secretary — Daniel Maus; Edward Jones Investments, 302 Third Ave., Fontana WI 53125; bus 262-275-0314; fontanamaus@aol.com

91JD Important Work

Congratulations to our own Ginny Mikita, who received the Lawyer-Guardian Ad Litem of the Year Award from the Michigan Supreme Court. Ginny was “commended for her great compassion and concern for the children she serves.” In addition to her work advocating for children, Ginny is also involved with her county’s drug court planning team, Trauma Awareness Task Force, which trains new attorneys assigned to child abuse and neglect cases and advocates for animals. I had a lovely visit with Laura Maroldy, who was in Des Moines after attending a regatta in Iowa City IA, where she cheered on the Irish. Laura works in the Department of Justice Immigration Appeals Civil Division in Washington DC and lives in Odenton MD. She seems to have found the fountain of youth because she has not changed a bit since graduation. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark Street, Clive IA 50325; bus 515-281-6661; mtrout@iowa.gov

92 Remembering the Days of Old

Now that 20 years have passed, many classmates have turned to our class Facebook page to share their news. On FB? Join our page and keep in touch. Victoria Schneider Temple shared that her daughter, Caroline, was seriously injured in 2011 and sustained a concussion. She was treated and released by her doctors too early and was reinjured while playing volleyball. She suffered greatly and was out of all sporting activity for 10 months and her full recovery lasted over a year. Caroline participated in the coin toss at the October Colts-Browns game as one of the teenage concussion advocates. Kevin Patrick joined the U of Vermont hockey team as assistant coach for the 2012-13 season. John Thiede, SJ, had a busy summer. He successfully defended his dissertation the day after reunion ended, graduated in August with a PhD in Systematic Theology, and celebrated his 20 years as Jesuit in August as well. He is assistant professor of systematic theology at Marquette U in Milwaukee. I made the trek to the OU game and ran into classmates, including Yolanda Carroll and Tim Rogers. It was such a spread out campus I missed seeing Oklahoma locals Betsy (Ciarimboli) Shadidand Marcus Gowens or visitors Greg Culligan and Gil Gomez, who apparently hung out with “Red Solo Cup” star Toby Keith as they worked their way through the tailgating trails. It was fun to see past Domer footballers Paul Grasmanis ’96, Randy Kinder ’97, and Mike McCullough ’96 as they made the trip to see an Irish victory reminiscent of the 1990s. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; 3208 Cole Ave. No. 1302, Dallas TX 75204; cell 214-334-3977; jbhayes9296@alumni.nd.edu

92MBA Reunion Special

We missed those of you who were unable to attend our 20th Reunion on campus this fall. We reminisced about the glory days spent in the Hayes-Healy basement, while tailgating in relative splendor in the lobby of the Mendoza building. Thanks to those of you who traveled from near (Chicago) and far (Colleen Coulon Love from Alaska) to gather with classmates, and we hope to see even more of you for our 25th. John Spillane wrote to update us on his whereabouts. After living and working in Hong Kong for eight years, the Spillanes moved back to northern Baltimore in September 2011. While in Hong Kong, John worked at Arvin Meritor, a Detroit-based supplier, as the managing director of their body systems business in China. In this role, he was responsible for five factories with 2,000 employees. Since September 2011, John has worked for Crimson, a private equity company that specializes in globalizing successful midsized industrial products companies. Currently, he is executive chairman of New York Wire, a Crimson portfolio company. Kevin Snow took a new position with AlgoPartners LLC in NYC. He and wife Alex and twins James and Henry live in the city. — Julie Pendell; 6054 Gabrielle, Ann Arbor MI 48103; res 312-810-1509; bus 734-680-5635; pendell.julie@gmail.com

92JD Class Secretary — Paul A. Drey; Brick Gentry PC, 6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; 515-271-1765; fax 515-271-1766; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com

93 New Class Facebook Page

Be sure to check out our new class Facebook page: www.facebook.com/und1993. I’m thinking “courtesy” photos are a good idea for our 20th year Reunion: May 30- June 2. After all, it’s been two decades since many of us have seen each other. Get the word out early and often; start planning with your friends and former roomies. Thanks to Kelly (Fitzpatrick) Wevley and Julie Epping Key, who attended the inaugural Reunion Class Leaders Briefing Session on campus in mid-October. The session will help your class officers — Kelly, Joe Huston, Joe Burke, and me — plan and promote a successful reunion for our class. Speaking of having something to celebrate, Aimee (Vezina) and Rob Williamson are our first classmates to send news that they have a child who is a freshman at Notre Dame. Their son, Colton, was selected to the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholarship Program and spent the summer before first semester hiking in Alaska as part of an introduction to the program. Aimee and Rob also have a daughter, Helena, 12. She is 6-0 in Notre Dame football games she has attended, so our message to Aimee and Rob is keep sending Helena to every game. Aimee received her PhD from the U of Colorado and serves as a professor at Suffolk U in Boston. Rob is the VP and general counsel of Chippewa Resources and president of Caribou Energy Corporation, both organizations related to the oil and gas industry. B. Patrick Hund signed in at the class table at the Purdue game. He is a pilot with the Air Force. Our prayers and gratitude to Patrick and so many others who serve our country and keep us safe. On a more somber note, it is with much sadness that I share that Todd Kazmierskipassed away unexpectedly on July 22. Todd is survived by his wife, Colleen, and their sons, Kyle, 9, Grant, 6, Noah, 4, and Chase, 2. Todd was the roommate and best man at the wedding of Tom Fean, who wrote to share the news of the loss of his good friend. Our condolences and prayers go out to Todd’s family and friends. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1524 W. Calle Escuda, Phoenix AZ 85085; res 623-249-2998; bus 602-467-1792; amyuhas@cox.net

93MBA Time Flies

Can you believe it? Next summer is our 20th Reunion. I will definitely be at Notre Dame because it is my 25th Class Reunion at Saint Mary’s also. Please let me know by Feb. 1, my next deadline, if you plan on coming. I received two updates: one from Paul Coronaand one from Olivier Lemaignen. Paul Corona published a book, The Wisdom of Walk-Ons: 7 Winning Strategies for College, Business and Life (with a foreword by Bobby Bowden) and would be glad to send ’93 MBAs a complimentary signed copy if you let him know: plcorona@wisdomofwalk-ons.com. Paul still works full time at Northwestern U as director of learning and organization development and was profiled on business.nd.edu. Olivier Lemaignen wrote, “After moving to California (San Francisco Bay Area) from Chicago in 2002, I worked at Intuit for seven years in the small business division, on brands such as QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Edition, Payroll, MyCorporation, QuickBase, etc., in direct marketing, new user acquisition, and lastly building a global search marketing capability and team from the ground up. In 2009, I switched to a director of marketing role at Kodak Gallery in Emeryville CA for a short while. This was also the time when our sixth child, Celine, was born. We now have Alex, 16, Lauren, 14, Sophie, 13, Jeremy, 9, Emily, 6, and Celine, 3. In September, Melissa and I celebrated our 19th anniversary. She continues to homeschool our five older children and Celine will be next. Shasta the dog has been with us four years and is finally (somewhat) mellowing down. The commute to Kodak Gallery wasn’t sustainable so I only stayed there about nine months before switching to Invisalign (Align Technology), where I became senior director of marketing, leading the consumer marketing function for the Invisalign and InvisalignTeen brands. I stayed there two years and had a really good run, sponsoring among others the Teen Choice Awards, the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, and many “mom blogger” events. During that time, we also developed two TV commercials, a new website, a social strategy and presence. In January, I put my passion for the pro-life movement into action by accepting an invitation to join the Board of the Juan Diego Society, a crisis pregnancy center in San Jose. When my boss, the Invisalign CMO, left to become the CMO of LegalZoom, I followed her in March 2012 as VP of marketing and brand strategy. With headquarters located in Southern California (Glendale), I’ve been spending about 2-3 days in Glendale every week for the past six months. We moved our marketing and R&D offices from San Francisco to Mountain View (2 blocks south of Intuit!) so I’m slowly shifting my time to stay close to home more consistently. Three months ago, I fulfilled a dream of owning a motorcycle.” Please send me your Christmas letters and photos. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 12429 Sanderling Trace, Fishers IN 46037; 317-576-9661; thugschorr@yahoo.com

93JD Class Secretary — Charles S. Hegarty; 734-398-5733; chegarty@bodmanllp.com

94 Updates and News

Tad Eckert married Laura Griffin on Sept. 29 at Sacred Heart Church in Winneka IL with a reception at Ravina. Other ND attendees included Ted Eckert ’54, Sarah Kunst ’80, John Coyle ’93, Neil Murphy, Ethan Shoaps, Chris Bane, Anh-Tuan Truong, Megan Thomas, Steve Scallan ’95JD, Katie O’Hagan ’96JD, Matt Dayton ’96, and Michelle Hempel ’99. Tad will be living in Wilmette, working at his family business, Harig Mfg., and coaching the New Trier High School boys tennis team. In January 2013, Drew Marsh will take over as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Entergy Corporation. Drew joined Entergy in 1998 and held multiple corporate roles including vice president, systems planning prior to CFO. He will be relocating to New Orleans with his wife, Lynn, and daughters Riley, Kate, Ella, and Jane. Tim O’Neill reports he and his brother, Ryan ’97, finished their Spirit of Notre Dame two-CD set. It contains 33 new songs by Notre Dame alumni, faculty, and students. The O’Neill brothers produced it and copies were given to the top 10,000 donors of the Spirit campaign. Tim also shared that he is the proud father of twins aged 3 and a beautiful 1-year-old redhead, Grace Roslyn. Rob Ortiz let me know that Scott Yancey and Beth Akerson were married on Aug. 4 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington DC. The reception was held at the Top of the Hay at The Hay-Adams Hotel. In attendance were Rob and Leah (Napolitano) Ortiz, Eileen and Vic Avram, Jill and D.J. Vogt ’95, Scott Liebertz, Scott Dennis, Laura and Sean Reay, Melissa and Keith Anderson, and Mary and Chris Hevezi ’93. — Lynne Russo Hartzer; ndclass1994@yahoo.com

94MBA Back in Touch

As of this writing, it has been a very fun football season. I know that Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, Scott Steiger and family, Megan (Lee) and Dave Hilal, Dan Renouard, and Dan Brewer were all at the Michigan game back in September. At the Miami game, there was another Hilal sighting, as well as Jon Langenfeld and Jenner Davis. Jenner made it all the way from the Cook Islands for the game in Chicago with her husband, Papa, and her dad. Jon, Megan, and Dave are all doing great. Dave and Megan continue to participate in triathlons, and Megan is a marathon runner extraordinaire. The Hilals were also at the Stanford game with their three beautiful daughters. There had been some noise about a few of us making it to the Oklahoma game in Norman, including J. Matt Carr and Diana (Stratbucker) Cook, but unfortunately it did not come to fruition. I will be heading to the Wake Forest game with hopefully a few folks including Matt Kavanaugh, Dan Pezolt, Chris Ohlmeyer, M. Scott Aubry, Pierre Nona, and Scott Frigon. Charles Oliva was recently spotted at the baseball field and the driving range in the Bryn Mawr area of Pennsylvania, just outside Philly. His son is apparently an excellent baseball player. Charles and family are doing great. I heard from Todd Aldrich a few months ago. He recently made a transition from Credit Suisse First Boston (after 12 years) to RBC Capital Markets, a division of the Royal Bank of Canada. He is a director at RBC Capital in institutional equity sales, which is a similar position to what he held at Credit Suisse, in San Francisco. He is helping build out the middle market institutional business for the western US region. Mark Mildenberger and family moved back to the US in June after about three years in Singapore. They are again living in Seattle. Mark had been with Microsoft but is now working for Amazon. Jenner mentioned that she was in touch with Miguel Ardaiz earlier in the year, when she was in Madrid, but she wasn’t able to get together with him. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com

94JD Adventures

Pat Smith, Clint Feddersen, and the rest of the Surreal McCoys had a four-day tour in Tampa at the Republican Convention in August and escaped unscathed from Hurricane Isaac. They shared the stage with some outstanding musicians from Cheap Trick, Camp Freddy, Billy Idol, Velvet Revolver, Guns ’n’ Roses, The Cult, and actress Juliet Lewis, to name a few. They finished the year Oct. 3 in Chicago, with a four-hour sprint of cowpunk mayhem the night before the Miami game at Soldier Field. In attendance from Milwaukee were Jane and Jim Carrig, who gave outstanding reviews of the show. Also in attendance were Rich Rice, Joe Spiegler, and Steve Bracci. The following day, Pat Nagle lectured on various topics at Jim’s undergrad tailgate before the victory over Miami. Mike Cloonan missed the BYU game for NBC duties in San Francisco for the NBC Sports Dew Tour but continues to make sure we get quality coverage of the games. Kim and Kevin Maloney were in from Boise for the Stanford game. Kevin is practicing at the US Attorney’s Office in Boise, doing mostly criminal fraud cases. Kim is corporate counsel for Apogee Strategies. Kevin, Kim, and the kids, Thomas, 13, and Maya, 11, spent last Christmas in Ecuador and the Galapagos. Joe Mariniello and family raised more than $30,000 in their annual bike ride at LiveStrong Philly. As a team they had nearly 40 participants and 20 riders, all of whom made it home safe. In a very special finish, nine team members finished the ride together and the announcer made a big deal of the large team finish and having a cancer survivor finishing with them. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com

95 Much to Report

Sean Maurer was recently named director, Artisan Franchise for the Hershey Company. He’ll manage the Scharffen Berger premium chocolate brand. Anyone with ideas for the brand or requests for chocolate is encouraged to be in touch, and anyone passing through Hershey PA is invited to stay with the Maurer’s to fully enjoy “the sweetest place on earth.” Bridget (Conley) Moreno accepted a position as associate regional director for the Midwest Region in the Development Department of Notre Dame. She and her husband, Ben, live in South Bend with their four children, Cara, Ysabella, Nick, and Vaughn. Jennifer (Cleary) Dewing released her 10th picture book, A-B-C What I Can Be! with publisher I See Me!. Jen’s books have been featured this year on the Today Show, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, babycenter.com, and more. They are available on www.iseeme.com and specialty online retailers such as Pottery Barn Kids, Chasing Fireflies, Garnet Hill, and Amazon.com. Melinda Y. Balli reports that after eight years at K&L Gates, she has gone in-house with JCPenney as their senior counsel in the litigation department. Emma (Bellis) and Lt. Col. Adam Anderson report that Adam recently separated from the Air Force with an honorable discharge after serving 11 years as an emergency medicine and critical care air transport physician throughout the world: Ohio, Colorado, Alaska, Germany, Iraq, Turkey, Vietnam. He is now an emergency medicine physician in Grand Rapids. Emma held their family (Ivy, Finn, and Oscar) together through all of their military moves and Adam’s deployments. Emma is putting her ND studio art and design degree to good use with Megan (Derbis) McCarthy ’96. Emma and Megan are involved in the FishingKids children’s book series. Check out the website at FishingKids.com. Lewis Chicks Angela North, Allison (Coit) Kirkner, Shirley (Nagy) Baum, Cherie (Mariano) Rygh, Ewa (Bak) Lewis, and Shannon Jenkins ’93 reunited for the Michigan game this season. They tailgated with Flanner friends Brian Parker, Kevin Halfpenny, Michael Thompson, Clay Scheetz, Matt Dittoe, and Marty Phelan. Two Lewis chicks were unable to attend due to conflicts: Laura (Mossey) Soderling and Annette (Putz) O’Connor. Annette spent the weekend in labor and, along with her husband, Tom (La Grange Park IL), welcomed their daughter, Regan Lewis, on September 23. Angie was lucky enough to return to Chicago and ran into Craig Hallenbeck, Ryan “Bubba” Leahy, Matt Owen, Rob Garcia, Tom Robertazzi, and Pete Krebs at Soldier Field prior to the Miami game. The next morning, Angie ran the Chicago Marathon with American Cancer Society fundraising teammates, Julie Hurley and Lisa (Mahan) Pilcher ’94. Karen (Keeley) Snodgrass ’94, Amy Wuestefeld, Corrie (Steckart) and Kevin Mallot were also in town to cheer on the Irish and the runners. In baby news, DeeDee (Vosswinkel) Ferguson reported the birth of Declan Richard on Oct. 4. Maryse ’95SMC and Mark Naman announced the arrival of Michael Ryse on Oct. 3. Michael joins big sisters Mia and Madison, and big brothers Mason and Matteo. Katelyn (McGuire) and Jim Dyer reported that Morgan Faith was born on Oct.14, joining big sister Riley. Finally, Mary Ellen (Conte) and Nick Ault shared the news about the arrival of their first child, Anthony Lee, born on Aug. 20. — Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson; 1814 N. Robincrest Lane, Glenview IL 60025; 847-998-1402; therobsons@sbcglobal.net or colleen.robson@starcomww.com

95MBA International Updates

Al Chuang is general manager of the electronics division for Air Products Asia. He recently moved to Taiwan with his wife, Rita, and sons Aaron, 3, and Ryan, 2. This is the third time they relocated in five years. They watched the Oklahoma game with ND alumni in the Taipei American Club and had a great experience. They are ready to welcome anyone who may visit Taipei. Carmen Mulder Becker was promoted to managing director, CGT Europe with Tetra Pak. She and her three children moved to Malmo, Sweden. Anu (Arora) Madan is living in Singapore with her family. Last summer, she visited the states and met up with Niki Donachy in Virginia. Jerold Chagas Pereira, living in India, also made a trip back to the US. He traveled to San Francisco and caught up with Mark Danaj and Steve Wilkes. They all had a great time catching up after so many years. Lisa (Medalia) Baumbick has moved home from Australia; she and her family are settling back to life in Michigan. Deb Michael helped open an office for General Motors for their Social Media agency in 2011. Then in 2012, she moved to The Weather Channel. No, she is not on TV, she is responsible for mobile and strategy sales for the Midwest. — Renee Werner; 134 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs IL 60480; cell 773-528-3929; res 708-467-0454; reneewerner@yahoo.com

95JD Class Secretary — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com

96 Ready for Primetime

Tad True had a primetime speaking spot at this year’s Republican National Convention. Tad, who is the vice president of Belle Fourche and Bridger Pipelines, spoke on energy issues. He and his wife, Jennie (Moriarity), and their children live in Casper WY. Amy ’98JD and Jesse Barrett are the parents of seven children: Emma, Vivian, Tess, John Peter, Liam, Juliet, and Benjamin. Jesse is an assistant US attorney for the northern district of Indiana and Amy is a professor at Notre Dame Law School. Keith Ziolkowski married Katie Schliebe in a beautiful August wedding in Seward AK. Their reception included 150 friends on a boat ride that culminated at a secluded lodge on Fox Island. Several Domers were present to celebrate the nuptials, including twin brother and best man Brian Ziolkowski, Ryan Wozniak ’97, Scott Mulligan, Wally Grabowski, and Heather Dodds. Brian is a senior controller for Cisco Systems in Australia. Brian, his wife, Laura, and daughters Izabella and Arianna welcomed their first son, Xavier, in February 2012. Scott and his wife welcomed their first child, Scott Jr., in January 2012. Ryan and his wife welcomed their first child, a daughter, in January 2012. Maggie (Marren) married Andrew Byrom June 23 in Aurora IL. Cara (Happel) Aller and Natasha (Mazzei) Kaiser were bridesmaids. Maggie teaches high school science and the Byroms will reside in Aurora. Kate (Daly) Wanner, her husband, Noel, and their daughter, Fiona, welcomed Zoe Freye in August. The Wanners live in Warren VT, where Kate is working as a project manager protecting land with The Trust for Public Land, and Noel coaches crew at Middlebury College. Amy (Pikal) Roberts and her husband, Jay, welcomed daughter Elle Roberts last October. The Roberts family lives in Palm Beach Gardens. Theresa (Hennessey) and Steve Barcy welcomed their second child, Michael Patrick, in September. The Barcys, along with big sister Kathryn Rose, live in Chicago. Finally, the Class of 1996 was well represented at this year’s season opener in Dublin. Classmates who gathered at the Gravity Bar above the Guinness Factory the evening before the game, and then cheered on the Irish against Navy, include Nate and Karen (MacKenzie) Ebeling, Jim Parsons and Carrie Quinn, John Giovacco, Mike Chiarvolatti, Joe Van Hecke, Mike Hoody, Ken and Colleen Chardos, Larissa Herczeg, Julie Hodapp, Tim Regan, Alex Andreichuk and Ruth Diemer, Jeff Boetticher, Chris Cooper, Dan Thieke, Amy Gardner, Isabel Mitura, Christy Baker, Melanie Sissel, Andrea Zurro, Nathan Utz, Mike and Erin (Lyons) Sunde, Kevin Kuwik, Mary O’Connor, Ted Gilchrist, and Matt Duechmin. — Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov

96MBA Class Secretary — Maureen Maher; NDMBA96news@hotmail.com

96JD Jobs, Babies and Dancing

Lance Lawson recently moved to Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick. He is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Group. Michael Maledon is president and CEO of Inilex, Inc., a telematics company based in Phoenix. Inilex was included by Connected World magazine in its top 100 companies and by Inc. Magazine in its list of fastest-growing companies. Prior to working for Inilex, Michael was general counsel to the Van Tuyl Group, the country’s largest privately-owned operator of automotive dealerships. Tammy (Ramos) Ellis is still teaching in the Great Books Program at St. Mary’s College of California. Jean-Marc Grosperrin is a partner at Salans & Associes in Paris. He is married with two daughters. Fred Tiemann and his wife, Soledad, welcomed their fourth child, Maria Lourdes, in February. Joseph, John Paul, and Michael are very excited to have a baby sister. Fred is employed as an assistant federal public defender in Mobile AL. I was a celebrity dancer in the Samaritan Center of Elkhart’s version of Dancing with the Stars. I took three months’ worth of dance lessons with a professional dance instructor to prepare for a Fox Trot routine. Prior to that event, my only choreographed performance was a now-viral wedding dance, which can be found on YouTube by searching for “Chris and Jodi’s wedding dance.” John Dorbin, Tim Gerend, Susie (Spisak) Hanchar, Scott Hardy, Rick Holzheimer, Maria Mucha, Dan Tychonievich, Cathy (Schmidt) White, and I met for the class minireunion during the Pitt football game. — Christopher J. Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Ct., Elkhart IN 46516; bus 574-239-1918; res 574-875-4257; chris.spataro@faegrebd.com

97 What a Fall

The football team is back to the Notre Dame we all know and love, and Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast. Luckily, I got my power back on to submit my class notes. I hope everyone made it through relatively unscathed. Amy and Chris Clevenger welcomed their son, Charlie, on Oct. 17. His sister, Samantha, is 3. Chris and Amy moved to Philly last year. Eliot Held and Natasha Litvinova were married on Aug. 7 in Reno, where they reside. Carrie and John Batzle welcomed a daughter, Emily Catherine, on July 15. The family lives in Rhode Island, where John is a software engineer. After serving four years in the Army after graduating, Dan Green worked for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis for a couple years and attended medical school at Indiana U. Graduating in 2009, Dan did an internal medicine residency at UVA. In October of 2011, Dan married Angela Dorrell. Dan and Angela moved to North Carolina in July. Dan is doing a fellowship in cardiology at Wake Forest U. The best news is that Dan and Angela had their first child, Daniel, on July 12. Stephanie and Dan McKillop and their daughter, Neve, welcomed Spencer Thomas to their family on Dec. 8, 2011. Spencer was baptized in the family’s hometown of Ridgewood NJ on St. Patrick’s Day 2012. Family and friends in attendance included Spencer’s godmother, Liz McKillop ’99, grandfather Greg McKillop ’72, and great-uncle Pete McKillop ’75. Spencer’s middle name honors his great-grandfather, Thomas “Bud” Sedlack, a devoted ND subway alumnus who passed away one month before Spencer was born. Sarah (O’Hea) and Peter Harrison welcomed their second child, Eloise O’Hea, in February. Her big brother, Stuart, loves having a little sister. The Harrisons live in London, and Peter works for Morgan Stanley in their M&A group. Air Force Reserve Maj. Kate (Wildason) Lowe is an F-16 pilot who is being featured in a publication of _Military Fly Moms _by Tannenbaum Publishing. Lowe became the first female F-16 pilot in the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Following the World Trade Center tragedy on Sept. 11, she flew aerial defense missions over major American cities. Lowe finished her flying career as an F-16 instructor pilot at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and works at Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. She lives with her husband, Maj. Greg Lowe, and daughters, Becca and Maggie, in Valdosta GA. Greg is on active duty and serves as a maintenance squadron commander. Brian Fitzgerald was recently promoted to professor with tenure at Vanderbilt Law School. Mike Amrhein passed away on July 5. Mike leaves behind a wife and two beautiful daughters. His family and friends are forever in our prayers. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Rd., Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com

97MBA Class Secretary — Paul Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340; dr_paulnd@email.com

97JD Class Secretary — Erica Anaya; 3413 Halcyon Drive, Alexandria VA 22305; 703-549-8008; erica.anaya@alumni.nd.edu

98 Reunion Next Summer

Reunion will take place from May 30 to June 2, so please plan accordingly. Elle and Neil Duncan greeted baby Emily Grace Charlotte on July 24 in Chicago. The baby joins her big sister, Sophia, 3. Jeremy Burke spoke at a conference of Boy Scout executives, representing the Midwest. He highlighted the importance of mentoring in today’s elementary-school-age boys. Jeremy is in his third term as president of the Notre Dame Club of Kokomo. On Oct. 28, 2011, Gwendolyn (Bartscherer) and Rick Duda welcomed the arrival of their third child, Kaylinn Anne. Her brothers Aidan and Kieren are happy to have a little sister. Katie Bagley and her husband, John Glenn, celebrated the birth of their first child, Magdalena Marie, on Sept. 26. They live in Washington DC, where Katie works for the Department of Justice. Brenda (Nieves) Ortiz was recently reappointed by Fr. Jenkins to a second term on the Undergraduate Experience Advisory Council for Notre Dame. Brenda is an HR manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield. Her husband, Tony Ortiz, recently returned to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School as president. Tony worked at Cristo Rey from 2000-2010, spent two years at the Big Shoulders Fund, and is now the school’s third president and first lay president. Tony and Brenda live in Chicago and have two children, Gabriela Sofia, 4, and Antonio Luis, 3. — Bob Flannery; rflannery3@whiteway.com

98MBA Thriving Business

Chris Randall, CEO and managing partner of Randall Residence, is proud to announce the company recently broke ground on its seventh assisted living residence in Tipp City OH. To focus on this and other developments with Randall Residence, Chris retired from the political office of county commissioner, where he served for 14 years and as chairman of the board for the last six. Chris made it back to campus and thoroughly enjoyed the Michigan game along with his brother, a Michigan alumnus, and their wives. Greg Campbell ’98EMBA resides in Atlanta and is president of Heywood Consulting LLC, specializing in Oracle ERP Software implementations for Fortune 1000 customers. — Joseph Dunlop; 330 N. Rockingham Way, Amherst NY 14228; res 716-625-8470; bus 716-631-6816; joseph.dunlop@calspan.com

98JD The Rush Is On

NDLS ’98 rolled up on Chitown for the showdown with the “U,” and they came to represent. Ariel Rodriguez, a classmate with one foot in each camp, graciously organized a minireunion for the game weekend. In addition to Ariel, the attendees were Deb Dezelan, Susan (Wyffels) Horner, Jay Derbis, Jeff Heck, Katie (McAvoy) Gillespie, Mark Kromkowski, Jim Ormand, Janet Flynn, Jen Trock, and the undersigned class secretary. Conversation and laughter lasted well into the night, and all were thrilled by the outcome of the game. Even Ariel, a lifelong Miami fan, had to cheer as the Irish dismantled the ’Canes. Dave Walters missed the Friday evening gathering as he found himself on a plane from India, but a number of our classmates took in his new show that night anyway. Dave recently opened his production of Avenue Q in Chicago. The show, billed as a “racy adult version of Sesame Street,” opened to great reviews and sold out each night. Tim Flanagan missed the Chicago gathering but reports that the little toddlers who accompanied him to law school are now Notre Dame undergraduates. Sean is a junior and will be studying in London, and Caitlin is starting her first year. Their little brother Tim is catching up; he’s in seventh grade and hopes to follow in their footsteps. Kristen Polovoy was recently featured in an article on the front page of the Sunday edition of the New York Times. Kristen was interviewed regarding the nationwide trend of food labeling consumer fraud class action suits. Her New Jersey/Pennsylvania practice concentrates on class action defense work. She was also interviewed for Corporate Counsel as a result of her NYT article. Burke Harr is a member of the Nebraska State Senate and has represented District 8 since 2011. Steve Griesemer has joined May River Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm, as a partner. Mark Cawley has nothing to report. Save the date: Our 15th Class Reunion will take place from May 30 through June 2, 2013. Registration will open in the spring. — Chris Putt; May Oberfell Lorber, 4100 Edison Lakes Pkwy., Suite 100, Mishawaka IN 46545; res 574-514-3703; bus 574-243-4100; cputt@maylorber.com

99 Class Secretary — Erin (Wysong) Martin; class99@alumni.nd.edu

99MBA Memorable Event

Sean King was kind enough to send in some news. On Oct. 20, Sean, Svetlin Krastev, and Svetlin’s son, Kimi, watched English soccer’s Manchester City beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in dramatic injury-time fashion at the Mad Hatter Saloon in New York. — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu

99JD Class Secretary — Steve Boettinger; boettinger@alumni.nd.edu