class notes


00 Holidays and Happenings

Holly (Hoffman) and Jeromy Ratzlaff welcomed the latest addition to their family in July, James Frederick. He was baptized at the Log Chapel during the USC weekend. His older sister, Emory, could not be more thrilled. Jennifer (Jablonski) and Josh Bourgeois welcomed their first-born, William Joshua Bourgeois, on July 9. Ashley and Shaun McKiernan also welcomed their first-born, Joel Ewart McKiernan, on Aug. 29. Both the McKiernan and Bourgeois families are living in the Louisville area. Kara (Hoadley) and Derrick Bishop were thrilled to welcome their daughter, Delaney Kate, to the family on Sept. 14. Big sister Reagan Jane is excited to have a new princess in the house. Kara has also been promoted to compliance and sample management officer for Vanguard Pharma. The Bishops reside in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Also promoted was Jim Frank, who is now the VP of technology and infrastructure services for Sentry Insurance, one of the nation’s leading insurance groups. Kristin (Grove) Lenhart and Julia (Gillespie) Passamani co-wrote a children’s picture book, The Notre Dame Spirit (, which was recently published. The book was illustrated by Katie Mountford ’06. — Laurie (Strotman) O’Malley;

00MBA Raising a Pisco Sour

There were a bunch of classmates at the Dublin game. Kristin (Cummins) and Vinny Prajka went to the Dublin game with two of their children, John and Jacklyn. They met up briefly with Eric “Rookie” Ruch, Kari Wennerstrom, and Eileen Skuse. Then the Prajkas visited Kristin’s family in Galway and stopped in London briefly on way back. Mike Waters recently visited Binoy Castellino and his wife, Laila, in Dayton. The Castellinos have a new addition to their family, a little girl named Aria, born a few months ago. They also have another daughter, Anisha, 4. Mike also went out to see Hernan Tejeda, his wife, Luz Maria, and their little girl, Maria Isabel. Hernan is in a post-doctorate position at Utah State. Kari Wennerstrom, Maureen McDonnell, and John Casserly got together in Chicago in mid-October for a “mini Chile” reunion. On the work front, Kevin Fuller was named an executive director at Mitchell & Titus LLP, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global. Paul Stockinger accepted a position with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman WA, so the family is packing up and headed west for this new opportunity. He is already enjoying the good vibe from working at one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Patrick Hanson left Best Buy to take a role with OptumHealth (part of UnitedHealth group). He is the finance director for the Complex Population Management group. The group provides proactive care management for Medicare patients in nursing homes and those living on their own, preventing hospitalizations. As far as the family goes, Patrick and Sonja have three boys: Avery, 7, Everett, 5, and Ike, 2. Torbin Fuller and Yuko Kikkawa have a new addition to the family. Erin Danielle Kikkawa-Fuller was born in March 2012 and joined her brother Ian, who is 19 months older. Ian enjoys watching ND football on TV as well as the SF Giants winning the World Series. Torbin and Yuko survived a 10-hour flight each way to visit Yuko’s family in Japan in late October. Jon Puskas has been selected to join a four-man relay team ( doing the Race Across America. RAAM is a 3,000-mile bicycle race from Oceanside CA to Annapolis MD, which is completed in less than five and a half days. They’re racing to raise awareness and funds for Wounded Warriors, so please check out the website. Jon is on Navy orders to Seal Beach CA. He adds, “That means I’ll have an easy drive to the ND-USC game. Hopefully, Rachel and I will see some classmates there.” — Georgette (Leonard) Stubin;

00JD Families, Friends, Fox

Colleen (Kinnon) ’99 and Chris Huck checked in to report the birth of their fourth child, Natalie Violet Huck, who was born Aug. 20. She was welcomed by brother Zack, 6, and sisters Abby, 4, and Madeline, 2. The Huck clan lives in Bainbridge Island WA. Chris is a partner with Seattle firm Kelley Goldfarb Gill Huck and Roth. Chanda (Lynch) Kirchner and her husband, Paul Kirchner, welcomed their first child, Alexander Paul Kirchner, on Aug. 23. Chanda is still with NCR Corp., serving as senior corporate counsel and assistant secretary. She and her family moved from Dayton OH to Atlanta about two years ago in connection with NCR’s world headquarters relocation. Attendance at Chanda’s baby shower included Tammy Greenwald, who lives in Portsmouth OH, and works with Ohio State Legal Services Association. Danny Cevallos is a regular on Fox in Philly, as well as TruTV and other national media outlets, commentating on all the hot legal issues of the day. — Brian J. Murray; 178 Cranston Ct., Glen Ellyn IL 60137;

01 Weddings, Workings

Susie (Buser) and Travis Alexander welcomed their daughter, Emma Jane, on Aug. 10. The Alexander family lives in Chicago. Dawn Holicky married Bud Pruitt on Aug. 27, 2011, at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Rachel (Hopf) Ponton and Jennifer (Randall) Taylor were bridesmaids. Loren Masterson and Emily (Kennedy) Peterson were readers. Dawn was named a partner of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in January. Her practice focuses on public and private offerings of securities and other financial instruments. Carla da Silva married Tom Soria on June 9 at St. Hugh Catholic Church in Miami. Meghan (Fischer) Gilbert was matron of honor. Megan Garber ’02 was a bridesmaid. Elizabeth Willkom ’02, Colleen Pepper ’03, and Kristy Daly ’07 were also in attendance. Carla and Tom live in Miami, where Carla works as an IT audit manager at KPMG LLP and Tom works as the assistant director of intramurals and special events at the U of Miami. Matt Yung married Julie Thistlethwaite in Cincinnati on June 29. They live in Denver, where Matt works as a chemical engineer doing biofuel R&D for a renewable energy laboratory and Julie is a family practice doctor. Domers in attendance included Mike Pedhirney, Bridie Sullivan, Joe Steirer, Tom Slabach, Daniel Johnston, Peter Gehred, Brian Pearson, Geoff Rahie, Kelly (Obringer) and Chris Fredlake, Allison Weltner, Max Wingert, Maggie Remstad, and Jesse Hensley ’03. Congratulations to Molly Kinder, who was named one of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33, or the “99 Under 33,” by The Diplomatic Courier. Molly is the director for agriculture and Europe policy at ONE, a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease. Lacy (Dodd) ’99 and Robert Miske welcomed a son, Wilson Robert, born in Monterey CA on April 7. Wilson, named after Notre Dame’s Rev. Wilson D. Miscamble, CSC, joins his sister, Mary-Logan. Jessica (Chamberlain) ’04, ’05MSA and Dave Ulrich welcomed their first child, Cameron Kenneth, born Sept 2. The Ulrich Family lives in New York City. My husband, CJ Murray, and I attended the Navy game in Dublin in September. We enjoyed an awesome game with many of our classmates, including Ben Beshalske, Shannon (Grady) and Greg Blaha, Ben Deda, Sarah Getz, LJ Hayes, Zak Kordik, John Lavan, and Tim O’Brien. — Megan Murray; 2015 N. 56th St., Milwaukee WI 53208; 414-778-0310;

01MBA Class Secretary — Dominic Pang;

01JD Safe after Sandy

I am happy to report that although some sustained property damage from super storm Sandy and were without power for days, our classmates made it through safely. Maura (Sichol) Sprague, along with her husband, Rob, and son, Owen, moved from Connecticut to Pittsburgh, where Dr. Rob accepted a position at the U of Pittsburgh Medical Center. I got to go to the Michigan game with Kathleen Lundy, and once again, Tom Mauch hosted a fantastic tailgate, with help from Alejandro. It was great to catch up with classmates like Ryan Mahoney, Matt Barrette, Billy McMurtrie, JonMarc Buffa, Dav Odrcic, Mario Bianchi, and others. Mario got to tailgate with Todd Yeagley before the big win over Oklahoma. Qiana Lillard, a Wayne County prosecutor, achieved a guilty verdict in a difficult trial of a man accused of murdering his 2-year old daughter, although the child’s body was not recovered. — Jonell Lucca; res 480-699-0377; cell 602-677-3266;

02 Babies, Weddings and Other Adventures

Tim Trostle and his wife, Sarah, moved from Chicago to Indianapolis. Tim left Madison Capital Funding in Chicago after almost seven years to join City Securities, a financial services company, as a vice president of corporate finance. If anyone is living in or traveling through the Indianapolis area, please let Tim and Sarah know. Rudy Gallegos and Elizabeth Emerson-Gallegos welcomed their first baby, Alexander Emerson, on Jan. 4, 2012. They recently moved from Houston to Spain, where Rudy will continue working for BP and Elizabeth will enjoy some time at home with Alex. They were in Europe just in time to see ND beat Navy in Dublin. On March 19, Nina (Vaughan) and John Mehigan welcomed girl/boy twins, Finley Seine and Cole Robert. Nina is working on a plan to ensure that they are in ND gear for the USC game, despite John attending USC for undergrad and MBA. Matt Kloser married Lauren Bugos ’07 in the Basilica on May 5. The wedding party included Kevin Carney, Eric Nelson, Eric Oligino, Chris Martin ’03, Chris Kowalski ’05, Kimberly Bugos ’10, Aly Baumgartner Murphy ’07, and Meghan Charlebois Devitt ’07. Many Domers attended, and the couple will move to South Bend this fall, where Matt has a faculty position at Notre Dame. Meaghan (Calcari) married Mike Campbell in May 2011 at Pere Marquette State Park in Illinois. Meredith Thomson was the maid of honor and Brian Palowski was the best man. Elizabeth (Frost) Wahl and Mike Moran ’01 read during the ceremony and more than 25 alums helped celebrate. The Campbells live in San Francisco, where Meaghan is a program officer in marine conservation at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Mike is a tax partner at BDO. John Hudek and his wife, Karen, welcomed twin girls on May 12. Mary Elizabeth and Theresa Eleanor were born six weeks early, but came home after just two weeks in the hospital. The first gifts they received were pink ND T-shirts. The Hudek family lives in Cincinnati. Garrett Reuter Jr. joined the St. Louis law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale P.C. Garrett focuses on complex estate planning and tax issues for families and closely held businesses. Adam and Lindsay Skibley welcomed their first child, Jackson Arthur, on June 9. The Skibleys moved from San Francisco to Chicago last July, and were eager to take Jackson to his first football game this fall. The Wisconsin Law Journal named Matthew Lee as a 2012 “Up & Coming Lawyer.” Matt focuses on reorganization law and has experience in commercial disputes, including just compensation proceedings. Maureen (Smithe) and Chris Brusznicki welcomed Vivian Florence in March. Vivian’s sister, Evelyn, and brother Mack are helping care for her. Friends can keep up with the Brusznicki family at Lora (Redford) and Geoff Smitham welcomed their second child, Quinn, on June 23. Quinn joined his sibling Reese, neither of whom was purposely named after ND quarterbacks. Maria (Bea) and Tim Neuner, with their 22-month-old son Benjamin, welcomed Katherine Nicole on July 27. Beth (Sheehan) and Chad Silker spent a week hiking the Inca Trail in Peru and are enjoying time with their daughter, Nora. Chad recently joined the St. Louis law firm Carmody MacDonald P.C., a smaller firm than his previous firm, with full service capabilities. Chad is eager to work alongside Jerry Carmody, one of the most respected litigators in Missouri. On Sept. 15, Jeff Wittich departed on a three-month, 4,600-mile journey by bike from the east coast of Brazil though the Amazon and over the Andes to the west coast of Peru. You can follow his trip, the longest ever east-west cycling traverse of South America, at Diana Simpson informed me that Eric Saul completed the inaugural Ironman US Championship triathlon in New York City this summer. Eric swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles, and ran 26.2 miles, finishing in 12 hours and 49 minutes. Beth and Gavin Noble celebrated the first birthday of their baby boy, Reed Thomas Noble, class of 2033. Kate (VanVreede) and Dan Gutierrez welcomed their first child, John Sullivan Gutierrez, on June 19. Dan and Beth are active duty officers with the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, and the family will be moving to Guam next summer. Laura and Andrew McGuire ’02,’12EMBA, had a busy year. Over the course of two weeks in May, Andrew finished his final EMBA class at Notre Dame; they welcomed their first son, Tristan Rockne McGuire; Andrew was promoted to general manager of Indiana and Kentucky for MillerCoors; they sold their house in Cincinnati; they bought a new house in the Indianapolis area; and they attended EMBA commencement at Notre Dame. Things haven’t slowed down much since then, but the McGuire family has begun to settle in to Indianapolis (again). — Lisa (Sestile) Corcoran;

02MBA Class Secretary — Melissa Hurd;

02JD Boy, Oh Boy

It was good running into Jean Lam MacInnes at our 10-year Reunion. Jean is in-house at a French bank, BNP Paribas, serving as senior counsel in their corporate banking group within the investment banking arm. Jean lives in Centerport, Long Island, with husband John and children Lucy and Jack. Myra McKenzie married Christopher B. Harris ’00MS, on Sept. 29. Tamona Bright served as Myra’s maid of honor. Myra continues as in-house employment counsel for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Arkansas. Myra tells me that Tamona is a major in the Air Force JAG Corps and is stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Daniel Sattizahn has been busy since graduation. Dan and his wife, Sarah, have four children, Kylie, 10, Cayden, 7, Kenzie, 6, and a new addition, Kolbie Leia. While no longer actively practicing law, Dan shows us there are many ways to use a law degree. Dan is co-owner of a credit restoration company in Plano TX, in addition to running the sales department for a software company. In his spare time, Dan has just finished editing and publishing his first science fiction novel, The Undiscovered Journey by Teriance Viernion. The book is available online through the iBook store,, and Desiree and Abe Moore are the proud new parents to John Rubin, born Oct. 31 in Chicago. A new baby boy, Maddox Wei Shen, joined Ted and Hwannie Shen’s family on July 16. Life is busy in the Shen household and Maddox accompanies big brother Maxwell and big sister Madison to all of their many activities. All are doing well. It’s a boy for Sunil Bhuta and wife Kimberley. Everest Bhuta arrived on Aug. 27. Sunil tells me the whole family, including big sister Ceylon, is doing great. Also on Aug. 27, Tim and I welcomed a third baby boy to our family. Thomas Ignatius joins big brothers Ned and Patrick. Thomas enjoyed his first ND game day experience tailgating with B. Pat Costello and family at the Stanford game. — Megan Glunz Horton; 521 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette IL 60091; res 847-256-2335;

03 Pending Reunion

Our 10-year Reunion is fast approaching and it is critical that everyone goes online and registers their contact information at so we can communicate over the next year. Also, I would encourage you to “Like” our Facebook page. Rev. Sean Donovan was ordained a priest in June to the Catholic Diocese of Tulsa after completing five years of study at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He has been assigned to the largest parish in the state, St. Thomas More. Steve and Lisa (Brintnall) Cronk welcomed their third child at the end of August. His name is Trevor John Cronk and his older brother and sister, Austin and Sarah, adore him. He made his first visit to campus before he was even a month old, when Steve and Lisa visited campus for the Michigan game. Steve is a CPA in Minneapolis and Lisa a pediatrician in Shakopee MN. Leigh (Bothe) Shea got married to Dillon Shea on July 7 in Omaha. She was escorted by her dad, Bob Bothe ’73, down the aisle, and there were more than 45 Domers in attendance. Ellen (Smith) Cooke and Justin Cooke had their first son, Marshall, on April 29. Ellen also finished her residency training and is now a radiation oncologist at a Catholic hospital in Ft. Smith AR. Mark Scozzafave released a new solo piano Christmas CD this month called Out Under The Sky. It is available on iTunes so check it out. Colleen (Pepper) Ceremuga finished her residency in anesthesiology at the U of Miami in June and got married to Scott Ceremuga in August. Scott works for the State Department at the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Colleen is doing some volunteer doctoring in Indonesia and occasionally returns to the US to work as an anesthesiologist. — Joshua Gentine;

03MBA Class Secretary — Rosemary Guillette Cahill; 903 Providence Place, Apt. 136, Providence RI 02903;

03JD Wedding Bells

Amy Lindner got married on Sept. 29 to Jason Kleist. In attendance were John ’03 and Celeste Ross, Eric ’03 and Michele Mahler, and Liz Talarico ’03 and her husband, Kurt Rager, and Greg ’98 and Erica Storm. Amy and Jason were married at an island resort in northwest Wisconsin. Amy also just started a new job as the CEO and president of Meta House, a Milwaukee non-profit that provides substance abuse treatment to women and social services to the families of those women. Jamie Klang and Ida Shum were married on Oct. 27 at St. Michael’s Church, Livermore CA. Laura (Leslie) King and Jason Flaherty were in the wedding party and Jennifer Connor, Sheryn (Chatham) Joy, and Maryam Tabrizi attended. The wedding guests celebrated with a reception at the Crooked Vine Winery. Steve Marquez got married on Nov. 3 in San Antonio to fellow attorney Dianne (“Dee Dee”) Garcia, a graduate of St. Mary’s U Law School in San Antonio. NDLS friends who flew in from all over the county to celebrate with Steve and Dee Dee included Jenn Hwa, Devyn Cook ’04, Rudy Monterrosa ’01, Angel Pineda, Michele Johnson, and Todd Freier. Matt Holland, who completed 1L year with our class, served as Steve’s best man. Kate (Meacham) and Rich Scotti welcomed their second son, Aidan, in January 2012. Aidan joins big brother Keegan, born November 2009. Kate just celebrated five years of service as in-house counsel at US Steel in Pittsburgh. Dennis Rodriguez started a new job with Siemens on Oct. 1, serving as chief city executive for Los Angeles. In the role, Dennis is responsible for establishing Siemens strategy for the greater Los Angeles area and will build the regional Siemens team, establish relationships with key city and regional decision-makers, and drive Siemens solutions into the respective markets. Aaron and Laura Bernard just had their seventh child, Phoebe Anne, on Nov. 2 in Des Moines. In 2012, Aaron started a new company called Grow Labor LLC, which has 40 to 50 temp-to-hire employees. In 2008, Aaron started The Bernard Firm PLC, a law firm that is full-service immigration and immigration-related criminal and employment law. Ryan and Stephanie Ray welcomed their second child on June 26. Avery Brooklynn was welcomed especially by her big sister, Abigail Marie. Finally, just a reminder to everyone that our 10th Law School Reunion is fast approaching. Reunion will run from May 30 through June 2. — Lawrence A. Ward;

04 Updates

Cecilia (Zappa) Harry was elected to serve on the board of directors for the International Economic Development Council this fall. Her term begins in January. She also launched Resume Reviver, a company that offers professional coaching and job seeking document preparation. Erin (Muldoon) Betts gave birth to her first child, a little girl named Zoey Mae Betts, on Sept. 20. She and her husband, Jason, are living in Huntsville AL. Colleen (Rivard) and Eric Hunt welcomed Grace Leigh Hunt on Aug. 21. John Wilson and his girlfriend, Mia Mootoo, recently returned from a trip to Europe, where they visited Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, and Marbella. Mike and Mary (Murphy) Conte welcomed their first child, Adelina Marie, on Sept. 9. The family resides in Chicago, and hope to take Addy to her first football game soon. Audra Valaitis and Garrett Westhoven got married outside on June 2 in Bath OH. They got a “double rainbow all the way across the sky” after the ceremony, and honeymooned above the Arctic Circle in Gates of the Arctic National Park in Alaska. The couple originally met at the wedding of Sarah and Brian South in the summer of 2007, and started dating after they met for the second time at the ND Club of NYC football game watches that fall. Domers in the wedding included Lindsey Peterson as maid of honor; Jim Donovan as best man; Tim Thompson ’98, a groomsman; Tiffany Natelborg, a reader; Jenn Plasterr ’03, reader; and Jake Westhoven ’73, father of the groom. Domers attending the wedding included Kelly (Faehnle) Sheredy, Paul and Kimberly (Zigich) Slaboch, Derek Podolny, Mary Pauline (Moran) ’05SMC and Rory Murphy and daughter Riley, Gus Stungys ’73, Steve and Carrie (Hilliker) Morrow, Brian South, and Corey Kelley ’03. — Carol Martino;

04MBA Marriages, Babies, and Sandy

Rob Waligunda and Jance Hoy were married at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Stone Harbor NJ in September. The happy couple traveled to Singapore and Indonesia to celebrate their honeymoon. Rob and Jance met in Avalon over Memorial Day weekend 2010. They reside in Philadelphia. Ryan Lentell and Ann Gilpin were married in Woodstock VT at Sugarbush Farm in May 2012. Ryan and Ann met in Chicago, where they previously worked for Morningstar. Following their wedding, they traveled to Norway and Denmark. The couple lives in Boston. Amy and Chris Clevenger and their daughter Samantha, 3, welcomed Charles Ivan Clevenger into their lives in October and they live in Philadelphia. While making his escape from NYC during Hurricane Sandy, Michael Williams had the opportunity to spend a few hours with the Clevengers in Philadelphia and notes that Chris makes an excellent chicken pot pie. Michael also finished his first Ironman in July in Lake Placid. Mustafa Balasinorwala joined Angelo, Gordon & Co as the head of regulatory reporting. Bart Waclawik launched the company Volair Sim, which designs, manufacturers, and distributes flight and racing simulation cockpits for flight schools, pilots, and flight and racing simulation enthusiasts. Nikki and Jared Hall became the proud parents of Julia Marie Hall in May 2012. Jared, Nikki, and Julia’s big brother Pete couldn’t be more thrilled. Mary and Eric Nedell were expecting their second child in December. Their son Conor is excited to meet to his new baby brother or sister. — Harry Howisen;

04JD Class Secretary — Mellissa Rundus;

05 Weddings, Babies, New Jobs, Old Friends

On Aug. 27, Angela Cordel gave birth to Alan John Wondra. Billy and Jocelyn (Cubbon) DeMars gave birth to Quinn Adeline DeMars on Sept. 4. Beth (Ward) and Matt Scheidler gave birth to Anna Elizabeth on Sept. 17. Brian and Julianne (Comiskey) Heinimann were blessed with Connor Patrick on July 24. Jennifer (Fitzsimmons) and Todd Schneider welcomed their son Rowan Patrick on Aug. 30 in San Diego. Maggie Nolan married Kevin Carey on Sept. 28 in at New York. Maggie is the director of capital budgets for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. In attendance were Claire Wissler, Trina Villasis, Jane Mitsch, Sarah Daly, and Kevin “Bone” Bonaventura. Melanie Lauck married Rory Regan Aug. 4 in Denver. The bride was walked down the aisle by her father, Paul Lauck ’73. The wedding party included Allison Traynham and Dr. Terrence Regan ’87. Emily Cucco married Christopher Mulka on June 16 in Chicago. The wedding party included Kaitlin Redding, Katie Barrett, Matthew Mulka ’03 and Andrew Mulka ’07, Brian Sheehan, and Richard Pasiewicz ’06. Steve Lynch and Stephanie Thibault were married in Bloomfield Hills MI on July 14. The groom’s aunt, Sister Mary Lynch, rectress of McGlinn Hall, gave the reception blessing. Dr. James Lynch ’99 was the best man. Wedding guests included Ryan and Lauren (Flynn) Craft, Terry and Katie (Wagner) Lennon, Brian and Meghan (McCall) Hansen, Gale Bowman, Kate Goberman, Kristin (Clark) LaMaster, Christy (Donnelly) Raines, Rob Dombrowski, Bryan Forero, Elizabeth Jones, Beth Murphy, Katie Seeberg, Don Shimmin, Nic Williams, Matt Zatorski, Michael and Devon (McCloskey ’06) Karpowicz, Ryan Beth (O’Connor) Marshall ’06, Meghan Breen ’06, Molly Kelly ’06, Matt Garibaldi ’06, and Bridget O’Connor ’00. As of May 2011, Dr. Lindsey Naimoli is officially a doctor of veterinary medicine. Her practice, Anchor Animals, is located in West Palm Beach FL. In 2012, in honor of his late brother Brendan, Patrick Burke co-founded the You Can Play project, dedicated to ending homophobia in sports. The organization has already made a tremendous impact, with more than 50 professional athletes and numerous colleges filming videos in support of equality in sports. Learn more at Aaron Wenger and Chris Kelly co-founded Survata and received prestigious Y-Combinator funding in Silicon Valley, along with much positive press. Russ Morton was named one of 2012’s “15 Rising Stars in High Tech” by Boston Business Journal, awarded to 15 Boston leaders in high tech under the age of 30. Jake Ament won a bronze medal in Open Canoe Freestyle at the 2012 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup, on Sept. 9 in Nantahala Gorge, Swain County NC. In 2009, in Switzerland, Jake finished seventh overall for Team USA. Brent D’Amico made it out of the Hamptons alive this summer, but his nickname evolved from “BrentiNator” to “HamptoNator”. Upon his return to Manhattan, he began preparations for his favorite holiday, Halloween. This year, Brent would delight friends and strangers alike with his award-winning (second place at a costume party) impersonation of Wicket, the lovable Ewok who saves Princess Leia from certain doom at the hands of Empire Drones on the Moon of Endor. Brent celebrated like The Force was with him, accompanied by fellow members of the Rebel Alliance: Hans Solo (Matt Kinsella) and Luke Skywalker (Matt Englehardt). — Kristin Boyd; Credit Suisse, 11 Madison Ave., New York NY 10010; 317-523-1195;

05MBA Class Secretary — Himanshu Gosar;

05JD Three Cheers

John Bradley married Camille Introcaso in Philadelphia in May 2012. Because Camille received a fellowship from the Center for Disease Control, the couple relocated from the City of Brotherly Love to Atlanta, where John serves as in-house counsel for Habitat for Humanity International. Ria Bazie reports from “across the pond” that things are well in London. Chad Silker and I were able to meet up at the Notre Dame-Oklahoma game. Of course, Michael Womack was also on hand to cheer on his beloved Sooners. Mike is an associate at Gibbs Armstrong Borochoff Mullican & Hart, P.C. in Tulsa, where nearly 90 percent of his practice focuses on railroad defense. He also does some oil and gas and general corporate work as well. Meanwhile, in Denver, Damon Semmens is undoubtedly happy that the Irish won. There is no word on whether he and Mike had a “fight song” bet this year or not as they did during our 1L year. — Adam Russ; 1491 Hunters Chase Dr., No. 2C, Westlake, OH 441452;

06 Newly Ordained

Fr. Justin Brophy, OP, (Christopher Brophy) was ordained to the priesthood on May 25 at St. Dominic’s Church, Washington DC. He has been assigned to Providence College as assistant chaplain and adjunct professor of theology. Our own class president, Emily Chin, was selected as a Women of Color STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Rising Technology Star for her excellent work at AT&T. The truly lovely baby Corinne Leslie Somers was born on March 22 to Ted and Kelly Somers. Ted and Kelly live about two blocks from Wrigley Field and Ted is an associate at Dykema and Kelly is an architect at Solomon Cordwell Buenz. Ryan Hutchinson and Sarah (Sobczak) Hutchinson welcomed Michael Robert into their family on May 4. You can follow Michael on Twitter at BabyMichaelH. Peter and Cassie (Herman) Kralovec welcomed their son Matthias Edward Kralovec on May 25 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring MD. Cassie and Peter live and work in Washington DC, where Peter is a legislative assistant at the US Department of Justice and Cassie is a nurse at Washington Hospital Center. Sheila Donovan and Ryan Butler were married in August 2009 with Andrew Sheehan, Vasili Karas, Steve Kurtz ’07, Eric Morin ’07, Sean Donovan ’03, Liam Donovan ’98, Tracy Donovan ’99, Maureen Donovan ’00SMC, Katie Coniglio, Kasey (Farrell) Scully, Sara (Ryan) Sweeney, and Brittany Radcliffe all participating in the wedding. Sheila and Ryan live in St. Louis, where Sheila is finishing her residency in pediatrics and Ryan works as a software engineer. Natalia T. Muñoz married Carlos X. Montaño on April 14 in downtown Los Angeles. The wedding party attendants included Elizabeth (Loria) Hardy, Jelani and Tessa (Garcia) McEwen ’05, and Grisel Ruiz ‘05. Domer guests included Miguel Luna ’05, Erika Gurrola, Vanessa Quezada, Seth and Irene (Amaro) Hiland ’02. The highlight of the day was when the bride and groom entered their reception to the Notre Dame Victory March. Maureen McCormick married James Harlow (Johns Hopkins, Duke JD) in May. Elesia (Dixon) Hines was the matron of honor and Fran McCormick ’08 was a groomsman. Among other Domers in attendance were Mike McCormick ’76, Tim Enstice ’99, and Todd Torres. Maureen graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with master’s degrees in library science and public administration in May, and is working as an archivist at Duke. All is well for me in Boston; I’ve left the world of public relations and am pursuing a master in education for secondary Latin at Boston College. This spring, I expanded my family with the addition of a cocker spaniel/poodle puppy named Molly, who loves to chase leaves and befriend golden retrievers. Stay in touch. — Anna (Skoien) Lall; 48 Pinckney St., Apt 5, Boston MA 02114;

06MBA Seen and Heard During Football Season

Despite the lack of formal contributions, I did happen to run into a number of people during football season. Isabelle Cote, Nick Pateros, and Mike Socha were all in town for the Michigan game and survived some wicked tailgating weather to see a thrilling win. I would later see Mike in Norman OK for the big win over the Sooners, where he was so excited by the victory that he started throwing car flags out of moving vehicles. Rumor has it that Jamin Hemenway and Bryce Bucknell were in attendance as well, but poor cell phone reception prevented a linkage. Hopefully, by the time you read these notes Jamin will have a summary of his Oklahoma experience up on, his amazing college football and food blog. David King and Jason Frei were on campus for the BYU game and also stopped by the Sama tailgate. Dave is working at Healthways in Arizona and Jason is still with Boeing in St. Louis. Also, I saw Andrea (Miller) Hayse at the Shamrock Series game in Chicago. Andrea and her husband, Mark, are still in Wisconsin and working for Harley-Davidson. — Andrew Sama; 276 Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame IN 46556; cell 574-339-6115; bus 574-631-5206;

06JD Busy Domers

Hillary (Maki) got married to Chris Byrnes on June 16 at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. Many classmates attended, including Preye Cobham, Kristin (Fortin) Lewnes, Sarah Looney, Patricia Simone Cruz, Jessie Tannenbaum, and Courtney (Ridge) Kissinger ’07JD. Cason (Crosby) Cheely and her husband, Dan, welcomed their fifth child, Christine Margaret Mary Cheely, on Aug. 20. Jill (Weidner) Collins has left private practice after six years of doing trust and estates at Day Pitney in Boston. She recently accepted the position of associate director of student affairs at Boston U Law School. Michael Gleason was married on Aug. 11 to Amanda (Mandy) Thompson. Mandy is a legislative assistant for California Congressman Pete Stark. Mike is still an associate with Jones Day in Washington DC. Kristin (Fortin) Lewnes welcomed a little girl, Ava Jacqueline Lewnes, on July 16. Kristin loves being a mom. Dory Mitros Durham and her husband, Michael ’01JD, welcomed baby Henry Marshall on Sept. 20. Henry Marshall joins big brother Owen. Lenore VanderZee and her husband, Sean, moved their family out of South Bend to upstate New York to take teaching jobs at SUNY Canton. Lenore is teaching political science classes, working to finish her dissertation, hiking the Adirondacks, and keeping up with her two great kids in the tiny but idyllic village. — Amir Hassan Sadaghiani;

07 Weddings Galore

Jorie Reger married Nicholas Mellors on Aug. 31 in Kirkland WA. In attendance were Sharon Brown, Kelsey Miller, Eileen Duffy, Rico Farmer, Anne Moretti, Tong Langford ’08, and me. Rick King married Jane Macauley on Nov. 16 in Philadelphia. In attendance were Thomas Dobleman, Kenny Cushing, Tom Bradley, Chris Paley, Mike Piery, Rocky Piery, Adam Wuellner, Carrie Wuellner, Tom Chesnick, Jenni Chesnick ’09, Rico Moreno, Anthony Luchetta, Juan Mendoza, Romeo Acosta ’06, Nick Fanslau, Katie Murphy, Mark DeSplinter ’05, Dan McMahon ’09, Kelly Files, Kelsey Miller, Liam Moran, Lisa Schultz ’08, Eleanor Bradley ’08, Helene Bradley ’79, ’82JD, Tom Bradley ’82JD, Brittany Scott, and me. Eric Carr ’08MSA married Amy Yahn ’06 on July 9, 2011, and partied after in a vineyard in Sonoma County. Wedding party was full of Domers, including Stephanie Yahn ’04, Tom Sullivan ’06, David D’Onofrio, David Sutherland, Casey Scott, and Cody Perdue ’08MSA. The Carrs volunteered in the Dominican Republic after their wedding and then moved cross country from San Francisco to Charlotte NC. Other Domers in attendance included Dan Carey ’06, Lindsay Hero, Eddie McCarthy ’06, Ryan and Amy (Waclawik) Flynn ’06, John and Nicole (Chelbeck) Umpleby ’06, and Steve Nadeau. Derek Goguen ’06 caught the ND garter and his now wife, Tracy, wore it in their October 2012 wedding. David D’Onofrio caught it at that wedding, stay tuned for where it ends up next. Kate Moran and Kevin Curran were married in August 2011 in Estes Park CO. In attendance were Alan Rodriguez, Paul Nguyen, Steven Nuanes, Kenton Zimmerman, Drew Cook, Patrick Donnelly ’08, Stephanie Nguyen ’09, Diana Harintho ’09, ’12JD, and Dan Moran ’85. Kate and Kevin live in Austin, where Kate is pursuing a doctorate in chemical engineering at the U of Texas at Austin and Kevin works for the virtualization and cloud computing company VMware. The band Santiago x The Natural, comprised of Jeffery Stephens and Lawrence Santiago ’04, made the top four in Chicago’s Rock n’ Vote contest. Louis Cavadini is excited for life. In May of 2011, Mary Durbin graduated from Washington U School of Law. After law school, Mary returned to Dallas and took the Texas bar exam. Mary is employed at Chavez & Valko, LLP, an immigration law firm. Heidi Hoffman and Marty Mooney ’06 celebrated their marriage in Heidi’s hometown of Eugene OR on July 30, 2011. The wedding party was filled with many Domers, including Holly (Hoffman) Ratzlaff ’99 and Heather (Hoffman) Campion ’03, Jana (Wingo) Nickele, Annie Brusky, and Meaghan Mooney ’08. Marty’s groomsmen included Dan Campion ’05, Matt Arminio ’06, and Josh Henderson ’06. Lee Imbriano ’05 MEd and Katie Rose Imbriano welcomed a baby girl, Joy Marie Imbriano, earlier this summer. Katie and Lee live in Baltimore. Rebecca Silk and Patrick Rigney were married at Notre Dame on June 23. The wedding party and guests included several Notre Dame grads: Marri (Kajfez) Brackman, Nina Wiese ’08MSA, Lauren Thornton ’08 MSA, Erinn Rigney ’04, Meghan Rigney ’04, Paul Rigney, Thomas Le, Adam Whiting, Ryan Reis, Garrett Busch ’09, ’10MBA. The parents of the groom, Bob Rigney ’70, ’73 JD, ’75 MA and Mimi Rigney were also in attendance. Thank you to everyone who came out for our reunion this past June. We had over 300 2007 grads spend the weekend in Dillon Hall, attending Class Mass in the chapel, dinner in Jordan Hall, BBQs by the library, parties on the quad, and dancing on the Linebacker dance floor. — Stephanie Pelligra; 1730 N. Clark St. Apt. 801, Chicago IL 60614; cell 315-382-6487; bus 312-227-4824;

07MBA Class Secretary — Joe Curry;

07JD How About the Irish?

Stephen Duvernay, in addition to his day job, has been hired as a senior research fellow with the California Constitution Center at the U of California-Berkeley School of Law. Congratulations to Sravana (Yarlagadda) Khandekar, who gave birth to a baby boy, Mihir Khandekar. Tom Hardman, Jenn Shivers, and Stefanie Wowchuck all got married. Congratulations to these newlyweds and to their spouses. Tom also received the Golden Megaphone Award within the Cook County State’s Attorney Office. James Paulino received the Monroe County Bar Association’s Emerging Bar Leader Award for 2012 and was recently elected to the board of directors for The Center for Youth. James works as a plaintiff’s trial lawyer out of Rochester NY, and is an all-around good fella. Each time I pester some of you to provide information, I get the following request: mention my own hair. Here you go: Patrick Salvi II’s hair is longer than it was when we were in law school. Considerably. You’re welcome, Duvernay. — Patrick A. Salvi II; Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., 22 W. Washington St., Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602; 312-372-1227;

08 Reunion Time

We look forward to seeing you at our five-year Reunion on campus May 30 to June 2. Visit to register. Casey Bouskill is performing her doctoral dissertation research in Austria with a Fulbright Grant. Danny Smith graduated from the Loyola U Chicago School of Law and was sworn in to the Illinois Bar. He is employed at the law firm of Dahl + Bonadies, LLC in Chicago. Peter Biava proposed to his girlfriend of three years, Jeannette Villapiano, a 2008 U Mass Amherst graduate, on Nov. 3 at the Grand Canyon. Congratulations. Erin O’Neill and Ben Clarke were married March 31 in the bride’s hometown of Wichita KS. A rowdy crew of Domers made the journey to the heartland for the big event. Their wedding party included Laura Miller, Jessica Lau, Begem Lee, Liz Hagen ’06, Mary Sullivan, and Billy Sullivan. All ND grads in attendance tore up the dance floor in a fashion worthy of The Backer. The newlyweds live in downtown Madison WI, where Ben is in his second year of law school. Ben’s prime hobbies include his textbooks, and Erin’s include culinary (mis)adventures. Katelyn Mulvaney married Patrick Dollard ’10, ’11 on June 9 in Chicago with plenty of ND flair, including an interlocking ND groom’s cake and ND-themed tables. Domers in the bridal party included Kerry Mulvaney Sheehan ’98, Erin Mulvaney Callahan ’04, Christina Gullo, Ally Parker, Katie Dollard ’14, and Tommy Clarke ’10, Sahil Mehta ’10, Andrew Derksen ’10. Kathy Nosek ’08, ’10MEd married Robert Ladd at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on July 7. The wedding party included Gary Hotze, Michael Brennen, Tim Goldsmith, Hogan Miller ’10, Kevin Nosek ’10, ’11, Amy Nosek, Amanda Adrian, Anne Fournie, Katie Nuss, and Alyssa Ladd. Robert passed the Illinois bar exam in July 2011 and works as an assistant state’s attorney for McHenry County, prosecuting juvenile misdemeanors and felonies. Kathy teaches fifth and sixth grade literature at St. Anne’s Catholic School in Barrington IL. The couple lives in Crystal Lake IL. Elise Bartzen and Daniel O’Brien ’07 got married on July 28 in Racine WI. Bridesmaids included Elena Bartzen ’05SMC, Natalie Bartzen ’12SMC, Mary O’Brien, Nicole Lapka, Breana Leader, Grace Myers, Kate Napleton, and Carolyn Plou. Groomsmen included Nicholas Bartzen, Jonathan Byron, Kevin Martin ’07, Brian Hightower ’07, Steve Patton ’07, and Dr. Johnny Ray ’07. Ushering the guests were Dr. Andrew Martin, Andrew Sullivan Esq. ’07, ’10 JD, Andrew Beatty ’07, and Brian J. Walsh. Dan and Elise would like to thank Brian McDonald ’07 for the bottles of Dom Perignon and their parents, Mark and Janet O’Brien ’77 and Angela ’76SMC and Peter Bartzen ’76. On Aug. 18, Robert Delgadillo married Dulce Jimenez, an Occidental College graduate. Groomsmen were Michael Hatke and Thomas Dorwart. In attendance were Manny Nuno, Nick Hussey, Josh Rivera, John Gleason, Emily Hatke, Erin Hankins Diaz, and Gabe Diaz. Emily Kennedy married Joshua Kempf on Sept. 8 at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis. Jonathon Penn, Patrick Ku, Michael Valluzzo, Charles Kennedy ’07, and Anita Lyons were in the bridal party. Joshua just finished his masters in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics. The couple has moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where Joshua started two e-commerce companies. Emily is with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their Sao Paulo office. — Megan O’Hara;

08MBA Triple Overtime

I enjoyed seeing Sara and Eric Crawford, Kacy Coughman, Josh Parsons, Matt Shane, and Matt Brewer at the Pitt game. Congrats to Kacy Coughman, who is engaged to Chris Adams. They will be married next fall. Kerry Killoren Michaels and Joe Michaels had a baby girl, Reagan Ellen, in June. — Megan Fitzgibbons; 555 W. Kinzie Unit 1404, Chicago IL 60654; 312-209-4018;

08JD Go Irish

It has been a busy few months for Rebecca (Phillips) Ketchie. On Sept. 19, she and her husband, Bill, welcomed their second son, Andrew Thomas, joining proud big brother Christopher. Then on Oct. 12, Rebecca was admitted to the Virginia Bar. She is still practicing trust and estate planning law near the Tennessee/Virginia border. Congratulations to Jenny Crane, who is engaged to marry a nice Texas boy, Jack, next June. Jack recreated their first date of pub trivia, and, as the last question of the first round, asked her to marry him. Aaron Bart Fricke is the new director of Gift Planning at Notre Dame’s Development Office. It is Aaron’s dream job and he is overjoyed to have this opportunity. I had a great time traveling to Dublin for the Navy game, with stops in London and Cardiff as well. While I saw many members of the ’07 class, I also had the pleasure of very randomly running into Suzanne DeBerry and her mother and catching up with them. I joined many Chicago NDJD grads at an attorney event at Soldier Field on Oct. 3, featuring athletic director Jack Swarbrick and Dean Nell Newton before the Shamrock Series Miami game. Some of the NDJD grads in attendance included recently married Stefanie (Wowchuck) ’07JD and Matt McDonald, Jessica (Niezgoda) ’07JD and Mark Sampson, and Matt Dornauer. I am happy to report that I successfully ran the Chicago Marathon this year and beat my goal time. It was a great experience, and I even saw a few familiar faces like Christ and Ana (Peré) Balich cheering along the route. And, finally, I started a new job in October as corporate legal counsel of Credico (USA) LLC in Chicago. Mark your calendars now for our five-year Reunion May 30–June 2, 2013. — Marie-Thérèse Mansfield;

09 Doing Better than Fine

Jenny Zabel got engaged to Josh Hancher in August. They will be married in Indianapolis in October 2013. On Aug. 30, Adam Felicetti ’10 surprised Stephanie Mola in Dublin, Ireland. Later that day Adam proposed. The couple plans to get married in January 2014. Scott Smith got engaged to Brittany Juul on Aug. 10. Nick Krafft and Katie Sabella got engaged and will be married in August 2013. Ryan Cleary proposed to Erin Wash on Oct. 25, and she said yes. Ryan, an ACE graduate, works as a middle school teacher in a Catholic school in Cincinnati, and Erin will be graduating from Tulane School of Medicine in the spring and plans to match into an Ob/Gyn residency. Michael Lammie and Alexandra Chavez were engaged on Oct. 5 in Chicago. They will be married in September 2013 in Pittsburgh. Thomas Scrace proposed to Sarah Caruthers ’10 at Notre Dame and the couple will be married at the Basilica in October. Heidi (Rocha) and Mark Witte were wed at Christ the King Catholic Church in South Bend on June 30. Their reception was held in the Joyce Center’s Sports Heritage Hall. The wedding party included Domers Liz Philipp ’08, Kim Churbock, Katie McAnany, Kahki Mealey, Michael Wakim, and Kevin Veselik. Jonathan Datar, James Fitzpatrick, Michael Healy, Luke Jarzynka, Leonard Giannone, Anthony Schiazza, and Ryan Winiarski served as ushers. On Sept. 29, Jeff Schweitzer married Kelsey Lyon, whom he met during his semester studying abroad in Milan. In the wedding party were Nick Caprino and Tom Foley. Also in attendance were John Fletcher, Alex Reiner, John Leahy, David Niemer, and Kat Kennifer. Mitchell Sherman and Haley Kothman were married Aug. 11 in Columbus OH. The wedding party included Marshall Sherman ’12, Billy Bauman, Brittany Clingen, Kelly Betts, and Tiffany Hickox. Ushers and readers included Danny Lutkus, David Cavadini, Joseph Dilui, and Matt Kernan. Haley and Mitchell bought a house in Columbus, where they currently reside with their bulldog Hank. Lillian Thy Nguyen and Tommy Osberger got married Aug. 11 in Mishawaka, with best man Caleb Laux ’10Arch and maid of honor Thuy Nguyen ’11. Others present were Mark Vible, John Casey Engelbert, Lauren Kummer, Denise Pineda, Jason Rodulfa, Gary Nijak, Greg Lim, Christo Sevov, Stephanie Kalchik, and Brady Galbreath-O’Leary. On Aug. 25, Jim Harig married Erika Lowe ’09SMC in Erika’s hometown of East Lansing. They now live in Old Town in Chicago. Lauren Lilley married Dan Lohmer in May in North Carolina. David Seibel and Tanya Van Skyock were married at the Basilica in April 2010, with a whole slew of ND rugby players and alumni in attendance, and are expecting their first child on March 17. Stephanie Kalchik and Brady Galbreath O’Leary ’08 got married on Oct. 6 at St. Patrick’s Church in South Bend. They held their reception in the South Dining Hall. Domers in the wedding party: Patrick Hill ’07, Kristina Merz, Liz Lefebvre, and Mike Clemente. Sara and Christopher D. Wells were married on Aug. 4 in Green Bay. Last December, he graduated with a master’s in sports management from the U of Michigan and is working in their Athletics Department as a development operations assistant. Jennifer Cassidy and Patrick Nugent were married at the Basilica on Sept. 15. Jenn was joined by matron of honor Amy (Brownschidle) Wopperer and maid of honor Caitlin Murphy. Her bridesmaids included Jenny (Nugent) Ganser ’06SMC, Joanna Collins ’08, Janna Rogers ’11SMC, and Kaitlin Demchuk ’14. Pat’s groomsmen included Brian Corrigan, Eddie Kreimier, John Firth ’10, and Greg Rustico ’11. They were married by Rev. Peter A. Jarret, CSC, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, CSC, Rev. Peter M. McCormick, CSC, and Monsignor William Schooler. Patrick and Jenn live in the Philadelphia area. Jenn, a doctoral candidate at Brown U, where she also received a master’s in political science in 2011, is working on her dissertation. After graduating from the U of Pennsylvania Law School last year, Pat joined the Philadelphia office of Saul Ewing LLP as an associate in the firm’s litigation department. Morgan (Cullen) and Joseph Caudle welcomed their third son, Andrew Joseph Caudle, into the world on Aug. 14. Chris and Jessica (Keppel) Higgins welcomed their daughter Josephine Lorraine Higgins on Sept.12. Dave and Erin (Dowd) Kimbell were expecting a baby boy with a due date of New Year’s Eve. Traci (McMillan) and Stephen Beach celebrated their first wedding anniversary on Oct. 22. Thien-An Nguyen-Vu is working at Boston College High School, teaching art and working as an administrator while pursuing a master’s in education at BC. Sergio Martinez joined the Army after graduating, and he’s assigned as an intelligence officer to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell KY. He is deployed in Afghanistan as part of the first wave of Security Force Assist and Advise Teams (SFAATs). Sergio proposed to Amanda Maloof in April. They met next to a castle in Angers, France, during his first day of studying abroad. They will be married in summer 2014. R.J. Tursi worked at a winery in Italy after graduation, then moved back to Des Moines and started working with his father to open a brewery, Exile Brewing Company (, in August 2012. Jillian Byers is coaching the ND Women’s Lacrosse Team. In June of 2012, Andrew Parnell, along with Henry Vasquez ’10 and Andrew Weber ’10, started a new social media company called Birdfeud in Chicago. Birdfeud is an online social debate platform that allows users to discuss interesting topics using their Twitter accounts. Andrew Pautler ’10 designed the graphics and visual assets for Steven Feutz completed his first year as part of the inaugural Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship and is teaching high school math in Wyoming MI. Dan Murphy was working as a research tech for three years in a neuroscience lab at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is now a graduate student in the physics PhD program at Rice U. Hugh Monahan started a video game company called Stellar Jockeys in July 2011, based out of Champaign IL, and will have its first title released in mid-2013. Emerson Spartz was named to Chicago Business’s Crain’s Top Tech 50. Cullen Hardy is in the fourth year of a clinical psychology doctoral program at Antioch U New England and received a master of science in clinical psychology for successfully completing the third year of the doctoral program. He has begun working on his dissertation titled, “The Severity of College Drinking,” and will graduate in May 2014. Craig Wiborg and Andrew Matasic will be busy bathing off the southern coast of St. Barts. — Megan Flynn; 2126 37th St. NW, Washington DC 20007; 574-320-0573;

09MBA Too Quiet

I did get some exciting news from Lora ’02 and Geoff Smitham. On June 23, they welcomed Quinn, their second child. Geoff did want me to mention that neither of their children (Quinn and Reese) were purposely named after Notre Dame quarterbacks, but I’ll let you decide whether you want to believe that. The rest of the updates come courtesy of LinkedIn, because one can only milk Facebook for so much. Emily Walgenbach took a new job with Nielsen and moved to Bentonville AR. Brendan O’Connor took a job with and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. On Oct. 23, Paul Riegle updated his profile photo (looking good, Paul). And Brendan Cooper was recommended by David Jarvis for being a “great analyst and a dedicated and hardworking team member.” — Shawn Pulscher; 10 Lafayette Ave. Apt. 312, Morristown NJ 07069; 801-336-7344;

09JD Class Secretary — Josh Rinschler; 732-882-6695;