classnotes

1990s

90 News from Siegfried, Sorin, Stanford, St. Ed’s

Lee Whitman, a trial lawyer in Raleigh, was elected by his peers in the North Carolina State Bar to Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite in 2013. Todd Laddusaw lives in Minneapolis with his wife of 22 years, Jenny Brinkley ’91SMC, and their three kids, aged 8 to13. Todd is the CFO of MicroEdge, a software company serving philanthropic organizations. John Dice MD recently started a private practice in allergy and immunology in the great city of Austin TX. David Thoman MD is chairman of surgery at Santa Barbara Cottage Health System, specializing in GI surgery. David has three boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, and still meets up with his swim team buddies. Jayme Stayer joined the Society of Jesus in 2003 and on June 15 was ordained a priest at Loyola U Chicago. Laura (Ryan) and Peter Claude attended the ordination and sang in the choir at his first Mass the next day along with Fran Feeley, Steve Julien, Kevin Keane ’88, Claire Harbeck ’89, Dennis Brown ’92, Matt Borkowski ’92, Damian Lindquist ’92, Carolyn Daly ’92, Wade Edwards ’92 and Catherine Ramsden ‘87. “What a joy it was to have these folks sing at my first Mass,” Jayme wrote. Claire Harbeck ’89, Mark Taylor ’89 and Andrij Hlabse ’07 also attended. Jayme continues, “In the fall, I resume teaching and research at John Carroll U in Cleveland. I write long, scholarly articles and books on T.S. Eliot that nobody reads. But my personal essays are getting a wider audience.” Danny Gordon and his wife of 20 years, Laura, have lived in Saudi Arabia for the past eight years while working in international schools in Jeddah, Riyadh and now Dhahran. They are with the Saudi Aramco Schools, where he is an administrator and she is a teacher. Their son, Elijah, is 12 and daughter, Ava, is 10. Laura writes, “When we are not here, we call Spokane WA home and return there each summer. Any of our classmates in the Navy who dock in Bahrain should let Danny know because it’s just across the causeway from him.” Mike Sheedy is looking forward to the Irish’s squaring off against the FSU Seminoles in 2014. Mike lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Dana, and son, Cullen. Mike works at the Florida Catholic Conference. John Shipman was recently at the Charleston Battery soccer game with Steve Rosamilia and Bob Earl, there in support of Dean Crawford‘s 2013 Road to Discovery. John moved to Charleston in 2011 and met Bob, Steve and Steve’s wife, Diane (Schaible), through the ND club there. Steve, Diane and John are all from the same area of NJ, but John had never met them until moving there. Bob, Steve and John will be at the USC game this fall. Kevin Flynn is doing well in Naperville. Kevin and wife, Kathleen, have four boys: Ryan, 12, twins Colin and Jack, 11, and Danny, 5. Kevin is a senior vice president with Olenick & Associates in Chicago. Mary ’99 and Pat Costello ’90, ’02JD just had their fourth child; their eldest is 4. Pat is an attorney with the Department of the Navy’s Office of the General Counsel in DC. Martin Schrier has joined the firm of Cozen O’Connor’s Miami office. I’m reaching out to our Walsh and Zahm classmates for our next issue, so keep your email address up to date at mynotredame.nd.edu or drop me a note. And let me know if you have a freshman heading to South Bend this fall. — Chris Paul; chrisapaul@sbcglobal.net; (1990.undclass.org)

90MBA Games, Graduations, Retirements

Chris Foley and his three eldest took a road trip to four bowl games and ended with the Irish in Miami. They drove from the Bay Area down to the Rose Bowl, then headed to the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona, on to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas before heading to Miami for the National Championship game. They also met up with Jim Rogers and his son before the game — better than after that game. Jeff Anglin reports his eldest daughter ,Victoria, graduated from ND in May. She had a great time at ND and played on the water polo team all four years and was captain last year. Jaimie, Jeff and their three additional kids (Evan, Isabella and Christiana) made the trip from Los Angeles to South Bend to see her graduate. Congratulations, Victoria. Angelo Loumbas is a wealth-planning director with Morgan Stanley and works only with the firm’s wealthiest clients, advising them on wealth transfer, business succession, tax, charitable, and estate planning strategies. He travels often, and had the good fortune recently to cross paths with our classmate Rick Scurfield, another road warrior, at O’Hare Airport. He resides in Wilmette IL with his wife, Elaine Zacharakis Loumbas ’94JD, and their children, John Anthony, 9, and Demi, 7. His email address is angelo@loumbas.com. We shall seek you out at O’Hare, Angelo. Cynthia Ruetz retired this summer from Coca-Cola after 23 years. I think she may be the first in our class to officially retire. She recalled that it was a wonderful experience working for one of the best-known brands in the world, and she certainly saw major changes in their industry as well as many others during that time period. After moving seven times to various parts of the country, she finally decided to settle down in one spot for a while. Many people have LinkedIn; it’s a great way to update me. Wouldn’t now be a great time to send me a quick email update on your career, family, or favorite Halloween drink recipe? — Dave Wilson; 104 N. Wilson CT Palatine IL 60067; david_c_wilson@hotmail.com

90JD Class Secretary — Cathy (Pollock) Gregory;

30 Walnut Farms Drive, Farmington CT 06032; cagregory@sbcglobal.net

91 What Tho’ the Odds

Greetings Class of ’91. The leaves are changing, football season is upon us, perhaps another BCS Championship game this year. (Hey, we were undefeated when I wrote this.) I am still not getting many updates from my classmates, so please keep your news coming. Before delivering this issue’s news, I thought I’d tell a “small world” story, one that would make Domers proud. My family and I moved from New Jersey to Westfield MA in 2005, a professional move undoubtedly recounted in this very column years ago. When we were house-hunting, I found out that one of my new partners in practice lived in what became our new neighborhood. It was around that time that the 2005 Alumni Directory came out, and, lo and behold, I discovered that my partner turned out to be Holly (Slattery) Mason MD. We were neighbors, partners in practice and classmates. (We had a few classes together, but did not really know each other as students.) But it gets better; also on our block were Chris Weppner ’89, Chris Bone ’93 and his wife, Beth (Christenson) Bone ’92. That makes five Domers on one block, 800 miles from South Bend. What tho’ the odds indeed. As for Holly Mason, she is the director of breast services in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield MA. Her husband, Ted (a Domer by marriage) is a neurotologist and leads western Massachusetts’ only cochlear implant program. They have two beautiful children, Sophia and Juliana. Alas, they moved to South Hadley MA two years ago, although Holly tells me the confluence of ND grads had nothing to do with their move. In other news, Nicole (Sugg) Marro was recently named to the Top Women in Law List. This list recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of female attorneys who are making notable contributions to the legal profession, while inspiring a positive change in their community. After graduation from Notre Dame, Nicole got her JD from the State U of New York at Buffalo School of Law in 1995, and is a trust and estate attorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC. She concentrates her practice in estate and gift tax planning, and estate and trust administration. I recently heard from Betsy Meyer Kolarevic, ’92. She wanted to pass on the news about Dr. Mike Carroll, who is a family practitioner in Traverse City MI. Dr. Carroll has invented a revolutionary shoulder pain relief system. It is being widely used by the 44 million Americans who suffer from shoulder pain. It is a two-part healing system, with weighted exercise balls to strengthen the shoulder and a nighttime sleeping brace to promote healing, which can be seen at rotatoreliever.com. Mike’s invention has helped thousands of people avoid surgery and live a pain-free life. Betsy tells us that she and Mike also competed in Notre Dame’s 13th annual McCloskey Business Competition at The Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at the Mendoza College of Business this past spring, making it into the top 12 finalist teams. That’s all for this issue. Stay healthy and God bless. — 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 Updates

Paul Davis sent a note with an update and a photo. He has been working for the Office of Chief Counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy’s office in Richland WA since 1993. He thoroughly enjoys his job and his colleagues, who include Joe Schroeder ’88JD. Besides work, Paul and his wife, Tonya, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in June. They stay busy with church, home-schooling their four daughters aged 21, 17, 15 and 11, and traveling when they get the chance. Paul also has performed in local musical theater productions, runs in 5K and 10K races, and climbs mountains in the Pacific Northwest. The photo he sent was at the summit of Mt. Adams with several friends and honorary Domers. I also heard from Laura Maroldy. She is staying busy in the DC area and doing well. I would love to hear from you. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark, Clive IA 50325; 515-249-9235; mtrout@iowa.gov

92 Running Around

Christopher Cox, CSC, returned to the states for a family reunion of about 30 members at ND’s Sacred Heart Parish Center in July. Terry Coyne sends word that he is still working in commercial real estate but is most proud of his fourth-grade girls’ softball team, which made it to the championship game this year. Unfortunately for Coach Terry, the post-game ice cream treat was a bigger hit than making it to the final game. Bryce Bettinger lives in Cincinnati with his wife, twins and a new daughter, Anna Deborah Bettinger, born on Feb. 17, the same day as her siblings Jacob and Julia. John Raleigh still lives in Cleveland. He is general counsel for sports marketing firm IMG. Heidi and Mark Zoia are in Minneapolis running a demolition company, EnviroBate Inc. Mary (Westrick) and Jeff Bednar celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with their children Noah, 16, Emily, 15, and Rose, 9. During that time, Jeff was in the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at their neighborhood theater group. Wedding bells: Helen Elizabeth Read married Timothy J. Young on May 25; their family lives in New Orleans. Helen has been the director of development for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans since June 2006. If you see Elaine DeBassige on campus, she is back full time as the rector of Farley Hall, just down the way from her undergrad home, Lewis Hall. Tom Conaghan says the book he co-wrote, The IPO Primer, is a part of the curriculum in the Securities Regulation Course at ND Law School. Scott ”Scooter” Fraser has decided the best bachelor party includes ND football, so he and the Alumni Hall crew will pub crawl around Dallas before the ASU game. Scooter attended reunion in June with his dad, James Fraser ’63, who was making his first return to campus since Scooter’s graduation in ’92. Sean Grace is a senior portfolio manager with BNY Mellon Wealth Management in New York by day and Tough Mudder Tri-State trainee by night. He looks forward to his first obstacle race involving 12 miles of challenging, military obstacles in October. In May, Drew Yurko graduated from Auburn with a master of accountancy. Jen (Yost) Graber along with her daughters Tara and Tessa, traveled from Arizona to Chicago where they caught up with Joan (Dimopoulos) Park and her kids, Mia and Lukas, in Naperville.
During the Hesburgh Month of Service, Cecilia Brown and the ND Club in Portland participated in the Rebuilding Together efforts. Shana (Stephens) and Tom Murray participated in the July Vineman 70.3 in Napa. It was Tom’s first half Ironman and their first together. Kathy (Mooney) Chan and her husband, Hubert, welcomed their second child, William, on June 22. Jubba Seyyid lives in Los Angeles, where he is director of programming and production at TV-One. In June, Matt Knott was named president of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Keep the scoops coming. Look for the Class of ’92 page on Facebook. Join and keep up with the class on a daily basis. Please update your contact information on myNotreDame: alumni.nd.edu. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; jbhayes9296@alumni.nd.edu

92MBA Class Secretary — Julie Pendell;

6054 Gabrielle Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48103; 734-680-5635; pendell.julie@gmail.com

92JD Greetings from the Heartland

I look forward to hearing from you, my fellow classmates. I know we all have a lot of achievements and accomplishments and special occasions going on in our lives. I would encourage all of you to let me know about your recent projects, your children, change in jobs, accomplishments, so that I can share them with classmates. This information is important to make this column interesting for all of you. Until next time, may the luck of the Irish be with you. Go Irish. — Paul Drey; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com

93 Defying Time and Gravity

Anyone who attended our 20-year reunion will agree when I say, Dang, we’ve aged well. No exaggeration. Recognizing classmates was easy when everyone has done an exceptional job of defying time and gravity. Reunion was a fun time to catch up with friends. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and had a memorable time. For those of you who were unable to join us, you were missed. We had over 300 classmates and guests attend, so we represented almost 10 percent of reunion attendees. What a great turnout. I’d like to give shout outs to classmates who helped create a successful reunion. First and foremost, a huge thanks to Kelly (Fitzpatrick) Wevley, our class VP. You think that you received a lot of “Come Together” emails? You should see Kelly’s Outlook inbox. Kelly did the bulk of the heavy lifting by corresponding with the Alumni Association; coordinating Class Dinner speakers; engaging volunteers for our Class Mass; and keeping everyone on target with deadlines. Thanks also to Julie (Epping) Key, who sent multiple emails encouraging participation in the Reunion Giving Program. Her efforts paid off. Have you heard? Congratulations to us! Our class won the Notre Dame Reunion 2013 Sorin Society Challenge and is invited to celebrate at the Football Friday Sorin Society Reception in August. For more details, check out the announcement on our class Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/und1993. Thank you for your generosity. My sincere thanks to everyone who participated in our Class Mass in Cavanaugh Hall Chapel on Saturday afternoon. Father Joe Gallatin and Father John DeRiso celebrated Mass, and Father Joe also led the invocation before dinner later that evening. Father Joe was at Notre Dame for the first time since 2003, so it was quite a return trip for him. We’re grateful that Father John celebrated with us since he was unable to stay beyond the Mass because of Friday evening obligations at St. Joseph Parish in South Bend, where he is pastor. Mass was particularly special thanks to the efforts of Laura Ernst*, who planned the music and sang. Ann Kvach, Terese Whang and Dave Certo did the readings and intercessions. After Mass we headed to the Joyce Center Sports Heritage Hall for our Class Dinner. Kelly and I kicked off the evening with welcoming remarks. Before dinner we were entertained by classmate Lisa Kelly, who shared excerpts from her new book, Echoes From the End Zone: The Men We Became, in which she tells the stories of 25 former Notre Dame football players who are still working hard for continued success—long after hanging up their helmets. We were also fortunate to have another classmate and published author, Beth Ann Fennelly, lead a class seminar earlier in the day. Beth Ann co-wrote a new novel, The Tilted World, with her husband, Tom Franklin. The book comes out in October, when Beth and Tom hit the road for their 30-city book tour. Weekend highlights included several late nights in our Cavanaugh basement hospitality suite. All of us who mustered can collectively thank Kelly and fellow Badinites who made liquor runs to stock the suite. For those of you with whom I spoke directly, you may be wondering why you don’t see your name in print. So, here’s the deal. I’m over 40 and my memory isn’t what it used to be. I was having such a good time catching up with everyone that I neglected to take notes. My apologies. Please email me, and I’ll be sure to include you in the next column. Otherwise, if we rely on my memory, it will be along the lines of “Dylan and Patsy have twins,” “Dave is a judge,” “Sonia and Mark are celebrating 16 years of marriage,” “Did you see Rex’s beard?” Clearly, I can’t be relied upon to capture the salient details of your lives unless you put them in writing. Be sure to check out Mike Kane’s priceless summary of reunion on our class Facebook site. Aimee Nocero Lewis had a legitimate excuse for missing reunion; she gave birth to son, Chase Joseph, on Feb. 27. He joins big brother, Hunter Alexander. Although Aimee’s husband, Rodney, is a Florida Gator, she has started teaching baby Chase the “Notre Dame Victory March,” which he should be able to sing clearly and loudly by kickoff like his brother. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1524 W. Calle Escuda, Phoenix AZ 85085; res 623-249-2998; bus 602-467-1792; amyuhas@cox.net

93MBA Did You Go to Reunion?

Did anyone go to the 20th class reunion the weekend of June 1? I was at Saint Mary’s celebrating my 25th undergrad reunion and never made it Notre Dame. Please let me know if you were there and who you saw. Any stories you could share would be great. Please plan on attending our 25th in 2018. ND and Saint Mary’s really make it special for the classes celebrating their 25th. I had a lot of fun. Also, please send me your Christmas cards and letters via regular mail or email. It is fun to share your news with the class. If you are in Indianapolis, please give me a call. I would love to see you. Go Irish. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 12429 Sanderling Trace, Fishers IN 46037; THugSchorr@yahoo.com

93JD Class Secretary — Charles S. Hegarty;

734-398-5733; chegarty@bodmanllp.com

94 Updates and News

Alyson (Naimoli) Dorfman has two sons, Enzo and Mark. Her husband, Adam, received an executive MBA in 2010. Did everyone get the email with information on our 20th reunion next summer? If not, make sure your profile is updated on nd.com, and start planning for 2014. Find me on Facebook or send updates by email. — Lynne Russo Hartzer; ndclass1994@yahoo.com

94MBA Thinking Football

Once again, I find myself apologizing for not having written a column in a little while. But let’s focus on the present and the future. Thinking about football season, many of us will be at the Oklahoma game, including Angela (Stavropoulos) and me, Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, Scott Steiger and family, Jenner Davis and her husband, Papa, Mark Mildenberger and son Zack, J. Matt Carr and son Patrick, Diana (Stratbucker) Cook and her husband, Jeff (normally a great ND supporter but who will be rooting for his alma mater, Oklahoma), as well as Kevin (“Doc”) Dougherty, Matt Kavanaugh and Dan Pezolt. My family had the pleasure of seeing Jenner’s daughter, husband and parents in Victor NY on our way to Niagara Falls. Unfortunately we missed Jenner by a day, as she had already left for the Cook Islands. Even talking to her parents, Gary and Mary, I’m really still not sure what she does. But she sure travels a lot. I recently heard from Bob Crissman and Charles Oliva. They reminded me that our 20th reunion is coming up next year and suggested we get together for a game in the fall of 2014. We will start planning that and will likely send out some sort of invitation. I only have handful of email addresses, and while I am sure I can get many from the MyNotreDame site, if you read this column, shoot me an email with your email address if you’re interested in attending a minireunion next fall. I think technically that since Charles is our president, he ought to be in charge of pulling this together. Of course, you can still email or call to let me know what you’re doing. And make sure you’ve registered for MyNotreDame; it looks like many of you already have. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com

94JD Happy Travels

Diane and Paul Hurcomb, Gabe, 10, and Lydia, 9, hit Oahu for 10 days in May. Since early summer, Paul helped his alumni club in Colorado Springs with planning the ND-Air Force game events for the Oct. 26 weekend. The Hurcombs have also built a backyard chicken flock of 15 that are all yielding fresh eggs for the family and neighbors. Sheila and Ashok Tripathi and their two daughters met up with Paul and his family on their vacation to Colorado Springs over the summer. During my recent trip to the States, Honorary 3L Jason Baker and I made a trek from Chicago to Milwaukee via Megabus to see Jane and Jim Carrig and all five of their children. The seven Carrigs treated us to a full evening of reminiscing, backyard football and more smoked ribs than we could eat. In between Penguins, Pirates and Steelers games and considering season tickets to the Riverhounds, Dan Orie serves as vice president and general counsel of Heartland Restaurant Group. The group owns 27 Dunkin’ Donuts in western Pennsylvania and is growing. For every Dunkin’ coffee product consumed by a Domer, Dan claims he has issued a “Certificate of Thanks.” Feel free to send any updates to me. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com

95 Send News

Navy CDR. Brody Frailey is commanding officer of the ballistic missile submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731). Brody and his wife, Tara, and sons Elwyn and Bryce, recently returned from their assignment in Naples, Italy, and are glad to be back in the US. As always, friends and Zahm residents, past and present, are welcome to come out for a submarine tour and visit to the Pacific Northwest. Brody also hopes that the Irish meet the Crimson Tide again in football in the next three years while he is on-board, although he states “Roll Tide” will never replace “Go Irish.” Jamie DeMaria graduated with his MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill. He continues to spend most weeks in NYC as vice-president of education and marketing for Medscape, the professional division of WebMD. And congratulations to Stan Bowman, vice president and general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks. We look forward to receiving your news. Go Irish. — Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson; 1814 North Robincrest Lane, Glenview IL 60025; 847-998-1402; colleen.robson@starcomww.com; or therobsons@sbcglobal.net

95MBA A Few Updates

Maria (Vivero) Schutte is assistant professor of finance at the U of Dayton, a Catholic Marianist School. She will be teaching investments and financial markets and institutions courses, mostly to undergraduate seniors. She and husband, Paul Schutte ’94MBA, and children Martin and Isabel moved from Houghton MI where she was teaching at Michigan Tech for six years. Francois Delvaux is a founding partner of Minds and More (www.mindsandmore.biz), a Belgium based sales and marketing consulting company. He and his son attended the Navy game in Dublin last year and loved it. Here’s to another great football season. Be happy. Be well. Be blessed. Go Irish. — 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 Sheldon Lives *

Dave Kellett, who penned the popular Four Food Groups of the Apocalypse cartoon strip in The Observer during our time at ND, has continued cartooning since graduation. He is the creator and author of two web comics, Sheldon and Drive, and is co-directing a feature length documentary on comic strips called Stripped, which features the first-ever interview with Bill Watterson of Calvin & Hobbes. You can check out the trailer at strippedfilm.com. After almost 17 years of service on active duty in the Army, Ken Heckel was promoted to lieutenant colonel in February. Ken is assigned to the Department of the Army Staff and teaches cadets at the US Military Academy in West Point. Ken and Jen (George) and their children, Olivia, 4, and Elias, 2, recently moved back to New York from Fort Bragg NC and are enjoying their surroundings. Cris Diaz writes that he is working for Follett Higher Education Group in Chicago as the senior planner for Notre Dame. Cris is responsible for the men’s apparel and accessories buying for Notre Dame retail locations, which has the added benefit of getting him to campus every month and for every home game. Stephanie and Zane Way and big brother Brayen, 3, welcomed baby Ava in May. The Ways live in Centennial CO, where Zane is a vice president and relationship manager with Wells Fargo’s commercial banking office in Denver. Zane recently graduated with his Executive MBA degree from Colorado State U. Lisa Walbridge married Kristopher Scuccimarra at an outdoor wedding in Sturbridge MA on Oct. 27, 2012, missing Superstorm Sandy by one day. Ruchira Nageswaran was a bridesmaid and Huong Mai ’95 and Michele Carlo ’95 attended. Lisa and Kris live in Beacon NY, where she works as an engineering project manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific and also as the jewelry designer for Merry Alchemy. Kris is a high school English teacher. Congratulations to Seth Messner, who recently made partner in the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Mike Blaes and Eric Schultenover have joined forces at Counsel on Call. Jeannine (Solanto) and Matthew Parise and big sisters Olivia and Julie welcomed Luke Joseph in July. Everyone is doing great in their cozy apartment in Union Square in New York City. Brian Foley married Sinead Keegan ’99 in NYC on April 20. Classmates in attendance included Pete Geraghty (in the wedding party), Mary Kate (Morton) Geraghty, Keith Eastland, Jim Borger, Dave Skinner, Ray Morel, Dan Drew, Larissa Herczeg*. Mark Brown ’97 was also in the wedding party. The wedding ceremony took place at St. Francis Xavier on 16th Street, the reception was at the New York Athletic Club, and pretty much everyone took the subway with the bride and groom to the reception. Christine O’Reilly and husband Joe Martin welcomed their baby girl, Mary Kate Martin, in May. Renee Flickinger Howard is a partner at Perkins Coie in Seattle. She and her husband, Jim ’99JD, live in Seattle with their children, Abby, 10, Alex, 8, and Kate, 2. Mike Sprouse is living in Chicago with his wife, Kate. He recently founded his own marketing and creative agency and also took up the game of tennis after a 15-year hiatus. Sean and Sarah McMurrough, and big brother Jack welcomed Aidan in February. The McMurroughs recently moved from Chicago to Madison WI, where Sean is an assistant general counsel with American Family Insurance. Erin Scanlon Olesky and her husband Chris welcomed son Cormac in September. The Oleskys live in New Haven, where Erin recently resigned from Yale U to establish her own private counseling practice. I hope everyone is well. Please send your news. – Catherine Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov

96MBA Class Secretary — Maureen Maher;

NDMBA96news@hotmail.com

96JD Professors, Honors, Ballgames and Drivers

Hello everyone. I hope you are enjoying the fall. Here are some updates: Aurora Ciuca is working as a professor of International Law and International Protection of Human Rights at “Stefan cel Mare” U, Suceava, Romania. The last book that she published was titled Human Rights, A European Mosaic. Shirley and*John Dorbin* had a baby boy, Drew Michael, on May 15. They have filled up the car game piece in the game of Life with two pink sticks and two blue sticks in the backseat. Brad Wiskirchen was recently honored with Leadership Boise’s Distinguished Alumni Award at its annual banquet. The award is given to one individual per year who exemplifies leadership in civic and business capacities. Brad is the CEO of Kount, Inc., a member of the board of directors for the Salt Lake City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and has served on the board of several charitable endeavors. He is also a proud former president and current board member for the Notre Dame Club of Idaho. I attended my second MLB All-Star game, this time at CitiField in NYC, on my birthday. I’ve now seen 43 major league ball parks. Jennifer and Steve Hieatt wish to give a general warning to Tennessee residents that their daughter just received her temporary permit to drive. Please send me your updates. Please also send me your new email addresses, especially if you would like news of minireunion football games. — Christopher J. Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Ct., Elkhart IN 46516; bus 574-239-1918, res 574-875-4257; Chris.Spataro@FaegreBD.com

97 Favorite Summer Trip

As I write this, summer is starting to wind down, back to school shopping has begun and organizing trips to Notre Dame for fall are in full force. I am not sure about you, but my summer was nonstop craziness with swim team, sports, camps, vacations, royal baby waiting, etc. I am really looking forward to the Saturday afternoons of sitting on the couch and cheering on the Irish. I only received one update from a classmate, so without further ado, here it is. Peter and Sarah Harrison moved from London to Chicago in January. Peter is still with Morgan Stanley as a managing director in the M&A group. They are looking forward to making it back for a home football game for the first time in six years. Rob and I finally took our four kids to visit Notre Dame this summer. We stayed in the Sacred Heart Parish Center and rode our bikes around campus. showing the kids all our favorite spots. This summer we traveled to Lake Michigan, Niagara Falls, Florida and the Jersey Shore. When we ask our kids what their favorite trip of the summer was, they all say in unison, Notre Dame (especially the candy store in LaFortune). My heart swells every time I hear of their love for the campus. We have decided to make the 12-hour drive back for a football game this year. I am hoping to see lots of friends during the Oklahoma weekend and teaching my children more about the Notre Dame family. Please send me your updates so you don’t always have to hear about my boring life and my kids’ sporting events. I hope to see you all on campus. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com

97MBA Staying Linked In

Marileen Koppenberg is in Kensington, London, working at JP Morgan Asset Management in fixed income/credit research. Children, Laetitia and Jeremy, are now 8 and 6 old respectively. Marileen announced that she turned 40 on the day I emailed for an update. Happy Birthday Marileen. The Koppenbergs spent most of their summer holidays between Greece and France visiting family. Marileen is planning on visiting NYC later this year for all you Big Apple residents. Mary Beth Pinard just made a job change after her four-year itch struck again. MB is the new Executive Director of Vermont Catholic Charities. She is in the process of moving to the area of Burlington VT. MB misses talking with Heather Drinan through the Dartmouth phone system. Mary Beth’s new position oversees four residential care homes, a counseling staff, emergency aid, marriage, family, Respect Life ministries and the prison ministry. MB claims she’ll be ready to help out any of us should we become incarcerated. MB’s excited about her new adventure and will be on campus in September. Heather and MB will be co-editing the next edition of our MBA Class Notes, so look forward to them reaching out for news updates soon. Thanks Heather & MB for your help. Heather is the associate director of research and operations at Dartmouth. Al Taboada is back in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee after spending the academic year as a visiting professor at Ohio State. After 10 years in politics Rich Crandall resigned his senate seat in Arizona to become the new Director of Education for the state of Wyoming. Rich loves Cheyenne so far. Peter Pocsik reports that things are great. Pete is living the dream of a federal bank examiner and living in beautiful Hoboken NJ. He’ll be attending the USC game. Kathy Noble checked in from Kellogg’s. She was promoted to Associate Director, Digital Strategy. Kathy and family are living in Ann Arbor MI. Tim Connors launched a training product for law enforcement, a combination of TV episode and video game designed to deliver learning content. View a film trailer on his company website at www.activecontinuoustraining.com. Thanks for keeping us safe Tim. Here are some quick updates on some other class mates: John Dombrosky is the head of strategy for Syngenta North America Turf & Landscape in Greensboro, North Carolina. Bill Asch is senior project manager at Be The Match operated by the National Marrow Donor Program in Minneapolis. Ryan Baker is a manager at Worldwide Partner Marketing in the San Francisco Bay area. Larry Aleman is business unit manager at Elbit Systems of America in Dallas. Shawn Beals is a VP at Siemens Healthcare in Denver. Brad Carraway is VP brand strategy at Mile 9 Los Angeles. Raissa Carvatta is at Keane Consulting as a VP in management consulting. Shifali Dhingra is marketing director at Emerson Process Management in San Diego. Jon Crutchfield is back on campus as the director of IT at the Mendoza College of Business. Joe Fopiano is business systems analyst for Hebrew Senior Life in Boston. Tim Gleeson is a senior VP at PNC bank in Washington DC. I’m still with Clear Channel Radio NY and continue to work on my own venture, Long Island Comedy. This summer’s 8th annual comedy festival featured top comedians from across the country including Notre Dame alumnus Michael Somerville ’94. Thanks to everyone who contributed. — Paul Mongelluzzo; (646) 584-7340; dr_paulnd@email.com

97JD Class SecretaryErica Anaya;

202-361-6611; Anaya@comcast.net

98 Zack’s 5K

Emily (Miller) and Paul Fleish welcomed their third child, Benjamin Martin, on April 10. He joins siblings Rose Marie, 5, and James, 2. Betsy (Buser) and John Menicucci celebrated the arrival of their fourth child. Kinsley Ann was born on May 24 and joins sisters Sadie, 5, Teagan, 3, and Jack, 2. John continues to practice law with Husch Blackwell LLP in Omaha, and Betsy is a physician assistant. Cassie (Orban) Hrtanek reports that she and her husband brought home their third addition to their family on Dec. 31, 2012. Baby Andrew (Drew) joins Anna, 6, and Maddie, 3. Cassie is working as in-house counsel for The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc. in Oak Brook IL, primarily dealing with real estate related securities and corporate matters. Lastly, two years ago, our classmate Zack Warfield died in a boating accident. His family has established a memorial event and they have asked me to share the details. You can participate wherever you live regardless of your athletic ability. You can find more details about Zack’s life after ND and the event at zack5k.org/. The website also details how you can contribute financially to the Zack Warfield Scholarship Fund. Last year, the event had participants in 24 states and six continents. The run in 2014 is slated for June 28. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery; rflannery3@whiteway.com

98MBA Good News

Megan and Daniel Ferry, Shari and Kevin O’Connor, Anne Hudson-Blaes and Michael Blaes had a minireunion weekend in August at Long Beach Island with all 10 of their young children. Tanya (Goria) Lebold and her husband David moved to Raleigh, NC with their son Blaise, 2. I joined Precision Manufacturing Group in June as vice president of sales, marketing and business development. — Joseph Dunlop; 330 North Rockingham Way, Amherst NY 14228; res 716-625-8470; bus 716-821-9393 Ext. 274; joseph.dunlop.1@gmail.com

98JD Happenings

John Cerone will spend the 2013-14 academic year at the Fletcher School of Law and Policy at Tufts University as visiting professor of international law. He will teach Law of Armed Conflict, International Organizations and International Criminal Justice. Julie LaEace is the associate director, firm-wide pro bono for Kirkland & Ellis. Ben Pugh and wife Belinda ’99 expect their fourth child in September. The newest Pugh will join two sisters (ages 9 and 6) and a brother, 4. Mark Cawley and family recently spent two weeks in his wife’s village in rural Peloponnese. He said it was “a blast.” Blue and Gold Illustrated interviewed Gene Lee in connection with the 2013 NFL Draft. Joe Brossart clerks for the Hon. Thomas M. Rose of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. He has two sons and a daughter, and he reports he is “just chillin’.” Kristen Polovoy is the author of a two-part series featured on the front page of Corporate Counsel in June. Her articles addressed the nationwide spike in consumer fraud class action claims based on product labeling. Rich Bell holds the position of senior staff attorney to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Tom Roland is always quick with a pleasant greeting but remains reluctant to share news. Lastly, the undersigned plus Susan (Wyffels) Horner, Deb Dezelan, Dave Walters and families were welcomed into the lovely home of Jay and Janelle Derbis for a minireunion of sorts. Good times. Do you have news to report? Drop me a line, and fill me in. Also, pay a visit to the NDLS Class of 1998 Facebook page for news and fun. — 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 15-Year Reunion

I have a hard time believing that our 15-year reunion is approaching. Details are to come, so be on the lookout for information. I hope everyone had a great summer and you are enjoying fall and football season. Congrats to John and Colleen (Kraft) Madden who welcomed a little girl, Margaret Terena, “Maggie,” on March 25. Big brothers Liam, 4, and Declan, 2, are the best big brothers. Kristi and Andrew Klosterman welcomed their first child, Christopher Thomas, on July 9. They live in Memphis and Andrew is serving in the Navy. Ken Stalzer and his wife, Ali McJunkin, welcomed baby daughter McKenzie on Feb. 3. He and his family live in Lakewood CO. Ken practices law at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell, a litigation boutique in Denver. Send some news. — Erin (Wysong) Martin; class99@alumni.nd.edu

99MBA Reunion is Coming

Congratulations to Conrad and Jen (McNamara) Steller who welcomed their fourth child, Emery Josephine, on Feb. 7. Emery joined Teagan, 8, Li’l Con, 5, and Keira, 2. In addition to homeschooling her children, Jen is keeping busy as marketing director for their real estate team, The Steller Group, which is ranked in the top 1 percent of all Realtors nationwide and in the top 100 of Keller Williams agents worldwide. Ann Rossigno wrote in to share that she hit the 14-year mark with Texas Instruments in Dallas and was named the director of WW receivables and credit. As hard as it is to believe, we are quickly approaching our 15-year reunion. The University now holds all reunions during one weekend each summer, and those dates for next year are May 29 to June 1. There will be many activities and a lot of programming planned on campus that weekend, and if you are bringing the family, there will be fun activities for the kids as well. On a personal note, some dear friends at our parish school tragically lost their teenage daughter in July due to a severe allergic reaction to peanut butter despite doing all of the right things. The family is trying to spread the word on the seriousness of food allergies, which is why I’m sharing this with you. If you have a loved one or are around individuals with food allergies, please be aware and remember that these allergies can be life threatening. Go Irish. — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu

99JD Class SecretarySteve Boettinger;

boettinger@alumni.nd.edu