classnotes

2000s

00 Enjoying the Fall

Our class must be pretty busy, as your updates are coming in slower and slower. I am always interested in what you are up to, so feel free to send me an email and brag about yourself. Chris Bailey and his wife, Alexis, are busy with their new baby, Mary Amelia who was born on April 29.. Just a few weeks later, Chris joined a private equity investment firm called Rockbridge Growth Equity as an operating partner. Also welcoming a new baby to the family are Steve and Katie (Dorn) Fiamingo, who had their first child, Claire Katherine. The family is making their home in Minneapolis, where Steve works in corporate development (M&A) for UnitedHealth Group and Katie is a marketing manager at Land O’ Lakes. Mailen Miguel celebrated her marriage to Andrew Yen in Sacramento on June 7. Helping her celebrate were classmates Stephanie Edens, Dave and Lisa (Gadwood) Buckley, Erin (Stauffer) and Jeff Catalina’96, ’97MBA, Gage Dungy,* Pat* and Krista (Guziec) Emmons, Dan and Lizz (Mattingly) Kirzeder, Loubel (Cruz) Galik, and myself. It was a great time catching up, and Mailen was a stunning bride. I wanted to take this time to apologize to the Mundo family for errors in the spring Class Notes column regarding Melissa’s death announcement. Unfortunately, I omitted her brother, John Mundo ’88 ’91JD from the announcement. It was also reported that her date of death was Sept. 24, 2012, when the correct date is Sept. 28, 2012. Of course the family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers. Finally, I wanted to make sure you all are aware of a class tailgate happening during the USC football game on Oct. 19. Contact Melissa Tacey at “mjtacey13@yahoo.com”:mailto:mjtacey13@yahoo.com or 989-906-2619 for details. Additional details to follow via Facebook, Twitter (hopefully) and email. We hope to see you all there. And, do not forget to email me with anything you want to brag about to your classmates. – Laurie (Strotman) O’Malley, ndbug3@hotmail.com

00MBA June Bustin’ Out All Over

Peggi (Lacey) Kaley, Anne Feighan, Maureen Brennan and Yasmin Choudry had a minireunion in Chicago in June. They had a great weekend seeing the summer sights, eating great food and staying out too late. Also in June, Jon Puskas raced with team4mil.org under the “Allied Forces” banner and they set a world record for a transcontinental crossing of the United States using a human powered vehicle (in this case, a bike). His eight-person team rode 2,998 miles from Oceanside CA to Annapolis MD in five days, three hours, and 45 minutes. (24.19 mph) More importantly, their eight-person wounded veterans’ team, whom they supported, crossed the finish line as well. Jon writes, “*Tom Sheeran* was kind enough to join me and Rachel Verdick ’01MBA for a drink in Washington DC a few days later.” Jon is finishing his Navy orders in Coronado, and at print time, should be back in Oregon. He hopes to see lots of MBA friends at the USC game. Jennifer Morrow and her husband, Scott, have moved from Boston to Marietta GA and would love to meet up with anyone visiting Atlanta. Chris Smith is now the principal supplier quality engineer for Timken’s super precision facility in Keane NH. He and his dogs, Brigid and Murphy, relocated from Burlington VT. Chris has a house in Rindge NH with a fenced yard for his “kids.” This particular division of Timken is specifically for small, precise bearings used in satellites, aircraft navigation and dental drills. Timken even has bearings on the Mars Rover. Chris spends half his day looking through a microscope. Patrick Schneidau welcomed his third child on May 19. Mike Miller and wife Betsy ’00 welcomed their second son, Thomas Michael, on Jan. 31. Big brother E.J. is teaching him all the ropes. — Georgette (Leonard) Stubin; 46917 Polo Drive, Canton MI 48187; mba2000@alumni.nd.edu

00JD Class SecretaryBrian J. Murray;

178 Cranston Court, Glen Ellyn IL 60137, bjmurray@jonesday.com

01 Updates Again

Toni Plummer married Rob Kirkpatrick on June 15 in Garrison NY. Angela Stryjewski was a bridesmaid. In attendance were Micaela Larkin, Mary (Simonis) Rush, Pauline Alokolaro, Joanna (Fava) Mazzella, Valerie Holsinger, Veronica Lee, Mari Okuda ’92 and Hans Roegele ’02M.Arch. The newlyweds are authors and editors at St. Martin’s Press in New York City. Carla da Silva and her husband, Tom Soria, welcomed their first child, Lucas Silva Soria, on June 24. Lynette Paczkowski, an attorney with the Massachusetts firm Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, was recently elected president of Worcester’s Young Professional Women’s Association. She appeared on the July 16 episode of The Hank Stolz Experience, a local cable program, to help promote the organization, which she and six other women co-founded in 2011. Lynette lives in Worcester MA. — Megan (Miller) Murray; 2015 N. 56th Street, Milwaukee WI 53208; 414-213-4687; meganmurray45@aol.com

01MBA Class SecretaryDominic Pang;

dpang@panglaw.com

01JD Honors, Moves and Babies, Oh My

Amy (Gaughran) Macdougall recently published a children’s book, The Tremendous Pagoda Tree of Martha’s Vineyard, which is available on Amazon. Amy and her family moved to Frankfurt, Germany, for her husband Mike’s employment with Merck Serono. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ambrow welcomed their second son, Andre Bessette, on June 9. Andre’s older brother, Isaac, loves his new little buddy. Tricia Hoffman-Simanek, attorney and senior vice president at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll PLC, was appointed to the Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators by the governor. The board is involved in licensing, renewal, continuing education and discipline of Iowa’s nursing home administrators. In addition to volunteering her time, Tricia still maintains full-time litigation practice. Between all of that and her three kiddos (Killian, Thatcher and Beckett) who are 6 and under (yikes), Tricia stays busy. The Hughes family is on the move again, this time back to Houston. Zach Hughes left Baker Botts after nearly 12 years to take an in-house job with Chevron. Beth Hughes is staying with Morgan Lewis and transferring back to the Houston office. Beth and Zach’s children, Nolan, 8, and Ella, 4, are happy to move back close to their family and old friends, but they will miss living close to Christine and Mike Johnson and their daughters, Abbey and Megan, in Garden City NY. While Beth and Ella flew to Texas, Nolan and Zach opted to drive so they could go to seven baseball games in seven days (six MLB and one minor league) before arriving in Houston. Our own Kathleen Lundy was elected to a three-year term on the ND Law Association Board of Directors as the Region 11 Director. Region 11 includes Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and northern Connecticut. Hope (Durant) and Michael Loomis welcomed Charles “Charlie” Christopher on Aug. 9, 2012. Charlie joined big sisters Susan and Caroline. I was excited to hear from Lisa Bruno after all these years. Lisa and her husband (a commercial real estate appraiser) live in Kingman AZ, where Lisa is a partner at Bruno, Brooks & Goldberg handling real estate, corporate and transactional matters. They have two wonderful daughters, Harper Rose Louisa, 3, and Hadley Frankie June, 10 months. Thank you very much for all the updates. Keep them coming. — Jonell Lucca; res 480-699-0377; cell 602-677-3266; jonelllucca@yahoo.com

02 Wedding Boom, Baby Boom

Joyce Bohnke married Zac Hamilla in February on an overnight dogsledding and camping trip in Northern Quebec. They were joined by 17 of their closest and bravest friends, including Christopher Gallo ’03, Meghan (Callahan) Gallo ’05, Mary (Komperda) McDonald ’04, ’07JD, Heather Waigand and Mark Styczynski. The couple also celebrated with receptions in Joyce’s hometown, Chicago, at Lou Malnati’s with Will McDonald and Lindsey Miller ’05, and in Portland at Sushi Hana, their favorite sushi go-round, with Michelle Petersen and Frankie O’Conner. Joyce is working as a country director for Asia in the Department of Defense, but was recently selected for the Naval War College senior school in Newport RI. Joyce is also blessed to have been given a clean bill of health after a cancer diagnosis earlier this year. To top off the adventure, she was honored to be asked to return to campus and speak at the government department graduation ceremony this year, and is looking forward to participating in the commencement festivities. Joyce also informed me that Will McDonald is the communications director for Congressmen John Delaney from Maryland. He was hired on as a speechwriter when Delaney was a dark horse candidate in the primary, and was instrumental in his impressive victory. Laura (Grabski) and Nick Lejcher welcomed a son, Blake Matthew, on April 8. Blake joins big sister Danielle. Tiffany (Whittaker) and Doug Anderson recently adopted Kai Matthew, who was born on April 13. Lori (Delaney) and Sam Johnson ’00 welcomed daughter Evelyn Jane on June 15. She made a wonderful birthday present for her brother Kyle, who turned 2 on the day she was born. The family continues to reside in Las Vegas, where Lori is a professor at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law and Sam works in the gaming industry. Lisa (Eakman) and Robert Czlonka welcomed their third child, Kona’ihilani. She joins sister, Ke’alohilani, and brother, Gabriel. Lisa has enjoyed staying home with her children and has recently started an all-natural body scrub business, Wailani’s, which can be found at facebook.com/wailanisbodyscrubs. Beth (Sheehan) and Chad Silker welcomed their son Charlie on June 10. He joins his big sister Nora, who loves her new role. Chrissy (Wiatr) and Jim Butz ’04 welcomed Ava Grace on April 8. Capt. Rich Colabraro is deployed to Afghanistan with the New Jersey Army National Guard. LCDR. Lance LeClere is a staff orthopedic surgeon at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. Due to the budget sequestration, the Navy Blue Angels 2013 season was canceled and LCDR. John Hiltz extended for the 2014 season with the flight demonstration squadron. He serves as the Number 2 pilot and right wing in the formation. Finally, Peter Rossmann married Sarah Catherine White ’05SMC on July 6 at the Basilica. Thanks for the updates. — Lisa (Sestile) Corcoran; sestile@alumni.nd.edu

02MBA Class SecretaryMelissa Hurd;

hurdmc@yahoo.com

02JD Ultramarathon and Beach Reunion

Dave Krupski reports that he completed the 2013 Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile nonstop race through the Death Valley in the middle of July. The race is considered the “toughest footrace on earth,” starting at the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere (the Badwater Basin) and ending on the highest mountain in the continental United States (Mt. Whitney). The race crosses three mountain ranges for over 13,000 feet of climbing with the air temperature reaching 125 degrees and surface temperatures reaching 200 degrees. Dave finished the race 14th out of about 100 elite runners, raising money to fight pediatric cancer in conjunction with the University of Miami’s Sylvester Cancer Center. If you would like to donate to Dave’s charity, please visit davekrupski.com. Dave lives in Miami with his wife, Alex, and daughter, Zoey. John Murphy has launched his own boutique litigation practice in Manhattan after more than 12 years at White & Case, Linklaters, and for the past three years at UBS Investment Bank, where he helped lead the bank’s internal investigation unit. John Murphy & Associates specializes in handling internal investigations and regulatory agency inquiries, as well as other commercial litigation. John is also counsel to Irish Law Firm of the Year for 2013, Mason Hayes & Curran. John and his wife, Carly ’01, recently welcomed their second son, Nathaniel Sampson Murphy, and moved from Manhattan to Glen Ridge NJ. I am writing this column from Kiawah Island, where Tim and I are vacationing with Shelby and Dan Leonardi, Stephanie and TC Couhig, and Beth and Ryan Garino and celebrating the friendships that began in the fall of ’99. This is our fifth annual trip with our combined 10 children, nine boys and one brave little girl. Drop me a line and let me know what’s new in your world. — Megan Glunz Horton; 521 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette IL 60091; res 847-256-2335; megan.g.horton@gmail.com

03 Reunion Thanks

Navy Lt. Joseph Horton, JD, JAGC, received the American Bar Association’s Award for professional merit and the Military Officers Association of America Award for professional excellence upon graduating top of his class from the Naval Justice School in March 2013. He is assigned as trial counsel within the sex crimes division at Naval Base San Diego. Stephen Keppel was elected to the board of directors of The Haitian Project, a Catholic mission project that operates Louverture Cleary School in Port au Prince, Haiti. LCS is a tuition-free, co-educational secondary boarding school for academically talented Haitian students who cannot afford an education. In June the entrepreneurship foundation he started, the Economic Growth Initiative for Haiti, hosted Melissa Paulsen ’05MSA, program manager at ND’s Gigot Center, for a week as she taught an intensive business planning boot camp to young Haitian entrepreneurs. David Nordin completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Minnesota in June and will be volunteering for the next year at Holy Family Surgery Center in Honduras, founded by Dr. Peter Daly ’82. Jake Rodenbiker and his wife, Molly, had their first baby, Jacob Tyler Jr., on June 15. Joanne Davidson and Kieran Fahey of County Tipperary, Ireland, got engaged over Easter in Verona, Italy. They will marry in Sarasota FL next spring. Thomas Leventhal married Katie Lorentz in Minneapolis on May 11. The couple is living there while Thomas is finishing up a gastroenterology fellowship and Katie is finishing a med/peds residency. Nick Scarpino and his wife are expecting their second child in September. Nick just published his first book, Hey Marketers, Get Your Priorities Straight. Nick also did a TEDx talk by the same name in April at TEDx University of Illinois Chicago. And finally, since I have not posted any updates about myself in 10 years, here is one: After a two-year full-time MBA at UNC Chapel Hill, I started the first of six years at Moreau Seminary on the path to being ordained a Holy Cross priest. Please continue sending me updates or shoot me a note on Facebook. Go Irish. — Joshua Gentine; jgentine@alumni.nd.edu

03MBA Class SecretaryRosemary Guillette Cahill;

903 Providence Place, Apt. 136, Providence RI 02903; rguillette@alumni.nd.edu

03JD Class SecretaryLawrence A. Ward;

ward.lawrence@dorsey.com

04 Growing Families

Matt and Kat (Donovan) Farrell welcomed their third daughter, Rachel Molly, on April 30. Big sisters Maggie and Annie are thrilled. Since their last update two years ago, they bought a house in New Albany (a suburb of Columbus OH), and Matt finished his family medicine residency at Riverside Hospital and joined a practice in Granville OH. The Farrells are looking forward to Reunion next year. Erin Clayton Kuhl and her husband, Christopher, live in Des Moines and work in accounting. Their son, Peter Allen Kuhl, was born in April, and their daughter, Amelia Eileen Kuhl, was born in July 2011. Chase (Phillips) Olson and her husband, Chad, welcomed twins on June 22: Reid Alan and Evelyn Chase. The first-time parents are living in Madison WI while working for Epic, where they have been since graduation. Also welcoming a baby in Madison were Mary Ann (Goehring) and Brent Wagner, whose first child, Justin Lee, was born on May 23. Brent and Mary Ann were married last July in Pittsburgh with ’04 grads LT Grant, Andy Kioko and Nick Smith as members of their wedding party. Joshua Stagni ’04, ’05, ’10M.Div married Ashley Norton on Aug. 11, 2012, in Fort Wayne IN. Brian Otto and his wife, Kristen, welcomed their first child, Claire Kathleen, on Aug. 24, 2012. Brian is on track to earn his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis in spring 2014. I had the pleasure of celebrating the marriage of Frankie Beecroft and EJ Jones ’03 in Philadelphia on May 25. Bridal party alumni included Sarah Finch, Steph Lavia ’06M.Ed., Mary Ellen Schipp ’05, Kristen McCaffrey, Brooke Buckman, Jeff Stolz, Tom Doar, Pat Hallahan, Scotty Frymoyer ’03, ’04MBA, John Welsh and John Hagan ’02. The wedding Mass was celebrated by Father Lou DelFra, CSC, with many Domers in attendance. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and reside in Chicago, where Frankie is working on research for her PhD in educational policy on schools on probation. Stephanie Yahn married Matthew Valkovic on June 22 at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica CA with a reception following at The Victorian on Main Street. ND guests in attendance included maid of honor Amy (Yahn) Carr ’06, usher Eric Carr ’07, ’08MSA, Sarah (Fournie) and Nick Kheriaty, Suzanne (Stryker) and Mike Macaulay, Monica (Go) Markovich, Anne (Vezilich) and Matt Warner, Kathryn Lent, Amanda Lyons, Jill (Chlebeck) Hughes ’03, Brian ’03, ’06JD and Lynne (Francis) Hammell, Meredith Wholley ’07, Donna (Anania) ’77SMC and Chuck Reich ’77, and Charles Conway ’73. The couple first honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, followed by a second honeymoon spent riding their bikes for seven days across the state of Iowa during the Registers’ Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa along with their families and thousands of other cyclists. Stephanie works as a real estate associate at Allen Matkins in downtown Los Angeles, and Matt works for the nonprofit Spirit of America in West LA. It’s hard to believe our 10-year reunion will be coming up in June. Hope to see many of you back on campus for this great event. — Carol Martino; carolmartino10@gmail.com

04MBA 10th Reunion Approaching

Neal Capecci married Kelly Pantuso in Dallas in June and they live in Hong Kong. Casey Dick, John Keener, Jason Palmi and I attended the wedding. Meghan Crowe Neenan, her husband, Dreyfus, and their daughter Kasey welcomed Ryder Trey Neenan into their lives in May. Bill Kim is a finance manager for Qualcomm in San Diego. Bill and his wife, Victoria, along with their sons Alex, 3, and Christopher, 2, met up for dinner with Michelle, Elizabeth and me when we visited San Diego in July. Ben Bauman was promoted to director of the Starbucks card and global payment strategy in May. Mark Welch’s daughter Lilah, 3, has embraced a little brother, Dylan. Beth Stevens and her husband, Nate, relocated to Indianapolis along with daughter Cyann, son Trent, and new arrival Ellie Elizabeth when Beth accepted the position of senior global finance transformation manager within the global shared services organization of Black and Decker. Save the date. Our 10-year reunion is scheduled for May 29-June 1, 2014. More info is available on our class Facebook page. — Harry Howisen; hhowisen@yahoo.com

04JD New Additions to the Family

John Linzer and Stephanie Kuta ’04 welcomed Katherine Isabel Kuta Linzer on June 1. Matt and Katie (Koenig) Schmanski’s daughter, Ruby Noelle, turned 1 in August and son, Jackson Wilder, turns 3 in October. Theresa Urbanic is working as an Assistant US Attorney in Detroit. She also volunteered as a chaperone at World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, in 2011. Mae Cheung has lived in the metro DC area since graduation and recently completed her first year as legal counsel at The Optical Society of America. As the one-person legal department for a 150-employee professional society (and an international membership of more than 18,000), she focuses on contract drafting and negotiation, corporate governance, and copyright and trademark issues. Susan (Brichler) Trujillo reports that the Phoenix youth soccer is on hiatus for the summer months and her son, Andy, is gearing up for another season of sliding tackles and scoring on his own goal. We love hearing updates, so keep them coming. You can find us on Facebook or by email below. — Finn Pressly; 321 N. Clark St., Suite 1000, Chicago IL 60654, 312-795-3242; finn@alumni.nd.edu; Katie Bryan, 200 Campus Drive, Florham Park NJ 07932; 973-210-6726; catherine.g.bryan@gmail.com

05 Summer Treats

On May 18, at 4:03 p.m., Christine and Pete Gaffney welcomed Owen Thomas into the world. He arrived a few weeks early, but still technically “full term” per the midwife. Pete spent his two weeks of paternity leave not sleeping at night yet always remembering how utterly adorable his son is. How could he ever want to part with him? Mom is doing well. Catherine and Stephen Leys are happy to announce the birth of their second child, Theodore. Stephen is now practicing law in-house for Big 5 Sporting Goods. Former Keenan dorm mates Matt Englehardt, DJ Didonna, Matt Kinsella and Brent D’Amico spent 48 hours reliving old times at the beach. The gang was awake at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday to go fishing and brought home enough striped bass and flounder to cook dinner for all the ladies at the house. The boys also took care of the dishes. Brent has enjoyed his time out East thus far, although he has spent almost no time at the East Hampton Starbucks or Montauk Beach. Instead he’s stayed closer to home in Napeague. Brent’s proudest summer moment was when he introduced his audiophile housemates Matt and Sandy to a new electronic music mix. He found the mix on Spotify, and it’s titled “Barely Legal, Pt. 1,” by White Panda. Mark Desplinter and Katie Murphy ’07 went to Italy for a friend’s wedding in July. Mark always enjoyed 1991 movie The Rocketeer as a child, in which a young pilot turned into a masked hero after discovering a futuristic jet pack that allowed him to fly. While at Lake Como, Mark finally had his chance to be the Rocketeer for an afternoon by renting a water jet pack. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) there weren’t as many bad guys to stop as there were in The Rocketeer, but that didn’t make the experience any less exciting. Brien Hughes took his daughter to her first drive-in movie in June. The Fast and the Furious was playing a few towns over from their home, and it was awesome. In less interesting but still important news — I mention it every issue, but if you have not yet registered on the alumni website or haven’t logged in since your last major life event (wedding, baby or change of address), please visit mynotredame.nd.edu and update your profile. — Kristin Boyd; Credit Suisse, 11 Madison Ave., New York NY 10010; 317-523-1195; Kristin.Boyd@gmail.com

05MBA Wedding Bells

Jamie Werchadlo married Katherine Groff ’06 on May 26 in Rhode Island. They live in Boston. Jamie works for a healthcare technology firm, and Katherine works for a local nonprofit. Send in your updates for the next column to me or to the Notre Dame MBA Class of 2005 Google Group by emailing at NDMBA2005-owner@googlegroups.com.Take care and good luck in life and work. — Himanshu Gosar; hgosar@alumni.nd.edu

05JD Happy Noise

Wedding bells and baby rattles seem to be ringing this year for several of our classmates. In California, Joyce Sioson married Air Force Maj. Patrick Reimnitz on May 18 in Orange County. Many Notre Dame alumni were in attendance, including sister, Johanna Gacad-Sioson ’07, brother-in-law, Angelo Gacad-Sioson ’07, and law school classmates Melissa Astudillo, Charla Blanchard, Giancarlo Estrada, Greg Gomez, Angela Gunderson, Myra Michail ‘06JD/MBA, Michael Torres, Jacqueline Yu ’07JD and John Lira ’04. Patrick is assigned to Hill AFB in Utah. Joyce and Patrick are temporarily assigned to Arlington VA and plan to return to Hill at the end of 2013. In nearby Pasadena, Dan Nevarez marred Carla Riggs on May 31. Kurt Oreshack, Chad Silker, Kelly Glynn and I were in attendance. Dan recently accepted a position as staff attorney with Travelers Insurance. Unfortunately, Beth Silker could not make the festivities because just 10 days later, on June 10, she and Chad welcomed their second child, Charles David, “Charlie,” to the world. He will be chasing his marathon-running parents and big sister, Nora, in no time. In Chicago, Jack Barber, wife, Liz, and daughter Madeleine welcomed a little girl, Miriam Power Barber, on June 13. Also, Jack was promoted to partner at Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC in Chicago, as of Jan. 1. Jack’s practice focuses on litigating tax, professional liability, insurance coverage, and complex commercial disputes. In Philadelphia, Ashley (Graf) and Mike Federer *welcomed their daughter, Sophie Lillian, on July 11. In Indianapolis, *Kimera (King) and Ryan Hall welcomed Kamryn Elizabeth Hall on July 15. Big sister Kayleigh, 2, loves her baby sister to pieces. Further congratulations go out to Kimera, as she was appointed a member of the Indianapolis office of Frost Brown Todd LLC back in January. Finally, out in New York City, Becky (Parrott) and Gary Waldren welcomed their second daughter, Violet, to the family where she joined big sister Emma. Becky and Gary are doing well in NYC, although the girls keep them busy. Colleen Zarnitz Henry and her husband, Emmett, added another girl to their growing family. Keegan Kaitlin Henry joined sisters Mary-Kate and Clare on July 25. She will be cheering on the Irish this fall. Anne (Egan) and Justin Wagstaff welcomed their second child, Emma Shirley Wagstaff, on July 17, joining brother Sean. No wedding bells or baby rattles on my end, but I do hope to see you all during football season. Go Irish. — Adam Russ; 1491 Hunters Chase Dr., No. 2C, Westlake OH 441452; aruss@alumni.nd.edu

06 Well-educated

Joseph Trombello graduated with his PhD in clinical psychology from the U of California at Los Angeles. Joe will begin a two-year research post-doctoral fellowship in mood disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at the U of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Mary Ann Jentz McDufford ’05, ’06 graduated from the MBA program at Emory U Goizueta Business School and works in the strategy and operations division of Deloitte Consulting. John Duffner received his wings of gold as a Naval Flight Officer on May 10. John will be flying the E-2C Hawkeye with the Bluetails of VAW-121 in Norfolk VA. Anna (Nussbaum) Keating is writing a book and doing a web project on Catholic practice and esoterica such as Mary gardens, DIY weddings, Catholic tattoos, abbey ale, road trips and saints’ days. It’s illustrated by Chau Nguyen. Check it out at thecatholiccatalogue.com. Emily Rivard married Nick Byrne at Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago on April 27. Bridal Party Domers included Colleen (Rivard) Hunt ’04, Molly Rivard ’08, Paula (Bucher) Weisenbeck, Becca (Hainley) Palmer, Emily Yannucci and Julia Henkels. Emily is a senior product development engineer for Radio Flyer. Nick and Emily are active youth group leaders with the high school program at Old St. Patrick’s Church, which is where they met. John Slonkosky and Mary Hill were married in Baltimore on May 25. Members of the wedding party included Philip Slonkosky ’03, Luke Slonkosky ’04, Nick Sorg and Brian Prenger. Also in attendance were Mike Bogdan, Alex Borowiecki, Katie Hammond, Julia Henkels, Aimee (Shelide) Mayer, Margaret Morgan and Chris Scaperlanda. David Couling and Rebecca Ladewski ’07 welcomed their son, Thomas Gregory Couling, on May 20. An update on your class officers: Emily Chin (president) graduated in June from Northwestern U with a master’s of science in learning and organizational change. Emily continues to pursue her passion for traveling and just returned from Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia. She still loves to dance. Brian Redmond (treasurer) accepted a position as a business analyst at Chevron in Houston. He has seven nieces and nephews aged 4 and younger, but rarely does diaper duty. Ben Zerante (secretary) moved back to the Chicago area from Philadelphia. Ben continues to work in public education and teaches high school biology at The Gary Comer Campus for the Noble Network in Chicago. I graduated this summer with a master’s in education from Boston College but still love Notre Dame the most. I teach Latin at Medfield High School, outside Boston. Thanks for sharing your updates; be sure you’ve updated your contact information on mynotredame.nd.edu. — Anna (Skoien) Lall; 55 Wyman Street, Boston MA 02130; 617-553-2562; annagracelall@gmail.com

06MBA Moving On Up

Ron Thompson recently called to let me know he made a move to MSC Industrial Supply, where he took a position as the integrated marketing communications program manager. I also heard from Bryce Bucknell, who recently took a new position as an inside sales leader at GE Capital in Dallas. Amid all these job changes and promotions, I have some news myself. I was selected for a leadership development program at Notre Dame and have transitioned out of the MBA Office. I’m rotating through three six-month assignments across the University with my first stop being the Office of Strategic Planning in the Main Building. Stop and see me in my new location if you’re on campus this fall. Mark and Andrea (Miller) Hayse are proud to announce the birth of their son, Tucker James, on March 27 in Brookfield WI. Mark and Andrea moved to Greenfield OH shortly after Tucker’s birth and are blessed to say he’s a happy and healthy Irish baby. As always, you can send updates to nd.mba.classof2006@gmail.com or join our group on Linked In. Find the group by searching for “Notre Dame MBA Class of 2006.” — Andrew Sama; 276 Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame IN 46556; cell 574-339-6115; bus 574-631-5206

06JD Busy Domers

Anne Marie and Jason Brost moved to the Washington DC area in January with son Henry, 3. Jason is working as a litigation associate at Jorden Burt and living in Falls Church VA. Adrienne Lyles Chockley has waited seven years to find the time to write an update for our class column. Adrienne gave birth to twin boys, Gabriel and Nico, soon after law school graduation. She was never able to take the bar exam because her boys were born extremely premature and Gabriel was on life support for his first three years so she was a full-time medical caregiver for five years. Both boys are healthy now. In February, Adrienne was able to take the bar exam for the first time and passed. She was sworn in on May 21. Adrienne is a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary’s College. She also is directing the justice education program at Saint Mary’s. In her free time, she has opened a solo practice in South Bend. Adrienne is thankful to have a professional life. Stephanie Martin (Scharrer) and her husband, Rob, welcomed their third son, Anthony Gabriel, on July 8. Anthony joins big brothers Robert Michael, 3, and Joshua Raphael, 2. Stephanie is working as a commercial and real estate litigator for Adams & Rees in Tampa FL. Lenore VanderZee is working as the chief of staff in the president’s office at SUNY Canton in the north country of New York. It’s a great position with the opportunity to teach as well. This fall, Lenore will be teaching contemporary global issues. I hope all is well with everyone and that you email me life updates for our class column. — Amir Hassan Sadaghiani: sadaghiani@alumni.nd.edu

07 Class SecretaryStephanie Pelligra;

1730 N. Clark St. Apt. 801, Chicago IL 60614; cell 315-382-6487; bus 312-227-4824; Stephanie.Pelligra@gmail.com

07MBA New Son, New Job

Greg and Nicole Bergamesco welcomed their son Matthew Gregory on March 31. Greg also took a new job with Comcast Corp. as director, new business development and strategy. — Joe Curry; joe@joecurry.com

07JD Anyone Have News?

Send me some news, personal or professional. People enjoy hearing about what’s going on in your life. — Patrick A. Salvi II; Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard , 22 W. Washington St., Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602; 312-372-1227; psalvi2@salvilaw.com

08 Record-shattering Reunion

Thank you for your overwhelming support of our five-year reunion this past June. With well over 400 classmates in attendance, we shattered the five-year reunion attendance record previously held by the Class of 1985. Amazing. Reunion weekend was an exciting time to renew existing friendships and to create new ones. We relived our glory days playing games on the quad, eating in the dining halls, dancing at the Backer and Finny’s, and having late night conversations in the dorms. For those who were able to attend, we hope that you had a memorable experience. And, for those of you who were unable to join us, you were missed. While it was certainly nice to get plenty of updates in person at Reunion, here are a few notes from our classmates: Andy Mastroe proposed to Julie Kulevich in April. He works in investment consulting, and Julie is a nurse practitioner. Julie earned her master’s in nursing from Boston College but proudly cheered for ND at the last game. The couple lives in the Boston area. Christopher Liedl got engaged to Kirsten Boreen at the foot of the Weeks Bridge in Boston in May. The couple plans to wed next summer in the Boston area. Julia (Vogelheim) and Nate Hudac ’07 are moving to China for two years to teach English. They are looking forward to it, and the rest of their family is trying to find a way to pay them a visit. Lindsey Miller married John Manzuk on Sept. 29, 2012, in Madison WI. Adam Miller ’10 served as a groomsman. Lindsey and John reside in Middleton WI. Jeff Hausfeld and Alice Feldmann ’07 were married in Cincinnati on July 19. Alice is working for KAO USA Human Resources, and Jeff is an internal medicine resident at the U of Cincinnati. Susan (White) and Michael Foss welcomed their first born, Sofia Judy Foss, on April 9. Julie (Kessler) and Nicholas Houpt welcomed a baby, Eliot Henry, into their family on April 22. Colin, 2, is happy to be a big brother. The family recently moved from NYC to Dallas where Nick works for a law firm. Heather (LaDue) and Joshua Hammack ’08, ’12 JD were married in the Basilica in August 2012, and welcomed their first child, Aurora Grace, on July 29. Look out, Class of 2035. Josh is wrapping up his clerkship on the 9th Circuit in San Francisco, and the new family will be moving to DC in time for football season. Nicholas Shaneyfelt finished his second year as staff accompanist in the department of music at UMass Amherst, where he received his MM in 2011. This fall, he will begin doctoral study in collaborative piano at the U of Michigan, under Martin Katz’s guidance. Reunion was a great reminder of how good it is to stay connected to our classmates. Don’t let it be another five years before we hear from you. Send us your updates, attend or host a minireunion, gather for a tailgate, stay connected to your local Notre Dame clubs and be well wherever you are. I hope to see you soon. Go Irish. — Megan O’Hara; Classof2008@alumni.nd.edu

08MBA Great Updates

Trevor Shand and his family moved to Charlottesville VA from Seattle. Trevor started a new role as a marketing manager with NLnovalink, and his wife earned her NP degree. They are expecting a second child in October. He wanted to thank everyone who helped during business school in making sure his wife had a good meal with her first pregnancy. William is now 6 and just finished kindergarten. Facebook tells me there are a lot of new babies that are being added to the Notre Dame family. Megan and Tim Kurtz had a baby boy, Lachlan Ryan Kurtz. Lizzy and Robert Truszkowski had a baby boy, Matthew Truszkowski on May 29. Shannon and Matt Austin had a baby girl, Katherine Marie Austin on July 2. Congrats to all. Please keep the updates coming. — Megan (Fitzgibbons) Ulrich; 555 W. Kinzie, Unit 1404, Chicago IL 60654; 312-209-4018; megan.l.ulrich@baml.com

08JD Reunion and More

As you may know, we had our five-year reunion in May. Highlights for me included seeing a double rainbow (seriously), making a special trip to the Grotto, and hanging out with Aaron Bart Fricke, Susie Turk and Michelle Zehner Ferguson — with a brief Kevin Mocogni sighting in the beer tent. I know this past summer was a difficult time for people to attend, but start thinking about coming back for the 10-year in 2018. Speaking of spending time at fine educational institutions, Kathryn Keen is leaving law practice in New York to start an MBA at MIT’s Sloan School of Management this fall. On the work front, Krista (Yee) Cox participated as an NGO delegate in the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) diplomatic conference that resulted in the adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Have Other Disabilities. John Paul Oleksiuk transferred in May to Cooley LLP’s Santa Monica office where he focuses on trademark and copyright law. Succumbing to my request (begging) for updates, we have a special note from Michael Hoefling. Since graduation, Michael has worked at Johnston, Allison, & Hord PA in Charlotte doing general commercial litigation and construction litigation. He and Jocelyn Cerrito got married in January 2011 and celebrated the birth of Emery Lynn (“Emmy”) on Nov. 11, 2012. They plan to be on campus for the Oklahoma game. Catherine and Steve Leys welcomed their second child, Theodore Stephen, on Feb. 28. G. Costa shares that on July 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pullman WA, he married Jennifer Mathews of Spokane. Daniel Gunning and his wife were the gift bearers. I am happy to announce that this summer I started a new job in-house at a high frequency trading firm in Chicago, Jump Trading LLC. It is awesome so far, and I found out that I won a trip with a few other lucky coworkers to a ranch in Montana in October. They sure know how to make me feel welcome. Finally, in memory of Kyle D. Smith, the Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award fund has been established at NDLS. Please donate at donate.nd.edu/ and under “Designations” mark "Kyle D. Smith — Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award.” This is an expendable scholarship, meaning we will be able to award the scholarship as long as we have money in the fund. Please be generous this year and in years to come. I hope to see you on campus this fall. Go Irish. — Marie-Therese Mansfield; mt.mansfield1@gmail.com

09 Doing Better than Fine

Our five-year reunion is soon. May 29 to June 1, 2014 will be a fantastic weekend. Joel Sharbrough proposed to Natalie Bartzen ’12SMC and they plan to be married Sept. 27, 2014 in Racine WI. Jenny Rolfs got engaged to Greg O’Donnell ’08. She moved back to South Bend and is working at St. Adalbert Catholic School. Sarah Ring will be married to Tim LaBarge ’10 next March. They reside in Cincinnati. Andy Pauwels got engaged to Jennifer Roberts ’03. Damian Kearney got engaged to Clarisa Ramos ’10 and he will be starting the MBA program at Cornell. Mary Geier got engaged to William Bryan. Katie Bilek is engaged to Michael Florack ’08. Sarah Sullivan will marry Tommy O’Brien, whom she met while attending Duke for a PhD in immunology. Deirdre Krasula and Bryan Delaney ’08 will be married next July. Erin Brennan got engaged to Anthony Treemarcki ’10. Andrew Feehan proposed to Colleen Rielley ’10. Erin Cosgray and Dave Venker are engaged and live in Chicago. Mark Durst and Kate Erdle tied the knot in Lone Tree CO on Aug. 3. Katie (Paquette) and Mike Ellerhorst were married July 6 in Big Sky MT in true ski team form. Melissa Cleary and Matthew Henry got married in Grosse Pointe MI. Kerry Hutton married Fran Tolan at ND. Caroline Rollinson married Will Flanagan in Dana Point CA. David Heroux and Corey Collins ’08 were married in Vero Beach FL. Maria Pham and Mark Skylling were married in Holland MI with Dan Moore ’07 as a guitarist, Michelle Carlisle Lee ’10 as photographer and Jim Nugent as the MC. A mysterious ND 1954 hat made its way around the dance floor. Luke Lucyk married Kelly Guadreau in Annapolis. Luke started working at Baker Tilly Capital as an investment banker. Robbie Bernardin and Stephanie Eng got married Aug. 13 with Father Mark Poorman, CSC, ’80 as presider. Neal Andrews married Brittney Galliher in their hometown of Bedford IN. Guests are reminded that what happens in the limo, stays in the limo. Mary Kate (Fahrenbach) and Joe Venturini ’09 were married in May in Wilmette IL. Andrea Ochoa married Hector Avitia ’10 in Santa Fe. Carol Matasci married Clarence Paul on Maui. Caitlin Sajbel and Tom Harkins ’08 were married in Fort Mill SC. They reside in Redondo Beach CA. Katie Moder married Ed Kummerer ’08. James Welle began studying medicine at Emory U this fall. Chris Wells accepted the director of alumni relations position at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights IL. Charlie Cummings graduated from the U of Maryland with a master of public policy degree and immediately began working for America Achieves in DC. John and Katie (Geisler) Busch welcomed another daughter, Hannah Isabel Busch, into their family on June 20. Chris Labadie is beginning a master’s program in liturgy at St. John’s School of Theology while also in Campus Ministry at St. John’s U. Shannon and Bryan Chamberlain had their first child, Reagan Elaine, on Feb 24. Harrison Chilton is heading to Stanford Graduate School of Business this fall. Robert Tursai opened Exile Brewing Co. in Des Moines one year ago and is planning to package bottles for retail, so keep a look out. Angela Carother will attend NYU for her MA in Irish-American Studies. Ryan Oakley is applying to medical school and married Becki (Smith) on May 23, making him stepfather to Abram and Mina Claire. He is doing research in a surgical research lab at Texas A&M. Tesia Zientek graduated from Stanford with her master’s in policy, organization and leadership studies. Ashley Farrington received her MD from the U of Massachusetts Medical School and will stay for her residency in pediatrics. Nick Sabella is moving to work for the Chicago Bears Football Administration. Lauren Mummert graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from IU and began a pediatric dental residency at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, where she was awarded the Dennis P. Zimmerman Scholarship Award. Bob Reish and Craig Wiborg traveled in Southeast Asia together for 51 days and returned alive and still friends. Go Irish. — Megan Flynn; 2126 37th St. NW Washington, DC 20007; 574-320-0573; megflynn7@gmail.com

09MBA Long Time No Talk

We have lots of exciting news to share in this update. Peter and Lauren (Fischer) Schultz welcomed Mary Clare Schultz to the world on March 15. Megan and Doug Cannon also welcomed Brynn Avery Cannon to their family on July 6. Rachel (Mellard) and Brian Sasser celebrated the arrival Alexandra Michelle Sasser on July 25. Congrats to all the brand new parents. There is also much wedding news to share. Cheryl Ramsey ’08MBA and Brad Barker traded vows in Oxford OH on April 13. Brad was somewhat disappointed to inform me that the Notre Dame Victory March generated a larger and more intense dance floor crowd than fight songs of Miami of Ohio or Michigan, their respective alma maters. (Should they really have been surprised?) Nina (Provenzano) and Clint Rand, Chris Gibson, Nathaniel Gori, Rhiannon Bach, Pete Travnicek, Chris Owens, Carrie Johnson, Dan Harrison and Marc Snover were there to enjoy the festivities. From Oxford, the newlyweds went to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Clint Branam got married on April 13 in Washington DC. Ken Pascal, Brian O’Connor, Gabe Kacarab and Mike Bott were on hand to wish the new couple well. Jen Hinckley married Rob Gersch on May 18 in Chicago. Rohit Jacob, Keith Flatley, Juliana (de Sousa Solis) ’09MNA and Jack Gaither, Margot (Wooley) and Jamie O’Neil, Dan BonAnno, Kerry Doyle ’10 MBA, and Marie and Rory Tipton were there to celebrate with the new couple. After getting married, Jen and Rob caught a flight to Mexico to kick off Phase 1 of their honeymoon. Rounding things up, Dan Harrison married Carrie Johnson in Sonoma CA on July 27 before heading to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Another big MBA crowd was on hand to congratulate the happy couple: Peter and Lauren Schultz, Keith Flatley, Kerry Doyle, Dan BonAnno, Cheryl and Brad Barker, Nathaniel Gori, Greg Lord, Matt Munroe, Jeff Rodgers, Derek Silcox, Emily Walgenbach, Eva Hom, Carrick Bligh, Michael Lunt, and Amy Buser’08MBA. Finally, I couldn’t pass up sharing this update from Rhiannon Bach, our favorite international woman of mystery. Rhiannon accepted a job with Sands China Ltd. in Macau, where she’s leading marketing for the Sands Casino. I’d share a typical “day in the life” with you, but it might be a little too racy for this column, so you’ll have to ask her about it next time you see her. That’s all for now. Keep the updates coming and start making plans to attend the five-year reunion in 2014. Cheers. — Shawn Pulscher; 801-336-7344; spulscher@alumni.nd.edu

09JD Class SecretaryJosh Rinschler;

732-882-6695; josh.rinschler@googlemail.com