class notes

2010s

10 Share the Awesomeness

There are no updates for the class this quarter. Congratulations to those of you entering your last semester of law school or finishing graduate school. Best of luck to anyone who is starting a new job this year. To those who have recently said, “I Do,” or welcomed a child into the world, I wish you many years of love and happiness. I would love to hear more updates so we can share the awesomeness of the Class of 2010 with the Notre Dame community. — Matt Molloy; 602-510-7373; NDClass2010@gmail.com

10MBA News and Notes

Kasey Suryan proposed to Lauren Purmalis on Jan. 12, a cold Napa Valley night; the two plan to wed in Southern California in the fall. Kasey and Lauren started dating in high school 10 years ago. They spent a couple years apart (Lauren to Ecuador to teach English and Kasey to ND) but have enjoyed the last few years together in beautiful Laguna Beach. Lauren works for an advertising agency on the Taco Bell account and Kasey is a franchisee for Sonic Drive-In restaurants. Laura Kempisty and Bill Rayball were married on Dec. 15 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. They had 20 classmates in attendance. After the wedding, they held a small gathering in the Eck Center, where they first met and got engaged. Then they celebrated with a reception at the Palais Royale in South Bend. After the wedding weekend, Laura and Bill had an amazing honeymoon in Maui. Rachel Reiter and her husband, Kurtis Morrison, welcomed Robert Keith Morrison into the world on Oct. 2. Rachel is communications director for the State of Colorado’s Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. Xavier Navaro and Ruben Rueda started off their New Year right, meeting up in Keystone CO, where Xavier was visiting for the week. Xavier works in New York City as a Wall Street business development consultant at IBM. Ruben works in Denver as a procurement advisory for Geodis. Garrett Bush wrote that he took over the family winery, Trinitas, and had a great 2012. Adrian Love recently switched companies and took a role as global product manager for Stanley Black & Decker. Ted Kwartler is making a big change moving coast to coast from Washington to Boston. He has accepted a job as director of service analytics at Liberty Mutual. He is excited that he will have occasional business trips to a call center in Mishawaka so he will be able to catch some games this year. — John Gerberich; cell 847-331-4707; jgerberi@alumni.nd.edu

10JD Married-Persons Edition

When last we checked in with Heather and Ben Beiter, they were newlyweds and living it up in Ann Arbor. Now, they are citizens of Maryland, and parents. Heather and Ben welcomed Eleanor Judy, “Ellie,” on Dec. 29. Ben is still working for IBM, which transferred him in September to Maryland. He specializes in government contracts. The balance of power among the children of the Liz and Chris Johnson household has finally begun to shift in the female direction upon the birth of Claire Eleanore on Nov. 26. Actual quote: “I have so many kids now it’s hard to keep everything straight.” Claire’s three big brothers are excited by her and giggle when she makes fun noises. Chris states that he is probably the last person on earth to realize that having four kids ages 6 and under is insane. The family resides in South Bend and keeps an eye on the Law School goings-on. A hearty congratulations to Lee Metzger and Ashley Hendrick, who were married on Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, on the very same spot where he proposed to her: at the foot of the altar of Mother of God Church in Covington KY. In attendance for the nuptials were Ben Wheeler, Bora Chon, and Frank Qi, who is 1/3 of a Domer. The happy couple resides in northern Kentucky after a lengthy honeymoon in the Western Caribbean. Ashley is obtaining her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Xavier U, and Lee is working at a northern Kentucky law firm practicing in the areas of complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. Kailin and Mike Gray, along with John Paul, have been enjoying life just over the border from Lee in Cincinnati, though John Paul does miss running around the law school and taking candy from professors’ desks. They recently visited Disney World and enjoyed it so much that a trip to Disneyland and SoCal is in the works, perhaps to become contestants on The Price is Right. The family has continued participating in foster care, which Mike says is both fun and stressful, but puts a lot of things into perspective. Mike’s job keeps him busy doing environmental and product liability work — Susie Wine; 206 Via Vicini, Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688; 574-514-3746; swine@alumni.nd.edu

11 Class Secretary

Michael Wagner; mwagner4@nd.edu

11JD Class Secretary

Charles Flynn; cflynn@nd.edu

12 Class Notes

My name is Tyler Harmsen, and as secretary for the Class of 2012, I will write a column each quarter with updates on the activities and happenings of the ’12 alumni. If you or other alumni you know have any events or updates you would like to tell the class, please feel free to contact me at the address below. Notable updates would include any reunions, engagements, weddings, births, or deaths. — Tyler Harmsen; 1925 NW 19th St., Oklahoma City OK 73106; res 563-505-3708; tharmsen@nd.edu

12JD Flurry of News

Engagements: Stacey Wagner and Joe Callaghan got engaged on Nov. 30. The wedding will be in November of this year. Topher Regan proposed to Jamie Greenblatt ’11JD in NYC early this year, and she totally said yes. Kendall Loebekka and her boyfriend, Brandon Williams, were on a post-bar vacation in Venice this summer when Brandon successfully transitioned into the fiancé role by proposing. On a gondola. In Italy. Well played, Brandon. The wedding is planned for August 2014. Weddings: Philomena (Meluch) and William O’Hare got hitched on July 7 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Cleveland. Erica Kemp and John Rompf tied the knot Sept. 29 in North East MD. Babies: Monica (Bordas) and Dustin Schmucker are expecting their first child in August. The boy vs. girl question is undetermined as of press time. In the meantime, Monica will keep working for the Indiana Attorney General, dealing with mortgage law enforcement to “keep Hoosiers in their homes.” Jobs: Andrew Doyle has inadvertently eluded having to work as an actual attorney, and is now the head coach of varsity golf at Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis OR. Andrew says he looks forward to making good use of the 100-plus rounds of golf he played while at NDLS. Air Force First Lt. Katy Milton will be hanging out for a while with the Royal Air Force at RAF Mildenhall, UK. Potpourri: Alvin Adjei recently placed first in the Southeast Texas Regional Woodcarving Festival’s birch category with his piece, “Two Ducks on Log.” He will advance to the state finals in March, where he promises to carve “something really awesome.” — James Champlin; jchampli@alumni.nd.edu