class notes

Graduate Schools

Accountancy Class Secretary

Kim Talianko; ktalianko@alumni.nd.edu

Architecture

A book of travel sketches by John W. McHugh ’41, authored by Prof. Emeritus Norman Crowe, was recently published by Sunstone Press of Santa Fe. John was inspired by Prof. Francesco Montana to embark on a life-long habit of traveling and sketching. After serving in the Air Corps during WWII, John taught for two years at ND before joining a New Mexico architectural firm and eventually opening his own practice. He is best known as architect of the first Santa Fe Opera Pavilion. McHugh died in 1995, leaving eight books of extraordinary travel sketches from his worldwide journeys. In September, AIA Ohio Chapter awarded its highest honor, the Ohio Gold Medal, to Elizabeth Corbin Murphy, FAIA, ’77, “recognizing exemplary service to the profession, the organization, and design excellence.” She is managing principal of Chambers, Murphy and Burge Restoration Architects in Akron. Two prominent South Bend architectural firms, James Childs Architects and Architecture Design Group (ADG) have merged to form Alliance Architects. Principals in the new company include Marty Murphy ’78, Jed Eide ’77, Jack Plennert ’74, Mark W. Leblang ’83, ’84, and Bill Lamie. Other Domers in Alliance include Kevin McShane ’82, ’86,Joe Nucciarone ’81, Pat Leavell ’88, Dave Steinhauer ’95, Chris Hartz, ’95, Aaron Summers-Effier ’95, and Kathy Schuth ’98. The new firm with offices in seven states throughout the Great Lakes will focus on core building types of higher education, institutional, multi-family apartments, public housing, and senior living developments. Erin Sullivan McKiel, AIA, ’02 received the 2012 Minnesota Young Architect Award. The award is given to selected architects who are AIA Minnesota members who have been licensed for less than 10 years and have shown “exceptional leadership in service to the profession, the community, design, planning, and education.” Erin has been licensed for five years, joined St. Paul based BWBR in 2006 and specializes in healthcare design. Dana K. Gulling ’98, assistant professor at North Carolina State U, was awarded NCSU’s College of Design Strategic Research Funds Initiative money to create a database of NC repetitive manufacturers who are capable of manufacturing customized architectural components. Ronald E. Henderson, FASLA, AIA, ’85 has been elected to the ASLA Council of Fellows, the highest honor for an ASLA member. Ron worked as the first full-time, non-Chinese architecture faculty member in China, introducing the discipline as an inaugural faculty member at the Tsinghua U landscape architecture program. His prolific writings have established many academic ties between Asian and American professionals and students, including a longtime research focus on routine maintenance in China and Japan. He is head of the Penn State Dept. of Landscape Architecture. Frank D. Musica ’73, ’78JD is senior risk management attorney with Victor O. Schinnerer in Virginia, and will be presenting three educational programs at this year’s AIA national convention in Denver in June: “Addressing Professional Liability Risks in a Changing Practice Environment,” “Serving Your Client While Avoiding the Green Monster of Liability,” and “Making the Transition to Running Your Own Firm.” James P. Cassidy ’62 had a 50th reunion with classmates in Navarre Beach FL, at the end of last year. Organized by Bob Canizaro and hosted by Joe Giattina, in attendance were Ted Maniatis, John Martine8, *Will Fay, and Tony Mileto. In the beginning of February, I learned that I was elected into the AIA College of Fellows for “notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture.” Fellowship is the highest honor the national AIA can bestow on a member. Investiture will take place during the AIA national convention in Denver, in June. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family of Richard H. Walwood ’57*, Milton MA, who passed away at the end of last year. — Orlando *T. Maione, FAIA, ACHA, NCARB; 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790; 631-246-5660, fax 631-751-7598, omaione@optonline.net

Biological Science

A presentation at Virginia Tech last fall brought contact with Doris and James L. “Jim” McDonel ’73PhD over dinner in Roanoke. Six years after retiring from the faculty at Penn State, Jim has been tempted to get back into teaching and administration so, beginning July 1, Jim will be professor and program director of math and sciences at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, not far from his home near Blacksburg. Jim had been helping out with teaching and advising at the college for the past several years, following his retirement move to western Virginia. Previously, Jim’s career after Notre Dame had taken him to industry in Vienna, Austria, and back to South Bend on the faculty at IUSB, before moving to “Happy Valley” in central Pennsylvania. The exciting 2012 football season prompted Don Mulcare ’68PhD to heat up the Internet with email messages to his Notre Dame contemporaries, receiving responses from as far away as Tanzania, where even Wen Kilama ’70PhD (still active in anti-malarial control) was caught up in the thrills recounted in Don’s missives, sometimes enhanced with blue and gold graphics, sent after almost every game. Don and his wife, Nancy (Lubben) Mulcare ’69MA, (who, like Don, retired from an academic career at UMASS-Dartmouth) heard from, among others, Ed Havell ’70PhD (professor at NC State), biology major Dave McCracken ’68 (who earned an MBA at American and then a JD at Virginia, and is now retired in North Tonawanda NY), Ed Hiss ’66, ’71PhD (recently retired from his position at Washington U), Bob Summers ’65, ’68MS (working in San Diego after years in the SUNY system), and Jim Sidie ’63, ’67MS, ’70PhD (professor of biology at Ursinus College). — Joan S. ’71MS and Philip B. Carter ’67, ’71PhD; 12916 Barsanlaw Drive, Raleigh NC 27613; 919-848-2192; fax 919-848-3166; Phil@ncsu.edu

History Class Secretary

Mary Linehan ’91PhD; mlinehan@uttyler.edu

*Mathematics Class Secretary

Patti Strauch; bus 574-631-4177; strauch.1@nd.edu

Master of Nonprofit Administration

Congratulations to the January 2013 Master of Nonprofit Administration graduates: Sarah Ayers, Elizabeth L. Barrett, Cheryl A. Booms, Peter C. Cavadini, Rev. Bradley J. Metz, CSC, and Christopher D. White. Jacqueline and Adam Kronk ’09 welcomed son Sorin on Nov. 21. Anna (Sanford) Mlodzik ’09, Pete Mlodzik, and big brother Teddy, welcomed Grace Edwards on Dec. 2. Amy Crownover-Reed ’10 and Daniel Reed welcomed Everett Daniel to the world on Jan. 3. On Jan. 28,Cheron ’12 and Matt Merten became the proud parents to Marley Jean Merten. Shelley Kendrick ’10 reports that she is the VP of operations for Ecumen, a nonprofit senior services company in Shoreview MN, where she oversees senior housing and all of the skilled nursing facilities. David Frea ’12 was invited to begin formal formation to become a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Columbus. Raymond Camosy ’11 was elected president of the U of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Foundation Board. Eric Horvath ’01 was named director of public works for the city of South Bend. Kelley Durham ’11 is executive director of The Auburn Valley Humane Society in Auburn WA. Amber Maneth ’10 has just accepted a job as supervisor of membership and guest services at the Denver Art Museum. And last but not least, Matt Dietz ’11 announced his new position of new business development manager at Xecutive Metrix in the Mount Lookout neighborhood of Cincinnati. Xecutive Metrix is a management consulting firm that specializes in facilitating succession plans, consulting with family businesses, enhancing partnerships as a result of mergers and acquisitions, leadership development, strategic hiring, leadership selection, and executive coaching. — Anne Hayes; 105 Main Building, Notre Dame IN 46556; ahayes2@nd.edu

Political Science Class Secretary

Charlie Kenney; 2724 Meadowbrook Dr., Norman OK 73072; 405-360-2090; ckenney@ou.edu

Graduate Degrees*

William E. Grunert ’62MS, mechanical engineering, is a consultant and instructor in technical/business communications. He has been active in this field for 22 years, 12 of which he was associated with the U of Buffalo School of Engineering. Prior to that, he had a 35-year career at Praxair, Inc., in a broad range of engineering and management positions. He received a BS from ND in ’60. Jürgen Braver ’86MA, ’92 PhD, economics, has published a book with the US Institute of Peace Press and J. Paul Dunne of the U of Cape Town titled, A Macroeconomic Primer for Violence-Afflicted States. It is aimed at both scholars and others interested in the subject. Sheila Conboy ’85MA, ’86PhD, English, has been named provost and senior vice president at Simmons College. Dr. Conboy has worked at Stonehill College for the past 25 years, most recently as provost and vice president for academic affairs. A faculty member at Stonehill since 1987, Dr. Conboy previously taught English at Tufts U and UMass Boston. Sylvester J. Schieber ’72MA, ’74PhD, philosophy, was selected as the winner of the 17th annual TIAA-CREF Paul L. Samuels Award for Outstanding Writing on Lifelong Financial Security for his book, The Predictable Surprise: The Unraveling of the U.S. Retirement System. Paul Worland ’94MA, ’98PhD, psychology, has been promoted to president of operations at Press Ganey Associates, a national leader in improving the patient experience. Dr. Worland held a faculty position in the department of psychology at ND prior to joining Press Ganey. — Marvin J. LaHood ’58MA, ’62PhD, English; 93 Parkhaven Drive, Amherst NY 14228; res 716-691-4648; mlahood@roadrunner.com