classnotes

1990s

90 News from Pasquerilla East and West Women

Kristen (Carty) and Bob McAuliffe ’91 live in Cincinnati with their three children, Erin, 17, Kevin, 14, and Keenan, 12. Erin will be a freshman at ND in the fall. Laurie (DeLiberato) and Ed Kirchmier ’88 celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last year in Dublin for the Irish win in Aviva Stadium. They also hosted festivities at home in Florida for the BCS championship game with PE roommate Lisa (Favre) Ballard and many ND family and friends. Laurie works as a nurse anesthetist in Pembroke Pines FL. She has three kids: Nathaniel, 17, Matthew, 14, and Morgan, 11. Laurie is looking forward to celebrating their 21st wedding anniversary in Colorado for the Air Force game, where they will catch up with another Pasquerilla East friend, Christy (Palmer) Aberle and husband Mike Aberle. Christy and Mike moved back to Denver from Southern California three years ago. They have two girls, Emily, 16, and Molly, 14. Emily wants to go to ND and will be graduating high school in 2015. Christy is looking forward to the Air Force game in Denver, and would love to see anyone who might be in the area. Margaret (Bilson) Raddatz works at GM as the training manager for OnStar. She is training for a few summer triathlons, having dabbled in sprint distance races, along with husband Kirk, who is plotting a return to Ironman in 2014. Kari Anne (Swindell) Gallagher’s younger daughter, Katie, will join her older sister, Gracie, as an undergraduate at ND in the fall. They will be greatly missed by their younger brother, Declan, who still has a number of years before he will be able to join them. Kari Anne and her husband, Jerry Gallagher ’89, hope to see classmates who also have incoming freshmen children on campus for move-in and for the alumni breakfast that weekend. Jerry and Kari Anne have been in South Bend since graduation from the Law School. She works as a permanent law clerk to Judge Kenneth Ripple, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Kari Anne also has been teaching deposition techniques at the Law School since 2000. Navy Reserve Capt. Tony Troup is assigned to FEMA as the Navy Emergency Planning Liaison Officer for a six state area: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Tony works with FEMA to provide DOD assistance in the event of emergencies like flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. On the civilian side, Tony is working for a process improvement company called Trissential Consulting and standing up a new branch in Chicago. Tony’s son, Bryan, received a Navy ROTC scholarship and will attend Marquette in the fall. Congratulations to Tony and Dianne (Reed) ’90SMC in celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary to this fall. Mike Werstine relocated from Kalamazoo MI to Jacksonville FL this spring. Mike will be taking a new job as CFO for a company named SafariLand. Peter Kern, a partner with the public accounting firm Malin Bergquist & Co., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Cancer Society, Greater Pittsburgh Unit, and has been named to its corporate relations committee. Kern heads the public company/SEC group of Malin Bergquist and is a board director of Malin Bergquist Charities, a charitable foundation formed by the employees of Malin Bergquist to eliminate cancer and its side effects by funding research and education, and providing direct patient care. Dr. Brenda Buck was named a fellow of The Soil Science Society of America last fall. This honor is limited to no more than 0.3 percent of the SSSA membership each year. Brenda is one of the world’s foremost experts on arid soils, a professor in the Department of Geoscience at UNLV, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental Science at the U of Montana Western. In 2007, Brenda received the SSSA’s “Marion L. and Chrystie M. Jackson Soil Science Award,” which recognizes a soil scientist in mid-career who has had a profound effect on the field nationally and internationally. In 2008, she was recognized as a fellow of the Geological Society of America and now becomes one of the few ever made a fellow of both SSSA and GSA. I’m reaching out to our Siegfried, Sorin, Stanford, and St. Ed’s classmates for our next issue. Don’t forget to let me know if you have a freshman heading to South Bend this fall. 1990.undclass.org. — Chris Paul; chrisapaul@sbcglobal.net

90MBA Championship Game Memories

Please send your photos and updates from the Orange Bowl. I will mention all reports in the next column. Christmas cards and greetings were received from Bill and Patty Sheedy, Tom Brown, Jeff Elia, Coleen O’Grady, and Dave Bryla. Many people have LinkedIn to me; it’s a great way to update me. Wouldn’t now be a great time to send me a quick email update? — Dave Wilson; 104 N. Wilson Court, Palatine IL 60067; david_c_wilson@hotmail.com

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90JD Class Secretary — Cathy (Pollock) Gregory; 30 Walnut Farms Drive, Farmington CT 06032; cagregory@sbcglobal.net

91 Plenty of Zip

Greetings Class of ’91. I hope this spring (summer by the time you read this) is treating you all well. I have not gotten many updates from my classmates, so please keep them coming. I did hear, however, that Brian Harrington ’91MBA has become the executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network. Zipcar, based in Cambridge MA, has more than 777,000 members in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Spain. If offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning a car. Brian comes to Zipcar from Boathouse, a brand communications agency, and I’m In!, a leisure travel agency he co-founded. Congratulations, Brian. We all remember Ricky Watters as a member of the 1988 National Champions, and he later became a Super Bowl Champion with the San Francisco 49ers. Now, he has chosen to give back to youngsters. Ricky has become the new head football coach at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando FL. Congratulations, Ricky, on the new job, and we hope to see your bust in Canton someday. That’s all for this issue. Stay healthy and God bless. — John Romanelli; jrndmd@comcast.net

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91MBA Class Secretary — Daniel Maus; Edward Jones Investments, 302 Third Ave., Fontana WI 53125; bus 262-275-0314; fontanamaus@aol.com

91JD Spring

I was in South Bend to attend the spring Notre Dame Law Association meeting and saw Mark Wattley, who also attended. Mark lives in Chicago and still works for Walgreen’s. He recently changed positions and now is involved in an international endeavor with the company. I am a little thin on news, so call, text, write, or email me with anything that is going on with you. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; 515-249-9235; mtrout@iowa.gov

92 Wedding, Baby, Grammy, Sleuth

Baby Booties: Sarah (Esterline) and Jon Sampson ’91 welcomed number 10, Logan Daniel, on April 12. He is their fourth boy. Their eldest, Courtney, will attend ND as a freshman this fall. The Sampson clan lives in Zionsville IN, near Sarah’s family, and Jon is consulting with Alvarez & Marsal. Wedding bells rang for Kevin McGreevy. He married Fran Benton in Chapel Hill NC on April 20. They live in Denver, where Kevin is a criminal defense lawyer. Classmates in attendance included Kath Salvaty, Kris Penn, Kelly Hanratty, Paul Szyperski, Jamie Reidy, and Michelle McNamara. Speaking of Jamie and Michelle, did you see the article Jamie wrote about serial killer sleuth and classmate, Michelle McNamara? Kudos to both for representing the class in the spring 2013 issue of Notre Dame Magazine. You can also read about Michelle’s work in the March issue of Los Angeles Magazine. Caroline Goles moved from Singapore to Tokyo in June. She is the new GM for Microsoft’s Japan office. Caroline would love to hear from classmates who live in Japan or travel to Japan. If you take a trip to Japan, look up Caroline or Kristin (Gafvert) Hammerschmitt. Betsy (Knaus) Berentson lives in Omaha but made the trip to Boston for the marathon in April. She crossed the finish line 30 minutes before the bombings, so she was out of harm’s way. Remember “The Generics” band? Dennis Wolfe spring boarded from playing in that band to winning a Grammy in 2013. Dennis won the award for best historical album for the project with the Beach Boys called The Smiles Sessions. This work was featured in the fall 2012 issue of Notre Dame Magazine. He shares the award with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and two other producers. Dennis is also the vice president of the ND Club of LA. I hope to see you in Dallas for the ASU game. Rick Mirer ’93 launched Irish Player Charities at the National Championship game in January and is working with the Monogram Club to host an event in Dallas/Fort Worth during the ASU weekend. Molly (Lennon) Anderson and I are on the advisory board and want to spread the word. Learn more about the event and how IPC is helping former athletes share information about their nonprofits at IrishPlayerCharities.org. I need scoops and would like to know who else is training and participating in marathons, triathlons, or Iron Man? Have you written any articles, stories or books? I would love to share what you have been up to, so let me know. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; jbhayes9296@alumni.nd.edu

92MBA Catching Up on LinkedIn

Michael Rogers checked in from Buenos Aires on his way to India. Michael is global controller for material planning and logistics at Ford. He has been with Ford for 21 years and has traveled the globe with the company, including a two-year stint in Germany. Michael and Kerry live in Ann Arbor, with their two girls. Kate will be a senior in the fall and Kara will be a junior. Joe Coppola is vice president of manufacturing at Boart Longyear and lives in Utah. Joe is planning to make it to three games this fall! Steve Grandorf wrote with an update. He and Cindy will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in June, by renewing their vows in Las Vegas. They’ve been in the Houston area for three years and love Texas. This fall, two of their boys will attend Texas Tech University, and their third will be in high school. Jeff Piper and wife Monica have two boys, ages ten and three, and relocated to Dallas from Chicago in the spring of 2011. After nine years in consulting and a five-year run at an Internet startup, Jeff joined the true corporate world with PepsiCo in 2006. Jeff works in the corporate IT function, where his group heads up data warehousing and business intelligence. Jeff is also the campus lead for PepsiCo IT recruiting at Notre Dame. If any classmates are interested in meeting up in Dallas for the Arizona State game this fall, contact Jeff at jeffrey.j.piper@pepsico.com. Tom DiBari will be planning another NYC-area outing soon. If you are in the New York area and are interested in joining in, contact Tom at tdibari@comcast.net. Please remember to inform me of any news, big or small. Your classmates want to know! Send your updates. — Julie Pendell; 6054 Gabrielle Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48103; 734-680-5635; pendell.julie@gmail.com

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92JD Class Secretary — Paul A. Drey; Brick Gentry PC; 6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; 515-271-1765; fax 515-271-1766; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com

93 Preserve Your Memories

By the time this column goes to print, our 20th Reunion will be but a memory. However, as I sit down to write these class notes for the summer issue, I feel incredible anticipation about seeing everyone in just a few weeks. I haven’t been back to the Bend in more than seven years, so I’m excited to see the changes on campus, drop a small fortune at the bookstore, and, most importantly, catch up with old friends and classmates. With any luck, I’ll be really challenged for space in the next few columns since I’ll have lots of updates to share from Reunion. Speaking of reunions, while it was such a disappointment to have lost the National Championship, no doubt many of us enjoyed the opportunity to have a minireunion in Miami. The ’93 BP chicks were well-represented in Miami by Eve (Stack) Gill, Alison (Miller) Warren, Mary (Schultze) Leonard, Darcy (Mehling) Good, and Joanne (Wallace) Jones. After 20 years and thousands of bylines, former Observer editor Monica Yant Kinney has put away her press pass. The longtime reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer left the newspaper in December to become an executive director of communications and external affairs at the U of Pennsylvania. The Ivy League represents a huge transition for Monica and writer husband David ’94, in part because kids Jane and Owen face dilemmas over whether to cheer for the Fighting Irish or the Quakers (So far, the Irish remain on top). I hope you enjoyed yourselves at our reunion. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1524 W. Calle Escuda, Phoenix AZ 85085; res 623-249-2998; bus 602-467-1792; amyuhas@cox.net

93MBA Hoping to See You

I have no updates for this newsletter. However, I am hoping to see many of you at our 20th Reunion in June. Please send me updates to my email address and I will include you in my next update. The deadline is Aug. 1. I hope you are all healthy and happy. — Tricia Hug Schorr; THugSchorr@yahoo.com

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93JD Class Secretary — Charles S. Hegarty; 734-398-5733; chegarty@bodmanllp.com

94 Updates and News

Dr. Craig Seidelson has been working in China for 14 years. He is married to Lin, with sons Samuel and Leonard, and is a chief engineer with the Timken Company, responsible for five bearing plants. As of 2013, from China, he has also been an online professor at Washington State U in the College of Engineering. He looks forward to hearing from anyone interested in pursuing a master’s degree online in engineering and technology management. Brian Brach is doing well in Florida with his wife and two boys. He tries to keep in touch with fellow Manorites, Jack Elliot, Michael McWilliams, and Michael Rush. Sadly, Christopher “Spoons” Kanis died on March 21. He had fond memories of life at Morrissey Manor. After ND, he went to DePaul Law School, and at the time of his death was employed in Champaign IL as an assistant state’s attorney. Chris was on an anniversary cruise with Laura, his wife of nine years, when he suffered a heart attack and died. He will be missed as a devoted husband, a fun brother and son, a diligent attorney, and a caring friend. In addition to his wife, Chris is survived by his parents, Mike Kanis and Michelle Hudson, his sister, Kathleen (Luke) Williams ’95, and his three nephews and one niece. John M. Whapham MD, MS, formerly director of stroke and endovascular surgery at Loyola U Medical Center, Chicago, has assumed the position of director of stroke and endovascular surgery at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital, Toledo OH. John and his surgical team recently became one of the first in the United States to repair an aneurysm with a device newly approved and released with the latest in minimally invasive technology. Todd Petit was recently named assistant vice president of actuarial product development at Allianz Life in Minneapolis, where he is responsible for life insurance product development, actuarial interface with IT, and managing new product approvals from state regulators. Find me on Facebook or send email updates. — Lynne Russo Hartzer; ndclass1994@yahoo.com

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94MBA Class Secretary — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com

94JD News from Indianapolis

Tony Dowell joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as a member of the firm’s intellectual property and litigation practice group. Tony is of counsel and based in Indianapolis. Andrea Roberts Pierson has been named a management board member at Faegre Baker Daniels. Andrea specializes in product liability and environmental law and is based in Indianapolis. We are planning another “unofficial” reunion tailgate for the BYU game Nov. 23. Get in touch with Jim Carrig or myself if you will be at the game. I hope you and your families are well. Please drop me a note with any class info. I am writing from Southeast Asia. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com

95 Happy 40th Birthday

Rich Palermo shared the news that he got married in August 2011 in New York. Classmates in attendance were Elizabeth (Jordan) and Bret Dooley, Elizabeth (Connors) and Tom FitzGerald, Marc Hillygus, and Curtis Walsh, who just got married himself. Rich and husband Steve were proud to report the arrival of their baby girl, Julia, in January. Rich, Steve, and Julia live in Manhasset NY (Long Island), where Rich has been an in-house attorney at DC Comics for six years. Ryan Sharkey reports that he and wife Colleen had their third child, Trevor O’Neil Sharkey, in February. Sibs Austin and Kate have been enjoying their little brother. Merrie Dwyer and husband Art Burke welcomed twin girls, Margaret and Lucy, in February in NYC. Carrie (Connaughton) and Greg Gallagher ’94 spent an April week in Hawaii celebrating her 40th birthday and the 80th birthday of her father, John Connaughton ’55. Carrie and Greg live in Castle Rock CO. Their children, Quinn, Matty, and Annie were baptized in the Log Chapel by Father Bill Miscamble. Haley Scott DeMaria gave the commencement address and received an honorary degree from Seton Hill U in May. In March 2013, the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team was involved in a fatal bus accident while on the way to a match; Haley was invited to speak to share how a Catholic community of caring lifts us during life’s challenges. Some classmates were also recently brought together in Chicago by the marriage of Kristin Heath ’94 to Scott Rubel. Those in attendance were Krista (Milburn) and Craig DeSensi, Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson, Aimee Walsh, Erin Osborne, Andrea (Ricker) Wolfson, Maggie (Ryan) ’95SMC and Will McCarthy, Haley (Scott) and Jamie DeMaria, and Amy (Krattenmaker) ’94 and Troy Mick. Margaret Laboe shared that she, Beth (Krappman) Marra, Megan (Turpin) Bury, Meg (Garzelloni) Vande Guchte, Kristen (Mikolyzk) Hoitink, and Bridget (Loop) Voigt met up in Los Olivos CA for a little 40th birthday celebration and wine-tasting weekend. The rector of the Port Lodge at the ND program in Fremantle, Sean Lennon ’87, ’94 MSA wanted to let the members of our class who did the program in Australia know he attended a ceremony honoring Betty and Alan O’Neill and their support of the ND students who called the Port Lodge home. Alan is 92 years old and as sharp as ever and Betty is also doing well. NDA is looking for any photos from the early days of the university, so if anyone has any they would like to share electronically, please send those to him at sean.lennon@teanabroad.org and he will pass them along. Happy birthday to all those who turn the big 4-0 this year. Keep the news coming. — Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson; 1814 North Robincrest Lane, Glenview IL 60025; 847-998-1402; colleen.robson@starcomww.com; therobsons@sbcglobal.net

95MBA Some Updates

Joe Dimberio and his family (Abby, 7, Kate, 5, and Thomas, 4) are living in Glenview IL, just north of Chicago. While he misses the city, he enjoys being closer to the golf course. He is working at Twin Bridge Capital. For the past few summers, the company has hired ND MBAs for interns. He and Brendan Leonard met up at the Stanford game. Joe brought daughter Abby and Brendan brought son Brady for a little family time on campus. Joe also was in Miami to attend the BCS game. Carmen Becker was promoted to managing director for Carton Gable Top European division with Tetra Pak. She is working in Lund, Sweden, and living in Malmo, Sweden. Her job, three kids, and two dogs keep her very busy. I was fortunate to be on campus last April to attend an Alumni Association conference. Christine Laczai also came in from Dallas. I forgot how peaceful the campus is during non-football weekends. Can you believe it will be 20 years this August since the two-year students started the MBA program? It will be Reunion time before we know it. If you have not done so already, please register and/or update your information on myNotreDame on the alumni page. In addition, check out all the great resources the Alumni Association offers to us: local clubs, continuing education, and FaithND. 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 New Judge

Liz (Baird) Hurley was appointed in April by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to fill the vacancy left by Judge Roland Chamblee in the criminal division of the St. Joseph Superior Court. Congrats to Judge Liz Hurley. Best wishes also to Martin Schrier, who has joined Cozen and O’Connor’s Miami office as a member. Formerly with K&L Gates, Marty focuses his practice on complex business transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, and venture and growth capital investments. Please send your updates. Enjoy your summer. — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com

96 Here Comes the Judge

Congratulations to Dave Horan, who was recently sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Dallas Division of the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He reports that it is a dream come true to serve on the federal bench. Tony Pottinger writes that he and his wife, Joan Pannuti, welcomed Greta Clare in October. After more than seven years in the Army, which included stints in Texas, Iraq, Virginia, and New York, Tony is leaving active duty as a JAG and is transitioning to the Army Reserves. His new civilian gig is chief deputy clerk of court for the Army Court of Criminal Appeals at Fort Belvoir VA. Ksenia and Joseph Scalise welcomed daughter Milana in March. The Scalises live in Wyomissing PA, where Joseph is the head equity analyst for Weik Investments. Jen Casaletto and Jake Debelak, and big brother Jackson Ryan, welcomed Joshua Patrick in January. Jen and Jake live on Mountain Island Lake, in Charlotte NC. Jen is an emergency medicine physician and Jake is a hospitalist. Their first year back in Charlotte since residency was an exciting one, as the former Pasquerilla East roommates and their families spent a week with Jen and Jake at the lake. The party included Heather (Daugherty) and Steve Coales and their son, who reside in New Jersey; Amy (Schulte) and Mark Kutilek and their daughter, who call Chicago home; Jenny (Cowherd) and Devin O’Brien, who are living in Washington DC; and Steph Butler, who participated live via video conference from Sicily, where she is stationed with the Navy. Since the lake party last summer, Amy and Mark have welcomed Caden Joseph, while Jenny and Devin welcomed Sophia Margeurite. Danielle (Selan) and Chris Bryant, and big brother Deaglan, welcomed their second son, Quinn, in March 2012. The Bryants reside in Solon OH. Danielle is vice president for client services for Brandmuscle, a company that provides local marketing services for national and international brands. Andy Cabiness and his family reside in Jeffersonville IN, where Andy recently celebrated 15 years with the Census Bureau. Jennifer (Hock) and Phil Denne are living in the Philadelphia suburbs with their three children, Hayley, 8, Cameron, 4, and Mason, 1. Jennifer works at Bryn Mawr Hospital as a minimally invasive surgeon. Kate Kelly Ten Broeck and husband David welcomed daughter Emily Madeline in April. Emily joins big sister Caroline. The family resides in Verona NJ. Mark and Danielle Wendel live in Lockport NY with Dean, 9, and Lillian, 5. Mark is the president of the ND Club of Buffalo and Western NY. He is also a partner in the architectural firm of Flynn-Battaglia, which was recently selected to convert renowned American architect HH Richardson’s Buffalo Psychiatric Center (1870) into a boutique hotel and convention center. Kevin and Jen Duerr live in Raleigh NC with their daughters, Megan, 10, Ellie, 8, and Riley, 1. When he is not golfing, Kevin runs his own business, Riverturn, which is a consulting company that develops online customer service systems. Don Nestor was recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He is serving with the Army Corps of Engineers in Tulsa, where he lives with wife Krissy, and their children, Blake, 7, Brynlee, 3, Cade, 1. Don was also awarded the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal, an engineer regiment award that dates back to 1777. Many thanks to class president Kevin Kuwik for writing much of this column. I hope all is well with all of you; please keep in touch. — Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov

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96MBA Class Secretary — Renee Werner; 134 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs IL 60480; cell 773-528-3929; res 708-467-0454; reneewerner@yahoo.com

96JD Promotions, Engagements, Ballgames, and Babies

Scott Stengel is the new senior vice president and deputy general counsel for UMB Financial Corporation in Kansas City MO. Don Held was recently promoted to administrative vice president and practice group leader for the commercial lending and leasing practice group in the legal department at M&T Bank, based in Buffalo NY. Don also got engaged in December and is planning (with his fiancée, Julie) a November wedding. Shona and Mark Cole welcomed their sixth child in January. Mark Adam is brother to Matthew, Lily, Laura, Annie, and Maximus. Mark continues to work from home as an attorney for US Development group. They live in Magnolia TX, which is an hour north of Houston. Jennifer and Steve Hieatt, Molly and John Whalen, and Shona and Mark Cole met up in Waco TX, where the Whelans live, as John works for Baylor U. They sent along a group family photo that contained all 15 children. Jodi and I took a family vacation that started in New York (and included the Yankee home opener against the Red Sox), and continued through Philadelphia, Baltimore, and DC for a Nationals game with Rick Holzheimer. Chris, Rick, and Greg Shaffer also met up at a rib place in Old Town Alexandria VA, and Greg later showed the my family around the U of Maryland. 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 Summertime

Several of our classmates have been up to some really exciting things. In October 2012, Beth (Swiney) Mortensen defended her doctoral dissertation in theology at the U of Fribourg, Switzerland. The topic was “The Relation between the Juridical and the Sacramental in Marriage according to Thomas Aquinas.” Beth sent out the following birth announcement to family immediately afterward, “Ten years! Five children! Four countries! Three directors! Two universities! One thesis — I’m finally done!” She is living in Wyoming, where her husband is a founding professor at Wyoming Catholic College, and they are expecting their sixth child. The Diocese of Cleveland will send Father Christopher Trenta, ordained in 2009, to the Pontifical Atheneum Sant’Anselmo in Rome to pursue a doctorate in liturgical/sacramental theology beginning this fall. Fingers crossed you get to meet Pope Francis. Julie (Shepard) Hughes and her husband welcomed their sixth baby, Lydia Wendy, on Dec. 20. Carlyn (Gray) and Brian Staudt welcomed their second child, Cecilia Anne “Cece” on March 26. She joins big sister Sophie. They live in Kensington MD, just outside Washington DC, where Brian is counsel at the law firm WilmerHale and Carlyn is senior vice president of programming and global acquisitions for the National Geographic Channels. Coming from Detroit, Chicago, Texas, Kansas City, and San Francisco, respectively, Amy Sacka, Allison (Fish) Walsh, Courtney (Grounds) Lowery, Janine (Bernasek) Reintjes, and*Molly (Detgen) Magnano* enjoyed their annual reunion at a spa in Scottsdale. All are doing well and dedicate their trip, started 11 years and 11 kids ago, to College Park Apartments on Bulla Road. Sounds like a great time, I just might have to sneak in on that trip next year. I hope everyone is having a safe and happy summer. Please send me updates. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com

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97MBA Class Secretary — Paul Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340; dr_paulnd@email.com

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97JD Class Secretary — Erica Anaya; 202-361-6611; Anaya@comcast.net

98 Way to Go, Stacey

I hope those who made it back to campus for our 15-year Reunion enjoyed the weekend and were able to reconnect with friends and classmates. Thank you to everyone who attended. Stacey (Schlautman) Searson is happy to report that she is officially cancer free. Stacey was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer and underwent chemotherapy and surgery. She and husband Tom Searson want to thank the ND community for their prayers. Stacey and Tom live in Charlotte with their children, Ellie, 5, and Jack, 2. Bridgid (Fitzpatrick) and Eric Nelson welcomed their daughter Ainsley Mae on Oct. 25. They reside in Kirkland WA. Adrienne and Anthony Eltink were blessed with a daughter, Heidi Jane, on New Year’s Eve. Jeannie (Merna) Adamson, an assurance partner at Ernst & Young LLP, was honored as a 2012 recipient of the “Women to Watch” award by the Illinois CPA Society and American Institute of CPAs. The award recognizes and celebrates women who have promoted a work environment that provides opportunities for the successful integration of their personal and professional lives and the advancement of women to positions of leadership. Lastly, on a personal note, after 14 wonderful years in Chicago, my family and I have moved to the northern suburb of Glenview. The ND flag is already proudly displayed in the front yard. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery; rflannery3@whiteway.com

98MBA At Work

Sarah Craig ’98MSA serves as the communications officer for the Eck Institute for Global Health on campus. Join her during Reunion on Saturday, June 1, at 3 p.m. in 138 DeBartolo as she hosts a panel discussion titled: “From ND Labs on Campus to Life in the Real World: How Notre Dame Science Majors are Making a Difference.” Hear how ND alumni have put their science degrees to work since their days at Notre Dame. Join the panel discussion by fellow classmates. At the end of January, Jeff Bieber was in Austin TX, recruiting for Kroger and he caught up with Tanya Goria Lebold for dinner and a Threadgill’s Fun Run. Mark Witbeck ’98 EMBA opened his second Sport Clips location in the South Bend market in November. He continues to work as the director of operations and finance at Ave Maria Press. — Joseph Dunlop; joseph.dunlop.1@gmail.com

99 May Day

Anyone living in Colorado will probably agree, enough spring snow already. It’s May 1 and snowing. I hope wherever you are is treating you well. Carolyn (Parnell) was married to Jason Roach on July 16, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Washington DC. Notre Dame Family and Friends in attendance were Matthew Parnell ’01, Greg Parnell ’06, Andrew Parnell ’09, Katie (Begerow) Parnell ’09, Julie (Metro) Haugen ’99, Jennifer Gingrass ’99, and Jennifer (Blythe) Driscoll ’99. Jason works at Bank of America, Carolyn works at Corning Inc., and they reside in Charlotte NC. Carolyn and Jason welcomed a baby boy, Wade Jameson Roach, into their family on May 19, 2012. Lori (Dolan) and Daniel Timmerman live in Asheville NC. They are both in practice as general surgeons. They had their fourth child, Evelyn Elise, in June 2012. She joins siblings Brewer, 6, Ella, 5, and Benton, 3. Anne (Hosinski) and husband Jonathan had their third daughter, Elizabeth “Ellie” Anne, on Nov. 5. She was welcomed by Claire, 8, and Madeline, 6. Anne is working as the director of development at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County in South Bend. John Broussard, an attorney with Beirne, Maynard & Parsons in Houston, was selected to Super Lawyers Texas “Rising Stars” list. John focuses his practice on energy and construction litigation as well as appellate work. He is also frequently involved in successfully representing clients in the motor vehicle industry. Jonathan D’Amore, author of two books with a third under contract, has been named associate dean at Saint Michael’s College. Jonathan will work closely with students and faculty addressing academic challenges. He will also focus on enhancing teaching at Saint Michael’s and on assessing curriculum “to maximize student achievement,” said Dr. Karen Talentino, vice president for academic affairs. Prof. D’Amore has been an adjunct professor in the Saint Michael’s English department for three years, and knows the college well. He has also taught at Champlain College and at the U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his doctorate in English. Happy summer. — Erin (Wysong) Martin; class99@alumni.nd.edu

99MBA Congratulations

Congratulations to Tim and Erin Kavanagh, who welcomed their third child, Maeve Margaret Kavanagh, on Nov. 15. Maeve joins James, 3, and Grace, 18 months. Also, congratulations to Alicia and Benoit Guerin, who welcomed a baby boy, Aymerick, into their family in New York City on Jan. 23. Eric and Caroline Moore relocated to Houston last year. Eric is still working with Pfizer, and Caroline took a job with Wells Fargo’s Global Banking division. Everyone, including Juliean, 6, Margaux, 4, and Kenan, 2, has adjusted well, despite the brutal heat in the summer. Sean King has been busy recently. He hosted Chris Schultz in Manhattan during April. Sean was also the sole class representative at the April 9 Mendoza College of Business Alumni Reception in New York. Sean was an Asia panelist at the Northern Light 2013 European Business Leaders’ Convention on July 4 to 6 in Helsinki. Jason Pistulka was promoted to director of recruiting at Asurion Insurance Services in Nashville TN. He runs a team responsible for recruiting for IT, HR, finance, legal and underwriting as well as corporate college recruiting. He is always looking for talent and would love to hire Domers (He reports that they need more down here in SEC country). He is also building a new house that he will move into this summer. Valerie Yv. (Gregory) Woolsey was selected to serve on the Plan Management and Delivery System Reform Advisory Group for Covered California, the state of California’s health benefit exchange. This 12-15 member advisory group represents key experts and stakeholders who provide advice and recommendations and serve as a sounding board to the Covered California Board and staff to assist in the continual refinement of policies and strategies. After two years in the US, John Northcott relocated to Moscow in March to take a position as program purchasing director for Ford’s operations in Russia, essentially a joint venture between Ford and a Russian company called Sollers. Relocation complexities aside, John and wife Heather, along with their two young daughters, Jane and Annabelle, are enjoying the experience. They have been checking out some of the sights and the history and taste-testing the vodka. Scott James recently accepted the CEO position for celebrated filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg, which entailed a film premiere with Disney during his first week of work. Learn more at movingart.tv. Go Irish. — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu

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99JD Class Secretary — Steve Boettinger; boettinger@alumni.nd.edu