classnotes

2000s

00 Short But Sweet

Our class has been very busy with new additions to families and with new additions to their resumes. January seemed to be a very busy month for new babies. Katie and Danny Sullivan welcomed daughter Annie on Jan. 29. Along with her sister, Emily Bridget, the Sullivan family is happily and busily living in Tampa. Kristin (Bogner) and Andy Warzon ’01 have also added a new little one to their brood. Theodore William was born on Jan. 3 and is third in line after brother Cal and sister Julia. They love their little brother to pieces. Also in January, Cheryl (Berg) and Matt O’Brien ’01 welcomed Madison, their second child. Congratulations to all of the new parents, and good luck teaching them the Fight Song. A different type of congratulations goes to Suzy Hall, who has recently been appointed as the vice president of Country Club Trust Company in Kansas City MO. She has been with this company for seven years, adding to her experience in the trust industry. In addition to being a member of our class, she also received her JD from the U of Kansas Law School. Way to go, Suzy. And, to catch everyone up on a few announcements from last year, Katy Soby married Jared Boneno at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Crosslake MN on Aug.11, 2012. Domers in their wedding party included Emily (Schiebout) Allegra, David Bann, Erica (Sciola) Genzale, Karin (Soby) Gilkison ’03, Micah Murphy, and Daniel Peate. Emily and husband Paul Allegra welcomed their fourth child, Jack, just days later. Also getting married, David Bann and Joy Peeler wed in March 2012 in Annapolis MD. Again, congratulations to each of you. Please remember to keep me informed of your announcements or exciting news. Everyone loves hearing about what their classmates are up to. — Laurie (Strotman) O’Malley; ndbug3@hotmail.com

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00MBA Class Secretary — Georgette (Leonard) Stubin; 46917 Polo Drive, Canton MI 48187; mba2000@alumni.nd.edu

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00JD Class Secretary — Brian J. Murray; 178 Cranston Court, Glen Ellyn IL 60137; bjmurray@jonesday.com

01 Irish Babies

Kate (Backes) and Rob Baron ’99, ’01MBA moved their family from St. Louis to Saratoga Springs NY in June so that he could take a position as CFO of Finch Paper. They welcomed their third child, Robert John III “Tripp,” on Oct. 11. Tripp joins big sisters Grace and Anna. Theresa Bresnahan-Coleman and husband Zane welcomed their first child, Shayna “Shea” Bresnahan Coleman, on Dec. 6. Julie Hodek and husband Sean Morgan welcomed a daughter, Eliska “Ellie” Joan Morgan-Hodek on Valentine’s Day. They live in Lemont IL. Melissa (Trujillo) and Vince Tricomi welcomed their third child, Giovanni Giancarlo, on April 3. Mom and baby are happy and healthy. His big sister, Gabriella, and big brother, Santino, love the new addition to the family. Terry Brady and wife Jessica welcomed another boy into their family. Patrick William was born on April 20 and joins big brother Jack. The Brady family lives in Madison WI. — Megan (Miller) Murray; 2015 N 56th St., Milwaukee WI 53208; 414-213-4687; meganmurray45@aol.com

01MBA Spring Has Arrived

Dan Hennessy spent the holidays with his family in South Africa for a trip of a lifetime. He had great times on safari, in Cape Town, and with friends in Johannesburg. Dan was recognized by Advertising Age magazine, making their “40 under 40” list. Ankur and Carol Karer moved to the San Francisco area last year and are enjoying the weather with their children, Rohan, 7, Sophiya, 5, and Armaan, 3. Ankur’s company was acquired by Computer Associates and he is now their director in service management. Carol is busy starting her own daycare company, Genius Kids in Palo Alto, which opened on Feb. 1. Carol and Ankur look forward to meeting any alumni visiting the area and plan to go to the Stanford game this year. Joe Kane joined the board of directors of Gearin’ Up Bicycles, a Washington DC nonprofit organization. Gearin’ Up Bicycles teaches workplace skills to teenagers of underserved communities, encourages cycling as a practical means of transportation, and provides used bicycles to those in need, among other community outreach initiatives. Fleur (Davis) Pang was awarded the Laurie Kielmeyer Scholarship from Quincy College and will complete her first year of nursing school in May. Fleur is looking forward to spending the summer off from school and going to Duxbury beach with her friends and family. Please email me any updates you would like to appear in the Class Notes. — Dominic Pang; dpang@panglaw.com

01JD A Short Update

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Alvare welcomed Claire Frances on Feb. 21, number eight in the family. Justin also added a fourth attorney to the Alvarez Law Firm, which continues to grow. Please remember to send me updates for the column. — Jonell Lucca; res 480-699-0377; cell 602-677-3266; jonelllucca@yahoo.com

02 Haiti Support

Vince DeGennaro moved from Rwanda to Haiti in November. In Rwanda, he worked with Partners in Health and helped build the national cancer treatment program, the first of its kind in Africa. He’s now splitting his time between Haiti, where he works with Project Medishare, and the U of Florida in their Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine. He’s launching a breast cancer treatment program in Haiti, the first publicly available program in Port-au-Prince, and is helping to begin a cervical cancer screening and early detection program in the rural Central Plateau. Follow Vince’s adventures in his twice-monthly blog for Notre Dame Magazine online. To support Vince’s new breast cancer treatment program in Haiti, go to ProjectMedishare.org and click on “Donate to an existing team” and then find the “Treat Breast Cancer in Haiti” team. Dynamic Athletics, a Kansas City company cofounded by Ryan Moodie and brother Patrick, has been nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Edison Award in the science/medical category. Dynamic Athletics is the only company in the world capable of measuring human kinetics without the use of force plates, shoe inserts or any contact-based equipment. Dynamic Athletics is the leader in the application of 3D motion capture in human performance and musculoskeletal health and has developed a product that will change the way sports and medicine track individuals. Caroline (Eckert) ’02SMC and Ed Marks welcomed identical twin daughters Charlotte Dianne and Claire Margaret on Dec. 12. The Marks family lives in Avon OH. Mark DeMott was ordained to the priesthood on April 6 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Since entering formation with Holy Cross, Father Mark has served at a number of Holy Cross apostolates. His first assignment was as director of Christian Formation at Saint Joseph Parish, South Bend. He went on to serve at Parroquia Nuestra Madre Santísima de la Luz in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, México; Penrose Main Hospital and Sacred Heart Parish in Colorado Springs: Holy Cross and Saint Stanislaus Parish, South Bend, where he served as director of liturgy and music; Saint Joseph’s High School, South Bend; and Holy Cross Lake View Senior Secondary School, Jinja, Uganda, where he was choir director and taught chemistry and biology. Father Mark professed his first vows on Aug. 1, 2009, and final vows on Aug. 25, 2012. Marcie (Bomhack) and Matt Wolbeck welcomed son Ryan David on Sept. 3. Just 20 days later he was baptized at the Log Chapel. Kevin Ricci and Laura Wolbeck ’09 are his godparents. Ryan joins big brother Liam in cheering on the Irish. Maureen (Smithe) Brusznicki started her own cloth diapering business, Terra Baby. Her goal is to make cloth diapers more accessible and affordable. The website, terrababy.com, has more info. Laura (Rompf) and Dan Soldato welcomed their third daughter, Elise Rompf, on April 6. Big sisters Addie and Catherine are excited. Dan and Laura live in Lexington, where Dan is a senior associate for the law firm Wyatt Tarrant and Combs. Laura works part-time freelancing and as an event planner for Mary Queen Church. Kim (Blackwell) and Mike Lawler welcomed son Joseph Benedict on St. Patrick’s Day. He joined big brothers Michael and Malcolm, who are very excited. Susan (Clark) and Joe Schwartz welcomed son Joseph Patrick on Feb. 13. The Clarks live in Anacortes WA, where Joe serves in the Navy as a flight surgeon at NAS Whidbey and Susan is a director at Rakuten LinkShare. Katie Muldoon joined Quarles and Brady’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group in Milwaukee. Last but not least, the Class of 2002 has been awarded 40 tickets to the Temple game on Aug. 31. We will soon send an email to the class listserv to set up a ticket lottery and plan to have a minireunion with a tailgate beforehand. Look for details coming soon. — Lisa (Sestile) Corcoran; lsestile@alumni.nd.edu

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02MBA Class Secretary — Melissa Hurd; hurdmc@yahoo.com

02JD March Babies

March was a busy month for our classmates adding to their families. Paul Wilhelm noted that as white smoke was billowing from the Vatican on March 13, things indeed were happening. Paul and wife Amanda welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl named Naomi Lynn. Also on March 13, a third child joined Rachelle and Kevin Barton’s family: Isabel Hong. Big brother Josh and big sister Maya adore their sweet baby sister. Also in March, Mary ’99 and B. Pat Costello welcomed a fourth child into their family. James Wells arrived on March 26 and is growing quickly to keep up with his siblings Mary Kate, Patrick, and Michael. 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

A huge thanks to everyone involved with our 10-year Reunion. I truly hope everyone had a great time back on campus and enjoyed the activities we had planned throughout the weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone back on campus in 2018 for our 15th. Kelly (Rogers) and Steve Rupiper welcomed daughter Nora in January. She joins big brother Jack. They moved from Chicago to the Columbus OH area, where Steve is now works as account supervisor for an advertising agency. Jim Flynn is finishing up his last year of orthopedic surgery residency and wife Courtney is a full-time mom. They had their second daughter, Alexandra, last August and she is trying to keep up with big sister Taylor in just about everything. Margee Macdonell married Joseph Higgins in December 2011. Her father, Jim Macdonell ’74, escorted her down the aisle. Her maid of honor was Tricia White ’03 and brother Ryan Macdonell ’05 was a groomsmen. Last spring, Margee and her husband moved from San Diego to Southern Italy as part of a three-year contract with the Department of Defense. Maureen Gottlieb accepted a new associate position with the Grand Rapids law firm Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho PLC in April, focusing on litigation and family law. Previously, she worked at Legal Aid of Western Michigan for five years. Julia (Kelly) and husband Andrew Sama had a baby. Their daughter, Devon Kelly Sama, was born on Jan. 10. Julia also took a new job assisting with the plans and management of ND’s next comprehensive campaign. Julia also informed me that Katie (Cawley) Dugan had a son, Brendan Cawley Dugan, on Jan. 15. Dan Burke had a daughter, Penelope “Ellie,” this fall. Monica (Stone) Kowalski had a daughter recently, and Pam (Swan) and Gabe Brown had a daughter as well. Chris “Stretch” Martin also had a daughter in early February. Please send your info or shoot me a note on Facebook. Cheers. — Joshua Gentine; jgentine@alumni.nd.edu

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03MBA Class Secretary — Rosemary Guillette Cahill; 903 Providence Place, Apt. 136, Providence RI 02903; rguillette@alumni.nd.edu

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03JD Class Secretary — Lawrence A. Ward; ward.lawrence@dorsey.com

04 In Loving Memory

I am sad to report that Reid Nishizuka died in a plane crash in Afghanistan, while serving in the Air Force on April 27. Although he technically graduated with the class of 2005 after a fifth year at ND, Reid started with our class in 2000. He lived in Alumni Hall, was an aerospace engineering major, and was heavily involved in Air Force ROTC. Soquel Harding married Bill Klotzbucher on March 16 in Asheville NC. Several members of the class came to celebrate, including Brianne (McNicholas) Straka, Anne McCarley, Marianne Dunn, Lindsay Zika, Tara (Dane) Zechman, Brita Hellige, Lucy Marinangeli, Sarah (Vatterott) Minton, Sarah Blake, Perciliz Tan, Meghan Roe, Katie McDermott, Molly Williams, Will Eder, and Tom Ainsworth. Congratulations to Lori (Jackson) and Thomas Zieg, who welcomed their third child, Caitlin Michelle Zieg, on Nov. 4. Caitlin was welcomed home by her sister and brother, Allison and Andrew. Cara (Yannuzzi) Jennings and husband Jason Jennings ’05 U of Virginia had their first child, Michaela Tegan, on Jan. 25. They live in Richmond VA. Brent Burish ’04, ’05MBA and wife Kathryn (Camarata) ’08MA welcomed their second daughter, Gwyneth Teresa Burish, in early March. Gwen and big sister Nina live with their parents outside Gainesville FL. Stephanie and Brian Adams welcomed Leo Gerald Adams into the world March 11. The family lives in Arlington VA. Andrew DeBerry finished an MBA/MA-Arabic program at Wharton-Lauder and backpacked across Southeast Asia last summer. He reports that he almost ran away forever to be a tuk tuk driver, but had second thoughts and came back to work on Microsoft’s global education team in Seattle. He welcomes your help in getting Xbox Kinect, Surface, and free teacher training into the schools of your children. Please continue to send your updates. — Carol Martino; carolmartino10@gmail.com

04MBA Family Grows

Kathy and Pat Dunn welcomed a healthy baby girl, Charlotte, in December 2012. Charlotte and big brother Lincoln are doing great. Lincoln is already trying to teach Charlotte the fight song. Denise Crawford serves as the president and CEO of Family Health Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo. As president, she garnered a $9.6 million Affordable Care Act grant to renovate and build expanded facilities to increase service capacity by 300 percent. Marcia Valenzuela and husband Daniel welcomed son Daniel David to the world in March. Casey Dick and wife Kyla welcomed Kaitlyn Marie into their lives in March. Mom and baby are doing great. Tommy Vollmar received a wonderful birthday gift from wife Lenore, when Colin Jeffery was born on Tommy’s birthday in March. Mark Welch and wife Holly and daughter Lilah, 2, welcomed Dylan into the world in March. Thank you for continuing to submit updates. — Harry Howisen; hhowisen@yahoo.com

04JD South Bend to South Beach

Thanks to everyone for the great updates. Claire and Doug McKenna ’96 moved with their children, Drew and Ella, to Washington DC. Claire is an attorney in the Department of Transportation, Office of General Counsel, while Doug is an associate registrar at George Washington U. Jessica Ulm completed a master’s of studies at the U of Oxford in international human rights law in 2011 and is pursuing a PhD in international education policy at Indiana U. She is also an adjunct professor at IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and was recently awarded an Edwards Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year. Michael Hom left active duty as a Navy JAG. He is now career and alumni counselor and diversity initiatives advisor in the Career Development Office at Notre Dame Law School. He splits his time between campus and his home office in Wyckoff NJ. Matt Schmanski completed the Boston Marathon in 3:07:12, which placed him in the top 10 percent of participants. It was a personal best for Matt and qualified him for Boston 2014. His wife, Katie (Koenig) Schmanski, joined him in Boston; children Jackson, 2, and Ruby, 8 months, stayed home with their grandparents. After the race he wrote, “The city of Boston, and all of the cities along the race route, race officials, volunteers, and spectators made the experience everything I’d dreamed it would be. It was a perfect race day, marred by the tragedy of the bombings, however, in the end, I still felt very fortunate to have been able to take part in the historic race and that my family and friends were safe and secure well before the attacks took place.” Susan Brichler Trujillo met up with Finn Pressly for dinner in Chicago and updated him on her son’s continued domination of the Phoenix youth soccer scene. Finn and I went down to Miami for the National Championship Game in January. Despite a rough game, it was great to get away from the cold weather in Chicago and New Jersey and spend some time with the best football fans in the world. We hope everyone got their football ticket applications and that we will see some classmates on campus this fall for games. — 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; 973-210-6726; catherine.g.bryan@gmail.com

05 Turning 30 and Turning up the Heat

Daniese (Allen) ’04 and Rashon Powers-Neal proudly introduce their new arrival, Miss Elia Sidney Powers-Neal. She arrived on Feb. 5, the day after her parents closed on their new home. This happy and healthy family resides in Everett WA. Katie Barrett, an associate at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, was recently appointed to the J.K. Mullen High School Foundation Board of Directors and subsequently elected secretary. As a board member, Barrett will assist the foundation in receiving, managing, and investing contributions, gifts, and bequests. Katie is a graduate of Mullen High School and will serve her term through 2015. In February, Dolores Diaz launched Austin Editing to provide quality editorial consulting services to companies, government agencies, and a wide range of public and private organizations and individuals in and around the Austin area. A recent project encompasses editing and publishing plays for theater companies on Austin’s east side. Dan Parziale continues to do inspiring work with Aid Still Required (AidStillRequired.org), a nonprofit based in Los Angeles. ASR is working to shift the paradigm of disaster relief, from a focus on immediate care to a longer-term approach, one based on the creation of sustainable, environmentally friendly, community specific programs that engender and encourage self-sufficiency. Dan traveled to Haiti in May for 18 days as part of a three-person team assessing the needs and growth strategies of local partner programs. This includes expanding a trauma therapy program for victims of rape and PTSD, adding programming and staff at two orphanages that ASR believes are effective in helping children stay in school and prepare themselves for life beyond the orphanage, and creating jobs via a major tree reforestation project in partnership with CODEP. If you are interested in learning how you can help, please contact Dan at danparziale@gmail.com. On May 4, Matt Kinsella celebrated his 30th birthday at Professor Thom’s in the East Village of Manhattan. Fellow Keenan Knights Ryan Craft, Pat Downey, and Chase Heaton traveled to NY for the weekend to help Matt come to grips with the end of his 20s. They had a night of general merriment, which included a photo shoot with the life-size cardboard Kinsella. The guest listed also included Steve Roszak, Katie Draycott, Kaitlin Briscoe, Amy Reiff, Leigh Cross, Helen Kearney, Kim Dunn, Matt Cox, Katie Murphy ’07, Mark Desplinter, Brent D’Amico, and Pat Buchanan. Close friend and former roommate Matt Englehardt was disappointed to miss the party, but seeing the Oracle of Omaha himself at the Berkshire Hathaway Investor Day was a real treat. As if Kinchella 2013 wasn’t enough excitement for one month, Brent D’Amico also turned 30 in May. The end of his 20s isn’t enough to slow Brent down though; he has been busy this spring gearing up for his second summer in the Hamptons. Brent was recently spotted at the Brooks Brothers in Union Square checking out this season’s button downs and board shorts, as well as hitting a double session up the street at Soul Cycle. Come July 4, he’ll be dressed to impress at Cyril’s after his return to glory on the beach volleyball court. Lastly, 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 (weddings, babies, or a 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 New Baby, New Job

Ethan Quirin and wife Stacy were blessed with their first child, Ayla Marie Quirin, on April 4. Michael Ferreter started a new position in September at W.W. Grainger Inc., a distributor of industrial supplies, located in the Chicago suburb of Lake Forest. He is a financial communications manager in the corporate communications/investor relations department. His role involves the company’s strategic messaging to investors, analysts, and other audiences. Please send 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 Prospects for Success

Many classmates attended the BCS National Championship Game in Miami. Among those spotted were Tim and Maggie (Hanel) Storino, Kelly Glynn, Victoria Watson, Carolann (Purcell) Allis, Daniel Gallegos, Chad and Beth (Sheehan) Silker, Patrick Kilbane, and Jacob Kraus. Congratulations are in order as Jason Prince was elected to the partnership at Stoel Rives LLP. Jason focuses his practice on the domestic and international sale of goods and services out of the firm’s Boise office. Meanwhile, a state away, Reilley (Dunne) Keating is a member of the trial section of the litigation practice group in the firm’s Portland OR office. Cynde and Shane Maguire welcomed their fourth child, a son named Ryan Patrick Maguire, on Feb. 25. Finally, Ryan Bednarczuk, Paul Harris, and I are humbled to have been selected to the 2013 edition of the Ohio Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars. Ryan is an intellectual property and litigation associate at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Cincinnati. At the opposite end of the state, Paul and I are commercial litigation associates at Ulmer & Berne LLP and Frantz Ward LLP, respectively, in Cleveland. — Adam Russ; 1491 Hunters Chase Dr., No. 2C, Westlake OH 441452; aruss@alumni.nd.edu

06 Updates Galore

Katie Easterly graduated from Chicago Booth in December 2012 and accepted the position as COO of ZipFit Denim, a Chicago-based startup. Holly (Pavlick) and Rich McIver ’05 welcomed baby Evelyn Rose on Oct. 25. Holly graduated from orthodontic residency in August 2012 and opened a private practice in Kingwood TX for children and adults. The business logo incorporates the shamrock for a shoutout to ND. Laura (German) Soeder and husband R.J. welcomed a son, Richard Logan, on Feb. 7. Logan’s grandfathers, Robert D. German ’75 and Richard R. Soeder ’74, are proud Notre Dame alumni. On March 8, Katie and Ryan Downey welcomed their first child into the world. William Maxwell Downey was born in Fort Myers FL. Katie (Popik) and John Moore ’04, ’08JD/MBA welcomed their second child, Charles (Charlie) Michael, in March 2013. Marianne Dunn ’04 married Peter McCullough. ND graduates present at the wedding included: Christina Dunn, Frank Dunn, Timothy Dunn, Philip Dunn, Brita McCullough, Brianne Straka, Frank Straka, Perciliz Tan, Nicole Kennedy-Villafane, Veronica Rivero, Meghan Roe, Sarah Blake, Kristen Quigley Donovan, Drew Donovan, Brita McCullough, Katie McDermott, Kara Tully, Tom Sullivan, Lamine Hendrix, Erin Brooks, Gina (Fenice) Wilkerson, Tom Boyle, Emily Paladino Splitek, Kristen Drach, Emily Iarroci ’05, Soquel Harding, Tara Dane, Laura Knapp Masterson, Stephanie Aberger, Nick Shultz, Brita Hellige, Jeremy Falgiani, and Dana Gleason. Emily Rivard and Nick Byrne were married in Chicago on April 27. Members of the wedding party included Emily Yannucci, Becca Palmer, Paula Weisenbeck, and Julia Henkels. Other ’06ers in attendance included Josh Henderson, John Floccari, and Brian Prenger. Tanya DeSousa married Antonio Grimaldi (MIT) on April 6 in Rome, Italy, and guests poured in from 25 countries, making it a truly international affair. The couple lives in New York City, where Tanya is an in-house corporate attorney and Antonio is a management consultant for McKinsey & Co. The ND contingent included Tanya’s brothers, Johann de Sousa ’09 and Jivesh de Sousa ’13, and Monica Jacir, Laura Lazar ’09, Darrell Scott ’05, Megan Johnson, Ariane Perez-Gavilan, Nora Cooper, Marina Cardona ’08, Patrick Brown, Joseph Rehmann, Dev Sethi, Mary Catherine Magee ’07, Brandon Pierpoint ’08, Joseph Carducci, and Barbara Moyer ’04. — Anna (Skoien) Lall; 48 Pinckney St., Apt. 5, Boston MA 02114; 857-350-3275; annagracelall@gmail.com

06MBA News Needed

We have no updates this time around. But I’m hopeful that good news is on the way soon. Remember, you can always send updates to nd.mba.classof2006@gmail.com or join our group on LinkedIn. Find the group by searching for Notre Dame MBA – Class of 2006. I hope everyone has a great summer and sends some updates for the next issue. — Andrew Sama; 276 Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame IN 46556; cell 574-339-6115; bus 574-631-5206

06JD Busy Domers

Preye Cobham is in Geneva, Switzerland, at the United Nations. She was selected as a 2013 fellow in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Anti-Discrimination Section. Preye is one of seven fellows chosen from different parts of the world. She is the first fellow from the United States selected for this particular program. In her free time, she is enjoying the opportunity to travel around Europe on weekends. Geoff Gisler and wife Susan welcomed Clark Michael Gisler to the world on Nov. 8. Mary Ann (Mazzarini) McCarthy left the Department of Justice Criminal Division back on April 1. She is now an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington DC. Her husband, Mike, just finished Georgetown Law and took the Virginia bar exam in February. He is an associate with Latham & Watkins. Mary Ann and Mike live in Falls Church VA. Richard Schwartz and wife Andi welcomed a son, Porter, on July 15, 2012. Katie (Triska) and Graham Wiemer welcomed their second daughter, Lauren Louise, to the world on Jan. 21. 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 Newly Ordained

Rev. Brian Ching, CSC, was ordained to the priesthood on April 6 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Father Brian served as a deacon at St. Joseph Parish in South Bend, and will return there as a Holy Cross priest. Angelo Gacad and Johanna Sioson wed at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Sept. 15. Serving on the bridal party were Josephine Sioson Law ’04, Nora Devlin, Anne Hanson, Ashley Chan, and Alan Yun Shik Choo. Also in attendance were Colin Hanson, Thien-an Nguyen-Vu ’09Arch, Huyen (Nguyen) Lee ’08, Jonathan Lee ’09, Liz Bensink, Tiffanie Spencer, Stephanie (Kirkpatrick) Politte, Vinh Nguyen, Anthony Suh ’08, Zyra Cortez ’09, Bernadette Cumento ’08, Alain Uwilingyigimana ’08, Yurianna Kim ’08, Julie Kim ’10, Michael Rose ’10, John Lira ’05, Joey Lira ’06, KristaRose Mijares ’09, Mike Lerma ’09, Lucinda Nixon ’09, Wesley Cheng ’09, Tessa McEwen (Garcia) ’05, Jelani McEwen-Torrance ’05, Britt Kreiner ’08, Eugene Nam, Yuko Mori, Son Nguyen ’03, Wayne Chung ’08, and Camille Gabriel ’08. The ceremony was held at 9 a.m., with a brunch reception following at South Dining Hall. An evening reception was also held at Juday Creek Golf Course. Johanna and Angelo reside in Orange County CA. The U of Detroit Mercy School of Law awarded Javier Macias the 2012 Dean’s Scholarship in recognition of his academic achievements. Mr. Macias was elected to the post of president for the first-year day division by his peers. Julian Bigi completed his PhD in chemistry at UC Berkeley and is working at Kinestral Technologies in South San Francisco. Ashley O’Keefe recently graduated from Marshall U Medical School. Kelsey Miller recently graduated from Harvard Business School. God Bless and Go Irish. — Stephanie Pelligra; 1730 N. Clark St., Apt 801, Chicago IL 60614; cell 315-382-6487; stephanie.pelligra@gmail.com

07MBA Summer Notes

Scott Adams and Jackie (Nesson) Adams ’02, ’03MSA welcomed their second daughter, Olivia Marie, Dec 17. Olivia joins big sister Sophia, and the family recently settled in New Canaan CT. Amanda and Chris McCarty welcomed their son and second child, Cooper Jack McCarty, on Feb 18. Chris recently started his own IT consulting firm, called 313 Consulting, focusing mainly on web and database development. Mike and Anna Marley saw their family double on April 12 with the arrival of their twin boys, William Edward and Wesley Michael. If someone else from our class would like to volunteer as class secretary, let me know. Thanks.
Joe Curry; joe@joecurry.com

07JD Partners in Life and Law

Meagan (Block) Garcia recently got married in November to Alejandro “Alex” Garcia, a fellow attorney. Meagan and Alex have opened their own firm, Garcia & Block, PLLC. The firm specializes in family law, immigration, military law, and estate planning. The firm is located in San Antonio, but their practice often involves clients around the country as it relates to certain immigration and military matters. Sarah Wake recently rejoined the Notre Dame family. Sarah is the director of the Office of Institutional Equity. The mission of the office is to ensure that the University of Notre Dame continues to strive to develop a diverse community with a multitude of talents and backgrounds. Sarah is excited that she can now go to even more Notre Dame sporting events and won’t have to wake up at the crack of dawn for every home football game, like the rest of us. I got engaged to Julianna Denic. We’re getting married November 16 in Chicago. I’m pumped. She’s awesome. Give me your contact info and area of practice to get referrals from your fellow ’07 alums. The list continues to grow. If you’re on it, you should have received a recent update. I want to add more people, so please give me your info. Got news? Send it to me. I need stories. — Patrick A. Salvi II; Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC, 22 W. Washington St., Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602; 312-372-1227; psalvi2@salvilaw.com

08 Onward and Upward

As this edition of Class Notes goes to press, we’re preparing for Reunion 2013. I can’t wait to celebrate with all of you. Look for a recap next issue. Congratulations and prayerful best wishes to our newly ordained classmate, Rev. Jarrod Waugh, CSC. We are so proud and blessed to have you as a member of the Class of 2008 and can’t wait for you to celebrate our Class Mass at Reunion. Jessica Peyton received her MA from Harvard in 2010 and recently started her own business, Aim High Writing Services. She teaches students and professionals how to write strategically for college, grad school, and scholarship, grant, or job applications. Jessica is based out of Tacoma WA, and is excited to be a small business owner. After graduating from Notre Dame, Noelle Yoza went on to become a registered nurse and is working in oncology at Straub Hospital in Honolulu. Lou Graham graduated from Southern Illinois U School of Medicine in 2012. Lou is now a resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the U of Missouri at Columbia. Maria J. Rolfsen and Michael Rolfsen welcomed a baby boy, Jourdan Joseph, to their family on Jan. 19. Jenni (Fong) and Stephen Govea ’09 were married in Hoffman Estates IL, in July 2011. The wedding party included best man Craig Borchard, groomsman Kevin Hetzel, matron of honor Anya (Hershberger) Albonetti, and bridesmaids Nicole Crnich and Nikki Huiras. Approximately 20 other Domers were in attendance. Stephen received his MS in electrical engineering from UCLA in June 2012, and shortly thereafter Jenni was promoted to account executive at a language services company in Santa Monica. This year, Jenni had the opportunity to play on Wheel of Fortune, which aired on Feb. 8 (Look for reruns). Jenni and Stephen’s grand prize, though, came a month later in the form of their first child, a baby boy. Peter Tooher and Erin Ramsey ’09 got engaged this April in Boston. The pair met at ND and served together at the Farm of the Child in Honduras after graduation. Tim Loftus and Kirsten Forsberg, a 2007 Amherst College grad, got married on Nov. 3 in Winnetka IL. Plenty of ND grads made the trip to celebrate the wedding and watch the ND- Pitt game. Included in the wedding party were Bill Loftus ’04, Anthony Holter ’02Med, Caroline Loftus Holter ’00, ’02Med, Chris Lund, Brent Locey, Matt Larew, Jeff Tillett, and Julie Pearce ’07. The newlyweds live in Cincinnati, working in their respective residency programs. Peter Hadley graduated from the U of Maryland with a master’s degree in urban planning. He is hoping to transform Notre Dame’s underground tunnel system into a thriving subterranean metropolis. In news of my own, I’m heading to Boston College this fall to pursue a master’s degree in clinical social work. I will dearly miss DC roommates Katie Guida and Peter Hadley, but am excited for this new opportunity. My sister, a “Double Eagle,” and several others have questioned my allegiance to ND given the transition, but you have it in writing and know it well for yourselves: our hearts forever love thee Notre Dame. Go Irish. See you at Reunion. — Megan O’Hara; mnohara6@gmail.com

08MBA Update

Courtney (Giel) and Jim Flynn ’03 welcomed their second daughter, Alexandra Reagan Flynn, on Aug. 17, 2012. In March 2012, Courtney celebrated an “early retirement” from The Hershey Company and now stays home with her two lovable bosses. The Flynns moved to Pittsburgh, where Jim will complete his final year of orthopaedic residency training. I was married to Brian Ulrich on April 19 in Lake Geneva WI. The wedding was attended by Preethi (Varadarajan) Mahtani, Melissa (Knauss) Wood, Joe Wood, Matt Shane, Kristin (Greenwood) Reilly, and Sara (Wantuck) and Eric Crawford. Please keep the updates coming. — Megan (Fitzgibbons) Ulrich; 555 W. Kinzie, Unit 1404, Chicago IL 60654; 312-209-4018; megan.fitzgibbons@baml.com

08JD Kyle Smith Memorial Scholarship

It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that classmate Kyle Smith passed away on March 5. In Kyle’s memory, our class has established the Kyle D. Smith Memorial Mock Trial Scholarship to be presented to a current student who embodies Kyle’s spirit and love for mock trial. Anyone interested in contributing can do so through donate.nd.edu and designate that the donation goes toward Kyle’s scholarship fund. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Guilherme Costa and Jennifer Mathews of Spokane WA will be married on July 6 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pullman WA. Among the attendees will be G’s law school roommate, Daniel Carrillo-Gunning. Immediately following the ceremony, G and Jen will be departing on a month-long honeymoon throughout Europe to visit St. Petersburg, Venice, and Istanbul. Rebecca (Phillips) Ketchie reports that in February, she started a new job as a land use planner with the First Tennessee Development District in Johnson City TN. Katie Barrett, an associate at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Denver, was appointed to the J.K. Mullen High School Foundation Board of Directors and elected as secretary. As a board member, Katie will assist the foundation in receiving, managing, and investing contributions, gifts, and bequests exclusively for the benefit of the school. She will serve her term through 2015. Andrew and Nicole (Somers) Soukup are excited to announce the arrival of their son, Aidan Joseph, on April 18. Andrew, Nicole, and Aidan live in Washington DC, where Andrew practices at Covington & Burling LLP and Nicole is at Winston & Strawn LLP. Knowing Aidan’s dad, chances are pretty good that his first words might be the entire ND Victory March. — Marie-Thérèse Mansfield; mt.mansfield1@gmail.com

09 Doing Better than Fine

Class vice president Janeva Waked got engaged to Columbus Morfaw on the beach in Florida in April. Jessica Farmwald and Jordan LaRusso got engaged on a mountain top overlooking Boulder CO in March. Claire Northway and Christo Sevov are engaged after seven years of dating. Claire is starting her med-peds residency at Michigan and Christo is continuing his PhD studies. Erin Wash and Ryan Cleary will be married on Aug. 2, 2014, in Cincinnati, where Ryan is teaching at a Catholic middle school and Erin is an ob/gyn resident at Good Samaritan Hospital following her graduation from Tulane in May. Army 1st Lt. Curtis Ballard got engaged to Meghan McKeon in 2012 and was shipped out to Afghanistan April 28 for a five-month tour of duty. Christopher Ochoa is getting married to Jessica Lilley ’12MDiv on June 15 in Austin TX. Catherine “Kat” Hake recently got engaged to Sean McMillan ’11. Ryan Gorman is engaged to Brittany Winner. Ashley Cook and Justin Brown ’08 are engaged to be married June 22 in Washington DC. Tom Hoffman and Lyndsey Timpone recently got engaged and will be tying the knot at the Basilica on July 11, 2014. Mike Pearl proposed to Katie Travieso and the couple is getting married in December. Peter Tooher ’08 and Erin Ramsey got engaged in April. The couple lives in Boston, where Erin studies social work and pastoral ministry and Peter works in finance. Nick Trapp got engaged to Kateri Bose, whom he met while in medical school at Nebraska. He is graduating and will be heading to Washington U in St. Louis to begin psychiatry residency. Amanda PeGan and Jim Devereaux were married at the Basilica on March 9. Kelly Gaudreau and Luke Lucyk are getting married June 8 in Annapolis. The wedding party includes Shannon Burke, Erin Goodman, Kristen Gaudreau Durkin ’04, Teddy Ruth, and Brock Sheahan ’08. Kellen Wilson and Michael Angulo got married in Phoenix. Sean Gaffney, Sean Mallin, Jon Kennedy, Greg Podelej, Thomas Weiler, Joseph Murphy ’08, and Alicia Quirós ’10 are some that graced the wedding with their presence. Patrick Angulo ’13, Matthew Angulo ’17, and Timothy Kaufenberg MBA held it down on the altar and dance floor. Kristi Toole and her husband bought a house in 2012. Jonathan Poelhuis married Ashley Detig in May, just 10 days before receiving his doctorate in mathematics from Indiana. Marco Zuccarello, Greg McCool, Brandon Sparks, and Nathan Payne ’08 were all involved in the wedding. Thomas “Dominator” Junker married Olivia Ebers on March 9 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia IL. The wedding party included Gabriel (Gabby) Ymalay, Jonathan Nguyen, Glen Water, Lance Ladendorf, and Cynthia Nguyen. Also present were Michael Bradley, Lexie (Weber) Bradley, and James Toner. Tom and Olivia enjoyed a week-long honeymoon in Las Vegas. Jesse Trudeau and Aimee Brewster got married on Sept. 29 in Rapid City SD and renewed their vows in Cabo, Mexico, with family and friends. Maura Caufield, Rebecca Dorner, Caroline Green, Jennifer Hunt, Sean McGarvey ’08, and Megan Flynn graduated from Georgetown Medical School together. Half will be staying at Georgetown: Maura is pursuing med-dermatology, Jenni for pediatrics, and Sean in internal medicine. Becki is going to Northwestern for pediatrics, Caroline will be doing internal medicine at SAUSHEC in San Antonio with the Air Force, and Megan is beginning residency at Columbia in New York. Tommy Gruffi graduated from New York Medical College and will start his anesthesia residency at St. Luke’s in New York following intern year in Westchester. Cynthia Sulzbach graduated from New York Medical College and will begin her surgery residency at Metropolitan Hospital in Manhattan. David Nemer graduated from Harvard Medical School and will begin his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Edward Kreimier graduated from Michigan State and will be starting general surgery residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. Caryn LaBuda received her doctor of optometry degree from the U of Missouri St. Louis. Adebola Giwa received his MD from the U of Pittsburgh. Allison Lang graduated with her doctor of physical therapy from Lynchburg College Virginia. Katie McAnany graduated from KU Medical School and is starting residency as a pediatrician in Indianapolis at Riley Children’s Hospital. Erin Brennan graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and will start pediatrics residency at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi TX. Amy Curtis graduated from Indiana U School of Medicine and will enter psychiatry residency at Northwestern. Norah Jane Suski was born Nov. 3, 2012, to Addie and Ed Suski. Last August, Greer Hannan joined the staff of the Catholic Worker House in South Bend, and started two master’s degrees at Notre Dame: MDiv and MNA. Cullen Hardy received an MS in clinical psychology in 2012 from Antioch U New England and just completed the fourth year of his clinical psychology doctorate program, fulfilling all academic requirements to obtain his doctorate degree. He will begin his pre-doctoral internship in Springfield MA on July 1. Cullen is also getting married in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in October 2013. Megan Black is leaving her job as a faith-based community organizer in Kansas City at the end of July to begin working on a master of divinity degree at Vanderbilt U. Megan (Welsch) ’08SMC and Tim Cummings are leaving NYC for Boston. Megan will begin her nurse anesthetist program at Northeastern U. Tim will be a founding sixth grade science teacher at KIPP Academy Boston. Craig Wiborg and Andrew Matasic successfully paraglided above the forest in Brazil in February. Mike McCann left his job to become an entrepreneur and co-founded a cloud technology business application consultancy called VennScience (vennsci.com). In May, Rev. Thomas J. Haan graduated from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg MD, with a master of divinity degree and a master of arts (systematic theology). Father Haan was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of Lafayette IN on June 8. Claire (Hoipkemier) ’05 and John Fryqvist welcomed their first child, Joseph Damien, on Oct. 18. Valerie Popelka started a social enterprise called Kuli Kuli (kulikulibar.com) with some friends in the SF Bay Area. They are launching a Kickstarter campaign in early May to raise money for their first manufacturing run. Lance Ladendorf has joined Ladendorf Law in Indianapolis as an associate attorney. He concentrates his practice on representing personal injury victims. Cynthia Nguyen completed the radiation therapy program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where she graduated as the top student in her class. Dan Kuzma and Chris Dean ’08 recently made the sojourn from Chicago to Indianapolis to visit Lance Ladendorf and Tim Treat ’10 for a weekend that included an Indiana Pacers home game, a microbrewery tour, and multiple “Yoohoo Blasts.” The four also met up with Cynthia Nguyen, John Marshall ’09MBA, Ryan Rosich ’11, and Brian Robbins ’11 at Tin Roof on April 6 for a live concert by emerging country artist Zach DuBois ’11, who performed his Keenan Revue crowd favorite “Hip Hop Night at Legends.” Matt Kernan will be spending his summer between first and second years of business school at ND in Cairo working with Catholic Relief Services on a project enabling Syrian refugees to find sustainable employment in the local market. — Megan Flynn; 2126 37th St. NW, Washington DC 20007; 574-320-0573; megflynn7@gmail.com

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09MBA Class Secretary — Shawn Pulscher; 10 Lafayette Ave., Apt. 312, Morristown NJ 07069; 801-336-7344; spulscher@alumni.nd.edu

09JD On the Move

Gregory Field Price has moved to Washington DC. Keep those updates coming. — Josh Rinschler; josh.rinschler@gmail.com