00 Big Promotions and New Little Ones

Michael Rizzo was promoted to principal of Lincoln Middle School in Lyndhurst NJ after nine years of teaching eighth grade math and coaching the Lyndhurst High School baseball and bowling teams to five state sectional championships. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Christine, and their boys, Michael, Joseph and Nicholas. Eamon O’Reilly finished his final surgical fellowship in plastic surgery and, after 13 years, started his first real job as a staff plastic surgeon at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, where he is an officer and a physician. He and his wife, Tara, along with children Brigid and Ollie, have moved to Carlsbad CA. Aracelli (Ramirez) Orona is now a program coordinator at the Department of Veteran Affairs in the Social Work Department, servicing the most vulnerable veteran population, those suffering from homelessness. Aracelli and her husband, David Orona, welcomed their fourth child, Tristan David, on Aug. 18. He is well loved by his sisters, Alyssa, Amy and Ana Bella. Also celebrating a new addition are Allison (Gooding) ’02 and Justin Gagnon, who welcomed son Quinn Lawrence on June 24. Quinn joins big sister Grace and twin brothers, Brady and Hayden. Justin continues as CEO of ChoiceLunch, which serves healthy and sustainable school lunches to 250 schools in California, and Allison is a proud mom to her amazing kids. Jeff and Meghan (Lynch) Shaver welcomed Raegan Madeleine. She joins siblings Dylan, Riley, and Teagan, who are thrilled to have a new baby in the house. Mary (Devona) Stark and husband Tony welcomed Edward Duke on Jan. 21, 2013. Eddie and big brother Joey are keeping everyone on their toes in Downers Grove IL. I want to thank Melissa Tacey for organizing our class tailgater at the USC game. We had a good turnout and everyone had fun catching up and seeing each other. — Laurie (Strotman) O’Malley;

00MBA Class SecretaryGeorgette (Leonard) Stubin; 46917 Polo Drive, Canton MI 48187;

00JD Class SecretaryBrian J. Murray; 178 Cranston Court, Glen Ellyn IL 60137;

01 Updates

As chief operating officer of the North Fulton Community Improvement District, Ann (Miller) Hanlon was included in Georgia Trend Magazine’s “40 Under 40.” Ann is an officer with the Junior League of Atlanta and coordinates volunteers for Hospice Atlanta’s Camp Stars program. Ann is married with two daughters and lives in Atlanta. Charles Holden-Corbett entered the Holy Cross Novitiate in Cascade CO to begin his novitiate year with the Congregation of the Holy Cross. Anne Fischesser joined the South Bend office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate attorney, where she works in the corporate group. Prior to entering the legal profession, Anne was an accountant and auditor at Arthur Anderson and Deloitte & Touche in Chicago and Crowe Horwath in South Bend. She graduated from Indiana U Maurer School of Law in 2013. In September, Jeff Busick joined McCarthy Strategic Solutions, a government relations firm in Frankfort KY. Jeff graduated from Northern Kentucky U College of Law and resides in Lexington. — Megan (Miller) Murray; 2015 N. 56th St., Milwaukee WI 53208; 414-213-4687;

01MBA Change in Altitude

Maureen and Matt McFall moved from San Francisco to Denver in May. Matt is still with Lockton, handling mergers and acquisitions due diligence projects. Maureen, daughter Keely and son Turner are adjusting to Colorado life. Matt and Maureen would love to catch up with classmates and can be reached at — Dominic Pang;

01JD Short Updates

Katherine (Pauls) Walke, along with husband Ryan and daughter Isabella, moved back to Katherine’s hometown of Saint Joseph MI from Florida. They love being in a great place to raise Isabella, although we’ll see how her husband, a native Floridian, enjoys his first winter. Qiana Lillard ’98, ’01JD was appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to the state’s 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County. Prior to becoming a judge, Qiana was an assistant Wayne County prosecuting attorney, where she served on the sexual assault team and as a specially assigned prosecutor for the special victims unit. Megan and Jason Scheiderer welcomed a baby girl, Olivia Ann, to their family on Oct. 9. She was welcomed by brothers George, Henry and Patrick. Tessa Davis relocated with her husband, Miguel Almagro Vargas, to Singapore, where she still practices energy finance with the firm Linklaters. Tessa loves every sunny tropical day after eight gray years in London. I was lucky enough to get to two football games this fall. Kathleen Lundy and I met up with Tom Mauch, Ryan Mahoney and Rudy Monterrosa at the MSU game. I got to see Tom again at the Air Force game. — Jonell Lucca; res 480-699-0377; cell 602-677-3266;

02 Baby Boom

Susan (Wong) and Robbie Romaine welcomed their first child, Graham William, in October 2012. Susan and Robbie brought him to ND for the Oklahoma game. They live in Charleston WV. Robbie is an ER physician at Thomas Memorial Hospital, and Susan practices law at a litigation defense firm, Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC. Mary (McKenna) and Jim Kennedy had their first baby, Eamon Michael, in March. Eamon was baptized in August by Father James Moore ’00. Jim is a lieutenant commander in the Navy JAG Corps and is serving in Afghanistan. Sarah and Tim Trostle welcomed their first child on July 8, a boy named Charlie. The Trostles are doing great in Carmel IN, where Tim works at City Securities. Pete and Debby Kelm Herbert welcomed their second daughter, Elise Marie Keim, in January 2013. Elise joins her big sister, Thea. They live in London and will be hosting some ND London study abroad students for dinner. Debby returns to work at Ernst & Young in January 2014 after a year of maternity leave. Casey Smith and wife Kynda welcomed their second daughter, McKaeda Cael. She joins her proud sister, Kynsey Lou. Cynthia (Hess) and Sean Lyons welcomed their second child, Anna Louise, on July 18. Anna was the perfect birthday present for Cynthia’s dad. Anna joins her big brother, Sean Courtenay, who is 16 months older. Sean and Cynthia will have their hands full. Jessica and Morley Fortier welcomed their second son, Ari Estle, on Sept. 26. — Lisa (Sestile) Corcoran;

02MBA Class SecretaryMelissa Hurd;

02JD In Memory of Baby Michael

Our hearts and prayers are with Cari (Curtiss) and Mark Marino ’98, who lost their five-month-old son, Michael Clark Marino, on Aug. 29. Michael was a beautiful baby who was loved by many. His short life inspired many random acts of kindness. Michael’s friends and family have bought pizza and coffee for strangers, helped the elderly, given candy to those who needed a smile, and donated baby clothes to a family in need, all in Michael’s name. Consider doing your own good deed in honor of Michael. Memorials can also be made in memory of Michael to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Maureen Reid married Sean Murphy on Aug. 3 in Monmouth Beach NJ. John Murphy and Kate Whalen joined in the celebration. Maureen works as counsel in the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Division of Enforcement and Investigations in NYC. Congrats to Ryan and Beth (Hambrick) Garino on the birth of their third son, Joseph William (“Joey”), on Oct. 21. Joey is learning the ropes from big brothers Gabe, 8, and Theo, 4. Stephanie Niehaus and husband Greg Gale welcomed Hope Niehaus Gale to their family on Nov. 2. Baby Hope and big brother Graham are doing well. On June 30, Ann (Bartus) and Ryan Lutterbach ’98, 00MBA welcomed their third child, Declan Michael. Big sisters Lorelei and Charlotte adore their little brother. — Megan Glunz Horton; 521 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette IL 60091; res 847-256-2335;

03 News Cycle

Bobbie (Marincic) and Nick Mastronardi had their second son, Marcus, on May 7. Their other son, Leo, is 3. Nick is in his fifth and final year as an economics professor at the Air Force Academy. On July 24, Dr. Alicia Wyche successfully defended her dissertation and was awarded her PhD from the U of Illinois Chicago in special education. Colleen (Slusser) and Dave Schmitt welcomed a son, Daniel Edward Schmitt, on June 5 in Washington DC. Bridget (Purdue) Riddell joined husband Doug Riddell ’02 in his criminal defense law practice in Columbus OH. Bridget and Doug were named 2014 “Rising Stars” by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine. They are grooming their daughter, Grace, 2, to take over in about 25 years. Dan Buonadonna married childhood sweetheart Carrie Mark in October 2011 and in April they had their first son, Rowan. They live in Seattle. Michael Holba was married to Sara Brown on Sept. 28 at Point O’Pines Camp in Brant Lake NY, in the Adirondack Mountains. They met three years ago via mutual friends while living in NYC. Michael works for a San Francisco tech company and manages their East Coast sales while Sara works as a family assistant for a hedge fund manager and his family. — Joshua Gentine;

03MBA Class SecretaryRosemary Guillette Cahill; 903 Providence Place, Apt. 136, Providence RI 02903;

03JD Warm Welcomes

Eric and Bonnie Kniffin welcomed son John Francis on Nov. 7. John was welcomed warmly by siblings Catherine, Mary, Thomas, Lilly and Michael. Kate (Surowiec) and Joel Koppenhoefer welcomed daughter Caroline on May 8. She was welcomed by big brothers Henry and Brooks. Dave and Ellen Yonts Suetholz welcomed twin daughters Phoebe and Fiona on Oct. 9. Kate (Meacham) Scotti took her eldest son, Keegan, to his first ND football game against Pittsburgh. Kate has been in-house counsel at US Steel for six years. Amy Averill celebrated a momentous birthday by accepting a marriage proposal from Greg Traylor. Jeff Nelson has joined the trademark group at Graham and Dunn in Seattle. Larry Ward was named a “40 Under Forty” honoree by the Puget Sound Business Journal. — Lawrence A. Ward;

04 Reunion Fast Approaching

I hope to see many of you on campus for our Reunion, May 29 to June 1. Amy (McManus) and Jason Byrd welcomed their first daughter, Sloane Ryan Byrd, on June 13. Mike Marino married Verena Schlosser on Aug. 24 at the Bannert Winery near the town of Schrattenthal in Austria. Mike is working in a post-doctoral position in physics at Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany. Rudy Reyes ’03, ’07, Kevin Wolf and wife Cristina Daroca, Michael Flynn and Camilla Pollock-Flynn traveled to Austria to celebrate the Marino-Schlosser wedding. Trish Gilbert married Dan Charette on Sept. 7 in Truro MA, on Cape Cod. Bridal party included Birgitta Rota, Juliana (de Sousa Solis) Gaither, and Crystal (Prentice) Zimmer. Other Domers in attendance were Don Zimmer, Jack Gaither ’03, Alan Maginn ’02, Mary Beth (Asmussen) Maginn ’03, and Molly (McShane) Davin ’03. Trish and Dan reside in Brooklyn NY. Maggie Priest married Dan Silky on Oct. 12 in Syracuse NY. ND guests in attendance included Jeannie Mulcahy (maid of honor), Lindsey (Anderson) Lopez (bridesmaid), Kim Kennedy, Amanda (Byers) Newman, Katie Mulcahy, Meghann (Finerghty) Sandak (bridesmaid), and Tom Sandak. Congratulations to Bill Hessert, who is engaged to Tiere Jenuine. They met on New Jersey Transit four years ago and are getting married in June in NYC. Bill and I, along with Kelly (Deckelman) and Justin Brandon visited with Dave and Maggie (Morrissey) Yeager when they came to NYC in October with their two little ones, Scarlett and Tripp. The Yeager family settled in Austin, and they love their new lives in Texas. Dave briefed Bill and Melinda Gates on school reform in January, and then he hosted and chaired an event at the White House in May on “mindsets” in education. The ACE Program awarded Dave with the Michael Pressley Award for early career researchers. — Carol Martino;

04MBA 10 Year Reunion this May

After 12 years at Notre Dame, Josh Berlo was named the athletic director of the U of Minnesota. “Josh has a proven track record of leadership in Division I athletics with strategic planning, budgeting, recruiting and hiring of coaches, NCAA compliance, academic mentoring of student athletes, and increasing resources for programs and facilities,” said Chancellor Black. Rodolfo Bollat Montenegro and wife María Jose welcomed their third child, Mateo, in October and he is undergoing intense ND Fight Song lessons. Don’t forget to book your hotel rooms for our 10th Reunion, May 29 to June 1. — Harry Howisen;

04JD Weddings, Tailgates and First Goals

Matt Albrecht married Erica Reeves in New York City’s Central Park on Sept. 20. ND lawyers in attendance included Colin Cabral, Matt Sollitto, Leo Hurley ’03JD, Justin Kay ’05JD, John Michalik ’03JD, Gary Moore ’98, ’03JD*, Kaitlin (Donahue) Nagle ’03JD, Carly Nasca ’03JD, Eric and Mary (Murphy) Nedell ’04JD, and Mike Thelen ’99, ’03JD. Matt and Erica honeymooned in France and Morocco. Katie Bryan and I attended the Temple game. Mike Hannigan co-hosted a German/American tailgate party for the USC game with ND Law writing instructor Jane Simon. Brian Josias and Rev. Gerry Olinger, CSC, were among our classmates in attendance. Matt Albrecht joined UBS Investment Bank as senior counsel and director. Susan (Brichler) Trujillo was named a partner at Quarles & Brady in Phoenix. She reports that her son, Andy, scored a goal (on the correct goal) in his first game this season. Believe it or not, 2014 is our 10th Reunion. Be on the lookout for details about reunion events. — Finn Pressly; 321 N. Clark St., Suite 1000, Chicago IL 60654; 312-795-3242;; Katie Bryan; 200 Campus Drive, Florham Park NJ; 973-210-6726; “”

05 Fun in the Fall

Matt Malakoff proposed to Alicia Marie Palumbo this fall, and they are planning their wedding for next fall. After the proposal, they celebrated at Dempsey’s with friends. Matt’s college crew also got together this fall for the ASU game in Dallas. Colin Fatti, Brian Giordano, Craig Bishko, Sean Quigley and Matt all made the trip to the game. On Aug. 12, Erica (Ruddy) Hogan and husband David had their first baby, Christopher Hogan. They live in NYC and have enjoyed the balmy weather this fall while they take their son on walks through Central Park. Graciela and Mike Spencer had their first baby, Aaron Michael, on Aug. 27. Matt Englehardt and wife Molly recently moved across the river to Jersey City. Fortunately, the move didn’t keep them from one of their favorite annual activities, the New York City Marathon. In 2011, Matt ran his first marathon and raised money for Robin Hood Foundation, with Molly cheering him on from the Robin Hood block party at Mile 20. This year he ran the first half of the marathon alongside Molly, who was also running her first marathon for Robin Hood. Please visit to learn more about the work that foundation does in fighting poverty in New York City. Earlier this fall, I was in Chicago for a short visit and ran into Brien Hughes and Brian Dolan walking down the street together; it was awesome. — Kristin Boyd; Credit Suisse, 11 Madison Ave., New York NY 10010; 317-523-1195;

05MBA Class SecretaryHimanshu Gosar;

05JD Gone Hollywood

Michael Bradt ’00, ’05JD established the Law Office of Michael P. Bradt in the Chicago area in July 2010. He focuses on industrial, commercial and residential real estate transactions and leasing. His stand-up routine, however, is extra. In other news, I guess you could say that I’ve “gone Hollywood.” I recently purchased and moved into a townhouse near downtown Cleveland. As it turns out, the place was the location for filming of an interior scene that will be included in an upcoming movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. — Adam Russ; 2193 W. 7th St., Cleveland OH 44113;

06 Wedding Bells and Babies

Karen Weil married Tom Burke in an early August wedding. Joining them at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens were Martha Calcutt ’07, Patrick Corrigan ’07, Julia Fitzpatrick, Jill Gadzinski, Beth Giudicessi, Katie Hammond, Anne Heltzel, Cassie Herman Kralovec, Jamie Kralovec, Andrea Laidman ’07, Andrew Litschi, Laura Sonn Litschi ’07, Wendy Pepper ’07, Lindsay Peterson, Casey Romero and Aimee Shelide. They danced to Toto before the salads came out while sending Laura MacLean Reynolds text updates to Tennessee, where she awaited birth of her baby girl. Kelly Snyder and Casey Wong married in January 2013 in Hawaii. Guests included Amy (Locke) Noddings, Eileen (Locke) Fancher, Drew Haase, Timothy Stawicki and James Ehlinger. Kelly and Casey are enjoying their life together as attorneys in St. Louis. Katie Hunt married Ramy El-Diwany, a UC Berkeley grad and MD-PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins, on Sept. 14 in Marblehead MA. The wedding party included Gwen Uszuko, Vanessa Gonzalez Kraft and Kat McCloskey, as well as David Hunt ’01, Olivia (Almeida-Duque) Hunt ’01, and Tristan Hunt ’10. Other wedding attendees include Matt Begley and Angelo Signoracci. Christine O’Reilly is a chemist with Ecolab. Christine and Thomas Pratt were due to be married on Jan. 4, 2014, in Chicago. College roommates Maureen (Shields) Kurz and Cally Thornton completed their master’s programs over the summer. Maureen earned her Master of Education in School Counseling degree from the U of North Carolina and Cally received her Master of Business Administration degree from the U of Wisconsin. Maureen is a high school guidance counselor in the Raleigh-Durham area, where she lives with her husband, Pat Kurz, who teaches and coaches cross country at a local high school. Cally moved back to Minneapolis for a job with General Mills. Elizabeth (Sanchez) Lange was selected to be a chief anesthesia resident at U of Illinois at Chicago this year, and will be a obstetric anesthesia fellow next year at Northwestern. Elizabeth and husband Brian Lange welcomed a son, Thomas Kevin (TK), at Northwestern on Sept. 27. TK is pretty spectacular in every sense of the word, and Elizabeth is doing great. Bridget ’09MBA and Eric Lindfelt welcomed their first son, Patrick Owen, on Nov. 2. Patrick was born during the fourth quarter of Notre Dame’s win over Navy. —* Anna (Skoien) Lall*; 55 Wyman Street, Boston MA 02130; 617-553-2562;

06MBA Class SecretaryAndrew Sama; 276 Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame IN 46556; cell 574-339-6115; bus 574-631-5206

06JD Busy Domers

Patricia Simone Cruz and husband Michael welcomed a baby girl, Alessia Simone, on Aug. 30. Alessia is well looked after by big brother Sebastian, who turned 2 in June. Patricia is an associate at Jones Day in Washington DC. Margo Gallagher (O’Donnell) and husband Tom welcomed their daughter, Ella Margaret, in July. — Amir Hassan Sadaghiani;

07 Exciting News

James (Jimmy) Flaherty ’06, ’07MSA and Emily Kane got engaged. Jimmy and Emily met while undergraduate students serving the Student Union Board at ND. The couple plans to be married in July. After the announcement that their football teams would end a decades old rivalry, Brittany Scott and Michigan Wolverine John Nanry got engaged on Nov. 2. Brendan Whalen and Francesca Seta became engaged on July 16 in Cinque Terre, Italy. The two met at the 2011 graduation of their sisters, Emily Whalen and Nola Seta. They have been dating long distance between Charleston and Atlanta until Francesca finishes her orthodontics residency next June. They will live in Atlanta, where Brendan works for Pollack Shores Real Estate group and Francesca hopes to find a position. Stephen Atwood and Claire (Kerner) Atwood, along with big brother Paul, welcomed baby Teresa Marie on Sept. 11. Tom Mahoney and wife Jaclyn announced the arrival of their second child, Thomas Joseph, on Aug. 5. Tom, Jaclyn, big sister Caitlin and Tommy live in Cleveland. Joe Feierabend ’03 and Meghan Hurt got engaged. Meghan is in her third year of OB-Gyn residency at U of Missouri in Kansas City. Joe received his law degree and is working at Miller-Schirger Law Firm in Kansas City. Meghan and Joe are planning on an October 2014 wedding in Kansas City. Pat Argentieri and Julie Pearce married on Aug. 3 in Chicago. Serving in the wedding party were a number of other Class of 2007 grads, including Courtney Bishop Tracy, Meghan McCarthy, Emily Obringer, Joe Ptasinski, Tyler Shugg, Kevin Johnson, David Farley and Matthew Cahill. Joe Lattal and Katie Fles Lattal ’09 are heading to Istanbul, Turkey, where Joe has been hired as an English teacher in a private primary school. Both are excited for the experience of living in a major global city and would love to hear from any Notre Dame grads who have been to or are residing in Turkey. Alice Feldmann and Jeff Hausfeld ’08 married in Cincinnati on July 19. Alice is working for KAO USA Human Resources and Jeff is an internal medicine resident at the U of Cincinnati. David Tagler completed his PhD in chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern U. Eric and Shannon (Wimp) Schmidt welcomed their second son, William Allan, on July 1 in Indianapolis. — Stephanie Pelligra; 1 West Superior St. Apt. 1412, Chicago IL 60614; cell 315-382-6487;

07MBA Class Secretary — Joe Curry;

07JD Success, Personal and Professional

Courtney (Sweet) and Shane Forster had their first child, Clive Patrick Forster, on Sept. 28. Courtney works at Gunderson Law Firm in Reno NV, in the field of commercial litigation. Sue and Angelo Gambino had their first child, Peter Joseph Gambino, on May 17. Angelo made the switch from defense work to plaintiff’s work. He now works at Brown Chiari in Buffalo NY, one of the top plaintiffs personal injury firms in New York. He concentrates on handling cases involving nursing home neglect and medical malpractice. Shameless self-promotion: Patrick Salvi II has been named a Super Lawyer for 2014 for plaintiff’s personal injury work with an emphasis in medical malpractice. More importantly, on Nov. 16, Patrick married Julianna (Denic) Salvi. She’s super pretty and awesome. — Patrick A. Salvi II; Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., 22 W. Washington St., Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602; 312-372-1227;

08 Updates

Nick and Megan (Julien) Kluesner welcomed Charles Julien Kluesner on Valentine’s Day 2013. The family is enjoying life in Iowa City, where Nick is in emergency medicine residency, Megan is working in public accounting, and Charlie is learning the words to the ND fight song. Jake Teitgen and Alicen Teitgen ’09SMC welcomed their first daughter, Julia Kay, on June 6. She’s already preparing for the 2030 erg contest with Charlie Kluesner and future crew team progeny. Monica (Korson) Nistler and Paul Nistler welcomed their second child, Emma Rose, on March 25. She joins big brother Matthew, who is now three. Susan Foss (White) and husband Michael welcomed their firstborn, Sofia Judy Foss, on April 9. Alex Wulz and Christy Wulz ’06 welcomed Emma Marie Wulz on July 11. In other news, Andy Valenzuela is working hard on finishing his PhD in mechanical engineering at MIT. He and his lab will be competing in the international DARPA Robotics Challenge this December in Miami. His wife, Christina (Holmstrom), and daughters Sofia and Emilia, are cheering him on. Emily Popoff graduated with her doctorate in physical therapy from U of Southern California, where she proudly wore her ND gear most days to class. She also passed the national board exam and is now a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy in California. Meghann Ditsworth and Jimmy Newman were engaged this August while visiting the Outer Banks NC. A July 2014 wedding is planned in Meghann’s home town of Las Vegas. Mary Patton married Andrew Lesh on May 3 in Wichita. Meghan (Lueck) Bowman and Simon Patton ’06 were in the wedding and several other ND grads were in attendance, including Danielle Thomson ’07, Elizabeth Pillari, Natalie (Burke) Harrison and Anna Louisa Brooks ’09. Heather Ferguson married Matthew Van Thuyne on July 13 in Philadelphia PA. Regina Gesicki ’08, ’11MA and Robinson Murphy ’16 PhD married on October 26 at St. Mary’s Abbey, Delbarton, in Morristown NJ. Attendants included Claire Sobczak ’08, ’11JD, Leona Chang, Kim Murphy, Paige Gesicki ’11, Will Gesicki ’12 and Nathaniel Myers ’15 PhD. A sizable contingent of ’08 Domers were present and accounted for: Andrea Shioleno, Doug Schlarman, Kate Dresser, Kelly (Bresler) Tanner, Christina Gullo, Vanessa Generelli, Katherine Goett, Kaitlyn O’Leary and Mike Jordan Laskey. Notre Dame attendance spanned generations and schools with Paul and Katherine (Wagner) Benz ’85, Peter ’78 and Karen (Pretzer) Smith ’77, Bill Champness ’07, Genevieve Jordan Laskey ’07, Robin Joyce ’08MS, Elise Smith ’11, Riley Orloff ’11, Catherine Zung ’11JD, John Henry Schroeder ’11JD, Cate Behles ’11JD, Megan Wham Joyce ’11MA, Caroline Maloney ’12, Erin Drew ’13 PhD, Allison Smith ’14, Tyler Krenek ’14, John Dillon ’15PhD, and Meagan Simpson ’16 PhD joining forces on the dance floor for an impromptu rendition of the Victory March. Kaity Fuja ’09, of OMG Photography, recorded the day. The couple resides in South Bend, where Regina works in Notre Dame’s Division of Student Affairs, and Robin works on his dissertation. — Megan O’Hara;

08MBA Congrats

Congrats to Cheryl Ramsey and Brad Barker ’09, who were married on April 13 in Oxford OH. There were 18 ND alums in attendance. The Ramseys moved from Minneapolis and are residing in Michigan, where Brad works in private equity and Cheryl is a senior research analyst for an investment consulting firm. Congrats to Ted and Kristin (Greenwood) Reilly on the birth of Matthew Isaac Reilly on Sept. 7. — Megan (Fitzgibbons) Ulrich; 555 W. Kinzie, Unit 1404, Chicago IL 60654; 312-209-4018;

08JD Jobs and Babies

In spring 2013, Heather (Pierce) Zimmerman left Hodgson Russ LLP in Buffalo and has joined Goldberg Segalla LLP as an associate in the Syracuse office. Heather is a member of the firm’s product liability practice group and focuses on general defense and product liability litigation. Anand Sambhwani and Anita Dahiya married on July 6 in Cancun, Mexico. On Sept. 23, Ana (Peré) and Christ Balich welcomed a daughter, Isabel “Izzy” Renee. Not to be outdone by Ana and Christ, Neha (Bansal) and Will Hannan are happy to announce the birth of their son, Brian Krishna, who was born on Sept. 25, which was Neha and Will’s third wedding anniversary. Kristin (West) Farleigh and family bought their first home in North Pole AK. She works as an associate at Gaxewood & Weiner PC in Fairbanks AK. In September, she was received the 2013 Giving Back Award from the Interior Alaska Center for Nonviolent Living for her work with survivors of domestic violence. Jessica Ann Burke left her position as legal counsel to the president of the Kentucky State Senate to open her own law practice in Whitley City KY. Jessica is also running for State Representative in the 52nd District of Kentucky. I had the pleasure of running into Jessica (somewhat randomly) in Nashville over Labor Day weekend. It is always great to run into law school friends around the country. Speaking of running into law school friends, I was able to catch up with Krishna (Thomas) Walker this fall over brunch in Chicago. Krishna is doing well, still working at Bryan Cave in St. Louis. Finally, in memory of Kyle D. Smith, the Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award fund has been established at NDLS. Please donate at, and under “Designations” mark “Kyle D. Smith Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award.” This is an expendable scholarship, meaning that we will be able to award the scholarship as long as we have money in the fund. Please be generous this year and in years to come. — Marie-Therese Mansfield;

09 Doing Better than Fine

Kristin (Kaulas) and Andy Loomis married Sept. 21 in Chicago. Catherine Overman and Rebecca Alberico were in the bridal party, and Kathleen Rooney, Janeva Waked, and Mary Kaminski attended. Anna Lacey married Ted Hooven in May 2013 outside of Philadelphia. Bridesmaids included Alexandra Minnis, Sarah Podwika and Jessica Winschel. Stephanie Mola and Adam Felicetti ’10 married at Disney World on Jan. 4, 2013. Linda Kohan, Beth Northway, Shannon Kelly ’11 and Kasey O’Connor ’12 were bridesmaids. Sam Barnes ’10 and Kelly McKenna ’10 were groomsmen. Adam is working toward his MBA at Notre Dame and Stephanie is working in the Notre Dame Career Center. Scott Feister married Megan Kenny (SLU) Sept. 14 in Cincinnati. Carolyn Skinner and Tyler Baker married on Sept. 14 outside Atlanta. In the wedding party were Brendan Kiefer ’11 and Kirk Post ’10. Michelle Hall, Katie Sushinsky, Daniel Rave, Jon Shidler, Jason Carley, Laura Zuzolo, Katie Wanserski and Brent Eska attended. Kathryn Sabella and Nicholas Krafft married in Washington DC on May 18. Jason Nowak ’09, ’10MSA and Mollie Moore (Wake Forest) married in Dahlonega GA on Sept. 28. Bridal party included Michael Mashura, Daniel Moore ’12 and Rebecca Moore ’17. Jason is the son of Jay Nowak ’77 and grandson of the late Gerald Nowak ’52. Michael and ReenAnn (Downing) Rutter married in the Basilica Oct 26. Members of the wedding party were Frances Thunder, Ali (Buch) Rodgers and Maggie Hyde. Michael Lammie and Alexandra Chavez married on Sept. 13 in Pittsburgh among Natali Chavez, Kyle Rocca, Andres Villalba, Stephen Chavez ’95, Manuel Chavez ’88, Alexander Gonzalez, Brett Wilps, Paul Oddy and Courtney Haven. Caitlin Lazar is engaged to Matt Wynne ’08 and will marry at the end of the summer. Emily Lopez got engaged to Steven Corrales ’11 on Aug. 3. Ryan Gorman got engaged to Brittany Winner in March and the wedding was scheduled for Oct 4. Ryan took a new job with USA Ultimate and moved from Cincinnati to Boulder. Jeffrey Osowski got engaged to Megan Franke ’11. Kaitlyn Moran got engaged to Joey Schmitt ’10 and started a new job at the College of William and Mary in September. Sarah de Groot got engaged to Brian Moran in Paris on Sept. 21. Ben and Sara (Krefft) Biller had a beautiful baby girl, Bernadette Louise. They live in New Orleans, where Ben is an attorney with BMKS and Sara is a senior accountant at KPMG. Andrew ’08 and Laura Petnuch McEvoy married on Oct. 1, 2011, and moved to Pittsburgh. They had their first child, Margaret Susan McEvoy, on Oct. 27. Mark Weber’s DVD documenting Bengal Bouts was received by Pope Francis in September. Blair Brenton appears to be recovering from shoulder injuries and surgeries. Pat Ryan hung up the softball spikes and filled the time with David Baldacci novels and going to the Governor’s Ball with Blair. Sean Smith is moving to Bermuda to begin training for circumnavigating the globe via sailboat. Brad Blomstrom has made the ill-advised decision to move in with Sean, Scott Smith, Blair and Pat during this transitional time period. He leaves behind Matt Mattare ’08, who moved to Jersey City NJ for mainland activities, mainly golf. Ken and Allison (Ambrose) Shamrell moved from Pensacola to San Diego in May. Ken separated from active duty Navy and started a job with General Atomics Aeronautical Inc. as a project engineer. Allison moved her pet photography business. Joella Bitter finished her MA at The New School for Social Research in NYC and joined Dan and Laura Krcmaric in Durham to start a PhD program in anthropology at Duke. Daniel Murphy began studies as a graduate student at Rice U, working toward a PhD in applied physics. Charles Ramsey, a second-year law student at the U of Michigan, accepted a position this summer working in the global antitrust department with the law firm Freshfields, based in London. Paul Schlueter got a job with Northrop Grumman in Rolling Meadows IL. He and wife Sarah planned to move from Southern California back to Chicago with son Daniel in November. Mary Katherine Schweihs moved to Nashville and is an associate in the intellectual property and technology group at Bass Berry Sims PLC. She is the ND club coordinator of Nashville. Martin Kobylarczyk moved to Chicago to open the new headquarters of the Pat Tillman Foundation. Lillian Thy Nguyen is an assistant director of the career center at the U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Caryn LaBuda is doing a residency in primary eye care and ocular disease at the Marion VA Center in Illinois. Dennis Slater graduated from Fordham School of Law in New York and passed the New York bar exam. He began a one-year federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Kristen L. Mix in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in September. Craig Wiborg and Andrew Matasic are planning to rock climb out of the Grand Canyon this winter. Stephanie Dalton graduated from dental school at Iowa and started an oral surgery residency at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse WI. Mike Kaiser and Joe Venturini held their normal tailgate for the Oklahoma game with many Class of ’09 grads in attendance. Clint Simkins was unable to attend this marquee matchup. Stephanie (Kalchik) O’Leary accepted a new position at the U of Illinois at Chicago, where she advises honors students and creates career development programming for the honors college. She and Brady Galbreath-O’Leary ’08 celebrated their first anniversary by slicing into the preserved top of their wedding cake from ND’s bakeshop. Dan Niceswanger, Liz Lefebvre, Patrick Hill ’07, Josh Bartrom, Jason Carley and Laura Zuzolo helped them eat it. Kiel Hockett got a new job as a product engineer with FMC Technologies in Houston, and moved in November. — Megan Flynn; 2126 37th St. NW Washington DC 20007; 574-320-0573;

09MBA Winning Personality

Bridget and Eric Lindfelt ’06 welcomed their first son, Patrick Owen, on Saturday, Nov. 2. Patrick was born during the fourth quarter of Notre Dame’s win over Navy. — Shawn Pulscher; 801-336-7344;

09JD Wedding Bells

Joshua Rinschler married Olivia Gonzalez on Nov. 2 in Summit NJ. Gregory Field Price and Manish Antani were groomsmen. Jessica Laux Donlon and Stephen Donlon ’02 also participated in the ceremony and Daniel Sathre was in attendance. Nicole Lunn married Rick Pereira in Rochester NY on Sept. 21. Rick is a lifelong Notre Dame fan and Nicole’s alma mater may have helped win his affections. Jennifer (Coolidge) Romanczuk, Colleen Case, Meaghan (Hines) and Tom Burnett, Colin Dougherty, Jack Heisman, Neil Keenan, Vanessa (Barmack) ’11JD and Jim Fogarty, and Wally Ziegler were there to celebrate. Elizabeth (Zwickert) Timmermans ’04, ’09JD was a bridesmaid and Kate (Whelehan) Ball was Nicole’s matron of honor. Their husbands, Tom Timmermans ’04 and Mike Ball ’08JD, also came along for the ride. After the wedding, Nicole and Rick honeymooned in Mallorca and Barcelona. The newlyweds live in Bergen County NJ and work in Manhattan. — Josh Rinschler;