10 Reporting In

In August, John Kyler ’10,’13Med entered Moreau Seminary to begin his postulant year with the Congregation of the Holy Cross. Aaron Quarles is in his fourth year at Harvard Medical School. He is taking a year away from medical school to pursue a Master of Public Policy Degree at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he earned a Zuckerman Fellowship. Andrea Kochert passed the Indiana Bar Exam and is a clerk for the Chief Justice of Indiana. Adam Matthews passed the Ohio Bar Exam and moved to Springboro OH to start a new job at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in Dayton. He and wife Amanda celebrated the arrival of their first child, Rachael Elizabeth Matthews, on Sept. 11. Pat McKillen released his second full-length album, “The Red Headed Enemy,” on Oct. 15. Check out his latest music at his website,, or look him up on iTunes. Laura Borgenheimer and Kevin Vater married in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on June 15. Their attendants included best man Michael Vater ’06 and classmates Stewart Carlin, Seth Sutton, Adam Hansmann, Michelle Lee, Michelle Ripple, Molly Krause and Erica Sorg ’11. Kevin is pursuing his MBA at the Mendoza College of Business and Laura is pursuing her MD at the Indiana U School of Medicine. Molly Chrnelich and Andy Edwards married at St. Paul’s Church in Princeton NJ on July 20. The attendants included best man Hogan Miller and classmates Kevin Mullaney, Josh Rodriguez, Joe Ehardt ’11, Brian Cook ’11, Ben Chrnelich ’12MBA and Rachel Guerrera. Classmate Sandy McShea gave a reading at the ceremony. — Matt Molloy; 602-510-7373;

10MBA New Beginnings

Alan McLaughlin married in July. Some of the ND alumni in attendance included Andy Dietler, Chris Gresh, Sean Haggerty, Lauren Tortoriello, Mike Bush, Andy Franger and Tim Hannigan. Alan works for IPC Global Services, which has selected him to open and run a office in Los Angeles. Kelly Heller and husband Eric welcomed a daughter, Sloane Mary Heller, on July 19. They are very excited and living in Chicago. Brannon Morisoli graduated from the U of Wisconsin Law in May and was sworn in to the state bar a week later. Brannon and girlfriend Gina Castellano moved to Austin in June, when Brannon started a new job as an acquisitions associate for Presidium Group, a real estate investment and management firm. Tim Hannigan was engaged in August to Kathryn Stanek. They purchased a new home in Wauwatosa WI and moved in at the end of September. In January, Tim will be going into his final rotation of the leadership development program at Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee. Katie is in the financial excellence program at H-D as well. They are planning on a fall 2014 wedding. Laura and Bill Rayball announced that their twin sons were born on Aug. 11. William Martin Rayball III and John Christopher Rayball arrived happy and healthy. They surprised their parents by arriving a few weeks early. Both boys are doing great and cheered on the Irish with their mom and dad on Saturdays. Casey Sponseller married Nikki Benninghoff on Sept. 14. They have a wonderful German shepherd puppy named Sigmund. Casey and his wife work at Press Ganey Associates at the HQ office in South Bend, where Casey is a quality specialist for operations. Pablo Ruedas shared that he changed jobs and is now a business scientist/manager/planning director for MediaCom in Mexico. He has projects in Singapore, UK, and Mexico. — John Gerberich; cell 847-331-4707;

10JD Tons O’ News

Congrats to Maggie Myers and Perry Phipps, who married in June in Harwich Port MA. Among the alumni in attendance were Katie Lewis Blouin, Kenny Coffin, Ryan Datillo, David Diorio, Kathleen Donovan, Stacy Forbes, Rob Hamburg, Jenny Hernandez, Colin Kirby and Julie Wiorkowski. The happy couple resides in Dallas, where they practice corporate law, Maggie for Winstead PC and Perry for ExxonMobil. Congratulations also to Brittany and Brandon Rainey, who married in May in Palos Verdes CA. Matt Swift was a groomsman. After a fantastic honeymoon in Bora Bora, the couple resides in sunny southern California. Deepali Doddi married Hari Santhanam, who is also an attorney, in June. After a honeymoon in Japan, the couple lives in Chicago. Annie Kim and Jessika Osorio were there to wish them well. Rachel Williams and Andrew Hollingsead, yet another attorney, were married in July in Eagle NE. In attendance were Bianca Bautista ’04, ’06MEd, Libby Bux, Rob Isham ’14JD, Mary McCarthy ’11JD, Carter Mills ’12JD, Carissa Mulder ’09JD, Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon’05, ’07MEd, ’11JD, ’11MBA, Annalee (Janke) and William Seath ’06, ’11MArch, ’11MADU, and Leigh (Bothe) Shea ’03. Congratulations to Erinn Mullee ’09 and Will Burroughs on their beautiful June wedding. Erinn’s family contains enough ND alumni to fill the entire active roster of a major league baseball team, 26. All were in attendance at the wedding. The happy couple is enjoying married life after a delightful honeymoon in Ireland. Katie Conroy married Frank Laski ’07 in NYC in June. Alumni helping them celebrate were Erin and Matt Clark, Adrian Chiu, Christopher Dennis, Krysta Dennis, Jennifer Galano, Erin Hung, Leslie Hung, Jenna Johnson, Kari Johnson, Amanda Kerr, Richard Laski, Ada Lubanski, Andrew Miller, Kathleen Miller, Yuko Mori, Eugene Nam, Anne Schroder, Marty Schroder and Chris Vierig. After a honeymoon in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the couple resides in NYC. Luzanne Otte resides in sunny California and works in the office of the general counsel of the archdiocese of LA. Though work keeps her very busy, she was able to take time to go on a safari in Rwanda and Kenya over the summer. She also visited campus for the USC game. Darryn and Ben Ellison welcomed Alexandra Lee on July 24. Alexandra is a healthy and happy little girl, who of course has ND gear for game watching. Mary and Warren Dubitsky welcomed Robert James (Robbie) on July 31. Baby Robbie also has lots of ND gear and is growing like a weed. According to Mary, he has her mother’s eyes and Warren’s chin. Leah and Aidan Leonard welcomed Kieran Bel on Aug. 12. In a recurring theme, Kieran has ND apparel as well. Kristin and Nelson Jarrin welcomed Noelle Ano’i on Aug. 19. She is adorable and cheers on the Irish and the Aggies. Finally, Mary Frances (Molly) Wine was born on May 10. Matt Wine is her father. She closely resembles the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. — Susie Wine; 1106 N. St. Joseph St., South Bend IN 46617; 574-514-3746

11 End of a Busy Year

Brian Cash and Lindsey Kase ’12 were engaged in Chicago in May 2013. They will be married in May 2015 after Brian graduates from Vanderbilt School of Medicine. Congratulations to Jonathan Gillig and Jane Davalos ’12SMC on their engagement. The couple will marry at the Basillica on July 25, 2014. Liz Devany and James Moore ’10MSA were engaged after James flew out secretly to surprise her with a proposal at the Grotto after the USC game. The couple plans to move to Columbus, where Liz will begin optometry school at OSU next fall. On Aug. 18, Claudia Braga-Henebry married Othman Berrada in Sioux Falls SD. The couple met while Claudia studied in Angers, France, 2009-10, and have been residing in Casablanca, Morocco, for almost three years. Jeff Steimle and Allison Nipper married on Sept. 14 in Lisle IL. Belated congratulations to Grace Fidgeon and Ryo Isshiki, who married on May 28, 2011, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastian FL. Kayla Durcholz, Walsh Hall, married John Dang ’10, Keenan Hall, on July 13. In the bridal party were Kara Bennett and Stephanie Smith ’12SMC as well as Tommy Clarke ’10 and Steven (Stick) Cumberworth ’10. Also in attendance were the rest of the “Octosquad” (Keenan Hall, 2010). Lillian Civantos was married on Aug. 10 to Matthew Gerken. Her matron of honor was Theresa (Civantos) Barber. Many Domers were in attendance in Chicago. The couple resides in Wilmington DE. Ted Horn and Colleen Coleman married on Aug. 10 in St. Paul MN. Caitlin Casey was maid of honor, Kelly Timko was a bridesmaid, Tony Rizzo read Prayers of the Faithful, Michael Garcia and Cath Flynn were Eucharistic ministers and Tommy Smith, Dave Galiyas, Brian Mabry and Mike Tower were ushers. Kathryn Sparks and Clarke Madigan married in Indianapolis on April 13. The wedding ceremony began with a rousing live rendition of the theme from Rudy and was made official by Rev. William Lies, CSC. More than 40 ND alumni were in attendance. The wedding party included John Plunkett, Kameron Mayne, Ryan Schwab, Matthew Gallivan, Dennis Crowley, Eric Harvan, Bri Krafcik and Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon. At the reception, My Heart Will Go On was performed to perfection by the men of Alumni Hall, which is where the couple met during their freshman year. Kate Weber and Nick DeTrempe married on Oct. 26 in San Diego, surrounded by family and friends, many of whom were in the Class of 2011. On Aug. 9, Michael Hartman married Meagan Temple ’10SMC at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart with Father Jim Lewis, rector of Carroll Hall, presiding. Cody Borgstrom was the best man; groomsmen were Steven Brus, Eric Harvan, Brian O’Conner and Mark Hope, a graduate student at ND. Amanda Garret ’11SMC served as a bridesmaid. Michael and Meagan live in Mishawaka. Michael is completing his PhD in civil engineering at Notre Dame and Meagan is an elementary school teacher and completing her master’s in educational psychology. In August, Michael Eardley professed his first vows in the Congregation of Holy Cross. Ryan Pietrocarlo moved to Colorado Springs for a Novitiate year. Last year, he moved back to Notre Dame and began the Master of Divinity Program at Moreau Seminary. In the fall, he entered the second of the three-year program and continues his formation at Moreau Seminary. Joanna and Andrew Hayes ’08 celebrated the birth of their baby boy, Evan Florin Hayes, on Sept. 17. Megan Otero, Elizabeth Shadley, Caroline Leary and Tomas Gallegos have made their way to Chile to serve for a year and half, teaching with ChACE, the South American version of ACE. In August, Jorge Ortiz was promoted to northeast Indiana regional director in US Sen. Joe Donnelly’s office. Jorge has been working for Donnelly since he left ND and previously served as case manager for military and veterans’ issues. Nick Danna took a new job with Bellagio as a casino marketing executive and became the youngest executive in the company. He is responsible for handling the highest rollers on the Strip. Jennifer Henzler became licensed as a CPA in September. In December, she was recognized at the Texas CPA swearing-in ceremony as one of the 10 Texas CPA candidates who passed all parts of the exam at the initial sitting with the highest cumulative scores. — Evan James;

11MBA On Target

Mimi Wilfong won the European helice (target shooting) championship this year as well as the World Cup title at the World Championships. The World Cup title is the pinnacle of achievements and awarded based on a competitor’s performance at multiple events throughout the year. She was part of Team USA that won the gold medal at the Match of Nations at the World Championships. Based on a business plan he put together in a one his classes, James Brennan formed TritonTek in Cebu, Philippines. It has grown to 60 employees and will be moving into a new office space capable of accommodating 250 employees. Andy Dermanoski and family moved to Japan in July. He is settling into his new position as the executive officer of his Army battalion. They are about 30 miles south of Tokyo and already taking visitors. His boys are in school and playing sports, and still wear their ND gear when they can. His wife, Ila, has taken to volunteering in just about everything from PTA to Scouts and running the family support program for the unit. They enjoyed the ND football season, but 4:30 a.m. Sunday kickoffs were tough. Jose Maria Guillen Sada flew to Japan for a wedding and spent a couple days visiting Andy and family. Sarah Louise (Windham) Gribble married Andrew Gribble in November 2011. Andy got a job covering U of Alabama football, which prompted a move from Knoxville to Tuscaloosa last year. SLG is proud to have been the lone Irish fan in the state during the National Championship run last year. She is working as a business analyst for AFFLINK, LLC in Tuscaloosa. Pedro Freyre got engaged to his beautiful fiancée Colleen Kelly. Colleen, Pedro and their puppy, Mr. Peanut, are busy with wedding planning. Matt Frey announced the expansion of his business and family. On March 11, Matt and his wife, Anne Michelle ’06, ’12, welcomed John Robert (Jack) Frey to their family. Cate is a proud big sister. Matt also added a new partner to his business, Colby Materson. The firm has changed its name to Frey, Masterson and Associates Investment Advisors. Brent Schavitz let us know that Fadel Matta married Amy Passiak on Nov. 9 in Detroit. Marcelo Fernandez has been working as a strategic and financial planning associate at FG Promociones y Edificaciones, his family’s real estate development company, which is based in Monterrey, Mexico. He and his wife, Daniela, had their first son, Gelo Fernandez, on Sept. 22, 2012. — Chris Orenchuk; 574-514-5671;

11JD Weddings

At the April wedding of Jason DiNapoli and Kaitlyn Moredock, a group of Law School alumni nearly dropped Bill Moredock ’76, the father of the bride, as he was hoisted in the air doing push-ups. Ben Anderson’s second child, Hailey Elizabeth, was born March 15. Vanessa Barmack was married over the summer to Jimmy Fogarty ’09JD. The Brooklyn wedding was attended by many alumni. Amy Williams Kluesner and husband Brad welcomed their son, James Henry Kluesner, on Feb. 26, 2013. Annie Weir and 2011 Spouse of the Year Chris Weir looked forward to welcoming Lizzie Weir in November. Blake Rambo and Sean Cullen ’08 got engaged on campus between the Law School (Blake’s degree) and Alumni Hall (Sean’s dorm) on Aug. 31, with the help of Erin Rogozinski. A celebratory tailgate with NDLS 2011s and ND 2008s ensued. Veronica de Zayas has taken a break from the corporate world to clerk for Chief Judge Moreno in the Southern District of Florida, who was the inspiration for D-Bob, played by John Favreau in Rudy. Julie Veldman was elected as an at-large member of the Notre Dame Law Association (NDLA) Board of Directors. Emma Regev Flynn has been doing transactional work for start-up companies and painting murals around Chattanooga in her spare time. Emma’s brother is engaged to Elissa Denniston, and Emma takes no credit for introducing the two, even though she did. Rumor has it that Erin Rogozinski and Brendan Bush squared off at a motion hearing in Chicago. I won’t say who won, but keep your chin up, Brendan. Ryan Finlen recently suffered a sports/legal injury, namely a broken finger while playing firm flag football. Lauren Sharkey held a koala. Jim O’Brien has made strides in moderating his coffee consumption. Erin Rogozinski also completed the Chicago marathon. And Part 1 of a multi-part series: PJ Hines is training for the Amateur Chicken Wing Eating Contest to occur in Buffalo NY on Aug. 14. — Charles Flynn;

12 Notes on Service

Congratulations to Erin Gibson and Jordan Matulis for committing to a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. Erin is serving in Anchorage AK in a youth homeless shelter, and Jordan is serving in Wenatchee WA as a program assistant for Volunteer Chore Service, Kinship Navigator, Valley Intervention Program and Child Care Aware. — Tyler Harmsen; 1925 NW 19th St., Oklahoma City OK 73106;

12MBA The First of Many

This is the inaugural post for the MBA class of 2012. Brian Billick married Aditi Karnik ’11. Beth and Pat McNammara welcomed their first daughter, Avery, on July 26. Avery was also welcomed at her first Notre Dame game when the Irish won over Temple. Kelly and Dan Marques welcomed their second daughter, Lucy, on Oct. 19. Unfortunately (or fortunately), unlike her big sis, she does not share her birthday with Mom and Dad.— Jenna Newcomb;

12JD Little Bit of News

Andrew Doyle traded in his coaching credentials for courtroom credentials and is working at Crabtree & Rahmsdorff, the public defender’s office in Bend OR. Andrew hopes to keep his handicap below 10, while ensuring his clients’ constitutional rights are upheld. Todd Dixon married Anne (Wisniewski) Dixon on Oct. 26. Todd asked me to pass along his request that all future correspondence be addressed to Todd Wisniewski. Crista Dittert wed Ralston Hall Hollingsworth of Lexington KY on Nov. 2. They make their home in Lexington. Stacey Wagner and Joe Callaghan got hitched on Nov. 9. No word yet on when they’ll open a boutique husband-and-wife firm and engage in wacky hijinks. Lisa Rispoli and her husband are expecting their first baby in January. Alvin Adjei ate a hamburger on a pretzel bun this winter. He would like to express his profound disappointment with all of us for not telling him about pretzel buns earlier. I’ll take a quick personal moment to congratulate my younger brother, who started just writing the notes for the Class of 2013. Hopefully he doesn’t crash and burn, but I’m not holding my breath. — Jimmy Champlin;

13 Finally Figured Out How to Do This

Welcome to the first edition of our class updates in the Notre Dame Magazine. I believe that my extensive experience writing Sorin College Stall Notes will make this column a must-read staple. Certainly more so than the ’12JD Class update, which is written by my no-good, pig-stealing older brother. I’d like to start by sending my warmest regards to fellow ’13 graduates and expressing my sincerest hopes that the past few months have brought you fulfillment and happiness. I’m proud to announce that some of our classmates have entered the Moreau Seminary to begin their postulant year with the Congregation of Holy Cross. Among them are Felipe Campos, Pablo Quan Lopez and Gilbrian Stoy. Several others joined the Holy Cross Novitiate in Cascade CO. They include Stephen Barany, Daniel Cruckshank, Joseph DeAgostino, Karl Romkema Jr., John Whittaker and Bryan Williams. Prepare to throw some rice at Gabe Delatte, who is marrying his high school sweetheart, Emily. David Wisniewski is also marrying his high school sweetheart, Kristen. Elizabeth (Maki) married Daniel Deming. Catherine Reidy was accepted to Oxford U, and has since moved across the pond for classes. Also rambling overseas was Collin Erker, who spent much of the summer filming a documentary across Africa. I have not received word of any of our classmates having or expecting children, but I’ve admittedly been in a cave for the first few months of medical school. I caught wind that Thomas Falcon is expecting his first within the year, so congratulations. The next update is due Feb. 1, so please send anything that you would like included to the email address listed below. I’m inclined to remind you all that updates must be appropriate, honest and in no way related to anything you’ve posted on ND Confessions. I’m looking at you, Bobby Shields. — Chris Champlin; 401 E. Columbia Ave., Cincinnati OH 45215; res 513-646-4752;

13JD Legal Careers Beginning

Congratulations to all my fellow classmates who passed their bar exams and are now full-fledged attorneys. For those who didn’t get good news after July, take heart. You join a long list of illustrious bar-retakers. Justice Benjamin Cardozo, Hilary Clinton and Michelle Obama welcome you into their club, which in no way discriminates in its admission. To paraphrase Dewey Finn, this will be a funny little footnote on your long and distinguished legal career. Amanda and Adam Mathews welcomed daughter Rachael Elizabeth on Sept. 11. No word yet if Adam has outfitted Rachael Elizabeth in a Harley Quinn onesie for the most adorable baby’s first Halloween, but I’m going to assume that happened. Someone with Kaplan told me that one of our classmates planned on attending the Ohio Bar admission ceremony in full Batman regalia. Three guesses on who that was. Adam is an associate at Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati. Congratulations, old chum. Another Domer who flocked to the verdant fields of Old Ohio is Charles Galvin. Charles reports that he and wife Natalie have settled down in West Chester OH. Charles recently started as an associate at Frost Brown Todd. He didn’t say so, but I’m sure that Charles would want me to tell you that Xavier has a really solid squad this year, guys. If you get arrested in Oklahoma, Michael Patlan could be trying to put you away. If you get arrested in Kentucky, Ryan Fulkerson could be trying to get you out. Speaking of Ryan, he recently had a three-day run of luck the likes of which I have never heard of before. On Sept. 26, he found out he passed the Kentucky Bar. On Friday, he got a job with the Bowling Green public defender’s office. On Saturday, he went to Notre Dame and proposed to Lisa Pollack by the lakes with a view of the Dome and the Basilica. Then, they tailgated like champions. No word if Felix Felicis was involved. Congratulations to Ryan and Lisa, we are happy for you. Happy lawyerin’ to everyone. — Alex Blair;