class notes

2010s

10 Wedding Bells

There are many more weddings to celebrate this quarter. Monika Perry and Christopher Luken married at St. Xavier Catholic Church in Cincinnati on March 2. Attendants included classmates Britt Scully, Carlene Koken, Catherine McGillivray ’11, Ann Yackshaw’ 09, Nadeem Haque, Beau Biron and Andrew Cavanagh. Christopher and Monika graduated from the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State U in May 2013 and live in Cleveland. Catherine Carrell married Jason Roberts on Jan. 18 in North Myrtle Beach SC. Many classmates were in attendance. Four former members of the Notre Dame Band trombone section brought their ‘bones and made the evening awesome with a special performance of When Irish Eyes are Smiling and the Notre Dame Victory March. The musicians were Michael Call ’09, Elizabeth Ruhl, Michelle Johnson and John Meehan. Ross Moore married Meghan Lehr ’11SMC at the Basilica on May 10. Classmates in the bridal party included Dan Renz, Jeff Farnell, Megan Gray ’11SMC, Molly Smith ’11 and Emily Pavlick ’11 SMC. They live in Dallas, where Meghan is a media buyer at Moroch Partners and Ross is a healthcare consulting associate at Huron Consulting Group. *Betsy O’Neill* married Garrett Busch ’09, ’10MBA at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Napa with an All-American celebration following at the Meritage Resort in Napa. Guests danced the night away under the vineyard that is home to the winery they run, Trinitas Cellars. The wedding party included matron of honor Bridget (O’Neill) Zand ’07; best man Eric Cherney ’06; bridesmaids Katie (Motto) DeMott, Ann-Marie Woods, Meghan Pearl and Alison Schilling; and groomsmen James O’Neill ’15, Patrick Seul ’06, Kevin May ’10MBA and Thomas Le ’07. In true ND fashion, the night concluded with the Victory March and the newlyweds and more than 50 alumni singing the Alma Mater. Garrett and Betsy Busch live in Napa and run Trinitas Cellars, which even has a wine dedicated to Pope Francis, which was personally presented to the Pope in a private audience. Emily (Dore) and Phillip Yuhas were married on June 21 at Emily’s high school chapel in Morristown NJ. They had a wonderful day celebrating with many Domers and made sure the Victory March played twice at their reception. Phil received an OD degree from Ohio State U’s College of Optometry, where he’s now back pursuing a PhD in vision science. Emily works in downtown Columbus for an online training company specializing in social media. Meagan Drapalik and Arthur Kinsey married on Aug. 9 in Meagan’s hometown of Naperville IL. In the bridal party were Domers Lauren Drapalik ’13, Meghan Bliss, Anne Laughlin, Jamie Schulte, Mark Poyar ’08, Zach Zimmer, Mike Kelly, Jeff Kroon and Alex Gorrell. Their photographer was Natalya Fiore ’08, owner of Natalya Fiore Photography, based in Ithaca NY. Arthur and Meagan live in Los Angeles. Ben Fritsch and Liz Ruiz were married in Mesa AZ in March. Members of the wedding party included Sara DeVore, Tara Pillai, Pablo De Luna and Tyler Jaramillo. Many other members of the class were present. Katherine Schilling married Christian Clark in her hometown of Kansas City MO on July 19. The Mass was celebrated by Father Michael Himes, professor of theology at BC, formerly at ND. The wedding party included Megan Schilling ’16, Colleen (Moran) Shannon, Keriann Hopkins, Laura (Cassel) Andrews, Kathleen McDonald, Jenny Hoffman ’10SMC and Nicholas Schilling ’14. More than 65 other ND and SMC grads joined in the celebration, including Katherine’s parents, grandparents and 35 friends from 2010. The couple met in New York City. They live in Cambridge MA where Katherine works for IBM and Christian attends Harvard Law School. And more weddings are being planned. Keep those updates coming. Be sure to join our Notre Dame Class of 2010 Facebook page and send your updates to NDClass2010@gmail.com. Keep an eye out for information about our five-year Reunion in June. I can’t wait to see you there. Go Irish. — Matt Molloy; 602-510-7373; ndclass2010@gmail.com

10MBA Updates Galore

Following graduation, Caitlin Hurley completed a year-long administrative fellowship at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center, where she currently works as an innovation and strategy consultant. She loves being back in her hometown of Sioux Falls SD, and continues to encourage classmates to visit. Xavier Navarro is proud to report he has accepted a new role with Entic as their director of business development. Xavier has spent the last four years working for IBM as a client executive in their financial services sector group out of New York but now will be taking his talents to South Beach. Xavier is sad to be leaving NYC, where he met his wife Lauren, who will continue in her role as marketing director for the prestigious Alvarez Law Firm. But Xavier is excited to be moving home to Miami. Entic is a startup offering cloud-based technology enabling building systems and HVACs to achieve peak performance using advanced analytics and data science. Entic’s solutions identify building inefficiencies and show actionable insights to optimize energy efficiency and reduce costs by up to 40 percent in large commercial buildings. Xavier and Lauren are looking forward to this new chapter in their lives, and Xavier would also love to connect with Domers in the commercial real estate field, so feel free to reach out. In wedding news, Garrett Busch married Betsy O’Neill ’10, ’11MSA on June 14. The wedding was held at the beautiful Trinitas Cellars and The Meritage Resort in Napa. I’m sure there was plenty of great wine and too many ND alumni to list. The Victory March was even the exit song. Just when you thought you were going to have to suffer through another tax season with a lot of unanswered questions, Nick Ong shared that he has become a certified public accountant. Nick lives in Dallas with his wife Rachel and their son Easton. Nick works as a performance improvement consulting manager for Ernst & Young. Brent Piechowiak took a new job at Stryker as finance manager of Enterprise FP&A, managing the worldwide projection and strategic planning process in addition to all the supplementary financial analysis associated. Even more exciting, Brent and his wife Jenny are expecting their second child in late January. Brent, Jenny and son Lucas live in Michigan. Amber Wittman has moved back to Southern California with her husband, Chris Wittman ’09MBA, who has taken a new job as controller for Amazon. Amber is still with Procter and Gamble working on the paper business. The Wittmans are excited to share that their son, Sebastian, is getting big. Email me with your promotions, new additions and special updates. Go Irish. — John Gerberich; 847-331-4707; jgerberi@alumni.nd.edu

10JD Highs and Lows

This update features incredible achievements by your classmates and then helpfully points out some of the terrible consequences of the achievements. First Achievement: While you were lying on your couch and getting fatter, Kieran Pillar ’07, ’10JD was organizing and coaching a team of his fellow ND basketball alumni to victory in The Basketball Tournament. His team of former Irish players came out on top of 32 teams and brought home a cool $500k. Chuck Flynn ’11JD initially brought the tournament to Kieran’s attention and was set to play on the team himself, but his work schedule would not allow it. When he’s not laughing all the way to the bank (and planning next year’s tournament), Kieran is evaluating his next career move, having recently stepped down from Bond Schoeneck & King’s collegiate sports practice group, where he represented colleges and universities in NCAA compliance and infractions matters. Terrible consequence: taxes. Second Achievement: Jessika Osorio married Mark Ishu in May in Mount Prospect IL. The Catholic ceremony included traditional Assyrian and Latino elements and was followed by a hum-dinger of a reception. Joining Jessika on the altar were Sarah (Hodge) Mitchell, Tricia Horatio and Emila Badrov ’03. Also helping celebrate were Jackie Cahill, Jen Clancy, Chicke Egbuniwe ’08JD, Danisha (Anderson) Hall ’11JD, Lindsay Hawley, Ashon McKenzie, Peter Mitchell, Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon and Yolanda Stephens. Since the ceremony, Jessika and Mark have been camping together, and they have remained married, no easy feat. Terrible Consequence: Mark is also an attorney, so they will get solicited for donations by two law schools. Third Achievement: Speaking of Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon, she was recently presented with the Rising Star Award from the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago. The news is featured prominently on the Faegre Baker Daniels website, so I can’t turn on my computer without being reminded of how accomplished she is and by contrast how accomplished I am not. Somewhat Unrelated Terrible Consequence: While attending her sister’s wedding in Mexico, Jacqueline’s credit card number was stolen and the thief made off with $10,800 worth of stuff. Fourth Achievement: We finally get an update on Tim Beaubien, after hounding him for four years. He recently joined the law office of Robert Raschio in Canyon City OR, where he’ll be working in criminal defense and general practice. According to the press release (yep), Tim enjoys ATV-riding and working on his 1960 Chevy pickup truck. Terrible Consequence: If he owns an ATV and a pickup, chances are he doesn’t still own his minivan and the motorcycle with the giant windshield. Fifth Achievement: Jessica (Smith) and Robert Savoie welcomed baby Juliette Amelia on May 27. She is adorable and all are doing well. Juliette is working on controlling her neck and trying to roll over. Terrible Consequence: To an adult, the Cat in the Hat is sort of sinister. Sixth Achievement: Emily (Rector) and Preston Carter welcomed baby Mariel Theo on June 25. She and big brother Sorin are getting along well. A pleasingly plump baby, she impresses the family with her thigh rolls and many chins. Terrible Consequence: How to explain what happened to Peter Rabbit’s father? Update on our five-year Reunion: it will occur June 4-7, 2015, not in May as previously stated in this column. Whoops. Please plan to attend. — Susie Wine ’03, ’10JD; 1106 N. St. Joseph St., South Bend IN 46617; 574-514-3746; swine@alumni.nd.edu

11 Proposals

Zach Reuvers proposed to Colleen Lake ’11SMC at the Grotto in February with the help of the Notre Dame Bagpipe Band. Robert Ward, Marcus Perez, Michael Delach, Steven Ouyang, and Riley Reuvers ’17 were in attendance, as well as several other Alumni Hall Dawgs and SMC Chicks. Colleen and Zach will be married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Oct. 3, 2015. Congratulations to Constance Jen-Shiow Chen and Patrick John Johnson on their recent engagement. Ashley Herrmann recently became engaged to Jeffrey Ham, a classmate at Lincoln Memorial U DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is originally from Charlotte NC and a graduate of UNC-Wilmington. The couple will be getting married in April 2015 and graduating from medical school a month later. Soeren Palumbo and Jenna Newcomb ’10, ’12MBA were married on Aug. 29 in Summit NJ. The bridal party included Kale Frank and Michael Ackroyd, both of whom lived with the groom in Sorin, and Rachael Palumbo ’13, the groom’s sister. MaryKate Conboy also participated in the wedding. Tony Ayala and Caitlin Sullivan were married by former Stanford Hall rector Father Tom Gaughan, CSC, on July 12 in Boston. The wedding party included many Domers: Chris Ayala ’14, Franco Zarama, Andy Stulc, Anne Flinchbaugh, Liz Freund and Katie Valko. Felicia Aguirre married Jon DeWald on July 19 in their hometown of Elko NV. The bridal party included Annette Esquibel, Mary Laird ’10 and Alyssa Ceretti. Many other Notre Dame alumni friends and family were also present. Jon works for NASA Ames in Mountain View CA, and Felicia, who recently earned her master’s degree in teaching at Santa Clara U, is working on her master of fine arts in fiction at St. Mary’s College of California. On May 17, Hilary Elaine Landgraf married Gary James Vigil at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Niles MI. Codi Limm and Maire Devlin were bridesmaids and many other alumni were in attendance: Maria Antoniak, Theresa (Civantos) Barber, Tesia Chen, Gregory Dutcher, Katherine Manley, Erica Palag, Crystalia Sulaiman ’10 and Jared Weidner ’10. Hilary’s uncle, Robert Landgraf ’70, ’73JD also was in attendance. Congratulations to Kelly (Hagen) and Matt Smercina, who were married on June 21. Benjamin Spitler married Katherine Campbell ’10 on May 24 in Buffalo NY. Maggie Thomas and Mel Milewski were married on May 31 in South Bend. Lauren Parisi married Matthew McManus on May 31 on Long Island NY. Joe Jensen and Lauren Walsh were married at Notre Dame on June 7. Melissa Harintho and Nathaniel Bloodworth were married on July 11 in Nashville TN. Denes Veres and Melissa Buddie ’12 celebrated their first anniversary on Aug. 2. They were married in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Aug. 2, 2013. Father Paul Kollman, CSC, presided, and the wedding party included Greg Davis, Conor Rogers, Josh Flynt, Allison Buddie ’09SMC and Rachel Chalich ’12. The wedding reunited Domers from all across campus (and class years) with many former track and field athletes and residents of Lyons, Keenan and Holy Cross Halls in attendance. Denes and Melissa reside in Madison WI. Melissa (Nolan) and James Greenwood ’08 welcomed their first child, Roslyn Ann, on Feb. 21. They are blessed to have fellow alumna Megan McGarry as her godmother. Frank and Tess Barber welcomed their son, Francisco Anthony (Frankie), into the world on May 3. They look forward to football games this fall and to introducing him to friends in the Class of 2011. Ryan Pietrocarlo is beginning a one-year immersion experience in Monterrey, Mexico to learn Spanish. He will work in a parish and live at the Holy Cross Seminary as part of his pastoral year at Notre Dame’s Moreau Seminary. Matt Perron and Laura Verwilst ’10 traveled with Bob McGreevy ’75 to Layaye, Haiti on a service trip to give eye exams and glasses. Eric Leis joined fellow Notre Dame NROTC alum Jen Malherek ’10 aboard the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) in July. Roberto Sagramoso recently began working for Chrysler LLC as an area manager in Harrisburg PA. He previously worked as a marketing specialist for Hyundai Mobis Parts. Ellen (Costa) and Paul Duncan ’09 live in Atlanta and enjoy the new pace of life. Ellen is working with Coca-Cola as a digital marketing technologist. Melissa Coles is excited to begin the master of divinity program at Harvard Divinity School. Madison Prieto will be starting law school this fall at the Florida State U College of Law. Ty Adams was elected to a second term as UGA Law School 2L president after serving as president for his 1L year. He did such a good job that no one even ran against him. Kate Clitheroe recently graduated with her master’s in public health and is now coordinating health programs in Honduras with Shoulder to Shoulder. Congratulations to Sam Krause ’10, Andrew Clark, Anne Witt and Meredith Ragany on graduating from Georgetown Law on May 18. Erin Semler, Mary Pat Dwyer and Zach Miller graduated from Duke Law on May 11. Send your updates. — Evan James; ndclass2011@gmail.com

11MBA News and Notes

Marcelo Fernandez and his wife Daniela welcomed their second child, Gema Fernandez, to the world on July 16 in Monterrey, Mexico. Mariana Fonseca Medina was promoted to director of American Airlines’ joint business with Qantas. Parting shots: James Brennan sold his house in Wisconsin and is looking for a new place to live. Tim Huang is taking the New York bar exam and plans on barely passing. Nate Burns claimed an above .500 winning percentage against fellow alums Jeff Harer and Landon Spitalnik in Words with Friends. Viral Kothari recently had an adventurous dating life and also set off a ton of fireworks during the 4th of July weekend. If you would like to see your update here next time, please reach out. — Chris Orenchuk; 574-514-5671; chris.orenchuk@gmail.com

11JD Life Goes On

James Lockwood ’08, ’11JD was married on July 12 in Columbus OH to Sarah Stickley. James hosts a radio show, focusing on current events and politics, broadcast on 1490AM in Tampa Bay at 5 p.m. He hopes to expand nationally. For more information you can refer to jimlockwoodshow.com. On a related note, James’ dog, Ollie, whom many of us remember so well, is doing great. David Thaxton ’07, ’11JD, known by some as DatBoy Thaxton, married Andrea Grano ’07SMC in Buffalo NY on June 20. The wedding party included notable Domers such as Blake Rambo, Christopher Hollon ’07, John Searson ’07 and David Lawrence ’07. There were many Domers in attendance who crowded the dance floor, local establishments and even parts of Canada, including Erin Rogozinski ’08,’11JD, Chris and Annie (MacDonald) Weir, Lauren Sharkey ’08, ’11JD, PJ Hines, Devin Villarosa, Taylor Wilson and Dan Szajngarten. At said wedding, this secretary was able to confirm that PJ Hines has in fact defied science and grown a beard. Brett Bean proposed to Meghan Sweeney ’08, ’11JD on Aug. 1. Spoiler: She said yes. On June 29, Elissa Denniston married Guy Regev, brother of Emma (Regev) Flynn. Several 2011 law school grads were in attendance to support the happy couple including, Emma and Chuck Flynn, Veronica De Zayas and Vanessa Barmack. Finally, though the birth of Elizabeth Rose Hermanny to Danielle (Palkert)’07, ’11JD, and Alex Hermanny ’08MEd, ’11JD was announced in February, the wedding of these two kids never got a proper shout out, so turn back time to when Party Rock Anthem was all the rage, because on Aug. 13, 2011, Danielle Palkert and Alex Hermanny were married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus. It was a memorable night for all and of course included a visit to the Backer, the site where they first locked eyes during the tunes of DJ Drew in late 2008. Send me any updates, tidbits or random funny stories. — Lauren Sharkey; lksharkey@gmail.com

12 More Good News

Mary (Buechler) and Daniel McGiffin welcomed their second son into the world on Easter Sunday. David Alexander McGiffin arrived with a full head of fuzzy brown hair. His big brother, Brendan Apollo, 20 months, has hardly stopped hugging David since they brought him home. They are now living happily in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. Congratulations to Brian Powers and Nick Gunty, whose Chicago-based folk duo band Frances Luke Accord recently released an EP album titled Queen for Me, which can be downloaded at noisetrade.com/franceslukeaccord. Paul Springer ’11 and Kari Johnson were married in Charlevoix MI on May 31. Max Gabreski and Christie Coughlin were married on June 14 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Michael McLane and Danielle Kalil were married June 20 at the Basilica. James Williams and Elizabeth Douville were married at the Basilica July 26. —*Tyler Hermsen*; 563-505-3708; tharmsen@alumni.nd.edu

12MBA Stepping Up

I’ll be the first to admit that my class notes have been a bit weak. After appearing adjacent to two columns written by Champlins, I have been encouraged by my husband, a Sorin Otter, to step up my game. (Oh, that’s my news by the way, I’m married now.) So here goes nothing. Chris Villani and Kim Brown tied the knot in March and continue to live in Philadelphia. Rita Rivera and the boys moved up to Birmingham MI from Ohio. She just moved into the second rotation with the finance leadership development program at Chrysler and is looking forward to attending recruitment events this fall at ND. Antonio Espinosa and Karla Amarillas welcomed their son, Polo, in February. Tammy Warren was named a 2015 Acumen Global Fellow and will spend her fellowship with Mikelle Farms in Ethiopia. Tammy, you make our class proud. Brian Billick and Aditi Karnik ’11 are celebrating their first wedding anniversary. They were married in August 2013 in Detroit and had Catholic and Hindu ceremonies. Facebook tells me they have also begun watching House of Cards. Thank you, Facebook. Adaku Ibekwe volunteered for the 2014 Paralympic games in Sochi in February. If my two cents matter, that’s about the coolest thing I’ve ever heard. Michael Kerrigan has graciously updated me on the globetrotting of Ryan Egan, who most recently visited ND’s campus and took in a round of golf at Warren. Where will Ryan go next, you ask? The world may never know, but Kerrigan probably does and would be happy to tell you. A big thank you to everyone who provided me with updates this quarter. Please keep them coming; we’ve got a rep to protect. — Jenna Newcomb Palumbo; irishMBA2012@gmail.com

12JD Bird in the Hand

To start with a bang, Sana Din recently moved from New Jersey to Maryland. The night before leaving, her pet bird, Mango, flew the coop, forcing Sana and her husband Rashad to camp out in an empty apartment waiting for Mango to come back. Mango, in the meantime, landed on some dude’s shoulder at a campfire, was given to someone who posted a “lost parrot” ad about their missing bird, and was finally returned to Sana when it was realized that Mango was the wrong lost parrot. Sana reports that she is happy that the person answering her ad on Craigslist actually had her bird and was not a serial killer. Sometimes these entries just write themselves.

Topher Regan married Jaime Greenblatt ’11JD in New York on June 7. They then headed off to honeymoon in Italy, with stops including the Amalfi Coast, Florence, Rome and Venice. I advised that they try Rome and Florence KY, as they could have also gone to Paris and Versailles, but they decided that Italy was more in line with what they were looking for. To each his own. Ryan Raybould married Brooke Carroll this July in Snowmass CO. In attendance representing Notre Dame were Ben Ostrander (groomsman), Sharon Lim, Caitlin Shetter, Bryan Bond, Tyler Wilson ’10JD, Megan LaDriere ’09, and Molly Campbell ’12. For those not in the know, in 2010 a bulldozer operator accidentally unearthed an ice-age lake bed full of Pleistocene fossils near Snowmass, a site now referred to as “Snowmastodon.” Sharon Lim, having recently wrapped up two years of clerking for a judge in Maui, is moving to Honolulu. The poor thing; that must be so tough. Bitter envy aside, she will be working for Bays Lung Rose & Holma, a real estate and construction litigation firm, and is very excited about it. Lidia Kim recently started working as a director of legal and business affairs at Imagem, a music publishing company with a branch located in NYC. Fun fact: Imagem was founded and is headquartered in the Netherlands and holds the publishing rights to the music of Rogers and Hammerstein. Air Force Capt. Katy Milton is deployed in Afghanistan, where she is doing contract and fiscal law work for the Air Force’s Afghanistan command headquarters. In April, Melesa Freerks started with a new firm, Foley & Lardner, LLP, in their healthcare department. Carter Mills relocated to Chicago and took the Illinois bar exam in July, which means she got to experience the exam-soft barmageddon in person. Ask her about it; I’m sure it was a great time and not at all stressful. I recently broke my right middle finger in a tragic accident involving a heavy piece of metal and a U-Haul loading bay. The injury has made it difficult to type this update and much less difficult to offend people when I forget that I can’t bend that finger and try to give a thumbs-up. When not busy working as an assistant state’s attorney in DuPage County IL, Colin Diamond is following in the footsteps of Andrew Doyle by coaching youth sports. Colin was surprised to show up to the first day of track practice and learn that he was coaching not one, but four grade levels of young men. They ended up doing pretty well in the conference championship, something Colin attributes to hard work, dedication and everyone eating their Wheaties. Erin Meyers recently founded the Young Lawyers Division of the Napa County Bar Association. Erin was elected president immediately after the division was formed by a unanimous electorate consisting of one person (Erin Meyers). Her first official act was to appoint Lauren Srebro ’13JD as treasurer, and her second was to declare sanctions on the YLD of the neighboring Yolo County Bar Association. Alvin Adjei recently went camping with some friends in the Mid-Atlantic region, where, during a rousing game of Two Truths and a Lie, a parrot landed on Alvin’s shoulder and correctly guessed that Alvin was lying when he said he had been to Japan. After unsuccessfully trying to teach the parrot to sing “Story of My Life,” Alvin decided pet ownership was not for him and sent the bird back to the first “lost parrot” ad he saw on Craigslist. Thanks for all of the updates; keep them coming. — James Champlin; james.c.champlin@gmail.com

13 Packing and Heading Dome

It’s August and I’m sure we’re feeling that pang of not being able to pack up our vans and head back to South Bend. Luckily there’s this convenient column that helps us remain connected. Big news, though: I actually received updates. First off, engagements: I heard that Britt Wuest and Jake Murtha got engaged, which is exceptionally exciting for all of you who know them, and a reason to make new Facebook friends for those of you who don’t. Kathy Curtis married her boo, John Streiff of Wabash College, home of Wally Wabash. Amelia McCready and Trenton Jackson became engaged several months ago, around the time of the polar vortex. I’d like to propose that their union is what finally brought warmth back. Benjamin Foster got engaged to Kathleen Arens of Saint Mary’s College, so from neighbors to nuptials. Alexandra Moulton emailed to inform us that she’s back from her master’s program in Dublin and avidly job hunting in Chicago. I was also informed that Chris Palmquist was recently promoted to the sports director of ABC9 in Sioux City IA. As a good friend of Chris, I’d like to reach out to ABC9 and thank them for keeping him in Iowa, far far away from me in Dayton OH. For those of you interested in Lindsey Marugg’s trip to Africa, she did not contract Shigellosis. She did, however, briefly lend a hand to fellow alum Ryan Lion, who was doing research in Cape Town. My time in Peru, however, was less fortunate, since I only ran into Dominic Lucero in Cusco. This was after losing my passport at a train station and before getting detained at the airport for not having my passport. Luckily for me, the gentleman at the United States Embassy in Lima was a Notre Dame graduate as well. Unluckily for me, I was still detained and missed my flights home. If you’d like a rundown of the bureaucratic nightmare that is Peruvian immigration, please feel free to email me. Several other classmates of ours traversed the globe this summer as well. Andrew McKernan (Ecuador, research), Joe Thomas (Japan, business) and Bobby Shields (Panama, got lost on his way home) are those that I heard of. I know it’s early, but I’m betting that we’ll be ranked by the time this article gets published. If I’m wrong, I’ll take the best (while still appropriate, Adam Wisbrock) suggestion for facial hair that someone emails me and post a picture on the Facebook page. As always, I implore you all to send me more updates (due Oct. 30), since I know you’re all doing very interesting and very meaningful things. Share them with your classmates. You never know who might be able to lend you a hand. Cheers. — Chris Champlin; Cannery Apartments, Dayton OH 45402; Nd2013updates@gmail.com

13JD It’s Like We’re Adults Now

After many thousands of air miles back and forth from Connecticut to South Bend, Ben Nissim proposed to Karen Levinstim at the beginning of July. Sources indicate that Ben proposed by hiring a sky-writer and she said yes. One of those things is true. Congratulations. Baby news: Joe Wyss and his wife Nancy welcomed their first child, Michael Joseph, in December. Joe is an associate at Sidley Austin in Chicago, while Nancy recently defended her PhD in developmental psychology and is an assistant professor. Michael Joseph will be throwing a tailgate at a game to be named later. (Bring Your Own Diaper.) Matthew Treadwell and his wife Jenna welcomed Everett James Treadwell on May 6. Matt is a deputy attorney general for the State of Indiana. Despite full-time residence in Nashville since graduation, Kevin Landino reports no sightings of T Swift. Monica Willian posted something funny about Nic Cage on Michael Patlan’s wall. Check back here next issue for all your Swift and Cage news and musings, and send me updates. — Alex Blair; apblair@gmail.com