class notes

Graduate Schools

Accountancy Class Secretary—Kim Talianko; ktalianko@alumni.nd.edu

Architecture

The annual reception hosted by the School of Architecture for ND architecture alumni and their guests during the AIA national convention continues to grow and be well attended. This year it was held at the historic 1904 landmark Motorola Building in Chicago that serves as Notre Dame’s Chicago campus for the MBA program. Dean Michael Lykoudis served as the host and was assisted by Associate Dean John W. Stamper, Professor Thomas Norman Rajkovich ’83, assistant to the dean Barbara Panzica, and Matt Money, School of Architecture events associate. During his welcoming remarks, Lykoudis mentioned that the school’s architecture Rome program has moved into a new building near the Colosseum. He also announced that John Francis Torti, FAIA, ’66, president of Torti Gallas and Partners, was the 2014 recipient of the Orlando T. Maione Award. John’s firm in Silver Springs MD is one-third ND graduates. Other alumni attending (Part I) included: Gerald G. (Jerry) Erbach ’68 (along with architect brother, Edward Erbach), who is an independent urban planner and international development consultant with projects in the Middle East; Samantha Lopez ’11, Chicago, with Perkins Eastman; Joseph “Bean” Ceci ’80, Milwaukee, with the US Postal Service; Tara Elgass ’87, Wheaton IL, with Derrick Architecture; Geoff Bird ’14MArch., with Lucien Lagrange Architects of Chicago; Capt. Ryan Hopkins ’04, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, currently in Chicago after returning from Kuwait; Mayda and Salustiano (Nino) Alvarez ’78, with MRE Real Estate Development, Puerto Rico; Mike Hellinghausen ’78 is a principal and COO for Omniplan Architects, Dallas; David M. Nathe ’95 with GRO Development, Chicago; Laura Bresnahan ’09 with Wade Weissmann Architects in Milwaukee working on custom residential homes nationwide; Christopher K. Dennis ’72 who has his own architectural firm in Albany NY; Mark Purcell, AIA, ’85 with IMC Construction, Philadelphia; William Haynes, AIA, ’85 with Collaborative Design Architects, Billings MT; Michael Fitzgerald, AIA, ’86 a principal with OKW Architects, Chicago; Jessica and Michael Thomas, AIA, ’03, an architect with Herman & Kittle Properties, Indianapolis; Robert Jakubik, AIA, ’86, an associate with Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle; Melody L. Harclerode, AIA, ’92 has her own firm in Atlanta; Edmond G. Gauvreau, AIA, ’79, Chief, Planning Branch, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington DC; Debra Nauta-Rodriguez, FAIA, ’85, who was elevated to Fellowship (the highest honor achieved by members) in the AIA convention, is deputy director for planning and program management at the Smithsonian Institution, where she supervises all capital programs; Ronald B. Blitch, FAIA, FACHA, ’76 president of Blitch/Knevel Architects, New Orleans; John Mellor, AIA, ’95, ’10 March has his own design firm for “Traditional Architecture and Urbanism” in South Bend; Derek Seiling ’97 is a product consultant for BSD, a specification software company in Atlanta; Susan (Schneider) Criezis ’76, Community Development Director for the Village of Kenilworth IL; Martin A. DeSapio, AIA, ’81 has his own architecture, planning and interior design firm in Flemington NJ; Nathan L. Sonoskey, AIA, ’01 is with VAO architecture, planning and interior design firm in Chicago; Liam D. Larkin, AIA, ’09, architect with a/e firm, Design Organization (DO), Chicago; Cindy Duffy, AIA, ’09, architect with SCM Architects, Little Rock AR; John Patino ’89 has his own firm in New York; Michelle Kinasiewicz, AIA, ’01, who is assistant director at NCARB for internship and education in Washington DC, and fiancé John Dixson; William J. Bates, AIA, ’75, who is VP of real estate for Eat’nPark Hospitality Group in Homestead PA and won a contested election during the convention to become a national VP of AIA, and wife Maggie McDermott; and Meaghan de la Rosa ’11 is an architectural intern with the A/E BKV Group, Chicago. Additional attendees will be listed in my next column. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family of Theodore Paul Maniatis ’62 of Berkeley CA, who passed away in June. — Orlando T. Maione, FAIA, FACHA, NCARB; 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790-2521; 631-246-5660, fax 631-751-7598; omaione@optonline.net

Biological Sciences

This past June 29, Philip C. “Trex” Trexler ’32BS, ’36MS, ’84DSc(hon), thought to be the oldest living alumnus of the department, died one month short of his 103rd birthday. Trex earned two degrees in the life sciences at ND but was more of an engineer and inventor than a biologist. He left ND to pursue his doctorate at Cornell U but was soon called back to assist on a major contract for the U.S. Navy that merited an article in LIFE¬ magazine. He advanced gnotobiotic technology, first at Notre Dame’s LOBUND germ-free life laboratory, where he worked 23 years as a member of staff, and then for years at veterinary and medical schools in the UK. For Trex’s contributions to science and medicine, then-president Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, ’39, representing the University, bestowed an honorary degree on Trex in 1984. After all his travels, described in an article last fall in the South Bend Tribune, Trex retired in the South Bend area; he lived his last three years at Trinity Senior Sanctuary off Douglas Road. It was here that he died, less than two miles from the laboratory on the very same street on the north side of campus where he worked from the 1930s until 1961. A more complete description of Trex’s career is contained in the South Bend Tribune obituary of July 20, 2014. At the time of this writing, Trex’s ashes are to be interred in Cedar Grove Cemetery located off Notre Dame Avenue as one enters campus. — Joan S. ’71MS and Philip B. Carter ’67, ’71PhD; 12916 Barsanlaw Drive, Raleigh, NC 27613; 919-848-2192, fax 919-848-3166; Phil@ncsu.edu

History

I was skeptical at first, but this internet thing is turning out to be kind of great. Over the summer, I was able to use the computer machine to track down a number of people who were at ND with me in the early 1980s and to reconnect with my grad school roommate. Catherine Tobin is celebrating 25 years at Central Michigan U. She and husband Herman have raised a son and two daughters in Mt. Pleasant, and Catherine is now a step-grandmother. In her spare time, Catherine travels widely and teaches yoga to seniors in the community. I wish I could print a picture because Catherine has aged about three days in 25 years. Rev. Wilson Miscamble, CSC, is back at ND after a year’s sabbatical. In May, he was granted an honorary doctorate by Ohio Dominican U in Columbus. The citation was read by his great friend Kathleen Riley, who is a professor of history at ODU. In June, Bill was in his native Australia where he gave the annual Saint Edmund Campion lecture at Campion College in Sydney. Modestly, he quips that “people seemed to remain awake.” Jamie Deming is associate professor of modern European church history at Princeton Theological Seminary. His current research is about soccer and religion in contemporary Europe. An Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he is also area editor of “Modern Europe” in the Religious Studies Review. My dear friend Kevin Smant is just down the road in Arlington TX. He and wife Lisa have a son, Ethan, 6. Kevin teaches at Tarrant County College and UT-Arlington. I do not know yet what he does when the Rangers play the Tigers. Tune in next time for more early 1980s flashbacks, including the latest on JPD and PG — and please keep sending me stuff. Finally, we have an UGHer with a serious personal crisis who could use a bucket load of prayers and good vibes. Thanks. — Mary Linehan ’91PhD; mlinehan@uttyler.edu

Mathematics Class Secretary — Patti Strauch;

255 Hurley Hall, Notre Dame IN 46556; bus 574-631-7083; strauch.1@nd.edu

Master of Nonprofit Administration

My report this quarter is short but still very important. Congratulations to Kate Koizim and Ryan Peene ’10, who were married on July 12 in New Jersey. Please continue to send me good news to share. — Anne Hayes; hayesdowd@gmail.com

Political Science Class Secretary — Charlie Kenney;

2724 Meadowbrook Dr., Norman OK 73072; 405-360-2090; ckenney@ou.edu

Graduate Degrees

Gene T. Brion ’13MA, theology, is currently studying at St. Louis U for a PhD in higher education. He is an intern for the VP and academic dean of the Aquinas Institute of Theology. He also serves as athletic director and coach of several sports at Loyola Academy of St. Louis. Norbert Krapf ’66MA, ’77PhD, philosophy, has been chosen as the regional author winner of the 2014 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The Award recognizes authors’ contributions to the literary landscape of Indiana and across the nation. The winners each receive a cash prize and select an Indiana library to receive a $2,500 grant. Kevin Fitzsimmons ’94MBA has been appointed managing director of the equity research groups of Hovde Group, a leading US financial advisory organization. Mr. Fitzsimmons brings Hovde over 20 years of financial industry and equity research experience and also joins from Sandler O’Neil & Partners, L.P., in New York, where he was a managing director in its research department. Glen Gabert ’68MA, president of Hudson Community College, was named 2014 “Man of the Year” by the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City. During his 22-year tenure as president, the college’s enrollment has gone from 3,000 to 9,000 students. After earning his master’s degree from ND as a Hearst Fellow, he earned a PhD from Loyola U of Chicago. Dr. Gabert is the longest-serving president in Hudson County Community College’s history. Kevin Carden ’97MBA has been appointed senior vice president of acquisitions at Redico, a full-services real estate development and investment company headquartered in Southfield MI. Mr. Carden has more than 20 years of experience in acquisitions, portfolio management and corporate finance. — Marvin J. LaHood ’58, ’62 PhD English; 93 Parkhaven Drive, Amherst NY 14228; 716-691-4648; mlahood@roadrunner.com