class notes

Graduate Schools

Accountancy Class SecretaryKim Talianko; ktalianko@alumni.nd.edu

Architecture
Here is the second part of our report on the alumni attending the annual reception hosted by the School of Architecture during the national AIA Convention in Chicago in June. Attendees included: Carl W. Shea, AIA, ’92, who has his own architectural firm in Apopka FL; Peter M. van Dyke, AIA, ’72 associate VP, PMCM Division of Arcadis US, Chicago, who is working on the Clark Art Institute in Williston MA; Gabriel Wahila ’03, who is in charge of special project development for Stainless Structurals America, Conroe TX; Michael J. Kelly, AIA, ’73 principal with Tilton Kelly + Bell (tkb) Architecture & Design, Chicago; Celeste Hall ’04 (who married classmate Ryan P. Hopkins), who is a project architect with Ryan A+E, Naperville IL; classmates Marty Sandberg ’11 and Camila Zablah ’11, who both work for Antunovich Associates, Architects and Planners, Chicago; Elizabeth Corbin Murphy, FAIA, ’78, who is with Chambers, Murphy & Burge, Restoration Architects, Akron OH; Joseph G. Burns, FAIA, ’78, who is managing principal with Thornton Tomasetti and working on one of the new buildings on campus; Greg Strollo, AIA, ’79, who is president/principal of Strollo Architects, Youngstown OH; Joseph Dolinar, AIA, ’79, who is one of the partners with Goettsch Partners, Chicago, with branches in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi, an architecture, interiors, and planning firm; F. Jeffrey Murray, AIA, ’78, director of architecture of IDC Architects, Pittsburgh, a CH3M Hill Co.; Michael Patrick Sullivan, AIA, ’99, Associate VP with CannonDesign, Chicago; Sheila K. Delaney, VP development risk manager housing investments for J.P. Morgan, Chicago; Sara Lardinois ’95, project specialist for The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles; Jeremy Sharp, AIA, ’01, senior project architect, BKV Group, an A/E firm in Washington DC; Mark F. Sinsky, AIA, ’76, who has his own firm in Asheville NC for “architecturally designed custom homes and enlightened remodels”; Taylor Davis ’11, who is with Cordogan Clark & Associates, Architects and Engineers, Chicago and Aurora IL; Candice Bergin and Rick Ryniak, AIA, ’76, who is principal of his firm Sacred Spaces, Lahaina, Maui HI; Robert W. Davidson, AIA, ’76, president of Davidson & Associates, Construction Analysts and Architects, Bethesda MD; Robert S. Barringer, AIA, ’76, senior associate with Dickinson Hussman Architects, St. Louis; Kim Zych and David C. Kuhlman, AIA, ’92, who is president of Jaeger Nickola Kuhlman Associates, Ridge Park IL; Mallory Mecham ’10, who is with MGLM Architects, Chicago; and Andy S. Joseph ’76, a senior designer with Wight & Co., Chicago. Also at the convention but unable to attend were: Hal P. Munger ’78 president of Munger, Munger & Associates, Toledo; James A. Fox ’76 with J. P. Morgan Capital Corp, Chicago; Williston Dye Jr. ’76, who relocated with his family to Morristown NJ; and Gary V. Zimmerman, FAIA, ’57, founder/architect with Zimmerman Architecture Studios, Milwaukee, who got a shout out at the fellows luncheon in absentia for his return to participating in the Fellows Chancellor’s Cup Golf Tournament during the convention. Triple Domer Frank D. Musica ’73, senior risk management attorney at Victor O. Schinnerer & Co., Chevy Chase MD, reports that Rev. William Patrick Ryan, SJ, ’76 is now at Holy Trinity church in Washington DC. Prior to becoming a Jesuit, Rev. Ryan practiced architecture in Omaha and Baltimore. He got a M. Arch. from Penn in ’82 and M. Divinity in ’93. William C. Heyer, ’01MArch, adjunct professor of fine arts at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus OH since 2010, teaches an elective for seminarians about sacred architecture. He is working on the design and restoration of the Chicago shrine of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest. Sean Patrick Nohelty, AIA, ’97 is serving as president of AIA/DC, the 100th architect to hold that position. Sean is a director with David M. Schwarz Architects in Washington DC. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family of Donald F. Flock ’57, ’58 of Naples FL who passed away in May. — 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 autumn, one of our own, Michelle A. Whaley ’93PhD, became the second Notre Dame faculty member to be honored with a teaching award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Michelle was recognized as the Indiana Professor of the Year. Among colleges and universities, CASE awards, given in a number of categories (this magazine has been honored several times), are prestigious and most coveted. Former ND chemistry professor and current provost at Santa Clara, Dennis Jacobs, was recognized in 2002 as one of four national teachers of the year. A native of Honolulu, Michelle did her undergraduate work at Scripps College, one of the five Claremont colleges east of Los Angeles of which former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is also an alumna. Michelle came to Notre Dame for doctoral work in molecular genetics under Prof. Joseph O’Tousa. Since obtaining her doctorate, Michelle has assumed many duties and interests in the Dept. of Biological Sciences in teaching and research, but perhaps her most important is facilitating research experiences for undergraduates. She coordinates such experiences during the academic year and the NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) during the summers. Just in the life sciences, the REU program funds over a hundred sites nationally providing undergraduates with a stipend in addition to covering their summer living costs and travel to and from the host site. — 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
Hello everyone. A lot of this report is about life under the Dome. So let’s start with Kathleen Sprows Cummings, who is an associate professor of American Studies at ND and director of the Cushwa Center. In June, she ran a seminar in Rome with John McGreevy, dean of the College of Arts and Letters and history professor. The event was held at the new ND Global Gateway on Transatlantic Catholicism. Kathleen also reports that Margaret Abruzzo is at ND on a sabbatical this year. Margaret is splitting her time between the Cushwa Center, where she is a fellow, and the ND Institute for Advanced Study. Currently an associate professor of history at the U of Alabama, her first book, Polemical Pain: Slavery, Cruelty, and the Rise of Humanitarianism, was published by Johns Hopkins in 2011. Margaret’s new work is about changing conceptions of sin, wrongdoing and moral responsibility among North American Catholics and Protestants during the 18th and 19th centuries. Thomas Kelliher teaches at Northridge Preparatory School, an award-winning liberal arts school for young men in sixth through 12th grades. He is an ardent booster of the school and its sports teams and each summer takes a group of boys on a tour of Civil War battlefields. Tom lives in Chicago, but gets to ND quite often in support of the St. Joseph Mission. He even took the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the mission. Tom was also in Madrid in September to witness the beatification of Don Alvaro del Portillo. In Europe full-time is Rev. James Grummer, who is assistant for the USA and general counselor at the Jesuit Curia in Rome. On YouTube, you can find a clip of Jim analyzing one of his favorite paintings, Caravaggio’s The Calling of St. Matthew. If you are the type who believes everything you read online, Jim is also the second most important man on Earth and pulls the president’s puppet strings. I have his signature on a birthday card from 1984, which I will be auctioning on eBay in the coming months so that I may retire to a life of idleness on a small, but ferociously expensive island in the Caribbean. In the land of reality, Jim went to Rome in 2005 after serving as provincial of the Jesuits’ Wisconsin province. Before that, he taught history at Creighton U and was rector and minister of the Jesuit community there. Now, back to the Dome. Not the one on campus, but the metaphorical ND Dome that surrounds us all as alums. As a student, all that stuff about the ND family pretty much went in one ear and out the other. But, in September 2013, I was diagnosed with a serious medical problem involving multiple surgeries and the potential loss of the work I love and feel called to do. Without really thinking, my first response was to write to my ND crew: professors, mentors and friends from my grad school days. Aside from Christmas cards, I had not been in contact with many of these people in upwards of 25 years. The last time I was even on campus was the celebration of Jay Dolan, and I don’t even remember when that was, though I do remember how lovely it was. Within 24 hours, every one of the people I reached out to had responded with prayers, kind thoughts, offers of Masses, candles at the Grotto. It made me feel so embraced and comforted and so covered by that metaphorical ND Dome. For the first time in a long time, I felt loved. As I write this in November, I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I do know that the best people I know are my ND family: Revs. Steven Avella, Thomas Blantz*, Wilson Miscamble*, and Isaac McDaniel; and Drs. Janice Caswell, Jay Dolan, Philip Gleason, Suellen Hoy, Thomas Martino, Walter Nugent, Catherine Tobin and you. I don’t want to be all Lou Gehrig here, but I feel very, very blessed right now. — Mary Linehan ’91PhD; mlinehan@uttyler.edu

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

Master of Nonprofit Administration
The MNA/MSA program celebrated 60 years this September with a gala that included inspiring talks by MNA Director Tom Harvey and keynote speakers Ruth Reily ’01 and Karen Phelps Moyer ’87, who spoke eloquently about their impact on the nonprofit sector through the use of their servant hearts. Over 200 alums were in attendance as well as current students, faculty, the Mendoza College of Business Dean Roger Huang and Associate Deans Jeff Bergstrand and Bill Nichols. All reports say that it was a wonderful event. Several MNA graduates have started new jobs over the past few months. Nathan Chappell ’07 is the new vice chancellor for advancement and operations at the U of California San Diego. In his position, Nathan and his team will play a critical role in the development and implementation of UCSD’s advancement infrastructure, including core advancement business functions and central service programs. Julie Poulos ’08 is associate director, corporate operations for The Reconnection. Bridget Morrey ’12 is staying busy as the band director for multiple schools in the Diocese of St. Petersburg FL. Congrats to our classmates who are celebrating the arrival of new babies. Carrie Morrow ’13 and her husband, Steve, welcomed their first child, Peter Gregory, on Sept. 4. Brookes Ebestch Sandler ’07 and her husband, Drew, welcomed their second child, Soren Arnaude Sandler. Soren was born on Sept. 12 and was greeted by his big sister, Sabina. Jacqueline and Adam Kronk ’12 and Sorin welcomed Leo Alexander Kronk on Sept. 23. Amanda Fales ’09 and her husband, Steve, welcomed their third child, James Steven Fales, on Sept. 29. This is my last edition of Class Notes. Betsy Quinn ’12 will take over the reins. Betsy is a drama teacher and drama department chair of the Evanston IL School District 65. I am grateful to her for assuming this role. It has been wonderful to keep in touch with so many talented MNA alums and it is inspiring to see the impact the MNA program has on the world. Please send updates to Betsy at betsyquinn@alumni.nd.edu. — Anne Hayes

Political Science Class SecretaryCharlie Kenney; 2724 Meadowbrook Dr., Norman OK 73072; 405-360-2090; ckenney@ou.edu

Graduate Degrees
Kathleen McJohn ’82 MA, economics, has been named general council at Coveris Business System, where she will serve as the senior legal advisor of the corporation. In that position, she will work closely with legal representatives, business units and executive team members to build a legal department. She brings over 20 years of private practice and corporate experience to Coveris, including positions with Sears, Roebuck and Co., Amoco Corporation and Latham Watkins. She has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown and a JD from U of Illinois. Jennifer Burt ’01MEd has been selected to serve as an ambassador for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs, Act Early” program. Dr. Burt is an assistant professor of pediatrics/psychology as the U of Nebraska Medical Center’s Monroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Burt will play an important role in educating Nebraska’s parents, health professionals and early educators about a child’s development. She earned her doctorate from the U of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. I had the good fortune at the Rice game on Aug. 30 to spend some time with two women who have helped me over the years in writing this column: one of my present editors, Nancy Sheets, and my former editor, Angela Sienko. It is dedicated persons like this who help make ND the magical place that it is. — Marvin J. LaHood ’58, ’62 PhD, English; 93 Parkhaven Drive, Amherst NY 14228; 716-691-4648; mlahood@roadrunner.com