class notes

2010s

10 A Great Reunion

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Reunion earlier this summer. Chris, Ellie, Sarah and I are so thankful to all of you for helping us break the attendance record! We have many exciting updates to report this quarter, including engagements, weddings and new future Domers. Lindsay Ruhling and John Menze were engaged in Chicago in June 2015, with some behind the scenes help from Lauren Ruhling ’12 and Jeana Caminiti ’11. The couple was introduced by Katie Sample ’11 on St. Patricks Day 2013, and the rest is history. Lindsay was recently promoted to Audit Manager at Deloitte, while John will be leaving Deloitte Consulting to pursue his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business this fall. They will be married in August 2016 in Lindsay’s hometown of Pittsburgh, and they hope that many Domers will be in attendance. Audrey Johnson and James Gray were married on December 27, 2014 in Chandler AZ. Classmates in the wedding included Amy (Holt) Clarke, Steph (Pajakowski) Mullaney, Will Culligan, Zach McGoldrick, Dan Mullaney and Mike Johnston. Meghan Casey was a reader, and Justin Bartkus served as a Eucharistic Minister. Nicole Gill and Michael Lee were married on April 18 at the Church of St. Leo the Great in Lincroft NJ. Bridesmaids included Kathleen Dilenschneider and Carlene Koken. Groomsmen included Vince Keneally, Cameron Eckert and Alex Lewis. Over 40 ND alumni were in attendance. The couple resides in Chicago. On July 18, Alyssa Moya married Matt O’Rourke ’06, ’14JD in Santa Fe NM. Their wedding party included Joslyn (Moya) Nettey ’06, Jeff Smith ’06 and Son Nguyen ’03, with many more classmates in attendance. Adam Steinbach married Kelly Deranek ’10SMC, ’11MS in Holy Spirit Chapel in Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s College on July 11th, 2015. They had their reception at the Morris Inn. The wedding party included Emily Cook ’10SMC, Mallory Glass Thornton ’10SMC, Elizabeth Mitchell ’10SMC, Mark Lyons, Chris Vanderhurst, Patrick Dooling, Ian Gavlick and Brendon Boston. Also helping at the ceremony were Katie Sheldon Urtel ’10SMC, Kyle Urtel, Grant Schmidt, Cynthia Schmidt ’11, Thomas Deranek ’16, Adam Prister and Eric Prister ’11. There were also alumni family members in attendance, including the parents of the bride, David Deranek ’84 and Jacquelyn Meluch Deranek ’85SMC, and Karen Deranek Roberts ’85SMC, the bride’s aunt. The happy couple now resides in Michigan, where Kelly works in medical device sales for Zimmer-Biomet and Adam is in his final year at Michigan State to receive his doctorate in Strategic Management. Greg Abbracciamento left the Army in August 2014 and married Annie Bucy in Seattle WA on May 9, 2015. Groomsmen included classmates Ryan Slaney, Tom Dybicz, Kevin Gannon and Tom Capretta. Annie and Greg moved to Charlotte NC, where Greg is doing his MBA internship with Bank of America. Adam Matthews and his wife welcomed their second child, Alexander Aqunas, on June 2, 2015. Lindsay (Johnson) and Tom Pappas welcomed their third child into the world on June 29th, 2015. His name is August Campbell Pappas, and his big brother and big sister are thrilled. After over 5 months in Southwest Asia, I recently returned from my first combat deployment in the F-15E Strike Eagle in time to welcome my second child, Anne Kathleen Mooney, on April 2, 2015. Keep the updates coming! —*Matt Molloy*; NDClass2010@gmail.com

10MBA Big News

Nick Ong has big news to announce to the class. Lucy Ellen Ong arrived at 12:16 a.m. on July 18. Rachel and baby Lucy are doing great. They are excited to get her and her big brother, Easton, up to South Bend soon for their first visit. I’m excited to see more pictures of the family.
Kevin May shared some great career news. He obtained his real estate broker’s license, purchased an office in his hometown of Shreveport and is working to get the office renovated and ready to open later this year. Kevin hopes that work won’t get in the way of making at least one game this year to cheer on the Irish. Sarah Duke was promoted to CFO in training for Acadia Healthcare, a multinational behavioral healthcare provider. In the next 6 to 12 months, she will be promoted to CFO of one of Acadia’s 200 behavioral health hospitals or residential treatment centers throughout the US. Garrett Busch ’09, ’10MBA and Betsy Busch ’10, ’11MSA are expecting and are looking forward to expanding their family come March. Garrett and Betsy live in Napa and run their family’s winery, Trinitas Cellars. They love visitors. Yves Desharnais just published two Kindle books on the PCI DSS standard for protecting credit card information. For more information, visit pciresources.com. Jay You has exciting news in both the personal and professional categories. He is getting married in October to Keiko Zhu. On the professional front, he has left the director of finance role at Pacific World Corp. and started a new career as a management consultant with 8020 Consulting in August. I look forward to seeing many of you on campus this fall for a game. Remember to contact me with your promotions, new additions and special updates. Go Irish. — John Gerberich; cell 847-331-4707; jgerberi@alumni.nd.edu

10JD Summertime Memories

The living was easy at our five-year Reunion in June, when 10 of us gathered to toast old times and enjoy South Bend with beautiful weather, no classes to worry about and free libations. Emily (Rector) and Preston Carter came from Boise; Jennifer Quintanilla and Joe Barton came from Pasadena; Bernie Nguyen from Maryland; Lindsey (Brazys) Pianowski (with husband Eric and baby Luke) from Elkhart; Stacy (Greiner) and Mike Chambliss from LA; and Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon from Indy. It was delightful and I encourage all to attend in another five years. Here’s who never once came up in conversation, especially not in the tone of, “Wow, I really wish that she was here because she is universally beloved”: Danica Skeoch. Not even once. Here’s who had a diaper blow-out during the Class of 1995 Mass at the Grotto: Hank Wine. Summer babies ’n’ such: The New York Times has scooped the class notes again by publishing an essay by Kat (Vitale) Lopez about raising her son in Canada. (As if the Times is somehow a more prestigious news organization than this column. Maybe if you’re going only by circulation.) Congratulations, also, to Kat, Jeremy and big brother William Rufus on the birth of baby Casey Joseph in June. Congratulations to Maggie (Myers) and Perry Phipps on the birth of daughter Wellsley Grace in June. All are doing well and Baby W already has a ton of ND gear to set her up for football season. Summer lovin’: Many classmates made a stroll down the aisle this season. Congrats to Julie Wiorkowski and Dave Mallen, who had a Chicago-style wedding complete with sport peppers and celery salt. The beautiful reception was held at the planetarium. Stacey Forbes and Katie (Lewis) Blouin were bridesmaids, and John Cronin and Jenny Hernandez were also on hand to celebrate. Congratulations to Michelle Bento and Kaiolohia Chapman, who were married in June on the beach in gorgeous Hawaii, where she is busy lawyering and he is busy fighting fires. They have known each other for ages and even paddled canoes together in high school. Joining them in spirit were Chris Schenkel and Luzanne Otte. Finally, congrats to Katie Hummer and Kyle Chamberlin, who were married in Mishawaka. Because they are nice people and Kyle is a Double Domer, there were a handful of attendees who happened to be ND alumni, including (please draw breath like Ace Ventura when describing Ray Finkle): Bruce Chamberlin ’54MA; James Bent ’06; R. Kyle Clements ’06; Allison (Gordon) Clements ’06SMC; Jack Laskowitz ’06; Molly (Looman) Laskowitz ’06; Crystal (Heitman) Wold ’06; Christine (O’Reilly) Pratt ’06; Dr. Marques Bolden ’06; Amy (DeCloedt) Nussbaum ’06HCC; Danny Nussbaum ’06HCC; Kathleen (Gondermann) Gainey ’09; Tony Cunningham ’07; Paul Goedde ’07; Noelle (Whiteside) Goedde ’08SMC; Juan Muldoon ’08 *; Laela (Tahmassebi) Benton ’07SMC; *Andrew Benton ’08; Chrissy Williford ’06; Michael Anderson ’06; Charles Riffert ’07; Terin (Barbas) Cremer ’07; John McDermott ’07, ’10JD; Lee Regner ’06; Maggie (Albrecht) Eichler ’06; Samuel Sanchez ’98, ’05MA; Michael Fremeau ’10; Mary (Hancock) Fremeau ’09SMC; Aaron Perri ’02, ’10EMBA; Daniel Parker ’11; Dr. Douglas Morris ’13EMBA; Dr. Olenka Bilyk ’08SMC; Kristy (Kucharski) Parker ’11SMC; and Christi Wyble ’13SMC. Whew. I am told that several non-alumni attended also. As an aside, I think ND Superfan Johnny McDermott, mentioned above, is prominently featured in a crowd shot on the wall of the JACC. Please send me updates. — Susie Wine; 102 E. 69th Terrace, Kansas City MO 64113; 574-514-3746; swine@alumni.nd.edu

11 News Galore

David Huff and Meghan Sweeney were married on June 6 in Charlotte NC. Fourteen fellow Domers participated in the ceremony as readers, ushers and members of the wedding party. Emily Murphy and Brooks Maner were married on July 4 in Portland OR. Many ND friends were in attendance to celebrate love and America. The couple resides in Minneapolis. Liz Devany and James Moore ’10MSA were married at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond VA, on June 27. ND Alumni in the wedding included Caitlin Carlin ’11, ’14JD, Gillian Allsup, Matt Dwyer, Tim Hurley ’00, Jared Weidner ’10MSA, Crysta Weidner ’10, Jess Stankus ’03 and Mark Kubiak ’02. Rachel Koch served as a long distance bridesmaid from her PhD studies in Guyana. Raymond Korson married Mary Daly ’10 in Louisville KY on June 27. The couple recently returned from their honeymoon in Denmark, Ireland and Italy and will live and work in South Bend. In October 2014, Natalie Vaiana wed Patrick Revord ’13 in Washington DC. Peter Baxter ’13, Nathan Lin ’13 and Julia Revord ’15 served as attendants. Kathryn Lentini married Devin Perkins in a beautiful nuptial Mass at St. Hugo of the Hills Chapel in the bride’s hometown of Bloomfield Hills MI. A reception followed at the Inn of St. John in Plymouth MI. The bridal party included siblings and coworkers of the bride and groom, as well as fellow alumnae and Lewis Chicks. Erin Plate was maid of honor, and Melissa Coles was a bridesmaid. The couple will live in Greenville SC, where they are employed as engineers with GE Energy. Kyle Nickodem married Kerstin Johnson on July 11 in Ripon WI. Kyle’s Bestmen included fellow Alumni Hall Dawgs Chris Gattis, Ryan Jansen and Mark Robertshaw. Jordan Rockwell and Ian Cole were married at St. James Cathedral in downtown Seattle on June 27. Bridesmaids included Gabrielle Hernandez, Julie Kessler, Cassie (Hepp) Kirkconnell, Jessica Leiferman and Janelle Jacka ’15MBA. Ian signed a new contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins the day after their wedding, and the couple will be moving to Pittsburgh around Labor Day. Dan Masterton married Katherine Jones ’13 on July 18 at Notre Dame. Tim Masterton ’07, Kurt Nowak, Jason Pham, Stephanie DePrez, Shanna Harrington ’13, and Catherine Underwood ’13 stood with the bride and groom as part of their bridal party. Steve Warner and Karen Kirner of the Folk Choir led the music at the Mass in the Basilica, joined by a choir of alumni, including psalmists Daniel Crupi and Katie Klee ’12. Dan and Katherine will begin married life living in Chicago, where Dan works as a campus minister and Katherine works as a nurse. Erin McNeill sold her soul to the devil and accepted the proposal of a Michigan State Spartan. Please pray for her. Eric Leis and Megan McGarry are engaged and will be getting married on April 2 in Alexandria VA. They are on active duty with the Navy as nuclear surface warfare lieutenants. Eric is stationed on the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), and Megan is stationed on the PCU Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), both based out of Norfolk VA. Alex Macomber and Kelsey Hunt are getting married on Sept. 19 and happily run a nutrition business together. Alex also works as a program manager for Amazon Robotics. Last August, Charlie Nejedly proposed to Leslie Allen outside of Leslie’s old dorm room in Howard Hall. Charlie and Leslie will be married in December in Incline Village NV. Included in their wedding party are fellow Domers Andrew Zutz, Billy Parker, Brian Cash, Joe Donovan, Kari Lynne Johnson, Katelyn Lentz, Laura Bradley, Lauren Hemington and Mary Ellen Mazza. Kristen Andree completed her master of arts in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), spending one year in Bologna, Italy, and one in Washington DC. She concentrated on strategic studies and is interested in the intersection between military power and mass-atrocity prevention. Ellen (Costa) and Paul Duncan ’09 were expecting a baby in mid-August. The happy couple moved into a new home in the Brookhaven section of Atlanta. Javi Zubizarreta will be accompanying Rev. Pete McCormick, CSC, ’06 MDiv and Rev. Patrick Reidy, CSC, ’08, ’13MDiv on an expedition through Tanzania and East African Holy Cross mission sites, along with a five-day trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. He will be documenting the trip as part of a new travel series for the upcoming Notre Dame Faith Television initiative. Kathleen Stanley is moving from Buffalo to Chicago to be closer to family and to begin work as a process engineer at the Ingredion facility in Bedford Park. Lt. Erin Plate is stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California, where she is assigned to a contingency operations unit as their intelligence officer. She will be promoted to the rank of captain later this year prior to departing for her next assignment, a one-year deployment overseas in 2016. Her career thus far has included completion of several intelligence courses, Air Force survival training and a short notice deployment in support of operations in Iraq last year. She hopes to see some classmates at the Stanford game this fall. Elizabeth Cotter finished her master’s of public health degree from the U of Michigan in May 2014 and finished her dietetic internship through the U of Michigan School of Public Health to become a registered dietitian nutritionist in April. She works as a registered dietitian at the Inner Door Center, a yoga-based eating disorder treatment center in Royal Oak MI. Michael Matheson recently moved to California to begin his MBA at the UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business. Natalie Bath graduated from IU School of Medicine in May and moved to Worcester MA to begin residency in general surgery at the U of Massachusetts. Annette Esquibel graduated from Stanford U on June 14with her master’s degree in environmental anthropology. She is leading an undergraduate class on evolution and conservation in the Galapagos Islands, and will go on to work with communities throughout the tropics to develop environmentally sustainable economic solutions. Please email me your news. — Evan James; ndclass2011@gmail.com

11MBA Reunion, Other Fun Notes

Kevin Vega attended his wife’s five-year ND reunion in June. He participated in the sparsely attended all-class MBA photo and is really hoping for a better turnout for our five-year reunion in June 2016. David Primus returned to living at 7,200 feet in Wyoming, which is the least populated state in the country. He has taken on the role of assistant athletic director at the U of Wyoming. Quick hits: Mimi Wilfong has been spending her free time reading comments on Facebook, laughing about them and shooting things. Nate Burns and Israel Peck are now living together and considering adopting a pet. Apparently Nate is slightly more serious about the relationship than Israel, who only agreed to think about it. Tim Frahme is a level 34 Warlock in Destiny. — Chris Orenchuk; chris.orenchuk@gmail.com

11JD Wedding Bells

This secretary is embarrassed by the lack of notes for the summer edition. I apologize and I hope that you send me important news so this tragedy never happens again. In the world of love, there were two all-star Domer weddings this August. First, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and South Dining Hall hosted the wedding of Brett Bean and Meghan Sweeney ’08, ’11JD on Aug. 14. The star-studded guest list included: Joseph Florczak Law ’13JD; Kevin Chen; Amelia (Ulmer) Saettele ’08; Eri Tsukamaki ’08 and Mike Haworth ’99JD; Dr. Shields (Duss) Hoida ’08; Kelsey (Montalto) Klupchak ’08; Molly King ’08; Courtenay (Moran) ’08 and Pat Nolan ’08; Erin (Mulholland) ’08 and Andrew Pozolo ’08; Mary Kate (Malone) Martin ’08; Bridget Keating ’08; Caitlyn Caster ’08; Kristin (DiAmbrosio) ’08 and Dylan Brandtner ’07; Dr. Peter Cracchiolo ’07; Paul Kiefer; Tommy Gleason ’08, ’11JD; Tim Nowacki and Kristin (Holm-Hansen) Nowacki ’12JD; Matt Newman ’12JD; Katie Jakubowski; Jerry McKeever ’07, ’11JD and Anna McKeever ’07, ’14MBA; Lakwame Yaboa; Kaitlin (Moredock) and Jason DiNapoli; Lauren (Owens) and Eric Marfin; Chris Tazzi; Erin Rogozinski ’08, ’11JD; and myself. Matt Morrell played a starring role as a groomsman, Louisa Brooks ’08 was the maid of honor and Darcy (Cronin) Thomas’08SMC was the matron of honor. The next week, on Aug. 22, Caitlin Dahl ’06, ’11JD and Matt Cirenza ’06 were married in Chicago, with an equally good showing of ND alums, such as: Katie Jakubowski (repeat offender); Steve Anderson; Vanessa Barmack and Jim Fogarty; Julie (Veldman) Harris; DJ Ward; Rich and Rebecca McAvoy ’06; Carolyn and Mike O’Connell ’09JD; Aaron O’Dell; Christina Pyle; Joe Graham ’04, ’11JD; and Anna and Chris Simpson. Rev. Peter D. Rocca, CSC, ’70, rector of the Basilica and uncle of the bride, presided over the wedding. If that wasn’t enough great news this summer, Marie Connelly Meszaros and Michael Meszaros welcomed Gabriella Josephine in June. Samantha Winter graduated with an LLM from U of San Diego in May and started at Sacks Tierney. Carolina (Saavedra) and Thomas Colby welcomed Calissa this June. Jason DiNapoli was the distinguished honor graduate in his judge advocate officer basic course. Blake Rambo celebrated his bachelor party in Oklahoma City. Chris and Annie (MacDonald) Weir; Sean Cullen ’08; Erin Rogozinksi ’08, ’11JD; David Thaxton ’07, ’11JD; and I attended. There was a lot of cheese consumed. PJ Hines was on a successful kickball team. I am sure we will all hear about it soon. Keep me up to date with any shenanigans and real life accomplishments. — Lauren Sharkey; lksharkey@gmail.com

12 Submarine Officer

Navy LTJG Taylor Sheppard earned Navy submarine dolphin qualifications in July. Her gold officer submarine dolphin breast pin indicates completion of extensive training and qualifications in submarine operations. Taylor is assigned to the submarine USS Georgia, SSGN 729 (Blue), ported at Kings Bay GA. She is a trained nuclear engineer. Please send me announcements. — Tyler Harmsen; Napoleón 3400 Las Condes, Santiago de Chile; tharmsen@alumni.nd.edu

12MBA Seasonal Selections

What do you like better, Christmas or wedding season? Wedding season sounds like it’s in full swing with our class. Congratulations to Justin Holdeman, Paul Mooradian, Tommy Croteau and Joe Barron on their weddings. Congratulations also to Andy John on his engagement. I trust there is a robust excel model in place for his wedding planning. A huge shout-out goes to John Madia on moving to the best state on earth. Desi Bluett is continuing to make our class proud, recently starting a STEM-based non-profit that mentors and tutors high school girls. And finally, Google tells me that Adrian Peterson fell off a Phunkee Duck while trying to take a selfie. Laura Allio, you are in similar (perhaps not as good) company. I hope to see many of you this fall. Go Irish. — Jenna Palumbo; irishmba2012@gmail.com

12JD Proud Classmates

Hello and thanks for reading. Let’s jump right into it. Priscila Rodriguez Bribiesca and her husband welcomed their second son, Tristan, into the world on July 19. He arrived a bit early and is a beautiful baby boy. He had some heart issues and is undergoing surgery, so Priscila and her husband would appreciate your thoughts and prayers for Tristan’s health. Erica (Kemp) and John Rompf welcomed a baby boy, John “Jack” Thomas Rompf, on June 16. Sources say John has already started making Jack watch highlight reels of the 2011 and 2012 Bookstore Basketball tournaments. On a serious note, I’m going to have a hard time writing the rest of this column, knowing that there is now a human life at least partially in John Rompf’s hands. My only comfort is knowing that Erica will be there, too. Monica Schmucker had a wonderful, totally stress-free summer as she prepared to take the Florida bar in July. She said she missed that sweet, sweet feeling of law school studying, so she went ahead and signed up. I know I’m writing this after you actually sat for the exam, but good luck, Monica. Sean Damm left White & Case in New York City and is relocating to Dallas, where he is working for Sidley Austin in bank finance. While Sean didn’t tell me this specifically, I have a suspicion that the move was motivated in part by the Texas accepting attitude toward the combo of suit and cowboy boots. Jason Boehmig left his job at Fenwick & West LLP to work on a startup called Ironclad, which helps other companies manage their legal paperwork. The platform ties together existing silos of information such as template libraries, e-signatures and document storage into a single software layer that eliminates errors and saves time. His co-founder is a software engineer from Palantir/MIT, and they are in a development accelerator program through Y Combinator, a Bay Area seed funder. Wendy Tran recently brought it to my attention that our very own Sana Din was featured in a _USA Today _article last year. The article, which Wendy found through undisclosed means, featured Sana’s work with her firm, Ballard Spahr, helping Afghan and Iraqi refugees acquire a Visa and resettle in the US, as well as her work getting legal assistance to women and children who had been subjected to civil rights violations in Darfur. Sana actually won the Ballard Spahr Pro Bono award for the second project. So the two takeaways are that Sana is really taking “A Different Kind of Lawyer” to heart and “Wen-San” still exists, despite thousands of miles of physical separation. Speaking of which, Wendy Tran is moving from LA to Washington DC to start working at the DC office of Ballard Spahr — yes, the same firm that Sana works for in Baltimore. She looks forward to temporarily living with Sana and her husband, Rashad, and to taking care of their adventurous pet bird, Mango. Finally, Alvin Adjei decided that the legal field might not be for him, and has decided to go on sabbatical to pursue a degree in Trapeze arts and performance from the Clown College of Texas, one of the most prestigious institutions of clowning sciences in the country, if not the world. In the process, Alvin hopes to learn more about himself, about what drives him and about “how to wear tights and crank out backflips way up in the air.” Alvin will continue to practice his woodworking while enrolled. That’s all I have for you this time. Keep those updates coming my way. — Jimmy Champlin; james.c.champlin@gmail.com

13 Record for Updates

Hello fellow thirteen-ers, welcome back to Class Notes. Believe it or not, we set a new record for updates with three whole emails. Buckle your seatbelts. I hope y’all have some space open on your e-readers. Our classmate Jessica Millen just got her work on the TFA published in Teach for America Counter Narratives: Alumni Speak Up and Speak Out. You can buy it on Amazon, so it’s totes legit. If you’re interested, send her a message on the interwebs. As for weddings, there have been a ton of them this year. I’m not saying I’m bitter, but I’m also not denying upgrading my Tinder account details. To start, Bailey Moser sent me details on a few weddings. Her roommate Brigid Halloran is marrying Thomas Graff ’14 in December at the Basilica, meaning that her white dress will serve as excellent camouflage. She also mentioned Rosemary Kelly marrying Matthew Meagher ’15 this upcoming October in Omaha. All I know about Omaha is that it has something to do with college baseball and something to do with audibles. This past July, the ever-wonderful Rose Walsh married Ryan Oldenburg in Columbus OH. Ann Keeney, who braved the drive down to Cincinnati afterwards, said it was an absolutely beautiful wedding. Maya Pillai let me know that she will be marrying Patrick Walsh ’12 in October in the Bend, and that a veritable band of alumni will be in attendance. I’ve notified Finny’s so they can make the appropriate arrangements. She also let me know that Alex Shaw is in Singapore for a year, which I believe is a neighboring country to Hymnapore. Christina Dollar moseyed on over to Mozambique to work with the Peace Corps. Kathleen Hull is hopping over to Baltimore to get a master’s from Johns Hopkins. Connaught Blood is off across the globe to teach English. Bobby Shields was a little hazy on the details, but thought it was, “definitely across that ocean thing.” I feel like if I met and talked to one of her students abroad, I would be able to tell she was the one who taught them English. In pop culture news, Andrew McKernan finally heard of Walk the Moon, but he thought it was a literal sidewalk around the moon and spent an entire week trying to jump up there. Disgruntled and disheartened, he ended up settling for eating a box of moon pies while walking around his neighborhood. On a similar note, I can verify that Brian Mitchell has been saying “shut up and dance with me” at mixers since we were in grade school. This is different than Kevin Soriano, who despite a medical education still believes in “cooties.” Please send any and all updates that you may have, I’d love to hear them. Cheers. — Chris Champlin; The Cannery Apartments, Dayton OH 45402; nd2013updates@gmail.com

13MBA Four Weddings, No Funeral

The Class of 2013 continues to add people, this time mainly adults, not children. Elie El-Zammar (who loves working at Microsoft in Chicago) reported that on July 31, our Peach became a Pair, when Ashley and Patrick Walsh were married at the Basilica. The couple will reside in Mishawaka. They met at Corby’s, proving that Corby’s is good for more than just drinking beer and eating average pizza. (Actually it’s not that bad). Christina and Rick Bariletto, who live in the New York area, married on Sept. 5. Stephanie and Brian Griffiths were married in June. Brian started working for Northwestern Mutual Real Estate in their Milwaukee office, but now he works in Chicago. Another Chicago couple, Chandra Pixley and Ted Kanluen, were married on Oct. 3, even though Ted’s MBA is from UCLA. I ran into Lucas Taylor at a Notre Dame function in June, and everyone will be happy to know that he is still Lucas Taylor. He lives in Boston now, and if you give him the right odds, he’ll bet that you didn’t know that. I probably can’t make it to any football games this year, so I’ll have to rely on everyone to send me updates. Even if you aren’t married, have no kids and hate your job, I’d still love to hear from you. — Nick Imgrund; 314-775-7364; daimgrund@yahoo.com

13JD Pope, Haunted Wedding

I share your dismay and vow not to rest until I’ve found a way to embed cat videos in these updates. Until then, persevere through news of your classmates’ incredible lives. Mike Wester wed Katie Staudt on July 25 in Chicago, where Mike is a judge advocate with the Navy. Mike and Katie honeymooned in Rome, where they and other newlyweds were granted a personal audience with Pope Francis. Congratulations to Mike and Katie, and to Pope Francis for getting to meet Mike and Katie. Will you accept a collect call from Adam Wehadababyitsaboy? Well, too bad. Congratulations to Amanda and Adam Mathews, on the birth of Xander Aquinas Mathews on June 2. When asked for comment, Adam said, “Huge baby,” then asked me if there would be a sandwich-related Kevin Landino update. Bridget Nugent married Dean Reineking in Massapequa NY. Their reception was in the Nugent family home, which is haunted by an apple pie ghost according to the New York Times. Congrats to Bridget and Dean. The world’s most dapper infant is Logan Charles Miller, who was born on July 30. Congratulations to Logan’s parents and fashion consiglieres Ashley and Mauri Miller. Mauri recently moved to Dallas, where he is a corporate associate at Winstead PC. Since graduation, Mauri founded his own custom clothing company, Measured Success, and won the Mayor’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Award of Prestige from the City of Indianapolis. The evidence demonstrates the award to be prestigious. Mauri is dominating these Class Notes like he’s dominated the two years since graduation. Speaking of dominance, Dan Fotoples has accepted the position of residence director at DePaul U in Chicago. Dan described his position thusly: “I adjudge first years and promulgate punishment, up to and including removal from residence halls.” So basically Judge Dredd, but with more lax bros. Welcome to Chicago, Dan. Please send all updates to my email address or Facebook message or GChat me. Don’t throw a message-in-a-bottle into the cruel embrace of Lake Michigan like Kelli Mulder did once. This is 2015. — Alex Blair; apblair@gmail.com

14 Class SecretaryMichael Nichols;

miketnicholsii@gmail.com

14MBA Class SecretariesJessica Bonanno;

jbonanno@alumni.nd.edu; Krick Cahill; KCahill1@alumni.nd.edu

14JD Congrats to All

Last edition featured a mass of engagements; this edition, we have weddings. Before I get to those announcements, special congratulations to Stephen Richter for passing the California bar and graduating from UCLA with an LLM in entertainment law. If I ever pursue my vocal/acting dreams and hit hard legal times, I’m coming to you. Congratulations to the following couples: Katie Woodward for her marriage to Brian Olsen ’10 at the Basilica on May 30; Nikki Watson for her marriage to Nick Abercrombie ’10 in Boise on July 11; Matthew O’Rourke for his marriage to Alyssa Moya ’10 in Santa Fe on July 18; and finally, to two classmates who found love with each other, Veronica Krystyna and Nick Kamenjarin for their marriage in the Basilica on July 25. On behalf of the entire class, we wish all of you the best in the years ahead. You truly deserve it. If you have any updates for the next edition, please send to me. — Rachel Hanley; rachelrhanley@gmail.com

15JD Post-Exam Weddings

Proving how un-intimidating the bar exam is, two of our classmates planned weddings for immediately afterwards. Abdul Shakoor got married that weekend in a traditional Muslim wedding, with a beautifully ornate festival shared with a great number of friends and family. The bride, Maheen Mahmood, looked beautiful and the groom was…present. Congratulations to them both on the start to their new lives in Miami, unless something has changed since Abdul and I last spoke, in which case the weather and people in Miami aren’t that beautiful anyway. Enjoy northern Illinois. Ruben Gonzalez and his better half, Ashley Groves, waited until the second weekend after the bar exam before getting hitched in Kitty Hawk NC. Ruben is from Illinois, and Ashley is from North Carolina. So if something goes wrong with the cake topper (e.g. Ashley, a UNC graduate, portrayed wearing a Duke jersey over her wedding dress) and Ruben sues the manufacturer in a Federal District Court in Illinois, which state’s substantive law will apply? There is no word on whether Ruben sprung for a bi-plane ride after saying “I do.” The couple resides in Chicago, where Ruben is an associate with Faegre Baker Daniels. For all of you who continue to be worried about potential Title IX violations at the U of Missouri, please rest easy. Amber Lammers has accepted a position as a Title IX investigator. Having already cleaned the university of any liability under Titles I- VIII during her initial interview, IX has no chance against Amber. Neal Steven Van Vynckt visited Niagra Falls after the bar exam and thought better of going over in a barrel. His decision to visit Buffalo instead was apparently only slightly better. I decided to focus on Neal’s post bar trip because it didn’t make me incredibly jealous instead of focusing on the many of you who took a European backpacking tour or went to a beach somewhere in the tropics. Jason Becker and his wife, Nantikan, celebrated post bar exam by seeing Penn & Teller on Broadway. Or did they? A chance encounter with Teller after the show led to a wonderful selfie with Jason, Nantikan and Teller. There was no word about where Penn was. So now that the bar exam is over and “life” will start happening, keep me updated via email or Facebook on weddings, births, new jobs, divorces, game show appearances or anything else in your lives. — Matt Wine; 102 E. 69th Terrace, Kansas City MO 64113; 574-485-4731; mwine@alumni.nd.edu