class notes

Graduate Schools

Accountancy Class Secretary — Kim Talianko;

ktalianko@alumni.nd.edu

Architecture

The School of Architecture hosted its annual reception for alumni at the AIA National Convention in Atlanta. Host for the event was John W. Stamper, PhD, AIA, professor and associate dean. (It bears repeating that there always will be an alumni reception at the AIA national conventions, and it has always been on the first Thursday the convention starts. It may not always be listed in the printed program, but there will always be one. For information you can contact the school, their website, or me as you get closer to the convention date. We all will have the location for you. There usually are fliers around the convention information booths too.) Attending this year were: Timothy D. Noonan ’84 of Atlanta, who was captain of the ND tennis team while majoring in architecture and now runs the Universal Tennis Academy in Marietta GA; Daniel J. Rectenwald, AIA, ’84, COO of Hammel, Green and Abrahamson of Minneapolis; Martha and John G. Horky, FAIA, ’84, Principal with Kahler Slater of Milwaukee who was one of three Domers who were elevated to Fellowship this year in the AIA, the highest honor a member can receive from the organization; James Wentling, FAIA ’75, who attended with his wife Anne, was the second Domer elevated to Fellowship, and has his own firm in Philadelphia; (Edward) Tim Carl Jr., FAIA, ’86, CEO of HGA of Minneapolis who was the third Domer elevated to Fellowship but was not able to attend the reception; Geoffrey Yovanovic ’14 and Camden McClelland ’09, both with Historical Concepts, Architecture and Planning in Atlanta; Edmond G. Gauvreau, AIA, ’79, chief, planning branch, Installation Support Div., US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington DC; Kevin J. Hubbard, AIA, ’91, senior project architect, project manager, global buildings for Jacobs in Arlington VA; Reinaldo M. Hernandez ’14 with William B. Litchfield Residential Designs in Atlanta; Stephanie R. Zurek, AIA, ’05, an associate with Union Studios, Architecture & Community Design, Providence RI; Robert S. Barringer, AIA, ’76, senior associate, Dickinson Hussman Architects of St. Louis; Martin A. De Sapio, AIA, ’81, who has his own firm for Architecture-Planning- Interior Design in Flemington NJ; D. Michael Hellinghausen, AIA, ’78, who is a Principal, COO of Omniplan, Architecture-Planning-Interior Design in Dallas; Andrew Gim, AIA, ’09 with the architectural firm of Karn Charuhas Chapman & Twohey in Washington DC; Peter M. van Dyk, AIA, ’72, assoc. VP, PMCM Div., Arcadis US of Chicago; Ronald B. Blitch, FAIA, FACHA, ’76, president, Blitch/Knevel Architects of New Orleans; Paul J. Monardo, AIA, ’82, director of Architecture Assoc. of Pond, Architects-Engineers-Planners, Norcross GA; Sean Patrick Nohelty, AIA, ’97, director at David M. Schwarz Architects, Washington DC; and Tom Larimer, AIA, ’99, principal/president of Larimer Design of San Diego. At the convention but also unable to attend were Maggie and William J. Bates, AIA, ’75, VP, real estate, of Eat’nPark Hospitality Group in Homestead PA. Dr. Stamper spoke to the attendees by first announcing the school and faculty’s selection for the 13th annual Orlando T. Maione Award was Martin J. Murphy ’78, partner, Alliance Architects of South Bend, for his and his firm’s years of service to the School of Architecture. He also took the opportunity to give a preview of the design for the new architecture building, which will be located east of the DeBartolo performing Arts Center. The site was mandated by the University’s master plan but the architect, John Simpson, RIBA, of London made the best of the location and the new building will grab your attention as you approach the campus through the main gate. The plan was recently approved by the Board of Trustees. For additional information, check the school’s web page. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family of Charles Terry McCafferty ’57 of Grand Rapids on the passing of his wife, Marilyn. — Orlando T. Maione, FAIA, FACHA; 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790-2521; 631-246-5660; fax 631-751-7598; omaione@optonline.net

Biological Sciences

Current and former graduate students of the department had to be proud of the selection of Anna Kottkamp ’15 of Wenatchee WA as the 2015 Valedictorian, sharing the Commencement stage with Chancellor Lord Patten of Oxford University as one of the two main speakers. Department chair Prof. Crislyn D’Sousa-Schorey was excited that Anna is the fourth valedictorian from the Department of Biological Sciences in the last seven years. Long-serving former Chemistry department chair, Prof. Graham Lappin, a recipient of the Joyce Teaching Award this year (Biological Sciences’ own Prof. David Lodge was another recipient), recalls Anna as the “apple girl” since she would always come to class with an apple (a connection to her home in the apple growing center of America). Graham says she was one he would “…pick on to get a response when no one else in class volunteers an answer…” Before pursuing postgraduate studies, Anna says that she is spending a year from this August 3 to July 31, 2016 with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. Living in community with five others in Hood River, Oregon, she’ll be working, among other things, with environmental and stewardship education for 5th graders at the Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute. — 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

Welcome to what is going to be the most important history column ever. I have a huge surprise for you. But, first, thank you to those who submitted memories of their favorite history professors. People are inspired by the promised memoirs of David Fahey ’60PhD, and have been submitting their own stories about the men and women on the faculty who influenced them. Because of the response, I am hereby declaring 2016 The Year of The History Faculty. Starting with the issue of this magazine that comes out around Valentine’s Day, we will use this column to celebrate those who built our department. Please send me your stories now. If we historians won’t preserve our own history, what hope is there? I already have some brilliant pieces, and I look forward to receiving yours. Because of the surprise, I’ll be saving the stories I do have (thank you, Michael and Patrick) until February. Patrick Conley ’63PhD recalls that his years at ND (1959-63), along with his sandlot baseball career, were the “most memorable, satisfying, and fulfilling of my life,” and he’s had quite a life. Patrick is the incumbent and inaugural Rhode Island Historian Laureate. He was appointed to this post in 2012 with the support of 58 premiere historians. John Kaminiski, director of the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at UW Madison, wrote, “it is impossible for me to conceive that anybody else would be named as Historian Laureate” and praised Pat’s 25 years of teaching at Providence College, his “phenomenal” research productive in colonial American history, and his extensive bibliographic and historical knowledge. Gordon Wood of Brown U cited Pat’s “extraordinary career as a historian” and claimed “the utmost respect for his knowledge of history.” Wood noted that no single person in the past 400 years has written more about the history of Rhode Island than Pat. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor. Speaking of honors, I’m so mad at Jonathan Den Hartog ’06PhD that I could scream. I’ve never met the man, but viewing his CV online, I learned that he has won many awards and honors over the past decade, none of which he chose to share with us. Jonathan is an associate prof at U of Northwestern in St. Paul. He has a forthcoming book from Virginia, Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New Nation. He probably worked on the manuscript during the 2012-2013 academic year when he held the Garwood Visiting Fellowship in the James Madison Program for American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton. Why am I always the last to know? Jonathan was part of a ND history graduation program minireunion at the AP American History grading session in June in Louisville. Also present were Anita Specht ’01PhD, associate professor at Kansas Wesleyan U in Salinas; Jim Carrol ’97PhD, professor and chair at Iona College in New York; Jane Hannon ’00PhD, history department head at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in DC; and Lynne Niznik PhD, chair and associate professor at Clarke U in Dubuque. I would like to thank everyone who rallied to my side during my illness last year. I had my check up at the Cleveland Clinic in July and received an A on my trachea. I am so happy and so grateful for your support, and for air. Thanks also to Suellen Hoy, who helped with this column, and to Dean John McGreevy, who is always so kind and generous when I need help. I feel very fortunate to be part of this community. Now, are you ready for the surprise? On July 10, I received an email from Catherine Box. For the few of you who don’t know Mrs. Box, let Isaac McDaniel ’91PhD explain in a journal entry he wrote in July 1983: “Dan Curtin ’83MA took Father Blantz and Catherine Box, the department’s incomparably generous and pragmatic secretary, to lunch today. Mrs. Box is funny, warm, a little motherly without being directive or overbearing. Graduate students constantly stop by her office on the third floor of O’Shaughnessey to chat or to ask advice about academic and other matters. The grapevine has it that she covertly runs the department. In any case, she knows where everything is and she can open doors or cut through the thicket of academic red tape.” Why is it that secretaries in higher education always seem to be the real power behind the throne? They may not make the big decisions, but they are the ones who oil the wheels of academic life and keep the machinery humming at an even pace. To many students, Mrs. Box is the human face of the history department. If you did not have the opportunity to know this wonderful woman, I feel sorry for you. Mrs. Box was the department secretary from the fall of 1970 until December 1990. She said it doesn’t seem possible that she has been retired for 25 years. Probably because she still has nightmares about needy grad students? In retirement, she and her husband of 66 years, Tom, have done a lot of traveling. They have four children who live out of state, two in Oregon, one in Colorado and one in Tennessee whom the Boxes visit often. They are incredibly proud of their seven grandchildren. Two of them are still in college and the other five have their degrees, probably in history. Mrs. Box is still wild about the Cubs, reads everything and walks on the ND campus every day. She said we wouldn’t recognize the campus for all the growth and changes. I don’t think many of us would recognize the department if Mrs. Box wasn’t running the place. She is an incredible woman with a great love for the grad students and a treasured place in our hearts. I think it’s kind of apropos that The Year of The History Faculty begins with a salute to the woman who made them much greater. I do hope you will send in stories about your profs. Not only will I be publishing them here, I’m going to check with the ND archives to see if there isn’t a way we can preserve these memories. Thanks for reading. Happy Thanksgiving. — 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

Thank you, Tom Harvey. In 2005, Carolyn Woo, dean of the Mendoza College of Business, sought a director to lead the college’s Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree program. It had just undergone a complete transformation, and Woo looked for a visionary leader who had the necessary academic credentials, knew the world of nonprofits and understood Mendoza’s Catholic mission. Enter Tom Harvey. With more than 40 years of experience running Catholic nonprofit organizations, including a stint as CEO of Catholic Charities where he reorganized and rebranded that organization, Tom Harvey knew everybody in the nonprofit sector. He worked with religious, as well as secular organizations. He was with the Alliance for Children and Families as executive vice president of member services for seven years. His academic pedigree includes a graduate degree in theology from the Gregorian U in Rome, a master’s degree in social work from Columbia U specializing in rational planning, plus training in nonprofit administration from the Wharton School of Business. Harvey forged a new identity for Mendoza’s nonprofit efforts. To better reflect the program’s intended audience, he renamed the degree Master of Nonprofit Administration. The MNA program has grown from 12 students in 2005 to 35 last year. The department itself was renamed Nonprofit Professional Development as it grew to include non-degree programs designed to help nonprofit leaders develop critical business skills. Harvey oversaw the establishment of a portfolio of Nonprofit Executive Programs, which last year granted certificates to more than 1,000 participants. In 2010, Harvey received a special Catholic Charities USA Centennial Award, given to 100 recipients for their contributions to the reduction of poverty in the United States and extraordinary commitment to the vision and mission of CCUSA. In July, Harvey officially retired and handed the reins to Rev. David Tyson, CSC, former president of the U of Portland. Tyson most recently served as a management professional specialist and teaching professor at Mendoza. He previously held a variety of positions on the Notre Dame staff and faculty in the 1970s and 1980s, including executive assistant to then University President Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, and as vice president for Student Affairs. In 1990, Father Tyson left Notre Dame to become the president of the U of Portland, where he oversaw a major expansion of the campus, a tripling of its endowment and improvement of the school’s regional and national standing during his 13-year tenure. He later was elected the provincial superior of what would become the United States Province of the Holy Cross, which has more than 500 members serving on three continents. Tyson has served on Notre Dame’s Board of Fellows and Board of Trustees, as well as the Air Force Board of Visitors. He received the highest civilian award, the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, from the Department of the Army in providing guidance and support for military education in the context of a university. Congratulations to Tom Tice ’08 on his promotion to director of athletics at Rosary Academy and to Shelley Kendrick, the new chief operating officer and senior vice president of operations at Ecumen, a leader in senior housing and services. Gini Van Siclen ’12 is adjunct faculty at Naropa U, teaching a course on nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship to graduate students in the Environmental Leadership Program. She and her husband Clint just moved to Teton Valley ID, where their sons love to visit them. All MNA alumni are encouraged to submit news for upcoming class notes. You may email me directly at the address below. — Betsy Quinn ’12; 2110 Brummel St., Evanston IL 60202; 847-733-0557; betsyquinn@alumni.nd.edu

Political Science Class Secretary — Charlie Kenney;

455 W. Lindsey, Room 205, Norman OK 73019; 405-325-3735; ckenney@ou.edu

Graduate Degrees

A number of Notre Dame PhD alumni in sociology joined the celebration in Washington DC of the 65th wedding anniversary of William V. and Lorraine D’Antonio on June 14. Bill D’Antonio was professor of sociology at ND from 1958-71, serving many years as department head. Among those present were Anthony Blasi ’74, Charles Buehler ’73, James Davidson ’69, Mary Ann Lamanna ’77, William Martineau ’71, Leo Pinard ’72 and Joseph Schlangen ’74. Tom Cavanaugh ’95PhD, philosophy, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Enduring Questions Program. Dr. Cavanaugh will offer a new seminar course to students at the U of San Francisco, where he serves as a professor of philosophy. In the course, “What is Wisdom?,” he and his students will ask perennial questions concerning wisdom, relying on insights from the works of Socrates, Confucius, the Tao, Boethius, Descartes, Newman and Simone Weil, among others. — Marvin J. LaHood ’58MA, ’62PhD, English; 93 Parkhaven Dr., Amherst NY 14228; 716-691-4648; mlahood@roadrunner.com