class notes


90 See You at Reunion

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Molly Aberle, daughter of Christy (Palmer) and Mike Aberle, in January. I’ll share the thoughts of Christy and Mike here: “Molly was a special child in so many ways. Certainly she had special needs dictated by her epilepsy, but she also had an open, innocent and beaming smile that made everyone around smile along with her. Molly loved gymnastics, bowling, swimming and playing golf. She rode horses weekly and every summer looked forward to spending a week at camp. She was also a great snuggler and loved reading books in her own special way and watching movies on her movie player. The happiness she experienced doing all of these things was contagious and seeing her smile brought great joy to all around her. God gives special children to special people and Molly was especially blessed to have a mom, dad and big sister who made sure that she had all the opportunities that every child deserves.” In lieu of flowers, the Class of ’90 made a donation in Molly’s honor to The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado (, and we encourage other classmates to consider the same. Our 25th Reunion is only weeks away. We hope to match the success of our 20th Reunion, while making some great additions to the weekend. In addition to the standard Reunion weekend offerings from ND, we have added several of our own touches. Ruth Beier will again coordinate a special Class of ’90 rosary at the Grotto, as well as our own Mass at the Grotto. Patrick Olmstead has arranged for a guest speaker/entertainer at our dinner. Ruth is also bringing SoulCore ( to campus for a unique prayer and core strengthening workout. Nick Farmer hopes to reserve a block of tee times at Warren Golf Course. Mike Zacchea, a highly decorated Marine Corps veteran of Iraq and other conflicts, will be a guest speaker, presenting a discussion on veteran’s issues. We will hold our class officer elections for the 2015-2020 term at our dinner on Saturday, June 6. If you are interested in running for an officer position, please contact Patrick Olmstead at 317-885-0041 ext.4 or, or email me at the address below. And most importantly, Mary Beth (Munhall) Jarvis and Cathy Turnbull have again arranged our own tent with beverages, entertainment, friends, laughter and fun. We’ll see you there. Check us out on Facebook at Notre Dame Irish Class of 1990. Go Irish! — Chris Paul;;

90MBA Reunion Year at 25

Here is Ben Ernst’s family update. Son Benjamin is in Austin TX. Son Spencer is in Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in Quantico VA, and plans to go on to flight school. Daughter Marjie is at Marine Corps enlisted boot camp at Parris Island SC. Son Bert plays college basketball at NAIA U of St. Mary’s in Leavenworth KS. Daughter Becki is a junior in high school. She wants to attend ND and be a doctor. Shelley and Ben are still in Savannah MO. He’s an aspirant for the diaconate and if God willing, he will be ordained in 2018. Congrats and thanks for the update, Ben. Angelo Loumbas lives in Wilmette IL with his wife, Elaine Zacharakis Loumbas ’94JD, and their children: John Anthony, 11, and Demi, 9. Angelo is a wealth planning director with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Chicago. He meets with high net-worth and ultra-high net-worth clients of Morgan Stanley, to whom he provides estate, business, tax and philanthropic planning advice. Rick Scurfield, wife Michelle and kids are in Singapore for a two-year assignment. The kids are in the Singapore American School and having a great time. The twins just came home from a seventh-grade field trip to Malaysia. Their daughter is in third grade, learning Chinese and taking gymnastics classes at an Olympic champion’s gym. Michelle is getting settled into the Singapore way of life, and Rick is about to continue Asia-wide travels. As difficult as it is to believe, Reunion will take place June 4 to 7. A number of great activities will take place including a Notre Dame town hall, updates on many initiatives on campus, entertainment and of course, beverage tents. Reunion is always a great opportunity to meet up with classmates, make new ND friends and have a great time back on campus. Please send me updates and any Reunion attendance plans. — Dave Wilson; 104 N. Wilson Court, Palatine IL 60067;

90JD See You in June

It sounds like we’ll have a great turnout to celebrate our 25th on June 4 to 7. By now, you’ve hopefully registered and seen the schedule of events. If not, you’ll find everything you need to know at Around the time you’re reading this, I’ll be sending an email about any class-specific events and opportunities for us to gather on campus. In other news, I heard last fall that Anthony Patti was selected from a long list of applicants for an appointment to a US magistrate position for the Eastern District of Michigan. Congratulations, Anthony. I look forward to seeing you in June and catching up. If you can’t make it, please let us all know how you’re doing, and check back here for updates about others and reunion tales. — Cathy (Pollock) Gregory; 30 Walnut Farms Drive, Farmington CT 06032;

91 Debut Novel

Hopefully by the time of publication you have thawed out from winter. It is a short report this month, but please keep your classmates updated with your news. Maura Weiler lives in Colorado with her husband, Chad, and their two daughters. She has a debut novel, Contrition, that will be published by Simon & Schuster on April 21. It tells the story of a journalist who is adopted and discovers that she has a twin sister who is a world-class painter. The journalist wants to make her sister famous, but her twin is a silent, cloistered nun who refuses to show or sell the work she dedicates to God. The women’s pasts and futures collide as they clash over the meaning and purpose of art. The book is available for pre-order now from online retailers and will be in bookstores in April. Maura would be happy to call and chat with book clubs interested in meeting her. For more information, visit or find her on Twitter, Facebook, or search for her on her Simon and Schuster author page:
That’s it for this issue. Be well. Go Irish. — John Romanelli;

91MBA Class Secretary — Daniel Maus;

Edward Jones Investments, 302 Third Ave., Fontana WI 53125; bus 262-275-0314;

91JD The Latest

I received a holiday card from Christine (Ireland) McKee, who lives with her family in Rockville MD. Her kids, Kayleigh and Ryan, are growing up too fast but still look like their mom and dad. I also received a note and photos from Bernie Lau. He also noted that his boys are growing up too fast. Bernie is the director of intellectual property and general counsel at NOHMs Technologies, a battery startup in Rochester NY. He travels to the office on occasion but does most of his work from home in Scarsdale NY. His wife, Singmay, practices medicine in Brooklyn. Their son, Will, is a freshman in high school and participates in the quiz bowl, investment club, Science Olympiad, the ski team, and is working on becoming an Eagle Scout. Charlie is in seventh grade and loves math. Both boys will run track in the spring. As for me, I continue to work at the Iowa Attorney General’s Office prosecuting criminal appeals. My husband, Brett, is a patent attorney and has his own firm in Des Moines. Our kids, Griffin, 17, and Lindy, 16, keep us busy with their activities and amused by their antics. Griffin is a senior and is bound for the U of Iowa in the fall. He is on the bowling team and will play rugby in the spring. Lindy is a junior and is considering her college choices. She is the captain of the local junior roller derby team and was selected for junior national team. I would love to hear from you, so call or email me with your latest news. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; cell 5151-249-9235;

92 Family Bonds on Campus

What better way to spend father-daughter time than to attend a football game together? Kelly Reuba and her dad, Jack Reuba ’54, attended the ASU game in Tempe last year. Do any of you have plans to see a game with family this fall? Let me know. I hope to attend the UT game over Labor Day weekend. Speaking of football, if you listen to ESPN radio on 104.5 in Albany NY, you might hear Derek Brown during the Derek Brown Football Hour. Baby booties: Joanna and John Stavrakos had a busy 2014. After settling into Hurst TX (near Dallas), they welcomed their first, Charalambos (Harry) Stavrakos, on Dec. 3. Domer sons and daughters: Barbara Campbell sent word that her daughter was accepted early action, and they hope she will head to campus next year. Let me know if any of your children will make the trip in August. Debra Hartford sends word that she is still with Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Her son, Colton, 12, and his baseball team represented the Midwest Region at the Little League World Series in August. They recorded the first ever LLWS win for the state of South Dakota. They also toured campus during the summer with daughter Sophie. By the way, let Deb know if you visit Mt. Rushmore so she can say hello. Congrats to Cristin (McCarthy) Vahey as she was elected State Representative for District 133 in Fairfield CT. Making futures bright in academics: Jennifer Bruening was quoted in an article about the international language of sports at U of Connecticut, where she is a professor and head of the Department of Educational Leadership in UConn’s Neag School of Education. Kevin Hartman might be spotted around campus as he is now an adjunct professor in the Mendoza College of Business. Nicole (Farmer) Hurd PhD is the founder and CEO of College Advising Corps, which provides college access to first generation, low-income high school seniors. Nicole first launched the concept in 2005 at U of Virginia and received the 2014 Influencer Award from The Chronicle of Higher Education in recognition of these efforts. Please update your contact info on and check out our Facebook page. If you plan a minireunion at a football game or have current or future Domer children, please send the scoop. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes;

92MBA Classmates All Around Us

Michael Rogers wrote with an update and to say that we are nearly neighbors. Michael and wife Kerry Quinn Rogers 91MBA live in Ann Arbor MI with their two girls. Their eldest, Kate, is a freshman swimmer at Yale, and their youngest, Kara, is a high school senior and will play volleyball at Cornell U in the fall. Michael and Kerry have been married 22 years and have been in Ann Arbor since 1996 with a hiatus to live overseas in Germany 10 years ago. Michael has worked at Ford for almost 23 years and is global controller for material planning and logistics. Michael usually attends the Labor Day weekend game on campus and is very active recruiting undergrads and MBAs for Ford Motor Company. Michael Bailey was named president and chief executive officer of AVEO Oncology. Michael joined AVEO in 2010 as chief commercial officer. In 2013 he was appointed chief business officer, and assumed additional responsibilities for business development, program and alliance management and technical operations. Congratulations, Michael. Send updates. — Julie Pendell; 6054 Gabrielle Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48103; 734-680-5635;

92JD Greetings from the Heartland

Congratulations to John Blakey, previously serving as Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office head of special prosecutions, on his confirmation in December to a judgeship on the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. I again ask that you please let me know of any special personal or business event that occurs in your life. We want to be able to share them with classmates. I appreciate all of you who have shared your achievements and accomplishments and special occasions with the rest of us. Please send your updates and news. Until next time, may the luck of the Irish be with you. — Paul A. Drey; Brick Gentry, 6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; 515-271-1765;

93 Colleges, Cradles and Reality TV

Katie (Sachs) and Chris Ebberwein of Wichita KS had a big year in 2014. In August they dropped off their first child at Franciscan U in Steubenville for his freshman year, and Katie gave birth to their fifth child, Frances Rose, on Oct. 7. The Ebberwein family is blessed with one boy and four girls. On their way back from Steubenville, they crossed Ohio to see Todd Broski, Christy Cook Murphy, Caroline (Molnar) ’93SMC and Joe Favazzo. Chris published a book of rosary meditations for couples titled, The Cana Rosary: A Couple’s Prayer. He’s hoping to see it in the bookstore one of these days. For anyone who is a reality TV junkie like me, I’m wondering if you noticed Kim Tracy Prince rocking it out at a live recording of The Voice last fall. The Voice contestants were working the crowd, and when the camera panned over the audience, imagine my surprise to see someone that I know in the audience. (Kim and I lived in Knott Hall). Kim represented Savvy Sassy Moms at the live recording at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Her mother was visiting from Connecticut for the holidays, and it was a perfect outing for them: music, stars and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the action. Not only did they have a wonderful time, but they also got to drive there in style, thanks to Nissan’s little gift of a 2015 Versa Note for Kim to drive for the week. People, perhaps you noticed the blank space where our Class Notes should have appeared in the winter issue. No news is, well, no news. You’re making my job way too easy when I don’t have to edit down this column to 600 words. Please drop me a line and share what you’ve been doing. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1524 W. Calle Escuda, Phoenix AZ 85085; res 623-249-2998; bus 602-547-6125;

93MBA A Few Updates

Matthew Majikes sent another awesome Christmas letter. He shared that he accepted a job with Capital One working with the Spark Business Card Team. He left his small business and is traveling, setting up booths at small business trade shows. He creates client appreciation events like the Orange Bowl event that happened on New Year’s Eve. He may contact you to reconnect if he travels to a city where you are living. Everyone is doing great in his family and getting very tall. Matthew Gleason sent a card showing off his beautiful family. It is hard to believe that we have kids old enough to be in college already. Time flies. Speaking of college, my eldest, Gary, will be attending Notre Dame next year. I am so excited for him. My next deadline is May 1. Please send me any news that you would like to share with the class. I hope you all are healthy and happy. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 12429 Sanderling Trace, Fishers IN 46037;

93JD Class Secretary — Charles S. Hegarty;


94 Updates and News

Colleen Evale shares that she had a baby boy, Aidan McAlaine Evale, on Dec. 6. Congratulations, Colleen. What else is going on? Share your news. Find me on Facebook or send email. — Lynne Russo Hartzer;

94MBA Meet at Georgia Tech Game

Plans are coming together for our reunion at the Georgia Tech game Sept. 19. Charles Oliva and I have been in touch with a few people on campus regarding potential locations for a Friday night get-together, as well as a pre-game tailgate. (That will consist of more than a big sub sandwich and cheap beer out of the back of my Pathfinder.) Thanks to Mike Seamon for helping us out. We will be getting an Evite out to as many people as we can in the next couple of months. Please send me a note if you are interested in attending as I don’t have access to everyone’s emails. And think about looking into hotels for the weekend. Children are more than welcome. I know that Mark Mildenberger, Jenner Davis, J. Matt Carr, Diana Stratbucker Cook, Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato and Scott Steiger will be there. Hopefully Megan (Lee) and Dave Hilal, Jon Langenfeld and Dan Renouard will be there as well. On to other items. M. Scott Aubry recently was flying back from London and sent a great picture of the peaks of Greenland from above, commenting to Mike Mulligan that it reminded him of Moons Over My Hammy at Denny’s back in the day. Kevin “Doc” Dougherty has taken to playing trivia at the local Knights of Columbus in Moline, where he continues to show skill and strength in dominating his senior citizen competitors. We are all thankful that Pierre Nona came through his recent double bypass surgery in great shape. Fortunately the terrible call against Detroit in the Dallas game did not affect his recovery. But the fact that Chris Ohlmeyer was rooting for Dallas almost sent Nona over the edge. He’s back to his old witty self and is planning the next Vegas trip. M. Sean O’Neill still has not recovered from the devastating Green Bay loss in the NFC Championship game. Several of us got together at the tough-to-swallow Louisville game in November, including Matt Kavanaugh, Scott Frigon, Dan Pezolt and Pierre. We had good times, despite the loss. Dave Pasquale, like me, is extremely excited about the ND basketball team this year. It has brought him back to the days of Two Rosses Don’t Make a Right. As far as the reunion, we will be in touch with more details very soon. Reach out to Charles or me with any questions. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422;

94JD See You at the Navy Game

First, here is a quick note regarding an unofficial reunion game for 2015: We have set it for the Navy game on Oct. 10, so expect more information to follow from Jim Carrig or myself. Hopefully you will receive an email prior to ticket applications. Last year we had more than 30 classmates and another 30-plus attendees with spouses, friends and family. So make your plans now. An update on Paul Poth’s foundation, TargetCancer Foundation, dedicated to funding research for rare and underfunded cancers. Paul founded the non-profit organization prior to his death to provide seed money for innovative research into cancers like his. Paul’s wife Kristen reports that TargetCancer has celebrated its five-year anniversary, raised over $1 million and the first clinical trial resulting from TargetCancer Foundation’s work is set to begin next month. For more information about Paul and the work that he started, please visit Jamie Billotte Moses has been appointed by the Florida Bar Board of Governors to serve on the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee. Moses focuses her practice on professional malpractice litigation, including a wide range of legal matters involving real estate brokers and salespersons, appraisers and title companies. Ralph Caruso, a partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis, has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for 2015 in the area of corporate law. Please send updates or new email information to me for the next reunion. — Doug Duncan;

95 Send News

Steve Mandella is living in Dubai on an expat assignment with GE Healthcare. He is a marketing manager for the emerging economies of the Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa. His wife, Kristin, and their three boys, Max, Leo and Pete, are enjoying the international experience but look forward to their eventual return to Brookfield WI, where it’s much easier to find a good beer and brat. Rich Palermo reports that he and his husband, Steve, had another daughter, Mary Olivia Palermo. She was born in September. Big sister Julia is adjusting well to being a big sister. Rich changed jobs in August 2013; he is now vice president of networks business affairs for HBO. They are still living on Long Island. Rich also shared that earlier this year, Curtis Walsh and his wife, Sarah, had a little girl, Charlotte Arlyne Walsh. Finally, save the date for Reunion, June 4 through 7. It will be time to reminisce with old friends and make some new ones under the Golden Dome. Please visit for details on hotel accommodations and to check out the exciting agenda for the weekend. Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with old friends and create a whole new set of Notre Dame memories.
Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson; 847-998-1402; or

95MBA Class Secretary — Renee Werner;

134 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs IL 60480; cell 773-528-3929; res 708-467-0454;

95JD New Job

Rich Pelliccio has joined the Albany NY office of McGlinchey Stafford as Of Counsel. Rich has been a general commercial litigator and had been Vice President and Senior Trial Counsel for a major title insurance company. Rich’s addition to the firm continues its growth in New York state. Please send me your notes and updates and don’t forget to get in touch with Kelly Smith for information and input about the reunion. — Julia Meister;

96 Legal Eagles

Many thanks to Kevin Kuwik for writing this column. Congratulations to Patrick Lyons, who was recently named partner in the London office of Dechert LLP. Congratulations also to Michael J. Willis, a co-founder and managing partner of Kalamazoo-based Willis Law, who was included in Crain’s Detroit Business list of Michigan’s top attorneys and named one of the Best Lawyers in America for his successful work in the area of corporate law. Kristin (Ruethling) Dufek is an architect and managing principal with EUA in Milwaukee, leading the company’s healthcare design practice. In the past few years, she has been named a “40 under 40” in Milwaukee and has run multiple marathons. She lives in Fox Point WI with her husband Eric and daughters Megan, 9, and Julia, 7. Adrienne ’97 and Keith Duessing live in Bucks County PA with their four children. Keith works with family owners and investors as they succession plan and hire new corporate-level leadership to grow their companies, while Adrienne has returned to part-time work as a tax accountant. Most importantly, Keith’s youth travel basketball team recently won their first championship. Julie (Wallman) Patterson and husband Colin welcomed home a son, Oliver Jack, on Dec. 16. He joins big sister Josie, 2. Julie is an adjunct professor of English at Indiana U Purdue U Indianapolis. Molly (Henry) Malloy has taken on the position of Massachusetts chapter leader for Moms Demand for Gun Sense in America, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advocating for common sense improvements to America’s gun laws and policies that would reduce rates of gun violence. She lives in Boston with husband Chris Malloy (professor at Harvard Business School) and children Jack, 9, Vivian, 7, and Daphne, 3. Molly was able to connect with classmates Lisa (Johnson) Callaghan and Joe Marchal last year. Lisa and her husband Gary recently welcomed their third child, Jack, who joins big brother Tommy and big sister Anna. The Callaghans are building a house in Falls Church VA. Meanwhile, Joe lives in Indianapolis with his partner Tascha and their son Liam, 3. Joe is associate professor of religious studies at Ball State U. Christine (Curtis) ’97 and Christopher Pelic live in the Charleston SC area and have three kids: Justin, 13, Jennie, 6, and Jake, 5. After graduation, they attended the Medical College of Ohio and then the Medical U of South Carolina for residency. They are MDs working at the medical school and VA hospital. Christopher is an associate dean and vice chair of psychiatry, and Christine is working in psychiatry at the VA hospital. They are proud to report that they have acquired two ND season tickets on the 50 yard line, so keep your eyes peeled for them on NBC. Brian McCaffrey was recently promoted to manager of the facilities engineering group at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island NY. The group is responsible for the design and engineering of conventional construction projects undertaken by the laboratory. Katie and Keith Ziolkowski and big sister Tatum welcomed Sloane Louise in September. Molly (Davis) and Noah Hahn ’94 moved to Baltimore for Noah’s job at Johns Hopkins Medical Center as director of the bladder cancer program. Molly is a stay-at-home mom with children Doyle, 7, Leo, 4, and Lizzie, 2. Several of Molly’s Lewis roommates recently came to visit: Sara Montrose, Ann (Potter) Francis, Aimee (Garbison) Worsley, Nicole (Rauert) Mueller and Jen (Raney) Doumitt. Tutku and Revan Perkins welcomed baby Leyla in June 2013. Tutku works for Northwestern Wealth Management in Santa Barbara CA. Kara (Woitkowski) Roeder lives in Newbury Park CA with her husband Dave and children, Kate, 10, and Jack, 8. They moved from Utah in 2012 as Kara took the role of plant manager at P&G’s paper manufacturing plant in Oxnard. Their family keeps busy with sports and is enjoying sunny Southern California. Larry Patron, aka The Legend, and Leia Roeges were married on Nov. 4 in Fiji. In keeping with his Austin Powers persona, Larry and Leia went to Australia for their honeymoon. They reside in Elmhurst IL, where Larry works for Discover and Leia is a pharmacist at Catamaran. Molly (Lajoie) Plutnicki is an associate faculty member of the Lyric Opera Theatre Department at Arizona State U, where she teaches Broadway dance styles and tap, and choreographs musicals. She has also been a teaching artist and choreographer for Childsplay for many years, and is excited to have a third show out on national tour with them. Lastly, Sean Norton and Matt Schindler were able to make it to UD Arena to cheer the Dayton Flyers and assistant coach Kevin Kuwik to victory this season. Unfortunately, Charlotte resident Joe Van Hecke cancelled out on the Flyers game at Davidson and the result was a resounding loss. Keep your news coming. — Kate Crisham;

96MBA Class Secretary — Maureen Maher;

96JD Football, Skiing, Skating and Pro Bono

Hello everyone, here are some updates. Ed Perdue reports that he and his son, Finnegan Perdue, were teammates on Saint Thomas the Apostle School’s grades 7 and 8 football team in Grand Rapids. Finn played fullback, offensive line and linebacker, and Ed coached linebackers to a regular season championship and runners up in the All-Saints Bowl series. Luka Misetic and Eleni Angelopoulos live in New York with their three children after having spent several years living in The Hague, where Luka was practicing law before the United Nations war crimes tribunal. Luka practices in the areas of international criminal law and international arbitration. He writes that he has been commissioner of our law school class’s fantasy football league, NDLS’96, which started in our third year of law school and just finished its 20th season. The fantasy football league has kept some law school friends in touch every fall, and includes as members Peter Tucci, Scott Clements, Greg Shaffer, Scott Hardy, John Perugini, Gary Connelly, Luka, and me. Gary was the winner this year. Other participants in the league over the years have included Tim Gerend, Greg Dugard and Jim Freebery. Anyone interested in participating next season, please let Luka or me know. Joy Smith ’89, ’96JD and her husband, Michael Lieberth ’90, live in Glens Falls NY and are busy with their three girls. Mike is a general surgeon. Joy was at Legal Aid for many years but now has her own law office and works part-time so that she can be home with the girls. The family has learned to ski and skate in order to get through the New York winters. I remain a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, practicing with the firm’s litigation group. I recently was voted in as president of the board of directors of The Volunteer Lawyer Network, Inc., an organization which promotes and facilitates pro bono legal services in a six-county region of northern Indiana. Please send me your updates. Please also send me your new email addresses, especially if you would like news of minireunion football games. — Christopher J. Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Ct., Elkhart IN 46516; bus 574-239-1918; res 574-875-4257;

97 So Sad

Sniff, sniff, sadly I have no updates to report this issue. Please send me any updates you might have. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006;

97MBA 1995 Flashback

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since we all first met back at ND in the summer of ’95. What! On the radio we were listening to Hootie and the Blowfish’s Hold My Hand, Only Wanna Be With You and Let Her Cry. Gangsta’s Paradise with Coolio and featuring L.V. was a big hit that year. (Whatever happened to L.V.? ) Also big was Montell Jordan’s This Is How We Do It. The top three movies of that year were Diehard With a Vengeance, Toy Story and Apollo 13_. 1995 was the year: the PalmPilot product line began, Yahoo! was incorporated, HTML 2.0, the first formal HTML standard was published, officially opened, Microsoft released Internet Exporer 1.0 as well as Windows 95. 1995 was also the year: Netscape announced Javascript; Larry Page and Sergey Brin began developing technology that would eventually become Google; EBay was founded; Hotmail was started; Austria, Finland and Sweden joined the European Union; and OJ Simpson was found innocent. I received an unclassified email from Army Col. Tim Connors at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. Tim is serving on the staff of the Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa, CJTF-HOA. Tim’s work involves building cultural and international relationships based on trust, in an environment where continuity, leadership and teamwork grows. Tim met his wife, Ellen, in Rome and they traveled to Venice for a few days. Tim was able to watch ND games late at night. Thank you for your service to our country, Tim, and for always finding time to send us an update. Tim Coff is president and COO of Viewpointe in Charlotte NC. Viewpointe is the trusted provider of cloud-based information, governance and payment solutions and services. At least that’s what their home page says. Tim and Katie went to the bowl game in Nashville, and Tim made it out to the North Carolina basketball game in Chapel Hill. Both games were victories. Tim and Katie have two children, Mary Elizabeth and Charlie. Anthony Jowid checked in to tell me that he ran into Stu Fortener at an ND event in California. Anthony is excited about a new movie coming out about his life, an action-thriller called Ant-Man. Look for it this summer. I received an email from Katie Wolsfeld only to find out it was spam. This year I’m hoping to reach out to more of you and get updates to share. If you have time, send me an email with a note about something you remember about our time at ND. It would be great to hear from you. Here’s a quick shout-out to some of our MBA alums we haven’t heard from in a while: Tenque Shahruddin, Qun Cao, Joe Foppiano, Ray Wong, Kerry McInerney, Dan Pastore, Thomas Howard, Tom Traynor, Larry Aleman, Janice Keen, JJ Evans, Ed Midden, Ryan Baker, Mary (Hyder) Swartz, Paul Pertusi, Ricky Schneider, Bob Messana, Marchetti Williams and Dave Hennekes. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this edition of our Class Notes. I’m in New York with Connoisseur Media Long Island. We have five top radio stations covering all of the Long Island market. My own company, Long Island Comedy, launched five New Year’s Eve shows this past year at top venues across Long Island. Check us out at Connect with me on LinkedIn. I use the name “Paul Anthony”. Go Irish. — Paul Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340;

97JD Class Secretary — Erica Anaya;


98 Spring Tidings

Betsy (Lazzara) married Carson McCaw on July 4, 2013 in her hometown of Carmel IN where she now lives. Several ND friends joined the McCaws for the big celebration. The McCaws welcomed Caroline Elizabeth on Oct. 9. Betsy’s stepdaughter, Grace, loves her new role as big sister. Betsy is responsible for strategy and operations for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, an organization focused on long-term strategic economic growth of Central Indiana funded by 60 significant companies, universities and non-profits in the region. Marty Harris and Tom Johannesen announced their engagement. An April wedding in Marty’s hometown of Nashville TN is planned. Marty will be moving to Chicago in anticipation of their marriage. Marty and Tom work for Ernst & Young LLP, where Marty is a senior manager in the firm’s tax practice and Tom is a partner in the firm’s financial services office assurance practice. Dana D’Amelio, also a financial services office assurance partner at Ernst & Young, re-connected Marty and Tom last year. A small wedding celebration with their immediate families is being planned. All-star Grace Hall intramural baseball player Andy Bracci sent me a note to announce the birth of his last two children. His son TJ was born in early 2013. Andy and his wife Teresa also welcomed daughter Emma last summer. The new arrivals join big sister Maddie, 3. The family lives in Rochester NY, where Andy is an oral surgeon in private practice. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery;

98MBA Class Secretary — Joseph Dunlop;

330 North Rockingham Way, Amherst NY 14228; res 716-625-8470; bus 716-821-9393 ext. 274;

98JD Need News to Report

We had no submissions this time, so please submit an item for the next issue. Note that my contact information has changed as I have taken an in-house counsel position with Thor Industries, Inc. Have news to share? Drop me a line, and fill me in. Also, pay a visit to the NDLS Class of 1998 Facebook page for news and fun. — Chris Putt; res 574-514-3703;

99 Happy Spring

I hope everyone is doing well and is having a great 2015 so far. I apologize for missing the last issue. Please send updates as I’d love to hear from you. Jesse Young serves as a Washington state representative for the 26th Legislative District. He was up for re-election in November and was voted in for another term. Congrats to Jesse. David Johnson and his wife, Margaret, had their first baby in September, Gabriel James. The Johnsons live in Virginia, and they serve as Foreign Service officers at the Department of State in Washington DC. Marie Hogan ’02 and Jeffrey Spoonhower welcomed Catherine Ann in October. “Katie” joins big brother Sean and big sis Teresa as the third little “Spoon” in South Bend. Jeff is assistant professor of film and digital media production at ND. Cheers to all. — Erin (Wysong) Martin;

99MBA Up on Skis

All seemed fairly quiet this quarter. Kim Duncan was promoted to VP, investor relations in November. She and Joe Castorena ’00MBA enjoyed a long weekend with Roxy ’00MBA and Jason Young ’00MBA in Tahoe this winter and were able to get Kim and Joe’s son, Dylan, up on skis for the first time. Go Irish. — Christy (Hayes) King;

99JD I Know You Are Out There

It has been a while since you have seen news about the class here. I would like to kick start this article again and would love to hear from you about what has been happening over the last few years. Send me your updates. — Steve Boettinger;