class notes

Graduate Schools

Accountancy Class Secretary — Kim Talianko;


David C. Kuhlman, AIA, ALA, NCARB, ’92 is president of Jaeger Nickola Kuhlman & Assocs. (JNKA) in Park Ridge IL. The full service architectural firm is over 50 years old and is dedicated to serving churches and other faith-based clients. They have completed more than 500 religious projects in six states, including eight different projects over the past 10 years for Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. The firm recently completed the 80,000 square-foot Archbishop Quigley Pastoral Center, a full adaptive re-use renovation/conversion of historic Quigley Seminary High School into new headquarters for the Archdiocese of Chicago. They also recently renovated the historic St. Paul Church in Pilsen IL, which was designed by Henry Schlacks, who taught architecture at ND in the early 1900s. Norman R. Newberry ’64 had a great idea for celebrating his 50th Reunion last year. He created and edited a fantastic looking hardcover full-color coffee table book, Notre Dame Architecture: Class of ’64 (’65). He gathered his own photos of student life, asked classmates for photos, got additional photos from library archives and added photos from the Reunion. He sent the completed books to classmates this year. He donated a copy to the School of Architecture Library. If you get the chance, take a look at it. For additional information on the process of using an online publishing company and costs, contact Norm at Norm is a retired film production and studio theme designer for Universal Studios, Universal City CA. (His father, William Newberry ’34 received the first MS in Architecture given at ND in 1936. William also started out his career at Universal.) Attending the 50th with Norm and his wife, Carolyn, were ’64/’65 classmates Marilyn and Paul C. Apostolou of Pittsburgh, where Paul has his own architectural practice. One of his partners is his daughter, Alexandria ’98. Also attending was Thomas A. Connelly, president of Crown C Supply in St. Louis MO. Tom was an Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam after graduating and then returned to ND for his MBA in 1970. Also attending were Pat Divito, who has his own firm, Dva in Falls Church VA; Mary Sue and John J. Gillan Jr., who retired from his firm, Frye, Gillan and Malinaro of Chicago; and Thomas J. Kuhns, who retired from his architectural firm in Portland OR. He spent time as an Army Corps of Engineers Officer in Korea. Dennis Powers ’66 of Florida also attended. He was a NYC detective and in charge of security at HBO before he retired. And finally, also attending was Philip J. Twohig and wife Chiristine (Tack) ’68SMC of Fond du Lac WI. Phil was president of his firm PTD, Inc. Architects, before he retired. The Class of ’64/’65 was the last class in the old architecture building before the department moved to Bond Hall. Daniel J. Rectenwald, AIA, ACHA, ’84 has been appointed to his third term as COO of the architectural firm of Hammel, Green & Abrahamson (HGA) of Minneapolis. Classmate Joan M. Soranno, FAIA ’84 has been elected to the firm’s board of directors. The board appointed (Edward) Tim Carl Jr. FAIA, ’86 as the new CEO. Last year, Tim, HGA’s design principal, received an honorable mention for Twin Cities artist of the year for his work on the renovations of the U of Minnesota’s Northrop Auditorium and for designing a new arts center at Macalester College in St. Paul. Tim received his FAIA at this year’s AIA convention in Atlanta in May, as did John G. Horky ’84, a principal with Kahler Slater Inc. of Milwaukee. As the 2015 Chair of AIA’s Public Architects Knowledge Community, representing 4,000 architects who practice in the public arena, Edmond G. Gauvreau, AIA, ’79 encourages alumni who work for a public agency or design public facilities to join the group. He can be reached at — Orlando T. Maione, FAIA, FACHA, NCARB; 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790-2521; 631-246-5660; fax 631-751-7598;

Biological Sciences

Please send us some news for the next issue. Our deadline for the next column is Aug. 1. — Joan S. ’71MS and Philip B. Carter ’67, ’71PhD; 12916 Barsanlaw Drive, Raleigh NC 27613; 919-848-2192; fax 919-848-3166;


Prof. Suellen Hoy is the winner of the Illinois State Historical Society’s 2014 Harry E. Pratt Award, given annually for the best article in The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Her winning article is, “Chicago Women’s Struggle for a Shorter Day, 1908-1911.” This work continues Suellen’s scholarship on the neglected stories of Chicago women and bringing them into the historical mainstream. She has also published on the city’s Catholic sisters, mothers and Ellen Gates Starr. Suellen is also an awesome mentor, advisor and friend. Thomas Kidd ’01PhD is a professor of history at Baylor U, where he has taught since 2002. Thomas is the author or editor of nine books, including most recently, George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father (Yale, 2014). He and his wife, Ruby, live with their two sons in Woodway TX. At ND, he studied with George Marsden and wrote his dissertation on religious change in 18th century America. Sean Brennan ’09PhD was recently promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at U of Scranton. He published an article in the winter 2015 issue of US Catholic Historian about the military career of Father Fabian Flynn, a Catholic priest from the Passionist order who served as an Army chaplain for the 26th Infantry Regiment from 1943-1946. Sean is about to begin writing a full biography of Flynn, who later served as a key figure in Catholic Relief Services in Europe from the mid-1940s to the early 1960s. It will come out late in 2016. All this research in religious history reminds me how lucky we are to be part of the ND community. I am not a historian of religion, but I am a St. Gerard baby. For a long time, I wanted to write about mothers and the St. Gerard Society during the Cold War. I was convinced my mother subscribed to a magazine about St. Gerard mothers. But, during my recent recovery, when I had plenty of time for research, I couldn’t find any evidence of the St. Gerard Messenger online. Thinking I was going crazy, I contacted Kathleen Cummings at the Cushwa Center at Notre Dame. She replied instantly with a lead in NYC. He referred me to an archivist in Denver. Now, the St. Gerard Bulletin is almost within my grasp. It feels good not to think I’m going crazy. Inspired by Phillip Riley’s post last issue about Leon Bernard, the always wonderful* David Fahey ’60PhD* wrote from Ohio that he is writing a memoir about his days as a grad student at ND. He promises us stories in the months to come about Father John Patrick Dolan, Msgr. Phillip Hughes, Bernard Norling, Frederick Pike, William Shanahan, James Ward, James Corbett, Father Astrik Gabriel, Father Thomas McAvoy, Leon Bernard, Robert Burns, James O’Neill, Walter Gray, Aaron Abell, Anton-Herman Chroust and G. Sauvigny de Bertier. I am so excited by this list. I was at ND from 1983 to 1991 and only four of these luminaries were there at that time. On the other hand, we had luminaries of our own. I would like to ask a special favor of those who read this column. Could you please send me stories about your favorite professors? It can be deep and emotional or funny or anything. I just think it’s important that we, as historians, document some of the history of being grad students at ND. History is our thing, and we ought to be able to apply it to the program and professors who gave us their all so that we may do what we love. Finally, thank you all so much for your continued prayers and messages of support. I’m getting better every day. — Mary Linehan ’91PhD;

Mathematics Class Secretary — Patti Strauch;

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Master of Nonprofit Administration

Changes abound in the Master of Nonprofit Administration community. In January, the MNA office moved to Suite 123 in the Mendoza College of Business. In April, after 15 years of serving the MNA community as program manager, Kim Brennan ’06 accepted a position as program director for various research projects of longtime Mendoza faculty member Matt Bloom. The MNA family thanks Kim for her unending support, encouragement and love. Also joining Kim and Prof. Bloom’s team is former MNA administrative assistant Judy Miller. The MNA family wishes Kim and Judy bountiful blessings as they begin an exciting new chapter. Congratulations to the Master of Nonprofit January 2015 graduates: Heather Asiala, Perrine Blakley, Chanyan Guo, Mark Madrid, Elizabeth Moriarty, Laura Roether, Rita Udvardy and Brad Wilson. We also celebrate the alumni who have transitioned into new jobs. Mary Liebman ’14 is director of summer programs for Pace Academy in Georgia. Justin Queenan ’13 has been appointed as executive director for Green River Pact. Eamon Ladewski ’13 joined FTI consulting in Chicago, and Dan Parziale ’14 was named housing coordinator and case manager for LA Family Housing. Brandon Stewart ’07 joined the Salvation Army of Ft. Lauderdale FL as director of community relations and special events. Mike Moroski ’13 took the executive director position at Faces Without Places, whose mission is “to empower lives by removing educational barriers and providing enrichment opportunities for children and youth experiencing homelessness.” He cannot wait to put his MNA degree to good use in this new role.
Congratulations to Amy Crownover-Reed ’10, husband Steve and son Everett who welcomed Becket Frances on Jan. 15. On Jan. 26, Anne Hayes ’99, ’06MNA and Patrick Dowd ’99 welcomed their third daughter, Amelia Kerry. Big sisters Shannon and Isabelle are happy to have their new sister home. We also thank Anne for her service as the previous MNA secretary. All MNA alumni are encouraged to submit your 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;

Graduate Political Science

William Binning ’70 PhD is an emeritus professor at Youngstown State U in Ohio. He recently was the co-author of Ohio Government and Politics, Sage Congressional Quarterly Press, 2015. — Charlie Kenney; 455 W. Lindsey, Room 205, Norman OK 73019; 405-325-3735;

Graduate Degrees

Darrell Gordon ’85MS, administration, CEO and president of Wemle Youth & Family Treatment Center in Indianapolis, has been awarded the 2015 Center for Leadership Development Minority Achievers Award for Excellence in Business and Industry. Gordon has transformed the residential treatment center, which serves neglected and abused youth. The center under his leadership has gone from dire distresses to a nationally recognized residential treatment center. Sarah Mordan-McCombs ’09PhD, biology, associate professor of biology, genetics, and cancer biology, has been promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at Franklin College. Ryan Anderson ’11MA, PhD, political science, has emerged as a leader in the movement against same-sex marriage. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., cited Anderson’s work twice in his dissent from the court’s opinion that struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Anderson, 33, a Princeton graduate and a scholar at the Heritage Foundation, will be a prominent voice in the discussions taking place as the Supreme Court votes on the issue this summer. I have the good fortune to have as my primary physician Dr. Eric Waffner ’91, accounting, a prominent western New York practitioner. Dr. Waffner is an extremely loyal alumnus who is an avid supporter of ND and its athletic programs, particularly rowing because of his participation in Club Rowing as an undergraduate at ND. — Marvin J. LaHood ’58 MA, ’62 PhD, English; 93 Parkhaven Dr., Amherst NY 14228; 716-691-4648;