class notes

1990s

90 Raise Your Glass for Norm

I caught up with Brian Gallagher during a recent visit to Chicago. Brian lives in Glen Ellyn IL with his wife, Lauren, and their three daughters. Brian’s eldest, Shea, will be a junior at ND this fall, and his younger daughters will join their big sister in South Bend this year. Reilly will be a freshman at ND, and Kendall will be across the street at Saint Mary’s. Brian is a partner at Twin Bridge Capital Partners alongside Alumni Hall buddies Joe Dimberio ’91 and Pat Lanigan ’91. Twin Bridge is a private equity firm focused on leverage buyout investing. Tim O’Loughlin has given up the corporate world to join his wife, Amy (Dudon) O’Loughlin, as a teacher at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School in Dayton OH. Tim teaches religion for grades 9 and 10, and Amy teaches anatomy and physiology and biomedical sciences. They have three children: Caitlin, a senior at ND, Abby, a sophomore at Saint Mary’s and Carly, a senior at Chaminade Julienne High. Todd Tucker published a new book, Polaris. Todd relied on his technological know-how as a former nuclear submariner to pen this thriller about warfare in the near future. Carrie and Tom Eck live outside of Milwaukee with their kids: Madaline, 21; Olivia, 19; Oscar, 16 and Cecelia, 13. Madaline is a senior at Creighton, and Olivia will be a sophomore at Xavier. Tom is a founding partner of Cortina Asset Management, an institutional money management firm. Bridget and Scott Henson live in Boise ID with their children: Callum, 13; Sam, 11, and Maeghan, 8. Scott has been practicing general surgery since 2000 after he completed medical school and residency at Georgetown. Scott passed on very sad news that our classmate Greg Sheehan died on June 15 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Mark Wachter and Ed Whitty also sent touching tributes to their college roommate, Greg, who was fondly referred to as “Norm” by all those who knew him. Anyone who met Norm for an instant (long enough to finish a pint) became an immediate friend. Norm’s true calling was caring for others. After his father died at a young age, Norm, as the eldest son, stepped up as a father figure to his five siblings. Greg went to medical school at Georgetown and practiced medicine in his home town of Hartford CT. Over 1,000 friends attended his wake and funeral services including many from our Notre Dame community. There were countless stories about his success as a three-sport athlete in high school, including a state championship in wrestling, and his success in the classroom, including being chosen as a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete. Norm’s gregarious personality and easy going disposition made him one of the most beloved doctors in Hartford. Many of his colleagues and patients were heart broken when his passed. We share their pain. There are plans for a tribute for Norm during the ND Miami football weekend in South Bend. If anyone is interested in participating, please contact Ed Whitty at edwhitty90@yahoo.com. Our class will host a tailgate this football season. Plans are still in the works. Look for information on the class website and Facebook page. Please send your news and updates to me or Christine (Boron) Griffin at cgrif57@gmail.com. Check us out on Facebook at Notre Dame Irish Class of 1990 and at http://1990.undclass.org. Go Irish. — Marty Falkenberg; martin.falkenberg@yahoo.com

90MBA Updates Needed

Please send updates my way. Who went to games this fall? Who attended the MBA tailgates? Who did you see on campus? Do tell. — Dave Wilson; 104 N. Wilson Court, Palatine IL 60067; david_c_wilson@hotmail.com

90JD Class Secretary — Cathy (Pollock) Gregory;

30 Walnut Farms Drive, Farmington CT 06032; cagregory@sbcglobal.net

91 Heartwarming Story

Greetings, everyone. By the time you read this, the leaves will be changing, the students will have moved into dorms and the football team will be winning again. I received this update on Reunion 2016 from Marcia McBrien ’81 about her brother and our classmate, and I would like to share it. “My brother, Richard C. McBrien Jr., died in 2003; this year would have been Rick’s 25-year Reunion at ND. I was on campus for my own Reunion, and saw in the schedule that the Class of ’91 had a remembrance ceremony for deceased classmates set for Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Lewis Hall. I decided to go, hoping that maybe some of Rick’s friends from Zahm Hall would be there.
As I took a seat in the back of the chapel, a woman from the class of ’91 approached me and introduced herself; she had taken the lead in organizing the remembrance. I explained why I was there, and she immediately went to the lobby to see if any guys from Zahm were there. Within seconds, I was hugging many of my brother’s Zahm crew: Dave Latherow, Jon Barry, Eric Werge, Erik Hartmeyer, Ed McKiernan, Errin Hoffman and Terry Wilkin. We spent an hour talking about Rick and his daughter, Catherine, who was 3 months old when he died. I was happy to report that Catherine, now 13, is doing well and is a fine musician, which will surprise no one who knew Rick and remembers his band, Bone Forest. To the Zahm guys: What a difference you made in Rick’s too-short life. As the only boy with four older sisters, Rick always wanted a brother when he was growing up. Thanks to you, he had a band of brothers and friendship that never failed. Please know that we will never forget you, and that the Zahm crew always has a special place in our hearts and prayers.” As the author of this column was also a Zahmbie and knew Rick well, it was heartwarming to hear this story. In other news, Rob Hahn recently released, Hi, Gene! Meet the Real Sen. McCarthy, a documentary film about the 1968 presidential campaign of Sen. Eugene McCarthy. The half-hour version can be viewed free at higenemccarthy.com, and the hour-long version will air later on PBS stations. It’s the first documentary Rob has directed and produced.
That is all for this month. Go Irish. — John Romanelli; jrndmd@comcast.net

91MBA Another Notre Dame Legacy

Ann (McClean) and Ken VanOverberghe report that life is good. They live in Illinois, where Ann works in administration for the local school district. Ken travels domestically and internationally turning around underperforming projects and operations. They have a son who is a junior at Northwestern, a daughter carrying on the Notre Dame tradition as a freshman and a son who is sophomore in high school. When they get back to ND, they catch up with Prof. Kevin Bradford and Professor Bergstrand. Nelson Ritz lives in Jacksonville FL and is a banking consultant. He and his wife, Eva, have three children: Victor, 16; Sofia, 13 and Martin, 11. Nelson visited with Shinichi Muto in Japan a couple of years ago and in Orlando FL recently. Rick Shalaby is the COO at Publicis Health and lives in New Hope PA. He and his wife have a girl, 8, and boy, 6, who make life fun. Rick gets together a couple times per year with Kevin Monaco and even played golf with him over the summer. Keep the news coming. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; 4102 Debenham Court, Rockville MD 20853; res 301-774-1232; cell 301-502-3843; pattylynch05@gmail.com

91JD On the Bench

I did not have much news to report, so I did a random search of a few people and discovered a few interesting facts. John Foradora was the first Democrat ever elected president judge of Jefferson County PA. He went on the bench in 2001. He and Mary Margaret (Bleyer) live in Brockway PA and are the proud parents of son James. Timothy Bulman is a workers’ compensation judge in Philadelphia. He has been on the bench since 2008. Bob Burns is a Wyandotte County KS district court judge. He was elected to the bench in 2004. I hope to have more news to report after our 25th Reunion. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; 515-281-6660; mtrout@iowa.gov

92 Almost 25 Years

Another football season is upon us, so it is time to plan our 25th Reunion. I wanted to take you down memory lane to our first football game as classmates, UM under the lights. I am pretty sure that sealed my fate as a lifelong, diehard fan. What are some of your favorite undergrad memories? Share them on our class Facebook page or email them to me. I hope you will try to make it back to campus for Reunion. It has changed a lot since we left. I participated in the Alumni Family Volunteer Camp this summer and had a blast. I caught up with Ellen Spiering, who was there with her daughter and a friend who like many other families, were return participants. If you want a fun week of swapping Domer stories while sharpening or learning new skills with your children (painting, landscaping, building homes, sorting food, etc.) check out FVC 2017. Just know there is a waiting list every year, so act quickly if interested. Speaking of alumni, Bridget Zappa’s only child, daughter Madden Grace ’16, became a fellow alumna on May 15 when she graduated with the Class of 2016. The entire Zappa clan came from across the country to celebrate. Madden was a Howard Duck just like her mom. She will start graduate studies in law, ethics and mental health at King’s College London in fall of 2017. Bridget is the director of internal communications at Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis. Thomas Salvino was named by Barron’s magazine to its 2016 list of top advisors in America for a second consecutive year. Tom was ranked 23 in Illinois. A financial advisor at William Blair since 1993, Tom and the Salvino Wealth Management Team serve high net-worth individuals and their families, corporate executives and foundations. Mike Ferguson sends word that he joined BakerHostetler, a major national law firm, to lead their federal policy team. A celebration of life for Michelle McNamara was held at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn IL on July 31. Several of her Walsh dorm mates were on hand including: Kris Penn, Liz (Toohey) Kane, Kath Salvaty, Kelly (Fitzpatrick) Mitchell ’93 and Trish Tierney, as well as Jamie Reidy, Chris Lozier, Brian Reardon and Jamie Revord. To honor her memory and support the creativity of young writers aged 6-18, you may make donations to 826LA, an organization that provides free programming, workshops, field trips and tutoring in LA: http://826la.org/for-michelle-mcnamara. Tahira (Aslam) ’93 and Tim Probst are living in Vancouver WA. Lynne (Willett) Nowak is vice president, clinical and provider solutions at Express Scripts in St Louis. Baby booties: Kathleen and Chris Ebert welcomed Erik Christopher to the family on June 10. Big brother Wayne is ready to teach him the fight song for football season. Kids on campus: Monica (Macys) and Rich Earley ’90 have daughter Teagan in the freshman class this year. Anyone else have kids on campus? Please send updates through our class Facebook page (University of Notre Dame, Class of 1992) or email me. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; ndclassof92@gmail.com

92MBA Class Secretary — Julie Pendell;

6054 Gabrielle Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48103; 734-680-5635; pendell.julie@gmail.com

92JD Class Secretary — Paul Drey;

Brick Gentry, 6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; 515-271-1765; fax 515-271-1766; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com

93 Wild Man Weekend

Dylan Hogan of Detroit, John Brislin of New York, Mike Barrett of Washington DC, Paul Anthony of Jackson WY, Dr. Tom Halligan of San Francisco and Steve Wanaski of Chicago completed their 22nd straight “Wild Man Weekend” trip to the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas National Park in mid-May. Their annual minireunion was named years ago by Dylan’s wife and fellow ’93 Domer, Dr. Patricia Bonnefil. It remains a source of good memories and ironies as the wild men enter their mid-40s. Missing from their trip this year were two fellow Wild Men and ’93 Domers, Vince Wong of Indianapolis and Scott Boehnen of Cleveland. Meeting for 22 consecutive years is an impressive number. Can any other groups of friends say the same? Let me hear from you. I was very lucky to have a classmate and close friend visit me in Phoenix. Dave Sullivan was in town in mid-June for a quick work trip for his Chicago law firm, so he met up with my husband, Jim, and me for dinner. We had a great time reminiscing about our “Chicago crew” in the late 1990s. (Shout out to Dan and Brian Alesia.) We also compared travel notes since Dave and his wife, Jill (Naughton), have traveled to some amazing places. Speaking of travel, Jim and I had a great holiday in Amsterdam, Bruges and London in May. We went specifically to see the tulips and weren’t disappointed. You should add Keukenhof to your bucket list. The beer and mussels in Bruges were phenomenal. Naturally we tried the chocolates and waffles, “when in Rome” and all that, but for anyone who enjoys craft beer, Bruges is a great destination. It’s also a charming destination for its canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. In June, Jim and I traveled to Cleveland OH, to witness (in a bar since game seven was played in Oakland) the Cavs win the NBA Championship. For anyone who follows sports and knows the trials and tribulations of Cleveland sports fans, you can only imagine how the city erupted after the victory. We were two of the 1.3 million fans in town for the parade. Let me know how you’ve been keeping busy. It would be wonderful to hear from you. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1524 W. Calle Escuda, Phoenix AZ 85085; res 623-249-2998; cell 623-606-7000; amyuhas@cox.net

93MBA Surprise Meeting

I have a fun story for you. My family and I decided to attend the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. This was our first time, despite living in Indianapolis for nine years. It was a hot, humid Indiana day. Before the race, we sat under a tree eating lunch. My husband started talking to a man sitting beside us. I was not paying attention at first, but when I looked to see whom Greg had met, I recognized the man’s face. I asked, “Is your name David?” At the same time, he asked if I was Tricia. It was David Schulz. He has friends who have a bucket list, and one item was to attend the Indy 500. There was a record 350,000 in attendance. The last time I saw David was May 1993 when we graduated. This was a very fun surprise. David sent me an update: “My wife Lya and I live in Connecticut. You would have met her as we got engaged my second year at ND. We have three boys. All are soccer players since we lived in Germany four years. Also, we have a daughter who is a competitive cheerleader. The eldest just finished his freshman year at Virginia Tech. He wanted to go south. I am the treasurer of a large consumer lender called OneMain Financial.” (Dave has been there three years. Prior to that, he was at GE for seven years and Volkswagen for nine.) “I stay in touch with our two Australians Geoff Colgan, who lives in Chicago and runs his own consulting firm, and Tony Lipp who also lives in Connecticut and works for IBM.” I saw on LinkedIn that Geoff Colgan is a member of the Mendoza Graduate Alumni Board. Congrats Geoff. My next deadline is Nov. 1. If you make it to ND for a football game, please tell me who you see. Go Irish. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 12429 Sanderling Trace, Fishers IN 46037; cell 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com

93JD Class Secretary — Charles S. Hegarty;

734-398-5733; cshegarty@gmail.com

94 Big Moves

Nikki (Wellman) Kraus, her husband Tim Kraus ’95 and kids Olivia, Lily and twins Gavin and Gunnar recently moved to McLean VA for Nikki’s new job at Strategic Investment Group. Cathy (Miller) Bernasek and Brian Bernasek have been their welcoming committee and helpers in getting settled. Cathy is critically involved in the DC non-profit community through Compass, and Brian is doing great at The Carlyle Group. Nikki will join up with friends from Badin Hall in Sea Island GA in September to go see the Indigo Girls (how appropriate) with Aimee (Lafreniere) Turner, who works at the NBC affiliate in Portland ME (Aimee is married to David and has son Luke), and Carrie (Isabell) Dummer, who is a professor at Hope College in Holland MI, where she is the mom of Thomas, Sean and Michael. (Carrie is married to ND sweetie Joe Dummer ’93 and writes epic Facebook posts about raising their boys.) Also joining them is Anne-Marie (McMorrow) Tuohy, who graduated early to begin med school and is a pediatrician in Richmond. She and her husband, Rich Tuohy ’92, have three kids, Liam, Christa and Jenna. Last but not least, Stefanie (Thelian) McHugh, who lives in Sea Island with her husband, Bill McHugh ’91, will complete the group. Stefanie is a busy mom of three boys and is an attorney. Matthew Umhofer is killing it in LA where he started his own law firm. He is the proud dad of two girls with wife Jenny. Frank Flynn is doing great as a professor at Stanford, and he and his wife, Chris, have three boys. Lizabeth (Lennon) Bradshaw is a teacher in Indianapolis, where she lives with husband John and their four kids. Vicky (Catennaci) Lopach is married to Paul Lopach, and they live in Denver, where she is a doctor and is busy with their two girls. Kenya (Johnson) Young and husband Everett welcomed their third child into their family. Baby Eli joins big brothers Lance and Bryce. Kenya is nearing the 10th year of her career at NPR and was recently named executive producer of NPR’s afternoon news program “Weekend All Things Considered.” They live just outside of Washington DC. Keary Ryan married Jennifer Baxter on July 22 in Columbus OH. Laura and John Ryan, Anne and Larry Eiben, Aurelie (Gallagher) and Steve Krauss, Katie and John Edwards, Brooke and John O’Rourke, Tim Gilroy and Jill Matesic ’95, Allie Smith ’17, Nick Trella and Dave Regnier ’93 were there to celebrate. Meredith McCullough and her husband, Jamie Whitcomb, and Jack, 4, welcomed baby Ben earlier this year. Christine (Ashford) Swanson has been busy for the last two years making movies, including Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, which garnered high praise and broke ratings records as the highest rated original movie for the network TV One. After taking a “timeout” to raise four children with husband, Michael Swanson ’93, she is working on numerous projects including her next feature film, which will go into production next spring. And finally, it’s early, but let’s start thinking about our 25th Reunion. It’s been too long since we have all been together. To contribute to Class Notes, find me on Facebook or send updates by email. — Lynne Russo Hartzer; ndclass1994@yahoo.com

94MBA Checking In

It’s been a while since I have written this column, and my deepest apologies to Chris Ohlmeyer and the others who have missed it so much. I think Kevin Dougherty and Sean O’Neill would also fall into that category, as well as my dad. Football season is almost upon us as I write, but of course, this won’t be published until we are already well into the season. Nevertheless, the usual cast of characters will head to campus for a game this year, specifically the Duke game, including Angela (Stavropoulos) and me, Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, Mark Mildenberger, Jenner Davis, Scott Steiger and J. Matt Carr and family. Speaking of Matt, he changed positions at IBM and is living in Atlanta, not far from the Laurites. We have already had the pleasure of seeing him and his amazing family multiple times. Continuing on the theme of moving to Atlanta, Shannon (Davis) and Dan Pezolt also relocated to the Peach State. Dan is still with Dow Chemical but has come back to his southern roots. Lucky for him, he’ll be living very close to Angela and me. I believe that Michael D. Mulligan and M. Scott Aubry Esq. made a recent all-expense paid trip to Detroit to visit Pierre Nona and take in a Tigers game. Kevin Dougherty of Chicago has had several visitors in recent months including Chris Ohlmeyer and Matt Kavanaugh. I think the Ohlmeyers and Mulligans also met up in San Francisco this past summer. Dave Pasquale was disappointed that none of the ND guys joined him in Hilton Head the week of July 4. Charles Oliva is still living the dream in suburban Philadelphia, but other than that, I have not heard from others from our MBA class. Please let me know how you’re doing. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com

94JD Class Secretary — Doug Duncan;

pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com

95 Send News

Dawn Garcia Ward ’95, ’98JD was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan by the Grand Rapids Business Journal. Dawn and Brad live in Holland MI and have two children, Grace and Nathan. Carrie (Connaughton) Gallagher and husband Greg ’94 live in Centennial CO and had their baby boy, Nolan, baptized in the Log Chapel by Father Bill Miscamble, CSC. Nolan followed the path set by his siblings Quinn, Matty and Annie, who were also baptized as infants in the Log Chapel by Father Miscamble. After Notre Dame, Carrie earned a master’s degree from Indiana U, and Greg graduated from the law school at the U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Earlier this year, Bill Gaumond was promoted to chief financial officer at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. In his new role, Bill is responsible for financial functions of Allianz Life, including business finance, accounting and controlling, business intelligence, treasury, tax and corporate risk management. Bill lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Susan, and their three children. Elizabeth Arquin Walker PhD, RN was recently selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Richard R. Rubin Award. The award recognizes a behavioral researcher who has made outstanding, innovative contributions to the study and understanding of the behavioral aspects of diabetes in diverse populations. Elizabeth is professor of medicine and professor of epidemiology and population health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx NY. Ken Andert reported that he’s living in La Porte IN, where he is the chair of the science department at La Lumiere School. He teaches AP physics and AP calculus. He has also been working at Notre Dame every summer since 1999 as part of the QuarkNet program in the physics department, which has afforded him a wide variety of cool experiences over the years, including the opportunity to travel to the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland two times to work on the Large Hadron Collider. He’s also a volunteer with a racing greyhound adoption group that places dogs once they retire from racetracks. He gets to as many home football games as he can, and has been fortunate enough to make it to all of them for the last five years. Please send news. We want to hear from you. — Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson; 847-998-1402; colleen.robson@starcomww.com; therobsons@sbcglobal.net

95MBA Class Secretary — Renee Werner;

134 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs IL 60480; res 708-467-0454; reneewerner@yahoo.com

95JD Class Secretary — Julia Meister;

meister@taftlaw.com

96 Same as it Ever Was

Thanks to the almost 400 classmates who showed up for our 20th Reunion in June. We set a new class record for attendance and had an epic time catching up with old friends and reliving our college days, complete with dance parties both nights that lasted until the early hours of the morning. Special thanks goes to Larissa Herczeg, who put in many hours organizing the class tent that inspired admiration from the other classes that weekend. You definitely don’t want to miss our 25th in 2021. For those who couldn’t make it, please check out the slideshow of all the throwback pictures that classmates submitted of our glorious days under the Dome by going to YouTube and searching for “Notre Dame Class of 1996 Picture Show.” Thanks also to Kevin Kuwik, who was instrumental in the Reunion planning and also wrote this column. Candace (Clarke) Spencer is the business development director for Drinker, Biddle & Reath’s Washington DC office. She was previously with FTI Consulting as a business development director and worked with LexisNexis for well over a decade. Candace is married to Dion Spencer ’00JD, who is with FHFA’s Congressional Affairs Department. They reside in Alexandria VA with their daughter, Tatum, 8, who is destined to be in ND’s class of 2030. Carrie and Matt Urbanksi recently returned from Haiti, where they met their daughter Elyse, 2, who will join them and big sister Lauren at home in South Bend. Margaret (Marren) Byrom and husband Andrew welcomed twin boys on May 5, almost eight weeks early. Connor Isaac and Logan Daniel are at home and doing great, and big brother A.J. is very excited. Dawn and Travis Krahl and sons Klaus and Wilhelm are looking forward to a “Make a Wish” trip to Disney World in October to celebrate Klaus’s battle against lymphoma. Travis reports that Klaus’s cancer is officially in remission, and the doctors are optimistic he’ll be back to being a normal kid again. Melissa (Pirelli) Earls has accepted a new position as Head of School at Academy Hill School for Gifted and Talented in Springfield MA. She lives with her husband of 16 years, Joe, and their daughter, Emma, a freshman at Deerfield Academy. Pete Prunty started an institutional investment consulting firm, Index Capital Consultants, LLC, this June. It advises foundations, endowments and pension plans, and is based in Red Bank NJ. Pete lives in nearby Little Silver with wife Nancy and sons James and Brady. Army Reserve Maj. Tony Pottinger serves as the brigade judge advocate with the 95th Division in Lexington KY. Tony, his wife Joan and their daughter Greta reside in Arlington VA, where Tony is a trial attorney with the Department of Justice. Cort Peters continues to expand his sport psychology practice across the country with a home base in San Diego. You may have seen his eldest daughter Ella Peters, 13, on ESPN during the Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning the San Diego County Spelling Bee. Helen and Jesse Newman live in Roseland NJ with their own Brady Bunch blended family of seven kids ranging in age from 3 months to 21 years. Jesse’s eldest daughter, Emma, is a senior at William & Mary and just finished studying for a semester in Havana, Cuba. Jesse works out of his home studio doing artwork and special effects for movies and commercials. Alex Montoya published his third book, See the Good, and is available for speaking engagements and book signings. You can reach him at alex@alexmontoya.org to set up a talk or order a copy. Sister Rejane Cytacki is the executive director of the Eco-Justice Center in Racine WI. Garrett Gray gave a TED talk titled “The Truth about Success” on April 10 at the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in Chicago. It was stream cast live worldwide. He has been invited to give a second TED Talk in October for Tinley Park Public Library’s inaugural TED event. Michelle and Dave Meis live in Gig Harbor WA, where Dave has worked for Corning for 15 years as the director of the Apple account. Michelle runs the children’s program at their church, and daughter Lauren is a talented artist and musician who is entering high school this fall. In his free time, Dave enjoys flying around the Pacific Northwest. Mike Shanley graduated from Syracuse U in August with an MBA from the Whitman School of Management and MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He was part of an Army fellowship program for 14 months (Defense Comptroller Program), and will move to Texas to command a battalion. — Catherine Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov

96MBA Class Secretary — Maureen Maher;

ndmba96news@hotmail.com

96JD Twenty Years

Hello everyone, here are some updates. Dan Tychonievich was elected vice president of the board of trustees of the History Museum of South Bend. Dan also welcomed his third granddaughter, Addilyn, in March. After living in the Chicago area for 20 years, Katy (Blakey) and Mike Cox ’93 and their four daughters moved to Charlotte NC. Laura and Andy Wright live in Dallas. Andy is the deputy GC at a large electric utility, Energy Future Holdings, in North Texas. Laura and Andy have been married for 25 years. They have three teenage kids, which Andy reports is a handful. Aurora Ciuca was the Erasmus professor at the U of Parma in Italy, teaching on the relationship between the European Court of Human Rights and the EU Court of Justice and on human dignity as human right and as a principle of bioethics. She is the president of the Vespasian V. Pella Association and she also translated into Romanian (from French) Pella’s book on the suppression of piracy, written in 1926 for his class at the International Law Academy in The Hague. 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 Court, Elkhart IN 46516; mob 574-596-2417; chrisjspataro@gmail.com

97 Save the Date

Next summer is our big 2-0. Reunion, that is. I cannot believe it has been 20 years since we graduated. It seems like yesterday. I am not sure about you, but I do not feel a day older than the day I graduated. Oddly enough, when I walk the campus during football games, I feel like I am one of the students. OK, I am delusional, but at least I will always be an ND student at heart. Please try to clear your schedule for Reunion June 1-4. Look for more information here and in email. I am sure the reason I did not receive a lot of news was because everyone was busy having a great summer and wanted to save their stories for the Reunion. After living in Toronto, Canada, for three years, Katie (Gott) Boscher and her husband, Tom, moved to Charlotte NC, where Tom’s company, Sealed Air, is headquartered. Katie is a stay-at-home mom for sons Colin, 11, and Quinn, 9. Katie is still playing Ultimate Frisbee and coached Colin’s elementary school team, leading them to a big championship victory. Please send updates. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road., Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com

97MBA Shout Outs

With our 20th anniversary coming up next year, I wanted to take an opportunity to shout out to some fellow MBAs we would all like to hear about: Joe Foppiano, Elena and Mike Dion, Ryan Baker, MaryBeth Pinard, Jenn and Stu Fortener, Charlie James, Alvaro “Al” Taboada, Kerry McInerney, Grant Greig, Jimmy Whited, Audrius Balaisis, Leisl and Chris Ludwig, Julie (Meadows) Visconsi, Chris Lundquist, Guido Gerstl, Marileen Koppenberg, Joy Gaffud, Stelios Vouzoukas, Maria Kicheeva, Tenque Shahruddin, Qun Cao, Joe Fanning, John Dombrosky, Anthony Jowid, Tim Connors, Katie Wolsfeld, Ray Wong, Thomas Howard, Vanessa Hobbs, Larry Aleman, Victoria ’97 and Tim Gleeson, Rishi Sadarangani, Shawn Beals, JJ Evans, Janice Keen, Dave Hennekes, Ed Midden, Bill Asch, Chris Penny, Brad Carraway, Raissa Dietrich, Jeff Catalina, Heather Drinan, Kathleen Noble, Mary ( Hyder ) Swartz, Bob Messana, Geoff Rohrbacher, Chris Mullins, Widya and Paul Pertusi, Peter Pocsik, Joe Lauer, Andy Zurcher, Scott Crissman, Dave Arvidson, Mike Starzan, Bill Asch, Rich Crandall, Leanne Hensley, and Susan Harbury. This edition of our Class Notes is brief because I’m traveling with comedy shows we’re producing all summer including our relaunch of the Berkshire Comedy Festival in Great Barrington MA. I heard from Tim Coff and Anthony Jowid on opening night of our 11th annual Long Island Comedy Festival. Both are doing great. I also want to say thank you to each and every MBA who has helped me over the past 18 years as I’ve been editing our column. It’s always great to hear from you. You make the job of editing the column easy. Please keep in touch and connect with me on LinkedIn. (I use the name Paul Anthony.) Also find me on Facebook, Long Island Comedy. — Paul Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340; dr_paulnd@email.com

97JD Career News, Reunion Planning

Peter Loughlin recently married Mimi Park and continues to work for Assurant Inc. in Atlanta as vice president and managing attorney. Since graduating, Russell Day decided to leave the practice of law to others and in 2006 founded Solon Legal Group LLC, a legal staffing company in Washington DC. Solon provides legal recruiting services from contract attorneys and translators to permanent placement of partners, associates, paralegals and law firm staff. The company recently moved their offices to about a block from the White House, adding a document review facility for contract attorneys. Russ would be happy to hear from any fellow “Maseratis.” Mary (Wiggins) Fuller took a new position as general counsel and corporate secretary at ASSIA Inc. in the Redwood City CA. Ray Tittman is moving to Los Angeles to open a new office for his firm, Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP. The new address will be 1055 East Colorado, Pasadena CA 91101. Ray invites law school alumni to reach out and show him around Los Angeles. Kate Singer was elected to the Indiana Delegation of the United Methodist Church that meets for four days in exciting Peoria IL. Their task was to elect four new bishops for the jurisdiction. Kate is still teaching the Intensive Trial Advocacy Class each semester at the Law School. The students come back to school a week early and do a semester of trial ad in eight days. Kate loves teaching trial ad more than she loved trying real cases due to less stress. Kate and her husband, Joel Williams, still coach the Law School’s two trial teams and enjoy it immensely. Erica Anaya was elected to the board of directors of Together We Bake (togetherwebake.org), which provides workforce training and personal development to help women gain self-confidence, work skills and hands-on experience which will allow them to find employment and move toward self-sufficiency. Bill Anaya recently began a new job. After serving as the political compliance practice leader with Alston & Bird, LLP for several years, Bill has taken on a new opportunity as the head of US government affairs for Alibaba Group (alibabagroup.com). The company’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. Alibaba Group is based in Hangzhou, China and is the world’s largest online and mobile commerce business. Bill is traveling monthly to China and wishes he had the Mandarin skills that his and Erica’s children have been developing over the past three years of their language training. Their son, William, recently competed in the US Kids European Junior Golf Championship in Scotland, and their daughter, Laura, has advanced to the next stage of the PGA’s Drive, Chip, and Putt competition. The family resides in Alexandria VA and wishes their classmates all the best. It has been almost 20 years since we graduated. Many members of our class are interested in attending Reunion, June 1-4, 2017. You can register online and stay on campus in a fabulous dorm accommodation. The refreshment tent is more fun with familiar faces; please consider attending. Go Irish. — Julie Vales; cell 973-727-5767; juliemvales@gmail.com; john.vales@dentons.com

98 Autumn Announcements

Gia (Gulino) Talentino has lived in Texas since graduation. Gia worked on the Texas/Mexico border for three years dealing with legal and environmental health and safety issues of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. She then headed to Austin to perform contract work at the Texas Secretary of State Border Affairs Office. Today, Gia is a stay-at-home mother and homeschooler. She raises meat and dairy goats, meat rabbits, chickens and ducks. Last January, Gia welcomed her sixth child, Carlo. He joins siblings Marius, Alessandro, Gianpaolo, Francesca and Domenico. Gia’s husband, Justin, is a firefighter in Austin. They get together once a year with Erin (Dinan) Fontenot, and her family, who live in Louisiana. After 13 years away, mostly in southern California, Bryan Lamb, wife Julie and their three daughters, ages 3, 6 and 9, have relocated back to Chicago to pursue a new opportunity and settle into urban life on the north side of the city. If any Domers with kids live in the Lakewood/Balmoral vicinity, please look up Bryan. He looks forward to reconnecting in Chicago and South Bend. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com

98MBA Epic Battle

Doug Rosien visited Patrick Smith in South Lyon MI in July. The two had an epic battle on the golf course. Patrick is the program manager for the Ford Mustang at Ford Motor Company, and Doug is the director of field outsourcing at Xcenda. The two plan to make this an annual event. Thomas Mannion was named managing director for BDO Consulting. He was also named as the US representative for BDO’s global technology, media and telecom team. Tom is also a member of Irish Angels, the ND group for startup through early stage investments where a board member or active investor is associated with Notre Dame. — Joseph Dunlop; 330 North Rockingham Way, Amherst NY 14228; res 716-625-8470; bus 716-821-9393 ext. 274; joseph.dunlop.1@gmail.com

98JD Gone Too Soon

Many of us were shocked and saddened to learn that Frank Reder passed away of an aortic aneurysm in August 2015 near his home in Orlando. I’m sure you will remember Frank for his kind nature and good humor as well as his aversion to Northern Indiana winters. Frank leaves behind his wife, Rosa Perez Reder, and their children, Sophia, Isabella and Daniela. You will remember Rosa moved from Florida to join Frank during our time in Law School, and Rosa was a welcome member of our Class of 1998 extended family. They were together for 23 years. Please remember Frank, Rosa and their kids in your prayers. Jennifer Trock kindly created an online photo album dedicated to Frank at http://bit.ly/29ZgWox. The news isn’t all bad, however, and some of it is quite good. Nicole Shumaker, daughter of Jennifer (Hunkler) and Michael Shumaker ’91JD graduated from high school with honors in June and will be starting her freshman year at ND this August. Jennifer and Michael are very excited because Nicole chose ND and because it will provide them many more opportunities to visit. Mark Telloyan proudly reports his daughter Lauren Maxson ’16JD graduated from the Law School this spring, and Mark took part in the hooding ceremony. After 15 years at his prior firm, Tom Johnston formed Johnston Law Firm LLC in Montclair NJ and New York City. It is a firm dedicated to serving charter schools and employers. Sharon Ryan married Jim Sibley on July 22. Maribelle (Estrella) Bean reports that she and her husband, Martin Bean, (both Los Angeles County deputy district attorneys) celebrated the birth of their second child, Declan Martin Bean in January. Their eldest child, Reagan, is enjoying being a big sister, and Reagan has already met Brian Kelly. Tom Roland has not shared any news lately, but word on the street is he remains a very pleasant fellow. 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; crputt@gmail.com.

99 The Latest

Tara McGrail Holcomb is co-chair of the English Department and a national board certified teacher at James Lick High School in San Jose CA. She received the Dorothy Wright Award from San Jose State in March. Her husband Rob Holcomb is VP of performance engineering at Soasta in Mountain View CA. He has spent time traveling to England, China and India for business. Rob and Tara have two children, Matthew, 9, and Ashley, 7. Sara Burke made partner at KPMG in NYC. Brent Moberg was honored as the Charles Mentkowski Sports Law Alumnus of the Year from Marquette Law School and the Marquette U Alumni Association in April. He received a graduate degree in law in ’04. As a medical student no longer convinced he wanted to become a doctor, Brent turned to Marquette to find a new career. Today, he is the director of compliance at ND. “Working in college athletics is never dull, and no two days in the compliance office are ever quite the same. Working closely with coaches and student-athletes to educate them and assist them in achieving their goals is fulfilling,” Moberg said. Congratulations to Carolyn (Rottinghaus) and Jason Debo on their June 4 wedding in Charles City IA. They reside outside of Minneapolis, where Carolyn is the owner of Salon Adagio. Bridesmaids included Erin (Corbett) Luzadder and Erin (Fitzgerald) Sexson. Kerry (Gorman) Huber and Colleen Campbell ’99SMC helped dance the night away. Margaret and David Johnson welcomed their second son, Michael Joseph, on June 12. He and his big brother, Gabriel, are doing well and enjoying life in Reston VA. Megan J. Maloney is Michael’s godmother. David and Margaret are Foreign Service Officers with the Department of State, and will be posted to the US Embassy in Vienna, Austria in 2017. Happy fall and have a wonderful holiday season. Many blessings to you all. And as always, go Irish. Cheers. — Erin (Wysong) Martin; erinmartin03@yahoo.com

99MBA Class Secretary — Christy (Hayes) King;

christyking@alumni.nd.edu

99JD Class Secretary — Steve Boettinger;

boettinger@alumni.nd.edu