class notes

1990s

90 Cease and Desist

“Fraternities and sororities have long been a staple on college campuses across America – but never at Notre Dame.” That was the first sentence of an Observer story from 2006, but they didn’t know about a group of our classmates who decided in 1988 that it was time to “go Greek” and, with the help of a sponsor chapter at Purdue, St. Louis Street housed the first fraternity at Notre Dame. ND’s chapter of Beta Theta Pi was formed and active for almost 18 months, before a final cease and desist order from the University ended its run. Pete Walsh checked in recently and provided some updates on the ND men of Beta. Pete is living outside of Chicago and gave up his career in investment banking to coach his son’s football team while he developed a mobile gaming platform, Owards. Pete and wife Stacy recently celebrated their 24th anniversary with their children, Ryan (high school junior) and Jamie (sophomore at Iowa). Kevin Lane is an estate attorney with the law firm Vedder Price in Chicago. He lives in Hinsdale with wife Rose, son Jack (high school junior) and daughter Clare (high school freshman). Bill “The Annihilator” Angrick is the founder, chairman and CEO of Liquidity Services. He lives in Bethesda MD with wife Stephanie and sons Will and Matt (8th grade and 6th grade). Vance “Pretty Boy” Becklund lives in the Tampa area with wife Nina. He is a regional manager for Boston Scientific. Daughter Avalon is a freshman at the U of Florida and son Aidan is a junior in high school. Dan Smith is an ear, nose and throat surgeon in Colorado Springs where he lives with his wife, Jill (Skonicki), daughter Megan (high school senior) and son Matt (high school sophomore). Jim Smith and wife Mary Ann split time between the Twin Cities and Port Charlotte FL. Jim is president of Polaris Fire Protection. Jim is also a licensed pilot and enjoys flying with his wife and dog whenever possible. John Schoen and his wife Cristina moved back from London last year and live in New York City. John works for State Street Bank in foreign exchange. Although the fraternity has long since dissolved, the guys still get Beta information and donation requests from their sponsor chapter at Purdue. Lewis Hall had a mini-reunion at the Duke game, which included Jennifer Reilly, Beth and Gary Francesconi, Karen McNeill, Juliet Bradley, Patty Villanueva and Laura Lindner. They saw Bob McGuire and Maureen and Mike Mohlenkamp tailgating nearby in the bookstore lot. Karen and the Francesconis are proud parents of ND students and get to see each other a couple times a year at ND functions. Juliet is a family practice physician in Chicago, and Laura is an attorney splitting time between Chicago and Milwaukee. Beth is the director, internal communications, at Levi’s in San Francisco, and Gary is an attorney with Genentec. Jennifer is in sales management for AstraZeneca in Philadelphia. Dave Legus is living in Naples FL and works for US Bank as a wealth management consultant. Dave frequently makes it back to campus to meet up with Don Sharp and Greg Leininger and planned to travel out to Los Angeles for Thanksgiving and the USC game and visit Ed Lund. Please send your news and updates. Check us out on Facebook at Notre Dame Irish Class of 1990 and at 1990.undclass.org. Go Irish. — Marty Falkenberg; martin.falkenberg@yahoo.com; Christine (Boron) Griffin; cgrif57@gmail.com

90MBA Updates Galore

Oct. 15 marked the 28th anniversary of the best football game our class saw at Notre Dame Stadium, the 31-30 victory over No. 1 Miami. It was also the weekend Notre Dame played Stanford, and Jim Rogers brought his high school junior son, Chris, to campus to meet with the admissions office and learn about applying to ND, which he will do next year. Jim and Chris met up with Gerry Wilson for the game and had great seats to see the action, which unfortunately turned against the Irish after a great first half of football. Despite that, it was a great time to catch up and reminisce about that game 28 years ago. A few other classmates got together for a mini-reunion of sorts for the ND-Stanford game. Bill Harris of Cherry Hill NJ, Brian Gallaway of Oakland CA, Bob Hersh of Fairfield CT and Ed Balog of Plantation FL flew in to meet up in Chicago for the weekend and headed to South Bend for the game. They got to talk about how old they are, how their wives and kids are great and how much they missed the camaraderie of classmates. A few of them could hardly recognize campus, and that had nothing to do with their age, or so they thought. It has certainly expanded. They ran into Rich Laberge, who made the trip with his family to see his freshman Domer daughter. Bill and Patty Sheedy’s* daughter, Emma, is also a freshman at ND this year. Jeff Anglin attended the Duke game with his daughters Victoria ’13 and Isabella, a sophomore at ND. Jeff is celebrating 15 years at Medtronic and oversees the customer experience function. Please send updates my way. Who else 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 26 Years Later

Those who made it to our 25th decided that it was time we made the reunions an annual event around a football game. Thanks to Jim Stricker and Patti (Kelly) McLaughlin who planned early and made a huge effort to reach out to us, ’90JD finally put together a reunion during the Duke football weekend. My guest columnist, Jim, sent in this note about the festivities: Tom “Tuck” Falkenberg gave up his Pole 1 tailgate for the first time in decades and set up our tailgate, with Patti and Michelle Shakour graciously providing a massive spread. Attendance was significantly higher than a Friday Federal Procedure class, even though John Watkins and Pete Fruin managed to get lost in South Bend and struggled to find campus. Really that is not all that surprising. Upon arriving, they brought back many memories with woo woos, but unfortunately, no barbershop chair. Rachel Hill was a star, sporting her vintage “Graduation World Tour” t-shirt. Carol (Reed) and Steve Chan made it from San Diego. Tom Berens pushed Utah tourism. Rich Beck parachuted in from Philly. Jim Stricker and Rob and Patty (McKay) Goethals made it from New York, and Cathy (Pollock) Gregory visited from Connecticut. Closer to South Bend, Mary (Cole) Simms, Patrick Johnson, Scott Hardek and Dan Lambrecht joined in the festivities. Also, honorary class member Prof. Ed “The Whirl” Wehrle made an appearance. There was lots of reminiscing about Peashway, Hill Street, Leland and Thursday Bowling Nights, as well as catching up on our kids, many of whom are the age we were when at ND. How is that possible? This will be an annual event, and hopefully 2017 will have an even better turnout, of classmates and from the team. Stay tuned for details on next year’s gathering. — Cathy (Pollock) Gregory; 30 Walnut Farms Drive, Farmington CT 06032; cagregory@sbcglobal.net

91 Class Secretary — John Romanelli;

jrndmd@comcast.net

91MBA How’s a Beer Sound, Norm?

Who remembers the good times at Cheers and Beers at Dan Mackey and Owen Pat Brady’s place? Almost every Thursday for two years, Dan and Pat opened their apartment (that happened to have a built-in bar) to our class to watch Cheers and have some beers. Let’s catch up with Dan and Pat. To start, I asked them what their favorite beer is today. Pat believes they ran Miller Lite through the kegerator, and he is still pretty partial to Miller Lite to this day. Dan’s favorite beer is Guinness, but he could not afford that back as a grad student. (Come to think of it, I need to send Dan and Pat an overdue tip.) Dan said, “My favorite part about Cheers and Beers was getting everyone together after a tough week and having some fun. I always looked forward to seeing everyone.” Pat said,“ Mark Manuel did do a nice job as Norm. Actually, I think there were quite a few Norms: Rich Yoo, John Berardino and Suresh Rajagopal to name a few.” Today, Dan is the owner and president of Viozzi Sprinkler Company near Hershey PA. Viozzi designs, builds and installs industrial and commercial fire protection sprinkler systems, and has clients that include Hershey Chocolate, Hershey Entertainment, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Milton Hershey School. Dan lives near Reading PA with wife Kim and daughter Julia, who is a junior in high school and is his pride and joy. The most fascinating story so far has been hearing from Pat Brady. Pat had an unexpected life-changing health issue a few years ago. Shortly after he turned 40, Pat had a massive, near-fatal brain stem stroke that severely limited nearly all of his motor skills. He couldn’t walk or swallow and he had to live with a feeding tube for several months. Fortunately, Pat received five stents in his head from an experimental procedure and made a great recovery. After several years of intense rehab, Pat’s wife, Lisa, begged him not to go back to banking. Before the stroke, Pat was on the senior management team at M&T Bank and apparently not handling the stress of the job very well. Pat decided to start a commercial real estate development company with a former Notre Dame football player, Derek Landri ’07. Derek had moved to the same Buffalo NY neighborhood as Pat, and they became fast friends. Derek graduated from ND and played in the NFL for Jacksonville for seven years. Over a few beers at a neighborhood party, Derek and Pat discussed Pat’s new venture and Derek decided to join him in his commercial real estate business. According to Pat, it’s been great ever since, “I couldn’t be happier with my life now and if you saw me you wouldn’t be able to tell I had a stroke.” Pat and Lisa have three children: Danny, 17, Patrick, 15, and Erin, 13. Pat and Dan got together for the Stanford game this season and had a super time catching up. I wish we had some video footage of Cheers and Beers as we reflect on the place where everybody knew your name. I’ll be in touch with more classmates for your news. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; cell 301-502-3843; pattylynch05@gmail.com

91JD 25th Reunion

We had a small but mighty group at the 25th reunion in early October that included (Jim) Aloysisus Hogan, Amy VanDevere and yours truly. Aloysisus Hogan came in from Washington DC where he is a lobbyist for the American Bar Association working in the area of pro bono services and legal aid for the indigent. In his free time, Aloysius coaches youth and high school hockey teams. Susannah, his youngest daughter, plays on the high school hockey team. Reagan, his eldest daughter, is a freshman at the U of South Carolina and looking to go into medicine. Jack, the middle child, is a junior at Gonzaga High School in DC and a hockey player like his father. Amy VanDevere flew in from Naples FL where she teaches middle school language arts. Amy has been teaching for 12 years. She also helps coach boys intermural soccer and spends summers in Ohio with her family. Amy created a Facebook page for the Notre Dame Law School Class of 1991. Please take a few minutes to join the group. Aloysius, Amy and I had a great time at dinner on Friday night with Greta (Roemer) Lewis ’89 and Jay Lewis, who live in South Bend and work together. They are partners at Tuesly Hall Konopa LLP. Greta practices in the area of estate planning, and Jay practices business law, real estate, labor and employment law and commercial litigation. Mary (Pedulla) and John Lake also attended the Friday dinner. Mary and John founded their own firm, Lake & Lake, in Michigan City IN. In 2014, John became a full-time deputy LaPorte County prosecutor. If practicing law was not enough, John and Mary also have seven children: Robert, 24, John Jr., 22, Patrick, 20, Maria, 17, Annabelle, 15, William, 13, and Christian, 9, plus a new puppy. Shawn Ryan drove across town to attend Saturday night’s dinner. Shawn is a solo practitioner in South Bend. Shawn is also a rock star, literally. He plays drums in the band The Surreal McCoys and has regular gigs in the Michiana area. Mary Ann and Randy Rompola also joined us for dinner on Saturday. Like me, Randy has had the same job since law school. Randy is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels in South Bend where he practices in the area of public and municipal law. He was named the South Bend Public Finance Lawyer of the Year in 2014. A huge thank you to Denise Davis who arranged for a few more folks to join us on Saturday night. Denise and her husband, Paul Patus, ventured in from Goshen IN for a great dinner, great conversation and lots of laughs at Parisi’s. Denise is a partner at Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham LLP. She is the chair of the firm’s corporate practice group and a member of the firm’s real estate and employment practice groups. Denise also convinced Brian Hynes to drive up from Indianapolis for the evening. Brian is the vice president of IT compliance at Navient Solutions, Inc., formerly known as Sallie Mae. Catherine (O’Hearn) ’92JD and Mike O’Neill drove in from Chicago for the evening, too. Mike opened his own firm, O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP, in 2010 in Schererville IN. Mike is a skilled litigator in the areas of professional liability, commercial litigation and general liability matters involving catastrophic personal injuries. He has been selected as an Indiana Super Lawyer and was just named the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana Defense Lawyer of the Year. In addition, the Indiana Court of Appeals gave a shout out to Mike for his “professionalism and candor” in a recent medical malpractice appeal. Mike is also nearly halfway through a four-year program to be ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Mike said he is very blessed especially with Catherine and daughters Maya, 16, and Ella, 14. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark Street, Clive IA 50325 515-249-9235; mtrout@iowa.gov

92 Reunion Plans

Reunion planning is under way, as is a new class web page on our alumni website. I will share more news once the site is ready to go. We also have about 680 classmates who are members of our class Facebook page, so please check out this fun way to keep up with classmates and, of course, football tickets. I have been told the London crew might plan a mini-reunion during our 25th, so I will share details as they are set. Cecilia Brown ran into Timothy Deenihan at the Seattle Club’s Miami game watch. Tim recently relocated to Seattle while Cecilia is in her 11th year in Portland, working in fisheries conservation and restoring her purple bungalow at a “glacial” pace. Tim Probst shared an interview on our class FB page while he was a candidate for senator in the 17th Legislative District in Vancouver WA. Robert Corrao is president and COO of LAC Group in Las Angeles. LAC Group provides library service solutions as well as services such as business intelligence, preservation and archiving, spend management and knowledge management for Fortune 500 corporations, law firms, Hollywood studios, academic institutions and government agencies. Robert is also a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight West, a nonprofit that arranges free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. Mini-reunions: Tara (McDonald) Morrison, Joan Dimopoulos Park, Jenn (Yost) Graber, Kathy (Mines) Williams and Shannon Shepherd were on campus for the Miami game. They arrived on Friday for a memorial service for Jenn’s dad, John Yost ’60. He was a true Domer, loved by all who met him. Cynthia Safford said Paul Froning and her husband, Scott Mulcahy, made it back for the Stanford game, and she was on campus for the Miami game that coincided with the 100th anniversary celebration of the Monogram Club. Cynthia ran into Sarah (Esterline) Sampson (soccer) (Sarah’s eldest, Courtney, is a senior on the crew team); Dan Bautch (baseball), his wife and four kids; and fellow swimmers Shana (Stephens) Murray, Karl Petersen, Christy (Moston) Scott ’91, Tommy Whowell ’93 and Chrissy (Ciletti) Steigerwald ’91. Cubs craze: lots of classmates caught Cubs fever this fall especially our classmate (always in a Cubs hat) Tony Abbate. He took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to catch a game in Chicago with his son, Teddy, 9. They met up with Lori (Brossard) Warda and one of her sons for some pizza at Lou Malnati’s. Wedding bells are ringing for Shannon Ledesma, who tied the knot with Dominick DeLango in Scotland on Oct. 4. They held a reception later in Gig Harbor WA. Classmate Celine Lenehan Bucci surprised her to celebrate. On June 25, Tony Bosco and Eric Schmidt tied the knot at White Gardens in Lewisboro NY after 25 years together. Friends and family including cousin-in-law Brian Ginch ’85 helped them celebrate. Please keep these classmates and your families in your prayers. Elizabeth (Walker) Joshi shared that her son had a successful kidney transplant from a donation by her husband. Her son has a rare genetic disorder called Joubert syndrome and also developed retinal and renal disease, so prayers for continued recovery are appreciated. In early August, Kristie (Rolke) Smith was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer which has spread, so she appreciates our thoughts and prayers during her fight against cancer. 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 Minireunion and a Win

Coleen Carey, Kathleen (Drudy) Larkin and I visited campus together for the first time in four years. We attended the Miami game on a beautiful fall day and saw a nail-biter. We all brought kids to enjoy the weekend with us. Two of Kathleen’s triplets, Regan and John, were on campus for a college tour even though they were just born (or so it seems). Coleen and her son, Shane, flew out from Oregon. My twins, Charlie and Nolan, saw their first game in the stadium. It was awesome for them to see their favorite player, Justin Yoon, win the game. Please send updates. — Julie Pendell; 6054 Gabrielle Ave., Ann Arbor MI 48103; 734-680-5635; pendell.julie@gmail.com

92JD Greetings from the Heartland

I’ve been reading up lately on classmate Max Siegel. Since 2012, Max has been leading USA Track and Field as their chief operating officer, and bringing many changes and much growth and success to USATF. A recent article in USA Today about Max is available online. Congratulations, Max, and best wishes on your continued success. Please let me know of any special personal or business events that occur 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. Go Irish. Please send your updates and news. Until next time, may the luck of the Irish be with you. — Paul A. Drey; Brick Gentry PC, 6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; 515-271-1765;Fax 515-271-1766; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com

93 Happy Anniversary

Karen (Holderer) Sims and her husband, Joe, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on Oct. 26. Karen reunited with a sampling of her Domer wedding attendees at the Duke game including me, Julie (Epping) Key, Kelly (Fitzpatrick) Wevley, Beth (Seymour) Radler, Laura Hogan (married to Mark Vives) and Dr. Angela “Angi” Jones, whom Karen had last seen at Angi’s wedding in Naples FL. Angi is a surgeon in Boca Raton FL. Karen has been with Dixon Schwabl Advertising for 15 years; she is the VP of people and development. Husband Joe is the director of proposals and communications support at Sutherland Global Services. Fall was a busy time for them. Daughter Evelyn turned 16 on Thanksgiving, which the Sims hosted at their house for 23 people. Evelyn works at Wegmans Food Markets in her first part-time job as a cashier. Son Paul, 15, is in competitive cyclocross races on weekends. Joe plays bass in a band called Some Ska Band that performs in the Rochester NY area and rehearses every week at their house. If you aren’t sure what “ska” is, just think of songs by Madness (“One Step Beyond”) and Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Karen and Joe had a weekend anniversary getaway at Turning Stone Resort Casino near Syracuse, where they saw legendary Motley Crue singer Vince Neil live in concert and relaxed at the spa close to “Home Sweet Home.” Rock on. Be sure to “like” our class Facebook page and watch for more information about a fall 2017 football ticket opportunity and 25-year reunion in 2018. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1524 W. Calle Escuda, Phoenix AZ 85085; res 623-249-2998; mobile 623-606-7000; amyuhas@cox.net

93MBA Sad and Happy Updates

I received a very sad email from Dave Kostolansky’s father, David J. Kostolansky ’64. I have copied below what he sent: “It is with a very saddened heart that I notify you of the recent death of my son. After an amazing and courageous 22-month fight with pancreatic cancer, Dave Kostolansky ’88, ’93MBA lost his battle on Oct. 19. Dave’s memorial card says it all. He was a loving husband, a devoted father, a cherished son, brother and uncle and a loyal friend to all. He was humble, contented and thoughtful. He was everyone’s favorite dad. He loved the Irish, pale ale, music and decorating for holidays, but mostly he loved his girls and Jesus Christ. Dave was the COO of SRDS/Kantar Media in Rosemont IL. His eldest daughter, Megan, a sophomore at Notre Dame, ran the Chicago Marathon in honor of her father earlier this month. Dave is survived by his wife, Mary, and daughters Megan, Katy and Clare. Should you have any questions regarding the aforementioned, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.” Please keep the family in your prayers. Olivier Lemaignen sent me a fun update. He is very busy. He wrote: “My two eldest (Alex, 20 and Lauren, 18) are ND students. Alex is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and a Navy ROTC member. Lauren is a freshman majoring in applied math, but she’s thinking of switching to a combo political science and business. Sophie, 17, will go off to college next August. She’s gunning for ND as well. On the professional front, I’ve switched careers after 20 years in marketing. My last role was chief marketing officer at a Silicon Valley fin tech start-up. It isn’t much a switch, as it is focusing on what has made me and my teams successful over the years. I’ve started my own company, HPOcoach.com, and I’m focused on executive coaching, leadership development training and generally helping teams be more effective through conflict resolution, improving communication skills and emotional intelligence, etc.” Please send me Christmas photos and letters. They are always fun to share with our class. My next deadline is Feb. 1. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 12429 Sanderling Trace, Fishers IN 46037; cell 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com

93JD New Secretary

Greetings comrades. I strong-armed my way into taking over the class column. Please email me with updates concerning your personal and/or professional lives. I am anxious to hear from you and share your updates with the class. Understandably this column is sparse, as I just took the reins a couple weeks ago. Special thanks to Charley Hegarty for his two decades of service. Keep in touch with me, and future columns will be replete with juicy, albeit proper, tidbits. For starters, many of us have had or now have children studying under the Dome. Diane ’88 and David Haimes have sent four children to campus: David Jr. ’15, Katie ’16, Johnny ’18 and Brian ’20. Amy O’Brien ’88 and I have three ND children: Jamie Jr. ’12, Joshua ’16 and *Meg ’20. Kari (Swindell) Gallagher has two brilliant daughters: Mary Grace ’16 and Megan ’17. Tom Gorman has a son, Jack ’18. Note there are four younger Gorman kidlets as well, so as Tom acknowledges, he will be paying Catholic school tuition for years to come. Jack is studying accounting. (If you bump into Tom, ask who Jack’s favorite professor was this fall.) Brian Alexander’s son Nate ’17 is also studying in Mendoza. On the football front, Sarah and Wendel Davis, his mom and three sons visited casa-de-O’Brien for the Duke weekend. Jimmy Zendejas brought his parents out to the Stanford game, staying in Wendel Davis’ room. In other info, Tom Dixon continues to practice law in South Bend. So does Ed Sullivan. Tom Gorman reports that Mary O’Neil is an attorney for United Airlines and that Tim Rhatigan is taking names as a personal injury attorney in Chicago. Judy Fox continues to kick butt on campus making sure that the Legal Aid Clinic runs smoothly and that we continue to pump out service-minded law graduates. — Jamie O’Brien; 15822 Cedar Ridge Court, Granger IN 46530; res 574-532-6860; bus 574-631-9100; jamesobrienesq@yahoo.com

94 Tidbits

Tim Fischer has been with the private investment group, Republic Financial Corp, for 13 years and took over as president of one of their companies, Vac-Tron Equipment, in January 2016. Tim and his children, Morgan, 14, and Mason, 11, live north of Orlando. When not working, Tim can be found at a local ballpark, coaching Mason’s rec ball and travel baseball teams. To contribute to Class Notes, find me on Facebook or send updates. — Lynne Russo Hartzer; ndclass1994@yahoo.com

94 MBA Getting Together

Well, as I write, the football season is winding down, and I guess most of us are thankful for that. Julie (Snook) and Chris Ohlmeyer had the “pleasure” of attending the Texas game to kick off the season, and several others were at the Michigan State game including Matt Kavanaugh, Kevin Dougherty and Pierre Nona. M. Scott Aubry pretty much gave up on the season early on and turned to his other alma mater, OSU. I was fortunate enough to be at the Duke game with my lovely wife Angela (Stavropoulos), Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, Mark Mildenberger, Jenner Davis, and J. Matt Carr and family. We also ran into Tom Reyes in the parking lot tailgating before the game. He is looking great and enjoying life. M. Sean O’Neill is making an appearance at an ND football game, as he’ll be joining Kevin and me at the Virginia Tech game. Shannon (Davis) and Dan Pezolt are enjoying their move to Atlanta, and Dan has been thrilled with attending high school football games at his alma mater, Marist. Michael Mulligan, though a big Reds fan, was at game six of the World Series in Cleveland, hoping to see an Indians’ victory. Alas, it was not to be. Doug Busch wrote in. Many great things are happening for him. In February, he was humbled when his undergraduate institution (Cornerstone University) honored him with the Alumnus of the Year award. Later in the year, he became a trustee of the university and has been working on a lot of interesting initiatives on behalf of the university. He is still working at Molex and recently led and closed one of the largest acquisitions in the history of the company. He and Crystal have a daughter who is now a junior in high school and a son who is the 8th grade. They also had a memorable family trip to Hawaii in March and as Chicago residents, had a blast following the Cubs’ historic season. I also heard from Rick “Howie” Kozole. He celebrated 22 years with AT Kearney this year. It’s been 10+ years since he and others bought the firm back from EDS. He handles a number of groups for the firm and still does client work including restructuring, mergers, turnarounds and the like. He and his wife Deb celebrated their 20th anniversary last year. They live in Michigan on Deer Lake in a little one-light town named Clarkston. They have two daughters, Katelyn and Meghan, who are 16 and 14 years old respectively. Both play volleyball but really enjoy alpine ski racing. Both girls qualified for the Junior Nationals hosted in Vail, CO. Howie has a home in Vail and would love to hear from anybody who’s out that way. It had been 15 years since he’d been on campus, but he made it there with his daughters for the Michigan State game. He did not say which team he was rooting for. Dave Pasquale continues to try to get others to join him in Hilton Head next July. That’s all I have for now. Please let me know how you’re doing — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com

94JD Successful Meet-up

Our annual unofficial reunion at the Miami game started Friday night with another rock and roll ho-down by the Surreal McCoys at Cheers Pub. As it was back in the day, the string-snapping-drum-bashing stagers were fellow classmates Clint Fedderson (in full “rock lobster” costume) and* Patrick Smith and Shawn Ryan ’88, ’91JD, Tim Smith ’89, ’92JD and Erik Huey ’92JD*. In attendance: Mike Cloonan, Angela (Lutz) Amann, Kelly (Krak) Judd, Kim and Kevin Maloney, Suzanne (Gau) Moore, Mike Castellino and Jane and Jim Carrig. The Carrigs were able to meet Sejal and Mike Bosnic for dinner before the show. Mike is in Clawson MI as Oakland County Commissioner, magistrate for local counties, and also continues in private practice. Linda and Kurt Kjelland were in from San Diego. Kurt is in-house at Qualcomm, managing patent litigation. Many other classmates met up for the “March under the Arch” and a reception on Saturday organized by Sheila Castilla, in from Palo Alto CA, and Rob McMonagle, in from Davenport IA, and retired after 30 years of military service. Renee and Chris Coury were in from Phoenix, Michelle and Dan Mancias in from Springfield IL, Mark Derwent in from private practice in Grand Rapids, Cathy Quinlan Heany and her husband Colm made it from Chicago, Paul Hurcomb in from Colorado, Anne and Mark Kirby from Philly, Patty (McKinnon) and Ken Duggins, Frank Pimentel in from the DOJ in Buffalo. Prof. A.J. Belia handled questions and matters regarding 371 US 471 (1963). Also local in South Bend were Cloonan, who worked the Olympics in Rio with NBC, and Kathleen Rice, who is teaching every other semester at the Law School and practicing at Faegre Baker Daniels in South Bend. Rick Alvarez claims to have been at the game, in from his practice in Florida, but no one can substantiate his attendance. Too numerous to name were all the kids and other friends and family members at the game and pre-game. I apologize in advance for any inaccuracies or omissions. Well done, everyone, for making it in for another successful class meet-up. Pat Nagle made a last second run to game seven of the World Series in Cleveland to see his Cubs end the drought. Jim Robinette touched base that he is staff judge advocate (general counsel) at West Point. Eric Ruona was in Thailand for work over the Miami weekend, but we were able to meet up and watch the game in the wee hours of the morning. My personal thanks also to Jim Carrig for coordinating ticket distribution and keeping attendees in the loop for the Miami game. Please send me any updates, promotions, developments, etc. — Doug Duncan; pdouglsduncanjr@yahoo.com

95 Class Secretary — Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson;

847-998-1402; colleen.robson@starcomww.com; therobsons@sbcglobal.net

95MBA This Was the Year

For those with Chicago ties, we had something other than Irish football to watch in October. Just 90 miles west of South Bend, the Chicago Cubs were breaking records. After 108 long years, they finally won the World Series. As a sporting event, game seven ranked up there with the 1993 Irish-Florida State game when the Irish were No. 1 in the country. So here’s to the Chicago born and raised, and those currently living in the Windy City. Kate and Mark Danaj grew up in the northern Chicago suburbs. They are now living in Manhattan Beach, where Mark is the city manager. You could hear them cheering all the way from the West Coast. Carmen Becker also grew up in Chicago. She had been in Sweden with Tetra Pak for the past few years. She is now back in the US. She was lucky enough to go to game four of the World Series at Wrigley Field. Chicago native BJ Shaf was cheering on the Cubs all the way from North Carolina, where he and his family live. Another Chicago native, Tom Daly, works at Crison LLC in Chicago. Kelly ’96MBA and Brian Moore lived in Chicago for almost 20 years after graduation. They left the Windy City just a year shy of the championship and are in the San Francisco area. Christian Becker went to the first game of the NLCS. I won tickets to game seven in the lottery but didn’t get to use them since they clinched in six. I grew up in the south suburbs a die-hard Cubs fan and lived in Wrigleyville for many years after we graduated. I, along with 5 million others, enjoyed celebrating the Cubs as world champions. I work at Glanbia Performance Nutrition in the Chicago burbs. Just down the street from my offices, George Chan works at DeVry Education Group as the director of process excellence and supply management. Joey Dimberio is a partner at Twin Bridge Capital Partners, and Frank Mascari is principal at Cornerstone Research, both in Chicago. I hope 2017 is filled with good health and happiness for all of you. Go Irish. — 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 Baby Boom

Congratulations to Katie (Warzon) and Paul Berrettini, who welcomed Louis John in October. The Berrettinis live in Granger, where he and classmate Derrick Mayes are the co-founders and vice presidents of 5.0 Communications, a consulting group that works with professional sports teams, college athletic departments and the corporate community on the education of responsible digital environments. Ariana and Mike Chiaravalloti welcomed Melina Joanne on Aug. 29. She joins big sisters Gianna, Alessandra and Sophia. Carrie Quinn and Jim Parsons welcomed Caroline Grace in June. She joins siblings Abby, Matt and Ryan. Congratulations to Theo Helm, who recently accepted a position in the Notre Dame administration as the director of communications for the Institute of Educational Initiatives. Theo, his wife Kate ’95, and their children will be moving to South Bend from Winston-Salem NC, where Theo was the chief of staff of the county’s public school system. Greg Sinnott is engaged to Caitlin Horan and planning a May 2017 wedding in Albany NY. He is a senior analyst at Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP). Joe Radzikowski accepted a position in February as the director of development for a faith-based residential addictions program, Trinity Life Ministry. Trinity has been serving men with substance abuse issues since 1985. Tricia and Mark Monahan welcomed Macaire Kelly in April. Her sister Flynn, 12, and brothers Duffy, 8, Cormac, 7, and Dermot, 5, are delighted. Erin McGinley married Ardis Tabb Jr., a USC grad, on June 11 in Seattle. Many classmates were in attendance, including Lisa (Fortier) and Dave Bangert, Carleigh (Landers) Elkus, Kathleen (Bergin) Owens, Karen (Lanigan) and John Jaworski and Kara Spak. Erin’s sister Caitlin McGinley ’05 was there, as was Erin’s longtime boss and mentor, the Honorable Ann Claire Williams ’75JD, a judge for the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Molly ’97 and Marco Magnano live in San Francisco with their three kids and just celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary. Marco works at Salesforce. Finally, I am sorry to report the sad news of the passing of our classmate Jim Dowd. Please keep his family, especially his wife Rebecca and their children, in your prayers. — Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov

96MBA Class Secretary — Maureen Maher;

ndmba96news@hotmail.com

96JD Glad We Beat Miami

After spending 20 years at my “first job out of law school,” I left the private practice of law and joined Genesis Products Inc. in Elkhart IN. I will serve as vice president of human resources and will be a member of the executive team of the company, helping to guide its strategy and growth. Daniel Tychonievich is celebrating the birth of his fourth granddaughter, Danielle Ryan Huff, born on Sept. 27. In light of the relatively low news level this month, I am taking the liberty of reporting that Greg Shaffer started off his fantasy football season with a 6-0 record in the NDLS96 league. If you have news to share, please email me. — Chris Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; 574-596-2417; chrisjspataro@gmail.com

97 Getting Ready for Reunion

Boo! I may be writing this column the day after Halloween, but mostly I’m booing our football season. The Irish struggled on the gridiron, but my husband Rob and I were able to attend two games and have a great time with friends. At the Syracuse game, Dawn (Rice) Hall amazed me with her tasty baked goods at her tailgate feast. Katie (Halloran) and Mark Brown and Jessica (Perez) Simmons were in attendance and shared in an Irish victory. We made the trek out to South Bend for the Stanford game. After the women’s soccer team had a 1-0 victory over our arch nemesis, UNC, I was heading into Saturday on a high. Tailgating for the game, we were able to catch up with Sean Nolan, Frank Barry, Brice Dille, Pat Barthel, Greg Wiercinski, Mike Hartman, Christy (White) and Brandon Tuley, and Mary (Quinn) ’08 and Mike Mantey. The Irish did not get the W, but it was a great weekend with perfect weather and perfect friendships. Marisa Tamayo recently walked the pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago. Starting in St. Jean Pied de Port, France, on June 21, she crossed the Pyrenees and walked approximately 482 miles across the northern regions of Spain to Santiago de Compostela, arriving on July 20. After a brief hiatus in Santiago de Compostela, she then walked another 54 miles to reach the Atlantic Ocean at Finisterre, “the end of the world.” The pilgrimage was in memory of her grandfather, Marcial, who encouraged her to do it 20 years ago while she was studying abroad in Toledo, Spain. Please mark your calendars for the first weekend in June. Your class officers and I are starting to work hard to bring about a great 20th Reunion. I know it is sometimes tough to get away with work and kids’ schedules, but please try to make the reunion. Every time I leave Notre Dame I feel invigorated and I remember the great time I had while in school and realize the people I met when I was 18 are still amazing people to call friends even after 20 years. Let’s relive the graffiti dance. Please mark your calendars for the first weekend in June. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com

97MBA Reunion is Coming

I hope this column finds you doing well. Our 20th class reunion is set for June 2-4. I will update you with more details and information as it becomes available. Please let me know if you’re planning on attending. There will be a lot of planned events and activities to make it a memorable experience for everyone. Please keep in touch and connect with me on LinkedIn. I use the name Paul Anthony. Also find me on Facebook at Long Island Comedy. — Paul Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340; dr_paulnd@email.com

97JD Come on Down

Matthew Doring is in his 17th year at Hinckley Allen where he is a hiring partner and chair of the finance group. He lives in the Boston area with wife Jill and kids Nick, Jacob and Madeline. In keeping with his time on the law school basketball league, Matt is president of his local youth basketball league. KC Norwalk has been with Indiana’s Legislative Services Agency for 15 years and is a deputy director. His children, Owen and Lucy, keep him busy. Joe Scavetta is working as general counsel for a real estate brokerage, Keller Williams Capital Properties in DC, and is making the transition to selling real estate. He also recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of spinning a dollar wheel on the Price is Right and winning the showcase. It is available for viewing on YouTube. Many members of our class have mentioned they are interested in going to our 20-year Reunion June 1-4, 2017. Please consider attending. The dorm accommodations are fabulous. Go Irish. — Julie Vales; cell 973-727-5767; juliemvales@gmail.com; john.vales@dentons.com

98 ND Fire Truck

Emily Smith and Jess Martin tied the knot on Oct. 8 in Narragansett RI. Classmates Andy Nelson, John Petz and Patrick McCulloch served as groomsmen, and Brendan Osean was a reader. Emily and Jess reside in Chicago, where Jess is a director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois focusing on care management analytics and technology. On a different note, Jess has been working on his tailgating vehicle in his spare time. It is a revamped fire truck that is painted blue and gold with ND logos and “Play Like a Champion” proudly displayed on its sides. It makes its way to several home games each year. Please follow ndfiretruck on Instagram to get updates when it rolls into South Bend. Go Irish. — *Bob Flannery*; rflannery98gmail.com

98MBA Good Causes

Laura Puente left CPG and the advertising industry after 18 years and moved into higher education. Laura is the new associate vice chancellor of marketing and communications at City Colleges of Chicago, where she is responsible for establishing brand and marketing strategy for the district as well its seven colleges and six satellite campuses across Chicago. Laura also found her way to all the home football games and some away games this year. As if this wasn’t enough, Laura traveled extensively as well, visiting Japan, Ecuador and Peru, where she climbed Machu Picchu. Laura’s Ecuador trip was with Andean Health and Development, which is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. David Gaus ’84 and Father Hesburgh. This initiative looks to change the way healthcare is delivered in primarily rural areas of Ecuador. Laura visited the two hospitals that serve the indigenous community and met the great staff of doctors, medical students and support staff who provide first-rate healthcare. If people are interested in donating to support the cause, they can visit: andeanhealth.org. Laura has been coaching marathon training and traveled around the country to run races. Kevin O’Connor attended the ’98 MBA reunion at the Notre Dame vs. Syracuse game in New Jersey with Gerald Moore, Chris Corbett, Lori Lepp Corbett ’99MBA, Pete Cairney and John Sweeney. The tailgating was a bit different, as they had a total of 16 future MBAs to entertain. Nonetheless, a great time was had by all. — 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 W Please?

As I write this column, the Cubs are down one to three in the World Series. (“Hope springs eternal in the human breast/The Cubs never are, but always to be blessed.”) Fortunately, members of the ND Law Class of 1998 are far from lovable losers. Bear witness to their feats. After 18 years in private practice, Colin Reilly left the only firm he’s worked at since graduation to join Keystone RV Company as associate general counsel. I’m thrilled that Colin and I are members of the same corporate family. Andrew Blum is the author of a treatise on laches for Michigan practitioners published by LexisNexis in late July. Jennifer Habert (Monks) Dick won a contested Republican primary for district attorney of the 50th District in Texas on March 1. She was unopposed in the general election in November and was due to be sworn in as district attorney on Jan. 1, 2017. Jennifer was appointed Baylor County Attorney in 2011 and was elected to that position in 2012. Mark Cawley reconnected with Bong Miquiabas ’94, ’97JD over dinner last summer in Hong Kong. Bong is an editor at the South China Morning Post. Ariel Rodriguez and family were spotted on campus during the Miami football weekend. Ariel was decked out, head to toe, in ’Canes gear. When asked, he denied losing a bet and instead claimed Miami as his undergraduate alma mater. (He should have gone with the bet.) Ariel continues to work his way up in the college football referee ranks, and he spends most weekends during the season officiating in Kansas. Jenny Zimmerman lives in Mishawaka and is the director of Junior Achievement serving Michiana. It teaches about 18,000 students a year in a five-county region. Chris Bopst was appointed by the chief judge of New York State to be on the Judicial Task Force on the New York State Constitution. He is also the co-editor of a book due out in December titled New York’s Broken Constitution: The Governance Crisis and the Path to Renewed Greatness, to be published by the State University of New York Press. He still enjoys his freedom from the shackles of billable hours, and he wishes the entire Class of 1998 greetings. Tom Roland (He of the Smiling Countenance) was on campus with his son to witness the tough loss to Duke. He owns a company that manufactures burial vaults and operates crematories, and he continues to enjoy life in Virginia. 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; mobile 574-514-3703; crputt@gmail.com

99 Cubs Win and Election Palooza

What a fun World Series that was to watch. And I know many of you are Cubs fans, so congrats on that big win. At the time this was due, election results were looming. At least by now, we have a new president and we can resume. Suzanne (Decker) Teson and husband Scott welcomed a girl, Lucy Kathleen, into their family on Feb. 23, 2016. She joins her five big brothers: Joseph, Patrick, Luke, Andrew and Peter. Everyone is over the moon, especially Mom. That was a long wait for a girl. Lucy’s godparents are Jennifer and Matt Karr ’97. Kate ’01 and Rob Baron welcomed their fourth child, Ellie, in April. After almost having her in the car due to New Jersey traffic, they are thrilled that she is here. She joins big sisters Grace and Anna and big brother Tripp. The Barons live in northern New Jersey where they moved last fall so Rob could take a job as the CEO of Marcal Paper. Erin Galbraith is an interventional cardiologist in St. Paul and was named a rising star in medicine in 2015 and 2016 by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and a best doctor for women by Minnesota Monthly Magazine in 2016. She lives with husband Jeff, son August, 4, and daughter Julia, 1, in St. Paul. Jaime Saul met her husband, Steve Hong, in 2013, and they got married in 2014. The wedding was attended by Meredith and Frank Cracchiolo, Brian and Sarah Anderson Creek and Patrick and Kristi Rebresh Martin. They had their first daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth, on St Patrick’s Day 2015 and had their second daughter, Emmeline Grace, on June 23, 2016. Jaime works as a wholesaler of mutual funds at MFS Investment Management in Orange County CA. Steve and Jaime helped build a local charter school with on-site housing for foster kids, and are continuing the fight against human trafficking through support of various organizations. God bless and happy New Year to all. — *Erin (Wysong) Martin; erinmartin03@yahoo.com

99MBA Once a Fan, Always a Fan

Notre Dame football continues to bring our class together even after 17 years. Erin ’97 and Tim Kavanagh and their four kids moved to Westfield NJ after 16 years in Chicago. Patrick and Liz Fannon along with their two kids took a break from snow farming and made a rare appearance east of the Mississippi to tailgate with the Magers and the Kavanaghs for the Stanford game. Brian White and Paul Thivierge also headed back to campus for the Stanford game, catching up in person for the first time in 10 years. Caroline (Verot) and Eric Moore, John Kutsche, and Todd Dawes had a mini-reunion in Austin for the UT game. Eric and Caroline also returned to South Bend for the Miami game. Their kids, Julian, Margaux and Kenan, are set on becoming Domers. Go Irish. — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu

99JD Class Secretary — Steve Boettinger;

boettinger@alumni.nd.edu