class notes

2000s

00 Adding to the Family

Hi, all. Hopefully you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the winter. Our announcements are short with this edition of the magazine, but they are happy ones. Lauren Herring married Ted Disabato in St. Louis in July. She was able to share this wonderful celebration with a bunch of her ND friends: Sarah (Kaufman) Jagger, Jennifer (Mika) Johnson, Alicia Coronas, Melissa Tacey, Erin (McGee) Hilton, Katy Murphy, Rob Marek ’98, Maureen Neville ’99 and Chris Beza ’99. Congratulations to the happy couple. Carolina (Ng) and Raymond Chung ’99, ’00CHEG added to their family with the addition of their son, Bennett, in May. Bennett and his sister, Bellina, live with their parents in Palisades Park NJ. We wish their family well. Also in baby news, Justyna and Steve Allred welcomed their third child in October. Truman Loren joins brother Henry Stephen and sister Stasha Grace. The Allred family moved from Chicago to Plano TX about five years ago. Steve is a regional director of physician operations at Texas Health Resources, a large health system in the Dallas area. The Allreds love Texas, especially the mild winters. I hope all of you have been able to check out our Facebook page in addition to checking us out on Twitter. I love getting updates from you, so please email me your news and feel free to brag. — Laurie (Strotman) O’Malley; ndbug3@hotmail.com

00MBA Class Secretary — Georgette (Leonard) Stubin;

46917 Polo Drive, Canton MI 48187; mba2000@alumni.nd.edu

00JD Helloooo?

Well, after a brief hiatus, we’re back. Chanda (Lynch) and Paul Kirchner were blessed with a baby boy, Cameron Stalder Kirchner, in April. He joins big brothers Xander and Connor. Chanda and Paul are having fun managing three boys aged 3 and under. Chanda is still with NCR Corp in Atlanta, serving as senior division counsel. She is thankful Paul is willing to be a stay-at-home dad, and says he rocks at his job. Marisa (Salazar) Garza reports that she got married on April 30 to Gregorio Garcia at St. Mary’s Catholic Church by the River Walk in San Antonio. And finally, a plea: send me stuff that’s going on with you, even if it’s boring. Please, or we may have to go back on hiatus. God bless, and go Irish. — Brian J. Murray; 178 Cranston Court, Glen Ellyn IL 60137; bjmurray@jonesday.com

01 Baby News

Lauren (Esposito) and Bob Nochta welcomed their son, Nathaniel Robert, in May. Nathaniel joins big sister Hadley. The Nochtas live in Upper Saddle River NJ. Tiana (Checchia) Jones and husband Derek had a baby boy, Cooper, in February. Tiana and Derek are thrilled with their first child. Melia (Checchia) DiRusso ’99 is Cooper’s godmother. Kate (Backes) and Rob Baron ’99 welcomed their fourth child, Ellie, in April. After almost having her in the car due to New Jersey traffic, they are happy she is here. Ellie joins big sisters Grace and Anna and big brother Tripp. The Barons live in northern NJ where they moved last fall so Rob could take a job as the CEO of Marcal Paper. — Megan Murray; 2015 North 56th St., Milwaukee WI 53208; 414-213-4687; meganmurray45@aol.com

01MBA Blessings

Kate ’01 and Rob Baron welcomed their fourth child, Ellie, in April. She joins big sisters Grace and Anna and big brother Tripp. The Barons reside in northern New Jersey where Rob works as the CEO of Marcal Paper. Please email me any updates you would like to appear in the Class Notes. — Dominic Pang; dpang@panglaw.com

01JD Good Times

After taking a break for children, Marjorie McCanta High returned to work in various temporary positions, and recently accepted a full-time staff attorney position with the Northwest Justice Project in Seattle. She will be working with the CLEAR Domestic Violence project providing advice, unbundled legal service and referrals to low-income domestic violence survivors throughout Washington State. She is thrilled to be back in legal services and out of the diaper phase. After having served as a best man in three weddings, including Felipe Merino’s, Rudy Monterrosa finally tied the knot with Cecilia Lopez on Oct. 22. They were married at the historic Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles Church in downtown Los Angeles and joined by friends and family from around the world. Attending from the Law School were AnnMarie Devita, Sean Yuzwa, Gail Navarro Salcido, Michael Durham, Hon. Qiana Lillard, Liz Padilla, Jon and Julie Gunnigle, and Adrian Rosales. Other alumni in attendance included Alex ’04 and Jacki Santana ’02, Monica Montañez ’08, Grisel Ruiz ’05, Jeff Milligan ’01 and Sam Johnson ’00. The lucky couple was married by Father John Conley, CSC, Rudy’s rector from Siegfried Hall and witnessed by Dr. Gilberto Cardenas and Dolores Garcia. Rudy and Cecilia now look forward to working together in their new building in downtown South Bend at the Monterrosa Law Group, LLC. In September, Allan Abinoja left the Illinois Department of Public Health to become an assistant regional counsel in the Chicago office of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It’s a dream move for Allan because he’s still doing the public health work he loves, but on the federal side. Allan and his wife, Lisa, welcomed their second daughter, Morgan Kristen, in April, so he enjoyed the generous paternity leave with the state before joining me over on the federal side. I got to go to the Miami game with Kathleen Lundy, who was in town for the ND Law School Alumni Board meeting. While enjoying great weather for the end of October, we got to catch up with Julie Foster, who finished the Chicago Marathon and raised almost $3,000 to combat breast and ovarian cancer. I got to briefly see Anne and Ryan Mahoney, Jason Scheiderer, Stephanie Renner and Kelly Murphy Bellinger, but missed some of our other classmates who were there. Kathleen and I enjoyed the Monogram Club’s 100-year celebration Friday night, getting great photos in the locker room, tunnel and on the field. I’m still smiling from such an amazing night. Ongoing communications update: Our listserv has lost about 120 of our classmates. Please go to my.nd.edu to set up or update your profile with a good email address. Also, please friend me on Facebook and ask to join the Notre Dame Law Class of 2001 group so that I have another way to keep in touch with you and we can keep our class column full of fun updates. If you’re in that FB group, please don’t accept the requests to join from random people who were not in our class. Thanks. — Jonell Lucca; cell 602-677-3266; jonelllucca@yahoo.com

02 Future Domers

Sarah (Eno) and Christopher Grillo joyfully welcomed their daughter, Anna Rose, on Nov. 3. Proud twin siblings Grace and Luke are enthralled with the newest addition. On May 17, Kim (Blackwell) Lawler and her husband, Michael, welcomed their fourth boy, Oscar Becket who is named after Blessed Oscar Romero and St. Thomas Becket. Brothers Michael, Malcolm, and Joseph love having a new baby around the house. Oscar is also the ninth grandchild for Russ Blackwell ’79. Greg Wright and his wife, Kristen, welcomed son Milton Joseph Wright into the world on Aug. 19. Milt was baptized at the Basilica on Oct. 2 in the presence of his godparents, Kristen (Wright) ’05 and Danny Linton ’03. Maureen (Smithe) and Chris Brusznicki welcomed twins Elinor and Juliet in August. Big siblings Evelyn, Mack, Vivian and Ben have been very helpful. The twins toured campus for the first time this fall to visit Maureen’s cousin, who is a freshman in Lyons. Beth (Sheehan) and Chad Silker welcomed Theodore Erickson “Teddy” Silker on Sept. 9. Teddy joins his big sister Nora and big brother Charlie. After maternity leave, Beth will return to litigating for a St. Louis-based law firm, and Chad is a member of the Macy’s, Inc. litigation team handling the company’s litigation from coast to coast. Teddy’s future roommate was welcomed by Kate (Fox) and Tim Dolezal on Sept. 5. Baby James Dolezal joins his siblings Peter, Clare, Colleen and Maggie. Look for the Dolezal kids to make their Bookstore Basketball debut this year. Grant Gholson completed his doctorate in theology from Loyola U in Chicago. He and Erica (Walter) Gholson moved with their son James to Evanston in May. On a gorgeous September day in San Diego, Karen Ron married Allen Green with Erin Sarkozy and Kim Rollings ’03 as bridesmaids and other Domers in attendance: Alex (Amaro) Hiland, Seth Hiland, Scott Howard ’03, Bo Rottenborn ’03 and Adam Porcelli ’04. Karen and Allen reside in San Diego, where Karen works as a PA in pathology at Scripps Green Hospital, overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean. With our 15-year Reunion coming up, please take a moment and make sure that you are a member of the ND Class of 2002 Facebook group. We have 921 members, and it would be great to reach a larger portion of our class. And for those who are members of the group, please consider taking a few minutes to add classmates who are not. Thanks for the updates, and please keep them coming. – Lisa (Sestile) Corcoran; lsestile@alumni.nd.edu

02MBA Class Secretary — Melissa Hurd;

hurdmc@yahoo.com

02JD More Wedding Bells

Congrats to Stephen Kagay on his marriage to Anna Maria Piazza on June 25 in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Manhattan. The reception followed at the New York Botanical Garden. Bill Shin traveled to New York to witness the nuptials and celebrate with the happy couple. In other happy news, a group of classmates gathered to attend the Chicago production of Hamilton in October. Shelby Leonardi traveled from South Carolina to attend the show and pre-party with Beth Garino, Carolyn Trenda, Tim and me. We were thrilled to be in the room where it happens. Please send me your news. — Megan Glunz Horton; 521 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette IL 60091; res 847-256-2335; megan.g.horton@gmail.com

03 Missing August

It’s the dark days of winter, and I miss August. And if you noticed, I missed the August deadline as well, so now I’m playing catch up. Eric Hedin married Sandra Calenda on Dec. 5, 2015. Julia (Kelly) and Andrew Sama ’06MBA welcomed son Jamison Theodore on Oct. 20, 2015. Jamison joins big sister Devon. Laura Kelly Fanucci and husband Franco Fanucci have been married for 10 years and have three little boys: Samuel, 6, Thomas, 4, and Joseph, 2. They lost their twin daughters Margaret Susan and Abigail Kathleen in February 2016 after their premature births due to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Many Domer friends were amazing about supporting them through the journey, lighting candles from the Grotto and praying across the country. They send their thanks. Franco graduated in May from the Carlson School of Management at the U of Minnesota with his MBA, and Laura is a writer and the research associate for the Collegeville Institute Seminars at Saint John’s U in Collegeville MN. She’s the author of Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting (2014) and the co-author of Living Your Discipleship: 7 Ways to Express Your Deepest Calling (2015). James Fishburne earned his PhD in Italian Renaissance art history from UCLA and is working at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Last month he married Jaime Yamashita. Michael McKegney got engaged to Jill Weiner of Chappaqua NY on June 24 in NYC. Please send updates. — Josh Gentine; jgentine@alumni.nd.edu

03MBA Win or Lose, Together Again

Football season was reunion season for members of the MBA class of 2003. Mike McGinn reports that he, Joe Moore, Mark Mikiciuk, Brian Begin, Kevin Adams, John “Noah” Guderyon, Eric Woodward, Paul Chrismer, Ben Holbrook and Jeff Skaggs made the Labor Day weekend trip to Austin to watch the Irish come up a little short against Texas in overtime. Other than the game, 2016 was a good year for Mike. He and his wife welcomed their third son, James Matthew McGinn, on March 6. In August, Mike started a new job as vice president of land acquisition at Trumark Homes in Newport Beach. Josh Talge reports that he, Paul Fortino, Brock Sturdivant and Patrick Orie took on Hurricane Matthew and won (or at least it was a split decision) when the four got together for the NC State game and a long weekend of golf at Pinehurst in October. While the game was a bust thanks to the hurricane, the foursome had a blast spending a few days together and maintaining the golfing tradition that started on Fridays during b-school. Arthur Cizcek connected with Eugenio Escamilla while in South Bend to see Notre Dame beat Miami in late October. Also in town that weekend was Matt Durbin and his lovely bride, Heather. The happy couple celebrated their nuptials in Dallas and honeymooned in Italy earlier that month. Thanks for the reports. Keep them coming. — Rosemary Guillette; 9 Messenger St., Unit 7, Plainville MA 02762; rguillette@alumni.nd.edu

03JD Class Secretary — Lawrence A. Ward;

206-903-8817; ward.lawrence@dorcey.com

04 Lots of Little Ones

Bridget (Welch) and Jason King welcomed Mary Rose King on May 12. They had Father Lou DelFra, CSC, baptize Mary Rose at the Log Chapel on campus in August. Mary Rose joins siblings Adam, Grace and Jacqueline. Teresa (Bloemker) and Joe Mitchell celebrated their 10th anniversary with a trip to Ireland. Their 10-day trip was spent exploring old castles, visiting beautiful churches and admiring the gorgeous green countryside. Back on the home front, Joe and Teresa live in Fort Myers FL, where Joe practices dentistry with his parents and Teresa is a “domestic engineer.” Their four children keep them constantly on the go with an endless array of activities. Their youngest, Nicholas, celebrated his first birthday in July. Congratulations to Meghan Roe, who married Jose Barrera, a Texas State graduate, on April 30 in Pittsburgh. Several ND grads were bridesmaids: Perciliz (Tan) Ahern, Sarah Blake, Kristen (Quigley) Donovan, Katie McDermott and Jenna (Spanbauer) Zarit ’03. Many other McGlinn Shamrocks attended the wedding. Meghan’s sister, Kaitlin, started the wedding off right with an early wedding present of a “Marry Like a Champion” sign. Matt Krizmanich and wife Rebecca, an Indiana grad, had twin boys, Grayson Taylor and Reid Kennedy, last October. Matt works in the healthcare-focused management consulting industry in Chicago. Lizzy ’07 and Freddy Garza welcomed their first child, Ella Margaret, on July 26. Godparents to Ella are Tamara ’07 and Matt Montgomery ’08. The family lives in Pearland TX outside Houston, where Freddy is a wealth advisor at Northern Trust and Lizzy is a pediatrician at Texas Children’s Pediatrics. Meghann (Finerghty) and Tom Sandak welcomed Molly Elizabeth Sandak on July 4, joining big brother Connor Dooley. Meghann has been working with the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, where she is the director of education for the past six years. DMSF provides scholarships to low-income students in Chicago to attend college preparatory private high schools. Tom has been running his own video production company, Believe in Blue Productions, for six years. Robyn Mandolini Fardy recently celebrated her sixth wedding anniversary with husband Patrick, an alumnus of Eastern Illinois U. They live in Oak Park IL and had their second child, Cole McGee Fardy, on Aug. 10. His sister, Aria Marjorie, is 3. Thanks for sending in your updates, and keep them coming. — Carol Martino; carolmartino10@gmail.com

04MBA Family Expands

Holly McDaniel and Justin Fuller are thrilled to announce that their son, John Robert, was born in July. Mary and Eric Nedell welcomed Eric John Nedell Jr. in October. John joins siblings Conor, Ann Monroe and Patrick in cheering hard for the Irish on Saturday afternoons. Chris Chotard came to Richmond in September to play in a member-guest golf tournament with Eric, and they finished exactly where they thought they would in the standings. Just think of where the Cubs historically have finished. Speaking of the Cubs, they are one game from elimination in the 2016 World Series at the print deadline. By the time this issue is out everyone will know if they were able to vault off of Chapman’s 8-out save in game 5 to win games 6 and 7. If not, it’s wait till next year. If they won, hopefully UPS will not lose the Chicago Cubs Spongebob as it makes its West Coast tour through Utah and San Francisco visiting Jason Young and Sam Stapleton. John Humphreys and Rodolfo Bollat were back on campus with their families for the MSU and Duke games. Please send updates. — Harry Howisen; hhowisen@gmail.com

04JD Oh Baby

Laura Doheny and her husband, James, welcomed their second child, Kathleen Joyce, on Aug. 18, 2015. Congratulations, Laura. Keep the updates coming. We love hearing from you. — Finn Pressly; Littler Mendelson, 321 N. Clark St., Suite 1000, Chicago IL 60654, 312-795-3242; finn@alumni.nd.edu; Katie Bryan, LeClair Ryan, 1037 Raymond Blvd., 16th Floor, Newark NJ 07102; catherine.g.bryan@gmail.com

05 Class Secretary — Kristin Boyd;

Credit Suisse, 11 Madison Ave., New York NY 10010; 317-523-1195; kristin.boyd@gmail.com

05MBA Promotions

Travis Soyer has been promoted to associate vice chancellor for advancement operations at Texas Christian U. He is responsible for the back-end operations of TCU’s fundraising and alumni relations. Megan Soyer ’05MSA and Travis live in Fort Worth with their son Andrew, 5, and daughter Emma, 2. In May, Michael Ferreter was promoted to the position of senior manager, investor relations at Grainger. This role involves direct outreach to investors, potential shareholders and analysts to articulate the strategy and financials of the company. He also leads their investor targeting efforts and the planning and execution of a comprehensive investor outreach program. Congratulations to Travis and Mike. Please send your updates for the next column to me or to the Notre Dame MBA Class of 2005 Google Group at ndmba2005-owner@googlegroups.com. Take care and good luck in life and work. — Himanshu Gosar; hgosar@alumni.nd.edu

05JD Warm Welcomes

Becky (Parrott) Waldren and her husband, Gary, welcomed their third child, Gary John Waldren III, on Easter Sunday, March 27. Baby Gary was welcomed by sisters Emma, 5, and Violet, 3. Becky continues to work in litigation in the New York metropolitan area, practicing in state and federal Courts in the five boroughs of NYC and on Long Island. She reports that she had several classmates as visitors during 2016. Meghan Rhatigan Holmes ’00, ’05JD and her son Colin, 1, visited. Anna Smith Helton and husband Ben came for a little trip without kids William, Rose and Naomi. Anne Egan Wagstaff was in NYC over the summer from London, where she resides with husband Justin and kids Sean, 6, and Emma, 3. Colleen Zarnitz Henry and husband Emmett (who happens to be Annie’s cousin) moved from Princeton NJ to Bethlehem PA with kids Mary-Kate, Clare and Keegan. Coleman Lechner ’02, ’05JD is vice president for litigation with Wyndham Worldwide in Parsippany NJ where he defends the company and its business units in complex litigation and government investigations. He also is a member of the company’s pro bono committee. In addition, Coleman recently became the vice chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) litigation committee, and serves as the chair of the pro bono sub-committee. Any ND in-house lawyers who are looking to get involved with the ACC can email him at coleman.lechner@wyn.com. Coleman and his wife, Rachael, welcomed their daughter, Quinn Margaret, in November 2015 and celebrated Quinn’s first birthday at Disney World with family and friends. Greg Wright ’02 ’05JD and wife Kristen welcomed son Milton Joseph Wright into the world on Aug. 19. Milt was baptized at the Basilica on Oct. 2 in the presence of his godparents, Kristen (Wright) ’05 and Danny Linton ’03. Go Irish. — Adam Russ; 2193 W. 7th St., Cleveland OH 44113; aruss@alumni.nd.edu

06 Life-Changing Events

Amanda and James Leito welcomed a baby girl, Olivia Margaret, on Oct. 6. Olivia joins her brother Jay. The family lives in Dallas TX. Liz (Donohue) and Ross Wheeler welcomed their first child, Grace Elizabeth Wheeler, on Sept. 4. Liz and Ross were married in 2013 in La Quinta CA by Father Mike Kelly. Attendants included Meghan (Hanzlik) Mathew, Mary Catherine (Cimino) Melancon and Lauren (Connelly) Creevey. Liz and Ross live in their hometown of Sioux Falls SD and work for Sanford Health. Erin and Will Kurtz welcomed a baby girl, Rebecca, on June 14. Will also published his first book, Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America. The book is the result of his PhD research on Catholics in the Civil War. Matt Panzica was promoted to Chicago tax office managing partner of BDO USA, a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. Matt was one of the youngest people to earn this leadership position and is responsible for leading the Chicago office, focusing on building the tax practice with the tax leadership team. — Anna (Skoien) Lall; 55 Wyman St., Boston MA 02130; annagracelall@gmail.com

06MBA Class Secretary — Andrew Sama;

276 Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame IN 46556; cell 574-339-6115; bus 574-631-5206; nd.mba.classof2006@gmail.com

06JD Class Secretary — Amir Hassan Sadaghiani;

sadaghiani@alumni.nd.edu

07 Exciting News

Jack Duffy Farmer, son of Eileen (Duffy) and Rico Farmer, was born on Aug. 30. He is enjoying life in San Francisco with his parents, and is offering them a welcome distraction from the disappointing football season. Brittany Scott Nanry and husband John welcomed baby girl Alain Rose Nanry on Oct. 6 and are looking forward to the 2035 football season. Nicole McKown was married on Feb. 13 in Tampa FL to Glenn Yarris. Members of the wedding party included Kerry Lanigan, Simona Fernandes, Yuko Mori, Erin (Weedon) Ransom, Terin Barbas Cremer and Stephanie Fitzgerald. ND graduates in attendance included Mark Healy and Nickie McCabe, Brian and Elizabeth Lange ’06, Justin Rice and Jennifer Galano. Jenn made sure to bring along an ND flag so we could celebrate with a group picture. Glenn and Nicole live in New York City. Lizzy (Hurley) and Teddy Garza’04 welcomed their first daughter, Ella Margaret, on July 26. She was due to be baptized Nov. 13, and her godparents are fellow Domers Tamara (Gillings) and Matt Montgomery ’08. Michael Ferkovic ’07, ’08MSA was named to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Leadership Academy, Class of 2016. Mike works for BDO USA LLP’s transaction advisory services practice in Cleveland, focusing on financial due diligence. David Tagler and Caroline Marcotte (Boston College) got engaged on June 8 in Chicago and plan to get married in 2017. After graduating from ND, Stephanie Best was accepted to Baylor U’s School of Nursing Program. She completed an accelerated 12-month BSN program and graduated in May 2012. Stephanie is a charge nurse in the emergency department at Medical City Dallas Hospital where she has worked since 2012. She also works at Texas Health Emergency Department in Wylie TX. Stephanie was married to Adam Oldaker on Aug. 6 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas. Adam is an Army infantry veteran who served a 16-month combat tour in Iraq during the surge. He is a firefighter/paramedic for the Town of Little Elm. Stephanie and Adam built a home in Wylie TX and can’t wait to attend more ND games. Chris Paley married Rachel Bowe on Aug. 26, a beautiful afternoon in Philadelphia. The bridal party and wedding guests celebrating with the happy couple featured a heavy complement of Notre Dame alumni spanning graduating classes from 1979 through 2010. Included were best man Tom Bradley and groomsmen Mike Piery, Kevin Tooke, Mike Coppola, Alec White, Chris Petersen, Brendan Whalen and Dan McMahon. Other alums in attendance included Rick King, Kenny Cushing, Tom Dobleman, Ricky Moreno, Tom and Jenni (Gargula) Chesnick , Adam and Carrie (English) Wuellner, Liam Moran and fiancée Maureen Sefton, Eleanor (Bradley) Huyett ’08, Lindsey (McMahon) Lane ’10, Rocky (Garza) Piery, Chris Schwarber ’08, Steve and Tricia (DeGroot) Misner, Andrew ’09 and Kelly (Clarke) Monahan ’09, Kelly Files, myself and senior most alums Tom ’80JD and Helene Bradley ’79, ’82JD. Following a weekend of celebrations in Philadelphia, Chris and Rachel enjoyed a relaxing honeymoon in Hawaii before a reluctant return to reality in their current home of Manhattan. Meg and Nick Puglisi were married in May 2009. They have two daughters: Evelyn, 1, and Avery, 4. The family lives in Chicago. Nick shares, “Meg attended Virginia Tech, so we will be at the Virginia Tech/Notre Dame game this fall. It is undecided which daughter will root for which team. I believe the law says we each get one.” The Class of 2007 will have our 10-year Reunion this June. Look out for an email and our Facebook page with more information soon. Please send me news and updates. God bless and go Irish. — Stephanie Pelligra; stephanie.pelligra@gmail.com

07MBA Class Secretary — Joe Curry;

joe@joecurry.com

07JD Class Secretary — Patrick A. Salvi II;

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., 22 W. Washington St., Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602; 312-372-1227; psalvi2@salvilaw.com

08 Happy News

Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that Elizabeth A. Scarola joined the firm’s Tampa office as an associate this August. She practices in the firm’s health care practice group. Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth served as an extern at Together Health Network, where she assisted in a variety of operational and legal projects for a large healthcare network. She also served as a legal extern in health care organizations, including Trinity Health, the U of Michigan Health System and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Father Innocent Smith, OP, (Philip Carl Smith) recently completed his first year serving at the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena in Manhattan. Some highlights included getting to know ND and SMC alumni at the parish and at their young adult New York Frassati Fellowship. He says, “All Domers (and anyone else) are welcome at our church on 66th and Lexington; we even have an altar to St. Patrick.” Lucia Therese Nistler was born May 19, 2015 to Monica and Paul Nistler. She joins her rambunctious siblings, Emma Rose, 3, and Matthew Patrick, 6. Lucy has proven to possess the same extreme lung capacity and inexhaustible energy as her siblings. Elizabeth (Stewart) Nava, her husband Joe Nava ’07 and son Thomas welcomed a new baby, John Michael, in March. He was baptized in June, with the help of godmother Heather Keane and godfather Andrew Listchi ’06. The Navas live in Dallas, where Joe teaches at Jesuit College Prep and Elizabeth speaks, volunteers, works on her Etsy shop and chases after the two boys, one of whom can proudly sing the whole fight song, and the other of whom is close behind. Elizabeth Coryn (Lohmuller) and Cameron Jay Rains Jr. welcomed their first child, Brendan Joseph Rains, on May 1. Tamara Buretz married Scott Dinkle on Oct 22 at St. Michael’s Church in Chicago. Katie Rooney and Elaine Toutant were in the wedding party, and Sara Carter, Heather Blaha Surprenant, Matt Surprenant, Anka Jedry, Clara Park, Laura Casas Fortuno, Adam Hipp, Kaity Jackson and Andy Makielski were in attendance. Tamara and Scott live in Madison WI and work at Epic. Rebecca Antas married Nicholas Smith, a Miami of Ohio graduate, on Sept. 24 in Medinah IL. In the wedding party were Lauren (McDonough) Lebois and Julianne Opet. Also at the wedding to help the happy couple celebrate were a number of Notre Dame alumni: Mary (Debevec) Shetzline, Sunni (Olding) Lomnicki, Katie (Jannazo) Johnson, Ally Parker, Kahki Mealey ’09, Colin Roach, Teresa (Hancock) Recker, Meagan (McGinley) Simpson, Brett Lilley, Ellen (Becker) Weber, Phil McCartin, Ellen (Heintzman) McInerney, Pat McInerney and Mark Vermeersch. Becky and Nick relocated back to Chicago in May and are excited to be close to family, friends and South Bend. Mary Beth Ambriz Scully8 married *Iván Ambriz on July 9. Mary Beth’s attendants included her brothers: Robert ’09, Michael ’09, Tim ’12 and Brian ’14. Also participating in the ceremony were Tim and Mary (Dudick) Scully ’79, Claire Laurentius, Aurora (Rodriguez) Hicks, Mary Beugelsdijk, Chris Francica, Stevie Biddle ’13, Lisa (Jaworski) Scully ’11SMC and Lisa Dudick ’81SMC. Wedding attendees included Brittany Glynn, Ray Fast, Britt (Scully) Florin ’10, Annie Scully ’11, John Scully ’80, Phillip Hicks and Peter and Megan (Sennett) Mushenheim ’10. Congratulations to all, and please keep the updates coming. We love hearing from you and so do our classmates. — Megan O’Hara; classof2008@alumni.nd.edu

08MBA Class Secretary — Megan Ulrich;

meganlouisefitzgibbons@gmail.com

08JD Babies and Jobs

Lily Vidal shared that she and her husband Miguel are the proud parents of Elisa Vidara, born Aug. 26. Elisa’s hobbies include eating, sleeping, pooping and listening to hardcore rap. Lily also sent me some pictures of Elisa, and I can confirm that she is quite a cutie. G Costa and his wife, Jen, are expecting their second child in March 2017. Their son Jack is very excited to be a big brother. G is general counsel of the South Dakota Board of Regents in Pierre SD. Krishna (Thomas) Walker reports that she has a new job as the managing director, closing manager for Rabo AgriFinance in St. Louis. She supervises the commercial loan closers for the eastern third of the US. Rabo AgriFinance is the US commercial agricultural lending division of Rabobank International. If you can believe it, Krishna’s daughter Kyla is in eighth grade and is officially taller than her mom. Congrats to all. And here is a brief update on me. I’m writing this quarter’s Class Notes having lived in London for exactly eight days. It has been a bit of a whirlwind so far, but I am looking forward to settling in, finding a flat and remembering not to talk about my pants. Apparently, they are called “trousers” here and people don’t normally talk about their pants at work. Lesson learned. Finally, in memory of Kyle D. Smith, the Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award Fund has been established at the ND Law School. Please donate at donate.nd.edu, and under “designations” mark “Kyle D. Smith Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award.” This is an expendable scholarship, meaning that we will be able to award the scholarship as long as we have money in the fund. Please be generous this year and in years to come. — Marie-Therese Mansfield; mtmansfield@jumptrading.com

09 Doing Better Than Fine

Katie Keegan married Jeff Anderson in a beautiful ceremony in Ventura CA. The Doublewide represented the Notre Dame ’09 contingent. Katie and Jeff live in San Diego, where Katie is completing her NICU fellowship and Jeff is a lawyer. Jen (Cox) married Dan LaHatte in Baltimore on Aug. 6. Lauren Floccare was a bridesmaid, and Joe Berndt read at the ceremony. Numerous other members of the Class of ’09 were in attendance. The couple lives in Baltimore with their new puppy, Griffey. Mark Gorsche married Kristen Virgin in Ann Arbor on Oct. 8. Mark Durst and Chad Krause were groomsmen, and several other classmates joined the festivities. The couple lives in Ann Arbor, where Mark is completing his orthopedic surgery residency and Kristen is a nurse manager. Craig Wiborg and Andrew Matasic traveled to Lake Tanganyika, where they visited the largest remaining group of wild chimpanzees. Katie Rose and Tim Flannery welcomed their daughter, Claire Elizabeth, on July 12. Claire is happy, healthy and loves to explore. Eileen (Zander) and her husband, David Surprenant ’12, are overjoyed to welcome their first child, Molly Martine, born on Sept. 23. This little loyal daughter has only seen one ND football victory in her wee life but is cheering for more. Please visit the Notre Dame Class of 2009 Facebook page to reconnect with members of the class. If you have any additional news or announcements, please contact me. Go Irish. — Megan Flynn; 1030 Euclid Ave., Apt. 304 Cleveland OH 44115; 574-320-0573; megflynn7@gmail.com

09MBA Class Secretary — Shawn Pulscher;

801-336-7344; spulscher@alumni.nd.edu

09JD Class Secretary — Josh Rinschler;

josh.rinschler@gmail.com