class notes

2010s

10 Newlyweds

Meghan (Thornton) Lugo was married to Joel Lugo at St. Thomas Aquinas in West Lafayette on July 2. The Notre Dame spirit was strong, with her parents John and Sheila Thornton ’77, bridesmaid Anna Seghetti and guests Mary Kate Battle, Adrianna Olch, Kacy Deering, Marisa Villano, Christian Chan, Art Alvarado ’79 and Ed McGah ’76 present for the celebration. Sarah Cline was married to Ben DeMarais ’15 M. Ed. in June. Classmate Jessica Mahon served as a bridesmaid. Sarah and Ben live in New Orleans, where Sarah is the program director at Boys Hope Girls Hope, which provides safe housing and support through college graduation for academically talented children in need. Lindsay Ruhling married John Menzea in Pittsburgh on Aug. 20. Many Domers were present, including maid of honor Lauren Ruhling ’12; bridesmaids Kate Millet, Katie Sample ’11, Jeana Caminiti ’11, Maura Sullivan ’11 and Kaitlyn Maloney ’11; and groomsman Dan Balcarcel ’13. Following honeymoon trips to Hawaii and Paris, the Menzeas have settled into married life in Chicago, where they work for Deloitte. There is more happy news to announce: Colleen Fleshman and Diego Silva were married in January 2016 in Florida. Luke Ricci married Jenn Lin in September at Duke Chapel. Congratulations to all the happy newlyweds. Javier Soegaard and Lisa Soper ’14SMC are happy to announce their engagement. Javier popped the question on July 31 in Ventura CA. They are planning to tie the knot in summer 2017. Lauren and Pat Jackson welcomed their first child, Brady, in October. Barry Clark had an appearance on Planet Money last summer. A mechanical engineer at ND, Barry has been working in the field of automated manufacturing. Check him out on the podcast. After hiking nearly 60 percent of the Pacific Crest Trail this year with his younger brother, Aron O’Connor is back in the Bay area. Off the trail, his backpack is still a constant partner during his travels (on a plane) providing quality solutions to hospitals around the country, and also during training for his next big adventure: The Notre Dame Trail. He will complete this trek from Vincennes to South Bend with members of the Notre Dame community in August 2017. Please consider signing up. Keep the updates coming. Go Irish. — Matt Molloy; ndclass2010@gmail.com

10MBA Another Quarter of Great News

Becky and Joe Boone welcomed Cora Elizabeth Boone on Aug. 3. Everyone is happy and healthy and enjoying the fall in Minnesota. Cora had planned to make it to her first ND game this year, but decided to wait until next year. Exciting engagement news: Tim-Oliver (aka T.O.) Seidel got engaged to his Latvian girlfriend, Gerda. The wedding will take place in northern Germany during the summer. Balki Rangan has been promoted to vice president, financial control and reporting with the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Finance Services unit in India. Paul Sari and some buddies started a nonprofit brewery in Portland OR in 2014. Ex Novo Brewing just celebrated two years of operations and is distributing beer in Oregon, Washington, California and parts of the Pacific Rim. Ex Novo is a mission-driven nonprofit partnered with four charities, two local and two international, to financially support their operations and contribution to the greater good. The brewpub has a full menu and excellent brews on tap ready for you to enjoy the next time you’re in Portland. Check out their website: exnovobrew.com. This wraps up another quarter for Team MBA 2010. Now take a moment and send me some details of “what’s good” to include in the spring update. Feel free to share your news anytime. Go Irish — John Gerberich; cell 847-331-4707; jgerberi@alumni.nd.edu

10JD Much Good News

Let’s dive right in. First, in marriage news, where the wedding venues continue to be amazing and here, as a bonus, filled with wine. Congratulations to Jenny Hernandez and George Laffittee who were married in Napa. The guests feasted on, among other things, pulled pork sliders as appetizers. The main courses were filet mignon and salmon. So a big thank you to Jenny and her excellent taste on behalf of class members who attended: Katie (Lewis) Blouin, John Cronin, Stacey Forbes, Rob Hamburg, Julie (Wiorkowski) Mallen, Laura Moran, Maggie (Meyers) and Perry Phipps, and Laura (Rawski) Ranum’09JD. Next, there are many beautiful babies to discuss. First, congratulations to Jessica (Smith) and Robert Savoie who welcomed baby Henry Weston on Sept. 2. The family is lucky to have big sister Juliette, who can keep baby Henry in line. Next, congrats to Chi Nguyen-Johnson and Josh Johnson who welcomed baby Caleb Alexander on Oct. 3. Baby Caleb was two weeks early, and doubtless his parents had big plans for those two weeks and will never let him forget how his early arrival meant they had to go to Ikea with a newborn in tow rather than as an expecting couple. Glad tidings to Leah and Aidan Leonard who welcomed baby Ayla Liddell Wagner on Sept. 29 in Nairobi. Kieran, her big brother, hasn’t dropped her yet. (That’s as of Oct. 12. Let’s check back later.) The family is living in Arusha, Tanzania, where Leah built a school and is helping to grow and improve it. Aidan is general counsel of a distributed energy company called Off Grid Electric. Congrats to Heather and Ben Beiter, who welcomed Zoe Rose Beiter on Oct. 3. The parents are adjusting to another round of sleepless nights while sister Eleanor can sleep through anything. The happy family lives in Clarksburg MD. Brittany and Brandon Rainey welcomed baby Luke Austin on Aug. 31. Though he didn’t go into much detail, Brandon says that they were sprayed by a skunk on their way to deliver baby Luke. That obviously raises a lot of questions that I hope to answer in a future column. For now let’s assume that they were camping in a state park when labor began and there was a picnic basket containing a hungry and well-meaning skunk. Finally, because I aspire to Paul Krog and Michael Korson levels of parenting greatness, Matt Wine ’15JD and I welcomed baby Rosemary Katherine on Oct. 15. She is a pretty solid addition to the team so far. Molly and Hank continue to rule the roost. Please send me your updates. — Susie Wine ’03, ’10JD, 102 E. 69th Terrace, Kansas City MO 64113; 574-514-3746; swine@alumni.nd.edu

11 Winter Update

Emily Salvaterra and Andrew Seroff wed on Oct. 8 in San Francisco. Their wedding party included Kristin Smith, Claire Brown, Jacob Osborne, Conor Gettings, Gregory Schoolcraft and Chris Pfarr. Emily started a dream position of learning and evaluation manager at the St. Anthony Foundation this summer. Christiana Maxion Gonzalez just finished her fourth year of teaching at the award-winning Carl C. Icahn Charter School in the Bronx NY. She plans to move to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where she will bring her enthusiasm, innovation and experience to the world-renowned GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi. Rory Kelly is still in the Marines and recently moved from Camp Pendleton CA to Champaign IL where he runs Marine Corps officer recruiting for central Illinois. Bianca Fernandez is working as a community health worker at The Next Door Inc., a social service non-profit in Hood River OR. Megan (Franke) and Jeffrey Osowski ’09 graduated from London Business School with master’s degrees in business administration and are returning stateside to live in Chicago. Caitlin (Sullivan) and Tony Ayala, Laura (Schneider) and Franco Zarama, Katie Valko, Matt Lynch and four friends spent nine amazing July days in Peru to visit Lima, Cusco and trek the Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu. The sights and sounds made the hike beyond worth it, though their knees beg to differ. Please send your updates. — Evan James; ndclass2011@gmail.com

11MBA Babies, Job Changes, Marriages

Lots of folks are having babies. Holly and Jack Johnson will be having their first child. Jack is willing to race his kid against other newborns at a tailgate next year. Pedro Freyre was due to become a dad in late November. Diana and Mauricio Peña had their child, Tomás, on June 22. Erik and Rebecca Hass had their second son, Thomas, May 23. Natalie and Joe Tingey had their second child, Alexander, on May 22. Amy (Hall) and Matt McCartney have two little ones: Joseph, 2, and May, born on May 3. Sarah Louise Gribble and her husband Andy had their baby on July 13. Lindsay and Michael D’Agostino welcomed Tess on Jan. 4, 2016. Later in January 2016, they moved from Dallas to Sarasota FL to be closer to family and they love it. Joanna Graterol had a baby boy named Andres in September. She has been living in Miami for three years. Chris Angell married his longtime girlfriend and fellow alum Mel Jordan ’13 in August. Chris Cox got married to Amy O’Leary in August. Byron Kern recently accepted the role of head of product management and marketing with KICTeam in Portland ME. Shormila Sarkar has a new job; goodbye to Intel marketing, hello to Facebook sales. She also moved from California back home to Texas. Nora Stephens accepted a new job at American Funds, Capital Group, in Indianapolis. Matt Frey’s firm, Frey Masterson Investment Advisors, started a sports agency specializing in NCAA football coaches. The new AMP agency has engaged 20 coaches across the country. If you would like to see your update here, please reach out. — Chris Orenchuk; chris.orenchuk@gmail.com

11JD Proposals, Weddings, Babies

To start off with exceptionally great news close to home, Marquette grad Jack Byam proposed to me on Sept. 2 in front of North Pond in Chicago. My excited and surprised “yes” was followed by a surprise party with all our favorite family and friends at the bar where we first met in Lincoln Park. More excitement continued with the wedding of Shari Taylor to true Irishman James Molloy on Oct. 22 in Washington DC. Domers to join in the fun included Annie Weir, pesky Chris Weir, PJ Hines, Ryan Finlen ’06, ’11JD, Megan Irving, Vanessa Barmack, Elissa Regev, Veronica de Zayas-Ingalls, Emma Flynn and Chuck Flynn. But the season of love was not over, as Samantha Winter married Greg McAlpin ’07 at the Church of the Epiphany in Tempe AZ with a reception to follow in her parents’ beautiful back yard on Nov. 5. Imagine Father of the Bride, but better. Many Domers were there to celebrate from the Class of 2007 and the law school class of 2011. In true NTFR fashion, this secretary was only able to recount the 2011 attendees, which included Erin Rogozinski, ’08, ’11JD, Blake Rambo, Sean Cullen ’08, Kaitlin and Jason DiNapoli, Annie Weir, spouse of the year Chris Weir, Elizabeth Adams ’08, ’11JD, Kate McCarthy and me. Likewise, Tom Dudash got engaged to Chelsey Green. Now on to babies, the cuter versions of us. Carolyn (Wendel) O’Connell and Mike O’Connell ’09JD welcomed Ronan Peter on Oct. 31. Laura (Crylen) Julien and her husband Mike welcomed Grace Julien on Oct. 28. Send any updates my way. — Lauren Sharkey; lksharkey@gmail.com

12 Big Changes

Hey alumni, our five-year Reunion is coming up. Please be sure to register early and stay up to date on the Facebook page for announcements about the events. Congratulations to Stephanie ’13SMC and Doug Carder who had a baby girl, Sarah Rose, on May 18. Best wishes to Katie Carter, who married Mario Elia Oct. 1 in the Basilica. Ashley Broering was a bridesmaid, and Andrew Dupont ’12, ’14Med was a reader. A whole host of Irish attended, including John Lium, Ben Stevenson, Trevor Menke , Daven Brodess, Mike Haigh ’11, Brandon Newman, Christine Wagner, Mary Katie Batistich , Katherine Gates and Michelle Kernan. Congratulations to Matt Brown and his wife, Ashlynd Romkema ’12SMC, who gave birth to their second child, Aiden, who joins a sister, Emily, 1. — Tyler Harmsen; tharmsen@alumni.nd.edu

12MBA Eventful Year

The year has been very busy for many of our Mendoza alumni. In January 2016, James Gardner married his longtime girlfriend, Caitlin Hodges, in College Station TX. March took us to Mexico for the wedding of Matt Pyzyk and Poloma Guerard in Guadalajara. The two were introduced by Carla and Antonio Espinosa shortly after graduation. Summer brought together Laura Divel and her undergraduate sweetheart Kenneth Schlax ’11 under the Dome with a Notre Dame wedding. Several classmates have additions to their families. A baby boy, Liam, was born to Becky and Tim Hunt. A baby girl, Mary Kate, was born to Beth and Pat McNamara, and a baby boy, James, was born to Laura (Ritter) and Mike Allio. On the professional front, Joe Sweeney moved to South Bend and works in the MBA admissions office, finding young minds to shape into business leaders of tomorrow. Until next time gang, have a great winter and please send your class updates to me. — Chris Villani; christopher.villani@gmail.com

12JD Quick Notes

Hello classmates. I’m writing four days before my wedding, shirking my responsibilities to bring you the news. I hope you appreciate the sacrifices I make for you. Colin Diamond left the DuPage County State’s Attorney for Mathys & Schneid, a personal injury and workers’ comp firm in Naperville IL. He’s a homeowner, having recently bought a condo, and just finished recovering from paintball injuries sustained at the Champlin bachelor party. Steven Hahn left the New Jersey attorney general’s office and moved to Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski PC to try out commercial litigation. The firm, in Cranford NJ, has already added Steve’s name to the website. He is moving up in the world. Robert Hutchinson joined the civil litigation practice of Thompson, Ramsdell, Qualseth & Warner in Lawrence KS. He also got engaged to Stacy Edwards, a law clerk to Justice Marla Luckert at the Kansas Supreme Court. Washington State Rep. Drew Stokesbary was reelected in November. Drew and his wife, Ashley, had a second kiddo, Eli Lucas, in April. He looks forward to his life as the younger scion of a successful political insider. Drew recently hung out in Seattle with Shawn Durrani. They got primo seats at a Mariners game, not because Drew is a legislator but thanks to low attendance. By his own admission, he went totally unrecognized. The dynamic duo was able to get down to the lower level even though they had cheap tickets. *Philly O’Hare and her husband, Bill, said hey to Maureen Elizabeth on Aug. 8. The baby was supposed to come the day before, but Philly “used skills of persuasion honed during law school” to convince doctors to wait for the cool birthday of 8-8-16. Also the contractors were able to wrap up refinishing their floors. Congratulations, on the cool baby date and the shiny floors. Wendy Tran Novotne married Anthony Notovne at the San Francisco City Hall on July 1. They continued the party through the holiday weekend and had a big Chinese wedding on the Seattle waterfront on July 4, where they saw the “number one July 4 fireworks show in the US.” There were 12 courses and surprise lion dancers. Sana Din, Monique Magar, Steve Hahn, Fabian Gauna, David Schmidt, Brett Wasinger, Bonnie Park and Paul DiPietro were there. Tim Nguyen was en route, but his flight got cancelled. Sharon Lim won an award for doing lots of pro-bono work, and also ate a floor M&M. To wrap up, I don’t want to jinx anything by writing this in advance, but on Nov. 5, I married Sarah Johnston, a Georgia Tech alum from Marietta GA. Sarah decided to take Champlin as a surname, but will make Johnston her middle name to avoid having SEC as initials. We live in Chicago, where Sarah spends most of her time wishing we lived somewhere warmer. Alvin Adjei, Colin Diamond, John Rompf, Erica Rompf, Joe Miller, Alex Blair and Caroline Blair planned to attend. Finally, Alvin Adjei made a big scene during his (unscheduled) speech during the wedding. He emotionally promised to move in with Sarah and me in Chicago, even though he knows we didn’t ask him to. He says he will “put the team on his back,” and “be there for us at every bend in the road of our relationship.” Alvin then lifted me bodily and carried me from the building. Sarah was flattered, but is bad at telling people no. Alvin plans to move in Dec. 1. — James Champlin; james.c.champlin@gmail.com

13 More News

Hello friends. Thanks for enduring another issue of Class Notes, where the jokes are made up and Bobby doesn’t matter. We have a great number of updates for this issue, which tells me that you’re either excited to contribute or tired of hearing about my Facebook friends. Thomas Young was the first in, telling me that he asked Kathleen Garitty to marry him on the same bench where Robin Williams tells Matt Damon how it is. How do y’all like them apples? I was lucky enough to run into Sean Baur at the Michigan State game. His smiling face, along with his news that Alex Oloriz and Margaret Bellon were married on July 16, were the only highlights of that weekend. I also lost a bet that weekend to my girlfriend, who went to Michigan State. So I have to say something nice about MSU. They’re the best Big Ten school in the state of Michigan. Assuming that I’m not the only one who seems to have all of their friends getting married, you shouldn’t be surprised that I have more wedding announcements. A little birdie told me that Matt Hart married his high school sweetheart, Erin Thomas, on June 18 with Dan Klodor, Ian Trudell, Scott Green, Kevin Doherty and Mike Marszowski in attendance. In a strange, small world coinkydink, I used to go to a summer camp with one of Erin’s best friends. Things like that are why I can’t watch The Truman Show. Unfortunately for anyone who cares about her future, Julianne Crimmins married Kevin “Fabio” Soriano on Oct. 22. I had a big speech prepared for the objections portion of the ceremony, but Kevin accidentally gave me the wrong date, time and location for the wedding. My speech wasn’t very well received at that stranger’s wedding, either. Next, for the least frequent and most joyous of updates, the birth of future Domers. Mark and Kaylin DeDiana welcomed Arthur Christian on Sept. 24. Ben and Kathleen Foster had their first child, Hannah Jean, June 25. Hannah, whether she realizes it or not, plans on being a third-generation Domer. Finally I have a few professional developments. Emily Degan launched her own clothing company, Saint Hugh, that sells hunting gear designed for women. It’s a Hughe deal. Bobby Shields started his own vending company, “Lemonade for Sale,” in his parents’ front yard. According to Bobby, he sold a whopping $2.65 of lemonade on his first day. He also got an investment of $10 from his mom so he can “get off the yard.” I’d like to extend congratulations to the guy who writes the column above mine on getting married. He’s a great person and an even better brother, so I couldn’t be happier for him. I’m also expecting that he names at least one of his kids Chris. Thanks for reading, and please continue to send updates. Cheers. — Chris Champlin; 378 Wayside Drive, Beavercreek OH 45440; nd2013updates@cmail.com

13MBA News That’s Fit to Print

The big news was that Elie El-Zammar gave up hockey. Not really, but he did move to Seattle after three years in Chicago. He is still with Microsoft and took on a new role where he will lead the US component of global accounts for Microsoft France. The other person I heard from is also from the Pacific Northwest. Andre Hesser married Andrea on Aug. 27. Andrea is from Colombia, but the couple is residing in Portland, where Andre works in finance for Providence Health & Services. The deadline for the next Class Notes is Jan. 30. I hope to hear from more of you. They give me 600 words, and I never get close to using that. Email or text me your news. — Nick Imgrund; 314-775-7364, daimgrund@yahoo.com

13JD O Captain, My Captain

I hassled our class president Lamar Winslow to send me a long-overdue update. Lamar got engaged at Notre Dame last fall to Linda Ubokudom ’11JD. Lamar is still working in New York City for the NYC Corporation Counsel doing civil rights litigation. He hopes to be moving to DC this year to be with Linda, who is an attorney with the Federal Aviation Administration. Lamar had his first trial in federal court last year and won. “Other than that, I am very boring and like eating snacks,” he says. Lamar intends to visit Chicago soon and organize a meet-up for alumni in the area. Lamar also gave an interview to Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien about his experiences seeking treatment for PTSD and encouraging other veterans to do the same. For any veteran looking for more information, please visit cohenveteransnetwork.org. While we’re on the subject, if any of you find yourself in need of help or just someone to talk to, americanbar.org maintains a state-by-state database of lawyer assistance programs that you should check out. Brian Salvi and his brother Patrick Salvi II ’07JD spoke with The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about their days as Bengal Bouts champions. In the article, Brian bemoaned that his last fight ended in a rare defeat, but let’s just say I don’t think any defense attorneys are going to get too uppity with Brian around the Daley Center. I went to a Bengal Bouts workout once, and once was enough. Since graduation, William Shanahan has been working for Silva, Kiernan & Associates, practicing criminal defense and family law in Jacksonville NC. Will was recently promoted to senior associate. Will and his wife, Ada, also recently adopted a retired racing greyhound named Belle, who mostly enjoys moving as little as possible now that she no longer has to. The last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, Col. Hoynes, a Civil War veteran, was the dean of the Law School, and classes were taught in Sorin Hall. Andrew Mathews and some friends commemorated the Cubs’ historic run by writing names of departed loved ones in chalk on the Wrigley Field bricks along Sheffield. Pretty soon, other fans took up chalk and it became a widely reported phenomenon. Andy started it. Bridget Nugent and her husband, Dean Reineking, were thrilled to welcome Dean Brian Reineking III on Sept. 22. Mom and baby are doing wonderfully, though Bridget reports that not even law school could prepare them for the long weeks of their all-nighters. I started a new position at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney where I focus my practice on toxic tort defense. The position involves a lot of travel for depositions so hopefully I will be coming to a town near you soon. On a recent West Coast swing I was able to have dinner with a veritable passel of ’13JDers, including Ashley Cain, Rob Johnson, Bonnie Park and Jack Miller, who, let the record reflect, showed up to dinner wearing a “Legal Ninja” hoodie. Joe Miller and I attended the wedding of Jimmy Champlin ’12JD in Roswell GA. We spent the weekend being the best ushers possible and posing for dangerously seductive wedding photos. Joe is still in JAG Corp and is stationed in the Washington DC area. Mike Hagerty joined Jessica Corona with Kids In Need of Defense in Los Angeles. Mike is the pro bono coordinating attorney for KIND, were he focuses on the representation of unaccompanied children in immigration matters. Adam Mathews merged his practice with five other attorneys to form Dearie, Fischer & Mathews, LLC in Lebanon OH. Adam also volunteers as the head football coach at St. Susanna Junior High School. Clear eyes, full hearts. Lisa and Ryan Fulkerson’s dog heroically got over his fear of jumping into the car. Ryan ran a hard-fought campaign for Bowling Green County Commissioner but came up just short. Congratulations to Ryan on throwing his hat in the ring. Several people had babies but did not get me an update and I don’t want to just guess at their names, although that would be kind of fun. Please send me updates. — Alex Blair; apblair@gmail.com

14 Romance

On Aug. 13, Lauren Matich and Sean Healey were married in Newport Beach CA. One hundred family and friends from across the country (Honolulu to Providence RI) surrounded them as they said their vows in St. John Vianney Chapel on Balboa Island, set to the notes of the Notre Dame Alma Mater. Dinner and dancing at the Island Hotel followed. They shared their first dance to “Moon River.” Lauren and Sean are thankful to Our Lady’s University for being the place they found one another. — Michael Nichols; miketnicholsii@gmail.com

14MBA Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Perhaps that’s why the #bestclassever can’t get enough of the reunions, regional gatherings and group text chains. More than 15 ’14ers met up in Chicago for the second annual Cruisin’ for a Cause charity event, hosted by Sal Khan, Nina Chaudhary and Zack Schneider ’13MBA. Two weeks later, it was back to school time as over 30 MBAs and their families came together to kick off a new season of Notre Dame football. There were a few surprises, including Melanie Spradling saving the day as she showed up with a rain-proof tailgate tent and Krick Cahill bringing back fond memories with a tray full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches for the party. But the gratuitous bonding was no surprise to anyone. Meanwhile, as summer came to a close, your humble class co-secretaries shifted their energies toward planning for the class Christmas party, the third annual Snowball and Toys for Tots drive, held in New York on Dec. 3. Wedding bells continue ringing for the class of 2014. And in case you’ve been living under a social media rock, we’re here to tell you that Katie Beltrone, Michelle Trembley and Nina Chaudhary made exceptionally beautiful brides. Katie and Larry Waldman were wed in the Seattle mountains, Michelle and Kevin Steinhafel brought the party home to Minnesota, and Nina and Ryan celebrated their nuptials in South Bend. Way to go guys, and congrats to all. And there are many more weddings in store. In particular, we congratulate Andres Carillo and John Davies, who became engaged to the women of their dreams. We know it couldn’t have happened to nicer guys. Lastly, we want to congratulate some new parents. Ilgiz and Gulnara Akhmetshin welcomed their new bundle in October while, halfway across the world, Jon and Erin Sawyer were busy cuddling with their new son, James Tiberius Sawyer. We couldn’t be happier for the new families and we send all our love to keep you warm on those sleepless new baby nights. As always, we want to hear from you. So, as great things happen in your lives, please remember to send your updates to Krick and Jess so we can share your joy with your ND family. And of course, go Irish. — Jessica Bonanno; 407-808-7148; jbonanno@alumni.nd.edu; Krick Cahill; 518-598-4222; kcahill1@alumni.nd.edu

14JD Class Secretary — Rachel Hanley;

rachelrhanley@gmail.com

15 Turn of Events

The Class of 2015 updates are here, so buckle up. Maria McMullen and Amanda Bellomo went on a post-graduation trip to Europe, and just like the 2015 Keenan Revue said, what happens in Europe stays in Europe. Marc Drake and I have been frequenting the Connie Appleseed Café in the West Loop as part of our New Year’s resolutions. Caitlin Doyle is refusing to settle for anything less than butterflies. Meg Townsend-Washenberger and her husband, Dane, fulfilled their destinies by seeing Hamilton in Chicago. Geoffrey Burdell is applying to the Congregation of the Holy Cross and will find out if he is accepted by January. Martin Walsh, Devin Nagendran, Briggs Hoyt and I met for our quarterly SCC board reunion in South Bend for the Stanford game. Joe Grathwohl, Ryan Davidson, Matt Zajac, Richard Linus, Hannah Duehren, Kevin Walsh, Andrew Pemberton, Casey Redman and Bianca Phillipe joined us and good times were had by all. Jeanette Kim is trying to collect every airport Snapchat filter that America has to offer. Carolyn Perez and Jamie Towey married in late October. Emily Horvath and Tim Woodcock married in Chagrin Falls IA and are living in Chicago. Ellie Reynolds will soon be launching a denim jacket embroidery business and you can contact her with commissions. Lindsay Logan has begun a new project in Athens, Greece, as she recovers from a boating accident. Chris Croushore defeated Chris Dearolf in their annual fantasy football duel to retain the title of “the Real Chris.” Greg Duffy, Cody Gilfillan, TJ O’Brien, Matthew Pinover, John Planek and Kurt Wemhoener have renewed the lease on their East Village apartment. John Aronica will continue to live in their back closet. Finally, I am sad to announce the passing of Ailish Sheehan in early September. A fundraising site has been established to commemorate her memory and support her family during this hard time: gofundme.com/2nd6jans. Thank you to everyone for sending me updates. Keep them coming. — Robert Reed; 1559 Elm Ave., Northbrook IL 60062; cell 847-691-0666; rreed1@alumni.nd.edu

15JD Stay in Touch

Cassidy Laux (“Locks”) had a very difficult time watching his beloved Notre Dame football team this year, especially as he tailgates almost every weekend. He has managed to distract himself with work as he serves as deputy prosecutor in Tippecanoe County IN. Side note: he has neither been in nor tipped a canoe yet. Congratulations are in order as he was promoted to prosecuting major felonies. He hasn’t yet gotten back to me on what a “minor felony” is. Alisa Finelli is keeping Chicago as exciting as possible, since the Cubs aren’t. I write this prior to game six of the World Series with the Cubs trailing the Indians three games to two. She is a litigation associate with Jenner & Block and recently was involved in her first trial, a pro bono criminal defense case. Alisa didn’t clarify, but I am assuming she was the attorney and not the defendant as she described it only as “got to experience trial for the first time.” Marie Hollister will soon be relocating to Chicago from New York to start her career as an assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois. She will miss her outdoor adventures in New York. Check out her Facebook; she must have hiked every trail or mountain in New York. But she is excited to start her new career. Notre Dame law alumni in the greater Chicago area, please reach out to her to make her transition easier. The Shunning absolves all former named members and now adds Patrick Meehan, James “Mike” Weber and David Cox who have repeatedly ignored texts requesting an update or have changed their cell phone numbers without notifying me, both major infractions according to the Class Notes bylaws. Finally, Rosemary Katherine “Rosie” Wine arrived on Oct. 15. She is happy and healthy as is Mom. Dad is happy but could stand to lose 15 pounds. Our family is excited that we will be able to field our own co-ed intramural church league quiz bowl team in the near future. As always, reach out to me with job, wedding, birth or other life news. — Matt Wine; mwine@alumni.nd.edu