class notes

Graduate Schools

Accountancy Class Secretary Kim Talianko;

 

ktalianko@alumni.nd.edu

 

Architecture

 

The correct title for Doug Marsh ’82, AUA (Assoc. of University Architects), NCARB, South Bend is the Vice President and University Architect, Facilities Design and Operations, UND. Gary M. Ainge, ’81, FAIA, architect principal with HBRA, Chicago, sent an item from the Chicago Architect Magazine covering his elevation to Fellowship in the AIA and the wrap up of the construction phase of the Jenkins Hall and Nanovic Hall that have opened on campus this fall. The unique building located on Notre Dame Avenue was designed by Gary's firm and contains more than 185,000 gross square feet and cost $72 million. It is actually two interconnected buildings, Jenkins Hall, named in honor of ND's president, is the home of the new Keough School of Global Affairs and includes the office of the dean of administration, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the ND Initiative for Global Development. Nanovic Hall houses the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the departments of economics, political science and sociology. The architectural firm of Blitch/Knevel Architects, New Orleans (Ronald B. Blitch ’76 FAIA, FACHA and Kenneth M. Knevel ’74, AIA) received two national awards for healthcare projects: AIA Modern Healthcare Award for the $1.2 billion University Medical Center in New Orleans, and an ASHE/AIA National VISTA Award for the top renovation of a hospital for Memorial Hospital at Gulfport MS. Finance & Commerce Magazine of Minnesota reported that Michael G. Ryan ’04 of Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos US Inc. has promoted Mike to senior vice president, north region market leader, and executive in charge of that business unit based in Minneapolis. He will continue to serve as president of Ryan A+E and leader of Ryan Cos National, architecture and engineering practice. ND School of Architecture faculty in the news: Prof. Duncan G. Stroik has been named the 2017 Clem Labine Award Laureate. “The annual award is given for exceptional work that promotes beauty and human values in the built environment, with primary emphasis on unpaid pro bono service,” stated Clem Labine, founder of Traditional Building, Period Homes, and Old House Journal magazines in the presentation. Thomas Gordon Smith, chairman 1989-1998, received the 2017 Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in the Classical Tradition presented by The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) in the category of Education. Madison Hagen Patrizi ’14 works for Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists, Pasadena CA. (She married Raffael in 2016 in Rome. They met while she was in the ND Rome Program during her junior year.) The co-founding name partners also founded the Congress for New Urbanism, a movement and an organization dedicated to promoting lively, walkable neighborhoods that are less car-oriented and more people-oriented. Madi works on designing specific plans for town centers or schematic plans for mixed-use housing and because of her skills she gets a lot of the office sketching and hand drawing work. John D. Dowd, ’83 never practiced architecture but has become a professional artist. A realist painter, John creates 30 to 50 pieces of art a year at his studio/home in Provincetown MA, or in his travels to Rome, Cape Cod and more recently, Florida. In gallery openings, people spill out into the streets and 80 percent of his paintings are usually sold before the show opens. Some see a painting style similar to Edward Hopper (1882-1969) but the difference is that John has an “underlying precision of structural details that allows his architectural credentials to shine. Structures almost always figure into his paintings, whether they are cottages, barns, industrial buildings or lighthouses,” but never people. His subject matter is ultimately the light and its reflection upon the landscape, which he captures in every season and at every time of night and day. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of Raymond L. Gaio ’61 of Los Angeles, who passed away in May and Robert A. Eckland, ’57 of Buffalo Cove IL who passed away in June. — Orlando T. Maione FAIA, FACHA, NCARB; 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790-2521; 631-246-5660; fax 631-751-7598; omaione@optonline.net

 

Biological Sciences

 

A recent lunch with retired alumni, Prof. Edward A. Havell ’70PhD and Dr. Raymond Tennant ’61MS, the latter a career NIEHS scientist, included conversation about Ed’s grad school classmate, lab mate, and friend, Prof. Darrell L. Peterson ’66, ’71PhD, and how his career in academia had gone. A recent phone conversation with Darrell, who called while visiting family and friends in Lexington, Missouri where he and his wife (high school sweetheart, Diana) grew up, was most gratifying. Following his undergraduate years as a biology major, Darrell began graduate work in the laboratory of Prof. Theodore Starr, then located in the ground floor of the Wenninger-Kirsch Biology building (now Haggar Hall). Not long after joining Starr’s lab, Ted left Notre Dame for a chairmanship at the University of Illinois-Chicago, leaving Darrell and Ed with the decision to move to Chicago or stay at Notre Dame. (Ray Tennant, in a similar situation a few years before, moved with his adviser to finish his doctorate at Georgetown University.) Darrell decided to move to the lab of Prof. Marino Martinez-Carrion in Biochemistry while Ed moved within the department to the labs of Prof. Bernard Wostmann and then Prof. Ole Holtermann. Darrell, after finishing his thesis work in 1970 and then postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Iowa and then UCSF, reunited with Prof. Martinez-Carrion at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond where he now has been a faculty member for 40 years. Darrell is still working full time in the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, teaching in the medical curriculum and graduate program while maintaining an active research lab in the field of hepatitis B virus antigen structure. Nineteen of Darrell’s 40 years were during the presidential term of Eugene Trani ’61, now a University Distinguished Professor and President Emeritus, who is widely acknowledged in Virginia and beyond as having transformed VCU, the Commonwealth’s largest university. Gene came from the University of Wisconsin System where he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs but never forgot his alma mater, serving for 20 years on ND’s Graduate Studies & Research Advisory Council. —  Joan S. ’71MS and Philip B. Carter ’67, ’71PhD; 12916 Barsanlaw Drive, Raleigh, NC 27613-6400; 919-848-2192; Phil@ncsu.edu

History

 

I must begin this month with apologies. First to Patrick Conley ’70 PhD and Mia Wang Basham MA. Both of sent me information about Patrick’s new book. Now, that I am ready (belatedly) to write this column, yahoo has gone kaput and I can’t get to their emails. I promise an amazing review of the book next time. I also apologize to Catherine Box. As I write this on Aug. 6, there is no possible way the Chicago Cubs will make it to the World Series, much less repeat as World Champions. If you can just hang on another 107 years, they should be right back in the thick of things. Let’s go on to happier thoughts. My old bus-buddy, Michael Clinton ’98PhD is a professor of European and world history at Gwynedd Mercy College in Pennsylvania. Mike’s research concerns European peace movements before World War I. That interest has led him to become book review editor for the journal Peace and Change and treasurer of the Peace History Society. One of the nicest ND alumni I have ever met is William Fowler ’71PhD. Bill retired this spring from Northeastern U in Boston. He arrived at NEU as a freshman in 1962 and leaves as a professor emeritus. Adored by his students, Bill explained, “it was always new, never boring, always exciting, and always challenging.” A strong believer in co-op education since his undergrad days working at the National Archives, Bill was helping to catalog the George McGovern papers when JFK was assassinated. He was then tasked with moving the late president’s papers from the White House to the archives in Boston. Bill earned his MA and PhD from ND, then returned to Northeastern to teach. He, in time, served as chair of the History Department and vice provost. From 1998-2005, Bill took time away from NEU to become director of the Massachusetts Historical Society. A scholar of early American and maritime history, his newest book (Bloomsbury, August 2017) is Steam Titans. It is the story of the epic competition between shipping magnates Samuel Cunnard and Edward Collins for control of the Atlantic. In his retirement, Bill plans to travel and, citing the free parking for emeriti at NEU, continue to research and write. We need to band together as a community of historians and send prayers and good thoughts to Constance Moffatt ’75 MA PhD UCLA, who is fighting leukemia. After 25 years of teaching art and architectural history and museum studies at Pierce College, Constance has retired. She remains editor in chief of a cross-disciplinary book series on Leonardo da Vinci (Brill) and research and writing. The first volume of her series came out last year and the second volume dealing with nature and architecture will be out in early 2018. The da Vinci project is massive and includes biologists, physicists, an engineer, a political theorist, and art historians. Let us all join in prayer and good thoughts that Constance remains with this important project for a long, long time. I received the information about Bill Fowler from the beloved Philip Gleason PhD. A few weeks later, he sent me the Mike Clinton reference. I have been doing this column for 30 years now. Dr. Gleason has always been the most supportive and generous person in sharing leads about ND history alums. I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel very special to have Phil Gleason looking out for us. Take care. — Mary Linehan ’91 PhD; maryline113@yahoo.com

 

Mathematics Class Secretary Patti Strauch;

 

255 Hurley Hall, Notre Dame IN 46556; bus 574-631-7083; strauch.1@nd.edu

 

Master of Nonprofit Administration

 

Congratulations to the MNA Class of 2017: Adam Richard Allsop, Franklyn Darnell Baker, Roger William Cabe, Maria Cabrales-Soriano, Jonathan Martin Daughtrey, Livier Carolina Delgadillo, Shannon C. Gazze, Alex Dan-Anders Högback, Robert Michael Howard, Laura Kathleen Jensen, Valerie Renee Kopetzky, Melissa Raley Kratzer, Zenaida Landeros, Katie MaDonna Lee, Colleen Hannigan Loeffler Phonwiang, Father Robert Luvakubandi, Lindsey Ann McIntyre, Michael L. Mesterharm, Yao Ni, Melissa Clifton Opheim, Emily Anne Parr, Susan Gilbert Rossman, Angela Renee Strotman, Grace Marie Weil and Alisha Joan Wilkinson. We welcome Angela R. Logan PhD as the interim St. Andre Bessette Director of Nonprofit Professional Development. She served as the associate director for operations of Nonprofit Professional Development (NPD) in the Mendoza College of Business. She joined the staff of the college in 2013 working to strengthen the infrastructure of the MNA degree program and the Nonprofit Certificate Education program, guiding the strategic plan for NPD, and working to increase the NPD brand as a major resource to the nonprofit sector nationally and internationally. As a concurrent professional specialist in the college’s Department of Management and Organization, she also teaches the MNA Field Project course, which serves as the capstone course for the degree program. Dr. Logan has an extensive background working with nonprofit organizations, with a particular focus in the areas of education and diversity. Over the course of her career, she has served as the program officer for education at The Harvest Foundation  in Martinsville VA, the director of the Bonner Scholars Program at Oberlin College and the director of multicultural affairs and the admissions counselor/coordinator of multicultural admissions at Defiance College of Defiance OH. Dr. Logan’s research focuses on the intersection of gender, race, and philanthropic leadership. A trained facilitator of Anti-Racism Study Circles, she also provides training on leadership, conflict resolution, stress and time management, and cultural sensitivity, nationally and internationally, including to the IBM Research Global Internship Program in Beijing, China, and at the Young African Leadership Initiative Regional Leadership Centers in Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana. She has a movie credit to her name, appearing in the documentary The Business of Good: Young Africa Rising. She is a 25-year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, vice president of the South Bend Area Chapter of The Links, and a sustaining member of the Charity League, an affiliate of the Association of Junior Leagues International. She is also an active member of South Bend City Church, where she serves as the liturgist. She has taken courses through the Duke U Nonprofit Management Program, The Grantmaking School at Grand Valley State U, and The Fund Raising School at Indiana U. Angela holds a bachelor of arts degree in communication from the U of Toledo, a master of business and organizational leadership degree from Defiance College, and is the first African American woman to earn a PhD in philanthropic studies from the Indiana U Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Dr. Logan noted, “It is an honor and a privilege to build upon the rich history of Nonprofit Professional Development. When Father Hesburgh began the precursor of the MNA in 1954, I doubt he could imagine the impact the degree and our executive education programs have had globally all these years later. We have an amazing team and I look forward to all we will build together.” All MNA alumni are encouraged to submit your news for upcoming Class Notes. You may email me directly at the address below. — Betsy Quinn ’12; 2110 Brummel St, Evanston IL 60202; 847-733-0557; betsyquinn@alumni.nd.edu

 

Political Science Class Secretary Charlie Kenney;

 

455 W. Lindsey, Room 205, Norman OK 73019; 405-325-3735; ckenney@ou.edu

 

Graduate Degrees

 

Christopher Harris ’00MS, mechanical engineering, after a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Brown U, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in electrical engineering at Auburn U beginning in the fall. Bishop Michael J. Boulette ’75MDiv is the founder and director of St. Peter on the Water, a center for spiritual direction and formation in Ingram TX. Ordained a priest for the San Antonio Archdiocese in 1976, and after several decades of pastoral experience at Notre Dame Church in Kenville TX, Msgr. Boulette was appointed on March 20 by Pope Francis an auxiliary bishop San Antonio. Lex O. McMillan III ’86 PhD, English, retired May 31 after 12 years as president of Albright College in Reading PA. The Campus Center has been renamed the Lex McMillan Student Center in his honor. Under McMillan’s leadership, Albright enjoyed numerous academic achievements and recognitions, facility upgrades and funding successes. He has been named president emeritus. — Marvin J. LaHood ’58, MA, ’62 PhD, English; 93 Parkhaven Drive, Amherst NY 14228; 716-691-4648; mlahood@roadrunner.com