class notes

1990s

90 Picture Worth a Thousand Words

 

Beowulf Sheehan’s first book will be published in October. Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan will feature more than 200 photographs of literary luminaries from 35 countries, with a forward from Salman Rushdie. You will find full details about the book at beowulfsheehan.com/author. The book will be a partial fundraiser for BookUp, a program of the National Book Foundation, to inspire reading by young people in challenged communities across the US. Lisa and Craig Gunderson live in Champaign IL where he is the soybean industry endowed professor in agricultural strategy at the U of Illinois. He is also a faculty affiliate at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at Notre Dame. Their younger son, Van, is a freshman at Notre Dame, while his older brother, Diego, is working toward his PhD in aerospace and mechanical engineering at Notre Dame. Their daughter Faith is a junior at the U of Alabama. Deanne (’90SMC) and Chris Paul attended graduation weekend on campus in May when their son, Brendan ’18, who graduated with his BS in biology. Chris caught up with Capt. Mark Prokopius, who is the commanding officer of the Navy ROTC Unit at ND. Mark took great pride in commissioning 22 new ensigns into the Navy that weekend. Deanne and Chris also have a daughter, Elyse, who is a junior at Saint Mary’s and a son, Ryan, who is a freshman studying architecture at Notre Dame. Chris is greatly looks forward to five more years of ND tuition. Bridget (Wilhelm) and Tom Tennant were also on campus celebrating their daughter’s graduation. Capt. Tennant is commander, Naval Test Wing Atlantic. Theresa and Jim Dearie have six children and live in Lebanon OH. Jim runs a law firm and sits on the city council. When Jim’s not working, he’s attending one of his children’s football, soccer or cross-country races. Their son, Jim Jr., graduated from ND in 2017. Stephen Perenich is running for US Congress in the Florida 12th District. He is running as a Democrat focused on rebuilding working class prosperity, reforming our healthcare system and fighting corruption in government. If you’d like to help or learn more about his campaign, go to perenichforcongress.com. Please send your news and updates to me or Christine (Boron) Griffin at cgrif57@gmail.com. Check us out on Facebook at Notre Dame Irish Class of 1990 and at 1990.undclass.org. Go Irish. — Marty Falkenberg; 36 Oak St., Winchester MA 01890; 847-323-4717; martin.falkenberg@yahoo.com 

 

90MBA Tales from the Tailgate

 

Please provide updates from the Bill Harris arranged Pitt reunion game and tailgate. News will be published in the next column. Speaking of the column, I believe the time has come for my retirement as class secretary. Anyone interested in compiling the quarterly column? Many people have connected via LinkedIn; it’s a great way to update me. Wouldn’t now be a great time to send me a quick email update on your career, family or favorite tailgate drink recipe? — Dave Wilson; 104 N. Wilson Court, Palatine IL 60067; david_c_wilson@hotmail.com

 

90JD Class Secretary Cathy (Pollock) Gregory;

 

cagregory@sbcglobal.net

 

91 Class Secretary — John Romanelli;

 

jrndmd@comcast.net

 

91MBA News from Michigan and Illinois


Paula Abowd Sinacola ’90, ’91MBA lives in Michigan with her husband and six children. Their eldest is a junior engineering major at Notre Dame. After playing NCAA varsity basketball his freshman year, he is a member of the women's basketball practice team that helped bring the Fighting Irish the 2018 NCAA championship. Their second child, a daughter, is pursuing a dual business and engineering major as a sophomore at the U of Southern California. To round out the family, they have two daughters in high school, a son in middle school and a son in elementary school. Paula reports that she loves being a mom, as it is her most fulfilling occupation for which no educational degree can adequately prepare you. For the past 15 years, Paula has served as the vice president of Rock and Waterscape International, masters in the art of replicating nature and creating themed environments all over the world. As a family, the Sinacolas focus much of their charitable efforts serving the homeless and less fortunate inner-city families of Detroit and the surrounding area. Michael Brothers lives in Naperville IL with his wife Karen. They have three daughters; Courtney is 23 and a cardiac ICU nurse, Kaylyn is a junior at the U of Iowa, and Olivia is a sophomore at Belmont U. Mike works for Fifth Third Bank as a managing director, debt capital markets. He still sees Frank Pagura and Mike Repp on a regular basis along with keeping in touch with Vance Clipson and Vic Cuciniello. Share your news. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; pattylynch05@gmail.com

 

91JD Kids in College

 

(Jim) Aloysius Hogan will have two kids in college this fall. Son Jack will join his elder sister, Reagan, at the U of South Carolina. Proud papa reported that Jack has an ROTC scholarship. Aloysius works for the ABA and looks forward to connecting with law alums at the ABA annual meeting in Chicago. Ginny Mikita has been very busy the last several months. Ginny works with unaccompanied children from Central American countries, helping these children navigate immigration issues. During this demanding work, she found time to train and run the Glacier Half Marathon at Glacier National Park. She battled hail, rain, and cool temperatures to finish in 2:28. Ginny’s daughter Greta will attend the U of Michigan in the fall. It is hard to believe, but Mike O’Neill just celebrated the eighth anniversary of starting his own firm, O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP. The full-service litigation and business law firm has offices in northern Indiana and Indianapolis. Mike’s lovely bride, Catherine (O’Hearn) ’92JD, works as guardian ad litem in Cook County IL and does adoptions. Their daughters attend Mother McAuley High School in Chicago. Maya, a senior, is excited to vote in her first election in November. Maya will play on the varsity basketball team for the second year. Ella, a sophomore, spent three days at Notre Dame attending a volleyball camp and staying in Dillon Hall with no air conditioning. Drop me a line, text, or call. I would love to hear from you. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; cell 515-249-9235; work 515-281-6660; martha.trout@ag.iowa.gov

 

92 Awards, Travel, New Beginnings

 

More offspring from our class start their undergrad journey this year as members of the Class of 2022. Maureen (Nelligan) and Tom Fischer said their daughter Anna will live in Howard. She is running cross country and track for ND. Sheila (Jones) and Matt Heslin have son Quinn moving into Stanford Hall for his first year. Melanie (Steckbauer’s) and Brian Hagerty’s son Edward will also be a freshman. Also on campus, Amy (Keough) and Tom Ninneman’s daughter, Mary, is a senior double major in political science and history, and will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army in the spring, just like her mom and dad. They also have a daughter who is a sophomore at Marquette and a son and daughter in high school in Omaha. Laura (Martinez) McCoy’s son, Eddie, is a junior in Siegfried studying civil engineering. Her other son, Jacob is a sophomore studying sociology at Texas A&M. Laura’s daughter, Katie, 11, keeps them busy at home in Laredo TX. Nicole Farmer Hurd PhD was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, at the Franklin and Marshall College Commencement on May 12. Julie Haurykiewicz was awarded the 2018 Freshman Studies Teaching Prize at Lawrence U in Wisconsin where she is an associate dean of academic success. Barbara (Rossman) and Tony Abbate celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Nov. 27. They started the celebration this summer with the help of Rich Saldana, who flew to New Hampshire from California to watch their four boys while the Abbates went to NYC for three days. One of the highlights was seeing Springsteen on Broadway. Peter Doucette is a managing director in the publishing group of the telecommunications, media and technology practice at FTI Consulting in Boston. Prior to FTI, Peter served as chief consumer revenue officer at The Boston Globe. Steve Wehmeyer and other faculty at Champlain College have led class trips to the Zanzibar Archipelago in Tanzania for the last three years. Last year they took undergrads from their IT and science division to a primary school on Pemba Island where students were being taught basic computing without physical access to computers of any kind. A few of these students returned to the US committed to getting computers and software into schools on Pemba. Details and a link to the GoFundMe page can be found on our class FB page. Summer travels were enjoyed by Anthony Jowid, who visited Tanzania for some off-roading and safaris then island hopped around Croatia on a catamaran with Paul Silva ’91, ’98MBA and Chuck O’Neal ’98MBA. On a different summer excursion, Charlie James explored various parks and Zanzibar in Tanzania. Rhadika (Sajja) Chandrasekar coordinated a Lewis Hall minireunion in Chicago. Attendees included Chelsea (Latimer) Smith, Jill Jones, Amy Eckert, and Rebecca (Joson) Herbert. Rhadika made a stop on campus where she caught up with dormmate Elaine DeBassige, who provided a tour and the latest scoop about campus as she is rector of Farley Hall. Lots of minireunions will take place at football games this year. Hopefully some will be fun like the game under the lights over Labor Day weekend against Michigan. Our first home game as students was U of Michigan 30 years ago. Any family news, trips or minireunions? Be sure to let me know. Please update your email and mailing addresses on my.nd.edu. On Facebook? Join our Class of 1992 page. We have 740 members. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; ndclassof92@gmail.com

 

92MBA Class SecretaryJulie Pendell;

 

pendell.julie@gmail.com

 

92JD Class SecretaryPaul A. Drey;

 

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

 

93 Class SecretaryAnne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas;

 

1636 Eldridge Drive, West Chester PA 19380; mobile 623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com 

 

93MBA Student News

 

I hope you had a great summer. If anyone went to our 25th reunion, please email me at and let me know what you did. I love getting your updates. Olivier Lemaignen sent me this: “In March, I got remarried. This time, to my first love from 1988, Isabelle. She brought her youngest daughter, 18, with her to the US from London. In May, I came to Notre Dame to celebrate my eldest child’s (Alex, 22) graduation from mechanical engineering, and his commission as an officer of the Navy. Alex is stationed in Norfolk VA, getting officer’s training, and then deploying to the Persian Gulf. I spent the graduation with my ex-wife, her parents, and my six kids, three of which were at ND at the same time. My second (Lauren, 20) is a junior. She’s following her passion for political science and economics, and was accepted into ND’s fall semester in Washington, DC with the Department of Homeland Security. My third (Sophie, 19) is a sophomore at ND. Isabelle and I bought a home in Fremont CA. Projects include repainting the inside and building a pool. In the meantime, we go on Harley rides, and I’m super busy with two consulting clients, as well as individual coaching.” My oldest will be a senior at ND this year. He spent the summer working in London. My middle one is playing volleyball at Butler. I get to see her a lot. My youngest will be a junior in high school. She spent the summer in Spain with Indiana U in an immersion program. We had a strange summer with only one child home. Hopefully, I will see you at ND games this fall. We are trying to get to as many as possible before our son graduates. My next deadline is Oct. 20. I would love to hear from you. — Tricia Hug Schorr; cell 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com

 

93JD Great Updates Needed

 

Like a rock star, Kate Smith provided a great update for the column. Kate joined the Truman National Security Project. She is also using her time and talents as a volunteer with the Office of the Independent Monitor’s Youth Outreach Project. Jimmy Zendejas continues to win case after case in Colorado Springs and encourages you to send updates so he can learn what you are doing in life. I would love to hear from more of you, as you note this is a sparse column. Please email, call or send me a message on social media and I will try to include your updates. Finally, please remember to pray for your classmates. Many class members have hurdles that pop up in addition to successes. And one can never have too many prayers. Peace. — Jamie O’Brien; 574-532-6860; jamesobrienesq@yahoo.com

 

94 Reunion Right Around the Corner

 

Well, we’re inside 12 months until our 25th reunion. I hope you’re making plans to be at ND May 30 to June 2, 2019. Let’s have a great showing. Congratulations to Scott Friedman, senior investigative reporter for NBC-TV 5 in Dallas/Fort Worth for winning a Peabody Award, the result of his investigation into a fraud scheme perpetrated by public officials. Scott has previously received four Edward R. Murrow Awards, two National Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Awards, and a national Emmy. Congratulations to David Butler, who was named to the 2018 Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Executive Committee. David is a partner in the Columbus office of Taft, and practices business trial law. Frank McGehee is the deputy mayor of Maplewood NJ where he lives with his wife and daughter. He works in New York City for TIDAL, the entertainment streaming platform. He was part of the core marketing team that launched the Jay-Z 4:44 album in 2017 as well as the Shawn and Beyoncé Carter surprise album in summer 2018. We were sad to learn of the sudden passing of Darren Cook last year. Darren touched many lives during his four years at ND and in his hometown of South Portland ME. Allison (Dilling) and Tristan Bliesner welcomed daughter Charlotte Rose on Jan. 7. Allison no longer works as an insurance broker, so she can devote her full attention to raising their son, Dillon, 4, and daughter Charlotte. Allison is a full-time teacher as well because they plan to homeschool the children. LaTonya Keaton’s twin daughters Jade and Divanna graduated from Brandeis U in May. LaTonya is excited to complete a master’s degree in urban education and leadership this fall and wishes a happy pre-25th to the Class of 1994. Ryan (Rock) Lake and Will Sutton and their families recently spent a vacation together in Grand Cayman. Ryan and his wife Karen run a data and marketing company, Lake Group Media, while Will is retired following a successful career at the Chicago Stock Exchange and spends as much time as possible with his wife Julie and their three children. Ryan and Will had dinner with former roommate Nick Trella in Chicago the following week. Nick is a partner at financial firm Segal Marco Consulting, and manages large pension funds for unions and other large organizations. He is married to Erin Nicholas ’96 and they have four girls. Ryan also reports that Tom Zipprich leads Deloitte Consulting LLP’s customer experience practice and works on managing advertising for the Rogaine account. Keep the updates coming in. I started a new job this spring and I didn’t catch up on emails until recently, but I promise I will be monitoring your messages. — Joe Poe; 64 Hillside Ave., Huntington NY 11743; mobile 917-488-8570; bus 516-738-9100; ndclass1994@yahoo.com

 

94MBA Catching Up

 

I’ll start by apologizing the same way I started the last column I wrote six months ago, to the 17 people, including my father, who read this. I am sorry I haven’t written anything for the past few quarters. Despite missing those columns, I don’t have a lot to say. The Hilton Head SC trip this year was a limited crew. Only Dave Pasquale and Natalie and M. Scott Aubry attended. Based on the pictures, it looks like they had fun. Matt Kavanaugh and his beautiful family took a trip to Austin to visit Julie (Snook) and Chris Ohlmeyer. I was also lucky enough to be there. Fun was had on Lake Travis. By the time this comes out, I will have been at the Michigan game with Angela (Stavropoulos), as well as Pierre Nona, Dan Pezolt, the Kavanaughs and Aubrys. Also, I hope Mark Mildenberger and his family will be there. I’m going out on a limb now to say it was a blast. Several MBA friends including Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, Jenner Davis and her husband Papa, Diana (Stratbucker) Cook, Scott Steiger and I think J. Matt Carr  planned to attend the Ball State game. I hope to run into Nora and Jon Langenfeld at the Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem in September. Shannon (Davis) and Dan Pezolt still love Atlanta and are thrilled at being super close to Angela and me, even though we rarely see them. Pierre spent a week in Croatia and loved it. Varun Gera wrote me recently to see if we’d have a 25-year reunion next year. The call is going out to everyone who is interested. Charles Oliva, this means you. Kathy (Hardiek) and Kevin Dougherty and Mike Mulligan planned to be on campus for a game or two. Sean O’Neill and I plan to attend the Virginia Tech game in Blacksburg to visit his twin boys who attend Virginia Tech. Hopefully Sean is still rooting for ND by then. That’s all I have for now. Please let me know how you’re doing. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com

 

94JD Donuts and Coffee

 

Daniel Orie is vice president and general counsel of the Heartland Restaurant Group, LLC in Pittsburgh, where he specializes in donuts and coffee. Heartland is the regional franchisee of more than 48 Dunkin’ Donuts locations across southwestern Pennsylvania. Dan occasionally connects with Mark Feczko, who is a partner in the commercial litigation and energy, infrastructure and resources practice areas at K&L Gates in Pittsburgh. Also in the donut business is Dan Roberts, who is vice president and general counsel at The Wolak Group that oversees more than 90 Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Maine, New Hampshire and New York. Dan’s daughter, Bridget, is a freshman at ND, so expect to see Dan attending a few football games over the next four years. Laren and Craig Olivo hit Lake Placid last summer where she completed her 12th Ironman and qualified for Kona, Hawaii next year. Craig is still managing member of the Garden City Office Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC on Long Island NY and was recently elected to the firm’s executive committee and is practicing in the labor and employment group. Michelle and Vinny Sanchez got a surprise visit from Robert McMonagle as he was passing through town on a case and dropped by on the way to LAX. Vinny’s daughter Sam is heading to Australia for a semester of studies in early 2019 and son JD regularly challenges Vinny in hoops. Cathy Viray was in DC from her LA office and met up with Eric Ruona, who is finishing up a rotation there and headed back to Philadelphia. While there, they reached out for a group hug to Mark Yoshida, who is still advancing justice with Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Los Angeles, Carin Ojala, who is holding down the fort at Warner Norcross in Grand Rapids MI, and Ashok Tripathi, who is at Pathway Financial in Orange County CA. I hope everyone is well. Please drop me a note with news. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com

 

95 We Love Hearing from You

 

Theresa (Boone) and Hugo Guevara live in Guatemala with their three children. Hugo is on a three-year assignment at the US embassy where he is head of the international narcotics and law enforcement section. Theresa is teaching at the American School of Guatemala. On April 21-22, the Université Catholique de l’Ouest, home of the Angers study abroad program, convened an all-class reunion in Chicago. Some 21 members of SUNDEF XXVIII (1992-1993) flew in from 12 states and Mexico for the weekend's events. Representing the Class of 1995, now doctors, lawyers, middle school teachers, French teachers, professors, digital archivists, tech project managers, entrepreneurs, and moms and dads to some 57 children, ranging in age 7 months through college freshmen, were Elissa (Bell) Bayraktar, Margaret (Laboe) Cosgrove, Erin (Bobel) Cox, Sarah (Badger) Cullinan, Karen Dalton, Paula (Gambacorta) Darch, Andy Edwards, Laura (Marhoefer) Gamel, Anneliese Hahn, Helen (Dieteman) Hathorn, Rachel Howard, Ryan Kerrigan, Terri (Dundon) Mellor, Susan (Hansen) O’Brien, Brad O’BrienTara (Leak) RoederMelissa (Pinto) Roegelein, Stephanie (Lausier) Stern, and Sarah Mitchell Kuehl ’95SMC. Also attending were Lisa (Sherman) Bekemeyer ’94 and Katie (Floyd) Donnino ’94 (fresh off completing a brutal Boston Marathon), who spent their junior year with the group, and John Mellor ’94 from the Rome architecture program. After comparing everyone’s France ID photos, presented to us by the Université, it was observed that, “we all look better now.” We hope all is well with everyone. Go Irish. — Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson; 1814 N. Robincrest Lane, Glenview IL 60025; cell 847-772-0551; therobsons@sbcglobal.net

 

95MBA Class Secretary Renee Werner;

 

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

 

95JD Remembering Barry Andrews

 

I am so sorry to report that our classmate, Barry Andrews, passed away. Barry practiced at Phelps Dunbar in Alabama. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth (Welch) Andrews, and their three children. A tribute to Barry appears on the Phelps Dunbar website: phelpsdunbar.com/phelps-dunbar-mourns-the-death-of-our-partner-barry-andrews-2-26-2018. Barry and I were able to catch up in Ohio for lunch in the early days of our legal careers when he practiced in Ohio at Baker and Hostetler. Bob Boldt, who’s at Kirkland and Ellis in LA, reported that he and his wife Laura attended the graduation of their son, Christopher, at ND in May. They enjoyed the festivities and graduation speeches. Chris Pardi and his wife Mary have two daughters, Lauren and Catherine. Lauren will start as a freshman at Notre Dame this fall. Chris is general counsel for Fiat Chrysler in North America. Peace be with you and yours. Please send your updates. — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com

 

96 Send Updates

 

Unfortunately, we didn’t receive any updates for this issue. I hope you are all doing well. Feel free to send news my way. — Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov

 

96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;

 

ndmba96news@hotmail.com

 

96JD Hey Now, You're An All-Star 

 

Ed Perdue, member at Dickinson Wright PLLC in Michigan, reports that he has been appointed as chair of the Center for Law and Public Policy’s working group on artificial intelligence. Casey Ryan is the global head of legal personnel at Reed Smith and a member of the firm’s senior management team. Casey was elected a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and as a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. She and her husband Kris Winningham ’93, ’94MBA are parents to Jake, a sophomore at Notre Dame, and Clay, a high school senior. They live in Sewickley PA. Scott Hardy has been elected to the board of directors of his law firm, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC. He served as the managing shareholder of Ogletree’s Pittsburgh office since 2012. Scott, his wife Kathleen, and daughters Elizabeth and Kaitlyn reside in Pittsburgh. In July, I visited Washington DC and attended my fifth MLB All-Star Game. While in DC, I met up with Rick Holzheimer and Greg Shaffer. I am an American League fan, Greg is a National League fan and Rick is still wondering why we made him stand in right field in 1995 to avoid a forfeit in intramural baseball. If you have news to share or if you want information on minireunion tickets in future years, please contact me. — Chris Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; 574-596-2417; chrisjspataro@gmail.com  

 

97 Fun News

 

I was excited to receive several updates from classmates. I hope everyone had an amazing summer. I was busy with baseball and tennis schedules, but it was thrilling. Adrienne Greshock and her wife, Rachel Eberhard, welcomed their son, Henry Francis Eberhard, on Aug. 5, 2017. They have been living in the LA area for 18 years. Tyra (Graves) and Corey Babington ’94 live in Westfield IN with their twins Taylor and Cameron, 9. Taylor plays third grade AAU basketball and Cam played on a kiddie golf team this past summer. Cole is almost 8 and you can always find a book in his hand. Tyra is working as program manager with Medxcel, and Corey is an attorney with Wolters Kluwer. Marlon Yander recently relocated from Albany NY to Metro Washington DC  to start a role as manager of inclusion and diversity at Freddie Mac. Janel (Campbell) Colquhoun, Rebecca (Reyda) Gotaskie, Laura (Hayden) Hanks, Shelley (Hoenle) Franklin, Reggie (Mactal) Rivera, Stefanie (Worwag) Rivera, Amy (Beck) Sanders and Lisa (Tiongson) Schaefer got together in July in Denver. They enjoyed great hiking, eating and conversation. The group sorely missed Katherine Keating and Cara (Dils) Chin but they were toasted with fine drinks. Thank you again for all updates. Please send more for our next issue. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com

 

97MBA Class Secretary Paul Anthony Mongelluzzo;

 

646-584-7340; dr_paulnd@email.com 

 

97JD Class Secretary Julie Vales;

 

cell 973-727-5767; juliemvales@gmail.com; john.vales@dentons.com

 

98 Financial Dynamo

 

Congratulations to Ben Voigt, who was honored by Northwestern Mutual in the company’s 2017 Forum Group. This group recognizes financial advisors who have eclipsed specific milestones in the calendar year. Ben is affiliated with Northwestern Mutual in Chicago. Please continue to send your updates. If you are planning on heading back to campus this fall, enjoy your visit. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com

 

98MBA Class Secretary Joseph Dunlop;

 

joseph.dunlop.1@gmail.com

 

98JD Class SecretaryChris Putt;

 

res 574-514-3703; crputt@gmail.com

 

99 Save the Date

Mark your calendars! If you can believe it, our 20th reunion is next year May 30 - June 2. Hope many of you can make it so save the date. A welcome home to Andrew Klosterman, who returned from deployment in October 2017. His baby girl twins, Molly and Madeline, were born three days later. Mom and baby girls are doing well. He was grateful that he made it home in time. They are a true blessing. He recently turned over command of his P8 squadron, VP-26, and is going to The Air War College in Montgomery, AL for a year. Jennifer (Coleman) Schwartzkopf was awarded an opportunity to paint in a public art project in Madison WI: Bucky on Parade. These were no ordinary mascots: instead of the traditional red and white garb of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they were painted with a white primer because they would be given to local artists to be transformed into public art as part of the inaugural Bucky on Parade celebration. Bucky on Parade is a public art exhibit in which 64 artists used 85 Buckys as a canvas for Wisconsin themes like sunset at the terrace and green energy. In September, when the statues came down, thirty of them were auctioned off for charity. Jennifer’s statue celebrates the vibrant colors, richness and celebration of life that is El Dia de los Muertos (and All Saints’ Day in other cultures), and highlights the importance of remembrance, family and community. As a piece of public art, this design reflects the culture of Madisonians of Latino heritage, while providing an opportunity for those unfamiliar with the celebration to learn about a different tradition and culture, thus enabling dialogue or piquing an interest in the Day of the Dead and all the richness of the art, heritage and traditions that go along with it. The unofficial 19th year reunion was sparsely attended but there was no shortage of laughs. Steve Taylor hosted friends Sean Meehan, Steve “Seabass” Grabowski, and Justin Driscoll ’98 (and their families) in Montauk for a weekend of rum punch, surfing, and bag pipes. God Bless and Go Irish! Erin (Wysong) Martin; erinmartin03@yahoo.com

99MBA Tradition Continues

 

Mark Haak reports that his eldest child, Mark John, is a member of the Notre Dame Class of 2022. He and wife Heather live in Phoenix with their three kids. He is looking forward to visiting campus more frequently now that his son will be a student. I’m sorry to report that John Hays lost his battle with cancer on June 16. Our prayers go out to Michelle (Amestoy) Hays and their children, Katie and Tim. If you’d like to donate in his memory, you can send it to Friends of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston MA 02215. Francoise and John Walusis will open a new location of their chocolate shops, Madame Delluc, in November. They will be in the 900 Shops on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. They redesigned their website and online store, MadameDelluc.us. Linda Tuncay Zayer reconnected with a couple of our classmates recently. Rich Mazel guest lectured on global product acquisition to her MBA students at Loyola U Chicago where she is associate professor of marketing. Linda also met up with Jason Pistulka and his son in Chicago after Jason dropped off his older son for a ND football camp in South Bend. Looking for a chance to see other MBA ’99 grads? Our 20-year reunion will be in May 2019. Brendan and I attended the 15-year reunion and it was great fun. Think about heading back to campus next year. It brings back many great memories. Go Irish. — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu

 

99JD Class Secretary Steve Boettinger;

 

boettinger@alumni.nd.edu