10 Vows

Happy fall and happy football season. We have a number of weddings to start off our updates. Michelle Dang married Stephen Park on March 26 in Houston. They met while attending medical school at the U of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and reside in Chicago. Michelle is completing her residency in anesthesiology at Northwestern U, and Stephen is completing his residency in emergency medicine at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. Bridesmaids included Jennifer Dang ’09, Joanna Martinez, Hanna Mori and Marisa Vilano*. Karolyn (Wojtowicz)’11SMC and Matthew Gore were married at the Basilica on May 7. The bridal party included alumni Robert Wettach, Chi-Dao Phan, Caitlin O’Neill ’11SMC and Caitlin Gorman ’11SMC. The couple met at the Backer during football season in 2010, so of course part of the weekend included a trip there with friends and family. Pat Cassidy married Catherine Geary, a U of Rhode Island alumna, on June 25 outside of Boston. The wedding attendees included ND and Dillon Hall alumni Anthony Bencivenga ’09, Brett Berceau ’09, former Bengal Bouts Champion Chris Cugliari, Jason Miller and Josh Stull. Jacquelynn Burke was married on April 2 to Daniel Wong, a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate, at St. Gregory the Great Church in Harrison NY. Bridesmaids included Courtney Ball, Maria Bufalino, Louise Eich, Kelly Hogan, Leanne LeBlanc and Jennafer (Newcomb) Palumbo. Congratulations to the happy couples. In keeping with the recent trend of 2010 Domers appearing on gameshows, Ted Reinhold appeared in May on Jeopardy! He couldn’t quite pull out a victory but says that he put his Harry Potter knowledge to good use. Daniel Collins founded a collective of local artists and adventurists in Huntington Beach CA called WiseFool. They create eco-friendly fashion, wearable art, active wear and accessories meant for everyone who lives a wisely foolish life. Check him out at getwisefool.com, and take off 20 percent from any order when you type ND2010 at checkout. Molly (Smith) Molloy earned her PhD in chemistry from Johns Hopkins U in July. She is a postdoctoral fellow in the optical spectroscopy section of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Keep those updates coming. Go Irish. — Matt Molloy; ndclass2010@gmail.com

10-MBA New Additions, Big Accomplishments

Gina (Castellano) and Brannon Morisoli married in July at a private ceremony in San Clemente CA and then honeymooned in Europe. They recently moved to Dallas for Brannon’s new job with SWK Holdings. Gina started a new position as a consultant with Falcon Consulting Group. Alica Griesemer switched careers and is now the director of operations and finance at Alma Del Mar Charter School in New Bedford MA. The exciting news is that they are wrapping up a $17.4 million capital project and moving into their new school building next month. This is huge for the school, and Alice is very excited to celebrate. Alma del Mar (Soul of the Sea) is a K-8 expeditionary learning public charter school in New Bedford. They are committed to setting all students on a college trajectory and challenging them to be service-minded leaders. Cassandra ’11 and Daniel Kirkconnell ’09, ’10MBA welcomed a baby girl on July 7. Carolyn Deborah Kirkconnell has adjusted to life in the Cayman Islands swimmingly. She enjoys long walks on the beach with an icy mudslide in hand. Her parents already know they will have a hard task convincing her that South Bend weather is not all that bad. Nikki and Casey Sponseller welcomed their first child into the world on July 15. The little man’s name is Cayden Alexander Sponseller. Casey accepted a new position at Salesforce.org as a solution engineer working out of South Bend. Casey sent a shout out to the class that “life is great.” This makes me believe little Cayden is a good sleeper.
Kevin Goodwin graduated from Loyola Medical School in 2014 with a MA in bioethics and health policy. He is completing a general surgery residency at the U of Minnesota.
That wraps up the news for another great quarter. I trust the MBA 2010 team is working hard to fill our update in the winter magazine. Feel free to share your news with me anytime. Go Irish. — John Gerberich; cell 847-331-4707; jgerberi@alumni.nd.edu

10-JD Much News, All of it Happy

First, the babies, in which we play “The Name Game,” trying to determine for whom the babies are named. Jennifer Quintanilla and Joe Barton welcomed baby Theodore Joseph on July 27. Baby Teddy (Theo? TJ?) was predicted to be a healthy 8.5 pounds at birth, but he weighed in at an impressive 9 pounds 11 ounces, astounding onlookers and his parents. Best guess is that he is named for Father Hesburgh and possibly Joe Barton, but probably Joe Theismann ’71. Congratulations, new parents. Becky (Anderson) and Charles Smith welcomed baby Calvin Murray into their home in May. He joins ecstatic big sister Addie and the dogs. Best guess is that he was named for “Silent Cal” Coolidge and Bill Murray. Congrats to the family of four. Caitlin and Aaron Solem, along with big sister Eva, welcomed baby Connor Becket, who was a healthy 10 pounds at birth. All are smiling happily at the new arrival. Best guess is that he was named for St. Thomas Becket. Not Boris Becker, because if so the name is spelled incorrectly. Congrats to the growing family. Next comes the weddings, in which we play “Wish We Could Have Been There.” Kristen (Klump) ’07 and Rob Sharp were married in a Kentucky ceremony in which the groom was dressed like Freddy Eynsford Hill and the bride was dressed beautifully. Celebrating with the couple were Denise Barilar ’07, Dr. Scott ’06, and Kathryn Breudecheck ’06, Patrick Corrigan ’07, Nora Devlin ’07, Bridget (Pedraza) Doane ’07, James Fitzgerald ’06, Elizabeth (Marengere) Kelly ’10SMC, Michael Kelly ’10, Bill Klump ’82MBA, Kyle Klump ’11, Meaghan (Veselik) Klump ’11SMC, Alexandra LaForge ’06, Serena Leahy ’07, Jaci (Wilkening) and Kevin Overmann, Miguel Pedraza ’82, Mike and Katie (Nadeau) Tieu ’07, Dr. Keith Veselik ’85 and Mary Rose Veselik ’85SMC. The happy couple resides in San Francisco, where Kristen works at Ernst & Young and Rob is at Atlassian, an Australian tech company. Next, congrats to Jessica Meister and Mike Berger, who were married in May in Kohler WI. In case you were wondering, “baby” Eli is now 4 years old, and he looked adorable in the pics. Jessica and Mike honeymooned in Paris where they “literally consumed their body weight in bread and cheese.” What has Jessica been doing with her time since law school? Graduating from medical school. What, like ¬_it’s_ hard? She just started her residency in anesthesiology in Milwaukee. Here’s what else she’s been up to: Getting a master’s in clinical bioethics, traveling the country and giving presentations on bioethical issues. What, like it’s hard? Congratulations one thousand fold, Jessica and family. Next, the major life transitions. This is when we play, “We Really, Really Wish We Could Go There.” After Peter Mitchell got his LLM in tax from NYU (what, like it’s hard?), he and Sarah (Hodge) picked up their New Jersey life and moved to Zurich in June. So they’ve been exploring their environs, traveling to Monaco and the French Riviera, making us all envious, basically soaking it all in. I cannot imagine the amount of cheese they are consuming. They did not specifically say this in their update, but I am certain that if you were to show up in Zurich with several children in tow, they would happily give you a place to stay and entertain said children while you explore the surroundings. Please send updates. — Susie Wine; 102 E. 69th Terrace, KC, MO, swine@alumni.nd.edu

11 Attendance Record

A record breaking 408 members of the Class of 2011 attended Reunion on campus in early June. Nick Holzemer and Jena Doom were married at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis on May 28. Irish alumni in the wedding party included Heidi Grossman, Erin Hoffer, Jamie (Cunningham) Rhinesmith, Emily (Murphy) Maner, Paul Fleury, Steve Chronister, Matt Thau, Corbin Johnson and Pat Mulhern. Molly Smith married *Adam Gadzinski ’08 at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco on April 2. The Mass was celebrated by Father Mark Mannion ’86. The wedding party included bridesmaids Danielle DiNaso, Courtney Leader and Meghan Moore ’11SMC; groomsmen Patrick Brown ’08, Joseph Church ’08 and Ryan Kiefer ’08; and readers Jill Gadzinski ’06 and Megan Gray ’11SMC. Daniel Crupi married Dr. Caroline Oliveira on June 4. He also became chief operating officer of the Greensboro Symphony. Michael Bohnert and Ashley-Anne Elias were married in Pittsburgh on Jan 2. They met in their junior year at ND and have since dated across four continents. Ashley-Anne left tropical Trinidad and Tobago, where she worked as a teacher and a corporate writer, in order to join Michael in Pittsburgh, where he works at RAND Corporation. Tom Gorski and Amanda Cosfol were married at Amanda’s childhood parish of St. Anastasia in Newtown Square PA on Aug. 8, 2015. Members of the wedding party included Stephanie (Farris) Ketterman, Rose (Sheen) Teschke, Elizabeth (Gorski) Zdyb ’04, Margaret (Gorski) Villier ’06, Dan Gorski ’09, James McCaughan ’10, Stephen Neal, Will Bartels ’10, Danny Wemple ’10, Matt Villier ’06 and Eric Zdyb ’04. Father John (Michael) McCusker, OSB, ’03 helped to celebrate the ceremony. The Gorskis are happily living in London. Jane Burtch graduated from Harvard U with her master’s degree on May 26. She married Oskar Borin on July 9 in Seoul, Korea, and Sonia Menon served as her bridesmaid. The couple resides in Los Angeles. Mick Madden and Heather Hyland were married in the Basilica on May 28. In addition to many Domers in attendance, ND alums in the wedding party included Matt Gamber, Jon Beckerle, Brittany Johnson and Brianna McSorley ’12. Mick’s former Sorin rector, Father Jim King, CSC, presided over the ceremony. Heather is doing her ob/gyn residency in Arizona, and Mick will be joining her there this fall upon return from deployment. Kelly O’Brien and Greg Rustico, who met five years ago at RA training, were married at the Basilica in June. They were joined in their celebration by many 2011 grads and ended the weekend with a dorm chapel Mass. They even made sure that no one broke parietals. Maria Sellers ’11, ’14MNA married AJ McGauley at the Basilica of Sacred Heart in April. Meghan Huffman married John Brennan on July 23 at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago. Caitlin Burke’s betta fish, Ponyo, has outlived the average betta fish lifespan and will be turning 5 this year. Joanna (Thurnes) and Andrew Hayes ’08 are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Margaret Grace, on April 15. Little Greta, big brother Evan and their parents will be moving from Texas to Denver. Maria (Sengenberger) ’11, ’13 and Michael McMahon welcomed their second child, Magdalene Kateri, in June. Maggie has a brother, Theo, 2. The family lives in South Bend. On July 7, Cassandra (Hepp) and Daniel Kirkconnell ’09, ’10MBA, were blessed with a healthy baby girl, Carolyn Deborah Kirkconnell. The family couldn’t be more excited to welcome their little island girl. Stephani and Bryan Keve welcomed their first son, Theodore (yes, after Father Ted) Francis Keve, on June 27. Cindy (McMackin) and Rick Helffrich ’09 welcomed their second daughter, Mary Gerard, on June 22. Katie McKeough started PA school at Rush U and will graduate in December 2018. She hopes to practice primary care in Chicago. Iraisa Ann Reilly is producing her first full-length play as a part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September. She wrote the first draft of the play, One Day Old, as a part of her senior thesis in 2011. One Day Old deals with identity, Operacion Pedro Pan, and the Cuban Exile experience in the US. Anna Dwyer, former McGlinn Hall resident, came out as transgender after graduation. He has since changed his name to Matthew Dwyer and lives in Nashville TN, where he works as a contract analyst for Ardent Health Services. Please send updates. — Evan James; ndclass2011@gmail.com

11-MBA Class Secretary — Chris Orenchuk;


11-JD Summer Lovin’

Kaitlin (Moredock) and Jason DiNapoli welcomed baby Luke Emil DiNapoli on April 3. Veronica de Zayas married Andrew Ingalls in Nashville on June 5. Fellow NDLS party goers included Shari Taylor, Emma (Regev) and Chuck Flynn, Elissa (Dennison) Regev, Shawn Clancy and Tom Dudash. Ryan Finlen ’06, ’11JD has joined the illustrious ranks of assistant US attorneys, in the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois in Rock Island. Everyone, behave yourselves there. Andrew Wheeler and Shannon White were married on Aug. 13 in Houston. A bachelor party of the ages was held in Las Vegas and for the sake of any future political campaigns, the attendees will remain anonymous. NDLS 2011’s cutest couple, Lauren (Owens) and Eric Marfin, welcomed the cutest baby, Harris Lence Marfin, on June 16. Rich McAvoy left Alston & Bird to go in-house at pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk. Beth (Mihalik) and Jamie Ziegler welcomed baby boy Deacon in April. Meghan (Sweeney) ’08, ’11JD and Brett Bean left the great city of Chicago but Michigan seems happy to have them. There are still more babies for this class. Julie (Veldman) and Mike Harris welcomed Gabriel Byron on July 18. Wesley James Humble joined Kaitlin (Dow) and husband Ryan Humble on June 15. Also, starting this year, there will be Law School reunions on campus in the fall. The Class of 2011 is invited to meet Oct.7-8. Send me any giggles, updates or stories. Punctuations or grammar are not required. — Lauren Sharkey; lksharkey@gmail.com

12 Wedding Announcements

Congratulations to all the Domers who are recently engaged or married. Dan McQuarrie (St. Ed’s) and Victoria McCarthy (PW) were engaged in October 2015 while hiking in Southern California. They will be married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on April 1, 2017. Several 2012 Domers attended the wedding of Aaron Patzwahl and Carolina Valencia Cadavid on June 4 at St. Augustine Church in Coral Gables FL on the campus of the U of Miami, where Aaron had graduated just weeks earlier from medical school. In attendance were: Sarah Kennedy, Ben Mall, Nick Reaves, Aaron Patzwahl and Kevin Mader. On June 18, classmates Kelly Nickodem and Josh Rehberg were married in Milwaukee WI. Kelly’s father, Kevin ’79, walked her down the aisle. The 2012 class was well represented by Colleen Dawes as the maid of honor with Gena Bleyer, Mary Kate Fiddler and Andrew Steiner part of the bridal party. Corinne Vittori, Erin McGregor and Stephanie Sansone were readers during the wedding service. Naturally, the alma mater was sung by all to conclude the event. Kelly works for CH2M Hill in Milwaukee while Josh continues with medical school studies at the Wisconsin Medical College. — Tyler Harmsen; tharmsen14@gmail.com

12-MBA Class Secretary — Jenna Palumbo;


12-JD Welcome to the World

Hello, classmates. Thanks for reading, and, as always, thanks for continuing to send your updates and comments. We had a lot of babies reported for this column, so get ready to read the phrase “welcomed to the world” a few times. Todd Dixon and his wife, Annie, welcomed their first child, Lincoln Eric Dixon, into the world on July 19. According to the proud father, Lincoln’s short term goals are to finish Democracy in America by de Tocqueville, then move on to potty training. His long term goal is to become POTUS, like his namesake. Brendan Geary and his wife, Jasmine Lee, welcomed their son Aidan into the world back in June 2015, and recently celebrated his first birthday. Brendan recently took a job with the Department of Justice in DC, working in their national security division. Kelly (Jentzen) Thompson and her husband, Kevin Thompson, also welcomed their first child this summer, a son named Theodore Francis Thompson. He plans to go by Teddy for short. Kevin Knight reports that he and his wife, Jess, welcomed their son John Crowley Knight into the world on June 8. Kevin, who admits that his role in the actual birth was minimal, tells me that John is 8 pounds of fun and poop, and they plan to call him “Jack.” Kevin recently took a clerkship with Judge John Robert Blakey in the Northern District of Illinois, which gives him plenty of time to hang out with Jack. Andrew Doyle reports that he has not had any children, adding “Thank God,” a sentiment I echo. Andrew was elected to the Oregon State Bar House of Reps, and is happy to play lots of “work-related” golf. Finally, he got placed on Deschutes County’s Strategic Crime Reduction Initiative group, where he’s using sabermetric data to reduce crime. I didn’t realize that was a baseball thing until after I Googled it. Monica (Bordas) Schmucker left Indianapolis for Ft. Myers Beach FL, where she is doing civil defense litigation at Cole, Scott, & Kissane PA. Her office looks out over a pond that contains the firm’s alligator, Fred. She has used this opportunity to catch lots of water-type Pokemon, which seems risky given that she introduced us to the office alligator in the prior sentence. Finally, her daughter Tessa recently learned to pedal her tricycle all by herself. Armando Montesino didn’t send me anything specific, but based on his Facebook posts, I assume this is because he’s spending every waking moment playing Pokemon Go. I think he actually bought a bike to play the game “more efficiently.” Whatever gets you through the day, I always say. Finally, Alvin Adjei recently came to Chicago for a wedding, where he slept on my living room floor because the air mattress I ordered for his visit didn’t arrive until the day after he left. Alvin had a grand time at the wedding, and left me a host gift consisting of two highball glasses borrowed from the venue where the reception was held. Alvin didn’t complain about having to sleep on the floor, but did complain (a lot) that the spare key he got was difficult to use. Personally, I chalk it up to user error. Keep those updates coming. — Jimmy Champlin; james.c.champlin@gmail.com

13 More Surprises

Hello friends, colleagues and Bobby, and welcome to another edition of the Class update. I received quite a few updates, which is always a happy surprise. I’ll get you all engaged with a summary of betrothals and weddings. I must have missed it before, but Mimi Schwartz and Matthew Miller got married Dec. 12 in New York City. I wish I could include pictures, because it was chock-full of alumni. Ragan Todd, who you loyal readers will remember got engaged to Danny Ogg on Valentine’s Day 2015, finally tied the knot June 4 in Nashville. It feels like just yesterday I was joyously clacking at my keyboard for their engagement. They grow up so fast. Daniel Welch emailed to announce his engagement to Natalie Baumann. Apparently, Daniel benefitted from Aurora Kareh dropping their cell biology class, as it allowed him to sit next to Natalie. Being a graduate of the College of Science, I can say with confidence that this happy meeting is the only instance of joy that ever came out of a cell biology course. Marina Thiessen updated me that she and Nick Pellegrini got engaged. Their wedding is set in scenic Irvine CA this upcoming April. For professional developments, I found out that Kenneth Matuszewski has been going full beast-mode at Chicago-Kent Law school this year. He won Chicago-Kent Law’s 2016 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize, awarded to someone who exhibited outstanding performance in an intellectual property course. He also won the 2016 Ladas Memorial Award from the International Trademark Association for his paper on trademark law. He, along with an unnamed teammate, won a regional competition of INTA’s Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. They placed second at nationals, as well. Chris Mork has returned to the United States after a project in Scandinavia. There are rumors that Dominic Lucero has also re-entered the country, but when I reached out to his family they only responded with “who?” On a personal note, I’d like to extend congratulations to my fellow fourth-year medical students, who will have taken Step 2 and filed applications by the time this issue is released. Good luck interviewing. Only a few more months, and I can make that no-good, pig-stealing, lawyer brother of mine call me doctor instead of Dum-Dum. Thanks for reading, and please continue to send updates. Cheers. — Chris Champlin;
378 Wayside Drive, Beavercreek OH 45440; nd2013updates@gmail.com

13-MBA The Latest

Chris and Ciro Badro had a son, Akira, in May. Ciro does consulting work in Sorocaba in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Delwyn Chiong is the one who told me about Ciro. Delwyn said he didn’t have much to report, just that he’s enjoying life in the Philippines. Brittany and Luke Gildner had their second child, Lucy Rose, in July. Everyone, including brother Max, is doing great. Luke is still with S&P, but the Gildners now live in Denver. Alexis Webb is having a very busy 2016. She married Tim LeFevour in April and started her own company, B3 Consulting Inc. It offers advisory services for risk, compliance and project management and is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise. And if that wasn’t enough, she also has two Ironman triathlons scheduled. (They will have happened by the time you read this). Thanks everyone for the updates, and hopefully I’ll run into some of you at football games this fall. The next deadline is Oct. 30. Email or text me anything you want included. — Nick Imgrund; 314-775-7364; daimgrund@yahoo.com

13-JD Proposals, Reunions, Conventions

During our recent trip to Seattle, Caroline and I met up with Marie and Tim Cantu and their three daughters. The Cantus squeezed us in despite having just returned from majestic Lummi Island WA, which is renowned for its population of artists and gorgeous beaches. Asked about her vacation, Kristina Cantu reported, “I saw a bug.” Tim and family recently moved back to Seattle, where he is an associate at Pepple Cantu Schmidt, LLC. Courtlyn Roser-Jones accepted a teaching fellowship at the U of Wisconsin Law School. Beginning this fall, she’ll be researching and teaching in the area of employment and administrative law as the William H. Hastie Fellow. She also got a dog whom she named Warren, “after the greatest chief justice in American History.” Emily Nickles and Dave Erickson got engaged on May 28 at Torrey Pines Nature Preserve in San Diego. Dave cleared out a vista point and surprised Emily with the proposal and surprised her her further by bringing her best friend down for the weekend. Emily and Dave dated in high school and reconnected a couple years ago. Emily adds that Dave is very brave to propose marriage to a divorce attorney. Janae Lopes is engaged to Anthony Castellani. Janae and Anthony were set up by mutual friends, and he popped the question on July 4 during a fireworks show. Anthony is a math teacher and water polo coach, and Janae recently accepted a new position with McCormick Barstow LLP in Fresno, where she works in the civil litigation department. Dan Fotoples accepted a new position at John Carroll U, his alma mater (and London Fletcher’s), and is running two residence halls. Dan is also working with the office of the dean of students to revise and improve JCU’s conduct policies and procedures and Title IX protocols. Ashley Cain is back on the West Coast, where she is area coordinator at Mills College in Oakland. Ashley oversees all first-year residential students. Ashley says she is trying to live in all of the most liberal states so she can definitively say that Massachusetts is the best. Bonnie Park married Christopher Chow on a beach on a private estate in Maui, in what was perhaps the most Instagramable ’13JD wedding yet. Bonnie woke up to raindrops the size of quarters the morning of, but the rain let up 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony and the happy couple was treated to an amazing sunset. I’m going to guess that the Maui matrimonial sunset was better than the ones enjoyed by Bonnie in Oakland, where she is an associate at D’Andre, Peterson, Bobus & Rosenberg LLP. Kerry (O’Brien) Pluck reports that she, Katerina Georgiev (associate counsel with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs) and Ji Young Park (associate at Blank Rome LLP doing patent litigation) had a minireunion in Washington DC. Kerry stated, “Ji Young just won a trial and Kat went to a board game convention in Ohio.” Texts to Kat about the veracity of this report and Origins Con details went unanswered. It sounds like something Kat would do but also sounds like something Kerry would make up. Coincidentally, Instagram reports that Kelli Mulder and Megan Olmstead also had a DC meet-up. Champagne and Wavy Lays were had. Kevin Landino visited Monica Willian in San Diego, and they went to the zoo and took kitschy green screen photographs together pretending to hold baby pandas. — Alex Blair; pblair@gmail.com

14 Onward and Upward

Teresa (Gorman) and Kyle Bippus were married in April 2015 and had a beautiful baby boy, Vincent Michael Bippus, on March 29. Nicole (Simon) and Ryan Barba were married on June 11 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Michelle (Ozga) and William Connors were married on July 25 in Latrobe PA. Christina Bramanti, daughter of Theresa (Lewis) ’79SMC and Frank Bramanti ’78 will marry Ian Hall, son of Maureen (Broderick) ’87 and John Hall, on Sept. 24. Emily Kalish (Lyons) will be a bridesmaid and Christina’s brother, Bart Bramanti ’20 (Dillon), will be a groomsman. Also, they’re moving to London. Ian moved in April and is working for Northwestern Mutual Capital. Christina will move to London shortly after the wedding and work there as an accountant. Cody Ruiz is in Japan completing a National Science Foundation EAPSI fellowship researching an under-studied aspect of Japanese macaque biology: age-related spermatogenesis. Gabriel Owlet is working as a student development coordinator at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Sammy Bungum moved from Chicago to Minneapolis and is working as a part of the EY Audit Staff. — Mike Nichols; miketnicholsii@gmail.com

14-MBA Weddings around the World

No one is surprised to see the #bestclassever making an impact across the globe, in our careers and communities but also in our families. Wedding bells have been ringing all around the world. In May, Ilgiz Akhmetshin married the beautiful Gulnara Muhametzyanova, surrounded by many ND friends at a beautiful woodland retreat outside of Moscow. Nearly a month later, Cathy Mae Favorito exchanged vows with long-time boyfriend Kenneth Go in Manila. Meanwhile, back home, Conor Douglass celebrated his wedding to Kathleen Dudek at Ascension Catholic Church in Oak Park IL. Back on the East Coast, Michael Cohen’s dream finally came true as he married the woman of his dreams, Danielle Regina, in June in New York. And there are more weddings in store. We congratulate Matthew Kudija, to whom the lovely Jordan Russell ’15 said “yes” in July. Guys, please know that we are elated for you and will look forward to stalking your wedding planning on social media. Along with weddings, the string of relocations also continues. Hilary Wilson Galbraith and husband Ian ’13MBA have relocated to Hilary’s hometown near Monterey CA to be closer to family. And the newlyweds were followed closely by Candice and Will Corbett, who moved their beautiful, growing family to Orange CA in July. Meanwhile, in preparation for his new life with Jordan, and possibly because he missed the Midwest winters, Matthew Kudija left California for Columbus OH. And the always fabulous Margot Romer accepted a promotion at Corning along with a transfer to Charlotte NC. Best wishes to all the newly relocated. Please remember to send us your updates 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

14-JD Send Photos

Here is a special shout out to a beautiful event this quarter, the birth of Alison Amaya Abercrombie on July 11 to Nikkie Watson Abercrombie and husband Nick Abercrombie ’10. Congrats, and we look forward to lots of cute baby pics. Also, if you have a puppy, we request baby with puppy pics. — Rachel Hanley; rachelrhanley@gmail.com

15 Back on Track

Welcome back to the column, Class of 2015 and other readers. I missed the last submission deadline (sorry), so we have a lot of catching up to do. Michael O’Brien is working as a clinical research coordinator at Midwest Orthopaedics in Chicago while applying to medical schools. Marc Drake and I are still waiting for Frank Ocean’s album to drop. Rumor has it there is a cameo by Connie Appleseed on it. Olivia LaMagna has opened her heart and home to a beautiful dog, Wednesday, who keeps her comforted and happy in Austin. Jeanette Kim got wild with Maggie Lawrence in Grand Rapids MI; both survived. Caitlin Smith is crushing the corporate world. Emma Terhaar forgot to return a library book in a timely fashion but has since rectified the situation. Laura Zillmer, Matt Zajac, Joe Grathwohl and Hannah Duehren joined Briggs Hoyt, Devin Nagendran, Martin Walsh and me for our quarterly SCC board meeting and reunion. Great times were had by all in McCall ID. Lindsay Logan has been working through relationship drama with the help of good friends and self-reflection. Liz Zolper has been running a summer sports camp for kids of the DC General Homeless Shelter, where she has become an expert in watermelon slicing. Libby Wetterer will soon join her and Stephanie Wachs at Georgetown Medical. Patrick “Pudge” Conroy came in 12th place in the annual Wauwatosa WI Sausage Fest Hot Dog Eating Contest. Tommy Krotine wrote and published a semi-autobiographical health and wellness book titled, Can’t Flex Cardio. Matt Conaghan finished 23rd in Bethesda MD’s annual Sexiest Man in Maryland contest. Love has won with several classmates. Catherine Rice and Steven Dusing, Emma Collis and Quinn O’Heeney, Margaret Prakel and Sean Sully ’14, Rachel Holland and Alex Brownlee and Julia Banasikowski and Kristian Weir are engaged. Meggie and Geoff Yovanovic ’14MA are happily married. Kelly and Eric Reynolds* are also happy and married. Please continue to send me updates on your lives. — Robert Reed; 1559 Elm Ave., Northbrook IL 60062; cell 847-691-0666; rreed1@alumni.nd.edu

15-JD From the Pipeline

John Kory Strain is in Charleston SC handling probate and public benefits cases for South Carolina Legal Services. Kory remains perturbed that J.K. Rowling has prevented him from ever resorting to a suitable nickname. He recently was successful in two ways. First, he secured an exempt transfer of assets for an elderly woman so that she could keep her Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Second, he considered the purchase of a seersucker suit, otherwise known as a South Carolina lawyer’s uniform. If you think you may have any lost or unclaimed family property in South Carolina, please contact him. Amy Povinelli, SBA president emeritus, admits she has been shocked by the level of hostility in this year’s presidential election and is thankful that her campaign was much more cordial, respectful and substantive. She is living in Phoenix and working at Ryley Carlock and Applewhite. She focuses on corporate transactions and is making deals left and right. She also serves as a board member of the ND Club of Phoenix. Seriously, a board member already? Say hi if you are in Phoenix. Erin Wurst is far from it, she is actually one of the best people. She is a litigation associate with Dykema in Grand Rapids and just got engaged. Congratulations. The Shunning unfortunately has new members to add. Cassidy Laux has not responded to requests for comment but he is no doubt preparing himself to be disappointed by the Chicago Cubs, me too. Alissa Finelli has twice failed to respond to requests for an update and is now subject to a new rule requiring that she not only update me on her life but provide a lead on another person with interesting news. Others: Pat Meehan, David Cox and Mike Weber. If you have some interesting news or know about someone else who does, let me know so I can brag on them. Until next column, you be good. — Matt Wine; mwine@alumni.nd.edu