00 Short and Sweet

This edition of our Class Notes will be brief as I heard from only a few of you. Mary Kate Martin, who works at Baker and McKenzie, wrote to tell me that our very own Colleen Romero has been promoted to partner in the tax practice at their Chicago office. Her practice focuses on the resolution of federal income tax controversies with the IRS. She advises clients throughout all administrative phases of a controversy, including audit, administrative appeals, alternative dispute resolutions proceedings and in court. Nice job, Colleen, and congratulations on your promotion. Shaun McKiernan, wife Ashley and son Joel welcomed another boy, Jacob Patrick, to the family in February. Keough Hall roommate Evan Edinger was godfather and came in from Delaware for the April ceremony in Louisville. Congratulations to the McKiernan family. Louisville was also the happening place in March, as Evan, Jenny (Jablonski) and Josh Bourgeois, Brian Christ ’01 and Tom Cullen visited the McKiernans for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, in what has become an annual tradition. Sounds like a great time. On a personal note, my husband and I brought our four kids to the Blue Gold Game back in April. The weather could not have been better for their first visit to the campus. A good time was had by all. I hope all of you have had a great summer and are looking forward to a great football season. Remember the class tailgate at the Duke game on Sept. 24. There will be more details on our class Facebook page as the date gets closer. As always, please feel free to send me your news. I would love to hear from you. — Laurie (Strotman) O’Malley; ndbug3@hotmail.com

00MBA Class Secretary — Georgette (Leonard) Stubin;

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

00JD Class Secretary — Brian J. Murray;

178 Cranston Court, Glen Ellyn IL 60137, bjmurray@jonesday.com

01Poetry Published

Congratulations to Abdul Fattah Ismail, who recently published his debut poetry book, Extended Syllables. Abdul works at Publicis North America, an advertising agency, as a digital strategist for Procter & Gamble. He resides in Manhattan. In December, Rebecca (Trujillo) Plasencia was named partner in her law firm, Holland & Knight LLP in Miami. She focuses on appeals and litigation. Rebecca lives in Miami with her husband, Richard, and their four children. Al Salvino ’61 shared the news that his son, John Salvino, was named to On Wall Street’s list of Top Advisors under 40. Lauren (Evans) and Adam Koch welcomed their son, Evan Lawrence, in February. Big sister Cameron is thrilled to have a little brother. Adam successfully transitioned his practice to Ameriprise Financial, where he continues to provide financial services and advice to individuals and small businesses. The Koches live in Walnut Creek CA. On our spring break road trip, we had some fun with Ben Alke and his family in Montana. Ben and Sarah have four little ones and live in Bozeman MT. — Megan Murray; 2015 N. 56th St., Milwaukee WI 53208; 414-213-4687; meganmurray45@aol.com

01MBA Class Secretary — Dominic Pang;


01JD More News

On Dec. 5, Rebekah (Casteel) and Mark Latchis welcomed their third child, Joseph Everett. He joins big brother James and big sister Caroline, whose world now revolves around their baby brother. In Tampa, the Outback Bowl announced that Steven Pratico, partner at Barnett Bolt Kirkwood Long & Koche PA, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the popular New Year’s Day college bowl game. Steve has been a volunteer with the Outback Bowl since 2002 and on the board of directors since 2010. He is a former chair of the bowl’s team selection committee. “I am honored to be the 2016 chairman of the Outback Bowl,” stated Pratico in the press release. “For more than 30 years the Outback Bowl has showcased Tampa Bay and created an annual economic impact that is unrivaled in the region by putting on one of college football’s premier bowl games. We look forward to continuing this tradition with another successful game on Jan. 2, 2017 featuring teams from the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference.” On New Year’s Eve, Tom Mauch married Amy Geist at the Mission Inn located in Howie-in-the-Hills FL. Abe Moore ’02JD, star of House Hunters International, performed the ceremony. In attendance were classmates Kelly (Murphy) Bellinger, Clint and Janelle (Tranquillo) Blankenship, JonMarc Buffa and wife Liz Kelly, Joe Czerniawski, Amy Greene, Jessica and Scott Hapeman, Lizzy and Billy McMurtrie, Ed Merrill, Rudy Monterrosa and fiancé Cecilia Lopez, Sean Nowak (from Africa), Jill and Terry O’Donnell, Dav Odrcic (who traveled 24 hours), Sarah and Jason Osborne and Trent Sandifur. Also in attendance were Amy’s father, John Geist ’66, Patrick Finneran ’67, David Geist ’92, Jenny Geist ’92, Stan Wruble ’97, Elizabeth Hogan ’99, Hodge Patel ’97 and Alan Coble ’68. Attendees also included a few people not affiliated with Notre Dame. They also welcomed a new “kid,” Dobby, a 6 month-old shar pei mix, who joins Takoda, 9, a yellow lab. By the time you read this, some of you may have attended our unofficial class reunion in June. Over the years, law alumni have said they wanted to return to campus on a weekend that would allow them to see faculty, students and the law school in action. (These same alumni clearly don’t like having the Backer student-free.) After listening to the requests and considering the options, the law school is offering a reunion Oct. 7-9. You should have received a “save the date” request via email or a post card. Look for an invitation and registration information early this summer. It is not a home game weekend. Ongoing communications update: our listserv has lost about 120 of our classmates. Please go onto my.nd.edu to either set up or update your profile with a good email address. Also, please friend me on Facebook and ask to join the Notre Dame Law Class of 2001 group so that I have another way to keep in touch with you and we can keep our class column full of fun updates. If you’re in that FB group, please don’t accept the requests to join from random people who were not in our class. Thanks. — Jonell Lucca; cell 602-677-3266; jonelllucca@yahoo.com

02 Happy Summer

Tiffany (Whittaker) and Doug Anderson welcomed their third boy, Asher John, on Dec. 3. He joins big brothers Kai, 2, and Zeke, 1. The Anderson family recently moved to the suburb of Wilmette on Chicago’s north shore. Sarah Kampbell opened Vault Escape, an escape room business, in Riverside IL. If you are in the Chicago area, drop in and see if you can escape the vault. Check out the adventure at vaultescapechicago.com. Laura and Andrew “Mcgoo” McGuire ’02, ’12EMBA welcomed baby Ryan Joseph McGuire on Jan. 27. Big brother Tristan Rockne and big sister Bridget couldn’t be more excited. The McGuire family resides in the Atlanta area. Kristin Kaple-Jones recently defended her doctoral dissertation in educational leadership at Ohio U. She researched the leadership practices of highly effective school leaders. Kristin went on to graduate in April. She is a public school principal in Shelby OH and tries to make it back to campus at least once a year for a basketball game. Kristin has been fortunate to see Sarah (Ellam) Walker, Elisabeth (Overlan) Branham and Regina (Burke) Monopoli on some of her recent travels to Boston and NYC. Lindsay (Jackson) and Adam Skibley welcomed their second child, Connor James Skibley, on Oct. 12. Big brother Jackson is excited to have a little buddy to play with. Connor made his first trip to campus in January when they came for a hockey game and to take the kids around campus. Sharon (Bui) Green informed me of a grassroots campaign with Notre Dame students and alumni to continue Father Hesburgh’s legacy. Father Hesburgh and David Gaus ’84 established Andean Health & Development in 1997 to serve the poorest of the poor in Ecuador. In the one-year anniversary of Father Ted’s passing, a special campaign is being launched to help realize Father Ted’s dream and bring Hesburgh Hospital in Santo Domingo, Ecuador, to full operation and financial self-sustainability. Santo Domingo is a rural community of 400,000 individuals of which a quarter live on less than $4 per day. Please visit the campaign link at wonderwe.com/hesburgh to learn more and help the Hesburgh Hospital. Believe it or not, we are just one year away from our 15-year Reunion. The 10-year Reunion was a blast, and I hope to see many of you back on campus next summer. If you have any ideas for class events or want to help plan the weekend, please email me or class president Chad Silker at csilker@alumni.nd.edu. Thanks and have a wonderful summer. — Lisa (Sestile) Corcoran; lsestile@alumni.nd.edu

02MBA Class Secretary — Melissa Hurd;


02JD Private Practice

After 10 years serving as an assistant prosecutor for Washtenaw County MI (Ann Arbor), Susan Junck Longsworth took a break to spend time with her kids, August, Emma and Oliver, and recently transitioned to private practice. Susan joined the defense firm of Michael Manley PC, with offices in Ann Arbor and Flint, where she practices criminal defense and provides representation in professional licensing and Title IX matters. Julia Dayton Klein also recently moved to private practice. After serving in state government as the general counsel of the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Julia joined the law firm of Gray Plant Mooty at the end of February. Julia is excited about getting back into the court room and adding her regulatory experience to serve her clients. The new position also reduced her commute by at least an hour each day, getting her home quicker to her cute boys, Peter and Luke. Please let me know what’s new in your world. — Megan Glunz Horton; 521 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette IL 60091; res 847-256-2335; megan.g.horton@gmail.com

03 A Few Updates

In response to my “work” request, here are some updates. Paul Kowalski works for Axiall Corp. in Atlanta. Christina (Grimmer) Perry is the CFO at FSM Capital Management in Cleveland, a wealth management and boutique accounting firm. Lindsey (Rem) Manske is a physician’s assistant in pediatrics and works at Kid’s First Pediatrics in Lakewood CO. She and husband Kyle (UW-Madison) welcomed their first baby in October, daughter Maryn Rem Manske. Bailey J. Siegfried was named vice president of culture, communication and corporate responsibility at the global aerospace leader, NORDAM. Kristine (Monahan) and Dan Loeffler reside in Randolph NJ with their girls, Ella and Emily. Dan is a product specialist for Medpro Systems, and Kristine stopped teaching to stay home with the girls. She is the board president for Mendham Cooperative Nursery School and a math tutor for middle school students. And, since a few of you asked, I left Moreau Seminary two years ago and joined Deloitte Consulting here in Washington DC. I spend my time building our global consulting operating model. And, I got married on New Year’s Eve to Meredith Hatten. Thank you all for the updates and please send more. — Josh Gentine; jgentine@alumni.nd.edu

03MBA Class Secretary — Rosemary Guillette;

9 Messenger St. Unit 7, Plainville MA, 02762; rguillette@alumni.nd.edu

03JD Elected, Honored, Married

Leo Hurley was elected to be a shareholder of Connell Foley LLP in March. Connell Foley has 140 attorneys, and Leo works out of the firm’s Jersey City office. Leo’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and land use and redevelopment. Leo was also named to SuperLawyers Rising Stars in Commercial Litigation for the fourth straight year, and was named by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the “New Leaders of the Bar” of the State of New Jersey. Maria Hrvatin McGuire of Chicago visited Seattle in April for her niece’s baptism. Incidentally, the baptism was at St. Joseph’s Church, where Julissa Robles ’04JD and I are members, and so we got to catch up with Maria briefly before the Mass. Maria is a principal at Goldberg Kohn. Jennifer Hwa married Allen Mueller on April 30 in Crystal City VA. Jennifer works at the Board of Veterans Appeals in DC. Steve Marquez, Todd Freier and Michele Moss were in attendance, as were Devyn Cook ’04JD, Greg Gomez ’05JD and Julissa Robles. — Lawrence A. Ward; 206-903-8817; ward.lawrence@dorcey.com

04 Career and Family News

Bill Opal started his own law firm, Opal/O’Brien LLC, in Wheaton IL last November. Prior to that, he graduated from U of Miami Law School, was a prosecutor for DuPage County and was an attorney for Roberts PC. Bill’s firm specializes in family law and criminal defense. Bill lives in Naperville with his wife, Molly ’04SMC. Jennifer (Jones) and Carlos DeAlmeida welcomed their first children, twin girls Aurora Rey and Zelda Charlotte, on March 1. They were married in 2008 and live in Newtown CT. Diana (Mattingly) and Greg Ruehlmann welcomed their second daughter, Lillian, in January. Leah, 2, loves being a big sister. The family recently moved to Atlanta, where Diana works as a pediatric anesthesiologist and Greg is an attorney.* Kathryn (Camarata) ’08Msoc* and Brent Burish ’04,’05MBA welcomed a son, Eric Joseph Burish, in March. Eric’s three siblings are excited to welcome the new addition. Katie (Hurley) and Derrick Durrah welcomed their first child, Dean Howard Christopher Durrah, on Nov. 2. The family lives in Dyer IN, where Katie is the director of housing programs for Heartland Alliance in Chicago and Derrick is a Medicaid consultant for the state of Illinois. Please keep your updates coming. — Carol Martino; carolmartino10@gmail.com

04MBA Family Grows

Natasha and Brian Woodward welcomed future Domer number 7, Noah Forest Woodward, to their family in November. During the summer of 2015, Brian and his family met up with Clint Okerlund, Ryan Ferrell and Bryan Stewart and their families in Provo UT. In April, Rachel Murphree was promoted to capitol operations special assistant with the US Senate Sergeant at Arms. In the role, Rachel serves as deputy to the Assistant Sergeant at Arms for Capitol Operations and manages the business functions for eight departments in the US Capitol who assist with the day-to-day running of the Senate. Rachel was promoted after serving as the services manager for the Senate Recording Studio for the past 11 years; she has 14 years of service with the US Senate. Amanda Casserly McCullough and her husband Tim welcomed future Domer number 4, Luke Thomas McCullough, to their family in February. Luke joins brothers Timmy and Matthew and sister Samantha. Please keep the updates coming, and hopefully the Cubs are still in first place when this column is published. — Harry Howisen; hhowisen@gmail.com

04JD Oh Baby

Elizabeth Barrow Mangan and husband Michael welcomed their third son, Donovan Rhys Mangan, on Jan. 5. All are doing great. Keep the updates coming. We love hearing from you. — Finn Pressly; Littler Mendelson, 321 N. Clark St., Suite 1000, Chicago IL 60654; 312-795-3242; finn@alumni.nd.edu; Katie Bryan; LeClair Ryan, 1037 Raymond Blvd., 16th Floor, Newark NJ 07102; catherine.g.bryan@gmail.com

05 Show Me What You’ve Got

I’m pleased and honored to announce the birth of Leon Douglas Gaffney. Mom and dad (Christine and Pete Gaffney) call him Leo for short. Born on March 9, he is a precious addition to the family. His brother, Owen, asks to hold him all the time. Pete, meanwhile, is on pace to finish his bachelor’s in nursing in December from Indiana U. He continues to work full time as a critical care nurse at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Less than a month after graduation, he will mark 10 years at Memorial. As if working full time and finishing a bachelor’s in nursing isn’t enough activity, Pete just finished season 11 as a Notre Dame football usher, and this past October, three days after closing on his family’s first house in South Bend, Pete was paid a visit at the ND-Navy game by former NROTC classmates David Osburn, Michelle Stanforth ’05SMC and Paul Lunsford. Kaitlin Redding married Peter Fletcher Poole in Philadelphia on April 1. The couple dubbed it “April Pooles’ Day.” Fellow ’05 alumni Emily (Cucco) Mulka and Maureen (Mulvaney) Wierema served as bridesmaids along with Meredith (Mechenbier) Tait, in absentia. Additional ’05 grads in attendance included: Chris Mulka, Steve Wierema, Jenny Scherer, Kathleen Tallmadge, Meghan Jones, Laurie Privitera, Eric Mueller, Jan (Wohrle) Stebbins, Lauren Kinsman-Costello and Gina (McIntosh) Weinberg. I know some were disappointed by the lack of a winter article, but I guarantee not nearly as disappointed as I was to have no news for that edition. I love reading your updates so please continue sending them. News doesn’t always have to be as life-changing as weddings and babies to make it to press. Did you see Dolph Lundgren walking down the street? Did you offer him a high-five, but he returned your friendly gesture with a steely glare? Perhaps he surprised you when he shared that before he was Ivan Drago he earned a master’s in chemical engineering. Did you watch the latest The Fast and the Furious sequel in IMAX? If it was awesome and it happened to you, I will write about it. Show me what you’ve got. I am allocated 600 words every quarter, so let’s make ’em count. — Kristin Boyd; Credit Suisse, 11 Madison Ave., New York NY 10010; 317-523-1195; kristin.boyd@gmail.com

05MBA Class Secretary — Himanshu Gosar;


05JD New Baby, New Job

From sunny Pasadena CA, Carla and Dan Nevarez announce the birth on their son, Decker Nicholas Nevarez. Decker was born July 10, 2015. The young Irish fan is doing great and is a blast for Mom and Dad. Dan started a new job in April. He left a Travelers staff counsel position to take a job at Heffernan Insurance Brokers in downtown LA as a consultant. Chad Silker is in-house at Macy’s, where he is handling national litigation for the retailer and its subsidiaries. Outside of work, he continues to compete in races throughout the country. In April, Chad finished the Boston Marathon in a time of 2:47:58, placing him 376th out of 27,491 runners. Somehow, I was able to convince my girlfriend, Jackie Staple, to travel back to campus with me on Feb. 20-21. We spent the weekend serving as guest lawyers for the judge and jury trials of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Class. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed catching up with Prof. Jim Seckinger. If you have not been back to campus, you would hardly recognize the place with all of the new construction. Go Irish. — Adam Russ; 2193 W. 7th St., Cleveland OH 44113; aruss@alumni.nd.edu

06 Babies, Books and More

Mary and John Slonkosky welcomed Philip Hudson Gerard on Jan. 5. Big sister Madelyn is delighted to have a baby brother. Megan (Pfarr) Chamblee and her husband welcomed baby Andrew on Halloween. He joins siblings Monica (a Christmas baby), Rebecca and Jacob. The Chamblees might have a penchant for holiday babies. Claire Berezowitz, a joint doctoral student in Civil Society and Community Research in the School of Human Ecology and Departments of Educational Psychology at the U of WI-Madison, is one of 10 recipients (in the nation) of the 2016 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. The award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and community responsibility in themselves and others. Daniel Smith will be getting married on June 12 to Lauren Thorpe in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Anna Keating and her mother, Melissa Musick, are the authors of a new book, The Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts that Make up the Catholic Life. Kelly Snyder and her husband, Casey Wong, welcomed daughter Cora on Jan. 11, and like all parents, believe that she is greatest baby ever. Kelly, Casey and Cora live in St. Louis, where Kelly is a prosecutor and Casey is a civil defense attorney. Can you imagine the dinner conversations?
By the time this issue comes out, we will have celebrated our 10-year Reunion in June. Insert cliché phrase about how we can’t believe it’s been 10 years since we graduated. Thanks to those who made it out to the reunion, and if you couldn’t come, put the 15-year Reunion in 2021 on your calendars now. — Anna (Skoien) Lall; 55 Wyman St., Boston MA 02130; annagracelall@gmail.com

06MBA Class Secretary — Andrew Sama;

276 Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame IN 46556; cell 574-339-6115; bus 574-631-5206

06JD Class Secretary — Amir Hassan Sadaghiani;


07 Congratulations

Congratulations to Jennifer Galano ’07, ’08MSA and Austin Peiffer ’07, ’08MSA, who were married on October 4, 2015 in New Vernon NJ. Attendees and fellow alumni included: Michael Peiffer ’72; Paul Muszik ’72, ’74MBA; Jenna Johnson ’07, ’08MSA; John Coyle ’07, ’08MSA; Ted Lawless ’07, ’08MSA; Christine Lewis ’07, ’08MSA; Christopher MuellerBBA ’08, ’09MSA; Kathleen (Martinez) Mueller ’08, ’09MSA; Katie(Conroy) Laski ’07, ’10JD; Patrick George ’09; John Kustura ’09; Frank Laski; Analisa (Andry) Rodriguez; Eddie Rodriguez; Simona Fernandes; Anh Nguyen; Nickie (McCabe) Healy; Mark Healy; Nicole McKown; Megan Canavan; Christine (Denison) Diss; Lorraine (Kwiatkowski) Toth; Andrea Readhimer; Mary Beth (Koch) Chin and Kepha Chin. The couple sends a special thank you to family John, Mary and Jessica Galano of Warren Township NJ and Mike and Beth Peiffer of Colleyville TX. — Stephanie Pelligra; stephanie.pelligra@gmail.com

07MBA Class Secretary — Joe Curry;


07JD Home Is Where the Heart Is

Meghan (Brown) Lowe left her firm in New York in 2011 to move back to Notre Dame, where she spent three amazing years as the rector of Lyons Hall. After reconnecting with her high school sweetheart, Iain Lowe, Meghan moved back to her hometown of Montreal to make their long-distance relationship a short-distance one. They got married in Montreal on Oct.17, surrounded by family and friends, including a few Domers: Meghan’s dad, Greg Brown ’70; classmates Alex Ho and Adam Fleming; Jill Collins ’06JD; Gena Robinson ’06; Margaret Morgan ’06 and Brad Metz, CSC, ’96. Meghan is working on a master’s in social work at McGill U. Congratulations all around. Thanks for the update, Meghan. I know the rest of us appreciate it, and I hope others will send similar updates. — Patrick A. Salvi II; Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC, 22 W. Washington St., Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602; 312-372-1227; psalvi2@salvilaw.com

08 Art and Events

Taylor Poulin is working on her first exhibition, which opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on March 12. Titled, “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris," it presents the mid-career landscape paintings of Canadian modernist Lawren Harris and is guest curated by actor and entertainer Steve Martin. He and Taylor also curated two smaller related installations including, “Lawren Harris: Modern Connections from the MFA Collection.” The exhibit runs through June 12. Ashley and Danny Yanez welcomed their first child, Siena Ryan, on Feb. 26 in Miami. They are looking forward to bringing her to campus for her first Notre Dame football game this fall. Katie Linder married Anthony Scott (a non-Domer but a huge fan) on April 9. Aimee (Sirois) Patel was a member of the wedding party. Many ND alums were in attendance, including Angelo Suozzi ’07, Anna (Suozzi) ’09 and Hunter Land ’09, Laura Conlon, Chris Callahan ’11, Erin (Duquette) and Dan Quandt, Allison Sullivan, Ronald Herr, Danielle (Truskowski) and Kevin Hetzel. Maura (Galbraith) and Dan Justice said hello on FaceTime from Italy, where Dan is serving in the Navy. Katie is an infectious disease fellow at the U of Michigan Hospital. Carolyn Plou and Andrew Rodriguez married on March 12 at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach CA. Rachel (Maly) Goldrick was an attendant and a sizable contingent of other ’08 Domers were present and accounted for: Mark Poyar, Christina Lee, Melissa (Ward) White, Jennifer (Bireley) Frick, Laura (Campochiaro) Sena, David Sena, Elise (Bartzen) O’Brien, Alison (Dunleavy) Stoner, Sam Stoner and Susan Kippels. Notre Dame attendance spanned generations and schools with Jim Plou ’67, Daniel O’Brien ’07, Thomas Goldrick ’07, Daniel Rinzler ’09MSE, Colleen Fitzsimmons ’12MTS, Jane O’Brien ’36 and William Sena ’37. The couple resides in San Diego with their spoiled feline, Yoda. Carolyn works as a pediatric physical therapist, and Andrew works as a mechanical engineer. Congratulations to all of these ’08ers and please keep the updates coming. We love hearing from you and so do our classmates. — Megan O’Hara; classof2008@alumni.nd.edu

08MBA Class Secretary — Megan Ulrich;


08JD Party of Six

I recently caught up over lunch with some of my favorite Chicago NDLS guys: Matt McDonald, Mark Sampson, Matt Dornauer, Chris Sheehan and Kevin Mocogni. It made me realize how crazy it is that we have been out of school for eight years already and how grown up we are now. Just a few days after said lunch, Jessica (Niezgoda) ’07JD and Mark Sampson celebrated the birth of their first child, Eleanor Blake, on April 13. Proud new dad Mark shared that Eleanor has a head full of hair and is beautiful. He also noted that he and Jess would give her a few weeks before explaining habeas corpus and working on her bowling form. Lily Vidal and her husband, Miguel, are also expecting a baby girl in August. Lily and family live in Miami, where she has been promoted to senior legal counsel at Dufry Group. Homework assignment: check out Lily’s Facebook page for their special baby announcement from a familiar face. Amazing. Nicole (Somers) and Andrew Soukup welcomed Natalie Marie on Dec 19. Natalie joins big brother Aidan, who turned 3 in April. Nicole says that they are excited to take Aidan and Natalie to their first ND game. Amy and Ryan Lobato had their sixth child, Jude Michael, on April 9. Ryan reports that their growing family is happy and healthy, and they welcome donations for their family’s tuition fund. Ryan is still enjoying his role as counsel for ExxonMobil in Texas. Fun fact: I was singing some Salt-n-Pepa to myself while typing the baby updates. Our own Jason Huebinger is a published author. Fate’s Past is a supernatural horror novel that is available in print, on Kindle and free for Kindle Unlimited. In April, I completed my fourth marathon, running the London Marathon to raise money for Smile Train charity. It was unseasonably cold, but overall an incredible experience, especially the last mile, running (or by that point, jogging slowly) past Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace before finishing on The Mall. Finally, in memory of Kyle D. Smith, the Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award fund has been established at NDLS. Please donate at http://donate.nd.edu/, and under “Designations” mark “Kyle D. Smith Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award.” — Marie-Therese Mansfield; Jump Trading LLC; mtmansfield@jumptrading.com

09 Doing Better Than Fine

Colleen Kelly married Dan Wolfson in a beautiful ceremony in the Basilica on April 17. Several ND alumni of multiple class years were in attendance. Monica Tarnawski married Shiva Thavamani in New Jersey in June 2015. Alumni in attendance included Natassia Kwan, Estella Ganger, Susanne DeSantis, Amanda LaMott (Jaszkowski), Nick LaMott ’08 and Meggan Borchardt ’10. The couple lives in Atlanta, where they purchased their first home. Monica teaches English at Wesleyan School. Please visit the Notre Dame Class of 2009 Facebook Page to reconnect with members of the class. If you have any additional news or announcements, please contact me. Go Irish. — Megan Flynn; 1030 Euclid Ave. Apt. 304, Cleveland OH 44115; 574-320-0573; megflynn7@gmail.com

09MBA Class Secretary — Shawn Pulscher;

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

09JD Class Secretary — Josh Rinschler;