Graduate Schools

Accountancy Class Secretary — Kim Talianko;


Congratulations to Gene Bertoncini ’59 of New York on receiving the ND Alumni Association’s Rev. Arthur S. Harvey, CSC, Award. The award “recognizes an alumnus for their outstanding accomplishments as practicing performing artists.” Gene, a native New Yorker, started his musical career on campus playing with the Ed Pistey Band in 1957 for campus functions and concerts. Shortly after graduation, he became a member of the Tonight Show Band during the Johnny Carson tenure. He has also worked with composers and arrangers Lalo Schifrin and Michel Legran and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He is one of the world’s preeminent jazz guitarists. His techniques and lyricism have won him international praise and accolades as the “Segovia of Jazz.” He has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats, including performances and recordings with Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wyane Shorter, Hubert Laws, and Paul Desmond among others, as well as such distinguished singers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone, and Eydie Gorme. In addition to an active performing and recording schedule, Gene teaches at the Eastman School of Music and William Patterson U in New Jersey. Hugh J. Campbell ’79 started the new year as recently hired VP-senior medical planner at HOK, Seattle. Hugh is a recognized health care architect and programmer with 35 years of experience leading planning teams in the development of cutting-edge ideas for replacement hospitals, major additions, outpatient facilities and major campus master planning. Sean J. Tobin ’98 M Arch is professor in practice, North Carolina State U as well as president, principal designer at Tobin Studio, Architecture & Planning, Raleigh-Durham NC. Doug Marsh ’82 of South Bend, the University’s architect responsible for leading the successful planning, design and construction of nearly $2 billion in new facilities, renovation, maintenance, and utilities project during his two-plus decades at ND has been promoted to vice president for strategic planning and institutional research. His son, Alex ’14 is employed by an architectural firm in Carmel IN. Patricia Craig ’82 has her own firm, Craig & Assocs. of Chicago and was on the cover of the summer 2016 Cosmopolitan Home magazine with her design for a New Buffalo MI multilevel house with views of Lake Michigan. Previously she had other projects published by Natural Home (“green living”) and Cooking Light magazines. Michael Molinelli ’82 AIA has his own firm in Briarcliff Manor NY. He is an award-winning architect with projects for colleges, universities, private schools, hospitals and healthcare clients, childcare, churches and religious buildings and distinctive residences. Remembered for his campus cartoons, he still draws the comic strip called Molarity Redux that can viewed online. He also has a number of essays published, and is a radio host for RadioMaria America. Congratulations to Edmond G. Gauvreau ’79 FAIA chief, Planning Branch, Installation Support Div., US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington DC on being elected to the AIA College of Fellows. He received his fellowship medal during Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture (national convention) in Orlando FL in April. It is the highest recognition the AIA can bestow on one of its members. Our prayers and condolences go out to family and friends of John L. Sosenheimer ’48 on his passing in December. — Orlando T. Maione, FAIA, FACHA, NCARB; 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790-2521; 631-246-5660; fax 631-751-7598;

Biological Sciences

The last issue of this magazine reported the passing on Oct. 15 of Sister Dorothy Ann Klingele, SP, ’63MS, ’68PhD known at Notre Dame as Sister Mary Borgia, at age 90. Appreciation must be expressed to Sister Borgia’s friends and classmates Bob Summers ’65, ’68MS, Richard Brown ’68MS, and Don Mulcare ’68PhD for several exchanges of emails as they worked to share their information about her life and days as a graduate student. Mulcare especially recalls her distinctive habit with a head cover suggestive of a lily flower. Sister Dorothy did her thesis work under the direction of the late Prof. Harvey Bender and spent her adult life as a Sister of Providence, working in hospital care and management and dying in Seattle, the city in which the Yakima native began her life as a nun in 1951, four years after receiving her BS (chemistry) from Seattle U. In 2005, Sister Dorothy led the centennial year celebration of the Providence Everett Hospital, which the Sisters of Providence established in the former Monte Cristo Hotel in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington. The order had arrived half a century before at Fort Vancouver to care for orphans and the poor, sick and elderly. In the first year of the hospital, eleven sisters cared for 435 admissions. By the time of the centennial celebration, Sister Dorothy was serving as the only Sister of Providence, running the Everett hospital along with about 2,900 lay staff attending more than 21,000 admissions. Information provided by the order states that Sister Dorothy did postdoctoral work at Philadelphia Children’s Hospital and the U of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland. She was a fellow at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane and also taught at Fort Wright College there. (Photographs and further information can be accessed at The sad loss of Barbara M. Peri ’70PhD on Sept. 22 at age 91 was also reported in the winter issue of Notre Dame Magazine. Barb was already established in her career when she joined the late Prof. Morris Wagner’s lab in the 1960s. A native of Richmond CA, Barb did her first degree in science at UC-Berkeley and a master’s degree at the U of Wisconsin-Madison before joining the faculty at Valparaiso U. This position subsequently led to her doing doctoral work at Notre Dame. Barb held academic appointments in microbiology at the U of Chicago and Harvard before her retirement to the Falmouth MA area in 1989. Following retirement, she volunteered for many years at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and developed significant expertise in her hobby of making models of old sailing ships. Barb leaves her husband of 70 years, John Peri, and other relatives including her son-in-law, Chris Pazoles ’76PhD, and daughter, Pamela Pazoles ’73MS. Further information can be accessed online at — Joan S.’71MS and Philip B. Carter ’67, ’71PhD; 12916 Barsanlaw Drive, Raleigh NC 27613-6400; 919-848-2192;


Your editor has a horrible confession to make. I lost this month’s column and it was a very important one, dedicated to the late great Marvin O’Connell, CSC. I am mortified, so I am going to make excuses. I have been off work for 32 months on various leaves to deal with a very bad medical situation, and by the way, thank you so sincerely to the people who donated to my campaign. Your generosity makes everything worse. Returning to work has been more exhausting than I imagined. I did not know people could be this tired. And, in this state, I somehow lost my ND file; a file that sat beside my computer (or typewriter) for more than 30 years. It’s faded red; keep your eyes open. I hope I have invoked enough pity that you will forgive me. But, there’s more. If you have Father O’Connell stories, will you please send them to me again so that we may honor this beloved teacher and scholar in the August issue? By that time, Mrs. Box’s beloved Cubs will be in the middle of the summer swoon. There is no more World Series glory to be had. Thank you very much for your understanding. — Mary Linehan ’91PhD;

Mathematics Class Secretary — Patti Strauch;

255 Hurley Hall, Notre Dame IN 46556; bus 574-631-7083;

Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration

This column’s new title may surprise some. The original Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) program that nurtured many of us is now known as the Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration (EMNA). A new one-year, residential Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) program is designed for those desiring to enter the nonprofit sector directly out of college or a post-college nonprofit placement, such as the Peace Corps or Teach for America. In this new, intensive program, students will gain a solid business education and acquire insights and strategies to elevate organizations into a more effective and sustainable force for good. No matter what the name of the program, our alumni continue to serve and lead. We celebrate the alumni who have transitioned into new jobs. Congratulations to Andrew Wendelborn ’99, ’12MNA, who was promoted to associate director of student services for graduate business programs at Mendoza College of Business in November. He received Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt level) certification in January. In November, Franklyn Baker ’16 started as president and CEO at the United Way of Central Maryland. Current EMNA student, Michael Ziener is the senior director of major gifts for the American Cancer Society in Illinois and Indiana. He procures gifts that will increase cancer research funding, support services and collaborate with community leaders driving American Cancer Society’s mission forward. He also fuels funding for Notre Dame’s Harper Cancer Institute and other scientific research at the University. Gini Van Siclen ’12, adjunct faculty at Naropa U, wrote a book review of William A. Brown’s Strategic Management in Nonprofit Organizations (2015) published in The Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2017. All MNA alumni are encouraged to submit 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;

Political Science Class Secretary — Charlie Kenney;

455 W. Lindsey, Room 205, Norman OK 73019; 405-325-3735;

Graduate Degrees

Geoge Arghir ’77 PhD, professor emeritus, Technical U of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, sent a letter about his career-long appreciation of his education at ND. Unforgettable professors he named are professors Kuczynski, Miller and Allen. He remembers fondly the ’77 graduation ceremony during which President Carter received an honorary doctoral degree. His long letter is a paean of praise for ND and its people. — Marvin J. LaHood ’58MA, ’62PhD; 93 Parkhaven Drive, Amherst NY 14228; 716-691-4648;