90 Cheering for the Irish: 2nd Generation


Former Irish cheerleaders Kristin Komyatte and Dan Sheehan ’87 proudly report that their son Jack ’19 has been selected as a Notre Dame leprechaun for the 2018-19 school year. Jack will lead the ND football team out of the tunnel Saturdays in the fall. Kristin and her daughter Shannon Zoe ’16 are the only mother-daughter pair to share a gender studies degree from Notre Dame. The pair was asked to speak on a panel at the gender studies 30-year anniversary celebration. Kristin is the program director for Play Like a Champion Today Educational Series, which is going strong as 100,000 coaches and sport parents have received this training across 42 states. You can find information at playlikeachampion.org. Scott Sonnek celebrated 20 years in the Air Force and his promotion to colonel, “pinning on” in January. Scott did a PhD in clinical psychology at the U of Wyoming and has been serving in the Air Force in that capacity since, assigned to bases in Texas twice, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska twice, Japan, and currently Washington DC. Scott and his family visited ND for the first time in April 2017, which was also Scott’s first trip back to campus since graduation in 1990. They visited campus again for the Temple home game in September. Jim Kilway has worked as a general surgeon in the Pacific Northwest for 16 years. He currently works for Kaiser Permanente. Jim’s family consists of wife, Mary, and sons Peter, 14, and David, 12. The family resides in Vancouver WA and has an urban farm consisting of chickens, ducks, a large garden and of course, dogs and cats. Jim has been involved with Helping Hands Medical Missions (hhmm.org) since 2007 serving in medical missions in the Philippines. He recently returned from his 10th mission. A group of Alumni Dawgs celebrated turning 50 (the new 21) in Las Vegas, while watching the NCAA Basketball Tournament in March. Kevin McCormack, Brian Gallagher, Mike Caponigro, Bob Sumberac, myself and Matt Hanley ’88 spent a long weekend drinking, gambling and laughing. Former Fighting Irishman Marc Gamberdella ’90USC drove over from Santa Barbara to join the festivities. Joe Fredrick was supposed to make the trip, but was busy coaching his nephew, C.J., and his teammates at Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky to the state basketball championship. C.J. was tournament MVP and will be playing basketball for the U of Iowa in the fall. 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; martin.falkenberg@yahoo.com 


90MBA Pitt Game Class Event


Our classmate Bill Harris is organizing a class reunion, tailgate, game ticket and general good time for the Pitt game on Oct. 13. We hope to see a large crowd. If interested in info, email Bill at weharris01@gmail. 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;




91 Summer Notes


Greetings, fellow class of ’91ers. I have a short update this quarter. Dr. Matthew Dobbs works in the Orthopaedic Department at Washington University School of Medicine. He has become an expert in the treatment of clubfoot, and he has helped to pioneer a method taught to him by his mentor in medical school. Dr. Dobbs has taken his technique globally, where he has set up 40 centers to treat the condition in China, 30 centers in South America, and another 10 in Russia. He has traveled to at least 15 countries teaching how to treat clubfoot, and many thousands of patients around the world have benefitted from his teachings. Great work Dr. Dobbs! For more about this, you can read the story at weare.nd.edu/stories/treating-clubfoot-and-transforming-lives. That’s all for this issue. Please keep the updates coming. John Romanelli; jrndmd@comcast.net


91MBA Share News, Live Longer

I heard from two classmates that after reading our Class Notes, one reconnected with a friend and the other reached out to a classmate who lives in the same city, even though they did not know each other during our time at ND. Here is doctor’s advice: live longer by connecting with friends. Keep the news coming. Kevin Monaco lives in Madison NJ with his wife, Adrienne, and their three sons. Their eldest, Christopher, just graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga NY. Kyle will be a sophomore at the U of Miami in Florida and Matthew will be a sophomore in high school. Kevin makes the long commute every day to the Empire State Building in NYC where he is the senior VP, finance, treasurer and investor relations for Coty Inc., a $9 billion revenue beauty company, third largest in world behind L’Oréal and Estee Lauder. Kevin travels often to London, Geneva and Paris. Kevin helped lead the IPO for Coty in 2013 and the recent acquisition of the P&G Beauty business, which doubled the size of the company. He had the opportunity to be on the podium ringing the NYSE opening bell. The Monacos spend their free time in Sea Girt NJ, a small gem of a town along the Jersey shore. Kevin keeps in touch with Rick Shalaby, Don Madda, Brian Harrington, Phil Iapalucci and Todd Hudson. The Monico and Hudson families where neighbors for several years. Kevin Lawler and his wife Katie Kinsella Lawler ’92JD live in Wilmette IL. Their daughter Annie is a junior at Notre Dame and son Patrick, is a junior in high school. Kevin works with a venture capital group focusing on early stage companies involved primarily in the technology (hardware, software, data), healthcare, and consumer sectors. Kevin also volunteers at several charitable foundations focused mainly on fund raising and grant writing in education. In his free time, Kevin enjoys walking his 9-year-old black lab, grilling outside in the back yard, and having a nice cold beer after cutting the lawn. Kevin recently got together with Dennis Cloud, Rich Yoo, Craig Morse and Gerry Byrne. They had lots of laughs; it was great to catch up. He looks forward to seeing some classmates at a football game this fall. Marjorie Wilbanks Akin lives in Highland Park TX. Marjorie worked at Nortel until 2009 and then transitioned to part-time work, directing corporate relations for a Dallas charity. Marjorie enjoys being a full-time mom to son Graham, 12, and daughter Amelia, 9. Marjorie and her family have spent the past two Thanksgiving breaks with Kevin Bradford's family in California. Kevin and Tanya Bradford teach at UC Irvine. Marjorie’s husband, Chris, met Kevin during a ND football weekend years ago and immediately bonded over sports and fierce Monopoly battles with Muna and Zein Issa at Dan Foley's condo. It is wonderful to see Notre Dame connections holding strong. Share your news. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; pattylynch05@gmail.com


91JD Slim Pickings


Dear friends, I have nothing new to report, so I would appreciate it if you would take a moment or two and let me know what is going on in your part of the world. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God. — Martha Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; bus 515-281-5976; martha.trout@ag.iowa.gov


92 Memory Lane                  


Many classmates have held minireunions that take them down memory lane. I still cannot believe it has been 30 years since we walked across campus for the first time as classmates. After enjoying themselves at our 25th reunion, some of the BP ladies decided it was unacceptable to wait another five years to gather. Caroline Goles’ research and planning led the “Ocean’s Eleven” crew to Nashville for their reunion in April. Traveling from eight states, the Nashville BP gang included: Kristy (Alkidas) Jacoby, Amy (Adamonis) Bender, Kathy (Hardiek) Dougherty, Katy Klemmer, Amy (Kraft) Stack, Anne (Murphy) Thorpen, Tami (Posnanski) Carpenter, Christa (Ruebenacker) Fahey, Gwen (Ward) Farishian and Jennifer Driscoll, representing U of Illinois. “NashVegas” was a trip to remember and to celebrate 30 years of friendship. Also, in April, the PE girls went to Napa for some wine and catch-up time. Veronica Garza, Julie Baron, Katie McMahon, Kristen Kinsfogel, Cathy Baytion Zeliff, Colleen (Malley) Nugent and Kristi (Busack) Paolina made the trip. Class of 2022 in the house: Johanna and Sean Moriarty’s eldest son Brendan will be on campus in the fall. They have been in the Detroit area for almost 20 years where Maggie is in high school and Ryan is in fourth grade. Kevin Sullivan sends word that his daughter Hannah will be a freshman at Saint Mary’s College, where she hopes to play volleyball. Sarah (Esterline) and Jon Sampson ’91 have a second Domer in the house. Son Alex will be a freshman on the cheer quad in fall. Two are swimming and studying business at Purdue and daughter Courtney Sampson ’17 works for Deloitte in Memphis. This leaves just six kids at home. Jon is still consulting with Alvarez & Marsal in their private equity services business unit. Keri (O’Connor) and Rob Wulf are thrilled that son Connor was accepted into Mendoza. Amy Folsom says daughter Aidan Mullaney is a sophomore in BP and looks forward to her little sister Caolinn joining her in the fall. Caolinn is attending on an Army ROTC scholarship. Stan Kolis’ eldest daughter, Katie, will also be on campus as a freshman this fall. He noted the class of 2022 also starts their four years of football with a night game against U Michigan, just like we did. I wonder how many classmates will be visiting their children over Michigan weekend. Cynthia Safford sent word that hubby Scott Mulcahy met up with Kerry Wate in Chicago at the end of February. The two drove to South Bend together to be judges for the 88th annual Bengal Bouts semifinals. They have done this on and off over the last few years. As former champs, they were impressed with the continued high quality of the program. Some of you might remember Kerry is a four-time BB champ. Cecilia Brown shared that Dr. Paul Manoguerra gave a personal tour of Gonzaga’s art museum to alumni in Spokane for the women’s NCAA Sweet 16. Is it a coincidence that after Michelle McNamara’s book hits The New York Times best seller list, they capture the Golden State Killer? I think not. Her book is quite the page turner. It was announced on May 1 that HBO purchased the rights to make a docu-series on an adaption of her book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. Please take time to update your email and mailing addresses at the alumni.nd.edu website and do not forget to send me class scoop. On Facebook? Join our Class of 1992 page. We have 730 members to date. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; ndclassof92@gmail.com


92MBA More Thanks


I hope you enjoyed your spring. In the last column, I neglected to recognize everyone who was involved in the planning of the 25th reunion last fall. Paul Kucera, Marion Gingras and Darren Seidel worked together to create a truly special day on campus. I know the reunion was enjoyed and appreciated by many classmates. Thanks for your efforts. As always, please send me updates. I’m always looking for news to share. —  Julie Pendell; pendell.julie@gmail.com


92JD Greetings


We have not had any news from classmates in a while, so I would like to encourage all of you to please share any news you have, big or small, of any special personal or business events that occur in your life. We want to be able to share them with classmates. I, for one, appreciate all of you who have shared your achievements and accomplishments and special occasions with the rest of us. Until next time, may the luck of the Irish be with you. — Paul A. Drey; 6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; bus 515-271-1765; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com


93 How Marvelous


My thanks to Bill Roseman, who responded to my request for stories of personal reinventions. While he’s still working for Marvel, after 17 years in the publishing division, Bill shifted from one medium and the East Coast to another: video games and the West. Talk about a big move. About three years ago, Bill, his wife Ali Farrell, and their son Peter bid farewell to the NYC area and zoomed cross country to plant their flags in California. As executive creative director of the Marvel games division, Bill helps their partners across their mobile, console and VR portfolio make awesome games, such as their upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man, which will leap to your PlayStation later in the year. Bill says it was a bit of a gamble moving across the nation and diving into a new industry, but if his time at ND taught him anything, it was to continually challenge himself and always seek out new experiences. Speaking of experiences, I’m looking forward to stories from our 25th reunion. Classes receive more column space during reunion years, so please take a few minutes to send me a few lines. Please note I have a new email address. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1636 Eldridge Drive, West Chester PA 19380; mobile 623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com 


93MBA Football Season is Here


Hi, everyone. No news has come in from anyone. I hope my next update contains lots of fun stories from our 25th reunion. I will keep you posted. If you attend a football game, let me know. Maybe we can organize a 25th reunion tailgate? I have a busy fall Saturday schedule with one playing college volleyball and another playing high school golf. I hope to make it to one or two ND games this year since it is my son’s senior year at ND. Last year he studied in London for the fall semester, so we did not attend any games. I hope you are doing great. Please email me with family news, work updates or fun stories of gatherings with classmates — Tricia Hug Schorr; cell 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com


93JD More Good News


Hello, classmates. I hope you are well. We have good news from James Malloy. He and his bride, Lynn, have a son, George, 7. Counselor Malloy is staff counsel for Selective Insurance in his home town of Scranton PA and he is loving life, having previously worked in Philly and Gotham. Jim promised to provide another update at our 50th reunion. Life is good for Doug Gray in Rhode Island with his bride and two kids. He is a partner with Lock Lord LLP and he invites everyone to look him up in Rhode Island, which he claims is a small venue. Pat Carlson is killing it in Boston as senior underwriting counsel for First American Title. Even better, her son Harry is coming to ND in the class of 2022. Little brother Neal will likely be in the class of 2028. I look  forward to seeing you this fall for our class football game reunion. I would love to hear from more of you. You will note this is a sparse column so please email, call or send me a message on social media and I will include your updates. Finally, please remember to pray for your classmates. Many of the class members have hurdles in addition to successes. And one can never have too many prayers. Peace. — Jamie O’Brien; 574-532-6860; jamesobrienesq@yahoo.com


94 Class Secretary Joe Poe;


917-488-8570; ndclass1994@yahoo.com


94MBA Class Secretary Rodger Laurite;


678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com


94JD Changing Times


Paul Fulkerson has changed firms and is now with DeFur Voran in their Fishers IN office doing defense litigation and defense of workers comp claims. Jill (Smith) Kanatzar was named as one of the top 20 female litigators in Missouri for 2018. Col. Jim Robinette retired from the Army last year and has been a visiting professor (hired by Purdue) at West Point this year coinciding with their daughter’s senior year. Next up for the Robinettes is a move to Stuttgart in late summer. Pat Smith has moved a team of wealth managers to Morgan Stanley Minnesota to open an office there. Pat and the rest of his gritty band of hardcore troubadours, aka The Surreal McCoys, will be playing Aug. 31, the Friday night before the Michigan game, at Cheers Pub in South Bend. Elaine C. Zacharakis is  joining the law firm of Garfunkel Wild as a partner in their health technology group. Elaine is moving with her family to Armonk NY, a half hour from her hometown. They lived in the Chicago area for 20 years. Kim and Kevin Maloney spent  a week in Cartagena, Colombia, sans Thomas because he is busy studying ­EE as a freshman at ND. Paul Eaton reported that he and Ashok Tripathi were able to grab breakfast while Ashok was in Dallas. A final reminder when you see this in July or August: the annual unofficial reunion game this year is the Sept. 15 Vanderbilt game. Feel free to contact me or Jim Carrig regarding any meetups for the weekend. As always, send me news. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com


95 Class Secretary Colleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson;


847-998-1402; therobsons@sbcglobal.net


95MBA Class Secretary Renee Werner;


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


95JD Happy Summer


Patrick Smith wrote from Minneapolis: “I moved our financial team to Morgan Stanley to open Minnesota’s only private wealth management office. We cater to ultra-high-net-worth families and foundations. Grabbing a few Domers to head to the NCAA Men’s Hockey Championships Saturday. Go Irish!”  From warmer parts, Marty Schrier wrote, “I was named chief strategy partner at Cozen O’Connor in January. I will continue to practice as a corporate partner and remain in Miami.” Please continue to send your updates. — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com


96 Promotions and Moves 


Huge congratulations to our classmate Sarah (Kahler) Mustillo, who was recently appointed the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC, ’76, ’78MA. An expert in the social causes of childhood mental illness and statistical methods used in social science research, Sarah joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2014, after serving seven years as a professor of sociology at Purdue University and six years on the faculty at Duke University School of Medicine. She served as chair of the Department of Sociology since 2016. As dean, Sarah will lead Notre Dame’s largest and oldest college, comprising 20 departments and more than 550 faculty members. She warns that she will be coming after all classmates for generous donations, whether you were A&L majors or not! After twelve years in Phoenix, Emily (Hansen) Campbell and her husband Scott, along with their daughters Natalie (age 11) and Nora (age 5), relocated to Portland, where Emily is the Director of Analytics for WebMD Health Services. Emily writes that her family traded desert heat for PNW rain (and 4 seasons!), and they love exploring the city, mountains, and coast around them. Please send along any and all updates. I hope you are all doing well! — Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov


96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;




96JD Coaching


Jennifer (Fraley) and Steve Hieatt will have two daughters at Notre Dame this fall. Emily will be a member of the class of 2022, joining her sister Katie, who will be a junior. Professionally, Steve assumed a new role as associate general counsel for litigation at International Paper. Steve has been with International Paper since 2007. The Hieatts live in Memphis TN and welcome any classmates interested in a fun weekend getaway. This has been a slow news quarter,  so please send updates. As the proud father of three daughters (and coach of many softball teams) I agreed to coach a 13-14-year-old boys’ baseball team this season. I enjoy working with the boys in their first year on the big diamond with 90-foot bases and a 60.5-foot pitching distance. I look forward to teaching the art of overhand pitching and might even pull out my RecSports championship photo from 1995-96 for some street cred. Our class has purchased a block of tickets for the Florida State football game on Nov.10. They are all accounted for now. However, if you have your own tickets and would like information on a class tailgate for that game, please  email me. If you have news to share or if you want information on minireunion tickets in the future, please contact me. — Chris Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; 574-596-2417; chrisjspataro@gmail.com  


97 Another Grant


Congratulations to Beth (Swiney) Mortensen, who won a second grant for $250,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for translating an untranslated text of a Thomas Aquinas work from Latin. The first grant, awarded in 2013, funded the translation of Book 4 of the Aquinas Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, which is currently going to press. The 2017 grant will support the translation of Books 2 and 3 of the same work. The texts are being published as part of the Opera Omnia project of the Aquinas Institute, the publishing company that Mortensen runs with her husband. They live in Green Bay WI and have seven children. Beth is sorry she missed the reunion and sends greetings especially to PLS and Angers alums. Ron Patrick, Mike Ruhle, Kevin Slattery and Pat Gorman had a minireunion in Tampa, where they had great dinners, good wine and a fishing adventure where Mike proved again that he is good at everything he does. I think he slightly edged out Kevin catching the most fish. Later that weekend, they went to see Joel Cummins and his band Umphrey’s McGee play in Tampa, and it was incredible. Ron is a successful dermatologist in the area, Kevin is a successful immigration attorney with his own practice in the area and Mike is a director at New England Controls near Boston. Pat is still in Brazil getting tan (never going to happen) and running a tech-focused executive search firm based in Sao Paulo. The ND Club of Central North Carolina was resurrected in the past year. Yvette (Ramirez) Boland has taken the role of leadership for ND Women Connect. If any ladies in the area would like to join for events, they can email Yvette at ymdomers1@gmail.comTop of Form. Thank you for sending in your updates. — 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 Summer Snippets


Suzanne Brown is living in Denver and after 20 years in business operations, she left the corporate world last year to pursue a real estate career. She received her license and is now a full-time realtor with The Berkshire Group. Violinist Karyn (Blake) Macfarlane was the featured soloist with the ND Symphony Orchestra for their winter concert on March 2, performing Ravel’s Tzigane, in addition to a special Victory March encore written for her to play that evening by junior Alex Mansour. Karyn enjoyed working with the students and reconnecting with director Dan Stowe, former classmate John Schoenig, and professor William Wilkie ’66 and his wife Barbara, who were in attendance. Karyn and her husband, violinist John Macfarlane, also led a coaching session with an undergraduate string quartet and ran a masterclass for undergraduate violinists in the new music building, O’Neill Hall. Karyn and John’s three children made the trip to campus. Their 3-year-old wants his next birthday party in the Golden Dome. For those who made it back to campus for our 20-year reunion, I hope you had a wonderful time. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com


98MBA Class Secretary Joseph Dunlop;




98JD Meanwhile, 20 Years Later


Best wishes to the Class of 1998JD as we mark our 20th anniversary. John Cerone has named a senior fellow of the Institute for Human Security at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts U. Julie (Seaman) Lake finished the New York City Marathon in November 2017. Christie (Rice) and Andrew Blum report that their kids Tom and Maggie, are well and growing up quickly. Christie serves on the school board of their son’s school and volunteers at the school. Andrew was recently appointed the diocesan school board, which supervises Catholic schools across an 11-county area, and sits on the new school feasibility study committee. That committee recommended the construction of the first school in their diocese in 55 years. Daughter Maggie will attend the new school for preschool when it opens in the fall. Kevin Hansen won’t make our reunion, but he will be back on campus in May for his son’s graduation from the ND School of Architecture. You may remember little Parker visiting his dad in the law library. After graduation, Parker will be working this summer for GP Schafer Architect in Manhattan. Kevin’s daughter Margaret, who was born during our third year, is finishing her junior year at Beloit College. Kevin and his wife have two younger kids, Haimanot and Sam, still in high school. Kevin has been with his firm, Livengood Alskog in Kirkland WA since 2001. Mark Telloyan just finished his second year teaching the bankruptcy class at Notre Dame. He says, whenever possible, he passes along what he learned as a student, such as, “Sue All the bastards” (J. Bauer); “You can't think about the law until you know some” (C. Rice); and “I may not be right, but I am old” (T. Dutile). This sage advice seems to have served him well. Ben Pugh is still in California, is still at the same firm in San Diego, is still married to Belinda, and has four kids ages 13, 11, 8 and 4. Tom Roland continues to be pleasant. Have news to share? Drop me a line, and fill me in. Also, visit the NDLS Class of 1998 Facebook page for news and fun. — Chris Putt; res 574-514-3703; crputt@gmail.com


99 Go Irish


Eric Parker married Liz Byrum ’08 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Nov. 11. Members of the wedding party included Jorge de Jesus, Todd Church, Mike Emerson, Sean Maxwell ’98Cassie Belek ’08, Allison Clements ’08, and Andrea McGinley ’08. Many Keenan Knights, Badin Bullfrogs and other Domers danced the night away with Eric and Liz at their reception at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks MI. Kathleen Keller (Kate) is a professor in history and African studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. Her first book, Colonial Suspects: Suspicion, Imperial Rule, and Colonial Society, was due to be published in spring. It recounts the surveillance of “suspicious persons” by French colonial police in the interwar era. The book delves into the politics of colonial identity, the role of the “civilizing mission,” and understandings of urban people and space. Natascha Neptune reports that she was highlighted in an article on engineering.com for International Women’s Day. Neptune is a senior mechanical engineer at Mars Wrigley Confectionery in Chicago. She is part of the breakthrough technology development team and designs high-speed servo driven packaging equipment to support the packaging of gum and confectionery products. Natascha has worked on the design of packaging machines for Wrigley gum products such as 5, Big Red, Extra, Juicy Fruit and Orbit. Thanks for writing. — Erin (Wysong) Martin; erinmartin03@yahoo.com


99MBA You’ve Got a Friend


In September, at The National in New York, two Kings, Brendan and Sean, got together for drinks and chatter. A great time was had. Sean also met up with Bill Avey in St. Paul to watch ND play in the hockey finals in April. Go Irish. — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu


99JD Class Secretary Steve Boettinger;