Graduate Schools

Accountancy Class Secretary Kim Talianko;



The annually sponsored ND reception at the AIA national convention this year was held at the Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas. Hosted by Dean Michael N. Lykoudis, FAIA and assisted by Barbara Panzica, executive administrator and assistant to the dean; Prof. John W. Stamper, PhD, AIA, associate dean; D. Jason Arnold97, South Bend, who retired from his position as Director of Architecture, US Dept. of State, Overseas Building Operations and joined the faculty as managing director of the School of Architecture’s new Real Estate Degree program; and Sean P. Nohelty ’97, AIA, who left his Principal position with David. M. Schwarz Architects, Washington DC to join the architecture faculty at ND as professor of the practice and academic director of external relations. Attending the reception were Melissa DelVecchio ’94 FAIA, a partner with Robert A. M. Stern Architects in New York, and last year’s Orlando T. Maione Award winner, who together with the Dean was elevated to Fellowship in the AIA at ceremonies a couple of days later; Ronald B. Blitch76, FAIA, FACHA, president of BlitchKnevel Architects, New Orleans; Col. Michael D. Brennan ’92, PhD, AIA, commander and The Surgeon General’s Health Facility Planning Consultant, US Army Health Facility Planning Agency, Falls Church VA, who will be retiring soon and while looking for a position in the private sector has created a firm offering “executive and strategic leadership in design, construction, activation and facility management for healthcare facilities”; Brenda and Michael A. Hazard ’77, AIA who has his own practice in Vail CO; Peter F. Vieira Jr. ’90, FAIA, a principal with Payette Architects, Boston and the AIA 2019 Firm Award recipient; John Patino ’89, who has his own firm in New York City; Richard Fabbro ’57 AIA, who still practices in Ft. Myers FL; Mark E. Trier ’79, AIA, who is project manager for JRA architects, Louisville KY; C. Jake Schneider ’78, AIA, CEO of Schneider architectural development construction, Buffalo; Joyce Owens ’84, FAIA, who has her own firm in Sanibel FL; Bruce D. Turner85, AIA, who has his own practice in Vineland NJ and is moderator of the AIA Strategic Council; Karen E. Danko ’03, who is senior associate architect with Moody Nolan, Columbus OH; Mike Thomas ’03, director of architecture, TWG Development, Indianapolis; Ryan R. Nicholson ’04, VP/architect, Design and Engineering Inc. of Brentwood TN; Shelley Simon ’76, senior project manager, planning and construction, U of Nevada, Las Vegas; Krista Dumkrieger ’09, AIA and husband, Zack Wilson. She’s with the Cooper Carry firm in Atlanta. Also attending were Mel Price, ’03 principal/owner, Work Program Architects, Norfolk VA.; Sharon and John Kirk ’89 of South Bend, where John is an architect with DLZ (which also employs Stephen Kromkowski88 and Zack Flagle ’07. Mark Sanderson ’93, AIA is a principal with DIGSAU, Philadelphia as is Jules Dingle, ’95, FAIA. Also attending were Gail (’79SMU) and Russ Angelo ’80, who has his firm in Matthews NC; Joseph G. Burns ’78, FAIA, PE, SE, managing principal of ThorntonTomasetti, Chicago; Martha (Lampkin) Welborne ’75, FAIA, senior advisor with HR&A Advisors, a leading national and real estate economic development consulting firm based in Los Angeles; Frank Musica ’73, ’78 MBA, JD senior risk management attorney for Schinnerer, Chevy Chase MD; and Miles Doyle ’14, M of Architecture Design and Urbanism, Derwent, Alberta, Canada. Also at the convention but unable to attend were Peter G. Doyle ’62 of Houston TX and Maggie and William J. Bates ’75, this year’s AIA national president. The dean made announcements about the successful opening of the new Architecture Building and reported that the faculty has selected Craig Tiller ’91 as this year's Orlando T. Maione Award recipient. Craig is the senior director, project management for ND’s facilities design and operations that he joined in 2001. Craig was the owner’s architect for the new architecture building who had daily contact with the School of Architecture Faculty, the building's architect of record and the London based design architect. The dean also took the opportunity to announce that at the end of June 2020, he will step down as dean, take a year's sabbatical and then return to teaching at ND. The American Conservative has an informative article by ND Prof. Duncan Stroik AIA titled “Why Rebuild a Gothic Addition to Notre Dame?” (The one in Paris). My apologies for the following errors in my last column. Randall Stone's class is 1984 not ’54 as printed and Jennifer Stone (no relation) is class of ’98 not ’93. — Orlando T. Maione, FAIA, FACHA, NCARB; 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790-2521; fax 631-751-7598; 631-246-5660;


Biological Sciences

A special thanks to Marvin LaHood ’58MA, ’62PhD English, secretary for the Graduate Degrees column, for alerting your correspondents to the move of Sally A. Entrekin ’08PhD to an associate professorship in the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech U in Blacksburg this past academic year. The move brings Sally closer to her beloved state of Georgia where she did her studies (BS at Georgia Southwestern State and MS at U of Georgia) prior to joining the laboratories of Galla Professor of Biology Jennifer Tank and Prof. Gary Lamberti as co-advisors for her doctoral work. Upon leaving Notre Dame, Sally was appointed assistant professor of biology at the U of Central Arkansas where she rose to associate professor prior to her present position. At Virginia Tech, Sally will continue her study of aquatic macroinvertebrates. She describes her research focus as quantifying how such invertebrate communities and their functions change as a result of human activities (hydraulic fracturing and over consumption of freshwater) and thus inform whole ecosystem anthropogenic alterations. Barry U in Miami Shores FL has announced the appointment of Dr. Bryan D. Caldwell ’94MS as the new dean of their School of Podiatric Medicine. Bryan, who earned DPM and MD degrees after his time at Notre Dame, assumed the deanship on Aug. 1. He moves back to Florida, having received his BA degree in Tampa at the U of South Florida, following his service as a professor and the assistant dean of clinical education and operations at Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine. Bryan earned his DPM in 1989 at this latter institution when it was the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, founded in 1916. It became part of Kent State U in 2012. He then did a residency in Orlando at Florida Hospital. Bryan relates that the Barry U School of Podiatric Medicine, founded in 1985, is one of nine such colleges in the United States but the only one associated with a Catholic university. In assuming the deanship, Bryan will lead and build upon a current faculty of approximately 20 basic and clinical science academics. — Joan Smith Carter ’71MS and Philip B. Carter ’67, ’71PhD; 12916 Barsanlaw Drive, Raleigh NC 27613-6400; res 919-848-2192;


History Class SecretaryMary Linehan ’91PhD;


Mathematics Class Secretary Patti Strauch;

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Master of Nonprofit Administration

We warmly welcome a new graduating class to the MNA family. Thank you to Cynthia Proffitt, MNA program manager for the list of the 2019 master of nonprofit graduates. They are Brother Juan R. Acufia Gonzalez, Kimberly L. Cappellano, Kathryn Cooper, Humberto Delgado, Abeni El-Amin, Frank David Formolo, Patrick J. Halloran, Karen Ibeere, Abbey Elizabeth Johnson, Austin Arthur Johnson, James Mack, Fatly Makshat, Julian Papaa-Akoto Mensah, Emily R. Mishler, William Albert Mitchell IV, Andrea Beth Myers, Michael A. Patton, Samira Meria Payne, Odin Perez O’love, Lindsay Elizabeth Saunders, Erin Morgan Scott, Ruviel Sibaja Ramirez, Brother John Steilberg, Lori Ehrman Tinkey and Wenzhe Zhang. Three outstanding students were honored with this year’s academic and service awards. The Dean’s Award and the John R. Malone Academic Achievement Award went to Lori Ehrman Tinkey. Juan Acuña Gonzalez received the David J. LaBarre Community Service Award. The Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, Founder's Award went to Fady Mohamed Makshat. Congratulations to the Class of 2019. 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;

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Graduate Degrees

Ellen Gulachenski ’89MS, electrical engineering, has been named chief information officer of City Year, Inc. of Boston. She is the first woman to hold that position at City Year. A native of Boston, she earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Yale and her master’s in electrical engineering at Notre Dame with a focus on improving satellite communication. Her career spans the consulting, project management and IT strategic fields. Only 15 percent of chief information officer positions in technology corporations are held by women. — Marvin J. LaHood ’58MA, ’62PhD English; 93 Parkhaven Drive, Amherst NY 14228; 716-691-4648;