90 Planning Has Begun


Despite the outcome of the game and the surprisingly cold tailgate temps, I had a great trip to Dallas to see the Irish v Clemson game. I spent the Friday before the game at an Irish bar with some of Dillon’s finest: Chris Clark, John Meagher and Marty Hull. When those boys are together, there is always a lot of drinking and a lot of laughs. Pre-game was spent tailgating with Bob Sumberac and Brian “Loftlord” Gallagher. Sumby had his boys Ryan and Justin, in tow and Lofty brought his daughter, Shea ’18. Chris Dierks has lived in Kansas City since graduation. He has been married to Angie for 18 years and they have three children. Allie is a junior at Notre Dame de Sion, Emily is in eighth grade and Connor is in fourth grade, both at St. Michael the Archangel. Chris has spent the last 13 years as VP of finance of JE Dunn Construction Company and just recently left to take on the VP of corporate finance role at Black & Veatch. Kristen and Stephen Koenig lived in Daejeon South Korea for 18 months while Stephen was on assignment for his company, Sargent & Lundy, in support of a new South Korean nuclear power plant. They returned in time for their daughter Katie to start this school year as an eighth grader in the suburbs of Chicago. Stephen is still in the Air Force Reserves and drills with the 822d Civil Engineer Flight, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Ft. Worth TX, the old Carswell Air Force Base. Kristen and Stephen were happy to attend the October wedding of Dr. Al Villaruz and his new bride, Diana. Others in attendance included Evelyn and Bob White and Becki and Jeff Derr. After a long and illustrious career as a Navy fighter pilot, Capt. Tom “Lou” Tennant will turn over command of the Naval Test Wing Atlantic in Patuxent River MD and get piped ashore (retire) in April. Tom has served for 29 years in the Navy, deploying in the Atlantic, Mediterranean/Adriatic, Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific aboard the USS George Washington, USS Kitty Hawk and USS Harry Truman. Our class officers have started planning our 30th reunion. We welcome all classmates who are interested in helping make our 30th the best reunion yet. Please contact me if you would like to join the planning committee. I’m sad to report John Greaney ’93 recently let me know that his sister, Anne (Greaney) Remsen passed away in Bend OR Jan. 11. Anne served as a social worker with the St. Charles Health System. She is survived by her husband, Brady Remsen. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Greaney and Remsen families. 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; 36 Oak St., Winchester MA 01890; 847-323-4717; martin.falkenberg@yahoo.com


90MBA Reunion Recap

Tom Hillebrecht was grateful to make it from San Diego to our class reunion at the Pitt game with his son Tommy, 8. Bill Harris did a great job arranging the reunion. The Sheedys were gracious tailgating hosts. Lots of folks from our class made it. Where did 28 years go? It was great to see and connect with many. Tom saw and visited with Rick Scurfeld, Liz Reeves Brent, Mary Collins White, Mel Tardy, Reiaz Somji, Mike Lucas, Bruce Montgomery, Josh Blackmore, the Sheedys, Takahiro Miwa and Greg Pelegrino. I hope we don’t wait another 28 years for the next reunion. I heard from Dan Ribic by LinkedIn; he said he made the game/reunion with his wife and two teenage daughters. Don’t let this be the last column. Please send updates my way. — Dave Wilson; 104 N. Wilson Court, Palatine IL 60067 david_c_wilson@hotmail.com


90JD Class SecretaryCathy (Pollock) Gregory;




91 Who’s Turning 50?


I look forward to sharing our class information, and I am thankful to John Romanelli for 28 years of service on this column. We have many exciting updates. Jeff Hurlbert was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the Air Force. Jeff and his wife Stephanie live in Manassas VA with their eight children: Gabe, 18, Hannah Grace, 16, Abigail, 14, Jacob, 12, Rebekah, 10, Sarah Faith, 7, Victoria, 5, and Eden, 9 months. Jeff is stationed at the Pentagon where he serves as the director of senior official inquiries for the Air Force. John J. Bannan ’91 and his wife, Maria S. Bilotti ’95JD, are celebrating 20 years of marriage. They have four children: John Bannan ’22 of Fisher Hall, Angela, Julia and Nicholas. Angela Bannan will be running Cross Country for Saint Mary’s College this fall. Susan (Long) Patrick of Walsh Hall recently relocated back to Washington DC after nine years in London. Sue and her husband Mark have a daughter Mallory, 8. Tom Mustillo, Keenan Hall, is on faculty at ND as associate professor of global affairs. Tom and his wife Sarah moved back to South Bend in 2014 and Sarah recently was appointed dean of the College of Arts and Letters. Liz (Reilly) Masciopinto and her husband Dan Masciopinto ’89 enjoyed the football season with Annie ’20 and Jack ’22. Katie (O’Connell) Marsh lives in Los Angeles with her husband Stephen and son Leo, 5. They try to spend as much time as they can in Williamsburg VA where they recently bought a home. She is CEO of a television studio and is executive producer of Narcos, a crime drama TV series. Karen (McIntire) Dougherty lives in Charlotte NC with her husband, Paul, and two kids, Anna, 16, and Owen, 14. Coleen (Krachuk) VanLue took her sons and husband to ND for the first time for the Michigan game and was fortunate enough to make the trip from Florida with Tara (Pascotto) Paluck and her boys. While there she saw her roomie Karen (Robinson) Keyes. They got to catch up a bit and savor the Irish victory. Eamon McAnaney lives in New York City with his wife Brooke and sons Declan and Quinn. He is an anchor at SNY (SportsNet New York) and you can catch him on the tube nightly hosting SportsNite starting at 11. He and his family had a great time this year with the Irish coming to NYC for the Shamrock Series while the hoop team’s visit to the Garden was not as enjoyable despite catching up with Glenn Cocoman and his sons. Opening weekend of the 2018 Notre Dame football season was a special time with family, friends and colleagues for Lynn (Kadri) Malloy. Originally intended to be the annual family trip to cheer on the Irish, it was luckily the same weekend as the 50th birthday of husband Jim Malloy ’90, ’93JD. The Malloys celebrated with the families of Sue (Long) Patrick, Meg (McKenna) Smith, Megan (Fanning) Curran, Mary (Muempfer) Anderson, Brian Murray ’90, Ricardo Gonzalo, Mike “Doyle” Olson and Maggie Long Scroope ’97. Lynn has worked at ESPN for 21 years and manages their event marketing department. Jim Riley ’59 writes that his son James Scott Riley and wife Vanessa (Flaminio) Riley celebrated their 25th anniversary on Aug. 28. What are you doing for your 50th? Please let me know for our next column. On Facebook? Join our Class of 1991 page. We have 643 members. — Suzi (Criqui) Mueller; cell 917-886-8176; suzi@cbglobalsearch.com


91MBA Town Treasurer


For 11 years, Suresh Rajagopal has been living in Naperville IL. He works at Segall, Bryant and Hamill, an asset management firm in downtown Chicago, where he is a portfolio manager on the company’s All Cap and Mid Cap strategies. Suresh and Anitha have two children: Kieran, 18, a freshman at Indiana U, and Asha, 15, a sophomore at Naperville North High School. Suresh and Anitha celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary in November. He was fortunate to visit Notre Dame a couple times in the past year, most recently for the Florida State U game, which was his daughter’s first ND football experience. Always fun. John Ellard reports that he spent 15 years at State Street Bank and after being laid off, ventured into politics. John was elected as town treasurer for his hometown of Rockland MA and was recently re-elected to his third three-year term. John has been married to wife Gina for 26 years and they have two children. Their daughter Natalie is a senior at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. She played soccer and ran track and is graduating in May with a degree in sport management and a minor in business administration. She hopes to start a career in marketing with a major sports organization. Their son, John, is a senior in high school and is applying to colleges, including Notre Dame. Reporter update: I am happy to report that the news you are all sharing is creating many reconnections and networking opportunities. I am happy to pass along emails of classmates, but I want to remind you all that you can go to my.nd.edu to search for classmates. Also, this is the place to update your emails. If you have not personally heard from me via email seeking an update, it probably is because you do not have an email or have an old email in your profile. Check out my.nd.edu and reconnect. Keep sharing your news. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; pattylynch05@gmail.com


91JD Good News and Glad Tidings


Congratulations to our very own John Lake who was elected in November as the LaPorte County IN prosecutor. With John’s 25 years of litigation experience, the LaPorte County citizens are in good hands. At Christmas, I heard from Bill Meyer with an update on his family. Bill is a partner at MartinLeigh in Kansas City where he handles commercial litigation matters. Bill and Terri have three children: Abby, Zach, and Sophia. Abby is a senior in high school and served as the drum major for her band. She is off to college in the fall to study architecture. Zach is a sophomore and a talented runner. He runs cross country and is active in the Boy Scouts. Sophia, an eighth grader, is active in soccer, choir and dance. Tim DeMasi sent a photo of his four sons: Jack, Traigh, Nate and Reid. Tim is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School in New York and his wife, Karin, is managing partner of the litigation department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Bernie Lau sent a great card with family photos. Bernie is a patent attorney at Evonik Corp. in the greater New York City area. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; cell 515-249-9235; marthatrout@gmail.com


92 Success Stories


Brian Murphy and his daughter Mackenzie ’22 hosted The Reggie Ho-Down 30th Anniversary Tailgater before the UM game. Close friends Lori (Corirossi) ’92SMC and Scott Hazen helped coordinate this minireunion with bagpipers and live music. Kevin Keegan, Jim Gordon, Mark Humenik, Lynn (Mordan) Schoenbauer and her children Emily ’18, Matt ’20, Nathan ’21, Cathy (Evces) Gaytan, Shannon (Kelleher) Bauer, Maria (Reda) and Peter Gulli, Rene Sanchez, Bob Quinn, Mike Kamradt, Kevin Cannon, Joe Armetta, Sarah (Esterline) Sampson, Jim Donahue, Mark Fitzpatrick, Dave O’Malley, Barb (Healy) Campbell, Scott Giacobello, Susan Steck, Carol Ruff, Matt Jenkins and Audrey (Welling) Scott were on hand. Many traveled to Dallas for the Cotton Bowl. Thanks to Suzanne (Schaffler) ’93SMC and Dan Bautch, I ran into a slew of classmates at their tailgate. Zahm guys also spotted at the Cotton Bowl: Tim Van Meir, Gregg Cooper, Doug Green, Tom Fischer with his children Anna ’22 and Patrick ’20 and Matt Heslin with son Quinn ’22. Congrats to U of Vermont associate head coach Kevin Patrick, who received the 2019 Terry Flanagan Award given to an assistant coach for career achievements. In November, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio nominated, and the City Council confirmed Margaret Garnett to serve as commissioner of the Dept. of Investigation. Prior to this role she served as executive deputy AG for criminal justice in the office of the New York State AG. Michael Newhouse is the new development director for Houston Coalition for Life, which operates two mobile crisis pregnancy center buses offering services and supportive counseling outside Houston abortion facilities. Ophthalmologist Tom Elmer Jr. MD is a partner with Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare in Buffalo NY. Every year he volunteers with Mercy Ships, a global charity that operates medical ships with volunteers in Africa. Tom helps provide the gift of eyesight to many who could not afford it otherwise. Jen (Nesbella) Ceonzo and Ken Ceonzo ’91 have been married 22 years and have three kids in high school and middle school. Despite graduating from SUNY College of Optometry and completing her residency 16 years ago, Jen recently opened her own practice specializing in neuro-optometric vision therapy where she works with a range of conditions including traumatic brain injury, concussion, sports vision enhancement, strabismus, and developmental vision dysfunctions. Julie Robertson has been practicing physical therapy for 19 years and lives in Kalispell MT with husband Michael Bliven ’90 and sons Bennett and Matthew. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in December through the College of St. Scholastica, and in November received her third-degree black belt in taekwondo alongside son Bennett, who received his junior black belt. Katie (Smith) Lembas shared that her daughter Lily is a sophomore civil engineering student and joined the NDSEED organization on campus. Lily will travel with NDSEED to Bolivia this summer to live in the community and build a pedestrian bridge that will connect the area to resources such as education, health care, food and work. John Stavrakos MS MD wrote The Athlete's Secret to Conquering Pain - Heal Your Body and Boost Performance Through Regenerative Medicine, an e-book available on his website: johnstavrakosmd.com. John and his family live in South Carolina where he is the medical director of five clinics. Condolences: Amy (Krok) Cordero, passed away on Dec. 26. She is survived by her loving parents, her sister Shannon, husband Jon and her children Noah and Natalie. Amy was a finance major and lived in Siegfried. Please update your contact info on my.nd.edu and share any “Road to 50” events, gatherings, trips and such. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; ndclassof92@gmail.com


92MBA Happy Spring


Greetings from Michigan. I hope you enjoyed football season as much as we did. What a ride. We hang our Notre Dame flag proudly on football Saturdays here in Ann Arbor. Kevin Snow and I recently caught up on Facebook. Kevin is the director of strategy and business development for Analytical Flavor Systems, a machine learning and artificial intelligence platform for the consumer packaged goods and beverage industries. The company is based in Tribeca, and Kevin and his family live in NYC. Kevin’s cute twins, James and Henry, 13, were featured on one of my favorite holiday cards. As always, please send updates. I’m always looking for news to share. — Julie Pendell; pendell.julie@gmail.com


92JD Class SecretaryPaul A. Drey;


6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; bus 515-271-1765; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com


93 Most Likely to Succeed   


If our 1993 Dome yearbook had included superlatives, I think we would have seen “Most Likely to Succeed” under Pete Bevacqua’s photo. I think you’ll agree that Pete has an impressive resume. After nearly six years as CEO of the PGA of America, Pete was named president of NBC Sports last August. Pete started his new position, and his wife, Tiffany, and three children, Samantha Wells, 11, Arthur William, 8, and Jake Dylan, 5, will relocate from Palm Beach to the New York metropolitan area after the current school year, as will their fearless pup, Fredo, 12. I think I spoke for Domers everywhere when I asked Pete to please not screw up the contract with Notre Dame football. Congrats on the new job, Pete. As for the rest of you, please send updates. Not all of us are friends with you on Facebook or following you on Instagram, so you must share. That’s how this column works. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1636 Eldridge Drive, West Chester PA 19380; mobile 623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com 


93MBA Updates from Christmas


I love getting photos of your families during the holidays. Matt Gleason’s Christmas card showed a great looking bunch of young adults and parents. Bob Silveri sent the most adorable photo of his three girls with Minnie Mouse. He has been with the FBI for 21 years. It does not even seem possible that we graduated 25 years ago. Matthew Majikes always sends a great summary of the year. His family traveled quite a bit. They have one boy at Randolph Macon College and one a senior in high school. The Richmond Chapter raised over $110,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Gregg Gallant and Lori sent a cute photo of their kids in fun Christmas sweaters. Their eldest is a senior in college, they have a sophomore at ND who plays lacrosse and their youngest is a senior in high school. Please keep the Corky Vickers family in your prayers. They lost their home and most of their belongings during the California fires. Corky’s letter expressed thanks to the volunteers who helped him and his family sift through the ashes to uncover lost items and record the remains of what they once had. As we write this, Corky’s family was living in two 25-foot travel trailers. Their son is a sophomore at college and their daughter is a freshman in high school. Corky and his wife Kris spend a lot of time discussing what their next house will look like. Corky’s email is corkyvickers@yahoo.com if you would like to send him a note of encouragement. My next deadline is April 20. If you have any updates, please email me. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas season with family and friends. — Tricia Hug Schorr; cell 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com


93JD Updates Galore


Wow, we have updates from classmates that I have not heard from since 1993. Cheryl (Hotchkiss) Fasse has been rocking the legal world in Maine for 25 years and raised three daughters with her spouse, Fritz. Cheryl focused on estate planning for a spell and then took a sabbatical for a while and now is running a catering company for not-for-profit organizations. Ed Sullivan and Rich Rolwing met up for the Cotton Bowl and helped the Irish do better against Clemson than the Tide did. Lynne Hook spread Christmas cheer all over the Mountain West via the ski slopes and snowmobiles. She also bumped into Professor Kmiec at the USC game. I hope Lynne cheered for the Irish. Gretchen Swanz Herault enjoyed some South Bend chocolate at Christmas time. Joe DiRienzo has made good use of the class Facebook page with legal referrals. Make sure to stay in touch with your classmates via social media. It is a great way to catch up and share legal resources. Jim Fleming made a quick visit to ND for a football game with his daughter this fall. She loved seeing campus and hearing stories from her father about “back in the day.” Finally, as promised or threatened, I was very excited to acquire a $4 gold coin (a “Stella”) to add to my coin collection. In order to avoid hearing about my coin collection, please send me updates to publish. Peace and blessings to you all, and as my mom always says to me, “you pray for me and I’ll pray for thee.” — Jamie O’Brien; jamesobrienesq@yahoo.com


94 Are You Ready for Reunion?


By the time you read this, we will be only a few weeks from the big 25th, May 30-June 2. I look forward to seeing you all there. Congratulations to Maureen (O’Gorman) Petkewich, who earned her PhD in educational psychology and research from the U of South Carolina and is a clinical assistant professor in the Darla Moore School of Business at U of South Carolina. Danielle (Walker) Merfeld, the chief technology officer at GE Renewable Energy, was featured in the winter issue of Notre Dame Magazine. Kudos, Danielle. Tine (Patane) Kruse has written a book, Making Change (Oxford), which explores the potential for social entrepreneurship to transform youth and their communities. Tina is a member of the educational studies faculty at Macalester College in St. Paul MN. Keep the updates coming in. — Joe Poe; 64 Hillside Ave., Huntington NY 11743; mobile 917-488-8570; bus 516-738-9100; ndclass1994@yahoo.com


94MBA Minireunion Coming Up


I believe this is three in a row for me. I’m on a roll in making sure I get something written for Notre Dame Magazine each quarter. Last time I missed the deadline by a few days, but I vowed not to do that again. As I type, plans are being made for a minireunion for our class during Bowling Green weekend, Oct. 4-6. It’s been 25 years, if you can believe that. Jenner Davis has taken charge in letting people know about it via Facebook I believe, but I also wanted to make sure to include something about it in this column. We will do a dinner, hopefully on campus if Tom Buccellato can secure us a venue, on Friday night, Oct. 4. Then we would have a tailgate before the game on Saturday, Oct. 5. Presumably it will be a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. I know for sure that many of our classmates intend to come, including Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom, Jenner, Diana (Stratbucker) Cook, Megan (Lee) and Dave Hilal, Scott Steiger, J. Matt Carr, Mark Mildenberger, Charles Oliva (who so far hasn’t raised his hand to help), Mark Lambert, Phil Neri, Tom Reyes, Dan Brewer, Rajesh Ruia, Jackie (Manahan) and Tim Wilson, Kevin Madden, Christine Woods Darby, Monika Gablowski, Bob Crissman, Steve Mucci, and Varun Gera. I know I’ve missed some folks. I’m sorry about that. I believe Jon Langenfeld will attend, and hopefully Dan Renouard as well. There may be some others in attendance at the tailgate including Natalie and M. Scott Aubry, Pierre Nona, Kevin Dougherty and Matt Kavanaugh. Angela (Stavropoulos) and I were at the Syracuse game in November, and we saw Dave Pasquale and his family, which was great. Angela and I have enjoyed a couple of bowling outings with Dan and Shannon (Davis) Pezolt and their son Andrew. Dan met up with Julie (Snook) and Chris Ohlmeyer in Dallas for the Clemson game. Dan Piercy was there as well but they didn’t get together. Scott “Woody” Frigon is back on WhatsApp, but we’ll see how long that lasts. Mike Mulligan’s goal is to keep Scott interested, laughing and engaged. That’s all I have for now. Please let me know how you’re doing. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com


94JD Plan for Reunion Game


Here is an early head’s up for your fall social plans: our annual unofficial reunion game will be Nov. 16 hosting Navy. Please contact Jim Carrig or me for details as we approach the date. Craig Olivo has been selected for inclusion in 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers in the category of employment and labor law at Bond, Schoeneck & King. Ricardo King has been named chief compliance officer and general counsel at Credit Adjustments Inc., an Ohio-based call center and receivables management company. Kurt McCamman is at Miller Canfield in Kalamazoo where he is litigating mostly in labor and employment and advising higher education and municipal clients. He serves as general counsel for Northern Michigan U in Marquette. I hope everyone is well. Please drop me a note with any updates. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com


95 Class SecretaryColleen (Mickus) and Mike Robson;


1814 N. Robincrest Lane, Glenview IL 60025; cell 847-772-0551; therobsons@sbcglobal.net


95MBA Class Secretary Renee Werner;


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


95JD Class Secretary Julia Meister;




96 A Fantastic Football Season


Several ’96ers headed down to Dallas to watch the Irish play eventual national champion Clemson in the Cotton Bowl. Although the outcome wasn’t what we hoped for, it was a great chance to spend time with friends and classmates. Those at the game included Larissa Herczeg, Mike O’Malley, Jeff Boetticher, Jeff Wigfield, Chris Fereday, Nate Ebeling, Karen (MacKenzie) Ebeling, Jim Parsons, Carrie Quinn, Mike Hoody, Matt Urbanski, Jesse Barrett, Mike Regan, Sean Norton, Andy Greff, Mary (Hermanson) Greff, Kit Hoffman, Matt Jennings, Mary O’Connor, Jamie O’Connell, Mary Joel O’Connell, Ryan Perras and Bill Wertz. Carrie (Kienstra) O’Brien, Megan (Derbes) McCarthy, Erin (Scanlon) Olesky, Erin Heimbinder, Karen (MacKenzie) Ebeling and I got together in October in NYC for a fun weekend of great restaurants, a Broadway show and time together. Congratulations to Tom Donlan, whose book, The Reform of Zeal: François de Sales and Militant Catholicism, was published by the Centre for French History and Culture at St. Andrews U. Andy and Mary (Hermanson) Greff are living in Austin TX with their three kids. They are working through the process of teaching their eldest to drive; buckle up. When not pretending to be a celebrity chef, Matt Jennings is living in the West Loop of Chicago and working in investment consulting. Brian Clark was married in October to Maureen Davis ’97SMC. They live in Naperville with two children. Brian is a partner in an IT consulting firm. 1996ers in attendance at the wedding included Chris Sloan, Kit Hoffman, Andy Greff, Mary Hermanson Greff, Ryan McFadden, Matt Jennings, Pat Martin, Chris Masterson, Tim Tatman and Larissa Herczeg. Katie and Chris Masterson recently welcomed their first child, Caroline Eileen. Thanks so much to Karen (McKenzie) Ebeling for collecting so many updates for this column. I hope you are having a wonderful 2019. Please send me your updates. — Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov


96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;




96JD Slow News Quarter


George Hopkins won the ND Law ’96 Fantasy Football Championship in his first year in the league. A last minute “replacement owner,” Hopkins finished 8-5-1 in the regular season to capture the number 3 seed in the four-team playoff format. He then upset the number 2 seed, Luka Misetic, 80-74 in the semifinals and humiliated the number 1 seed, John Perugini, 125-77 in the finals. Said an elated Hopkins, “Antonio Brown and Chris Carson just picked great weeks to go off with multi-TD games.” In other non-serious news, David Nozick proudly announces that he got the ankle monitor off. If you have news to share or if you want information on minireunion football tickets for this fall, please contact me. — Chris Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; 574-596-2417; chrisjspataro@gmail.com  


97 Addition to ND Family


Hopefully, everyone survived the winter with the crazy weather all over the country. I am keeping myself busy with kids’ school and sporting events, but whenever I am feeling overwhelmed, I will think of our classmates, the Eisenbachers. Jeannine (Haener) and Danny Eisenbacher welcomed their 10th baby on Sept. 25. Margaret Rose joins John, 20, a junior at the Catholic U of America, Mary, 19, a freshman at Benedictine College, Joe, 17, Anthony, 15, Angela (deceased), Peter, 11, Terese, 9, Cecilia, 7, and Amy, 3. Danny is a research and development engineer at Xerox, and Jeannine is a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling the grade school kids. Congratulations to you both. Thank you for sending your update. Please send me updates. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com


97MBA Linking Up with Alums


Vanessa Hobbs is at Celgene Corp., which has merged with BMS. Vanessa’s daughter Olivia is looking at colleges and the family toured South Bend as part of their search. The Hobbs family attended the Cotton Bowl as part of their holiday celebrations. Ian Hobbs said attending the game was the best Christmas present he’s ever had. Tim Coff reported that he too was at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas with none other than Heather Drinan plus Jennifer and Stu Fortener. Tim went on in his email to thank me for continuing to edit our Class Notes. Tim, you are welcome. Thank you for always replying to my emails when I’m on deadline. It was great to hear from Kellyanne (Keeley) Bezjak. Kellyanne made it back to ND twice last fall: once for the Vanderbilt game in September, and again in October for the Garth Brooks concert. Kellyanne tailgated in the cold, rain and hail and had an awesome experience hanging with her “friends in low places.” She also celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary and marked her fourth year living in Michigan. Shawn Beals met with Dan Pastore at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. On the job front, Shawn is head of strategy and business development for the Americas for Siemens Healthcare. Dan is executive director at Tamarack Healthcare Strategies in the Boston area. According to Ryan Baker’s out-of-office message, Ryan was on a business trip Tuesday through Thursday the week I tried to get in touch with him. He was reachable on his cell phone, but I didn’t want to interrupt his trip. Joe Foppiano tells me he’s doing well in Boston. Joe is a senior product owner at Peapod Digital Labs, with the same parent company as Retail Business Services. Joe’s daughter, Joy Elizabeth, 15 months, is literally the joy of his life. Thanks for always keeping in touch Joe. I’m happy to report that finally J.J. Evans is a connection of mine on LinkedIn. 2019 is off to a great start for me. Jeff Catalina informed me that he is an independent partner at Cloud Partners in Pittsburgh. Jeff sends his best. Bob Messana touched base with me via LinkedIn. Bob is senior director, finance, at First Advantage in Atlanta. Chris Ludwig sends his regards. Chris is an internal audit and SOX expert at SOAProjects in San Francisco. On the international front, Audrius Balaisis says hello from Lithuania where he’s a managing partner at Prudentis. I’m working on scaling several projects with my company, Long Island Comedy, specializing in producing comedy shows at theater venues. This year our show, New Year’s Laughin’ Eve, grew to six performances at top venues across Long Island. While this summer marks our 14th annual Long Island Comedy Festival, we’re also working on growing new projects like the 50+ Comedy Tour, Berkshire Comedy Festival, and our new Comedy Specials On-Demand Series. Reach out to me on LinkedIn, or on Facebook @LongIslandComedyFestival. Thanks as always to all the alums who provided content for this edition of our Class Notes. It’s an honor to continue to edit the column. All the best for a great 2019. Go Irish. — Paul Anthony Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340; paulanthonymba@gmail.com


97JD Class Secretary Julie Vales;


cell 973-727-5767; juliemvales@gmail.com; john.vales@dentons.com


98 Otters Invade Evanston


Eric Anderson, attorney by day and chief Sorin Hall alumni relations manager by night, shared some wonderful news about his dormmates. Laura and Nes Weigand welcomed a baby boy on Sept. 14. Theodore Patrick joins a sister, Vivien, and the family lives in London. Liz and Ned Ryan hosted a robust tailgater at their home a block away from Ryan Field for the Northwestern game. The event was a joint venture with their neighbor, Chris Hasbrook ’89. A tent, beers, food, and bagpipers were part of the festivities. Attendees from our class included Dan Maloney, Brian Killian, Andy Simon, Paul King, Andy Nelson, Dan Armstrong, Marnie and Matt Zimmer, Sean Treacy, Paul Langanki, Anthony Netto, DJ Hartman, and Mary and Eric Anderson. Jennifer (Gerber) Moné lives in Denver and owns a marriage and family therapy practice. She recently became an approved supervisor for licensure-seeking therapists and was interviewed by the local news for her clinical knowledge. Check out JenniferMone.com for more info. Mark Fazio joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister’s Cleveland office as a partner in the mergers and acquisitions and private equity practice groups. Beth (Skalicky) Crooker and her sister Sara (Skalicky) Whiffen ’95 launched a retail tech startup called Rohvi. Rohvi was featured as one of retail’s most innovative companies of 2019 for customer experience during the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City this past January. Jeremy Burke completed his MBA and MS in supply chain management as part of his “second half of life” project. Jeremy, his wife Terri, and several extended family members journeyed to campus for admissions tours, g@nd, Let’s Take This Outside, and other family events. Jeremy continues to serve as an officer in the Kokomo and Lansing Notre Dame clubs. He is also co-owner of L3, a convention services company. We had great updates this quarter. Thank you, everyone, for sharing. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com


98MBA Class SecretaryJoseph Dunlop;


330 N. Rockingham Way, Amherst NY 14228; res 716-625-8470; bus 716-821-9393 Ext. 274; joseph.dunlop.1@gmail.com


98JD US Attorney


Mark Klaasen took the oath of office in November 2017 to become the US attorney for the District of Wyoming. Mark was previously an assistant US attorney for that district. 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 20-Year Reunion


We hope to see everyone for our upcoming 20th reunion. You should have received information on how to register and if you’re on Facebook, there is a class page there too. It is hard to believe it’s been 20 years. Chad Green was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Seattle at St. James Cathedral on June 3, 2017. Many Domers were there to celebrate with their families, including:  Jim Blaum, Brian Fremeau, CJ Howard ’00, ’10, Sam Leonardo ’00, Rich Klaus, Travis Vandervort, Meg Christensen (and her mom, Pat), Holly Michael ’98, Megan (Burtchaell) Schuver ’93, Rev. Joe Paddock ’06MBA, Jim Teichman ’02MBA and Alyssa Haskins. Chad is grateful to be serving as parochial vicar at Holy Family Parish in Kirkland WA where he’s happy to count many Domers, future Domers, and Irish fans as parishioners. God bless. — Erin (Wysong) Martin; erinmartin03@yahoo.com


99MBA Far and Near