Graduate Schools

Accountancy Class Secretary Kim Talianko;



I was honored to be invited to attend the 17th annual Richard H. Driehaus Prize in March held in Chicago. The $200,000 cash prize was established by the founder and chairman of Driehaus Capital Management LLC, Chicago, in 2002 to be presented annually through ND’s School of Architecture to honor major contributors in the field of traditional and classical architecture. He founded the award program with ND “because of its reputation as a national leader in incorporating the ideals of traditional and classical architecture into the task of modern urban development.” This year's prize laureate recipient is Belgian-born, Paris-based architect, urbanist, theorist and critic, Maurice Culot. Also presented was the Driehaus annual $50,000 Henry Hope Reed Award “given to an individual working outside the practice of architecture who has supported the culture of the traditional city through its architecture and art.” That recipient was renown painter in the classical tradition, Carl Laubin. Mr. Laubin received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell before moving to London where he devoted his career to painting, perhaps best known for his architectural capricci. The two prizes represent the most significant recognition for classicism in the contemporary built environment. Dean Michael N. Lykoudis, FAIA was emcee and has served as ex-officio chair of the prize jury since its inception. Serving on this year’s jury was Melissa DelVecchio ’94 FAIA, New York, a partner with Robert A. M. Stern Architects and last year's recipient of the Orlando T. Maione Award from the School of Architecture. Also attending were D. Jason Arnold97, managing director of the ND School of Architecture's new Fitzgerald Institute of Real Estate, offering a new degree in the fall and Sean Patrick Nohelty ’97, Washington DC who will be teaching in the ND architecture school this fall. Michael and Melissa are the newest Domers to be elevated to Fellows of the AIA at the national convention in June. Of note: Jennifer Rice Stone ’93 of New York is also a partner of Robert A. M. Stern Architects and Stern was the Driehaus Prize laureate in 2011. Elizabeth Corbin Murphy ’77 FAIA, principal of Chambers, Murphy & Burge, Restoration Architects, Akron OH was honored as one of the 2019 Notable Women in STEM by Crain's Business Cleveland for her leadership and mentorship to young women in the architectural profession. The publication featured profiles of exceptional women who “bring a broad range of skills, talent and innovations to bear on the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.” This is particularly significant as architecture was recently added as an official STEM Subject in July 2018. Randall C. Stone ’54 has a unique business with branches in Los Angeles and New York. He defines it as “an experience studio” that “serves the entertainment, hospitality, retail, travel and lifestyle brands.” The firm “creates, defines and reestablishes brands through compelling memorable customer/guest experiences.” He creates for his high-end clients “architecture of experiences, interactions not spaces” that “looks at the services, products and staff behaviors that make the total experience.” Congratulations to Alexander Preudhomme ’18 and Rachel Staud ’18 who recently won the Institute of Classical Architecture and Arts Acanthus Awards for work they completed as students. Awarded by the Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Institute, the award “recognizes and promotes excellence in Classical and Vernacular design.” The award selection is open to all design professionals, students and artisans practicing within the boundaries of the Chicago-Midwest region of the institute. Alexander is employed with Andrew Skurman Architects, San Francisco and Rachel is with G.P. Schafer Architect, New York City. — Orlando T. Maione FAIA, FACHA, NCARB; 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790-2521; 631-246-5660;


Biological Sciences

In case you missed it, the University announced in February that John Grieco ’90, research associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and associate director of the Eck Institute for Global Health will lead a five-year project of $33.7 million to study repellents against mosquito-borne diseases. The grant from Unitaid is the largest grant received to fund a single proposal in Notre Dame’s history according to the report filed Feb. 11 by Jessica Sieff of Notre Dame’s media relations office. The full report is available on the University’s website. College of Science Dean Mary Galvin, in remarking on the research award, noted ND’s long history in the study of vector-borne diseases, which has global recognition. In the years since the late Clark Professor of Biology George B. Craig Jr. established the Vector Biology Laboratory within the department, scores of undergraduates and graduate students have gone on to distinguished careers in the field. Craig himself was rewarded for his ground-breaking efforts by his election to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 1983 and along with professor of chemistry the late Ernest Eliel, both earning doctorates from UIUC. The two remain the only faculty members elected to the NAS for work done at Notre Dame. Many of Craig’s protégés have populated labs and universities around the world but one of Craig’s early graduate students, the recently deceased William A. “Bill” Hickey ’59MS, ’65PhD, moved just across the street from campus to become president of Saint Mary’s College, 1986-97, after distinguishing himself there as a biology professor. Mention of Notre Dame’s early germ-free animal and microbiome work in the last issue of Notre Dame Magazine and the founder of LOBUND, James A. “Art” Reyniers Jr. ’30, ’31MS, ’67DSc. (h.c.), elicited contact from Art’s son, Jon P. Reyniers ’79PhD. Although 78, Jon is teaching more than ever, only this time from his home in Knoxville TN. He is supervising the work of hundreds of online students through Keizer U. Jon did a post-doctoral fellowship at the U of Tennessee and then took teaching positions at Texas A&I U (now part of the Texas A&M system) and at Florida A&M U in Tallahassee before becoming part of the Keizer U System in Florida. The online programs allow Jon to work well past ordinary retirement age and live in his beloved Knoxville. Recent travel in Massachusetts and New York brought the opportunity for lunch with Donald J. Mulcare ’68PhD and spouse, Nancy Ann Lubben Mulcare ’69MA and dinner with Peter Zacharia MD, the son of the late Theodore P. “Ted” Zacharia ’67MS, ’68PhD. Don, who studied under Prof. Kenyon Tweedell, followed his postdoc at the U of Michigan with a long career at the U of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and is now retired. Don and his wife, Nancy Ann, also an academic whom he met during graduate school at ND, have chosen to stay in the same town where they raised their family. Ted Zacharia met the late Prof. Ralph E. Thorson 48, ’49MS, parasitologist and former chairman of the department, at the American U of Beirut and was encouraged by him to do graduate work at ND. Ted gave up parasitology and instead pursued virology and immunology in the laboratory of the late Prof. Morris Pollard. This led to a career of teaching and research at the College of Optometry in Boston, cut short by Ted’s premature death. It was gratifying to hear son Peter recount memories of his father and the Notre Dame days. In Saratoga Springs NY, ND contemporary Philip A. Glotzbach ’72 (PhD, Yale), president of century-old Skidmore College, proudly spoke about the new $127 million Center for Integrated Sciences building under construction at the historically women’s college. (Co-ed since 1971). Phil, retiring next year after a 17-year tenure, has been a strong proponent of the sciences within a liberal arts education and must certainly view the new building as a capstone to his career. Lastly, a stop in New York City allowed lunch with Sister Katherine “Kay” Seibert, SC, MD, ’67MS, ’73PhD, recipient of the 2018 Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Award from the Notre Dame Alumni Association. At 84, Sister Kay has closed her medical practice for the poor in the Catskills and occupies a retirement apartment owned by the Sisters of Charity across the Hudson from her native NYC. Even so, Kay still does what she can in ministering to patients but was excited to relate how she loans her service dog (a rescue she had used to comfort her cancer patients) to a local school so that children in the early grades can practice their reading by reading to the dog. A certificate with the dog’s paw print is given to students who complete the course. — 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

The University of Notre Dame campus is blooming with spring flowers, the semester is ending for students and it is time to honor one of our own. Congratulations to Mark Madrid ’15, a newly selected trustee for Scholarship America, a leading national nonprofit scholarship and educational support organization. A resident of Redwood City CA, Mark is the CEO of the Latino Business Action Network, which collaborates with Stanford Graduate School of Business to champion the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. Thank you for your service, Mark.

The University of Notre Dame is a special place where lifelong friendships are grown and cultivated. All MNA alumni are encouraged to stay connected by submitting 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

Shelley Entrekin ’08PhD Biological Sciences, associate professor of entomology, has joined the faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. Greg Bourke ’82MA Sociology, has been named by Business First as one of the people to know in the insurance business. Bourke is a health economist and cost of care analysist at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky. He has served in the health field for 25 years. — Marvin J. LaHood ’58MA, ’62PhD English; 93 Parkhaven Drive, Amherst NY 14228; 716-691-4648;