90 30-Year Reunion

Reunion is coming June 4-7. We are planning another class tent, a DJ (thank you Bryan Rao), a dinner on Friday featuring a talk by Bobby Kloska on the blessings of cancer, which is worth a listen, and a guided tour of Notre Dame. Please let us know if you would like tee times at the Warren Golf Course, and if you would like to be the point person for the golf that day. If you have song requests for Bryan, please email me at the address below. We always need help setting up the class tent on Thursday and tearing it down on Sunday. If you could plan your itinerary to help for 30 minutes on either of those days, that would be greatly appreciated. Many hands make light work. Please plan to bring some liquor to share; we’ll have a table where you can leave your bottle. We hope to see a great turnout. Our class dorm will not be chosen by the University until spring, so we will update you then. Additionally, we will be holding our class elections at reunion. We are seeking candidates for class president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. If you are interested in running or learning more about the responsibilities, please contact me or Chris Paul at chris.paul@nokia.com. Finally, I’d like to give a shout out to our current class officers: president Pat Olmstead, vice president Chris Broadhurst, treasurer Bob Brutvan and secretary yours truly. In the meantime, please keep track of us on Facebook at Notre Dame Irish Class of 1990 and at 1990.undclass.org. Go Irish. – Marty Falkenberg; 23 Casselton Road, Raymond ME 04071; 847-323-4717; martin.falkenberg@yahoo.com


90MBA Class SecretaryDave Wilson;

104 N. Wilson Court, Palatine IL 60067; david_c_wilson@hotmail.com


90JD Class SecretaryCathy (Pollock) Gregory;



91 Notre Dame Next Generation

Bart Richards and his wife Shelley Richards ’92 Purdue U wrote, “We celebrated our 50th birthdays with a joint party at our lake cottage in Lawton MI about an hour north of South Bend. We spend lots of weekends in the summer at this family get together. We enjoy skiing, boating, wake surfing and just having fun in the sun. We recently got together in Boston with my two college roommates Shawn Hoyt and Brian Host. My son Josh and I were visiting colleges and had dinner as a group. I keep in touch with other classmates on a regular basis including Mark and David Calzolano, Mark Malec and Tom Sessi. In fact, while Tom Sessi lives in Texas, we enjoy his wine on a regular basis. If you haven’t tried it, you should check it out at sessiwine.com. Shelley and I have two children, Joshua, 17, a senior applying to ND and Kendall, a freshman. Both children attend Fenwick High School in Chicago. I’m still active with the rowing club and am very proud of what the club accomplished working with the University in building the new boat house. Check it out if you are ever walking in downtown South Bend.” Bridget (Mickus) Baumstark shared, “I thought I’d send my first ever update for the ND Magazine column. Our son, Matthew, is a freshman. He plays trumpet in the ND marching band, so I’ve been partaking in many events I never did as a student, including Trumpets under the Dome. I was able to connect with Colleen Hogan, Chrissy McGlinn, Kris Kenessey and Kathleen O’Connor over Welcome Weekend. Desiree (De Lisle) Brutocao and Scott Brutocao shared, “We have a son, Adam Brutocao, who is a senior, a Fisher man, but living off campus this year. We also have two other children. Ben is a freshman at Duke, and Caroline is a junior in high school. We live in Austin TX.” We have more next-generation Domers to report. Alison Abner has a freshman in Welsh Hall, Beverly (Pert) Shaw and Dave Shaw have a junior who is studying in France this semester, Mike Uhran and Kathleen O’Connor have children in classes ’21 and ’23, and Joyce Raffo and Peter Meringolo have a freshman this year. Finally, we have sad news to report as basketball player Krissi Davis passed away. From Noblesville IN, Krissi became Noblesville's first girls Indiana All-Star before going on to be a two-time team MVP at Notre Dame. She played for Muffet McGraw as part of the legendary coach’s first class. Frank Montabon writes, “Tom Sessi, Pete Floody, Krissi Davis and I (all Class of ’91) were roommates in Chicago a few years after graduation. Krissi was serving as a graduate assistant to the DePaul women’s team at the time. She was a wonderful, positive person and a great friend.” On Facebook? Join our Class of 1991 page. We have 643 members. — Suzi (Criqui) Mueller; cell 917-886-8176; suzi@cbglobalsearch.com


91MBA Networking

Lawrence Mulcahy is relocating from Chicago to the San Diego area. He is looking for suggestions for a great company to work for in San Diego or Orange County in the finance or treasury management field. Feel free to email Lawrence at lawrencemulcahy@sbcglobal.net if you have any networking opportunities for him. Greg Jeffrey is principal of Catholic Development Group and celebrating 30 years of fundraising for Catholic schools and churches throughout the US. He said, “If you want to see what I look like after a million airline miles, go to catholicdevelopment.com.” Fran (Alai) and Terry LaBella met up with Melissa Sommers and Rosemary Conlon at their tailgate before Notre Dame defeated USC. Go Irish. It is always great to reconnect. Thanks for these updates and keep sharing your news. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; pattylynch05@gmail.com


91JD Retirement, Rutgers, Reunion

After a distinguished career in the Army, Col. (Louis) Pete Yob retired in the fall. He served our nation dutifully for 27 years and had many adventures along the way. Pete and Lillian (Moyano) Yob will stay in the DC area where Lillian works at the Government Accountability Office. Pete hopes he can find a legal job in DC as well. They have two daughters, one in college and one in high school. In September, Rutgers and NDLS grad Edward Sun Kiel was sworn in as US Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey. Mike O’Neill and Brian Hynes honored the new magistrate by attending the swearing in. The Asian Pacific American Lawyers Assoc. of New Jersey also honored Sun for his professional achievements at their gala event in June. Amy VanDevere, Mary (Pedulla) and John Lake, and Frank Weber attended the Law School Reunion the weekend of the Virginia game in September. Todd Edwards, Morrison Warren, Mike Rotundo, Dave Dumas, Robert Lennon and Dave Reed held their own minireunion at the USC game in October. 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; bus 515-281-6660; marthatrout@gmail.com


92 Road to 50 Begins     

As we enter a new decade, we notice that several reunions and celebrations will take place this year and next. Some of the Farley girls went back for the Virginia game. Tara (Donaldson) Morrison, Joan (Dimopoulos) Park, Heather (Burns) Martin and Barat (Bagenski) Laporte met up with Mark Sloan, Mike Flecker and Gil Gomez on campus. Barat’s daughter Madeleine and Mark’s son Matt are juniors on campus. Greg Culligan attended the Georgia game in Athens with the Sorin crew: Paul Lange, Pat Clarke and Steve Fortunato. Tim Deenihan is editor of Sacred Heart University Magazine. He also had a fun stint as a bartender, was named one of Seattle's favorite bartenders by The Stranger (culture magazine), and went to DC in October as one of only 12 bartenders from all Marriott properties in the Americas to compete in their “Chopped” style Masters of the Craft competition. Andrew Campbell sends word that all is well in Nevada, where for more than a decade he has been teaching special education in the public school system. He also teaches American Sign Language and Italian at the community college. Veteran energy industry executive Erik Milito became the new president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Nov. 1. Kevin Flanigan attended ND’s Football Fantasy Camp in June and he highly recommends the activity. He played wide receiver and defensive end and can’t wait for the camp in 2020. When he’s not on the football field, he is in his 27th year with the Chicago Police Dept. as the commanding officer of the detective division’s arson section. Kate (McLean) ’93 and Marc Cerrone sent their firstborn to Marist College where he is enjoying his freshman year as a history major. Some of my Lewis Chicks met up in South Lake Tahoe in September to celebrate 31 years of friendship and the start of the “Road to 50.” Colleen (Danaher) Contreras, Kris (Cebulla) Thompson, Lisa (Broeren) Richards, Kathy (Lamprecht) Prue, Cristin (McCarthy) Vahey, Jen (Sorice) Clark, Maria (Reda) Gulli and honorary weekend Lewisite Kristen Friel joined the group for the relaxing trip. Monica (Macys) Earley sent word her younger daughter, Quin, is in the class of ’23, living in Ryan Hall and older daughter, Teagan, a FTT major in class of ’20, performed with her classmate and friend, Jorge “Jay” Rivera-Herrans on a new ND Anthem that Jay wrote called “The Fighting Irish (of Notre Dame Y’all).” They debuted it during the New Mexico game. Silver anniversaries: Julie Robertson and Michael Bliven ’90 celebrated their 25th at the USC game. They were married at the Basilica on Oct. 22, 1994. The Blivens family is in Kalispell, MT with their two boys, ages 13 and 10. Shana (Stephens) and Tom Murray celebrated their 25th on a trip to Greece in October. Wedding bells: Robin Harrison married Dr. Patrick Muck in Cincinnati on Sept. 7. The couple hosted many ND friends from near and far including Texas, Colorado, New Hampshire and Thailand. Some 13 of Pat's Carroll Hall Vermin buddies, and other Domers made the trip: Barbara (Rossman) and Tony Abbate, Beth (Christenson) and Chris Bone, Kristina and Tom Elmer, Aimee (Grabowski) and Brant Frey ’92, Tim “Doogie” Gilroy ’94, Brad Grabs ’92, Mike Kirkwood ’92, Jay Lubanski and his siblings including Sue Lubanski ’95, Terrance “Opie” McGuire, Patricia and Diego Miron, Leslie and Rob Romer, Jen and Keary Ryan ’94, and Ruth and Chris Toner. Please update your contact info on my.nd.edu and share any “Road to 50” events, gatherings, trips, etc. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; ndclassof92@gmail.com


92MBA Winter News

I write this just ahead of the Michigan game, and I’ll be wearing my Irish garb proudly around my current hometown of Ann Arbor this weekend. I hope you all enjoyed football season. It looks like Tom Galante is a frequent game attendee. Tom shared with me that he was appointed a commissioner to the City of St. Charles IL Natural Resources Commission by the city’s mayor. The mission of the Natural Resources Commission is to work through a committed partnership with the community to conserve, preserve, protect and enhance the city’s natural resources, and to raise awareness and make recommendations concerning environmental issues within the City of St. Charles. With one daughter grown and working as a pediatric nurse, and one daughter in high school, Tom found that he had time to volunteer and contribute to his community in this manner. Dan Yu has a daughter at Notre Dame this year, and she is a member of the fencing team. As always, please send updates. — 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 So This Happened

Rex Rempel finished his doctorate in social work in May. He’s taken up research and writing on a subject that has been overlooked for decades: social work education at community colleges in the US. Meanwhile, his day job is serving as a professor of behavioral health for a community college outside Seattle. He revamped the associate degree and developed a new baccalaureate degree. His wife, Lenae, is an English professor and assistant dean at another university. Their son, Sam, is an 18-year old high school senior. His interest in international development plays out in visiting the Gates Foundation and reading long books about responses to genocides. Sam runs long distances, started a hiking club, climbs mountains and takes wonderful landscape photographs. Kevin Nelson and his family spent a week in London during the summer. Kevin, an alum of the fall ’91 London Programme, said it was his third trip to London since 1991 but his first in 20 years. The Nelsons did plenty of tourist stuff: The Tower, Big Ben, Westminster, the London Eye and the Harry Potter studio. They saw the Queen on her way back from the Royal Ascot horse races and saw Kate and William outside Kensington. Kevin shared that the highlight of their trip was going to the Globe Theatre to see Twelfth Night. They had a great evening and a wonderful stroll around town, which the kids loved. En route to London, they had an amazing 22-hour stopover in Iceland, where they went to the Blue Lagoon. Scott Stengel celebrated his three-year anniversary as general counsel of Ally Financial in Charlotte NC. His wife, Renee, is an accomplished underwater photographer, and their three boys Benjamin, 12, Jonah, 10, and Jacob, 4, regularly prove that nurture can rein in nature only so much. Nate Citino teaches in the history department at Rice U. Born an Ohio State Buckeye, he never thought he'd live in Houston TX. Nate, his wife Sharon, and their daughters, Helen, 14, and Katherine, 13, love Houston, living in one of the most diverse cities in the country. Sharon is an attorney for the City of Houston. She and Nate met in Columbus on a blind date, April Fool’s Day 1999. Lisa Kelly published her third book, Triumphs from Notre Dame: Echoes of Her Loyal Sons and Daughters. Lisa’s first two books were all football, and her newest book stretches beyond football to also cover basketball, hockey, baseball, golf, women’s soccer, women’s basketball and women’s track, along with a student manager of the football team. Each person tells their story of how they got to ND, what their experience was like, and where their life went after sports. Three of our classmates are featured in Lisa’s book: Denise (Chabot) Karkos, Edwin Hartwell and Eric Gregoire. Lisa’s book is available at the ND bookstore and major book retailers. Signed copies are available via her website, echoesfromnotredamebooks.com. Aaron Bullwinkel has been in the Boston area on and off since graduation. He spent three years in Charlottesville while attending law school at the U of Virginia. He then returned to Boston for a couple years until he relocated to DC in 2003. He returned to Boston in 2005 and has been there since. He lives in Groton MA, about 35 miles northwest of Boston, with his wife, Sarah, and kids Matthew, 11, and Kathryn, 10. I was thrilled to meet up with Sonia Miller-Van Oort in August. Sonia, her husband Mark, and their kids, Quinn and Kiara, were doing the college circuit on the East Coast since Quinn is a high school senior. We met up at Hershey Park where we spent the day on the rides and at the water park. Kiara and Quinn perform in the circus in Minnesota. Kiara is also a stellar baker. Sonia continues to practice law and manage the Minneapolis law firm she founded in 2011. She completed her term as the Minnesota State Bar president and was recently appointed to the ABA committee involved in reviewing federal judicial nominees. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 1636 Eldridge Drive, West Chester PA 19380; mobile 623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com 


93MBA Need More Updates          

Hi, everyone. We have no news for this quarter. Please send me your Christmas letters and updates. My next deadline is Jan. 20, 2020. We all enjoy hearing what you and your family are doing. I hope you had a wonderful fall season. I look forward to hearing from you. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com


93JD Focal Point

We have some new updates from classmates, so stay focused. Patrick Emmerling was in town in late September for the ND Tax and Estate Planning Institute. We broke bread and talked about some old memories in the law school classrooms. Pat Emmerling attained a remarkable honor as he was elected as a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. For non-estate attorneys, recognize that this is a big deal. Speaking of big deals, Judy Fox had a book published: The Foreclosure Echo. Pick up a copy on Amazon or at the ND Bookstore. Judy continues to be one of the strongest advocates for those underserved by the legal community and I feel fortunate to know her. A fair number of classmates made the pilgrimage to campus on Sept. 28 to see the Irish play Virginia. I personally set eyes on Kate Smith. We chatted over some grub at the same table as Dean Link, now Rev. David Link. The USC weekend brought many more classmates to town. Jimmy Zendejas and Joe DiRenzo made appearances and rooted harder than any other fans. I would love to provide a longer column each quarter, but that requires emails from you. So how about an update from Courtney, Thor, Andy (don’t mention Duke) and John. 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 Class SecretaryJoe Poe;

64 Hillside Ave., Huntington NY 11743; mobile 917-488-8570; bus 516-739-5100; ndclass1994@yahoo.com


94MBA Reunion Rundown

It has been 25 years since graduation, and during the Bowling Green game in October, it was as if no time had passed. We started our reunion Friday afternoon with tours of the Innovation/IDEA Center and the Stayer Center for Executive Education. More than a few of us wished we could go back to school. The MBA program has come a long way since our days in Hayes-Healy. From there we went to the new Corbett Center to the Seven on 9 space in the new building that rises above the stadium. We were treated to prime views of the stadium, Touchdown Jesus, the Golden Dome, campus in general, and a beautiful sunset. Thank you to Tom Buccellato for arranging the tours and securing the venue. It added a special element to the weekend. And thanks to Jenner Davis for coordinating the invitation emails, buying most of the tailgate food and drinks, and just being generally helpful. Saturday the early risers set up our tailgate for the biggest group we’ve ever had. A few of us have family members in the current generation of Domers and they turned up with their friends to remind us of how crazy game days used to be when we were students. Suffice to say, the White Claws disappeared quickly. As usual, Chris Ohlmeyer, Mike Mulligan, M. Scott Aubry and families were the life of the party. Unfortunately, Pierre Nona was too sick to make it. We came from all corners of the country for the weekend, but Hiro Yamamoto, Varun Gera, and Ruben Alvidrez made the international treks from Japan, India and Mexico. Rob Rhatigan is the only one among us who can claim to be an alum of Notre Dame and Bowling Green. He and his wife Cindy celebrated their 25th anniversary with all of us instead of taking their usual trip to Napa, where Bob would likely have cycled 100 miles or more. California was well represented with Bob Crissman, Monika Gablowski, Leslie Wilburn Gates, Ed Smith and families. Many classmates came from the area of Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin: Jackie (Manahan) and Tim Wilson, Nora and Jon Langenfeld, Christine Woods Darby, Jock Mutschler, Phil Holloway, Craig Hartman, Kevin Berch, Steve Mucci, and Dan Renouard with his highly entertaining parents. Sandy Schmidt Carey came with her daughter Alexandra, who was a good sport through our slideshow and talent show, which brought the biggest laughs and cringe-worthy moments of the weekend. None of us will have political careers if they ever leak. Danielle Sabin Rushing brought her kids to campus for the first time. Hopefully we’ve indoctrinated them away from Brad’s Texas A&M. Charles Oliva, Jon Sharkey, Rajesh Ruia, Kris Winningham, Megan (Lee) and Dave Hilal were also there. Finally, the usual crew of Scott Steiger, Diana Stratbucker and Jeff Cook, Mark Mildenberger, Matt Carr, Elizabeth (Ix) Buccellato, and Angela (Stavropoulos) Laurite also attended. Gretchen and Dan Brewer pointed out that the youngest among us is now several years older than Dan was when we were students. Their son Safe is in his mid-late 30s. What a way to make us feel old. Armed with info from reunion, I’ll have more details on everyone over the next few columns. If I missed anything, let me know. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com


94JD Road Trips

Michelle Wisk Sanchez ’96 and Vinny Sanchez ’94, ’91 have been hitting the ND football game circuit this year, including the “Big House” to witness their house divided’s long awaited rematch at Michelle’s undergrad alma mater. A road trip is planned to Stanford. June and Greg Davis checked in from Philadelphia where Greg is in his 19th year with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr and is now the office managing partner for the Chesterbrook Office while maintaining his real estate practice. Greg is routinely lowering his golf scores all over the US and a couple of times in Ireland and Scotland, including a recent championship at his club’s annual tournament. June is in sales for Athena Health and has become a competitive paddle tennis player. Mark Kirby and his daughter Maggie got rained out for their campus tour but joined Mike Cloonan and Paul Hurcomb at the Law School’s Sesquicentennial Celebration held at the posh Duncan Student Center at ND Stadium to hear from the new Law Dean Marcus Cole. They all attended the Law School Homecoming Tailgate before the Virginia game where they caught up with Renee and Hon. Chris Coury. Their daughter is a sophomore at ND. Paul is finishing his second term on the ND Law Association Board and Chris continues to serve on the executive committee of the NDLA Board, assisting with judicial clerkships. Mike and Melanie graciously hosted Mark, Maggie and Paul at their Granger home where Mark detailed the finer points of his still legendary tuna melt sandwiches. Mike remains busy with law, business ventures, work for NBC Sports and his travel company, Innovative Immersions. He has a tour planned to Ireland for the Navy game in September, which includes tickets to the game, whiskey tours, falconry, excursions in Dublin and Belfast and other assorted Irish fun. I hope all is well. Please send updates to me. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com


95 Planning 25th Reunion

Our 25th reunion is June 4-7. Planning is well under way and we’d love your help in making the reunion a successful, memorable and engaging event. If you are interested in being a class reunion planner, please contact me at therobsons@sbcglobal.net or Steve Cieckiewicz at scieckiewicz@gmail.com. In other class news, Al Marchetti was named senior director – investor relations at Brunswick Corp. in June. Al joined Brunswick in 2006 as director and controller of Life Fitness, a division of Brunswick. In July 2015, he joined Brunswick’s corporate finance group as assistant corporate controller, where among other duties, he was responsible for all quarterly financial reporting to support the earnings release and conference call materials as well as the preparation of SEC financial filings. In November 2018, Dan McGinty finished a two-year commitment to direct the confidential selection and public celebration of the $1.2 million Opus Prize awards. This program honors faith-based, “unsung heroes” around the world who use innovative tactics to address some of the most pressing social issues of our time. Recently Dan earned his doctorate (EdD), and he serves at the U of Portland as the director of the Dundon-Berchtold Institute for Moral Formation and Applied Ethics. He and his wife Mary Ellen have two young daughters, Aislinn and Fiona. We were sad to learn that Anneliese Anastasia Ebersole passed away in May in Carmel IN after an extended illness. Anneliese was buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery at Notre Dame. Ed Walters died in September. He was riding his mountain bike and collapsed due to an aortic dissection. He is survived by his wife, Tara (Lynch) Walters, and their three boys Liam, Owen and Conor. They met at ND during Tara's freshman year and started dating the following summer. As shared by Ed’s sister, Lara (Walters) Hoffmans ’93, “anyone who knew Ed at Notre Dame (he was supposed to be Class of ’94, but hey, things happen) would know that his antics were epic (potentially why he ended up class of 1995). We are heartbroken.” We were also sad to hear from the University that classmate John Devona passed away in June. Please share your news. We look forward to seeing you in June. — Colleen (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 New Judge

Congratulations to Chris Russell, who was appointed a judge in the 25th District in Virginia by the governor, effective July 1, 2019. Please send your news and updates. — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com


96 Accomplishments

Congratulations to Jonas McDavit, who swam 13 kilometers in choppy waters from Lausanne, Switzerland, to Evians-les-Bains, France, this past July, in the Lake Geneva Swimming Association Classique swim. Jonas, who lives with his wife Danielle in NYC, is a patent litigator and partner at Desmarais LLP. Kathryn and Kevin Kuwik and Natalie, 2, welcomed Cara Ann in May. They celebrated her baptism in the Log Chapel on July 20. Kevin is looking forward to celebrating our class’s 40th reunion and Cara’s high school graduation in the same year. The Kuwiks also reunited at the New Mexico game with Fisher Hall roommates Sean Norton, Mike Regan, Andy Brant, and Jim Mullen, as well as Jim Crowe. Other classmates spotted in the Bend for New Mexico included Katie and Paul Berrettini, Leslie Butler, David Veselik, Anne Stricherz, Larissa Herczeg, Amy Gardner Welkomer, Rich Rolle, Dan McCarthy, Theo Helm, Joe Carney, and Jen and Ken Heckel. Ken retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel after 23 years of service and has accepted a job under the Golden Dome as a regional director of development. Please send news and updates my way. — Kate Crisham; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov


96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;



96JD Alumni in Motion

Lisa (Bolanz) Patterson was elected president of the board of directors of the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo. She is the first woman to hold the position. Caryn Geraghty Jorgensen and 14 of her team members from Mills Meyers Swartling have joined the Seattle-based firm of Stokes Lawrence (stokeslaw.com). When Caryn joined as a shareholder on Sept. 1, Stokes Lawrence became a 50 percent women-owned firm. Caryn litigates aviation, product liability and commercial cases in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In July, she was honored to serve as faculty for the International Association of Defense Counsel’s prestigious Trial Academy. Michelle Wisk Sanchez and Vinny Sanchez ’91, ’94JD hit more ND football games than usual this year. They attended the Michigan game at the “Big House” to witness their house divided’s long-awaited rematch at Michelle’s undergrad alma mater. That made for an interesting road trip to the subsequent Stanford game to meet up with Vinny’s ND undergrad crew. Ed Perdue reports that he was recently honored to receive the 2019 Hilligan Public Service Award on behalf of Grand Rapids Veterans Bar Association, of which he is a founder. He was named to the board of directors for the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel. If you have news to share (or if you want information on minireunion football tickets) please contact me. — Chris Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; 574-596-2417; chrisjspataro@gmail.com 


97 Send Me News

Curse you Facebook and Instagram. Again, I did not receive any updates. I am sure it is because you are all busy planning your reunion trips back to campus for football season and are planning on sending in news for the spring issue after you get back. In the meantime, my husband Rob and I were able to convince Anthony Dragone to come back to campus for the UVA game. He has not stepped foot on campus since 2007. Imagine his shocked face when he saw all the amazing changes. The campus looks completely different from 1997. Dan Karosen, who has not been back since graduation, joined him on the voyage and had a Fisher Hall minireunion with Mike Schwartz, Dayne Nelson, and Brian Stoudt. We all met up at Brother’s, where Mike Mantey, Mike Hartmann, and Kevin Mitchell joined in on the fun. Thankfully, the rain held off for the Saturday tailgating because Dawn (Rice) Hall and her amazing family hosted an all-out buffet of Italian cuisine. Dawn, ever the hostess with the mostess, made everyone personalized drinking mugs. Partying at the tailgate were Gina (Silva) Brigido, Carey (Grady) and Brian Engesser, Katie (Halloran) Brown, Jessica (Perez) Simmons, Kerry (Keane) Palm, Erin (Kish) Martinez and Katy McNamee. I am hoping for a huge influx of updates for the spring issue. Have a happy winter and New Year. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com


97MBA Class SecretaryPaul Mongelluzzo;

646-584-7340; paulanthonymba@gmail.com


97JD Lateral Movement

Jonathan Lienhard reported that he recently moved to Holtzman Vogel, practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, First Amendment litigation and white-collar litigation. Jonathan and his wife, Colette, are busy raising three sons in Fauquier County VA. Michelle Porter has been named a recipient of the 2019 “Women Worth Watching” award by the Profiles in Diversity Journal. Michelle is co-chair of Goulston & Storr’s private client and trust group, which is one of the largest and most established wealth planning practices in the country. She serves on the firm’s business development and administrative/investment committees. We would love to hear any and all news from others. — Julie Vales; cell 973-727-5767; juliemvales@gmail.com; john.vales@dentons.com


98 Greetings

Carrie (Gulick) Hastings completed her second season as the team psychologist for the Los Angeles Rams. Christy Grady tied the knot with Patrick Murray in the vineyards of Lodi CA last spring. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Here’s to a fruitful 2020 for all of us. 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 Class SecretaryChris Putt;

mobile 574-514-3703; crputt@gmail.com


99 Class SecretaryErin (Wysong) Martin;



99MBA Old Neighbors

 Mike Dudkowski started a new role as managing principal at Hightree Advisors. He enjoyed being back on campus a couple of times during the fall and especially enjoyed seeing his neighbor from Notre Dame Avenue, Mark Haak, and his family at the USC game. Wishing you all a wonderful new year. Go Irish. — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu


99JD Class Secretary Steve Boettinger;