00 Class SecretaryLaurie (Strotman) O’Malley;



00MBA Class Secretary Georgette (Leonard) Stubin;

46917 Polo Drive, Canton MI 48187; mba2000@alumni.nd.edu


00JD Class Secretary Brian J. Murray;

178 Cranston Court, Glen Ellyn IL 60137; res 630-881-5181; doubledomer2000@gmail.com


01 Turning 40

I hope the 40th birthday celebrations have been great. Here are some personal and professional updates from our class. John Salvino was named to the 2019 Top 40 Advisors Under 40 list by On Wall Street magazine this month. This is the third time Salvino, a partner with William Blair, made the list. He was first honored by the magazine in 2016. Daniel Csizmar married Geralyn (Janke) Csizmar on July 6, in the Basilica. Alumni in attendance were Amy Csizmar Dalal ’93, Timothy Doenges, Kara (Hamby) Doenges, Joseph Mitros, James Kelly, James Wrzosek, the bride’s brother Joseph Janke ’08, Annie Scully ’11, Julia Steines-Berkemeier ’14, Kelli (Davis) Pinney ’12, Norah Hass ’12 and Jennifer Jesse ’11. Lastly, R. Patrick Bedell was selected to the 2019 Forty Under 40 list by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Patrick is a partner at the law firm BatesCarey, where he focuses his practice on advising insurance carriers on a variety of complex matters and representing them in commercial disputes in state and federal courts across the country. Check out @ND2001Alumni on Instagram. — Michael Anselmi; manselmi@alumni.nd.edu


01MBA Class Secretary Dominic Pang;



01JD We Have News Again

In June, Ryan Mahoney and Matthew Barrette opened the Illinois office of a new law firm, Blitch Westley Barrette, S.C. Laura Weiler Mountin and her husband welcomed their baby girl, Lucy Frances, in December. After 16 years at Vedder Price, Tim Schank is now with ALAS, a legal malpractice insurance company in Chicago. As a senior loss prevention counsel, Tim will consult with large law firms on compliance issues. Richard Ambrow had a very busy August. His family moved from the Washington DC area to Irvine CA where he is an administrative law judge with the Department of Health and Human Service deciding Medicare claims. That same month, he and his wife also welcomed their third child, Richard Ambrow III. In April, Tom Mauch joined ConvaTec, a medical device company headquartered in the United Kingdom. Tom is the global head of intellectual property and works from Florida. Here is some news from me. In August, I relocated to Washington DC and began a new position with the Department of Justice. I now serve as an attorney advisor in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Executive Office. Please remember to send me updates for our column. — Jonell Lucca; cell 602-677-3266; jonelllucca@yahoo.com


02 Short and Sweet

Dr. Laura Mike DM recently attained her doctor management degree in organizational leadership from the U of Phoenix. Her dissertation is titled, A Holistic Framework Constructed for Navajo Leadership Development and Training. Laura was offered a job as a senior contract analyst with the Navajo Head Start. She lives with her three children in St. Michaels AZ and continues to cheer for the Irish every Saturday. Angela (Hurley) Habetz and her family took their annual trip to Notre Dame this summer. On the way, they stopped in St. Louis to visit Kelly (Perry) and Matt Buyske to enjoy an evening of antelope tacos and Ted Drewe’s Custard with the Buyske crew. The Buyskes will be moving to New Jersey next summer as Matt continues his Navy career. While in South Bend, Angela met up with Elizabeth (Stroude) Tomasek and her family, to meet the newest of the crew of five, Aileen. Elizabeth relocated to South Bend where she assists at Christ the King Parish and blogs for the McGrath Institute. Angela and her family also went to Elizabeth Willkom Cunha’s for a Brazilian barbeque and were able to meet her three boys under three, Lucas and Nicolas (twins) and Tomas. Elizabeth recently took the principal position at Discovery Middle School in the Penn Harris Madison School Corp. Angela and her four kids, Allison, Dalton, Aileen, and Declan made it back to Louisiana just in time to help her husband with the rice harvest and hay. Thanks so much for the great updates. Please keep them coming. — Lisa (Sestile) Corcoran; lsestile@alumni.nd.edu


02MBA Class Secretary Melissa Hurd;



02JD Coming Home

Greetings from South Bend. First, allow me to thank Megan Glunz Horton for her 10 years of faithful service to the Law School Class of 2002 as our class secretary. I think I speak for all of us when I say, “job well done, Megan.” T.C. Couhig reports that he, Tim Horton, Matt Bozzelli and Rich Stasica met up in Athens GA in September for the Georgia game. While not the outcome we wanted, a great time was had by all in one of America’s great college towns. After more than a decade living and working in Asia (Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai) as a diplomat and an attorney, Fred Rocafort has returned to the States and has joined the Seattle office of Harris Bricken. Fred, welcome back. As for me, my family and I have been enjoying our time living in the Bend so far and are looking forward to connecting or reconnecting with any of you who come back to campus. Please drop me a line if you’re coming. — Ryan D. Costantini; 414 S. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend IN 46617; mobile: 574-339-8050; ryan.costantini@gmail.com


03 Good News

Molly and Jake Rodenbiker welcomed their fourth child and third daughter on Oct. 2. Sophia Therese joins Bernadette Lucia, 2, Gianna Rebecca, 4, and Jacob Tyler Jr., 6, in the Rodenbiker clan of Fargo. Jake is an Assistant US Attorney who coordinates the federal prosecution of border and gun crimes in North Dakota. Matt Padilla was named to this year’s Latino National Security and Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders list by the Diversity in National Security Network and the New America Foundation. Matt is the national security counsel for Sen. Tom Udall and advises him on national security, defense appropriations and issues in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Go Irish. — Joshua Gentine; jgentine@alumni.nd.edu


03MBA Class Secretary Rosemary Guillette;

9 Messenger St., Unit 7, Plainville MA 02762; rguillette@alumni.nd.edu


03JD Class Secretary Lawrence A. Ward;

206-903-8817; ward.lawrence@dorcey.com 


04 Growing Families

Lots of little siblings are being added into the mix of families with Domer moms and dads. Kate (Marotta) Hourigan and husband Michael Hourigan ’03 welcomed daughter Margaret Walsh Hourigan on Aug. 27 in Stanford CA. Maggie joins big brothers Charlie, Teddy, and Frank. Maureen and Jake Baska welcomed their third daughter, Chloe Alexandra, on April 30. Big sisters, Madeline, 7, and Tegan, 4, absolutely love her and are doing a great job of introducing her to life in Granger IN. Jake is the director of admissions at Notre Dame Law School, and Maureen is an assistant director/career counselor at the Notre Dame Center for Career Development. Katie (Neff) and John Welsh welcomed Margot Katherine Welsh on July 26, joining big sisters Grace and Mae and brother Jack. Jaci (Lesko) and Brendan Hart welcomed Lucas Leon Hart on July 15. He joins big siblings Caly and Aaron. Kate (Lutkus) and Andrew Levy welcomed Cameron Mark Levy on Aug. 1. Cam joins big brother Theo and big sister Whitney. Send stories from reunion, football weekends on campus, and life in general. Your classmates want to hear from you. — Carol Martino; carolmartino10@gmail.com


04MBA Circle of Life

Beth Stevens and her husband Nate moved to Toledo after she accepted a position as senior audit manager for Owens Corning. In August, Beth, Nate, and their children Cyann, Trent, Ellie, and Cole welcomed Lincoln Joseph to their family. There is also some sad news to report. While he was not a member of our class, several of us knew John Devona ’96 from our undergrad years at Notre Dame. John passed away in June after fighting pancreatic cancer. The Chicago Tribune has a wonderful article online about John and his sharing of his gift of music at Elmhurst Hospital while he was terminally ill. Joe Villinski ’97 stated it best when he said, “Devona knew music brought people together. For him, terminally ill, to recognize how his gifts could help lift others pretty much tells us all we need to know about how to live.” — Harry Howisen; hhowisen@gmail.com


04JD Class Secretary Elizabeth Miceli;



05 Class Secretary Kristin Boyd;

Credit Suisse, 11 Madison Ave., New York NY 10010; 317-523-1195; kristin.boyd@gmail.com


05MBA Class SecretaryHimanshu Gosar;



05JD In Memoriam

With great sadness, I regret to report that on Oct. 2, Kevin Kress died suddenly of natural causes in Portland OR. He was a partner for the last five years in the law firm of McGaughey Erickson in Portland, after spending seven years at McCranie, Sistrunk, Anzelmo, Hardy, McDaniel & Welch in New Orleans. Kevin was the incoming president of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, Portland and he regularly volunteered as an attorney with Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s Domestic Violence Project. Kevin was also the leader of the Notre Dame Lawyer Committee of Portland, where he planned and hosted events for alumni and students. Not quite two months prior, I got a call from Kevin out of the blue. He had a client with a legal issue here in Houston, and happily he thought of me. What a great joy it was to catch up with him again after what had been many, many years and far too infrequent emails between us. He beamed when we talked about staying in touch with the London crew, and provided me with a quick update on how you all are doing, including fellow Portlanders Ryan O’Connor and Jason Weber of O’Connor Weber LLC. The funeral Mass was on Oct. 11 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, the church attached to the high school Kevin attended. Classmates in attendance included Ryan O’Connor, Beth and Jason Weber and Gina Zejdlik from Portland, Justin and Anne (Egan) Wagstaff from New York, Justin Lemaire from New Orleans, Brad McCormack from DC, and Victoria Watson. Mike Torres made a valiant effort to get to Baton Rouge from Orange County CA but ended up stuck in a Texas airport for most of the weekend. Jason, Kevin's roommate for three years at Notre Dame, gave the eulogy. During the eulogy Jason spoke about how he had recently been confirmed and Kevin was his sponsor. Jason said that during RCIA, he spoke with Kevin about all he had been reading and how he wasn’t sure if he’d been able to get it all down. Kevin told him that he thought it all came down to Matthew 25:31-46: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me...” Jason went on to relate, that during their third year when they were living across the street from a halfway house in South Bend, Jason went downstairs one day and saw a stranger doing laundry in their house. Confused, he asked who this stranger was and what they were doing there. This person was a resident at the halfway house. This person had come over to their house and asked Kevin if he could use their washer and dryer, Kevin let them in to use the laundry and it continued this way for the rest of the year. This was the kind of person Kevin was. If you needed help, he gave it. As you all know, Kevin was always the kindest and gentlest man. We all will miss him dearly and are honored to have known him. May he shine down upon us now, “proudly in the heavens...” Memorial donations may be made in Kevin’s name to Catholic High School Advancement Office, 855 Hearthstone Drive, Baton Rouge LA 70806. Attention: Jeff Nola ’94 Memorial Scholarship Fund. Our thoughts and sympathies also go out to the family of beloved professor John Copeland Nagle, the John N. Matthews Professor of Law, who passed away on May 18 after a brief and unexpected illness. Prof. Nagle taught many of us to “…marvel at the beauty and utility of the natural world around us,” through courses on subjects like Biodiversity and the Law. But beyond being a first-rate scholar, he was a devoted husband and father, and a dedicated friend and mentor to those around him. The lessons that he taught through his unwavering faith and steadfast guidance will last an eternity. Thanks, John, for everything. — Adam J. Russ; 2607 Fountain Key Blvd., Houston TX 77008; adamjruss@gmail.com


06 Welcome Additions

Rebecca and Rich McAvoy JD ’11 had their third baby, Abigail, in March. She joins siblings Mary and Patrick. Emily (Andreas) and David Moynihan welcomed their second child, Bernadette Rose, on Aug. 22. Big sister Bridget adores her new baby and is thrilled with the promotion. Alyssa (Moya) and Matt O’Rourke ’10 welcomed their first child, Theodore James O’Rourke, on March 4. Theo was baptized on campus in the Log Chapel on June 1 with godparents Katherine O’Rourke ’08, Joslyn (Moya) Nettey and Alex Nettey. Josh Henderson and his wife Stacy welcomed a baby girl, Josephine Anne, in February. — Anna (Skoien) Lall; annagracelall@gmail.com


06MBA Class Secretary Andrew Sama;

276 Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame IN 46556; cell 574-339-6115; bus 574-631-5206; nd.mba.classof2006@gmail.com


06JD Class Secretary Amir Hassan Sadaghiani;



07 Winter Class Notes

Rico and Eileen (Duffy) Farmer welcomed baby Quinn Catherine Farmer on Oct.17. They are settling in at home with big brother Jack in Seattle. Emily (Kane) and Jimmy Flaherty welcomed their third child, James Patrick Flaherty Jr., on April 18. Dr. David Tagler and Caroline Marcotte welcomed their first child, Jonathan David, who arrived four weeks early because he didn’t want to miss the start of football season. David and Caroline married in 2017 at the Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest IL. The Rev. Rudolph (Rudy) Juárez ’79 MDiv was the celebrant. David and Caroline reside in the Washington DC area. David works as a data scientist consultant for the federal government and Caroline is a choir director. Jana Stewart and Adam Newman were married on July 13 in Burlington VT. They met in 2014 in line for a Thanksgiving pie event at their workplace. Dr. Kristin (Schwarz) Whitney and Jana’s sister, Kelly Reinke, were the matrons of honor. Other ND guests in attendance included Denise Barilar, Dr. John Corker, Patrick Corrigan, Tess (Bone) Corrigan ’09, Megan (Welsch) Cummings ’08SMC, Tim Cummings ’09, Mark DeMott ’02, Sheldon Dutes, Tom Gagnon ’67, Serena Leahy, Steve Nadeau, Jaci (Wilkening) Overmann, Dr. Kevin Overmann, Dr. Lani Tan, Katie (Nadeau) Tieu and Mike Tieu. Pie was served. The couple lives in Cambridge MA. Patrick Miller and Kristina Bowles, DACVIM (Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) were married in February 2018 in Jacksonville FL. Jeffrey Gonzales and Elizabeth Ferro were in attendance. Patrick is a lieutenant commander and helicopter pilot in the Navy and just got back from his third deployment in August. In early September, Patrick and his wife welcomed their first daughter, Montgomery Rae Miller, to the ND family. She will be in the class of 2041. Please send news and updates. God bless and go Irish. — Stephanie Pelligra; ndclassnotes2007@gmail.com


07MBA Class SecretaryTom Ponisciak;



07JD Class Secretary Patrick A. Salvi II;

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., 22 W. Washington St., Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602; 312-372-1227; psalvi2@salvilaw.com


08 Updates

Issac and Desiree (Zamora) Garcia welcomed their second child, Lucia Marie, on July 9th. Mom, dad, and big sister Cecilia are all doing great. Joe Church graduated from the General Surgery residency program at the University of Michigan in June 2019 and is staying at U of M for his fellowship in Pediatric Surgery. Despite their many years in Ann Arbor, Joe, his wife Mary Kate (Sweeney) Church, and their kids still bleed Blue and Gold. Rana (Rolle) Van Voorhis and Tristan Van Voorhis welcomed their son, Rome Lennox, on July 31 in South Bend. Older siblings Rya and Remington were thrilled about the arrival of their new brother. Siobhan (Lezynski) Sarb and Ryan Sarb welcomed their third child, Desmond Gregory, in March. He joins big sister, Cavanaugh and big brother, Ezekiel. Kristen Lutterbach married Anthony Novak at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on July 13th. Erin (Lutterbach) Murphy ’00, Ryan Lutterbach ’98, ’00MBA, Ann Bartus Lutterbach ’02 JD, Lindsey (Saelinger) Mendiola and Kyle Nieman ’11 were amongst the bridal party. Other ND guests included: Madison (Clark) Niblock ’09, Eddy Mendiola ’09, Annie (Mugnolo) Ward, James Ward, Nicki (Allen) Nieman ’11, Fernando Rodriguez ’11, Michael Tower ’11 and Dennis Sobolewski ’11. Nolan Kane married Megan Morales (Fresno State 2010) in Carmel Valley, California on November 10, 2018.  His best man was his brother, Brody Kane ’10.  Also in attendance were John Tibble, M.D., Jason Sammikkannu, and Luke Barnard. Please keep the updates coming! We love hearing from you and so do our classmates. Megan O’Hara; classof2008@alumni.nd.edu


08MBA Class Secretary Megan Ulrich;



08JD Weddings, Jobs, Awards

Aaron Fricke wrote last quarter to share the news that in May 2019 he married Laura Michelle Ermis. Laura is from Reno, where the wedding ceremony was held in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where Laura works as an administrator. Aaron shares that five priests celebrated the wedding with them. Aaron continues to work as deputy general counsel at the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners. After 11 years in the non-profit sector, Krista (Yee) Cox recently joined Facebook’s product policy team dealing with misinformation. Congrats, Krista. Sherene Awad Jodrey is a rockstar. Sherene was selected as the 2019 recipient of The Chicago Bar Foundation’s Exelon Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award. She is senior counsel at The Boeing Company and has been a long-time volunteer with the National Immigrant Justice Center and instrumental in launching in-house pro bono initiatives. Specifically, Sherene has forged a relationship with Equip for Equality to recruit in-house attorneys to staff the organization’s Special Education Helpline. I’ll be moving back to Chicago this fall after three lovely years in London. It will be bittersweet to leave some wonderful coworkers and friends in the UK, but exciting to be back home again too. One of my coworkers made me a “#mtexit: Making Chicago Great Again” hat, which got a few laughs. I look forward to catching up with you in Chicago or South Bend for game weekends. Please continue to write and keep in touch. Finally, in memory of Kyle D. Smith, the Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award fund has been established at NDLS. Please donate at donate.nd.edu, and under “Designations” mark “Kyle D. Smith—Class of 2008 Mock Trial Award.” This is an expendable scholarship, meaning that we will be able to award the scholarship if we have money in the fund. Please be generous this year and in years to come. — Marie-Therese Mansfield; mt.mansfield1@gmail.com 


09 Doing Better Than Fine

Samantha (Granatell) and Barry Gallup Jr., former wide receiver and kick returner for the Fighting Irish, married on April 20 in Boston. Notre Dame friends and teammates in attendance for the beautiful and happy day included Leonard Gordon Jr., Bridget (Blum) Hunt, Sergio Brown, Jashaad Gaines, Jay Jordan, John McGeehan, Rasheon McNeil, Harrison Smith, Toryan Smith, Brett Vecchio and Sam Young. Alex Klupchak married Andrea Pluchino on Sept. 21 at the W City Center in Chicago. The wedding party included George Klupchak ’10MEd, Dante Tota ’12JD and Jose Aguirre ’11JD. Peter Kelly and Dan Fuss represented our class and other Domers present included Kelsey (Montalto) Klupchak ’08, ’10MEd, Chris Cugliari ’10, Mary (Lovett) ’10 and Tim Lang, Dallas Frey ’10 and Mary Harte ’11, ’12MSA, Kris Trujillo ’10, Jose Carrera ’10, and young man Steve Conway ’13. Everyone's legal needs were met as many "different kind of lawyers" attended having graduated from NDLS from 2011-2013 including Mitch Ramirez and his wife Monique Moreira, Brendan and Laura (Bresnahan) Bush, Chuck Flynn, Peter and Kelly (Lockman) Doyle, Michael Tompkins, Taylor Wilson, Fritz Shadley, Aaron O'Dell and Nate Arnold. After a great time on the dance floor with family and friends back in Chicago, the couple honeymooned in Hawaii and returned home to Sacramento CA. Andrew Matasic and Craig Wiborg traversed the 6,000-foot Oxstindarna, the highest peak in Norway, with two teams of huskies. Susan (Traina) and husband John Malone ’09MBA welcomed their first son, Bernard George Malone III on Sept. 23, 2018. George joins big sisters Madeline and Margot. Katy (Janik) and Larry Murphy welcomed Eleanor Theresa on Aug. 29. The family moved to Nashville in July where Larry is obtaining his master’s in public policy at Vanderbilt. Please visit the Notre Dame Class of 2009 Facebook page to reconnect with members of the class. If you have any additional news or announcements, please contact me. Go Irish. — Megan Flynn; megflynn7@gmail.com


09MBA Class SecretaryShawn Pulscher;

801-336-7344; spulscher@alumni.nd.edu


09JD Class SecretaryJosh Rinschler;