90 Returning to Campus for Football

Angela and Joe Meyer are looking forward to this football season with extra interest as it is the senior year for their second daughter, Kathleen. Joe and Angela continue in launch mode with their other three children: Teresa graduated from Indiana U (Angela’s alma mater) and became engaged to be married. Karl began his journey at MIT in the fall of ’20, and Caroline will graduate from high school in spring 2023 — and maybe tip the household balance to ND. Ann Marie Walker is living in Chicago and working as an author. Her publisher is releasing her ninth novel in January. She is also mom to four kids. Jack graduated from Illinois in engineering; Kiley graduated from Stanford; Maggie is a senior at Stanford; and Ryan is a sophomore at Iowa. Tim Sutton and family moved from Austin to Costa Rica in January to experience life in a new country, learn Spanish and give their son an international experience before he heads off to college in a few years. Tim and his wife work remotely so they can live anywhere and figured there’s no better time to make the leap. Tim reports it has been fantastic so far. Sadly, there is not much ND Club activity down there and Tim’s not sure he can find a game watch on Saturdays in the fall so he might have to start the Notre Dame Club of Costa Rica. Kristin (Sosnowski) and Steve Georgi ’88 live in San Clemente CA where Kristin runs her own interior design firm and Steve is an EVP at Custom Power. They are on the verge of being empty-nesters as their third and final child, Ryan, will be a freshman at ND this fall. Their daughters, Katie ’17 and Gracie ’19, live in San Francisco. Katie does change management consulting for Unify and Gracie does debt structuring for bio-pharma startups at Silicon Valley Bank. Kristin and Steve can’t wait to cheer on the Irish in person as well as start the parent journey again, this time from a boy’s perspective. All they have heard from Ryan so far is what gaming systems he and his roommate are bringing. Priorities, right? You can 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 Little Bit of News

I hope you and your families are doing well. By the time you read this, we will be in the midst of a fresh football season with fans. I hope it’s another winning season for our Irish and a healthy, happy fall for all of you. Our 30th reunion plans were derailed in 2020 but we’re trying to get them back on track. If you didn’t receive an email from me by now, please send me your address so I can add it to the Law School list I’m using. In terms of news, there is not much to report. I was happy to hear from George McCarthy, who lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, Marybeth. George just completed 36 years of service; his most recent 15th command at sea was for three years on the USS Hershel “Woody” Williams. Thank you for your service, George, and it was good to hear from you. By now, you’ve probably heard the sad news that our professor, Eric Smithburn, passed away on June 18 at the age of 76. Many of us fondly remember our experience in the London Summer program under Professor Smithburn’s leadership, his evidence classes and his dedication to advocacy for disadvantaged children and families. Patty O’Hara ’74JD described Smithburn as a “gentle giant”, and Tex Dutile ’65JD shared these words: “He loved his family, the law, athletics, music, the Lizzie Borden case and London. Surely this love of London, coupled with hard work, attention to detail and care for the richness of students’ experience, propelled him, as director, to keep Notre Dame’s London summer law program as the very best such American program over the entire span of his sixteen years’ leadership.” Rest in peace, Professor Smithburn. That’s all for now. Be well and please drop a note to let me know how you are doing. — Cathy (Pollock) Gregory; cagregory@sbcglobal.net


91 30th Reunion Plus One

We still hope to celebrate our 30th in person and on campus. By the time you read this, hopefully it has happened. Jeanne Lewanski Langen and husband Michael announce that their eldest son, Alexander Langen, will attend the U of Tennessee in the fall. Julie (McCarthy) Larkin ’90 and Jerry Larkin are excited that their son Kieran Larkin ’25 will be a freshman at ND this fall in Duncan Hall. They look forward to logging some miles between Virginia and South Bend. Patty (DeMink) and Jon Deye are proud parents to Alex Deye ’24, Kevin Deye ’21 and Andrew Deye ’20. The two older sons lived in Keenan Hall like Jon. Kevin is starting his career in Kansas City and Andrew is in Dallas. Their third son, Alex, lives in Alumni Hall. Finally, daughter Josie is a high school junior. Jon and Patti have enjoyed settling in Louisville KY. Jon owns a steel fabrication and lighting manufacturing company and Patty operates her own accounting consulting practice. Two more Domer parents, John J. Bannan and Maria Saveria Bilotti ’95JD are proud of their daughter Julia C. Bannan ’25 for winning New Jersey Meet of Champions in discus this past June. Julia hopes to walk on the ND throws team. Frank Montaban’s daughter Lillian Montaban ’23 will be in the Irish Guard this fall. Mary Sue Twohy celebrates 16 years on air at SiriusXM with her weekly Village Folk Show as program director and on-air host. She works on The Bridge, The Village, Krishna Das Yoga Radio and Yoga Channel on the platform. She resides in University Park MD with her husband and basset hound and serves on her hometown sustainability committee. Joseph Zadrozny writes, “I am finishing up my assignment here in Frankfurt, Germany. I just completed my 23rd year as a diplomat and foreign service officer and 28th year of US government service. My next assignment will be as deputy chief of mission (deputy ambassador) in Papua New Guinea. I’m looking forward to getting back to the South Pacific where I worked right before joining the State Department. On the family front, I’m having all kinds of flashbacks to the fall of 1987 and that family trip across the country in the station wagon to deliver me to Holy Cross Hall as we get ready to send our eldest off to college.” Kristen (Benedict) Farrell shared that her daughter Caroline Farrell ’23 is a sophomore. Caroline is a business analytics major with a second major in psychology. Caroline loves living in Farley Hall and on North Quad. Kristen and I agree that Walsh Hall is still the best dorm, however. Thank you, Tim Sullivan, for passing along the following Alumni Hall news items. Deloitte announced Jeff Smith as vice chairman of Deloitte LLP and the professional services organization’s US real estate leader, which serves more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 real estate firms. Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced Friday the appointment of Stuart S. Healy III to fill the upcoming District Court Judge vacancy for the Sixth Judicial District. Healy has served as an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Wyoming since 2005 and previously served as an Assistant County Attorney in Sheridan and in private practice. He received his bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees from ND. Healy and his wife, Allison, live in Cheyenne and have three children. On Facebook? Join our Class of 1991 page. We have 665 members. — Suzi (Criqui) Mueller; suzi@cbglobalsearch.com 


91MBA Good News, Bad News

Michelle and Glenn Jendrycki moved into a new home in Santa Monica CA. They have been remodeling ever since. The bad news: it is on Stanford Street. The good news: it’s a four-block walk to an Irish pub that hosts Notre Dame game watches for the ND Club of Los Angeles. Glenn had a Tom Janowicz sighting on text. Since Glenn was the only person I heard from, it is time for another Lynch update. Bill Lynch received a promotion to Mid-Atlantic regional manager, real estate banking and celebrated 30 years at PNC Bank in July. I am acting director of marketing and communications at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. The role is temporary as it interferes with my tennis schedule. The Lynch family enjoyed an amazing trip to Glacier National Park in June. We so appreciate National Park expert John Berardino, who always gives excellent suggestions on lodging and activities. We recommend the Cracker Lake 13-mile hike. The hike is diverse with the highlight being the bright turquoise lake. Join the 1991MBA Facebook group. Please keep sharing your news, or you will hear more about the Lynch family in the next issue. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; pattylynch05@gmail.com


91JD Field of Dreams

I do not have much news to share so I decided to give you an update on the two Iowans in the class, Bill McCartan and myself. Bill practices business law at Bradley & Riley PC in Cedar Rapids. He and Mary Lou are active in the Cedar Rapids community volunteering their time and talents. As for me, I am still working at the Iowa Attorney General’s Office handling criminal appeals. It is the only job I have had since we graduated in 1991. I really enjoy my work and my colleagues. My husband, Brett, and I are empty-nesters. Our kids, Griffin and Lindy, graduated from the U of Iowa and are working in Des Moines. Griffin got married to his high school sweetheart in June. It was nice to finally be able to celebrate a happy occasion and spend time with friends and family. I would love to catch up and hear what is going on in your world so drop me a line. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with your God. — Martha (Boesen) Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; 515-249-9235; marthatrout@gmail.com 


92 30th Reunion is Near        

It is hard to believe it has almost been three decades since we graduated. Now that in-person gatherings are more common, lots of mini reunions are occurring. Please note, the big 3-0 class reunion is June 2-5, 2022. Many classmates were thrilled to be able to gather in person this year. The Lewis 8 Chicks gathered in Minnesota for some summer fun. Maria (Reda) Gulli, Margaret (Nowlin) McCaffery, Colleen (Danaher) Contreras, Kris (Cebulla) Thompson ’93, Lisa (Broeren) Richards, Kathy (Lamprecht) Prue and Jen (Sorice) Clark enjoyed an adventure camp with biking, hiking, kayaking, yoga and the opportunity to swap stories around a campfire. The PE crew of Katie McMahon, Yolanda Carroll, Andria Settles, Michele Steele and Kristi Busack gathered in Nashville for a girls’ weekend. They highly recommend the Uncle Nearest (whiskey) tour. On the work front, Michael Newhouse is head of philanthropy for Living Water International in Houston. They have water projects in 17 developing nations and spread the Gospel. We send congrats to Nicole (Farmer) Hurd PhD. She is the 18th president of Lafayette College in Easton PA. Schooling scoop: Angie (Buckinham) Melton’s eldest, Matthew, is a senior at Penn State majoring in public relations and minoring in music technology. Daughter Caroline graduated from high school as a member of five academic honors societies and is a first-year student at U of Maryland at College Park, where she will seek a double major in public policy and environmental science. Doug Heberle’s daughter Regan is a first-year student at Bird College Conservatoire for Musical Theatre in London. Wedding bells: Brittany Graham married Greg Coppage in front of family on May 21 on the Carolina Grace yacht in Cornelius NC. They celebrated their honeymoon in Turks and Caicos. Baby booties: Janice O’Leary welcomed future Domer Gridley Alexander on May 14. Congrats new mom. Amy (Keough) and Tom Ninneman became grandparents when their daughter, Mary (Ninneman) Cardon ’19 and husband, Chris, welcomed a daughter July 10. Amy and Tom also have three children at Marquette: one in grad school and two undergrads. Other new grandparents in the class include Lynn (Mordan) and Rob Shoenbauer, who added the title when daughter Lauren and husband Edward welcomed son Shea Randall Mallak on July 16. He was named Shea for Schoenbauer and Randall for Edward’s dad. Campus corner: Sarah (Esterline) and Jon Sampson ’91 will be on campus for the Purdue game to see their son Alex, one of the Leprechauns leading the cheers. He is a senior on the cheerleading squad and will cheer for home football games when he is not acting as the Leprechaun. While I try to check social media, please send me updates so we can share with the class. Our Facebook page is a great resource for ticket swapping, too. Please note the new alumni website and photo directory. Go to my.nd.edu and share family news, mini reunions or graduations. Class Facebook page: U of Notre Dame, Class of 1992. I hope to see you at Reunion. God bless. Go Irish. — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; ndclassof92@gmail.com 


92MBA Class SecretaryJulie Pendell;



92JD Class SecretaryPaul A. Drey;

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


93 No Arrests, Tattoos or Dismemberments

Imagine my gratitude when I received several LinkedIn connection requests after titling a recent Class Notes column “Crickets.” Matt Helminiak not only connected but also shared an update. He expressed a concern that many of you feel: how to summarize 28 years in a sentence or two. Well, let Matt be an inspiration. Per Matt, the things he has not done are probably more interesting: No arrests, tattoos, or dismemberments. No midlife crisis. Matt and his wife, Lou Ann, have three kids, Mark, Lauren and Kate. He spent 24 years working in his family construction business before taking a government appointment running a division of the Department of Labor in Maryland. He enforces about 30 different laws and tries not to make the news or get dragged in front of the legislature too often. Matt shared that his teenage daughters decided that his stack of old ND T-shirts are now “vintage” and cool, so he gets to see his shirts, including a Bookstore Basketball shirt, around the house and occasionally on their Instagram. I protest that our college years qualify as vintage, even as we turn 50. However, I must say we enjoyed stellar cotton quality back in the day since I still have an Antostal shirt and only recently tossed a ’93 St. Patty’s Day shirt. Kevin Keefe also replied to my “Crickets” plea, specifically responding to my comment that I had ditched Facebook. He and his wife, Andrea, also closed their accounts after watching The Social Dilemma on Netflix. They don’t want their kids using those platforms and figured they didn’t have a leg to stand on if they still had accounts. The Keefes did some remote working and learning in Florida during COVID last year, and they made a permanent move in June. Buh-bye, cold Chicago, hello temperate climes of Naples. Their move is really about being closer to Kevin’s mom as she gets older. It was the right time to do it, and this past year has taught everyone (almost) that we can do our jobs effectively from anywhere. Shannon Klinger and her husband, Jim, returned to Boston after almost 10 years of living and working in Germany and Switzerland. On June 1, Shannon took the role of chief legal officer for Moderna and enjoys all that comes with leaving an established pharmaceutical company for an organization whose first commercial sale was only in December 2020. Prior to this role, she was the chief legal officer for Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. They are adapting to being back in the US. Shannon is surprised that Whole Foods delivers to their door in two hours, which was not the case when they left in 2012. Naturally, Shannon cannot wait to enjoy football season now that they are living in the right time zone. Last October, Megan and Dave Certo and their four children took Dave’s dream trip by booking sleeper compartments on Amtrak’s Empire Builder train from Chicago to Glacier National Park. They hiked for three days then took the train to Seattle, where they visited Matt Bomberger, his lovely wife, Michelle (Hayden) Bomberger ’94, and their two kids in their new house. Their friend Ken Roach joined them for a celebration; that is until Dave missed the bottom step on Matt’s spiral staircase and ended up in the ER with a broken foot. Despite the injury, they had a lovely visit with their dear friends in Seattle and a spectacular experience in Glacier Park, where two-thirds of the million acres and the entire country of Canada were closed by COVID. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com;


93MBA See You at the Game

Hello everyone. ND football is here. I hope many of you have been able to attend a game this year. Please consider attending the Mendoza Graduate Business Program tailgating event if you are not hosting a tailgate yourself. Alumni, faculty and current students are invited. In the past, the cost was $5 per person. I have not seen any information as I am writing this in July. Please contact me if you plan on attending a game. I would love to see all of you. My next deadline is Oct. 15. Thank you. — Tricia Hug Schorr; cell 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com 


93JD The Real Thing

We have a few updates. Hank Alford reports that his daughter is starting law school this fall and I happen to know that she is nothing short of brilliant. Jimmy Zendejas’ law firm was voted best law firm in Colorado Springs and I happen to know it was mainly due to Jimmy Z’s brilliance. Martin Heli maintains that organic light beer is not real beer and invites any classmate to come to Germany to sample the real thing. Susan Wilham reports that she has moved her office from the dining room to the sewing room and that she acquired two pandemic kittens. Rich Rolwing was responsible for arresting the “Lion.” Google the story titled “The Lion, the Polygamist, and the Biofuel Scam” and see what great work Rich is doing. Mary Malone has been focusing her efforts on facilitating a 2021 Bruce Springsteen tour. The next time she sees Bruce will be her 98th show. I personally would also love to see The Boss live in 2022. Adriana Sanford is becoming a prolific speaker. Check out the Sanford & Hall Report. (Google will help you find it). Lynn Pregenzer (nka Hook) says she was working from home before it was cool to work from home and she is kicking butt in the legal sense. Pat Carlson (McMammon) is as busy as ever as senior regional underwriting counsel for the First American Title Insurance Company. She reports that her son Harry ’22 will graduate in May as a finance and econ double major. David Birks and Erin Bartholmy remain in Chicago. Erin is a partner with Chapman and Cutler, where she has been since graduation, and Dave is his own boss. They have two amazing boys. (Erin didn’t tell me to say that.) Bridget Schoenig moved back to her hometown of Erie PA to become senior counsel of the claims legal department at Erie Insurance. Bridget’s daughters are contemplating careers in law. They are chips off the old block. Julie Briscoe’s daughter, Brooke, turned 11 and is nearly as sharp as Julie. Solid work people. Please keep me updated so I can keep everyone updated. Many of the class reported great memories of Professor Smithburn via social media posts. What a wonderful man. Remember him in your prayers, please. Go Irish. Reach out to me and let me know what’s going on in your lives and I will spread the word. 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 Back to School

Congratulations to Matt Cannizzo, who is headed back to college. Matt has accepted a position at ND as an associate director of development on the New York Metro team. He looks forward to seeing many classmates when they visit campus. Make sure you stop by and say hi. Speaking of the New York Metro area, James Riley took NYC by storm in July when he accompanied Bela Nanni, who opened for Chicago at the world-famous Beacon Theatre. Rumors are swirling of a world tour. Steve Camilleri, who has served as the executive director of the Center for the Homeless in South Bend for 16 years, was featured on the first episode of the most recent season of the Everyday Holiness podcast earlier this year. It is an inspiring listen. You want more inspiration? Upon discovering that a high school friend was in prison, Brennan Murphy worked for four years to overturn his sentence: researching the case, making a documentary highlighting the evidence of his friend’s innocence and raising money for a legal defense fund. In 2018, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the conviction with a unanimous decision, and Brennan’s friend, Heath Stoneman, walked out of prison after six years. In February 2021, the district attorney dropped all felony charges against Heath and closed the case. Brennan is married to Cora Sandberg ’94SMC, and they have three children: Abigail, Charles and Fintan. Matt Umhofer, a partner at Spertus, Landes & Umhofer LLP in Los Angeles, brought a lawsuit on behalf of the LA Alliance for Human Rights against the City and County of Los Angeles for their handling of the homelessness crisis and demanding government action to end homelessness in Los Angeles. In April 2021, Matt secured a landmark $1 billion preliminary injunction in federal court in California, which included sweeping actions required of the City and County of Los Angeles to offer and provide shelter to all persons living in Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Send me a note with news, let me know what is happening, or just say hi. I remain your humble scrivener. — Joe Poe; ndclass1994@yahoo.com 


94MBA Not Disappointed this Time

A big apology to those who regularly and religiously look forward to reading this column and bust my chops when I don’t write one. (I am talking to you, Pierre Nona.) I think it’s been over a year since I published one. I would blame the pandemic but really, that’s just an excuse. In any event, I hope this column finds everyone as healthy and happy as possible. It certainly has been a long 18 months. By the time this is published, we should be well into the football season. A handful of us will have been at the Toledo game, including Angela (Stavropoulos) Laurite, Megan (Lee) and Dave Hilal, Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, Jenner Davis, J. Matt Carr and his better half, and Scott Steiger. I know several classmates also will be at the Wisconsin game in Chicago, including Steiger, Tom Reyes, Mark Lambert, Phil Neri and Cam Johnson. Others that should be in attendance include Dan Pezolt, Kevin “Dook” Dougherty, Sean O’Neill, Matt Kavanaugh (likely) and Nona. I assume the 11 a.m. CT start will be painful for most. Mid-July saw a fun gathering of Domers in Hilton Head SC. In attendance were M. Scott Aubry, Julie (Snook) and Chris Ohlmeyer, Mike “Mulster” Mulligan, Dave Pasquale and Kathy (Hardiek) Dougherty (with Kevin, of course), as well as Nona and Pezolt, who made a surprise appearance via my car and were treated as celebrities. Selfishly, it was nice for me to have company on the five-hour drive from Atlanta. They never once complained about my musical choices or my driving. Pasquale took control of the beach baseball game with all the kids; Aubry and Mulligan were largely responsible for setting up the beach chairs between Shipyard and Palmetto Dunes; Doc carted some chairs and a cooler via bicycle; and Ohlmeyer showed up. There was gluten-free beer, White Claws, rosé for Aubs, and of course regular beer. I think Aubry won the bodysurfing contest, though Doc tried hard to beat him. Pasquale’s baseball game was a big hit, though I think his arm was a little sore from pitching for an hour and a half. The Mulligans were kind enough to cook dinner for everyone twice. Included were burgers, hot dogs, chicken, tater tots and other goodies — definitely a fun time. The Buccellatos have been playing a lot of golf from what I can tell. Hilal will be at the USC game with Dan Renouard and Jon Langenfeld and the rest of the “family,” I believe. Dave is very much enjoying retired life. I’m not sure if Megan is. We will miss Diana (Stratbucker) Cook and Jeff at the game this year, but they are busy moving into their new home. I caught up briefly with Craig Hartman, who is doing well and still working with Alvarez & Marsal. If I missed anything, let me know. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com 


94JD Checking In

Jim Frasher checked in recently and let me know that Xuan (Sue) Tran has been named the general counsel of SC Johnson in Racine WI and Scott Arakaki has opened his own practice in Honolulu focusing on commercial real estate litigation. I hope everyone is well during these challenging times. Please send me information and updates for future publication. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com 


95MBA Growing ND Family

Elizabeth Lauer ’21, the daughter of Kerry (Manheimer) and Tom Lauer 89, graduated magna cum laude in May and won the Elmer Layden Award for Excellence in Accounting. She will move to Atlanta and work for PWC. These proud parents also celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this year and are living in Charlotte. Bailey Baumbick ’21, daughter of Lisa (Medalia) and Jim Baumbick graduated in May with a political science major. She will move to Washington DC and work for Booz Allen Consulting. Lisa and her family are back in Michigan after spending time in Australia and Germany. Anu (Arora) Madan’s younger son, Kabir Madan, will be studying at ND this fall. Kabir plans to study computer science. Chise Mori is doing well in Japan. She is expanding her health coaching certification with an additional sports nutrition focus. She planned to be a foreign media services Olympic volunteer for the Summer Olympics. Maria Vivero PhD, an associate professor, Dept. of Economics and Finance at the U of Dayton, is making a positive impact on the next generation. She developed a new course: Finance for the Common Good. The course was inspired by her time at ND and will teach students how to help corporations raise capital not only for the bottom line but also use it to advance social causes for the greater good. Wishing good health and happiness for all of you. Go Irish. — Renee Werner; 134 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs IL 60480; 773-528-3929;  renee.werner@alumni.nd.edu


95JD Family and Career Updates

Victor Nieto checked in from Texas with updates on his career and family: “Angelica and I recently celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary while vacationing in Colorado with our family. (The younger) Victor is now 30 years old. Some may remember that he walked up with me at our graduation ceremony when he was four years old. He is married and he and his wife, Colleen, live and work in Chicago. Some may remember that Carina was born just before finals during our second year of law school and was baptized at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. She is now 27 and recently moved to live and work in Madison WI. Luis is 24 and was born in Houston. Prior to the pandemic he moved to live and work in San Francisco. Angelica and I continue to live in The Woodlands, where we have lived for 23 years. I am a director of tax controversy and technology at Halliburton. We hope that all are well.” Editor’s note: Who could forget the four-year-old Victor walking at graduation with his father, or seeing baby Carina around the law school? Such great memories. Bill Walsh, who lives in Charlotte, updates us on his new position: “I left Fifth Third Bank, where I served as chief ethics officer and senior compliance director for the last seven years, to become the chief compliance officer of First Citizens Bank as they complete their acquisition of CIT Bank.” Finally, Terrance Henderson says hello from Houston, where he works at Comerica Bank as SVP and deputy general counsel. Wishing you all well. — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com


96 Class Secretary Kate Crisham;



96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;



96JD Exciting Developments

Congratulations to Tammy Ramos, who was invited by the Notre Dame Alumni Association to lead a workshop on diversity, equity and inclusion at the ND Alumni Leadership Conference in April. Tammy also was invited to moderate a panel discussion with Notre Dame leaders: Dean of the Law School, G. Marcus Cole; Provost Marie Lynn Miranda; and Angie Torain, former senior associate athletics director, to discuss their vision for greater inclusivity and diversity at the Dome. In case you didn’t know, Tammy has made it her lifelong career mission to work with law firms and organizations to create diverse, inclusive and equitable cultures. Please feel free to reach out to her directly if your organization would like her expertise and support. www.inclusion-inc.com, tammy@inclusion-inc.com, 707-208-5446. Ed Perdue has spun off his leadership speaking and training practice to a new entity, the Military Intelligence Company, and is accepting live bookings at veteranspeaker.com. Yours truly, Chris Spataro, celebrated my 50th birthday and 10th wedding anniversary with Jodi Spataro. I also welcomed my first grandchild, Drew, from eldest daughter Kimber, and celebrated the nuptials of middle daughter Taylor, and the high school graduation of youngest daughter Becky. This all took place within a four-month span. In other words, it was not a boring summer for the Spataro family. If you have any personal or professional updates that you would like to have published in Class Notes, please send them to me. — Chris Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; 574-596-2417; chrisjspataro@gmail.com 


97 Busy Getting Back into Life      

This issue, I did not receive any updates from our classmates. I am hoping this means that everyone has been slowly making it back into the real world of social gathering, restaurant eating, concert-going and vacation-taking. I am sure that once the summer slows, I will be inundated with all the new and exciting adventures everyone has been on over the last six months. Please stay safe. Go Irish. Please send updates. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com


97MBA Class SecretaryPaul Anthony Mongelluzzo;

646- 584-7340; paulanthonymba@gmail.com 


97JD Class SecretaryJulie Vales;

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


98 Awards and Achievements

Jenny Shank’s short story collection, Mixed Company, won the George Garrett Fiction Prize and will be published by Texas Review Press on Oct. 15. Jenny will be doing some readings in support of the book release. She is scheduled to launch the book at Book Bar in Denver on Oct. 16 and will read at the Boulder Book Store on Oct. 21. Jenny serves on the faculty of the Mile High MFA program at Regis U in Denver. She lives in Boulder with her husband, Julien, and their kids, Maya and Theo. Rev. Brian Carpenter, PSS, (Society of St. Sulpice) completed his doctoral studies at the U of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, where he was awarded a Doctorate in Sacred Theology. Father Brian and on the faculty at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. Father Brian also shares that Rev. Shawn Gould, PSS, was received as a temporary member of the Society of St. Sulpice and will be working in Rome on a Doctor of Sacred Theology degree. 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 Great to Be Back

Sean King will be involved in a six-part Notre Dame mainland China policy series this fall semester. He was able to visit campus this summer while visiting a work friend in Long Beach IN. As most of us can agree, he says it’s always great to be back, whatever the reason. He lives four blocks from Svetlin Krastev and they have become regular lunch buddies. Go Irish. — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu


99JD Class Secretary Steve Boettinger;