Graduate Schools

Accountancy Class Secretary — Kim Talianko; 



A record setting 75+ ND School of Architecture alumni and friends attended the annual reception during the AIA Conference/Convention held in Chicago in June. Hosted by former Dean Michael Lykoudis, FAIA and assisted by staff members Matt Money ’68, Asst. Director of Operations who will be leaving to join the staff of the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce as well as focus on his family’s real estate agency; Sean Patrick Nohelty AIA ’97, Academic Director of External Relations and Prof. of Practice who is also leaving to pursue further professional and family goals and John Mellor,’95, ’10 M.ADU (Masters in Architectural Design & Urbanism). Guests of Honor included the 2022 Orlando T. Maione Award recipient, Barbara Panzica and family and donors of the new School of Architecture Walsh Family Hall of Architecture, Joyce and Matthew Walsh. Some of the Alumni I was able to meet in person included Katherine McGah, AIA ’79 VP Construction Services with HKS Architects, Atlanta; Jules Dingle FAIA ’95, Principal with DIGSAU Architects, Philadelphia; Karen E. Danko AIA ’03, Senior Assoc. Architect with Moody-Nolan, Architects, Columbus OH; Mary (Kron) ’79SMC and John Iwaszkiewicz ’79 who has his own firm in Elmhurst IL; Michael D. Brennan AIA ’92, PhD. Exec. Director, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Office of Construction & Facilities Management; Frank Musica ’73, ’78JD, ’78MBA. Risk Management Consultant with Victor Insurance, Bethesda MD; Dan Sullivan AIA ’96, Leader of Client Development Services and Assoc. with Hastings + Chivetta, St. Louis; Thomas M. Dietz AIA ’01, Assoc. with Jaeger Nickola Kuhlman & Assocs., Park Ridge IL; Jane M. (Wagner) ’82 and Martin J. Murphy79, Marty is a Principal with Alliance Architects, South Bend; Anna ’78SMC and Mark E. Trier FAIA ’79, Past President of JRA Architects, Louisville a new fellow of the AIA and son David ’05 (BSEE); Gabriel Jacobs ’17 is with Antunovich Assocs., Chicago; Kathleen (O’Connell) Reid ’80, Virginia Beach, recently retired from NAVFAC in Norfolk VA; Peter F. Vieira FAIA ’90 with Payette Architects, Boston; Brian G. Droste ’10, Chicago; Debra Nauta-Rodriguez FAIA ’85, U. Architect and AVP Facilities @ Catholic U of America, Washington DC; John Horky FAIA ’84, Milwaukee who started a new business in April, Ripples, by Design where he will focus on architecture life as a career coach; Eva Baghdan ’19, with Solomon Caldwell Buenz, Chicago; Jonathan Unger ’19, with BKV, Chicago; Robert L. Price Jr. ’90, Asia Pacific Studio Head at BDG architecture + design; and Ronald B. Blitch FAIA ’76, President BlitchKnevel Architects, New Orleans was elected Vice-Chancellor of the College of Fellows ExCom for 2023. He was also elected Chair for the third time of the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners. Also, at the convention but unable to attend the reception was William J. Bates FAIA ’75 2019 AIA National President. Congratulations to Joyce E. Owens FAIA ’84, Fort Myers, who was just awarded the 2022 AIA Florida Gold Medal in recognition of a “distinguished career over and above what is normally expected.” The Gold Medal is the highest award that AIA Florida can bestow on a member. Tiffany E. Haile AICP ’00 has been promoted to the role of Associate Principal, Planning + Project Services for AE Works, Pittsburgh. The firm is a building design and consulting firm. David Heit AIA ’94 is the founding principal of Civium Architects, Topeka KS. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of classmate George J. Mojzisek ’57, Baltimore. Orlando T. Maione, FAIA Emeritus, FACHA Emeritus, 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790-2521; 631-246-5660; fax 516-578-5320; — Orlando T. Maione, FAIA Emeritus, FACHA Emeritus, NCARB; 27 Bucknell Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790-2521; 631-246-5660; fax 516-578-5320;


Biological Sciences

Just as the deadline for this letter was upon us, news was received of the death of Edward A. Havell ’70PhD on July 19 in Arlington Heights IL after a very short illness. Ed was one month short of his 79th birthday and, as was mentioned in the Spring 2022 issue, had moved back to the Chicago area, his hometown, several years after his retirement as Research Professor of Immunology at NC State U to be close to his relatives. Ed came to the Department as a postgraduate following his BS biology degree in 1965 from St. Procopius College (now Benedictine U) in Lisle IL. He initially worked for a short time in the laboratories of Professors Theodore Starr and Bernard “Bob” Wostmann before doing his doctoral thesis under the direction of Prof. Ole Holtermann, a virologist who was initiating studies on cytokines in mice. Ed’s dissertation title was “The influence of the microflora on interferon induction,” a finding too late to be in his thesis was the first hint of an Interferon (IFN)-beta subtype (a monoclonal antibody produced and characterized in 1983 in Havell’s lab at the Trudeau Institute against murine IFN-gamma is a popular reagent still used around the world). Following his thesis defense, Ed was offered a postdoc at NYU with renowned interferon researcher, Jan Vilˇcek, an appointment that became the foundation for an extraordinarily successful academic career. Additional details on Havell’s career were published in this column upon his retirement in April 2016 (Summer 2016 p. 87). This has been a relatively slow quarter for communications from alumni of the Department (did everyone go on vacation?) so we are grateful for a communication from Dickson D. “Dick” Despommier ’67PhD Prof. Emeritus in the School of Public Health at Columbia U, his undergraduate alma mater. Dick is now into his 80s but refuses to slow down. Although he is not able to spend as much time as he would like on trout streams, he is still busy in academic pursuits. In addition to being the non-virologist on the virology podcast, “This Week in Virology,” Dick is authoring a new book entitled The New City. His earlier book, The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century (available from Amazon and other book sellers), about high rise vertical farming in cities, has gone into a second edition. That book was a product of his Medical Ecology course at Columbia. Dick also reports that this coming academic year, he’ll be teaching a new course at Fordham U on “Ecology for Designers” which is the basis for his New City book. Once again, updates from recent alumni would be appreciated to keep friends and other alumni informed of moves, professional advancement, etc. — Joan Smith Carter ’71MS and Philip B. Carter ’67, ’71PhD; 12916 Barsanlaw Drive, Raleigh NC 27613-6400; res 919-848-2192;


History Class Secretary Mary Linehan ’91PhD; 


Mathematics Class Secretary Patti Strauch;

255 Hurley Hall, Notre Dame IN 46556; bus 574-631-7083;


Master of Nonprofit Administration

Mark your calendars for the MNA Reunion in the spring of 2023. Mendoza Director of Alumni Relations, Ryan Retartha ’07, informed MNA alumni of this exciting event. The Mendoza College of Business and the faculty and staff of the MNA programs are thrilled to finally invite us to the first ever MNA Reunion on April 28-30, 2023. The weekend will be filled with learning, networking, and celebrating the journeys and accomplishments of hundreds of MNA alumni growing the good in business each day. As you reconnect with classmates ahead of the reunion, please be sure all of them have their profiles updated on so that they can receive these emails. Hoping to see many of you at the reunion next spring. As always, you are encouraged to submit your 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;

455 W. Lindsey, Room 205, Norman OK 73019; 405-325-3735;


Graduate Degrees

Mariele Courtois ’17MTS received her doctoral degree in Moral Theology & Ethics with distinction from The Catholic U of America in Washington, DC in May. Her dissertation is entitled “Biomedical Challenges to Identity and Parenthood: An Investigation into the Ethics of Genetic Technologies at the Beginning of Life.” She has joined the faculty of Benedictine College in Atchison KS as an Assistant Professor of Theology. Charles M. (Chuck) Lepkowsky, ’83MA,’84PhD, has been awarded the American Psychological Association Division 55 (Society for Prescribing Psychology) 2022 John Preston Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Psychopharmacology. — Marvin J. LaHood ’58MA, ’62PhD; 93 Parkhaven Drive, Amherst NY 14228; 716-691-4648;