90 Juego Como Campeon 

After many years in Toronto, Joni (Martin) ’92 and Phil Rauen live in the Kansas City area with their three active children. Phil is a partner at AT Kearney and Joni is a noted yoga instructor and life coach. They love to travel when COVID dips or any time the Royals or Chiefs are playing for championships. Daughter Faith is an accomplished vocalist and is studying communications at St. Louis U. Son Daniel just finished a long junior hockey career and will start at Notre Dame this fall, majoring in business and Chinese. Their youngest son, Finn, wants to follow his brother to ND unless his soccer, futsal, place-kicking, volleyball, basketball, track and field, stage or religious pursuits take him elsewhere. Anne (Newett) Lewis reports that the youngest of her three kids, Clare, will start at Notre Dame in the fall. Clare joins brother Jack ’24 in South Bend and follows the path of older sister Madeleine ’19. Anne never expected but is thrilled they all love ND. It has given her an excuse for four more years of football Saturdays. Anne’s been working most of her career in special ed as an art therapist for Fairfax County Public Schools outside DC. She recently has been mentoring a handful of undergrads who might pursue an art therapy career after Notre Dame. Lisa and Jim Prisby live in Hinsdale IL with their three children. Jim has been the co-owner of Hinsdale based Caprio Prisby Architectural Design since 1993. This award-winning, innovative custom architectural design firm has completed more than 500 new homes, renovations and additions in the area. In 2011, Jim expanded his business to include a separate custom home builder construction company called Arbor Pointe Artisan Homes. Jim is now able to help his clients through the entire home building process, from the start of design plans through home building completion. Kate Healy recently joined Robinson+Cole as a partner in their health law group. Kate advises health care entities on transactional and complex health care regulatory matters. Kate and her husband, Charlie Craig, live in Cumberland Foreside ME and love visitors. Their daughter, Emily Healy ’22, graduated from ND in May. Led by director Chris Travers, Juego Como Campeon (Play Like a Champion, a 501(c)3) is a sports and educational initiative focusing on academic reinforcement, personal responsibility and community involvement for disadvantaged kids in the Dominican Republic. It needs your help. If you can spare an hour a week to help with virtual English classes, organize a local US sporting goods drive, help plan a fundraiser or just care to find out more about the initiative, please email juegocomocampeon@gmail.com or visit juegocomocampeon.org. 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 Hello

I hope you and your families are doing well and enjoying the summer. Since I was last in touch, I got to see a few of you, which was great. At the USC game last fall, Rick and I had fun with Christine (Cronin) ’90SMC and Tom Falkenberg, Laura and John Watkins, Rich Beck, Jennifer (Hirschfeld) and Bob Ryan, and Scott Hardek. This spring, we met up with Carol (Reed) and Steve Chan, Christine and Brian Calistri, Rich Beck and Jim Stricker in NYC when the Chans were visiting their daughter. It felt like time stood still with lots of laughs late into the night, and we all agreed to do it again soon. Also, we got to see John Watkins during a trip to Cape Cod. John and Laura have a beautiful home on the Cape where they recently decided to spend most of their time. Patti (Kelly) McLaughlin continues her great work in the Law School’s career development office; it was great to see her during a trip to campus last year. In other news, I heard that Brian LeDuc accepted a position as deputy director of International Bridges to Justice and was planning a move to Geneva. Please let me know if you plan to be at any games this fall. A few of us have flights booked for the Shamrock Series in Las Vegas so please reach out if you’re planning to be there. That’s all for now. Be well and please drop a note to let me know how you’re doing. — Cathy (Pollock) Gregory; cagregory@sbcglobal.net


91 Class SecretarySuzi (Criqui) Mueller;



91MBA Class Secretary Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch;



91JD Happy and Sad

I have happy and sad news to share. First, congratulations to Ginny Mikita for being selected the Brandi Award recipient from the Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. The Animal Law Section established the Brandi Award “to recognize a person in the legal or legislative professions who does something remarkable for animals.” Since 1991, Ginny has dedicated her life to advocating for animals and it is a significant part of her legal practice. Ginny went to law school with the specific intention of using her legal skills to protect all animals. She advocates on behalf of individual animals and their caretakers, humane societies, rescues and veterinarians. Now, I am sad to share the news that Dan Cahill passed away in October 2021 from heart complications in Albany NY. As noted in his obituary, Dan was a “deeply thoughtful, caring man, who valued love, loyalty and honesty above all.” Dan leaves behind his wife, Anne Marie, his high school sweetheart, whom he married the summer between our 2L and 3L years, and twin daughters, Eleanor and Faye, 12, who were the loves of his life. Dan practiced law in Saratoga Springs NY in the firm he co-founded, Cahill Gambino LLP. He previously practiced at larger firms and with Steve Wink at Cahill/Wink LLP. Dan loved to visit New Orleans, where he was a member of the Krewe of Tucks Mardi Gras organization. Since law school, Dan was a part of a spirited sports email and text chain with classmates Mike Vild, Steve Wink, Matt Fricker, Jay Lewis, Joe Bauerschmidt and Kathy Zelenock, each representing their undergraduate institutions with enthusiasm, while also cheering on the Irish. Kathy Z fondly wrote, “Dan’s commentary supporting the Fighting Illini will be sorely missed, as will his caring friendship, which the group shared through many life events.” Mike Vild represented the group at Dan’s funeral, paying great tribute both with his spoken remarks and his heartfelt singing. Dan’s wit and intellect will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace, Dan. Until next time, act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God. — Martha Trout; 12823 Clark St., Clive IA 50325; 515-249-9235; marthatrout@gmail.com


92 Empty Nests, New Beginnings     

Betsy (Paulsen) and Wally Crapps send word they are empty nesters. Their eldest, Katherine, graduated from the U of Kentucky summa cum laude and is an event planner in the San Francisco area. David is a junior at the U of South Carolina. He is a sports management major and this year has worked the Ryder Cup, a World Cup soccer game, the Super Bowl, and the Masters. Their third, John, is a freshman at U of Michigan. He loves it there and understands his parents will not start cheering for his team. Wally is still at Ford working in testing and Betsy works for their parish as the director of religious ed. She is also trying to get Mom Prom (momprom.org) to the big screen as some movie writers just pitched the idea. Keep your fingers crossed. John Plumb was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in at the Pentagon as the first ever assistant secretary of defense for space policy. His portfolio includes space, cyber and nuclear weapons policy for the Department of Defense. Steve Trzeciak MD, MPH published a new book, Wonder Drug: 7 Scientifically Proven Ways That Serving Others Is the Best Medicine for Yourself. It shows scientific evidence that serving others is not just the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do for your physical health, mental health, happiness and wellbeing, and even your professional success. He is a professor, chair and chief of medicine for Cooper U Health Care in Camden NJ. His son Christian is a freshman at ND. Libby (Walker) Joshi sent the news that her daughter, Shefali, is a freshman at the U of Texas where she is in the McCombs School of Business and plans to study finance with a minor in marketing. Libby’s son, Shaan, is in high school. He is in a special education class as he has a rare genetic disorder called Joubert Syndrome. He is 17 and received a kidney transplant five years ago donated by her husband, Nirmal. Their family moved from Indiana to Ponte Vedra Beach FL and are now a few miles from her parents. Libby’s dad is Paul Walker ’57. Lynn (Willett) Novak MD left her job at Cigna/Express Scripts and is now the chief medical officer of Lark Health. Lark is a Silicon Valley-based health technology company that does digital health coaching by combining biometric monitoring (think FitBit, Apple Watch) and artificial intelligence to support patients with chronic health conditions. Her twin daughters, Sarah and Emily, will be juniors at ND. Class of 2026: Lots of college letters have been posted. Jennifer (McRedmond) Ragsdale shared that son Reid will be on campus next year. Kristin (Gafvert) Hammerschmitt’s son John will join his sister Ellie on campus next year as well. Wedding bells: Jamie Reidy tied the knot with Alyson Yarberry on April 9 in Palm Desert CA. Baby booties: congrats to Martin Scruggs on the birth of his son Jaiden on April 22. Joining our reunion cycle are a few kids of classmates: Sheila (Heslin) and Matt Jones will have son Quinn ’22 join our reunion cycle. Maureen (Nelligan) and Tom Fisher’s daughter Anna ’22 also graduated in May. Seen on campus: Tray Siegfried’s son, Bob ’23, will be an RA in Pangborn next year. Tray is a brigadier general with the Oklahoma Air National Guard outside of Tulsa. Condolences to the family and friends of Bernard Mannelly, who passed away March 23. Several Alumni Dawgs and other classmates attended his service, including Joseph Blanco, Mark Rahiya, Jon Martin, Todd Norman ’93, John Coffey, Brian Shortal and Dave Florenzo. Note the new alumni website and photo directory. Go to my.nd.edu and share family news, minireunions, college acceptance news and graduations. 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 Class SecretaryAnne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas;

623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com


93MBA Class SecretaryTricia Hug Schorr;

317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com


93JD Keep the Updates Coming

One of the perks of this job is having the opportunity to reconnect with people you have not heard from in a while, and I have been fortunate to receive a few such contacts this quarter. Rob Mitchell checked in from Tampa, where he continues to work as an instructor for the US Special Operations Command. Rob reports that his son Ted, who many of us may remember from our years in South Bend, is now 42, while his youngest daughter will be a senior at Tampa Catholic HS in the fall. Martin Heli checked in from Germany, where he works as a federal civil service attorney for the US Air Forces in Europe and Africa. Martin was recently working in Poland negotiating arrangements for US troop deployments on the eve of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. His two sons are both stateside. The elder, Martin ’21, is a Notre Dame graduate, while his younger, Paul, is a junior at Cal Poly. Martin and his wife, Kathie, anticipate a return to the states sooner than later. Jamie O’Brien reports that Dan Duffy and Sheila O’Grady recently visited campus to show their high school-age children around, as their daughter hopes to attend Notre Dame. Dan serves as a judge in Cook County IL while Sheila works as a senior client partner in the consumer practice of Korn Ferry’s Chicago office. Jane Nagle also checked in from Chicago, where she reports that she, Rich McDermott and their daughters are well. Their eldest daughter graduated from Notre Dame from their living room in 2020 and has been invited to return in person in 2022, while their youngest has followed in her mother’s footsteps rowing crew at Harvard-Radcliffe. Jane is in a book club with Mary Beth (Welch) Andrews and she is passionate about mentoring young people and helping them facilitate connections to assist with their educational and professional development. The class Facebook page documented David Birks chaperoning a high school Model UN trip to New York, where he was able to introduce the student delegates to a United Nations senior political affairs officer in Kiho Cha. Also observed was Gilberto Perez celebrating his investiture as a family court judge in Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit despite having been on the job since October 2020, another celebration that experienced a COVID delay. His investiture was attended by David Haimes, who serves as a Florida circuit court judge in the 17th Judicial Circuit. Thank you for the updates; I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Remember we have our 30th reunion only a year away. Stay well, God bless, and go Irish. — Joe DiRienzo; DiRienzo & DiRienzo, 116 Saint Paul St., Westfield NJ 07090; res 908-812-2765; bus 908-233-6700; jd1@dirienzo-law.com


94 Class SecretaryJoe Poe;



94MBA Summer 2022

Summer is here and right after that, football season. As indicated in the last column, several of us will be at the Marshall game: Angela (Stavropoulos) Laurite, Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, Jenner Davis, Scott Steiger, Diana (Stratbucker) Cook, Megan (Lee) and Dave Hilal and J. Matt Carr. Unfortunately, Mark Mildenberger will not be able to make it. Angela and I had fun in London in March visiting our daughter and spending some quality time with the Hilals. Momentum continues to build for a trip to Las Vegas in October when the Irish take on BYU. It seems attendees could be Mike D. Mulligan, Pierre Nona, Daniel J. Pezolt, Matthew Kavanaugh, M. Scott Aubry, Christopher Brett Ohlmeyer, David Pasquale, Chris Zulanas and possibly M. Sean O’Neill. However, in the big bummer category, there will be no Kevin Dougherty. Last column, with a little inspiration from Shannon (David) Pezolt ’92SMC, I started a little “where are they” section of the column to get more of the class to send me information. While I wouldn’t call it a rousing success, it did work, at least somewhat. I will give a great big thank you to Gary Callaghan for taking the bait. Gary did not want to be called out so provided me with excellent information about himself. After grad school, he lived in Boston until 2003 working for Arthur Andersen. He then moved back to the DC area, his hometown, and has worked as a managing director with Protiviti since 2008. Gary married an ND alum, Lisa, and they have three kids. They live in Falls Church VA. They went to the Fiesta Bowl in January and saw Mark Murphy and Mike Smiggen. (Guys, it is your turn to give me some info.) He also stays in touch with several other classmates including Jim Gates, Sara Gill, Chris Fitzsimmons, Kevin Fitzsimmons (were they related?) and Bob and Colleen Costello. You all are officially required to email me with updates on your own lives. Speaking of Shannon and Dan Pezolt, we had the great pleasure of joining them for Easter brunch this year. I am going to carry over the “where are you” from last column, so Brian Carroll or Brit Railston, say something. How about Beth Bonczek or Laura Tonella? Brian, Brit, Beth and Laura, if you read this, reach out. If somebody else reads this who has contact with them, let me know. You too, Kevin Berch and Dan Gillig. And where are Charles Oliva (who turns 60 this year), Craig Hartman, Miguel Ardaiz and Julie (Ying) Sheng? Chris Nines? I could research on LinkedIn, but what would be the fun of that? Please let Angela and me know how you’re doing. I need more info to fill this column. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com


94JD Fitness

Scott Arakaki shared that Sue Tran was promoted last year to general counsel of SC Johnson in Milwaukee. Scott is continuing the far west ND law reunion by meeting in Honolulu this May with Clint Fedderson, who is continuing his successful bass guitar career. In the meantime, Mark Yoshida organized a “step’’ party group on Facebook, that included several ’94JD alums who collectively amassed over 14 million steps in four weeks, all in the name of fitness. Thanks to Cathy Viray who gathered this information from California. Our annual unofficial reunion will be the California game on Sept. 17. Please contact Jim Carrig or me for more information. In the interim, send me updates. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com


95 Mother of an Olympian

It was exciting to connect with my freshman roommate, Hong Ly McDonald. Hong is an accomplished realtor in Park City UT and a mother of two sons. Her son Cole McDonald was a member of 2022 US Moguls Team for the Beijing Olympics. He became the youngest male mogul skier to represent Team USA in an Olympics. It was thrilling to watch him race and so much fun to see Hong, the mother of an Olympian, and her family cheer and support Cole. It was wonderful to hear from Melinda Balli. She writes that she is proud to announce that her dream of becoming a mother finally came true with the help of a gestational carrier. Her son, Jude Rogelio Balli, was born healthy and strong on Nov. 6. He is named after St. Jude and Melinda’s late father. Theresa (Boone) and Hugo Guevara also shared exciting news. Hugo, Theresa and their three children returned from Guatemala where Theresa worked at the American School and Hugo managed US security assistance. They are next moving to Azerbaijan where Hugo will be deputy chief of mission at the US Embassy in Baku. Sarah (Donnelly) and Jeff Hopkins ran the Boston Marathon. They dedicated their runs raising over $30,000 for charities in their community. Sarah ran for the Michael Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton MA and Jeff ran for the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation in honor of his colleagues. Congratulations to Sarah and Jeff. Please keep the updates coming. Go Irish. — Molly Donius Boscarino; 745 LeBrun Road, Amherst NY 14226; 716-834-1893; mdboscarino@gmail.com


95MBA Class SecretaryRenee Werner;

134 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs IL 60480; 773-528-3929; renee.werner@alumni.nd.edu


95JD Update

Hon. James Smith reports that he is stepping down in June 2020 after seven years as an Arizona Superior Court judge in Phoenix. He’ll join Osborn Maledon PA and will focus on commercial trial work and alternative dispute resolution. Please send your updates. — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com


96 Ready for Reunion 

This has been a long time in the making. Here’s hoping that as I write this, many of you are making plans to return to campus for our belated 25-year Reunion from June 2-5. This reunion will be the largest ever, welcoming back our class, the Class of 1995, and all classes that end in 2s and 7s. We’re planning some fun ’96-specific events. By the time you read this, Reunion will have come and gone, so hopefully you enjoyed the festivities! Congratulations to Laura Merritt Bird, who published her debut middle-grade novel, Crossing the Pressure Line. It’s the perfect story for kids (especially girls) ages 8-12 who love swimming, fishing, animals, books, artcr and setting fierce goals for themselves. I can attest that my daughter, age 11, read Laura’s book and loved it. You can find it anywhere that books are sold. Finally, I am very sorry to report that our classmate Mark Mitchell IV passed away on March 18. Memorial contributions can be made to the University of Notre Dame Mark J. Mitchell IV Memorial Fund, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame IN 46556; online at giving.nd.edu/Mitchell; or phone at 574-631-5150. — Kate Crisham; Seattle WA; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov 


96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;



96JD Back to South Bend

Brendan Rielly and his wife, Erica, plan to attend the Stanford game in October and hope to see some familiar faces. After 18 years as a city councilor and council president in Westbrook ME, Brendan has taken a break from politics, handing it over to their son, Morgan, who’s in his first term as a state representative in the Maine legislature. Brendan has joined the board of Maine Equal Justice and remains very busy as the chair of his firm’s litigation and probate litigation departments. He’s also the hiring attorney, so if anyone’s interested in moving to Maine, let him know. Brendan and Morgan continue writing. Morgan has a new book out profiling new Mainers, called Dear Maine, and Brendan is finishing another thriller. Shannon, their middle child, just opened her own spa called Wellness by Shannon (another reason to move to Maine) and their youngest, Maura, will graduate from Wheaton College in Massachusetts this May. Brendan says there’s no better place to visit than Portland ME. He and Erica will leave the light on. Mike Green and yours truly Chris Spataro met up at the 2022 Bengal Bout Championships at the Purcell Pavilion on April 1. (No joke.) Mike recently moved back to the South Bend area with his wife, Jennifer, and their daughters, Teresa and Monica. I have already invited Mike to join my summer softball team in Elkhart, as a few 50-year-old teammates have retired. I, however, am still hanging on. Quick reminder that our rescheduled 25-year reunion is set for June 2-5, and there are football tickets available for the UNLV minireunion game on Oct. 22. Please contact me for details. Also, if you have any personal or professional updates that you’d 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 Coming Soon       

I do not have a lot to report this issue. Look for the fall issue for the Reunion recap. However, a special thanks to our very own Liz Mackenzie and Chris Sikora, who are chaplains at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. They were focusing on extra efforts for staff care during the Omicron surge. Cookies, prayers and Healing Touch helped bring connections and raise spirits. Every little bit helps in this crazy time. They are a great inspiration for our class. Thank you for your dedication. Please send updates. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com


97MBA 25 Years

Happy 25th anniversary to my fellow ’97MBAs. I hope this Class Notes update finds you doing well. Joy Gaffud reached out to report that she enjoyed the spring notes. Joy and family have been busy. They visited ND in April and stayed at the Embassy Suites after finding the Morris Inn was booked solid. They had a great trip and had a chance to run around the campus during the short visit. Joy’s husband, who graduated from ND’s engineering program, was on campus for a recruiting event for GE. Their son, 10, loved the campus. Joy and family attempted to enter the Mendoza business building, but the building now has codes to enter for additional security. Rich Crandall sent an update to report that the Crandalls had a daughter get married and they received nice notes from Jon Drumm in California, Ed Burns in Colorado and Tom Majdic in Wyoming. Rich reports that he was in the process of picking up their baby boy from boot camp at Fort Jackson in South Carolina and then drove him to Fort Lee in Richmond VA. Rich confirmed that life is good for the Crandall clan. Anthony Jowid sent a text with some exciting news. Anthony will be heading to Italy and France this summer with Paul Silva ’98MBA and Chuck O’Neal ’98MBA. Safe travels Antman, Paul and Chuck. JJ Evans is doing great in Poughkeepsie NY, where he practices law. JJ and I had a chance to catch up by phone. Things here in New York are good. My wife, Kathy, and I have been able to get some traveling in during the winter months. We hit the slopes in Vermont and Massachusetts, and just returned from a trip to the west coast of Florida. The theater venues have reopened, and work continues to return on the comedy scene. Thank you to all the MBAs who contributed to this column. Please stay in touch. It is always great to hear from you. You can find me on LinkedIn as Paul Anthony. Stay well. Call, text or email me. — Paul Anthony Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340; paulanthonymba@gmail.com


97JD Doogal at the Helm 

Daljit Doogal has been elected as chairman and CEO of Foley & Lardner. Daljit is based in the Detroit area, where he lives with his family. Jeff Miller and Jim Stief were recognized among Crain’s 2022 Notables in Law. Jeff and wife Amanda welcomed daughter Charlotte (“Poppy”) on Christmas Eve last year. Jim was named co-president of his firm, McDonald Hopkins in Cleveland. Kathleen (Gleason) Healy joined the health law group and health care industry team at Robinson & Cole in Boston. I was remiss in the last update not to mention the passing of Rev. David Link ’58, ’61JD. As our dean and ethics professor, he and his wife graciously welcomed all of us to their home as new 1Ls for a picnic that first week. During his tenure as dean, he espoused the philosophy of “Educating a Different Kind of Lawyer,” which is part of what made Notre Dame such a special place to attend law school. He led an impactful life and will be greatly missed. Send me a note with news, let me know what’s happening or just say hi. The next set of updates is due in mid-July. Go Irish. — Julie Vales; cell 973-727-5767; juliemvales@gmail.com; john.vales@dentons.com


98 Wanna Get Away?

Anne (Schneeman)’98SMC and James Dougherty tackled the midlife crisis that I would bet we are all experiencing and restarted a historic summer resort in Minnesota. Check out the resort at wamboltscabins.com and visit them in northern Minnesota. James and Anne have five children who work hard to help them run the resort. Go Irish. — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com


98MBA We’re Back

Hi all. I jumped in to compile our Class Notes for this column after being inspired by a gathering or two with classmates at games this year. Chrissy (McGlinn) and Tod Auman and I hit the Purdue game in South Bend and had so much fun we gathered again at the Stanford game in Palo Alto with Sukeshi ’13MNA and Chuck O’Neal, Jeff Hull, Paula ’97MBA and Paul Silva and Steve Brunette. There were some “celeb” alumni kids there, including the Brunettes’ daughter, a Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year at Stanford U, and the Aumans’ son Carter, the ND quarterbacks manager. In other great news, Sarah Collins was married in Key West last June to a longtime friend, Rob Holland. She invites all to get in touch if you’re in the greater Rhode Island/southeastern New England neighborhood. Rolando Arias rang in from Panama where he runs the Banco General wealth management division. He recently got a visitor from afar: Mark Lawrence, who is a portfolio manager at BlackRock in New York. Frank Chang is enjoying the fruits of the MBA nearly 25 years after our graduation, using his experience and business knowledge to advise executives of companies. He also enjoyed the relationship fruits of ND recently with a visit in Phoenix from Bill Kane and his family. I’m splitting time in Oregon and Mexico with my husband, David, these days doing philanthropy and community development. I was proud to be one of the architects of a universal preschool measure in Portland OR that voters approved in November 2020. I also get home to Louisiana on occasion, where I enjoy connecting with our classmate Trish Bergeron, who is a realtor extraordinaire, and her husband, who is a charming river pilot. We’re a year away from our 25th, so I hope we can fire up the planning gears for a great reunion. Send your updates and check-ins so you don’t have to keep hearing about me each time here. — Mark Holloway; mholloway@alumni.nd.edu


98JD Class SecretaryChris Putt;

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


99 Changing of the Guard

The observant among you will have by now noticed that I am not Erin (Wysong) Martin. After many years of dedicated service as our class secretary, Erin has taken a well-earned retirement. On behalf of the Class of 1999, thank you, Erin, for your service to the class. I am thrilled to be taking over, but know I have big shoes to fill. A little about me. I lived in Morrissey Manor and majored in government (now called political science) and history. After graduation, I stayed at the University for law school, after which I moved to Connecticut and worked as an attorney in the aerospace and defense industry. In 2019, I received an offer I could not refuse and moved with my wife, Erika, and son, T.J., to South Bend. I am senior director, International Contract Management, for South Bend-based AM General LLC, where I am the lead negotiator for all our HUMVEE sales to foreign militaries. We love living in “the Bend” and feel privileged to have this opportunity. But, enough about me. I’d love to hear from as many of you as possible now that we are (gasp) in our mid-40s. Really anything you’d like to share: career updates, personal milestones, fond memories of your time under the Dome. It’s all appropriate for this column. I’d even welcome leads on other classmates. Please know that I won’t publish anything without their permission. My goal is always to have something to share. And if you find your way back to campus, please drop me a line. I’d love to connect. — Ryan D. Costantini; 414 S. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend IN 46617; mobile: 574-339-8050; ryan.costantini@gmail.com


99 MBA Class SecretaryChristy (Hayes) King;



99JD Class Secretary Steve Boettinger;