90 The Wrong Idiot

Tim Reardon published his fourth novel, The Wrong Idiot. Tim is president of Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco and writes crime novels on the side. I picked up Tim’s recent book and it’s definitely a good read! Tom Browne checked in and reported that earlier this spring, after a combined 29 years as a history teacher, assistant principal, and principal, he was appointed the new superintendent-director of the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District in Fitchburg MA. Tom is particularly proud of their efforts to keep students engaged with in-person instruction throughout much of the pandemic. Of course, it certainly helped that when times were difficult, he could commiserate with his partner, Sherry, who is also a longtime educator and administrator. Jennifer (O’Donald) Hofer reports that her son, Luke, is a freshman and ended up in her favorite guy dorm, Keenan Hall. Margo (Ball) and John MacQuarrie recently celebrated their 29th anniversary. They live in Charlotte and also have a home close to ND’s campus. They have four Domer sons: Keenan ’19, Cade ’21, Cullen ’23, and Cavanaugh ’25. They have been tailgating near “Pole 7” in Joyce Lot for over 10 years and always welcome our classmates to join them. Eric Fick retired from the US Air Force as a lieutenant general after 32 years of service. He was joined at his retirement ceremony by his wife of 31 years, Christine (Butchko), and their children John (UCF ’16) and his wife, Diana; Kevin ’18; Stephanie (Fick) ’19 and Nathaniel Hanson ’19; Allison ’23; Andrew (UCF ’26); and their youngest daughter, Danielle, who is still in high school. They are not sure what the next chapter will bring, but for the time being they are staying in Stafford VA. JP Salem wrote that it was great to see so many Zahm men at the CAL game. JP met up with Kevin Yaley, who is head of school at Francis Parker in San Diego, and Joey Brenner, who is a vice president of AEP. JP is a dentist in Bennington VT and two of his three children are Domers. Rob Swatland, HR specialist at Inter-American Bank in Bethesda MD, and Greg “Bands” Striegel, who is a family practice doctor in Orland Park IL, were also spotted. Amber George is a US immigration judge in San Francisco, where she has the privilege of adjudicating primarily asylum cases. She has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years and resides with her two teenage sons. Air Force ROTC buds Capt. Matt Thiel and Lt. Col. Dan Twomey were in San Diego in August to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of Col. Jeff Janicik and his wife, Wendy. It was a beautiful recommitment ceremony at the Grand Del Mar. Matt reports that Dan was the last to leave the party, including staff. Laura (Ryan) and Peter Claude celebrated their 30th anniversary on Oct. 17 by returning to the scene of the crime. They had dinner at Tippecanoe Place on the 16th, where they had their rehearsal dinner, then stayed overnight at the Morris Inn. On the 17th, they attended 11:30 a.m. Mass at the Basilica, where they were married, and were delighted to see Father Monk Malloy was the celebrant. They moved to southwest Michigan a few years ago, about 45 minutes from campus, and would be happy to meet up with any classmates in the area. Please keep track of us at http://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 Vegas State of Mind

I’m writing this after a fantastic weekend at the Shamrock Classic with Rich Beck, Carol (Reed) and Steve Chan, Rachel and John Hill, Christine (Cronin) SMC ’90 and Tom Falkenberg, and Nancy and Jim Stricker. We had a great time together, saw some good football, and enjoyed the warm weather and Vegas entertainment. The Strip was filled with Irish fans! So much fun was had that we vowed to descend on the next Shamrock Classic in Ireland on August 26, 2023 where the Irish take on Navy. Let me know if you’ll be there and we’ll find a meeting spot for a pint before the game! Another highlight was the “Marcus and Marcus” event in NYC sponsored by the Law School. It was a packed house for the Law School’s own Dean Marcus Cole and our football coach Marcus Freeman. It’s no wonder the students love these two leaders and we all enjoyed hearing from them. I didn’t make it back to campus this Fall but plan to be there next season, hopefully for the Law School Homecoming weekend. I’ll be in touch when the date is announced and hopefully we can get a good turnout from our class. 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 Very Quiet Out There

Hi friends. We all flip to the class notes section of Notre Dame Magazine as soon as it arrives. I know you all have something to share. Don’t forget to email news at any time! Share news about visits to ND, updates on your job, happenings with your family, amazing trips you have taken, volunteer opportunities you have embraced, and any beer stories. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; pattylynch05@gmail.com


91JD Living Our Dreams

Paul Davis lives in Richland WA and works as an attorney for the US Department of Energy. His wife, Tonya, is a registered nurse and works as a neonatal intensive care nurse at a hospital in Richland. This acting bug has bitten Paul. He played the role of Captain Von Trapp in a summer theater production of The Sound of Music and has enjoyed his “mini-sabbatical” from the law. Tonya is also enjoying herself with a new venture. She started a small flower farm and has been marketing the fruits—or blooms—of her labor. Aloysius Hogan retired from the Federal Labor Relations Authority as the press secretary, Congressional and intergovernmental relations head, and drafter of all things vital to the authority. He has been working on his retirement paperwork and home improvement projects, attending weddings, acting as a landlord, playing ice hockey and golf, and having fun. Christina Pesoli also retired from practicing law and enjoys life in Austin TX. She became an Italian citizen in 2017 and has been studying Italian for several years. Christina’s husband works for the Texas attorney general and still practices eminent domain law. He loves being in the courtroom and is not yet ready to retire. Christina loves being a grandmother to William (3) and Louise (2). Her son, Aaron Tewey ’13JD, may be the first legacy ND lawyer from our class. Christina’s daughter, Hannah, is a senior at the University of Texas and considering the exciting possibilities that lay ahead including a possible move to Europe. Maria Lake, the daughter of Mary (Pedulla) and John Lake, started her 1L year in August; another legacy in the making. 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 Sesquicentennial Class Scoop

Jennifer (McRedmond) Ragsdale sent word that her third child, Reid, is a freshman at ND and lives in Fisher Hall like his older two brothers did. Jennifer is in her 22nd year of private practice pediatrics. She met up with several of the Lyons’ girls for a mini reunion at the Stanford game. John Thiede, SJ, PhD began a new role at Marquette in August. He is now the associate vice provost for student success and Jesuit enrollment initiatives. John also teaches a doctoral seminar on Latin American theology. In addition, he is working on a book manuscript about Oscar Romero and his theological influences when he is not teaching or fundraising or working on student success. Send prayers that he finds some time to rest! Mark Sloan sent word that he and Mike Flecker participated in the Washington DC Alumni Club’s annual golf tournament. Their team did not win, but had a great time. Mark emptied the nest in the fall when son Tim joined ND’s Class of ’26 as a resident of O’Neill Family Hall. Lewis girls Angie (Buckingham) Melton, Kirstin (Braun) Kellner, Cara (Eckman) McCandless, Jackie (Halder) Fallenstein, and Michelle (Janosov) Pearson attended the Golden is Thy Fame celebration of 50 years of ND coeducation before reunion. Kristin (Sadie) Schwarz, Tammy (Meyer) Walters, and Kristi Hannam joined them later for reunion festivities. Angie is a VP at McAllister & Quinn, a DC-based lobbying and grants consulting firm. She lobbies for safety-net health care providers and also helps nonprofits expand their programs through federal, state, and foundation grants. Wanna see Peru? Rich Pagen and his girlfriend, Kristin Wornson, are planning an epic small-group natural history and wildlife watching trip to the Peruvian Amazon in February, operated by their new company, Inside Expeditions, www.inside-expeditions.com. This is an area where they studied army ants and the birds that follow them, nearly 20 years ago! Reach out if you would like to join them. Kirsten (Brown) and husband Jim Greco ’90 took a COVID-delayed summer trip to AK with their son Dylan and nephew Aidan (son of Kevin Brown ’97). They caught up with Kirsten’s sophomore roomie, Gretchen Ariz ’91, in Anchorage. Cecilia Brown met up with Tasha (Gutting) Alexander in WY on the day of Tasha’s 17th (not a typo!) book release: Secrets of the Nile. Katie (Renard) Conner JD sent scoop that she and husband Steve Conner MD ’89 have nine kids and have lived in Augusta GA since ’02. Steve is out of the Army and works as a civilian family medicine physician at Ft. Gordon. He also teaches in their residency program. Katie is practicing child welfare law exclusively now. Their oldest, Patrick, graduated from GA Tech in ’15. He and his wife, Namrata, are software engineers with Google in NY but plan to return to San Fran next year. Their eldest daughter, Mary Kate, graduated from Georgia College in ’17 and is discerning religious life in Denver. Jack graduated from GA Tech last year and works for an international shipping company in Atlanta. Tess is a senior at GA Tech and plans to go into publishing after graduation. Danny is a sophomore at UGA studying electrical engineering. Paul is a senior at Aquinas High School (home of the Fighting Irish!). Gabe is 16. They adopted him from Bulgaria when he was 4. Michael, 17, is their newest addition, adopted four years ago after Katie met him through her work in the foster care system. Maeve, 15, is their baby and a sophomore at Aquinas High. Mike Helland is co-owner and director of Wilderness Resorts and Waterparks. He lives in Wisconsin Dells for half the year and spends the other half in the Marco Island/Naples FL area. He encourages and invites everyone in our class to visit his group’s newest Waterpark in Sevierville, TN: Soaky Mountain. Global relocation: Mark LaValle moved to Singapore as an audit partner with KPMG to provide audit services to SE Asian companies looking to list in the US capital markets. Condolences: Prayers for the family and friends of Dan Geist, who passed away on July 31 in Mishawaka with family by his side. It has been a whirlwind year. If you sent me a scoop before Oct. 23, please resend! Check out my.nd.edu and share any news, mini-reunions, or graduations there or on the class FB page: U of Notre Dame, Class of 1992. God bless and Go Irish! Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; ndclassof92@gmail.com


92MBA How It’s Going

Scott Izzo sent an update to share: Scott is vice president at Controls, Inc., and has made a career out of helping “challenged” small and midsize companies transform into successful and prosperous businesses—essential businesses that make products, employ people, and make their communities a better place. Scott resides in and raised his family in northeast Ohio, and takes pride in being able to make the area just a little better through these efforts. Scott and wife Marabeth have been married for 27 years and have two terrific kids, Brennan and Mikala ’22. Brennan graduated from college and has been in the working world for almost two years. Mikala graduated from Notre Dame (double majoring in accounting and Spanish) in 2022 and began her career with Deloitte in Chicago. As always, please send updates to — 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 Greece Is the Time, Is the Place

Greece is the way I am feeling. My husband Jim and I enjoyed a fun, laughter-filled, and memorable vacation in Greece this summer with my college roomie Sonia Miller-Van Oort, her husband, Mark, and their fantastic kids Quinn and Kiara. After Sonia and her family spent two weeks in Italy, we met up in Santorini and Crete. Sonia did the majority of the heavy lifting when planning our trip (flights, ferries, VRBOs), so I’m grateful for her amazing vacation planning skills. While I absolutely loved Greece, a trip highlight was when the airline canceled our connecting flight home through Heathrow. What an unexpected boon for Jim and me to spend a full day in London! It was a gorgeous August day, perfect for walking around the parks, sitting outside a pub (or two), and then catching an evening performance in the West End. It was a relaxing day since we’ve previously been to London and thankfully didn’t need to squeeze in key tourist attractions. Sonia was celebrating 25 years of legal practice with a 10-week sabbatical, hence her family trip to Italy and Greece. Sonia and Mark were also celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. If a successful law practice and a silver anniversary weren’t enough to celebrate, Sonia was re-appointed for another three-year term as the 8th Circuit representative to the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. The committee is charged with evaluating presidential nominees to the federal bench and providing ratings to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the White House, and the Department of Justice. Kudos to Sonia on her re-appointment to such a crucial committee! Ann (Verkamp) Kvach—longtime reader, first-time writer—and her son Tom had the pleasure of attending Notre Dame Family Volunteer Camp this summer. She said that the experience was amazing. Her 15-year-old thought it would be boring but now he can’t wait to do it again next year. They loved connecting and reconnecting with other Notre Dame alumni and their families while serving the South Bend community. Tom, whose dream it is to attend ND, was familiar with the academic and athletic side of Notre Dame, but FVC allowed him to see the part of ND that makes it so special—the sense of family and community and the commitment to faith and service. In September, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Carlos Lozada joined The New York Times as opinion columnist. Previously, Carlos spent 17 years with The Washington Post, with his last role as nonfiction book critic since 2015, and prior to that, as Outlook editor, national security editor, and economics editor. Carlos was an adjunct professor of American political journalism for Notre Dame’s Washington program from 2009 to 2021 and currently serves on the advisory council of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. He is also a member of the Pulitzer board. Despite reading innumerable books for his prior job as a book critic, Carlos somehow found time to become a published author by writing his own book in 2020, What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era. Text your roommates. Mark your calendars. Reunion 2023 is June 1–4, and registration opens in early 2023. Visit reunion.nd.edu or our class page on myNotreDame for additional information and updates on your Forever Irish celebration! Our class dorm is TBD as of this writing, but for anyone wanting more creature comforts, the Alumni Association procured room blocks at several South Bend hotels. Check out https://reunion.nd.edu/hotels. Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com


93MBA News from Belgium

Gina (Moore) van Wanroy loves receiving her Notre Dame Magazine all of the way in Benelux, Belgium! She said she faithfully goes to our update to see what all of us are doing. (So, please send me an update if you have not done so recently.) Gina wrote: “In December 2021, I assumed the role of President of the ND Club of Belgium. In my new role, I had the pleasure of assisting the Student Programs Assistant Director for the Nanovic Institute’s Diplomacy Scholars program set up the itinerary for its inaugural visit in May 2022. The Belgian Club hosted a ‘meet and greet’ event in May for the students. It was lovely to connect with these ND undergraduates.” Gina and her husband, Miel, dropped off their older son, Sebastian, at a university here in the states in August. Sebastian is a first-year student at Hamilton College in upstate New York and part of the men’s swim and dive team. Their younger son, Nathaniel, is in ninth grade at a local Flemish school. I received emails from Rachelle (Carrier) Thompson stating that she teaches meditation classes in Davidson NC. If you are in her area and would like to reach out to her, please contact me and I will give you her email address. My husband and I visited Kim and Matt Gleason at their beautiful lake house in Vermont in August. We were spoiled with great food and beautiful views! Geoff Colgan reached out to me two days ago to let me know that Jay Cherry passed away in October unexpectedly in his sleep. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. June is our 30th Class Reunion. The MBA programs are not included in the undergraduate festivities. I have reached out to a representative from Mendoza. I hope to have more information in my next update which has a deadline of Jan. 20. You will receive this information in your spring issue. Gina mentioned that she joined the ’93MBA community on my.nd.edu. If you have not done this, please consider doing so. I will put any information that I find out about our 30th reunion on that site if someone from Mendoza does in fact plan events for MBA students. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com


93JD A Light News Cycle

After a quiet summer, it is nice to have the football season bring a few updates out of the woodwork. Ryan Crayne is now heading the tax, trusts, and estates group at Spencer Fane, practicing out of their Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, and Minneapolis offices. Ryan’s wife heads the HR department at a Minneapolis advertising firm, and he has three sons. The two oldest sons have completed their college education (at Nebraska and North Dakota) and the third is still enrolled at Nebraska. One of Ryan’s sons is a commercial pilot and inspired Ryan to obtain his private pilot’s license—and we wish him nothing but clear skies. Mary Yu, who serves as a justice on the Washington Supreme Court, was featured in an article in the summer 2022 Notre Dame Magazine. In addition to her service on the court, the article discusses Mary’s background in the Archdiocese of Chicago’s social justice ministries, which led her to the law and in turn to Notre Dame. Judith Fox retired from Notre Dame Law School at the end of June. Judy ran the Law School’s Economic Justice Clinic, and her dedication to those she represented and the causes she believed in were both exemplary and inspiring. We wish Judy the best in her next chapter. Please continue to provide information to share, I’d love to have more to tell you all, but, as we all learned together, creating content without support for it is frowned upon. Mini-football reunions, news about families and children, or just updates on your life are always welcome, and I know from the people that I’ve heard from that many of us run to the back of the Notre Dame Magazine every quarter to see what their classmates are up to—so give the people what they want! 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 More 50 Fun

Fiftieth birthday celebrations continue! PW ladies who got together in Sonoma County to celebrate included Megan Butler Anderson, Bridget Graham Thuente, Jennifer Marten Perrin, Bethany Riddlem, Kathleen Glines, Michelle Seiler Gilles, Allyson Grippando Casingal, Elisa Klosterman Graceffo, Jennifer Tate, and Merideth Kirkland, as well as Molly Quirk ’93, Jennifer Martin Leahy ’93 and Mariah Sharkey Brumund ’95. Mark Cawley left the suburbs of Philly and his job as a senior regulatory lawyer for Farmers Insurance to follow his wife, Laura Merianos, to London where Laura is head of Vanguard’s international legal and compliance function. Their girls, Ana (ninth grade) and Sophia (seventh grade), are attending the American School in London and Southbank International School, respectively. Mark’s door is open to any and all spring ’93 Londomers who want to drop by! Mark also shared that Brett Moraski moved to Wayne PA just as Mark was moving to London. Last summer, Mike Schmiedeler hosted the ND Summer Scholars when FTT Associate Professor Ted Mandell ’86 brought the class to the Chicago MeTV studios. Mike is an executive producer on several shows for MeTV. Mike shares that Brent DiCrescenzo ’97 also works at MeTV as a senior writer. Kenya (Johnson) Young was recently named senior vice president of WNYC Studios, heading up the podcast division. She oversees the management of podcasts such as Radiolab; On The Media; Death, Sex and Money; and La Brega, to name a few. Prior to taking this new position in June, Kenya was at NPR for 15 years in various positions including being a managing editor and executive producer of Morning Edition and Up First. In addition, she just celebrated 20 years of marriage to her husband, Everett, an animator. They have three boys ages 18, 16, and 6. Paul Stelzer is celebrating his 10th anniversary as co-founder and co-owner of The Hashtag Comedy Company, an entertainment company based in Columbus OH. Paul hosts and performs in Hashtag Comedy’s improv shows, teaches improv comedy classes to adults and children, and leads team-building workshops for companies, schools, athletic teams, and other organizations. Most recently, Paul and his team led workshops for the national marketing team for Red Roof Inn and for the women’s and men’s cross-country teams at the U of Dayton. Keep the updates coming to ndclass1994@yahoo.com! — Elizabeth Macor Groupp; elizabethgroupp@gmail.com; Matt Cannizzo; mcannizz@nd.edu


94MBA Football Fun

It’s early fall as I write this column and it’s hard to believe football seasons is halfway over. It’s been a rough one so far, though it was fun being in Vegas with Dan Pezolt, Pierre Nona, and Matt Kavanaugh for the win over BYU. The extra-short beer lines at the game were a welcome sight. We missed the rest of the crew but had a great time anyway, especially watching Pierre play three card poker and betting successfully on college football. As indicated in the last column, several of us were at the painful Marshall game, but had a blast anyway: Angela (Stavropoulos) Laurite, Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, Jenner Davis, Megan (Lee) and Dave Hilal, and J. Matt Carr were all in attendance. Unfortunately, Mark Mildenberger, Scott Steiger, and Diana (Stratbucker) Cook were not able to make it. Bucce put on another epic tailgate, both before and after the game, and combining tailgates with Mike Mullster Mulligan made it all the better. The Hilals stayed the entire week and went to the Cal game as well. Next up is Clemson, where Kavs, Nonster, and Jenner will all be in attendance! Other notable attendees at the Marshall game were Mulligan, Pierre Nona, and Matthew Kavanaugh, while the Cal game attendees included M. Scott Aubry, David Pasquale, and Kevin P. “Dook” Dougherty. Bob Crissman sent me a nice note right after the deadline of my last column in July, so apologies, Bob, for the lateness here. But it wasn’t my fault. Bob, along with his wife, Megan, and kids, have been living in Los Altos Hills CA for 12 years. After being in enterprise software since ND, he joined a private equity firm two years ago—Turn/River Capital—where he leads their channel/partnership efforts. They live about 10 minutes from Stanford so if anyone is ever in town when ND plays the Cardinal out here, let him know. As I mentioned in my last column, Bob was at Charles Oliva’s surprise 60th birthday party in Pebble Beach earlier this month and had a blast. Andy Banton was also there. Andy is the owner and president of Monterey Epicurean Company, which specializes in the manufacturing of gourmet foods sold through retail and gourmet shops across the US. Andy and his wife have owned the business for 14 years and reside in Carmel, CA. Bob was planning on seeing Jackie (Manahan) and Tim Wilson this fall in Chicago. Tim has been at Insightsoftware for nine years now where he is director of professional services. It’s my understanding that Jackie is back at work now that they are empty nesters but Jackie, please confirm! Bob would like to get a NorCal reunion going with some former classmates that we think live out there: Julie (Ying) Sheng, Monika Gablowski, Molly Hoyt, and Leslie (Wilburn) Gates. I’m now on my fourth column, thanks to Shannon (Davis) Pezolt, SMC ’92, with the “where are they” section of the column. I will keep the pressure on Mark Murphy and Mike Smiggen, who I called out in the last column, as well as Jim Gates, Sara Gill, Chris Fitzsimmons, Kevin Fitzsimmons, and Colleen and Bob Costello. Please reach out to me with updates on your own lives. Brian Carroll? Brit Railston? How about Sandy Schmitz? I’ll put another request out to Craig Hartman, John Prette, and Bob McDowell as well. 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 out this column. — Rodger Laurite; 678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com


94JD Streak of Reunions

We continued our streak of reunions at the 2022 game against California on Sept. 17. In attendance were Stuart Parsell with his family, Kathleen and John Mosier came in from Granger, Aldous McCrory who joined the Floyd County District Attorney’s Office after several years in private practice, and Mike Bosnic with son Devan. Devan plays on the soccer team and is a kicker for Clawson High School and was named “Athlete of the Week” after hitting a game-winning field goal in overtime. Mike is with Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton in Michigan, and focuses his practice in the areas of school and municipal representation and litigation. Also there were Cathy (Quinlan) Heaney and her son Liam, who is a manager on the ND football team and led the family on a tour of the locker room and tunnel pre-game. Deirdre (Dunphy) Hill and husband Matt and twin HS senior sons were in from NYC and their oldest is a freshman at SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music. In from Washington DC was Sarah Buescher and after several years at the SEC she is now at the Investment Adviser Association. Frank Pimentel was in from Texas with HS senior Nicky. Bob Pomper came in from Kalamazoo where he is now in-house with Stryker Corporation. Scott Keaty was in from Baton Rouge LA where he is a board-certified health law specialist at Butler Snow. Patrick Nagle, Honorary 3L Jason Baker, Jane and Jim Carrig were also there for the reunion. The Notre Dame Club of New York awarded this year’s honorees of the Rev. Michael J. Shea “Person of the Year” award to Sunny Hostin (three-time Emmy Award–winning legal journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and co-host of The View) and Danny Cevallos ’11JD (legal analyst for NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC). Rick Alvarez continues to claim that “all roads lead to Tampa” and welcomes the opportunity to lend a hand at his new firm, Akerman. Rick has also learned that his dear buddy, Larry Liu, is doing well and has raised a highly competitive snowboarder. Mike Cloonan has a tour planned to Ireland for ND’s Navy game next September through Innovative Immersions, which includes tickets to the game, whiskey tours, falconry, excursions in Dublin and Belfast, and other Irish fun. Mike worked as a writer on the Beijing Olympic Games and also received his fifth Sports Emmy Award this year for last year’s Tokyo Olympics. I hope everyone is well and please send me any information and updates for future publication. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com


95 Circus Lunch

A crew from Morrissey and Howard returned to campus for the Stanford game with their children. It was great to catch up with Melissa and Matthew Jezior, Christine and John Sherner, Sarah (Donnelley) and Jeff Hopkins, and Jen (Andre) and Bert Bader. We had a great time touring campus and having lunch in South Dining Hall. It was noted that the milk dispensers have not changed, but sadly, circus lunch is a thing of the past. Jen and Bert Bader shared they are living in Fort Mill SC. Jen coaches speech and debate while Bert works for Bank of America. Their daughter Sam graduated from ND in the Class of 2022. She is working for the Democratic Party of Rhode Island as campaign field coordinator. John Sherner lives in Alexandria VA with his wife, Christine, and their 16-year-old twins Grace and Jack. In 2020, John retired at the rank of colonel after 21 years of service with the US Army Medical Corps. He was awarded the Legion of Merit. John served as the director of the pulmonary and critical care training program at Walter Reed, and was chief of medicine at Fort Belvoir. John is now serving as chair of medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and working clinically as a pulmonary and critical care specialist. Thank you, John, for your service to our country. Tom Hoben lives in Jupiter FL with his wife, Christine (Beanie), and their sons Dillon (15) and Cian (13) and daughter Quinn (11). After graduation, Tom spent eight years on Wall Street before moving to Florida 19 years ago. Tom is the president and CIO at Kitson & Partners, a private real estate development company focused on master planned communities and retail shopping centers. His company is developing Babcock Ranch, a “new town” in southwest FL. Babcock Ranch is 18,000 acres and will be home to 50,000 people at completion. It has been referred to as the world’s first “solar city” with a 150-megawatt solar array on the property that powers the town. Additionally, Tom serves on the advisory board of the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate (FIRE) at Notre Dame. 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 Class SecretaryJulia Meister;



96 Class Secretary Kate Crisham;

Seattle WA; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov


96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;



96JD New Roles, “Oleson” Roles

Ed Perdue and Tammy Ramos were pleased to speak at the Hispanic Law Student Association’s inaugural Alumni Banquet. Tammy participated in a fireside chat with student leaders, and was deservedly awarded the association’s first Distinguished Alumni Award. Separately, Ed reports that he has been elected as chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Litigation Section for the coming year. Chris Spataro recently played the role of Nels Oleson in the Premier Arts production of Little House on the Prairie, the musical. His daughter (Becky, not to be confused with Nellie) separately recorded four singles with a small record label in Chicago. “Beck” still hopes that you will all see her name in lights within five years. Michael Maledon has expanded his role with the John Elway Dealership Group to become president of Elway Powersports. Maledon joined the automotive group in 2016 as executive vice president to lead acquisitions and help oversee operations. At Elway Powersports, Maledon will lead an aggressive growth strategy to acquire and consolidate the fragmented powersports retail industry. “Just your typical story of lawyer turned car dealer.” If you have any personal or professional updates to share, please send them to — Chris Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; 574-596-2417; chrisjspataro@gmail.com

97 More Reunion Highlights

Good friends Marisa Tamayo, Laurie (Wincko) Mathie, and Scott Baker got together for our 25th reunion this past June. Friday night was full of reminiscing and laughter. The next morning, Marisa ran the 10k Sunburst Race. As Marisa approached the finish line inside Notre Dame Stadium, Marisa’s name was announced on the loudspeaker! She earned second place in her age group and in the top 23% overall. Way to go Marisa! I’m thinking most of our reunion class was still nursing a hangover from the night before while you were kicking butt. Chris Regan retired from the law practice he shared for 21 years with Jamie Bordas ’97, ’00JD and Geoff Brown ’00JD to spend time with his wife, Hilary, and his children Violet, Ivy, and James. They now run a boutique AirBnB outside Wheeling WV in all their spare time, which is none since his children are 7, 5, and 2. A highlight of the reunion was hitting up CJ’s with GR Nelson, Mike Zinser, Mike Irvine, and Troy Phillips and seeing their old pictures on the wall from the previous location were still there! After more than 20 years practicing law, Kevin Shay was nominated by the governor of Connecticut to be a superior court judge. Following confirmation by the General Assembly, he took the bench in May. Kevin lives in Connecticut with his wife and two teenage children. Please stay safe and healthy. Please send all updates to — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com


97MBA Ghost Writers

I hope this edition of our Class Notes finds you all doing well. As I’m writing this it’s mid-October, and our neighborhood is decked out in extreme Halloween decorations. With that in mind, I thought I’d reach out to some of my MBA friends and ask them if they’d consider ghost writing this column for me. Special thanks to Tim Coff and Heather Drinan for all their great work! Here we go: Tim Coff checked in to report that Heather Drinan, Raissa Carvatta (Dietrich), Katie Moll (Wolsfeld), Chris Ludwig, and Elena (Fierro) and Mike Dion traveled to Mayberry (Mount Airy NC), the home of weekend hosts Katie and Tim Coff. The group took a party bus to the North Carolina game in Chapel Hill. The weekend included off-road experiences in the North Carolina and Virginia countryside, visiting Andy Griffith’s homeplace, swimming, sliding and hot tubbing, amazing food, fun, and reminiscing, all while creating new memories. We learned that some products are sold by the pound, folding a pool cover requires more than just an advanced degree, a party bus can double as an Uber, digital tickets offer many positives, and stopping anything midstream is not guaranteed. While what happens on a party bus stays on a party bus, it was reported that a good time was had by all and the ND crowd left happy with a decisive win over the Tar Heels. In related news, Tim Coff also reported that while he and his family were traveling on a family trip in upstate New York, they made a stop and had lunch with Marybeth Pinard in her hometown of Burlington VT. Thank you again to my ghost writing team of Coff and Drinan, and to all the MBAs featured in this column. Please reach out any time with your own updates. It is always so great to hear from all of you. You can find me on LinkedIn as Paul Anthony, or email me at paulanthonymba@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Stay well! — Paul Anthony Mongelluzzo; 646-584-7340; paulanthonymba@gmail.com


97JD Class Secretary Julie Vales;

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


98 Our 25th Reunion

Jenny Shank won the Colorado Book award in the general fiction category for her story collection called Mixed Company. Way to go, Jenny! After spending the last seven years serving our nation’s military families as a gastroenterologist at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda MD, Mark Damiano will be leaving the DC area to start a civilian gastroenterology position at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. Mark mentioned he was able to attend the BYU game in Las Vegas and ran into several alums including Jeff Badger, Paul Crowe, Matt Buttel, Ryan Braun ’96, and Alan Wasielewski ’00. If you can believe it, our 25th reunion is right around the corner. Please keep an eye out for details surrounding our event next summer. Go Irish! — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com


98MBA Moves and More!

Thanks for checking in, friends! Krista Mayor wrote in with a big move: After 15 years with Mercer, she left last summer for Korn Ferry. A big move after a long tenure and hard to be a “newbie” after all that time but we know she’s got the chops to thrive there! Speaking of 15 . . . Dan Ferry just celebrated his 15th anniversary at Unisys Corporation and currently serves as its senior vice president and head of corporate development. Even more exciting, he is a Double Domer dad with two daughters attending ND right now: Brigit is a junior and lives in Breen-Phillips and her younger sister, Moira, is a sophomore living in Walsh. Dan gets out to campus for almost every home game and in October was joined by Chris Corbett and Lisa Southwell Kopher for the Stanford game (a very disappointing one). Lisa’s daughter Sarah also attends Notre Dame and is a sophomore! Kevin O’Connor was not a part of that fun but kept a multi-family tradition with Dan. Kevin and family, along with Chris and Lori Lepp Corbett ’99MBA and family were hosted at the Ferrys’ beach house in Ocean City NJ for “The Ocean City Classic.” This is their annual touch football game on the beach prior to the ND opener on Labor Day weekend. Kevin reports a bitter defeat: The kids won for the first time (as Kevin reports that Dan and Chris are getting older and considerably slower). And while we’re talking about fun . . . Richard Wallen retired early and moved to Spain in the last year. After visiting many cities for long stretches of time, he committed to Valencia and closed on an apartment last fall. Que fantastico!! — Mark Holloway; mholloway@alumni.nd.edu


98JD Class SecretaryChris Putt;

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


99 Class SecretaryRyan D. Costantini;

414 S. Notre Dame Ave., South Bend IN 46617; mobile: 574-339-8050; ryan.costantini@gmail.com


99MBA Class SecretaryChristy (Hayes) King;



99JD Class Secretary Steve Boettinger;