90 Cheers to a Long and Happy Marriage

Capt. Laura Scotty retired from the Navy after 31 years. She was ND’s first female NROTC battalion commander. Laura and Mike Anderson were wed on July 22. Carrie and Tom Eck welcomed their first grandchild, Rosemary Catherine, on Feb. 21. Their daughter Olivia (Rosemary’s mom) and husband Seth graduated from Xavier U and live in Tacoma, where Seth is stationed with the US Army at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Mary ’99 and Pat Costello are super busy raising a big family in Alexandria VA. I remember running into Pat and Mary at the Morris Inn bar back in 2006 a few minutes after they got engaged at the Grotto. They now have five young kids ages 8 through 15. Pat is a senior civilian attorney with the Department of Defense, and Mary teaches at their children’s Catholic school. Pat also serves as a JAG in the Air Force Reserves and is the equipment manager for his five kids during ice hockey, basketball, swim and tennis seasons. College visits start in a year, and ND is the first stop on the itinerary! Dave Glenister checked in and reported that his son Aidan graduated from ND in May with a BS in computer science from the College of Engineering. Aidan is working as a software developer for Moebius Solutions Inc. (defense contractor) in San Diego, where his parents have lived since Dave retired from active duty in 2019. The younger Glenister son, Brendan, is studying at the U of Limerick (Ireland) in the fall before continuing his undergrad at the U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill next spring. Chris Travers made his annual summer trek through ME in July. He and Jim Carroll tore up the links in Falmouth before swinging by my house for a few nightcaps. A few days later I was able to meet up with Pat Porter, who was visiting his family in ME from Scottsdale and I’ll be playing golf with John Fullett in South Bend next week. It’s been a total overload of Dillonites! Please keep track of us on Facebook at Notre Dame Irish Class of 1990 and at http://1990.undclass.org. Go Irish! Marty Falkenberg; 23 Casselton Road, Raymond ME 04071; 847-323-4717; martin.falkenberg@yahoo.com


90MBA Pitt Weekend Reunion

Celebrating one-third of a century since we graduated (yikes), and remembering we are the last MBA class to see a national championship, here are some class updates and news about plans for a football weekend reunion this Fall. Craig Thompson, Gerry Wilson, Greg Pellegrino and Jim Rogers had a guy’s weekend at ND in February. While the primary reason was to renew friendships started in Professor Chang’s class, we also saw two incredible ND Hockey games and a basketball game. Craig is CEO of Cerevance, a company developing medication to treat brain diseases with products in clinical development for Parkinson’s, Negative and Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia and ALS. Craig and his wife Gina live in La Jolla CA and have three daughters who thankfully take after Gina: Kaitlyn is a senior at Arizona State, Emily a first year and on the rowing team at U of Toronto and Sarah a sophomore at La Jolla High School trying to decide how to spend her dad’s money on college education. Gerry is VP North American Operations for EF Cooling US, a Swiss company specializing in process cooling machinery for digital printing, medical MRI’s, industrial lasers and E-Mobility. Gerry and his wife Mary (Foley) Wilson ’90SMC are in Kalamazoo MI and have four children: Gerry ’14, Sean ’17 Tulane, Erin ’20 Western Michigan and Maggie ’22 Western Michigan. Gerry enjoys catching up with classmates and family at ND sporting events, including Shamrock Series & home football and hockey games. Greg works for the same company that hired him from ND – Conoco/ConocoPhillips/Phillips. After stints in California and Oklahoma, Greg and his wife Cynara came “home” in 2018 and live in Montgomery TX in the lake house his parents bought when he was a kid. They have four children: Alexandra is finishing her Ph.D, Dominic is a fishing guide in Bartlesville OK, Ashley is finishing her degree at U of St Thomas in Houston, and Bella is a junior at Frassati High School. Greg says lake life is fantastic, they are very involved in their little painted church in Plantersville TX and hope to retire soon! Jim retired in 2019 to a lake house in the mountains of North Carolina. Jim spent nearly 30 years in international marketing with P&G, Coca-Cola, Krispy Kreme, Tony Roma’s and Hard Rock Cafe. His focus is family, fitness, golf, lake life, Wordle and sleeping late. Jim and his wife Beth (NC State/Wake Forest) have one son, Chris, who graduated from IU Bloomington and is exploring careers in the music industry and A&R. If anyone has music industry connections that can help, please reach out to me! Bruce Montgomery writes that he holds multiple roles including CCO for Carlin Consumer Health. Check out Bruce’s podcast “The Road to Retail” on ITunes and Spotify. Bruce and Rebecca live in Lynchburg VA, and have four children: Trey (U of Vermont), Collin (U of Vermont Medical School), Hannah (U of Miami Ohio) and Liza (Ferrum College). They are also recently grandparents to Fritz – congratulations! Plans are coming together for our reunion the weekend of the Pittsburgh game (Oct. 28). Friday includes morning golf at ND’s Warren Golf Course, the Mendoza Rally at the business school and an evening get-together at Pat O’Leary’s house. Saturday includes a tailgater at Patti and Bill Sheedy’s stadium spot and an Irish victory. I’ve heard Takahiro Miwa, Pat O’Leary, Ed Doman, Jack Bachofer, Chas Jerich, Bruce Montgomery, Rick Scurfield, Gerry Wilson, Craig Thompson, Greg Pellegrino and Jim Rogers plan to attend. It’s not too late to join—email me with any questions and let me know your plans plus a life update. Takahiro Miwa writes from Japan that he is consulting in agriculture, tourism and sports after working 25 years at Dole Japan. He is chairman of the 5 A Day Association in Japan and coaches flag football U15–17 preparing athletes for a potential demonstration competition at the 2028 LA Olympics. Pat O’Leary is in solar financing at 1st Source Bank in South Bend where he is involved in lending and tax equity for solar credit projects. Pat and his wife, Elizabeth, are excited to welcome the Class to their home before the reunion to catch up around the grill and fire pit. Ed Doman runs Empire Electronics, an auto supply company that he’s owned with his brother for 20 years. Ed and his wife, Kendall, have two boys, Clark ’23 and Graham ’27. Ed will be celebrating the big 6-0 at the Pitt game and has invited the Class to stop by his tailgate for cake. Luziminda and Jack Bachofer celebrated their 42nd anniversary with a trip to South Africa including a safari. They are both retired CA middle school teachers, and Jack coaches golf to disadvantaged youth through First Tee. Chas Jerich, who graduated from the MBA Taxation Program, is finishing up his third year as president of the Allegheny Tax Society where he works with top lawyers and accountants in the Western PA area. Please keep the family of Carrie Sellers Foley in your prayers. Carrie, married to Chris Foley while at ND, was a wonderful soul and succumbed to a long battle with cancer in June. Getting updates is tough—classmates, please send updates to me early and often so we can stay in touch and rebuild lost connections. Thank you, Dave Wilson, for your past work as class secretary – the torch is now being passed to me! — Jim Rogers; 1825 SouthPointe Dr., Morganton NC 28655; 336-413-2569; domer8490@gmail.com


90JD Class Secretary Cathy (Pollock) Gregory;



91 Retirement Trip of a Lifetime and SC Reunion

Susan Long and Gina Mahoney caught up at the inaugural ND in DC gala in April. Sue moved to DC in 2018 with husband Mark Patrick and daughter Mallory. They had previously spent 10 years in London. Sue works at the Appalachian Regional Commission providing grants for infrastructure projects in part of the county. Chris Cooney writes: “A bunch of us got together in Charleston SC in February for a post-pandemic reunion. People in attendance included Chris (Cooney) and John Mansour, Maura (Long) and Mike Sheehan; Liz (Nolan) Schwefler and her husband, Mike; Ashley (McCourtney) Murphy and her husband, Rich Murphy ’98MBA; Bev (Pert) and Dave Shaw; Jack McGlinn and his wife, Lisa; Mike Noonan and his wife, Anne; Matt Hawe—sadly his wife, Ursula (Pena-Staral), could not make it; Paul Reusch and his wife, Theyla; Maria (Colligan) ’90 and Mike Carroll; Jen and Eric Waffner were supposed to attend but sadly had to cancel at the last minute. A great time was had by all. Liz taught several of us how to shuck oysters and we watched a video of the suitcase party from 1991. We were so young! It was chilly but we enjoyed walks on the beach, a tour of the history and architecture of Charleston and lots of excellent food and drink. Gina Mahoney added: “I went skiing in January with Rachel Lovejoy in Steamboat Springs CO. We had dinner with classmate Kelly (Streit) Becker, who was my real estate agent for my recent condo purchase in Steamboat. If anyone is looking for real estate help in Steamboat, I highly recommend Kelly! I recently had dinner with Pat and Trisha Marty in Washington DC as well. I’ll be at the Southern Cal game, hope to see classmates there!” Joe Zadrozny shared: “Greetings from Papua New Guinea, where I have been serving as Chargé d’Affaires (acting ambassador) for the past year. In May, I will hit 25 years as a diplomat with the State Department, and 30 years of government service. I completed my assignment here in PNG this summer and will be heading to Nigeria next, my first time to service in Africa. I’ll finally be able to put to use what I studied in Professor Walshe’s classes on African politics at Notre Dame.” In March, Eamon McAnaney became CEO of CityLax in New York City. CityLax is the leading lacrosse nonprofit leading the way to make the sport more diverse and accessible in underserved neighborhoods. John Joseph Bannan published a book called Notre Dame Football Weekend Pocket Guide, available on Amazon Kindle. Julie (McCarthy) ’90 and Jerry Larkin and their family traveled to the Notre Dame Tantur Ecumenical Institute to spend a week with their son, Kieran ’25, who was completing his summer study abroad program in Jerusalem. “It was truly a wondrous journey to walk in Jesus’ footsteps and to stay at the joint Ecumenical Institute overlooking the Mount of Olives and Bethlehem, commissioned by Pope Paul VI, who called on Father Hesburgh and Notre Dame to build.” Kay and Brett Hunt have retired and are now sailing the Pacific Northwest on their sailboat, Beagle Spirit. Updates available at beaglespirit.com. Favorite ND memory shared on Class of 1991 Facebook page: REM concert for the win. Thanks to Meg Ruesch for sharing. The College of the Holy Cross has named Sean Scanlon, an innovative and entrepreneurial fundraising leader, as its next vice president for advancement. Sean currently serves as vice president for development at Syracuse U, where he helped to launch and lead the university’s $1.5 billion Forever Orange campaign. As a senior leader, Scanlon was responsible for culture change and management of Syracuse’s central fundraising programs. In partnership with senior leaders, faculty and volunteers, Syracuse advancement more than doubled fundraising production during his tenure. Scanlon will join the college in April. Also, in recognition of his award-winning work in film, television and theater, including writing screenplays for two of the top five highest-grossing films of all time, Stephen McFeely was presented with The Rev. Anthony J. Lauck, CSC, Award. Dr. John Dever, CEO of Lockhaven Solutions, received recognition by Sen. Tammy Duckworth for his company’s service in presenting free cybersecurity training to underserved communities. In the press release John stated, “Lockhaven Solutions is committed to making a difference every day and service to others is a critical part of our ethos. Cyber criminals often target underserved communities, and we are proud to stand with them in that fight.” In sad news, Christopher J. Napoli of Katy TX passed away on March 27. On Facebook? Join our Class of 1991 page. We have 690 members. — Suzi (Criqui) Mueller; suzi@cbglobalsearch.com


91MBA A Few Notre Dame Legacy Children

John Abbate, Ed Lang, Bill Lynch, Craig Morse and Tom Quinn gathered via Zoom in June to catch up. Looks like a pandemic tradition is continuing. Craig Morse reports that he still lives in Glenview IL. He and his wife, Sandy, have three children. Gavin (22) just graduated from Washington U in St. Louis and was commissioned in the Army as a military intelligence officer. Colin (21) will be a junior at Notre Dame studying finance, and Mikayla (17) is a senior in high school. Tom Quinn reports that both his daughters will now be at ND. Emma is a junior in the engineering program and Liv is a freshman in the Mendoza business school. This summer Emma studied in Rome, and the family went to visit her and had a great time. Professionally, Tom is still consulting for healthcare/pharma companies, helping with analytics and digital strategy for clinical trials and patient journeys. Greg Jeffrey had a fun summer playing bass with his band Stella (check them out at www.stellaband.com). Greg lives in Fargo ND, which is only 45 minutes from MN lakes country, where there are plenty of beach pubs to play. Keep the music going, Greg! Paul Mannino is proud to share that his daughter Gina will be pursuing higher education at ND this year, although not as an ND MBA. Gina will begin her PhD in applied math at ND. Wow! Stephanie and Tom Downey are doing well, still living and working in the Bay Area. They were back at Notre Dame in 2022 to celebrate the graduation of their son, Nolan. Thanks for sharing these updates. Keep them coming to — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; pattylynch05@gmail.com


91JD The Spirit Is Moving

Ginny Mikita completed a formal, nine-month animal chaplaincy training program in June. Animal chaplains “support all sentient beings, regardless of their species or belief systems.” As an animal chaplain, Ginny helps to celebrate animal companions with funerals or memorials, process grief after loss, acts as an advocate for animals and teaches ways to address compassion fatigue and empathetic distress. Ginny also graduated from the One Spirit Seminary in June as an interfaith minister. I had the opportunity to be back on campus for the wedding of my niece in July at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. I had a wonderful time and it felt so good to be back. I even snuck in a coffee date with Trish (Sullivan) Maher for a much-needed chat about our lives, our families and our love for ND. Trish and Tim Maher ’90JD are the parents of six and their lives have not slowed down at all. In fact, they recently bought a lake house in South Haven MI but have not spent much time there because they are always on the go or Tim is out of the country for work. I would love to hear from you so email, text or call. 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 Seasons of Change

Lots of life transitions with each season. Some planned, some not. Chris Cox became executive director of Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment in January, the third executive director in their 50-year history. Rev. John Thiede, SJ, was named acting VP for mission and ministry at Marquette in May. Cathy and Frank Augustyniewicz celebrated their 25th anniversary last year. They live outside Hilton Head Island SC. Their youngest, Elise, graduated high school and will be a first-year at Alabama. College kids: Mike Potter’s daughter graduated from IU Bloomington in December and stayed in Bloomington to work at Wonderlab, a children’s science museum. Rob Hayes’ daughter Nora joined ND’s Class of ’23 in May. His daughter Bridget is a junior at ND. Colleen (Danaher) Contreras’ son Andrew will be a first-year with ND’s Class of ’27 in the fall. Marci (Moran) Pritts will have a Midshipman in her family as her son will play football for Navy in the fall. Speaking of sports, Randy Soriano’s son TJ plays lacrosse for Mizzou. Tom Conaghan’s daughter Chloe was named captain of the ’24 Yale lacrosse team. Tony Graffeo’s daughter Carol graduated from ND Law School in May. She is working in Montgomery for the AL Court of Civil Appeals. In other news . . . Mark Sloan and his wife, Stacy, relocated from Alexandria VA to Ithaca NY in June. Tara (McDonald) Morrison was their first visitor. Mark and Stacy have family connections in western NY but want to make some new connections in the Ithaca area. Let him know where the next ND football watch is! After 21 years in Charlotte NC, John Gugle moved to Boca Raton FL where he works as senior VP, senior wealth advisor for Lido Advisors. Paul Novak received the TN Orbie Award for CIO of the Year 2023 for Large Enterprise as chief information officer for Community Health Systems. He also received a fundraising award for raising $220K as a dance contestant for Dancing for Safe Haven in Nashville. Congrats to Kelley Tuthill, EdD, who was appointed president and CEO of Catholic Charities Boston effective January 2024. She has served as chief operating officer since 2021. “Doc” Eric Griggs, MD, gave the keynote address to kick off the 2023 Health Literacy Conference at UNT Health in Fort Worth in July. He is fun to follow on Facebook with his “get checked, get fit, get moving” posts. You may also catch his pearls of wisdom on the local New Orleans FOX8 TV station. Cristin McCarthy Vahey is serving her fifth term as state rep for Fairfield and now Bridgeport CT. She is in her first year as house chair of the legislature’s Public Health Committee. She has spent years focusing on youth substance misuse, suicide prevention, mental health, opioids and tobacco in various roles as a legislator, community volunteer and parent. She would love for CT classmates to visit her at the Capitol! Prayers for the family of Jim Partridge, who passed away after a long battle with cancer on June 1. His wife, Jennie (Bruening) McGarry, and four kids—Declan, Riley, Liam and Kellen—live in Newton MA. Jim worked in commercial real estate for Capital One. Jennie sent word that they will celebrate Jim’s life on campus at the Basilica on Oct. 6. Don’t forget to send scoop from your travels to Ireland! Check out my.nd.edu to update your contact info. We also have a class Facebook page: U of Notre Dame, Class of 1992. God bless and Go Irish! — Jill-Beth (JB) Hayes; ndclassof92@gmail.com


92MBA A Milestone

So crazy to be reporting on the milestones of our children as they graduate, build careers and start families. Wasn’t it just yesterday for us? Matt Warner’s daughter Jordyn graduated high school this spring and is planning to major in journalism at Texas Christian U. She would like to be a broadcaster for ESPN. After being a competitive gymnast for most of her life, she transitioned to diving during COVID and will now be part of the TCU swim and dive team. Matt and his family live in southern CA. As always, send updates to me. — 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 Another Reunion in the Books

Many thanks to everyone who turned out to celebrate our 30-year reunion in June. Unfortunately, Joe Huston and I were unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts, so we are especially grateful to our class VP and treasurer, Kelly (Fitzpatrick) Wevley and Joe Burke, respectively, who were on campus to oversee our class-specific activities. A lot of planning goes into each Reunion, so the four of us were thrilled when Dave Certo responded to our request for suggestions for Reunion activities. He and Becky Eifert Joniskan co-chaired a fun bourbon tasting event at our dorm tent that was a big hit! The tips for our bartenders reached $170. Needless to say a lot of bourbon was consumed, and the Class of 1993 donated the $170 tips for our bartenders to the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne–South Bend. A special shout-out to Shannon Shea, who spoke at our Class Dinner, and Laura Ernst, who was the cantor for our Class memorial Mass. The Mass gave classmates an opportunity to honor the memories of our 31 deceased classmates. If you have Reunion stories that you’d like to share, please email me and I’ll include them in our next Class Notes! Steve Foley was elected as a Superior Court judge in Santa Barbara County and began his six-year term on Jan. 2 of this year. Steve lives in Los Olivos CA with his wife, Edie, who is an internal medicine doctor working in Lompoc CA. Their daughter just graduated from UC Santa Barbara and is a medical program manager. Their son is a junior at UCLA, where he studies astrophysics. Several times a year Steve gets together with his sister Kathleen and brother-in-law Anthony Garces Foley of VA, both ’94 graduates. Their daughter, Steve’s niece Eva Marie Garces-Foley, is a junior at Notre Dame. Steve’s father, John Foley ’58, lives close by in Santa Barbara. Steve also shared some details about a few of his fellow Flannerites and later housemates from 207 Campus View: Ivan Geer ’94, Matt Umsceid and Brendan Dillmann. They get together every couple of years for a golf trip. Brendan is a senior vice president with Manchester Tank. He lives in Franklin TN with his wife, Christine, and daughter Margaret. Matt, the CEO of Nuvem, lives in Winchester MA with his wife, Cynthia, and their twins, Hazel and Will, who are rising juniors in high school. Ivan is an engineer and principal owner of River City Consultants. He lives in his hometown of Grand Junction CO with his wife, Liz, and daughter Reagan. He has three other daughters who already graduated from high school. Charlie is a grad student at Colorado State. Audrey and Lauren are undergrads at Colorado U and U of Tennessee, respectively. Ivan says he’s proof of the existence of God, as he wasn’t very good with the ladies back in his youth and likely prayed aloud five times, “God, I wish I could get more girls.” Hence a great wife and four amazing young women. Ivan noted that sometimes God provides literally what you ask for, just with a sense of humor and with timing you might never expect. Trying not to think about the future cost of weddings for his four daughters, Ivan attended the wedding of James Bailey ’93, ’94 and his beautiful bride last November in Dublin. The setting was amazing and the ceremony a unique blend of modern and ancient traditions. Dan Alesia married Francisco Cortez in a June outdoor ceremony surrounded by family and friends, including Jose Ramirez, who earned 2023 dual master’s degrees; Jill (Naughton) and Dave Sullivan; Michelle and Bryan Reardon ’94; and my husband Jim and me. Brian Alesia, the groom’s twin brother, gave a wonderful toast to the husbands. The DJ played some ’90s SYR hits at the groom’s request that got alums on the dance floor. Our class block of Ohio State tickets sold out. If you’re asking yourself, what block of OSU tickets!?, then you need to like our class Facebook page to ensure that you receive future SurveyMonkey emails to get your name on the lottery list. — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com


93MBA Send Updates

Hello, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful summer with your family. I do not have any updates from classmates. However, I wanted to remind you that if you attend a football game, you can go to the MBA Alumni tailgate to see classmates. Also, to remind you: if you are not receiving ND emails, you should make sure your info is correct on my.nd.edu or reach out to the Notre Dame Alumni Association as they control the email database. Please email me if you were able to catch up with any classmates prior to mid-October. My next deadline is Oct. 20. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com


93JD Class SecretaryJoe DiRienzo;

DiRienzo & DiRienzo, 116 Saint Paul St., Westfield NJ 07090; res 908-812-2765; bus 908-233-6700; jd1@dirienzo-law.com


94 Reunion ’24 Dates Are Official

Mark your calendars! Our 30th Reunion will be May 30–June 2! We hope to see you there! John M. Whapham MD, MS, a neuro interventional endovascular surgeon, has moved to Rochester MI and is a renowned doctor of strokes and aneurysms. John specializes in neuroendovascular procedures to treat complex vascular abnormalities of the brain and spinal cord. He also specializes in treating stroke, and this expertise led the nation’s first integrated telemedicine / air transport stroke network among MI hospitals as well as similar programs in Chicago, AL and OH. Terri Castellucci Welter is married to Mark Welter ’92 and they will celebrate their 25th anniversary this fall. Their son Holden is a rising junior living in St. Ed’s Hall. Their younger son, Jake, is a rising junior in high school. They live in Arlington VA and spend any chance they get at the Outer Banks. Terri remains close with her Walsh Hall roommate, Shaheen Goldrick, who has three kids, with the oldest, Chayton, graduating from ND in 2022. Shaheen moved back to her hometown of South Bend in 2017 to work at Notre Dame. She serves in Regional Development and works with ND alumni and families in CO. The ’94 Walsh Hall girls vacation together every year in January! Mirella (Contreras) and James Riley live in South Bend with two of their three daughters, Naya and Talina. Jasmine, their oldest, is thriving in Chicago following her graduation from Arizona State U. James was in the marching band at ND as a student, and is actively in two bands currently—The Jerry O’fonics Band and Gameday Gold. If you’re back at ND this fall, you can catch either of these bands performing at various campus locations on gameday. James is also managing the internal engagement, diversity and inclusion team for Notre Dame’s University Relations division, and recently won ND’s Presidential Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Mirella currently works in Notre Dame’s Enrollment Division, and also serves as a Moreau First Year Experience instructor on campus. Anne (LaFleur) and Chris DeMarco’s son Nicholas will join the Class of 2027 as a freshman and reside in Fisher, just like his dad. The DeMarcos also have three daughters: Elizabeth is a senior at Penn State studying nursing and part of the NROTC program; Sarah (17) and Leah (15) attend high school in Tunkhannock PA. The family celebrated Paul ’23’s graduation last May. Paul (ME) has moved to Everett WA to work for Boeing. Keep the updates coming to ndclass1994@yahoo.com! — Elizabeth Macor Groupp; elizabethgroupp@gmail.com; Matt Cannizzo; mcannizz@nd.edu


94MBA Class SecretaryRodger Laurite;

678-644-0422; rodgerlaurite@hotmail.com


94JD Summer Road Trip

Ashok Tripathi, the senior vice president and general counsel of the private markets fund-of-funds investment manager Pathway Capital Management LP in Orange County CA, embarked on an ambitious 21-day, 16-state middle America summer road trip with his wife, two teenage daughters and family dog. The trip started in CA, up to ND, down to LA and back home. This trip puts the Tripathi family as having visited 42 states in their quest to see all 50 states before the oldest daughter goes to college in 2026. Please send any class news to me. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com


95 Journeys

Over five decades of Notre Dame lacrosse alumni gathered in Philadelphia over Memorial Day weekend to cheer on the ND men’s lacrosse team and see them win their first national championship. The Class of ’95 was well represented. Aimee (Dickey) and Bill Gallagher were there cheering on their son, defenseman Will Gallagher ’26. They were joined by classmates and former players including Ashley (Scharff) ’96 and Mike Iorio, Megan (Turpin) and Chris Bury, Kevin Lynyak, Chris Onderdonk, Mark Pasquale, Christina Glorioso and Amy Shaw. The weekend was full of tailgates and cheering on the Irish. Those in attendance and those watching from home were thrilled to see Coach Kevin Corrigan, head coach for 34 years and for whom many of the alumni played, win a championship. Haley (Scott) DeMaria and Lorrei (Horenkamp) DiCamillo celebrated their 50th birthdays together in FL, along with swimming teammate Susan Bohdan Walton ’93. Lorrei lives in Buffalo where she is the associate dean of the School of Education and Human Services at Canisius College. Haley lives in Annapolis MD where she works as director of admissions at St. Anne’s School. Dejka (Steinert) Araujo has been living in Houston for the past 21 years. She originally came for a three-year medical oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center and stayed on as staff in the Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology. She is a full professor, and her passion is treating patients with synovial sarcoma. She has treated more patients with synovial sarcoma than anyone in the world. She has two amazing children, Johnathan, 15, and Paige, 13. Ken Andert writes that he has been teaching and living at La Lumiere School, a boarding school in La Porte IN, since graduation teaching AP Physics 1 and 2 and AP Calculus AB and BC. In February 2022, Ken and wife Elissa bought a house in Granger, only 10 minutes away from Notre Dame. Ken has been working for the physics department at Notre Dame in the summers. This is his 25th consecutive summer working for the University in this capacity. Chrissy (Pohlen) Spittell was on campus for graduation weekend in May celebrating the graduation of her son, Andrew Spittell ’23. The graduation weekend was phenomenal and she couldn’t be prouder. Chrissy completed the Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances) in Spain. This is a 500-mile walking pilgrimage across northern Spain. She walked for over 30 days, carrying all of her belongings in a backpack and staying in hostels (called “albergues”). It started in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France on June 14 and finished on July 17 in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. It was an incredible journey! Mike Mugavero shared that his daughter Mia will be a freshman in the Class of 2027 in the College of Arts and Letters! Mike and family live in Birmingham AL where Mike is a professor of medicine at the U of Alabama at Birmingham, is director of the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, and led a T32 training program for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. Brooke (Brandes) Warren relocated to San Antonio TX after 23 years in New York City. She re-joined JPMorgan, this time in the Private Bank. She has two beautiful girls, Reagan, 14, and Charlotte, 5. Brooke’s husband, Phil, died very unexpectedly three years ago and she is still learning how to navigate this new life. She is welcome to visitors as they conference or vacation their way through San Antonio. Margaret (Zimmermann) Seurynck, Matt Wood and Elaine (Savino) Warren have all been here! Brooke will be at the Central Michigan game. Thank you to all who emailed updates! I received a great response. Please stay turned to more updates next quarter. 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 Hello

Kara Murphy Richards writes: “Hello from Seattle! After 37 years with Costco, my husband has retired and we are building our winter retirement home in South Gulf Cove FL. With my oldest son in Tampa and my daughter (ND ’22) in Charlotte, I’ll be much closer to two of my three kids half the year. I am still enjoying life as a presiding judge in Renton WA and plan to run for one more term. Would love to find other NDLS grads in FL!!” Please send your updates to me at meister@taftlaw.com. — Julia Meister; meister@taftlaw.com


96 Class Secretary Kate Crisham;

Seattle; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov


96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;



96JD Reunion Football Game

Marsha Griggs earned tenure and promotion to full professor at Washburn School of Law on March 24. Erica and Brendan Rielly recently celebrated their 30th anniversary by recreating their ill-fated honeymoon in Charleston SC. This fall, they will take Brendan’s parents to Ireland and Northern Ireland. If things go well, they might bring them back. Brendan continues as chair of his firm’s litigation and probate litigation departments. He recently stepped down from the board of Maine Equal Justice. Their son, Morgan, is in his second term as a ME state representative and is oyster farming. Their oldest daughter, Shannon, runs her own spa. Their youngest daughter, Maura, works as a legal recruiter for a large Boston firm. Their two labradors remain on the watch list. In July, Chris Spataro planned a group outing to Yankee Stadium for the Cubs vs. Yankees game. Eleven Hoosiers took a road trip to meet up with nine New Yorkers to watch Gerrit Cole pitch a gem for the home team victory. If you have any personal or professional updates to share for our next issue, or if you are interested in tickets to this year’s mini-reunion football game, please contact me. — Chris Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; 574-596-2417; chrisjspataro@gmail.com

97 Where Did the Time Go?

Summer sure flew by. One minute school is getting out and you blink, and you are already buying school supplies. With summer ending, though, it means that Notre Dame football is on the horizon, which always does bring a smile to my face. I hope everyone is doing well and this is why I did not hear from anyone this time around. Please send all updates to — 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 Like Mother, Like Daughter

Victoria Esposito is teaching research, writing and professionalism to 1Ls at Albany Law School. Previous to that she had been the advocacy director at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. Fun fact—Victoria was pregnant with her daughter, Johanna, at our graduation. Johanna now practices as a legal services attorney after receiving her JD and LLM. Joe Scavetta is back in the entertainment law business with his new job in business and legal affairs for Urban One. 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-October. Go Irish! — Julie Vales; cell 973-727-5767; juliemvales@gmail.com; john.vales@dentons.com


98 25 Years and Counting

For those of you who made it back to campus for our Reunion, thank you for making it a success. Here’s to our next 25 years! Please continue to share your stories, both personal and professional. Everyone enjoys hearing what is going on with our Class of ’98. Go Irish! — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com


98MBA Good News?

They say no news is good news. We’ll hope this is so for all of you. I didn’t get any notes about your lives and careers so nothing here to report. Send it on for next time! — Mark Holloway;mholloway@alumni.nd.edu


98JD Class SecretaryChris Putt;

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


99 Someone Special in the Air

Greetings from Belgrade, Serbia, where I am on an extended business trip managing the delivery of 66 Humvees for the Serbian Army. First, I must apologize for missing the last two Class Notes deadlines. I have been traveling a lot over the past six months and I simply lost track of the deadline. It will not happen again on my watch. Second, several of you sent me updates, but I had some Gmail issues and cannot recover what you sent to me. If you resend them to me, I will get them published in the next issue. I (again) apologize for that. I do have one bit of exciting news to share. Andrew “Drew” Klosterman retired as a captain in the US Navy on Sept. 1, following more than 24 years of service as a naval aviator. Drew is working his way into the civilian aviation industry and someday soon may be flying you and your family. So pay attention when the flight attendants announce the names of your pilots! Congratulations, Drew, and thank you for your years of service to our nation. We appreciate what you have done for all of us and wish you the best in your new career. — Ryan 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;