90 Bear Down

Todd Wagenblast wanted to give a shout-out to Kevin Warren ’90JD, who was recently named the president of the Chicago Bears. In the spring of 1990, Kevin was the ringer on their Bookstore Basketball team, which reached the elite eight. Other members of their five, Expresso Pizza, included Todd, Frank Becker, Mark Granger and Kevin Kade. Todd also wanted to extend an open invitation to anyone heading to South Bend passing the Valparaiso exit on the Indiana Toll Road to take a 15-minute detour south to come enjoy a cold beer at Indiana Beverage and check out their Prohibition Museum and warehouse. Todd is the vice president and chief financial officer for the distributor. On Dec. 3, Laura (Krupnick) Erben and John Lamson joined Colleen Scanlan Lyons at a reading and signing launch party for Colleen’s new book, Running After Paradise: Hope, Survival, and Activism in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Colleen is an anthropologist, associate research professor, and director of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force at the U of Colorado, where she focuses on social movements, forest conservation, and climate change. Laura is an MD specializing in internal and preventive medicine, and John is communications director for Sher Edling LLP, a boutique litigation firm supporting state and local governments who are suing fossil fuel companies for their deception around climate change. All three are married, with children, and living in Boulder CO. Diane and Thom Gasper are transitioning into the empty nester phase of life. Their oldest daughter, Grace ’23, a senior studying theology and theater, was joined at ND this fall by their son Tommy ’26, who is studying engineering. They live in Playa Del Rey CA where Thom supports 61 Catholic elementary and high schools as regional superintendent for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is relieved to have completed his Ed.D. in 2021 and now has a little more freedom to catch up with old friends. They get back annually for a home football game welcomed by the hospitality of Chris Temple ’91 and Miki Strabley ’92SMC. Former roommate Dan Hayden of Long Island met up with them in Vegas for the Shamrock Series win and celebration. Tim Flood and his band, Eve’s Twin Lover, released a new album, Stop Sending People to Kill Me. You can find it on Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music. Pat Henahan left the corporate world in 2018 and now works for herself as a professional coach, supporting executives with leadership development and career transition. She is still in the Chicago area but has re-emerged from COVID restrictions to start traveling to places with more topography where she can indulge her love of hiking. Brad Carmody let me know that he was envious of his freshman son, TJ, who was extremely blessed to be one of the chosen men of Alumni Hall. Brad was happy to report that he was able to meet up with some of his old Dillon roommates while tailgating in the fall, including Marty Hull, Jim Kilway, Andy Aye, Jeff DeSmet, Chris Clark and Brian Anzel. St. Peter’s Pub is a private meeting place for family, friends, and neighbors of the proprietors, Margy and Bobby Kloska. Our classmates are always invited and frequent the pub. Friends of the pub have created a fundraiser to help with the expansion. I encourage you to check out the page and consider a donation: https://gofund.me/a180d790. 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 Class Secretary Cathy (Pollock) Gregory;



91 Not Many Memories . . .

Catholics vs. Convicts game—winning 31–30 and rushing the field! Kim Pacella shares her favorite memory at Notre Dame. Kim is currently the head tennis pro at Twos Athletic Club in Ohio. Fernando Alessandri PhD writes: “After practicing clinical psychology for a number of years I decided to take a break from that to try to reinvent how we actually help the people being missed or even abused and over-medicated by the current system. The answers are simpler than people think and involve organizing the resources already given within each individual. Thus far I have a developing charity (inCAPABLES.org) and an international coaching practice (Consigliere of Philosophy). I am excited to share that I was recently able to offer free training to 100 therapists in Ukraine on rapid PTSD recovery, with pre-translated materials they can already apply in the field. I am also especially eager to be a resource for people who might hesitate to seek help but whose influence is vast, like priests, bishops, CEOs, people with security clearances, and so many others. Please keep me in mind as you notice friends and neighbors who appear to be enduring silent suffering (including parents with estranged adult children, or couples growing apart, as well as individuals).” John J. Bannan published a book available on Amazon Kindle titled, God and Our Superdeterministic Universe: The #1 Argument for the Existence of God. From Kathleen O’Connor: “My husband, Mike Uhran, and I attended the Gator Bowl to watch the Irish and our son, Gavin Uhran, who’s a senior in the drumline. A highlight was tailgating prior with fellow 1991 classmates—Matt Murphy, Coleen Krachuk VanLue, and Michelle Richards Braun.” In June, after more than 15 years apart, Wendy Murray ’90, Frank Montabon, Jenny (Ledrick) Bradt, Ruth (Piatz) Wehby and Terese (Lemanski) Roberts reunited at an Airbnb in western MI to reminisce about the glory days. While the group missed seeing Ruth’s husband, Phil Wehby, who was not able to join the festivities, his absence did allow Ruth to take credit for her family’s many accomplishments! Several memories involving ND track/cross-country were shared, and a few of the attendees even went for an early morning run, prompting their spouses to ponder why they would ever do that to themselves on any day let alone while on vacation. After ridding the house of the smell of sweat and Icy Hot, the group broke out The Game of Life and quickly realized this popular childhood game was absolutely nothing like the real game of life. Dejected, many ambled off to Mass for inspiration where Frank, who three years ago became a deacon at his home parish, St. Thomas Aquinas (Ames IA), gladly offered his services and was chosen to bring up the offertory gifts. While Frank clearly enjoyed his role in the service, it paled in comparison to the joy of receiving the pocket tape measure the parish gave out to all dads in attendance. While miles separate the friends geographically, they all feel very blessed to have their health and their families. Wendy and her dog Beatrice live in Chicago where they constantly entertain friends and family visiting the Windy City. Frank and his wife, Sheryl, have two children, Vincent and Lillian. Lillian is currently in the Irish Guard and will graduate from ND in 2023! Jenny and her husband, Terry, live in Chatfield MN and have three children, Alex, Kevin and Stephanie. Ruth and Phil live in Nashville and have their own basketball team—Sarah, Abigail, Joseph, Maggie and Rachel. Terese and her husband, Craig, are living in South Portland ME (yes, that is a state) and have two children, Andrew and Grace. On Facebook? Join our Class of 1991 page. We have 670 members. — Suzi (Criqui) Mueller; suzi@cbglobalsearch.com


91MBA Pray, Ski, Run

Glenn Jendrycki is the VP of sales and marketing at Wanu Water. He lives in Southern CA and is grateful the record rainfall this winter has not caused flooding in his neighborhood. As life marches on, he and his wife both lost a parent and miss them dearly. Recently, Glenn joined a Bible group called BSF International. Megan Frigon Cohen reports that she went to the ND vs. Clemson game and caught up with former ND player Ned Bolcar, who was able to get her on the field—a first for Megan! She and her husband enjoyed skiing this winter and also took on remodeling their house in Denver. Megan continues to do some consulting gigs, teach hot yoga, and volunteer at a local school. Our ageless classmate, Randy Boba, finished 2022 as a top 15 ranked age group track sprinter in the country in the 100m and 200m. He is looking forward to 2023. Randy is heading back to Jamaica in April for Jamrock, the triathlon his charity supports. While there, he hopes to see Zein and Muna Issa. Happy spring; please send updates to me. — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch;  pattylynch05@gmail.com


91JD Happenings

After 23 years in the suburbs, Singmay and Bernie Lau said goodbye to Scarsdale NY and moved to Brooklyn where Singmay has her medical practice. Bernie is senior intellectual property counsel at AdvanSix in Parsippany NJ, a company that manufactures nylon resin worldwide. Their oldest son, Will, is a recent graduate of Boston U and is enrolled in medical school there. Charles, their youngest, also attends Boston U. The Laus spent Christmas visiting London and Paris. Bill Meyer practices law at SouthLaw in Kansas City. He and his wife, Terri, have had several interesting excursions thanks in part to their children. Their oldest, Abigail, is in her fourth of five years studying architecture at ND. She was in Rome last year and her folks and younger sister took advantage of the opportunity to visit the Eternal City and its environs. Bill and Terri spent Easter in Baltimore and Annapolis MD visiting their son, Zach, who is a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy. Zach is on the Navy marathon team. Their youngest, Sophia, is a senior in high school and busy with cross country, choirs, and volunteer work. She also managed to squeeze in a performance at Carnegie Hall. Karin and Tim Demasi are the proud parents of sons Jack, Traigh, Nate, and Reid. Karin is managing partner of the litigation department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City. Tim is an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School. 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 Love to Share the Wins

Darrylyn (Martin) Bakshi sent word she graduated from U of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in ’97 and currently serves on its Global Alumni Board. In October, she delivered the keynote address welcoming the U of Chicago’s 14th president, Paul Alivisatos, to the DC area. The event was held at the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Darrylyn became a college mom in August, when her daughter began pre-med studies at U of Pittsburgh’s Honors College. Terry Coyne’s oldest daughter, Clare, was married on Dec. 9. His ND roommates, Bryce Bettinger and Mike Buchheit, were in attendance along with Chris Baguer. Mike has a job and consults in San Francisco, while Bryce has an accounting practice in SC. Chris works in development at ND. Terry is vice chairman with Newmark (commercial real estate). Gina (Bacigalupi) Kastel was selected by Faegre Drinker board as the next chair, effective April 1. Gina is a member of Faegre Drinker’s executive leadership team and board, co-chairs the firm’s compensation committee, and served as its integration partner for the merger of Faegre Baker Daniels with Drinker Biddle & Reath in 2020. Kristin (Gafvert) Hammerschmitt was on campus in November (along with the fam) to see her daughter Ellie win the Baraka Bout championship. The event raised almost $75,000 for the Holy Cross schools in Uganda. Barbara Campbell crossed the finish line of Ironman CA in Sacramento. She swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles, and ran 26.2 miles to earn that title, a dream she hoped to complete for her 50th in 2020, then COVID. . . .After participating in triathlons for 20 years, she made that dream a reality in October. Congrats, Barb! Mark LaValle and wife Ting, along with their proud big sisters, welcomed their third, Josephine Yuan “Josie,” to this world on Dec. 28. Nora (Purtell) and Dave Bose sent word of their first two: Isabella is a sophomore at UT Austin studying econ while Anna is a sophomore at CO School of Mines studying biochemistry. Still at home, their son Jackson is a senior and Keira is a freshman in high school. This is the shortest article I have written in 30 years so please send me your latest and greatest! In case you did not know, I am in residential real estate (almost five years now) with the Dallas Sotheby’s brand, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, so if any of you are ever looking for a second home around the globe or want a trusted adviser for real estate advice, let me know. I am more than happy to connect you with one of my 26,000 colleagues (several have become friends) in 1,000 offices located in 81 countries around the globe. I have connected more people with great agents outside of Dallas than anyone else in my office for two years in a row. Clearly my extroverted connector ways have come in handy. That, and I love seeing people fulfill a dream. Please help me fill the next class article so I do not need to talk about myself. :) Check out my.nd.edu and update contact info or share a scoop! 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 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 Won’t Need to Travel Far 

Deborah Sus is on track to win the class award for “shortest distance traveled for reunion” this coming June. In late summer 2019 Deborah bought a football house to spend weekends near campus. No one could have predicted that a mere six months later the world would go into lockdown. Deborah quarantined in South Bend, opted for permanently remote work, got rid of her place outside Chicago, and became an official Hoosier. During that first pandemic year it was a blessing for Deborah to be able to walk the campus and visit the Grotto—masked and socially distanced—with a small cadre of local alumnae. Now friends come and go, dropping off newly minted and/or prospective Domers. Football season is a whirlwind of activity leaving Deborah exhausted until January when she starts counting down the days to do it all over again. So far visitors have included Jeanne Blasi and Rich Riley, Michelle (Hayden) ’95 and Matt Bomberger, Dave Certo, Chris Kozoll, Ken Roach, Joe Finnerty ’95, Kathleen (Vogt) Robert, Tanya (Braukman) and David Haas, Rob Hennings and several others passing through town. I hope that many of us have plans to pass through town this June for our 30th reunion. See you then! — Anne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas; 623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com


93MBA Christmas Card Photos and Letters

Happy new year! I pray that 2023 is full of joyful memories and good health. As I have stated in previous January deadlines, I love receiving cards and updates from classmates. Trish Dolese is wrapping up a nearly 30-year career in the electric industry in TX (winter 2021 was one for the books) and looking to move into a new field of Church property development. Most recently, she worked at her parish in Austin called St. Augustine of Canterbury on a redevelopment project that has received wide attention from Notre Dame. The project entails getting rid of unsustainable buildings with high maintenance costs and building new spaces that meet the community’s needs. This construction is funded through ground lease proceeds received from a developer who is building a student housing tower on a portion of the land. Bringing in third-party revenues into the Church helps alleviate the burden of facility maintenance for existing congregations. To learn more, read about it here: https://realestate.nd.edu/research/church-properties/featured-case-studies/. The case study was part of the conference held at Notre Dame in November 2022 that allowed Trish to come back to campus, which was great fun! In her new role she works with other churches/dioceses/religious congregations on similar issues as a new consulting venture. The article is very interesting!! I hope you all take the time to read it. Trish also said she stays in touch with Margret Conley Behlow who lives in Chicago. Bob Silveri and his wife, Laurel, sent a cute card with their growing three girls ranging in age from 14 to 10. The girls have the most beautiful, curly hair! Todd Moore sent me an update saying he retired in May 2022 from the Air Force after 32 years of serving. He is working on house projects and being with the family. He and Carol have two girls who are now in sixth and fourth grade. The girls are busy with ski club, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Todd has invited anyone in the Chicago area or visiting the Chicago area to reach out to him. He would love to host you and share a bourbon. Sara Leibscher continues to work at Notre Dame and sent a cute photo with a lot of little ones wearing sweatshirts that say Notre Dame Football. It reminds me of when I used to dress our three when they were little in ND clothes. My husband said I was brainwashing them. Linda and Matthew Majikes sent a card with fun photos filled with many smiling faces. Matthew also sent a letter updating us on his Do Rights JDRF program. This organization has raised close to $500,000 in almost 20 years. This fall they are hoping to begin awarding grants to those in need of insulin pumps and supplies. This program works with doctors to support newly diagnosed patients as well as giving supplies to local doctor’s offices. For the first time since COVID, JDRF went back to in-person bike rides for fundraisers. Matthew said they are riding in August and is asking if anyone wants to join him.The only information I have been able to obtain about our 30th class reunion is that registration opens sometime in February. By the time you receive this update, registration will be open. You will be able to see who has registered once you register. Please go to the ND Reunion page to find out more. — Tricia Hug Schorr; 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com


93JD Good Times, Sad Times

Wedding bells were heard in Pittsburgh in October as Rosary (Cuello) Hernandez’s daughter Chelsea walked down the aisle. Chelsea was born in February 1993, making her an honorary classmate. The ceremony was attended by Frank Kros and his wife, Shawn; Kevin Moran; and Kate Smith. Frank is president of the Kros Learning Group and has received awards for his presentations on issues relating to child protection. Kevin is president of Emerald Management Solutions LLC, a consulting firm based in Virginia. Kate’s exploits have been well-documented, and she was most recently seen sending her daughter Quinn off to her final semester at Kansas. Rosary is a partner at Burch & Cracchiolo in Phoenix, where she focuses her practice on commercial and business litigation. Please keep Maria Vertuno and Gretchen (Swantz) Herault in your prayers, as Maria recently lost her mother, and Gretchen recently lost her father. Judy Fox was recently awarded the Rev. David T. Link South Bend Community Award by Notre Dame Law School for her advocacy on behalf of the disadvantaged and marginalized. Congratulations to Judy on a well-deserved honor. A big reunion is upcoming this year, so stay tuned for details from the University. And, that gives me more space for this column, so please help me fill it with more updates. May the year 2023 be good to you all. 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 Keep the Updates Coming!

Thanks to those of you who’ve shared updates! We want to hear from more of you! Molly Spencer shared that she’s on the faculty at the U of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, where she teaches writing to master’s-level students as well as undergraduate majors. Molly’s third poetry collection, Invitatory, recently won the New Measure Poetry Prize and will be published with Free Verse Editions in early 2024. Congratulations to Steve Campbell who was appointed to the office of president at Annaly Capital Management in New York City, in addition to maintaining his role as chief operating officer. Annaly is a leading diversified capital manager with investment strategies across mortgage finance. Steve and his wife, Ali, live in Rye NY and have four boys. They all visited campus together this past fall for ND’s first win of the football season against Cal. Erik Stevens celebrated his 50th this past year by throwing a backyard party complete with a band featuring Erik as lead singer—and he DID wear his leather pants! In addition to being a Realtor with Success Property Brokers in the Scottsdale area, Erik is dad to Dane, 15, and Zoey, 3. Erik’s wife, Kristen, is a vice president of an IV infusion pharmacy. Keep the updates coming to ndclass1994@yahoo.com! — Elizabeth Macor Groupp; elizabethgroupp@gmail.com; Matt Cannizzo; mcannizz@nd.edu


94MBA Football Fun

It’s hard to believe another year has passed, and we’re starting to make plans for the 2023 football season. A group of us have plans to be at the Pitt game in October: Angela (Stavropoulos) Laurite, Elizabeth (Ix) and Tom Buccellato, Megan (Lee) and Dave Hilal (hopefully), Diana (Stratbucker) Cook, and J. Matt Carr. Unclear at this writing if Mark Mildenberger or Scott Steiger will be there, and it seems that Jenner Davis will have to miss this game due to a little 100th birthday celebration for her aunt in the Cook Islands! Hopefully Jenner will make it out for another game as Laurites are also targeting Ohio State U and Wake Forest games. For the Pitt game, we expect Bucce to put on another epic tailgate, both before and after the game. Hope many of you can come! For Ohio State U, expect a strong crew of Michael D. Mullster Mulligan, David “SDMT” Pasquale, Kathy (Hardiek) and Kevin. P. Dougherty, Pierre Nonbee Nona, Matt Kavanaugh, and Shannon (Davis) ’92SMC and Daniel J. Pezolt. Hopes are that Chris Zulanas, M. Scott Aubry (although Aubs may be busy that weekend attending a Xavier game), Christopher B. Ohlmeyer and M. Sean O’Neill will also be able to make it. The Clemson game last November was incredible. Kavs, Nonster, and Jenner joined Angela and me and our family for the weekend. Despite hurricane-force winds, we had a long, fun tailgate near the stadium and of course got to see an epic win. I also got to see Dave Hilal, Jon Langenfeld, Dan Renouard and Kris “Hoosier” Willingham. Andy Banton wrote to Angela and me recently. As I mentioned in the last column, Andy and his wife are the owners of Monterey Epicurean Company, which specializes in the manufacturing of gourmet foods sold through retail and gourmet shops across the US. They’ve owned the business for 14 years. They also have several local Sport Clips franchises (a haircutting franchise for men). They have two kids, one who was adopted 16 years ago from Kazakhstan. Andy was at the USC game in November and saw Kevin Madden and Charles Oliva. He was also in Wisconsin over the summer and tried to connect with Phil Holloway, but it didn’t work out. I’m now on my fifth column, thanks to Shannon Pezolt, with the “where are they” section of the column. It’s not really working that great, but I’ll try one more time. Hello Mark Murphy and Mike Smiggen? Tommy Reyes? What about you, Phil Neri? 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 Annual Unofficial Reunion Coming Up

Our annual unofficial reunion game should be firmed up before the summer so check with Jim Carrig or myself for the game and date information. Please send me any news or updates. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com


95 Next-Generation Domers

It was great to hear from Katie (Gorman) and John Duffy. They live in the Philadelphia suburbs. John is a national accounts manager for SEI Investments. Katie does a lot of volunteer work at her daughter’s school and for her various sports teams. Katie and John have three girls. Molly is a senior at Notre Dame, fourth-generation legacy and will be graduating in May with a degree in American studies and a double minor in constitutional studies and digital marketing. Mary Kate is a freshman majoring in communications at the U of Dayton, and Maggie is in seventh grade. The Duffys love having another Domer in the house and visiting campus a few times a year, including this past fall for the Cal game along with Katie’s parents, Maureen (Lavery) ’71SMC and John Gorman ’71, and two of her brothers, Pat Gorman ’00 and Tom Gorman ’05. At the 2021 Cincinnati game, they hung out with two of Katie’s Howard Hall roommates, Jen (Cleary) Dewing, and Maria (Austria) and Mike Fox. John caught up with some of his Morrissey Manor roommates, Dan Farrell, Joe Carroll, Dave Powell, Tony Tedeschi and Avelino Verceles. The family traveled to California for the ND-USC game this year and ended up at a tailgate right next to Mike Kersey and met up with another of John’s Morrissey roommates, Jeff Hagkull. Ryan Kerrigan and his wife, Erin, are happy to report that their oldest, Riley, is a sophomore in St. Edward’s Hall studying economics and their daughter is applying to Notre Dame this year. After 18 years of living in Newport Beach CA, amidst the COVID crisis, they elected to move to Lake Tahoe. The move has been great for their family, though they miss many great Notre Dame friends in Southern California, and visit regularly. Ryan has stayed involved at Notre Dame by way of the Kellogg Institute and now the Keough School of Global Affairs. Erin, Northwestern U ’95 and a major subway alum, has been asked to join the Campaign Council for the upcoming capital campaign, so they are staying close to the University. Lorrei (Horenkamp) DiCamillo and her husband, William, have been living in Buffalo for the past 15 years. Lorrei is the associate dean of the School of Education at Canisius College and a professor of teacher education. Lorrei also co-directs the graduate teacher residency program. They have two daughters; Nina is 13 and Emilia is 11. In addition to all her work at Canisius, Lorrei has shared her swimming expertise in helping to coach her girls’ swim team. 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 Embracing Island Life

Happy new year! I hope that the start of 2023 has been a good one. Congratulations to Caitlin and Greg Sinnott, who welcomed their first child, Addison Grace, in August. Greg is currently working as a director with Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP) in Albany NY. Megan (Keenan) Berryman made it back to campus this fall for the North Carolina game and to accompany her dad, Sean Keenan ’67JD, to his 55th Law School reunion. Jill Satanek Garlock was inducted into the Saint Joseph Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in June for her service to the academy as an athlete, coach, athletic director, and outstanding supporter. Mark Troske reports that he and his family have moved to HI, where they live on Oahu, and Mark is working as the CTO for First Hawaiian Bank. Mark reports that it has been quite a change leaving the Midwest behind for island life, but so far so good. Thank you so much to all who sent in updates—please continue to do so. Kate Crisham; Seattle; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov


96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;



96JD Promotions, Books, Meet-Ups, and Kids

Brad Wiskirchen has been named general manager of Equifax Digital Solutions, which includes all Equifax digital services globally, after Equifax purchased Kount (where he was the founder and CEO). Aurora Ciuc ’96LLM has published the book Vespasian V. Pella and the Ideal of Peace through Law (Hamangiu Publishing House, 2022). The launch of the book took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest during the conference “The Contribution of Vespasian V. Pella and of the Romanian Diplomacy in the Field of International Law: A Historical Perspective” and marked 160 years of Romanian diplomacy and 125 years since the birth of Pella. On this occasion, the topicality of the ideas of the Romanian lawyer, his contribution to the creation of the International Criminal Court, and the problem of the war of aggression in Ukraine were emphasized. Marsha Griggs enjoyed seeing Stephanie Davis in beautiful San Diego at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools. Marsha reports that Steph looks great and doesn’t appear to have aged a day since law school. Jennifer (Fraley) Hieatt and Steve Hieatt’s son, Mark, recently started as a freshman at Notre Dame, joining his sisters Emily (a Notre Dame senior) and Katie (a 2020 Notre Dame graduate, now attending law school at NYU). Their other son, John, is a freshman at Valparaiso U. Steve is starting his 16th year at International Paper and recently moved into a new position as associate general counsel for corporate law and transactions, EHS, and intellectual property. While Jennifer and Steve still live in Memphis, they also have a second home in South Bend and would love to reconnect with any classmates in town for a football game this fall! If you have any personal or professional updates to share, or if you are interested in tickets to our ND mini-reunion football game in the fall (game date TBD), please contact me. — Chris Spataro; 57027 Wedgefield Court, Elkhart IN 46516; 574-596-2417; chrisjspataro@gmail.com


97 Updates

It was a slow winter for updates from our class, but at least I have one to report. Janel (Campbell) Colqhoun, Rebecca (Reyda) Gotaskie, Laura (Hayden) Hanks, Reggie (Mactal) Rivera, Amy (Beck) Sanders and Steffie Worwag all got together in St. Louis MO at Laura Hanks’ lake house for some fun boating, water skiing, and pickleball fun! Husband Jon Hanks helped Laura host a wonderful weekend too!! We missed Cara (Dils) Chen, Shelley (Hoenle) Franklin, Kathy Keating and Lisa (Tiongson) Schaefer. They are hoping next year’s reunion brings all 10 of them together! Please send all updates to me. — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com


97MBA Class SecretaryPaul Anthony Mongelluzzo;

646-584-7340; paulanthonymba@gmail.com


97JD Class Secretary Julie Vales;

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


98 Forever Irish

Our 25th reunion is right around the corner. If you have not done so already, please mark your calendars for June 1–4. A lot of work has gone into planning a wonderful weekend together including a class Mass, class dinner, speakers, and much more. Specific information regarding the agenda, registration, accommodations, and FAQs can be found on ND’s website at reunion.nd.edu. We are always looking for volunteers to help with the planning and execution as well. If you would like to help out, please contact me or Beth Nolan at bnolan1679@gmail.com. Enjoy the rest of spring and see you on campus this summer. Go Irish! — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com


98MBA Class SecretaryMark Holloway;



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


99 MBA Short and Sweet

Jason Pistulka is engaged to Jennifer Angeny. The two will wed in July. Go Irish! — Christy (Hayes) King; christyking@alumni.nd.edu


99JD Class Secretary Steve Boettinger;