90 Sláinte

Mishelle and David Westendorf opened Jettywave Distillery in Half Moon Bay CA. Jettywave is a small-batch bonded distillery producing gin, bourbon, single malt, honey moonshine and others. Notre Dame’s Silicon Valley MBA program regularly visits Jettywave as a case history examination in launching and funding a new business. Sunset Magazine awarded Jettywave Coastal Gin as best in show, and other critics have dubbed it “a 98-point stunner.” When visiting the San Francisco Bay, stop by Jettywave. Lisa and Stephen McCarthy are proud to announce that their son, Ryan, will be joining the Class of 2027. Jennifer Reed-Bouley PhD is the professor and program director of theology at the College of Saint Mary in Omaha. She recently co-edited with Bernard Prusak a volume titled Catholic Higher Education and Catholic Social Thought, published by Paulist Press. The book is concerned with the bearing of Catholic social thought on the operations of Catholic higher education. They designed the book to serve as a resource for college and university administrators, faculty, staff and boards of trustees. They envision it being used in strategic planning, board retreats, workshops for faculty and staff development and structured discussion among senior administrators. Many of our classmates will be headed to Dublin for the football season opener against the US Naval Academy. Please enjoy our President’s Challenge. If Patrick Olmstead spots you in Ireland wearing your Class of 1990 wristband, he buys the (reasonable) drink of your choice. Please follow our Facebook page, Notre Dame Irish Class of 1990, for information about classmates traveling to Dublin and sporting events this fall. 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 Upcoming Events

I received a nice note from Charlie Reed who was recently appointed to the Superior Court bench in Connecticut, currently assigned to the civil division in Bridgeport. Congratulations, Charlie! Also wanted to let you know that several of us will be in Dublin for the Navy game on August 26. Please reach out if you’ll be there so we can plan to meet up. Lastly, mark your calendars for the annual Law School Homecoming which is scheduled for the Ohio State game weekend, Sept. 22-23. The Law School hosts a few events that weekend, including a pre-game tailgate which is a great place to meet up with classmates. More details—including registration information—will be circulated at the end of the Summer by the Law School Alumni Relations office. I’m hoping to be at Homecoming and will also be at the Pitt game on October 28. (One of my sons went to Pitt and the other to ND, so at least some of the family will be happy with the outcome!) 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 Getting Together

Tom Bednarek and Randy Boba had a chance to catch up while Tom was on a business trip to Southern CA. Tom lives in South FL with his wife, Amy, and two dogs, Bryce the goldendoodle and Minnie the terrier mix shelter dog. For the past dozen years Tom has been running a firm named Cooper Strategy that, among other things, helps hospitals and health centers optimize the financial benefits to which they are entitled via the government’s 340B program. The funds the firm helps to generate has annually helped fund hundreds of thousands of dollars in health care safety-net services for underserved communities around the US. This year Cooper Strategy hopes to eclipse $1 billion a year, and then continue to snowball going forward. Susan Melidosian and Carlyn Moore had a few great trips together in 2022. They went to CA to walk among the redwoods in Muir Woods and toured Napa and Sonoma wine country. The second trip was to Canada where they visited Montreal and Quebec City. So fun! Patty Lynch and Nina Gramaglia got together for some skiing in NH in March. They celebrated Nina’s niece and nephews’ 8th birthday and were gifted 11 inches of snow. Fran La Bella reports that Terry La Bella and their daughter Alyssa ran the Holy Half at ND on April 15. Alyssa is in grad school at ND working towards her PhD in microbiology and infectious disease. Rosemary Braniff shared that her daughter, Julia, graduated in May from Mendoza College of Business with a concentration in finance. These updates are great—keep them coming to — Patty (Spiekermann) Lynch; pattylynch05@gmail.com


91JD Onward and Upward

Ginny Mikita took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Bhutan and Nepal. After a three-year delay due to COVID, Ginny and her traveling companion trekked 13,810 feet to the Annapurna Base Camp/Sanctuary. She visited several World Heritage sites, saw gorgeous scenery and endured grueling hikes and bad weather, but loved every minute of the adventure. As luck would have it, when she returned home to Rockford MI, she had COVID! Mary Pedulla Lake started a new job in the Development Office at Notre Dame. She is a gift planning officer who assists donors with choosing the right estate planning vehicles to suit their families, tax and philanthropic needs. I am sure she would enjoy assisting anyone in the class with their estate plan. Mike O’Neill was once again selected as an Indiana Super Lawyer. Aloysius Hogan is enjoying retirement and helped his son, Jack, move to Anchorage AK to start a job with the Department of the Interior. Aloysius took time off from moving to see the ceremonial start to the Iditarod. I am fortunate to receive John Fisher’s newsletter that contains helpful hints and interesting tidbits on the practice of law, as well as reminders on mindfulness and well-being. I was taken by a blog post he wrote on what it means to be a “Notre Dame lawyer.” You can check it out at https://ultimateinjurylaw.com/a-story-that-has-to-be-told-2/. 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 Graduations, Retirement and an Ironwoman

Agnes (Taylor) ’93 and Matt Knott celebrated son Jack’s graduation from ND in May. Agnes and Matt will be empty nesters this fall after Jack joins Clearview Consulting in Boston starting in July. Margaret Roper sends word that she and some of her Siegfried Hall crew including Amy (Petersen) Wallace and Jill (Miller) Valbuena as well as Laura (Garcia) Pendergrast from Knott Hall met up for an adult spring break week in Palm Desert. They had a blast catching up and the weather was glorious! Anthony Jowid sends word he joined the executive team at American Residential Services/Rescue Rooter as a partner. He leads the Rescue Rooter brand for North America. Kids in college and beyond: Bridget (Underwood) Baird has son Ryan heading to Fort Worth to attend TCU and study finance next year. David McManus shares that his daughter Meghan will be a first-year at SMC in the fall. Laura McCoy’s oldest son, Eddie McCoy III ’20, married his wife, Alicia, on Oct. 1. Eddie is a civil engineer in Austin working for American Structurepoint Inc. Dan Reidy says his daughter Hannah graduated from the IU Kelley School of Business in May. She will head to Austin to work at Oracle NetSuite. Amy (Cashore) Mariani shares that in spite of her best efforts, her older son is headed off to Tulane in the fall as a Spring Scholar. He will spend time in Rome for the fall semester to attend John Cabot U. Amy and her husband, John, will visit him there in October. She hopes they will also make it a game on campus as well. Amy is still mediating employment, personal injury and business-related cases, mostly in the Boston area, after a 20-plus-year career as a trial attorney. Mark May’s oldest daughter, Natalie, will be a first-year at ND next year. Mark shared that he is in KC as a vice president at Ascend Learning. In January he got together with fellow Keenan Hall alums Dom Ritacco, Kevin Bailie, Brian Torrez, Kevin McConnell, Kevin Reisch and Jeff Austin ’93 for a virtual toast in honor of classmate Ed Lefevre, who passed away five years ago on that day. Why stop at one Ironman?! Barb Campbell completed her first full IM in October and her second on April 22 in Houston. She shaved more than one hour from her time and qualified for the Kona IM! Congrats, Barb, on not one but two challenging competitions. Retirement congratulations for Renzy Smith! He sent word that he met up with Rick Ebert and Nick Nave in Oahu at the end of March. Rick was visiting his brother, Eddie Ebert ’99. Renzy’s retirement from active duty helped entice Rick and Nick to make the trek. Renzy had his retirement ceremony on March 10 but his official retirement date is July 1 with 30 years and 22 days in the Air Force. Renzy relocates (and retires) to Kalispell MT on May 31. Send stories from the game in Ireland! I am so jealous I will not get to visit my family’s homeland to watch my fave team in person. There are some pre-planning conversations on our Facebook page, so check it out for game tickets, mini reunions and more. 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 Summer Thoughts

Tom DiBari recently changed roles at Chartwell Investment Partners as a result of its acquisition by Raymond James. He is now a portfolio specialist working with large cap, small cap and fixed income teams. Tom lives in NJ with his wife, Tracy, and twins who are graduating from high school this year! As always, please send updates to — Julie Pendell; pendell.julie@gmail.com 


92JD Greetings

For his historic achievements on and off the track and his unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion in sport, the NASCAR Rev Racing owner and North Carolina Motorsports Association Industry Award recipient, classmate Max Siegel, was recently recognized as the JTA Communicator of the Week. Congratulations, Max! Classmates Ursula and Barry Irwin have had an exciting year for their practice, Irwin IP LLC of Chicago, with significant attorney and staff growth, an office expansion, positive case outcomes and attorney accomplishments. Barry was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2023 Lawyer of the Year for both copyright law and for patent litigation and was included on their 2023 The Best Lawyers in America list. He is a senior fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, was named a Leading Lawyer in IP Litigation for the 18th consecutive year and is president of the Board of Lawyers for the Creative Arts. Ursula left the practice of law in 2018 and is in her third year of being IIP’s director of professional and business development. Congratulations, Barry and Ursula! Please send your updates and news to me at paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com. Until next time, may the luck of the Irish be with you! — Paul A. Drey; 6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines IA 50266; bus 515-271-1765; paul.drey@brickgentrylaw.com 


93 Class SecretaryAnne Marie (Krauza) Yuhas;

623-606-7000; yuhas93@gmail.com


93MBA Reunion and Class Updates

First of all, I wanted to catch you up on Corky Vicker’s family. His family is growing coffee, lemon and pomegranate trees. His fruit trees are producing and the trunks of his 18-month-old coffee trees have doubled in size! His daughter graduated from high school last June and is studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design. His son is working in NM representing the film industry. Thank you to all who sent Christmas cards for the newsletter. Regarding our 30th Class Reunion: I give a huge thank-you to Geoff Colgan for introducing me to Ryan Retartha, director of alumni relations in Mendoza. Ryan sent a survey to our class in April asking what kind of event we would like to have to celebrate our 30th Reunion. He received six replies with all three options requested (home game, away game and Reunion weekend). (If you did not receive an email from Ryan Retartha, please make sure your info is correct on my.nd.edu, or you can reach out to the ND Alumni Association as they control the email database.) My next deadline is due on July 20, which will result in a delivery of the magazine to your house around September. If you know you will be attending a game, please email me and I will include that information in my July submission. I have attended the MBA tailgate in Mendoza. That is an easy place to meet for a little bit. If we are able to get a table, I will have that information included as well. I hope you all have a summer filled with fun memories and many blessings! — Tricia Hug Schorr; 317-987-5000; thugschorr@yahoo.com 


93JD More Sad News

It is with great sadness that I report that Crissy (Wu) Shepherd passed away in December. After a career in both private practice and in legal aid in both MI and MD, at the time of her death Crissy was completing a master’s degree in special education and working as a resource aide in a local school district. She is survived by her husband, Jim, their three children and her parents, brother and extended family. Please keep them all in your prayers. In happier news, Ndidi (Opia) Massay was named to the B1G Impact Pioneers Class of 2023. Ndidi works as the vice president of workplace culture and diversity initiatives at CBS Sports and was named to Sports Illustrated’s list of 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. Congratulations to Ndidi on her accomplishments and on the great work that she does. Rich Rolwing continues to apply his trial advocacy skills for the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice. Rich recently completed a massive fraud case that led to a total of 83 years in sentences for the five defendants, and was prominently featured in Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times. Those interested can Google “Bleeding the Beast” for details. Erin (Bartholomy) and Dave Birks celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this February with fond memories of being married at the Basilica in 1998. Their oldest son is now a first-year at ND, majoring in classics and political science, and is a member of the Band of the Fighting Irish. Dave and Erin and their son Tyler (who is a sophomore in high school in Chicago) enjoyed every home football game, a trip to Las Vegas for the Shamrock Bowl, several home basketball games and the Gator Bowl, all to follow the band. Dave continues to work for his law firm and Erin continues as a partner at Chapman and Cutler, having worked there for the full 30 years since graduating from NDLS. Let them know if you are ever in town for games, since they always love to see classmates! Also, for those who remember Dave’s health crisis of three years ago, please know that he is healthy and thriving today, thanks to your many prayers and support. The Law School Homecoming has been announced as being Sept. 23—the date of the Notre Dame/Ohio State game. I hope to see many of you there, and if anyone is attending the Reunion this summer, please provide updates so that I can share them with our classmates. Stay well, God bless and Go Irish! — Joe DiRienzo; DiRienzo & DiRienzo, 116 Saint Paul St., Westfield NJ 07090; res 908-812-2765; jd1@dirienzo-law.com


94 Countdown to Reunion 2024 Begins

Put a hold on your calendar now for Reunion 2024—our 30th! More details to come. I hope to see you there! Michael Somerville married Kate Corgel ’06 in October 2021 and welcomed their first child, Emilia Somerville, on Sept. 10. Michael and family live in NYC where Kate is a partner at PwC and Michael is a stand-up comedian. Dr. Kendra Washington-Bass has written a book, Unwrapped: The Pursuit of Justice for Women Educators, where she chronicles her experience as a Black woman at ND from 1990 to 1994, which led a career change to education. Kendra and her co-author, Kelly Peaks Horne, launched The Lucy Leadership Project LLP, which prepares and empowers women educators by equipping them with tools, strategies, words and a support system to increase their leadership access and opportunities enabling them to thrive. Andrew Scarcella was promoted to brigadier general in the US Army Reserve on Jan. 20. The promotion ceremony was presided over by Maj. Gen. Joseph Lestorti. After the ceremony, a reception followed at the Army Navy Country Club. In attendance were Andy’s wife, Kathy, and son William. Andy lives in Alexandria VA. Also attending were Patrick Broderick who lives in West Palm Beach FL with his wife and daughter. Pat works as a shareholder at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. Raymond Torrez, who is married to Gail and lives in La Junta CO with their two children, was also at the ceremony. Ray and Gail both work at the Office of the CO State Public Defender. Eleven Knott Hall classmates reunited for a 50th birthday trip to FL this past winter. They came together from eight different states! In attendance were Allison (Dilling) Bliesner who lives in Hamilton VA with her husband, Tristan, and their three children. Beth (Purcell) Kabele lives in Portland OR with her husband, Dan ’92, and their son Benjamin ’14. The ND tradition continues with their sons Peter ’19, Stephen ’19, Luke ’23 and James ’26. Dianne (Nemmers) Hergenrother has two children at ND, and one ND grad. Dianne and her husband, Paul, are enjoying their empty nest in Champaign IL. Gina (Kearns) Wollin lives in West Lafayette IN with her daughter and her husband, Matt. Dr. Jennifer (Wenzke) Keller lives in OH with her husband and sons Simon and Ethan, and still roots for ND despite being in the heart of Buckeye country. Jill (Zadrozny) Rea is a proud mom to Ben ’15 and Jillian ’13. She runs a boutique HR/compensation consulting firm that she launched in 2010. Nicole (May) Quinn splits time between Glen Ridge NJ and ND now that her son Keegan ’24 and her daughter Tara ’26 are both students on campus, while her youngest son, Patrick, attends Seton Hall Prep in NJ. Nicole and her husband, Mike Quinn, will soon celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Mike works with Slate Asset Management in NYC. Dr. Sarah McMahon lives in Cranford NJ with her husband, Matt Cannizzo, and their two children, and is a professor at Rutgers U serving as the director of the Center for Research on Ending Violence. Sheila Camillus lives in Dayton OH with her husband, Roberto, and their three sons. She runs Career Collaborations, providing career coaching and executive resume-writing services. Tara (McDonald) Romine arrived from Falmouth MA where she lives with her husband, Steve Romine, and their three sons. Carrie Kinsella ’93 made the trip from St. Louis MO where she is an attorney specializing in employment law. Keep the updates coming! — Elizabeth Macor Groupp; elizabethgroupp@gmail.com; Matt Cannizzo; mcannizz@nd.edu


94MBA Looking Forward to Football

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner (though snowy South Bend on April 17 certainly didn’t feel like it). I sense a very short column—as I don’t have much to add to what I wrote last month, which was largely that 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, 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! I do believe Jenner is coming out for either tOSU or Wake Forest. We still plan to also be at tOSU and Wake Forest games. For tOSU, expect a strong crew of Mike Mullster Mulligan, David “Wally” Pasquale, Kathy (Hardiek) and Kevin “Doc” Dougherty, Pierre E. Nona, Matthew “I’m not 60 yet” Kavanaugh, and Shannon (Davis) ’92SMC and Daniel aka Peanut Pezolt. Hopes are that Chris Zubag Zulanas, Michael S. Aubry, Christopher Brett Ohlmeyer and Sean Shoon O’Neill will also be able to make it. There is a good chance that Steiger as well as Phil Neri will be at the tOSU too. Dave and Megan were at ND in April in part to run the Holy Half, a half marathon through campus. Congrats to them. Dave is going to miss “living” on campus. John Prette now works at Notre Dame and lives in South Bend, from what I’ve heard. I’m going to skip, for this column, the concept from Shannon Pezolt called “where are they.” It’s not really working that great. But, Tommy Reyes and his company, Reyes Beer Division, were recently named wholesalers of the year for 2022 (this is according to Steiger). Congrats, Tommy! Tom is planning to attend the Navy game in Dublin, as is Kavanaugh. 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 Sterling Immigration Court

Susan Fresca and Luther Snavely messaged me with what Susan claimed was their first official class update in 29 years. They moved to Las Vegas after graduation and got married and practiced law for a couple of decades. Susan’s work was mostly insurance defense litigation. Luther practiced primarily in the field of immigration law. In February 2022, the US attorney general appointed Luther to the position of immigration judge and assigned him to the new Immigration Court in Sterling VA. After some construction delays, the Sterling Immigration Court opened on Oct. 3, 2022. They now call Ashburn VA home. Our “unofficial reunion” game meet-up is the Pittsburgh game on Oct. 23, continuing our annual meet-up streak since graduation. Contact Jim Carrig or myself for details on meeting up. Please send any updates of class news. — Doug Duncan; pdouglasduncanjr@yahoo.com


95 Remembering Cristina

It is with a heavy heart that I share that Dr. Cristina Mendoza Padilla died suddenly on Feb. 20 after a short illness. While at ND, she lived in Lyons Hall and was a four-year member of the Notre Dame Marching and Concert Bands, as well as the orchestra. Cristina was also a graduate assistant with the ND bands while earning her master’s degree. She had recently completed her DMA in conducting at the U of Houston and was director of bands and professor of music at Lone Star College-Montgomery in Conroe TX. She is survived by her husband of almost five years and her parents, Cruz and Margaret Mendoza, all of Houston. The Dr. Cristina Mendoza Padilla Music Scholarship has been established in her memory at Lone Star College-Montgomery, 5000 Research Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381-4356. Kelly (O’Neill) Moller was sworn into her third term as a MN state representative. She is the chair of the Public Safety Committee and the Ethics Committee, and serves as a speaker pro tempore. When the legislature is not in session, she is an appellate prosecutor in Minneapolis. Kevin Moller is a project manager at Boston Scientific. Their son, Nate Moller ’23, graduated from Notre Dame this spring with a degree in chemical engineering, and their youngest son, Theo, will be attending the U of Minnesota. Elke (Schuttrow) ’95SMC and Dan Monahan shared that their twin girls graduated from college this spring. One from Carleton College and one from Notre Dame. She is a fourth-generation Domer. After 24 years in the Atlanta area, they moved to Richmond VA where Dan took over as president and COO of a home health care company. They follow the Irish in all sports when they come into ACC country and look forward to the May graduation. David Mahoney writes that he is currently the director and hospitalist for a family medicine residency program in Blacksburg VA. He graduated from the U of North Carolina Chapel Hill with his MD, and completed a residency in family medicine from the U of Virginia. David holds a master’s degree in ethics from the U of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing his MPH from the U of Liverpool. He tells us that clearly, he has pulled the proverbial wool over many academic eyes. He hopes to complete his academic training before his gig is exposed. He misses his Dillon kin dearly and the Howard ladies, too! 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 Life Changes

Congratulations to Greg Sinnott and his wife, Caitlin, who welcomed their daughter Addison Grace last August. Greg is currently working as a director with Capital District Physicians Health Plan in Albany NY. Michelle (Mudry) and David Lipar live in Connecticut with their two children, Jonah and Stella. Last May, Michelle received her MSW with a community organizing concentration from the U of Connecticut and now works for Journey Home, a Hartford organization that works to end homelessness. Michelle is very energized by her new vocation and very happy to have made the decision to go back to school almost 25 years after graduation. Holly (Campbell) Forseth has also made a recent career change—after 17 years of being a stay-at-home mom and teaching in Catholic schools, Holly has returned to engineering where she is now, quite literally, a rocket scientist. Finally, congratulations to Kevin Kuwik, who was recently named the head men’s basketball coach at Army. Kevin, his wife, Kathryn, and their daughters Natalie and Cara were most recently in Indianapolis, where Kevin was an assistant coach with Butler. Karen (MacKenzie) and Nate Ebeling were able to attend Kevin’s first press conference at West Point. Thank you to all who sent updates. I hope you are all well and please keep in touch! Kate Crisham; Seattle; catherine.crisham@usdoj.gov 


96MBA Class Secretary Maureen Maher;



96JD “30-Year” Reunion Football Game

For the first time in over 20 years, I do not have any personal or professional updates to share with you this quarter! Absolutely “zero” rolled in . . . and between a jury trial this week and a vacation next week, I didn’t “knock on doors” for info this time. I will share that we have been allotted 50 “Upper Corner” tickets for the ND vs. USC football game scheduled for Oct. 14 (as part of our 30-year mini-reunion). 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 Cool Summer

Happy summer to everyone! I hope this issue finds everyone well and enjoying the beauty of the season. Eve Lubbers Langston started the affiliate FIRE Foundation of Denver in 2021 so her daughter, Anna, who has Down syndrome, could attend Catholic school with her siblings. FIRE’s mission is to provide children with disabilities an inclusive Catholic education throughout the Archdiocese of Denver. In two years, FIRE has made $500,000 in grants to support 34 children with significant disabilities at nine schools throughout Denver. We are so excited to have Lou Holtz joining us virtually at our annual BonFIRE fundraiser on Aug. 26—check it out at firefoundationdenver.org. Matt Althoff was appointed to the cabinet of South Dakota. Matt attributes a lot of his work to his ND time with the CSC, Lou Nanni ’84, Center for the Homeless, etc. He is filling a spot his godfather, James Ellenbecker, held for years. Mike Mantey and his wife, Mary Quinn ’08, welcomed baby Patrick James in November. Named after Mary and Mike’s recently departed fathers, Patrick is a cool 17 years younger than the closest of his two brothers and is determined to keep mom and dad young! Mike works as a senior analyst with military defense contractor Nakupuna and maintains his commission as a Navy Reserve Officer while Mary is taking a break from her medical billing management position to take care of (very large and vocal) baby Patrick. Congratulations to everyone! Please stay safe and healthy. Please send all updates to — Kate (Fisher) Murray; 1840 Huntingdon Road, Huntingdon Valley PA 19006; kmurraynd@yahoo.com


97MBA Catching Up

Fellow MBA alums. I hope this edition of our Class Notes finds you all doing well. This past winter I had the opportunity to catch up with JJ Evans (John J. Evans). JJ has been up in Poughkeepsie NY working as an attorney for at least the last 10 years. Prior to moving upstate, JJ lived in Garden City, about 20 minutes from where I live on Long Island. Speaking of moving, JJ just moved to a new position that he was very excited about when we last spoke. Congratulations, JJ! In January, heading back home from a day of skiing in MA, I decided to dial up JJ and see if I could reach him. As luck would have it, he was home. For the next hour he had me laughing out loud while I was driving home to Long Island. We were reminiscing about our time as MBAs at Notre Dame, classes, professors, classmates, friendships, the dining hall, the Backer and more. JJ had me hysterically laughing. Since that spontaneous phone call early this year, JJ and I have been speaking by phone every month, catching up. I’m sharing this with you all to remind you about the great times we had at Notre Dame, and the many friends we made over that brief two-year period of our lives. Looking back now it seems like just a blip in our busy lives. I hope you’ll take the time to reach out to one of our classmates sometime soon to reconnect. It’s amazing that we have so many ways to communicate with each other these days, and yet we still find it challenging. So, send that text or email, or make that phone call out of the blue. I promise you won’t regret it! On a personal note, audiences are returning to the theater venues we partner with, and attendance levels are on the rise. This past spring, we launched our latest project, the Hamptons Comedy Festival, out on the east end of Long Island. Our inaugural show was completely sold out, and the event was covered by every east end media outlet. We’re now working on plans to expand the festival. Thank you to all the MBAs who contributed to this column. And by ALL, I mean JJ Evans. Please stay in touch. It is always so great to hear from all of you. Feel free to randomly text, email, or dial me up. I will make myself available to speak with you! You can find me on LinkedIn as Paul Anthony, call or text at 646-584-7340, or email me at paulanthonymba@gmail.com. Stay well and hope to hear from you soon! — 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 Reunion 2023 — Forever Irish

By the time you read this, many of you returned back to campus and enjoyed a weekend with our friends and classmates. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Reunion and a special thank-you to Beth Nolan and all those who volunteered to help plan and execute the event. I will share updates from the Reunion in upcoming Notre Dame Magazine notes. Please continue to send me any personal or professional updates that you would like to share with the class. Everyone enjoys hearing all of the unique and wonderful life events taking place in our lives. Enjoy the summer and as always . . . Go Irish! — Bob Flannery; rflannery98@gmail.com


98MBA Celebrating 25 Years

You might have felt the nostalgia wash over you like a warm blanket this May when the 25th anniversary of our graduation came upon us. Twenty-five years! Hopefully you can join the anniversary game weekend: Sept. 15–17 vs. Central Michigan. Classmates are planning a Friday evening gathering at COBA/Mendoza, football tailgate on Saturday and general fun for all catching up with one another and introducing families. Get your accommodations now and stay tuned for more details via email. As for the class notes, Laura Puente wrote in as an empty nester. Her child is a PhD candidate at CU Boulder so she just sold her house and downsized to a townhouse one-third the size! She’s working at a nonprofit overseeing digital marketing and working on a creative passion project and just enjoying some travel. She’s headed to the Navy vs. ND game in Ireland this August so let her know if you’re going and want to connect. Chrissy (McGlinn) and Tod Auman have a butcher shop in Reading PA, Dundore & Heister (https://dundoreandheister.com), that I’m looking forward to visiting sometime for the tasty meats and gourmet treats. They also have a recent ND grad to celebrate (Carter) and another on the way to campus in the fall (Maggie). My husband, David, and I are now “rain birds,” having escaped the unsavory winter weather of Portland OR and bought a house near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where we spend the winter and spring. Send in your news notes for this column or I’ll just make up some stuff about you. — Mark Holloway; mholloway@alumni.nd.edu


98JD Congratulations Judge Rodriguez

Greetings, NDLS Class of ’98! The Hon. Ariel Rodriguez is now a judge of the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial District of the state of FL. The tireless campaigner, Ariel won a hard-fought election in November to secure his seat on the bench. Jay Derbis and Chris Bopst attended Ariel’s investiture ceremony on April 14 in Miami. By all accounts it was a moving ceremony and a fine time. Tom Roland was not in attendance but remains pleasant. Have news to share? Drop me a line. — Chris 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;