Domers in the News

Author: Notre Dame Magazine

William Mapother ’87 starred opposite Marisa Tomei as a sinister estranged husband in the Oscar-nominated movie In the Bedroom. He’d had smaller roles in earlier films, including Mission Impossible 2 and Swordfish. . . . Kristy (Zloch) Murphy ’96 plays reporter Katie Witt on NBC’s The West Wing. . . . Dan Kavanaugh ’93 and wife Diane had their daughter Anya Francesca baptized by the Pope in the Sistine Chapel on January 13. Anya was among 20 babies from Italy, Spain, the United States and France baptized on the day church liturgy celebrates the baptism of Jesus. The Kavanaughs became involved in the ceremony through a Vatican connection of their in-laws, Paul and Paulette Kardos. The Kardoses are involved with Catholic Charities, frequently visit the Vatican, and have come to know members of the Pope’s staff. . . . Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Craig Counsell ’92 was named Most Valuable Player of the 2001 National League Championship Series after hitting .381 and scoring five runs in five games. Arizona eliminated Atlanta four games to one. . . . For the third straight year, a former Notre Dame player was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tight end Dave Casper ’74, who played offensive tackle his first two years at Notre Dame, follows Joe Montana ’79, inducted in 2000, and Nick Buoniconti ’62, who made it last year. . . . Those two big bald guys, Kevin and Drew, on the CBS reality show The Amazing Race were in reality Kevin O’Connor ’98MBA and Drew Feinberg, a buddy of his from their undergraduate days at Saint John’s University. They finished fourth the Race. Both of them are New Yorkers — Kevin, a litigation consultant with Deloitte & Touche, Feinberg, a court officer in Brooklyn Supreme Court. . . . There are two chambers of commerce in Hong Kong, and this year one is chaired by a Notre Dame alumnus and the other by a Saint Mary’s alumna. Christopher Cheng ’69, chairman of the board of USI Holdings Ltd. and managing director of Wing Tai Corporation Ltd., chairs the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Paula DeLisle ’75 (SMC), managing consultant in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China for Watson Wyatt Worldwide, chairs the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. . . . Christopher Cipoletti ’83, ’86J.D. was elected chair of the board of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. . . . David Satterfield ’80 was named business editor of the San Jose Mercury News. He oversees a staff of 50 that covers commerce and technology in Silicon Valley. . . . Lucio A. Noto ’59 retired as vice chairman and director of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Patrick T. Mulva ’73 was elected vice president, investor relations, and secretary of Exxon Mobil. . . . . David A. DeMuro ’74J.D. was named to the board of governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers, which owns and regulates the NASDAQ stock market. . . . The San Francisco Chronicle chronicled the career of Monty Stickles ’60 from prototype tight end with the San Francisco 49ers to sports broadcaster and talk-show host to, today, a beer distributor, art collector and restorer of 19th century homes in the Bay Area. . . . A. Samuel Adelo ’47, ’54J.D. served as an interpreter at a meeting of the Military Legal Committee, a group of military officers from the United States and Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas. The committee has been working on a Model Code of Military Justice for the Americas for more than six years. . . . Bishop Harold Calvin Ray ’81J.D. founded the nonprofit National Center for Faith-Based Initiatives, an association of ministers from nondenominational black churches. . . . Stone Grissom ’99J.D. settled a case for $1.5 million against King County (Washington). The suit alleged that the state failed to treat an inmate who suffered from a mental disorder and who after his release committed murder. . . . John Cerone ’98J.D., director of the War Crimes Research Office in American University’s College of Law, appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal last June to discuss the transfer of Slobodan Milosevic to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. In August and September he traveled to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as a member of a team of humanitarian law experts that trained Yugoslav judges and prosecutors in the laws of war and international criminal law. . . . Daniel R. Saxon ’95LL.M. worked as a legal officer with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. . . . In her new role with the International Committee of the Red Cross, Michelle Mack ’99J.D., ’00LL.M. plans to visit prisoners of war and detainees to ensure compliance with international-law standards, educate armed forces on international humanitarian law, and negotiate with governments on related issues. . . . Annette Hasbrook ’85 was appointed a flight director at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where she has worked since 1987. . . . Daniel Murphy ’94J.D. joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as chief of staff. . . . Tom Clements ’77, the former chief executive of Conduit Software, not the ex-Irish quarterback, is raising money to build the first Catholic university in Georgia, north of Atlanta. . . . Carlos Lozada ’93, associate editor of Foreign Policy magazine, was among four journalists named Global Leaders of Tomorrow this year by the World Economic Forum. The program, begun in 1993, honors people age 37 and younger. Another of this year’s inductees was “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling. . . . Elizabeth VanDersarl ’95J.D. is committee counsel to Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee on the Senate Government Affairs Committee. . . . The law firm Kelley Drye & Warren in New York City loaned associate Stacey Mosesso ’96, ’00J.D. to the City Bar Fund to work for six months coordinating legal services for relief after the September 11 attacks. . . . Notre Dame Trustee Aubrey C. Lewis ’58, one of the early African-American athletes to compete for the Fighting Irish, died last December at age 66. He was waiting for a donor heart for transplant. Lewis set a world record in the 440-yard hurdles at Notre Dame, and New Jersey’s largest newspaper, the Star Ledger, selected him as the state’s outstanding high school offensive football player of the 20th century. . . . Robert L. Pendergast ’31, who as a junior edited The Dome the year Knute Rockne was killed, died last October at the age of 92 in Glenview, Illinois. . . . The National Secular Franciscan Order presented its Peace Award to James B. Flickinger ’71J.D. for his many humanitarian efforts in the Amazon region, Bosnia, his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and elsewhere. Past recipients of the award include the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Pope John Paul II, Jimmy Carter and Colin Powell. . . . Columnist James Ragland of the Dallas Morning News profiled Elizabeth “Betsy” Leveno ’87, who two years ago left a lucrative law career to found the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas Inc. The organization promotes international human rights and service to immigrants and refugees who have suffered human-rights abuses and may be seeking political asylum.