Domers in the news

Author: Ed Cohen

*Tom Flanagan '65*, a University of Calgary political science professor who was born in the United States, is newly elected Conservative Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's chief policy advisor. . . . Jack Snow '65, an All-American end at Notre Dame who played for the Los Angeles Rams, died in January from complications due to a staph infection. For many years the legendary receiver had been a radio analyst covering the Rams. His son is Boston Red Sox first baseman J.T. Snow. . . . Former Wheaton College assistant professor of philosophy Joshua Hochschild '97M.A., '01Ph.D. was the subject of feature stories in the _Wall Street Journal, Chicago Sun-Times_ and CBS News after he was fired by the prominent evangelical college for converting to Catholicism. Hochschild found himself at the center of a national debate on theological diversity of faculty at faith-based schools. He now teaches at Mount Saint Mary's University in Maryland. . . . Jonathan O'Reilly '96, a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, sued the Defense Department because he has not been allowed to resign his commission, although he completed his eight-year service obligation in 2004. . . . Irish hockey standout Forrest Karr '99 has been named the director of athletics and campus recreation at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. . . . Alicia Salas '04 has been named an assistant coach of the University of Colorado's tennis team. . . . _The Minneapolis Star-Tribune _reported that Kevin Warren '90, vice president of operations and legal counsel of the Minnesota Vikings football team, and his wife, Greta, were so touched when they read of the plight of a 26-year-old single mother that the couple purchased a new car and paid for car insurance, apartment rent and utilities for a year as well as a health club membership. . . . Tom Bettag '66, former executive producer of ABC-TV's _Nightline_, will join his longtime colleague Ted Koppel at cable TV's _Discovery _channel__. Bettag and eight other former _Nightline_ staffers will work with Koppel on programing that examines "major global topics and events." . . . John Vincent Fieno '93 received the 2006 National Catholic Education Association Distinguished Graduate Award. He has written on public health issues in developing countries and is a consultant on international health-HIV/AIDS with Abt Associates, Inc. . . . James J. Dwyer '61, who retired as the Somerville, New Jersey, schools superintendent, was named interim superintendent of the Parsippany, New Jersey, school district. . . . Tony Pace '79 has been appointed senior vice president and chief marketing officer of the Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust. The fund creates advertising and marketing programs for the restaurant chain. . . . James D. Friedman '72J.D., a partner with the Milwaukee law firm Quarles & Brady LLP, will serve as president of the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, which provides legal services to more than 20,000 low-income Wisconsin residents. . . . Sheila Provencher '01M.Div. recently returned to the United States after spending two years in Iraq with a Christian Peacemaker Team, an organization supported by Mennonites, Church of the Brethren and Quakers that places "violence-reduction teams" in war-torn areas. Provencher, who now is taking premed courses at Tufts University, kept a blog of her Iraq experiences which may be read at . . . _Clear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon,_ a documentary film directed by Peter Richardson'02, was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January. . . . Bill Stammerman '64M.S. recently stepped down as mayor of Dallas Center, Iowa, after serving more than 23 year in the city's government. He continues as a part-time teacher at the Des Moines Area Community College. . . . Edgardo Tenreiro '85, '87MBA, administrator of the Naples (Florida) Community Hospital, is the new head of the Collier County chapter of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, an organization that advances Republican politics in the Hispanic community. . . . Tim O'Neill '94 and brother Ryan O'Neill '97 have recorded 23 and sold more than 1 million albums of their piano music. The O'Neill Brothers performed in concert at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on Valentine's Day with '80s pop star Deborah Gibson. A sample of their music can be heard at . . . In celebration of the centennial of cooperative education, a program in which students spend time working in industry as part of their training, John M. Manley, class of 1890, was inducted into the University of Cincinnati's Cooperative Education Hall of Honor. The attorney was instrumental in establishing the first co-op program in the nation at the University of Cincinnati. . . . Jude Benavides '92, an assistant professor of chemistry and environmental sciences at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, is in charge of efforts to restore the Bahia Grande wetlands area near Brownsville, Texas. . . . After serving in the Peace Corps in the African nation of Lesotho, Kenneth Storen '92 was so moved by the plight of children in the AIDS- wracked country that he committed himself to building an orphanage to care for them. A group of ND alumni established the Touching Tiny Lives Foundation, which has raised thousands of dollars in support of the project. . . . Bob Marovich '85, a gospel music historian and host of _Gospel Memories_, a Chicago-based radio program, has created two websites dedicated to gospel music: and He also is assistant editor of _The Negro Spiritual_ journal. . . . Enrique Marshall '80M.A., '87Ph.D. was nominated to the board of directors of Chile's central bank by Chilean president Ricardo Lagos. . . . Bryan Flannery '90, a former Notre Dame football player, is running for governor of Ohio. His running mate is former NFL defensive end Frank Stams. Flannery has served in the Ohio legislature and previously ran unsuccessfully for secretary of state. . . . Roche Edward Schulfer '73 recently celebrated his 25th anniversary as executive director of Chicago's Goodman Theatre. . . . The Dallas Psychological Association presented Peter Stavinoha '87 its 2005 Distinguished Psychologist Award. A clinical neuropsychologist in the Center for Pediatric Psychology at Children's Medical Center Dallas, Stavinoha specializes in children with developmental disabilities and brain injury.