Domers in the News: web extra

Author: John Monczunski

Investment management firm Franklin Street Partners named Craig Lewis ’86 as chief investment officer. . . . In Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Mike Turzai ’81 is running for re-election to the state house. . . . John Donahue ’85J.D. is running for Berrien County, Michigan, Circuit Court judge. . . . Joan Biever ’79M.A., ’81Ph.D. presented “Biliterate Programs: Developing Students’ Professional Language Proficiency” at a forum on U.S. Mexico Trans-Nationalism and Trans-National Communities. . . . Bruno Schlesinger ’49, the founder of the Christian culture department at Saint Mary’s College, retired after 60 years teaching. . . . The Catholic New World reported that Laura Metzger ’04 is doing a one-year internship at the Amate House, a community living program sponsored by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. In her volunteer work at the Saint James Food Pantry she began peanut butter drives instead of the traditional canned food drives. . . . Tom Rohrs ’73 was one of three recipients of the American Diabetes Association’s Father of the Year Award. Daughter Stephanie graduated from Notre Dame last spring, and son Michael entered this past fall. . . . Army Captain Christopher O’Malley ’01 and his brother, Army Captain Brian O’Malley, were named 2005 Chicopee (Massachusetts) Parade Marshals for the 2005 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, in recognition of their service with the 1st Cavalry Division in Baghdad. . . . The South Bend Tribune profiled Linda Huston Freel ’86MFA, professor of graphic design and art at Ivy Tech State College. . . . Hawaii TV station KHON produced a piece on Ben Weaver ’05 about Camp Anuenue, a Hawaiian summer camp for young cancer patients and survivors. Weaver, a cancer survivor and former camper, returned to the camp this past summer as a counselor. . . . Katie McDermott ’04 received the Illinois CPA Society’s Excel Bronze Medal for achieving the third-highest score in Illinois on the state’s Uniform CPA Exam. Lauren O’Brien ’04 also received the Excel Award, which is given to new CPAs whose combined average score on the exam is 90 percent or above and who rank in the top 5 percent of the state’s scores. . . . IPIX Corporation, a supplier of immersive-imaging technologies for visual intelligence corporations, appointed James H. Hunt ’73 to its board of directors. . . . John F. Turner ’64 was elected to Peabody Energy’s board of directors. . . . Robin Dvorak ’90 was appointed marketing director for investment banking firm Updata Capital. . . . Paul C. Jacob ’83 was appointed manager of project planning for Lansing, Michigan’s Christman Construction Company. . . . The Boston Globe profiled Matthew McGarry ’00, who was in Darfur, Sudan, working with Catholic Relief Services to deliver aid to survivors and refugees of the country’s civil war. . . . William Bula ’77 was appointed president and CEO of architectural firm Flad & Associates in Madison, Wisconsin. . . . Unit Corporation, an energy company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, appointed Robert Sullivan Jr. ’67 a director. . . . Louis Fournier ’68 was named general manager of commercial wire products for Minnesota-based Nortech Systems. . . . Steve Myers ’97 won first place in the news feature category of the 2004 Alabama Associated Press Managing Editors Awards. The award recognized an article he wrote for the Mobile Register, where he is a staff reporter. . . . Michelle Barton ’01, ’04J.D. won first place in a Catholic Press Association contest for Best Feature Article, Scholarly Magazine. Her article, “Oregon’s Oxymoron: The Death with Dignity Act,” appeared in the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. . . . Hank Whittemore ’63 will receive the Distinguished Scholarship Award at the 2006 Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference for his book The Monument: ‘Shake-Speare’s Sonnets’ by Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, which claims to solve the mystery of whom Shakespeare was writing about in his sonnets. . . . Tom Matzzie ’97 works for the progressive political organization and was featured in a South Bend Tribune article that discussed a commercial aired locally by the group. . . . George Katter ’41 received the Catherine McAuley Medal from Mount Aloysius College in recognition of a lifetime of service. Katter established several free clinics in Pennsylvania and dedicated much of his life to ministry in Haiti. . . . Ann Therese Palmer ‘73,’75MBA wrote an article for the Chicago Tribune about a teacher who changed her life, Emeritus Professor of American Studies Ronald Weber ’57. Her piece described the Weber’s kindness to female students in the first co-ed years at Notre Dame. . . . Michael Walsh ’56 was elected to the board of directors of Planet Technologies, a marketer of allergy-avoidance products. . . . Robert A. Dietrich ’67 has become the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Security First International Holdings Inc., which focuses on homeland defense. . . . Jeremy M. Hutton ’98 was appointed an assistant professor in Old Testament studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. . . . William J. Casazza ’79MBA was named senior vice president and general counsel of health insurance and benefits company Aetna. . . . Anne Heaton ’94 performed at this year’s SoNo Arts Celebration, an annual festival of original visual and performing artists held in the streets of South Norwalk, Connecticut. . . . Elementary school teacher Meghan Jones ’03 was profiled by the South Bend Tribune for having attended Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. At the camp, she said, she learned teamwork skills and gained science knowledge. . . . Michelle Cervantez ’88MBA was named vice president of marketing for Hyundai Motor America, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. . . . Neil Higgins ’91 joined Piper Jaffray, a securities firm, as a managing director and manager of the company’s institutional equity sales team in Boston. Ohio University assistant basketball coach and Army Captain Kevin Kuwik ’96 returned from Mosul, Iraq, in time to watch Ohio U’s Bobcats play in the Mid-American Conference quarterfinals. . . . Art historian Elizabeth Kessler ’93 gave a talk on the public significance of the Hubbel Telescope photographs at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. . . . Chicago Magazine named Paula Dwyer ’82 as one of five “Super Lawyers” practicing elder law in Illinois. Robert Noe ’63J.D. was recognized as a Super Lawyer in civil litigation defense. . . . William Claypool ’72 was appointed to the board of directors of Morphotek Inc, developer of biopharmaceutical products.