Class Notes

Notre Dame Class Notes will be updated with each issue of the Notre Dame Alumni E-news. To submit an entry, please use this Update Your Information link. For a class note, enter your name and year of graduation and scroll down to Update ND!  You can update any other personal information at the same link. 

April 2022


Don't miss the 1950s All-Class Reunion on June 9, 2022! Details and Registration can be found here. 



Committees are forming to plan the 1973 and 1974 50th Reunions! If you'd like to get involved email Emily Brady at

Anthony Maturo '72 looks forward to his class’ 50th Reunion next month.  With the exception of one year in the automotive industry, he spent his entire career in the office equipment industry. He started in sales for SCM Corporation for six years. Then, along with four co-workers, they started their own business, which they sold to an industry leader after seventeen years. He finished his career in multiple senior management positions until retiring in May 2021.

William Dooley '73 was promoted in January to Director of Sales at Essentra PLC where he has worked since 2015. Essentra PLC is a leading international supplier of specialist plastic, fiber and foam products.

Patrick Early, Ph.D, MBA, '74 has joined the faculty of Coastal Carolina University as an adjunct professor.  He teaches in the Management and Decision Services division of the Wall College of Business. He recently retired as CFO at Pez in Orange, CT. 


Jay Caporale '83 has joined the University of Vermont Foundation as AVP for Corporate and Foundation Relations. 

Paul Cestare '85 was recently appointed Vice President for IT and Digital Systems at the Barnes Group, Inc. Bristol, CT where he has worked since 1993.

Christopher Criscuolo ’85 is the Senior Project Manager at Hartford HealthCare.

Edward Zbylut ’85 received his nursing degree from  Chamberlain School of Nursing, Chicago, and is working at Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL. 

Raymond Riccio ‘86 was appointed Director of Retail Partnerships at Instacart in January 2022. He worked for Google for the past eight years as Head of Emerging Solutions. 


Al Symonette '91 received an appointment to the planning committee for a Wellness Symposium from the President of the Borough of Queens. Queens was a global epicenter in the early days of the COVID-19 crisis.  The purpose of the symposium is to begin the work of developing a sustainable well-being model as the foundation of the Borough’s path to recovery.

Sean Dargan '93 started a new position as Vice President of Investor Relations at Prudential Financial, New York, NY.

Gaetano Marra '98 recently interviewed former ND Basketball Coach Gary Palladino on his "Expect Better" podcast. Check it out on YouTube here


Dean Palmer '02 Dean is  currently the Director of Technology for a small non-profit Special Education Services School in Northern Rhode Island. He is also the Resident Lighting Designer at The Company Theater for the Performing Arts in Norwell, MA. Dean is the Senior Design Partner at Blue Edge Design, connecting local theatrical lighting designers with New England Theaters.

David Depukat Ph.D. '05 is the Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs at Yale-New Haven Health.

Nicholas Caiafa '06 launched my new company in March. Invent Shield LLC, is an engineering and intellectual property (IP) law firm specializing in patent and trademark law. What makes Invent Shield unique compared to other IP law firms is that it provides product development and patent protection services.

Frank Greco IV '07 recently started a new position at a Partner-Broker at American Merchant Service. 


Earl McCoy, Jr, '13 participated in the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greater New Haven Program.  LGNH offers aspiring community leaders and business executives a series of practical, hands-on training courses in professional development. Earl is the Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development, Albertus Magnus College. He works with Patrick Clifford '75, Career and Professional Development Director. 

Edmund Falcigno '15 is an Innovation Analyst at AXA XL, a division of AXA, where he was employed upon completion of his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economic at Fairfield University. He is a graduate of AXA XL's 2 year Graduate Trainee rotational program.

Dylan Penna '15 began a new position as Carbon Originator at Louis Dreyfus Company. Dylan is featured in ND Alumni Enewsletter’s Alumni Profile.

James Blakeslee '16 was recently hired by OneStream Software as a Business Development Representative. 
Christopher Lamberti '16 is a Financial Representative with Fidelity Investments, Providence, RI. 

Andrew Tammaro '16 was elected chairman of the Hamden Republican Town Committee. He is the youngest person to hold the position.

William Aleman '17 has a new position at TEKsystems, Hartford. He started at TEK as an IT Risk and Security Recruiter in 2021 when he graduated from UConn. In March, he was promoted to Risk and Security Account Manager.

Liam Connell '17 started a new position as Analyst, US NBFI (Non-Bank Financial Institutions) and Fund Finance at CIBC Capital Markets. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a co-major in Geospatial Analytics. 

Jerrell Dorsey '17 started a new position as Market Research SDR II at Qualtrics, a software development firm. 

Antonio Ferro '17 started a new position as a realtor at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. 

Justin Keish '17 will finish his MBA studies at UConn School of Business next month.  During his final semester he is working as an Internal Audit Intern at Atlas Air. 

Mark Bissell '18 has accepted a full-time position with American Eagle Outfitters. He will join the Men’s Team as a Design Teammate when he graduates from Marist College next month. Mark will receive a BFA in Fashion and Apparel Design. He is also the recipient of the first Marty Staff Scholarship from the Fashion Scholarship Fund. 

Nicholas D’Angelo '18 joined a selected team of University of Rhode Island Finance students actively managing a portfolio of roughly $800,000. The students  conduct equity research using fundamental and technical analysis, including the use of Piotroski models, free cash flow to equity models, and porter analysis. The group is specifically researching and analyzing the Technology and Communication sectors.

Zach Dumas '18 began work as an Opportunity Development Representative at Equinix, an Internet publishing company. He studied Marketing with a minor in Computer Technology and Applications at the University of Alabama.

Michael Robertson '18 will graduate in May from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management.  He has accepted a Field Operation Internship with Consigli Construction. Mike is accredited as a LEED® Green Associate™ by the U.S. Green Building Council. He hopes to continue to grow in his knowledge of green building and sustainability and is committed to incorporating green thinking into his future career. 

Robert Damjanovich '19 recently started a spring internship at Henkle, Inc.  Henkel operates worldwide with leading innovations, brands and technologies in three business areas: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care. Robert’s focus will be on State and Local tax matters. 

We were happy to receive this wedding photo of Mike Panza '12 celebrating his marriage to Lauren Cranston with his ND Brothers in November.  Mike and Lauren met during their college years at Assumption College, Worcester, MA.

Classnotes for the next issue of the Alumni ENews should be submitted by June 1, 2022. 

To see previous classnotes, click here