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. 

June 2022

1950s

Congratulations to Nick Brunetti ’59 who will be inducted into the Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame on September 29, 2022.  Athletic Hall of Fame Event. 

Congratulations to our 70th and 65th Reunion Classes.  These members were present at the All-50s Reunion at Anthony’s Ocean View on June 9, 2022.

70th from left to right Vaugh Brennan, Ronald Mortali, Daniel O’Mara

65th from left to right Milton Strobel, Jon Purmont, Gilroy Davidson, and John Haggerty

1960s

Congratulations to Dave Kingsley ’66 who will be inducted into the Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame on September 29, 2022.  Athletic Hall of Fame Event. 

1970s

Scott Lane ’73 completed a 47-year career in law enforcement when he retired from the Virginia State Police on March 31, 2022. He is enjoying retirement immensely.

Thomas Celentano ’77 retired in December 2021 after 34 years as a Library Technician at Southern Connecticut State University’s Buley Library.

Congratulations to Lou Kesseler ’77 who will be inducted into the Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame on September 29, 2022.  Athletic Hall of Fame Event. 

Congratulations to Thomas Mut ‘78 who will be inducted into the Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame on September 29, 2022.  Athletic Hall of Fame Event. 

1980s

The 1984 and 1985 state championship Outdoor Track teams and the 1985 state championship Baseball team will be honored at this year’s Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame scheduled for September 29, 2002  Athletic Hall of Fame Event. 

Jason Courtmanche ’87 was promoted to Associate Professor in the English Department at UConn.

1990s

Congratulations to Joe Funaro ‘91 who will be inducted into the Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame on September 29, 2022.  Athletic Hall of Fame Event. 

Jeff White ‘96 has received an appointment to the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment.   The committee is a unique public-private partnership jointly managed by the Commerce Department and the Office of U.S. Trade Representative that engages business leaders in formulating policy.

Congratulations to Dan Wilson ‘97 who will be inducted into the Notre Dame Athletic Hall of Fame on September 29, 2022.  Athletic Hall of Fame Event. 

Michael Grande ’98 recently announced that two companies he founded have merged.  Vancord (originally The Business Network Group) and TBNG Consulting are now operating as Vancord.  The merger brings together two companies with deep experience in IT and cybersecurity.

2000s

Matthew Sponheimer ’09 was appointed as a member of the Walter Camp Foundation.

2010s

Michael Mott ‘11 started a new position as Marketing Operations Associate at TechTarget, Newton, MA. In his new role, he creates surveys in qualtrics for some of TechTarget’s products and assists in other operational tasks.

Craig Carlson ’15 has a new position as a Development Specialist with New Haven Promise.

Anthony Richardson ’15 began working as a Mental Health Therapist at Annahaven Behavioral Health Services in West Haven.

Michael Binck ’16 was awarded a Master’s Degree in Taxation from the University of New Haven and has accepted a position with Cohen & Company, NYC,  as a Senior Tax Accountant.

Gino Pagliaro ‘17 graduated from Georgia Tech with my Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in Global Engineering Leadership. He will continue his professional career this fall as a Structural Engineer with Bechtel Corporation in Tri-Cities, WA, and begin to pursue a Master's in Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering in the Engineering for Professionals Program.

Matteo Donato ’18 received his degree in Finance from the University of Tampa and has started working as a Junior Financial Advisor at Kingsbury Financial Advisors.

Robert Ludwig, III ’18 upon completion of his Allied Health Sciences degree at UConn began working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Invicro, in the company’s New Haven clinic facility. Invicro serves top pharma and biotech companies from molecular discovery through late-phase clinical trials

Derrick Pommills ’18 completed his BA degree at the University of Rhode Island and is working as a Consumer Banker at Webster Bank in Hamden.  Derrick and other members of URI’s Fraternity Managers Association were awarded the Financial Literacy Rhode Island Leadership Award by the CFA Society of Providence.  The award was in recognition of the fraternity’s Financial Literacy program for first graders at Cunningham Elementary School in Pawtucket, RI. 

Tyler Robichaud ’18 graduated from the University of New Haven with a degree in Accounting He is starting a new position as Client Services Associate at Connecticut Capital Management Group, LLC.

Cameron Wilkitis ’18 completed his studies at Merrimack College and received his degree in Communications and Media Studies.  He begins his career in the Milford School System as a Digital Content Specialist

Jay Brennan ’19 is a Sports Management Major at Albertus Magnus College.  This summer he has an internship with the New York Red Bulls in Harrison, NJ. He is currently working with Ginga Football Club and Everson Soccer Academy as a professional soccer coach and manager.

Jonathan Crisci ’19 is a Pre-Physician Assistant student at Quinnipiac University and he recently began working as a Physical Therapy Aide at Amity Physical Therapy

Jordan Ferro ’19 is majoring in Finance at UConn School of Business. He has accepted an internship in Retail Banking at KeyBank

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

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