(Mary) Gail Gottlieb A&S
I was very involved in social justice issues while at school and B.C.’s social justice center, Haley House on Hammond Street, felt like a home away from home. When registration for the draft was reinstated in the wake of the Soviet Union’s 1979 invasion of Afghanistan, I joined the throngs of activists headed to Washington to protest. Our mainly Catholic-centered group shared a bus with a more militant group from Boston and the spirited discussions lasted through the night as we made our way south. It was friendly debate among intelligent people of good will but often with very different perspectives. At some point I remember someone creating an impromptu song with the refrain, “Oh, the Catholics and the Marxists can be friends!” and everyone howled with laughter. How different the world looks now, after decades of ongoing turmoil in Afghanistan, the fall of the Soviet empire, Marxism’s dwindling fashionableness, Jimmy Carter’s esteemed post-presidency career, and new social justice and political issues which most of us couldn’t have envisioned at the time. Still, that sense of being young and ready to change the world for the better is a priceless gift. The memories of it are timeless.
Michael J. Sonier A&S
Center Valley, PA
I am married to Karen P. Sonier, and have 2 children. I received at MBA from from Bentley College, Waltham, MA.
Ken Kavanagh ’82 CSOM
Fort Myers, FL
Married to Mary Kavanagh for 24 years. They have 5 children together ( Megan – deceased; Rose – Notre Dame ’13; Mitch – Univ. of Florida ’15; twins sons Quinn and Jack – high school ’14)
Director of Athletics at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) since 2009
Previously served as AD at Bradley University (Peoria, IL) 1996-2009
Worked at Bowling Green State University 1987-96
University of Notre Dame (Graduate Assistant) 1985-87
Worked at Yale University 1982-85
Graduate Education:University of Notre Dame, M.B.A ‘87