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Jack Leslie (F’76)

Chairman, Weber Shandwick Worldwide Location: Wagner Alumni House Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Leslie’s strongest memories from his time at Georgetown include professor Rev. Otto Hentz, S.J., classes in liberation theology, President Nixon’s resignation, the filming of The Exorcist and student protests, especially one that involved placing lemons in front of [...]

Norah O’Donnell (C’95, G’03)

Chief Washington Correspondent, MSNBC Location: Wagner Alumni House Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) As the chief Washington correspondent for NBC News’ 24-hour cable channel, MSNBC, Norah O’Donnell has had a front row seat to history. Washingtonian magazine has included O’Donnell in its list of Washington’s 100 most powerful women. Here, she [...]

Lana Dajani (F’04, G’05)

Author, My Letter to President Barack Obama Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) As a Georgetown student, Dajani took courses in English, government, religion, politics and Arab studies. She remembers a particularly inspiring human rights and international law class taught by professors Anthony Arend and [...]

Daniel Henninger (F’68)

Deputy Editor, Editorial Page, “The Wall Street Journal” Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City, during John Carroll Weekend 2009 Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Starting out in the College, Henninger soon transferred to the School of Foreign Service where he immersed himself in studies of the Cold War, U.S. Foreign Policy [...]

Joseph A. Almeida (C’05)

Winner of Teach for America’s 2007 National Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Award Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City, during John Carroll Weekend 2009 Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10)   Two experiences during his student years stand out for Joseph Almeida: Meeting Sen. Joe Biden while ushering during Commencement and competing nationally [...]

Jim Whitaker (C’90)

Filmmaker and Director, Project Rebirth Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City, during John Carroll Weekend 2009 Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Shortly after 9/11, Jim Whitaker visited New York City. When he went to Ground Zero he felt despair and anger, but also sensed the determination and resolve of the first [...]

Ranya Idliby (F’86)

Author, “The Faith Club” Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City, during John Carroll Weekend 2009 Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) At the age of 16, Idliby arrived at Georgetown from Dubai—already a “global citizen” who was born in Kuwait and had lived in London, the Middle East and outside of Washington, [...]

Melinda Arons (C’98)

Chief Political Producer, ABC News’ Nightline Location: Georgetown Public Policy Institute Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Arons appreciates the caliber of the students Georgetown attracts and the network of graduates it produces. At Georgetown, she learned to “deal with important people,” which would become a necessary skill during her career in [...]