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Bruce Simmons (B’69)

Retired Managing Director, Citigroup Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) As a finance student at Georgetown, Simmons was the quarterback and co-captain of the football team. Now, he mentors student-athletes and, since 1974, has interviewed prospective students as part of the Alumni Admissions Program. After [...]

Ann Sarnoff (B’83)

Former President, Dow Jones Ventures Location: Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C., during John Carroll Weekend 2010 Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Influenced by her older sister, Sarnoff applied to only one college. She fondly remembers the course titled “The Problem of God,” English classes, professor Michael Foley, playing field hockey and working [...]

Scott D. Morse (F’74, MSFS’83)

Former President/Publisher, FedEx Trade Networks (WorldTariff) Location: Wagner Alumni House Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) During his time at Georgetown, Morse started a student travel business. In his early entrepreneurial years, he met Jack Leslie (C’76) and contributed to the early development of The Corp, or Students of Georgetown, Inc., the [...]

Michael L. Vespoli (B’68)

Former Olympian and CEO, Vespoli USA, Inc. Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Vespoli learned of Georgetown through his church. Upon his admissions rejection, he made a successful appeal to Rev. Joseph Sweeney, S.J., then director of admissions. Here, Vespoli reveals that he still has [...]

Martin Gerra (F’49)

Former Manager of International Economics, IBM Location: Philodemic Room, Healy Hall, Georgetown University Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Gerra was 14 years old when Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. At 17, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. His most vivid World War II memory is of winning [...]

Catherine Kinney (Parent’02,’08, H’04)

Former President and co-COO, New York Stock Exchange Member of the Board of Trustees, Former Member of the Board of Regents and Board of Directors Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City, during John Carroll Weekend 2009 Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Kinney is a Hoya: her son and daughter are Georgetown [...]

Joseph R. Baczko (F’67)

Former Dean, Lubin School of Business, Pace University Former CEO, Blockbuster and Toys R Us International Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City during John Carroll Weekend 2009 Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) A German-born Hungarian, Baczko was raised in France and immigrated to the United States with his family in the [...]

Guy Adami

Commentator, CNBC’s Fast Money Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City during John Carroll Weekend 2009 Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Adami attended Georgetown from 1982-1986. Here, he reflects on his classes with Revs. Thomas King, S.J., and Otto Hentz, S.J., and professors Jim Lamiell and Jeane Kirkpatrick. At Georgetown, Adami strengthened [...]

Robert J. Bies, MBA, Ph.D.

Professor of Management and Founder, Executive Master’s in Leadership Program McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University Location: Wagner Alumni House Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Professor Bies speaks eloquently on Georgetown’s values, history and traditions. Cura personalis, a Jesuit precept that means “care for the whole person,” is a central theme [...]