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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 [...]

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 [...]

Jessica S. Lappin (C’97)

NYC City Council Member Location: Barclay Hotel, New York City, during John Carroll Weekend 2009 Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) The school’s “international flavor” drew Lappin, a native New Yorker, to Georgetown. She appreciates the liberal arts foundation the college provided and remembers her courses in government, French and theology, with [...]

Paula Dobriansky (F’77)

Former Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State Location: Wagner Alumni House Interviewer: Scott Fleming (F’72) Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, the former under secretary of state for democracy and global affairs under President George W. Bush, held the position for eight years – [...]

Mary Jordan (C’83)

Pulitzer Prize Winner and Former London Bureau Chief, The Washington Post Location: Her Residence, London, U.K. Producer/Interviewer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Mary Jordan credits her career in journalism to her Georgetown education, including Fr. Healy’s poetry instruction and the encouragement he offered to pursue her writing. Most recently, Jordan and her [...]