The 1977 Awardees
Frank J. Dugan
LLB 1938, LLM 1939, Honorary degree 1979
Frank, Dugan, dean of the graduate program at the Georgetown University Law Center from 1954 to 1961, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Southern Hills Country Club, in Tulsa, OK, on October 15, 1977.
Born in 1911 and educated at Rockhurst College, Dugan earned two degrees from the Law School before wartime service in the Judge Advocate General's Office, rising to the rank of captain in the North Africa campaign. He returned to Georgetown in 1946, teaching at the law school for the next 32 years.
In 1954, he was named dean of the LL.M. graduate programs at the Law Center, instituting programs in continuing education and clinical training for indigent clients. Outside the classroom, Dugan served as one of the nation's leading arbitrators, having been selected by Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon to national labor arbitration boards.
Dugan died on New Year's Day 1988, at the age of 76.
Hon. Paul E. Feiring
AB 1932, LLB 1935
Paul Feiring, a retired New Jersey attorney and former county judge, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Southern Hills Country Club, in Tulsa, OK, on October 15, 1977.
Raised in Plainfield NJ, Feiring graduated from the College in 1932 and the law school in 1935, working in private practice for 34 years until retiring in 1970. During this period he served in both World War II and Korea, and served as a municipal magistrate from 1950 to 1966 and a county judge from 1966 to 1970.
Judge Feiring served on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association from 1970 to 1973, and was a regional chairman for the Alumni Admissions Program.
Paul Feiring died in 1994 at the age of 84.
Dr. Anthony J. Kameen
Physician, Alumni Volunteer
Dr. Anthony Kameen, a ophthalmologist and former chairman of the Annual Fund, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Southern Hills Country Club, in Tulsa, OK, on October 15, 1977.
Dr. Kameen grew up in eastern Pennsylvania (variously referenced as either Forest City or Forest Park, PA) and received his bachelor's degree at St. Vincent's College in Latrobe. Following his MD from Georgetown in 1937, his residency took him to Wilkes-Barre, where he settled and began a ophthalmology practice for nearly four decades. A veteran of the Eighth Air Force in World War II, he received a postgraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and served as a medical director for local civil defense, called into action twice during floods in 1959 and 1972.
Kameen served on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association from 1974 to 1977, and was the only individual to serve consecutive terms as chairman of the Annual Fund.
Anthony Kameen died in 1997 at the age of 84.
John E. Rooney
Business Executive, Alumni Volunteer
BSS 1948, LLB 1951
John Rooney, a Tulsa construction executive and former president of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Southern Hills Country Club, in Tulsa, OK, on October 15, 1977.
Born in Muskogee, OK in 1927, he attended military school in Minnesota before arriving on the Hilltop in 1944, where he earned degrees from the College and Law School before entering military service in Korea and later returning to a law career in Tulsa. Rooney was the third generation of his family to run the Manhattan Construction Company, one of the nation's largest general contractors.
Generous of his time and fortune, Rooney was a longtime volunteer for local Catholic causes in Tulsa, serving on numerous boards including the National Conference of Christians and Jews and the Oklahoma Conference for Community and Justice. He was active in Republican circles, hosting the 1968 Republican Governor's Conference in Tulsa where California governor Ronald Reagan was a featured speaker.
"He was an outstanding man," said former Tulsa mayor James Hewgley, Jr. "He had two passions in his life: his religion and politics. And he did very well at both." A third passion was Georgetown, to which he served as a regional volunteer for two decades before he was elected president of the Alumni Association in 1976, serving through 1978. Rooney hosted the John Carroll Awards in his home town, the only time the John Carroll Awards were hosted in the Southwest until Austin was selected for 2017.
John Rooney died in 2010 at the age of 82.
Dr. Israel Shulman
DDS 1936, Honorary degree 1980
Israel ("Sonnie") Shulman, a prominent Washington area dentist, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Southern Hills Country Club, in Tulsa, OK, on October 15, 1977.
Shulman was born in New York but grew up in Washington, attending Eastern High School and receiving his undergraduate degree from George Washington University before enrolling in the dental school and earning his DDS in 1936. In a practice that cover over 55 years, Dr. Shulman was a member of numerous volunteer and civic boards.
In 1945, in response to discrimination of Jewish dentists in the Washington D.C. Dental Society, Dr. Shulman served as founder and president of the Maimonides Dental Society, which later named an award in his honor. In later years, Dr. Shulman was elected as president of the Washington D.C. Dental Society and helped lead efforts to allow black dentists to join the organization.
"During the 1950s, Dr. Shulman was chairman of the Dental Society's committee on dental health and in that capacity was instrumental in persuading the D.C. Board of Commissioners to reverse an earlier decision against fluoridation of the city's water supply," wrote the Washington Post.
Dr. Shulman served as treasurer of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington and as a board member of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. He received an honorary degree from Georgetown in 1980.
Israel Shulman retired from dentistry in 1991 and died in 1998 at the age of 83.