The 1989 Awardees

Hon. Julian A. Cook., Jr.
Attorney, Judge
LLB 1957, Honorary degree 1992
Oak Park, MI

Julian A. Cook Jr., former United States district judge, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC, on April 15, 1989.

Born in 1930 in Washington, DC, Cook attended Penn State as an undergraduate and enrolled at Georgetown Law School after military service during the Korean War. An attorney in private practice for 20 years, he was named to the district court of Eastern Michigan bench by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, and was named chief judge of the court in 1989, serving in that role until he assumed senior status in 1996.

Judge Cook is a nationally known speaker in civil rights and the law. He is the recipient of four honorary degrees, including Georgetown, and taught courses at Harvard and Virginia. He received the Law Center's Paul Dean Award in 1995.


Charles R. Fazio
Non-Profit Executive, Alumni Volunteer
AB 1957
Delray Beach, FL

Charles R. ("Charlie") Fazio, a former president of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC, on April 15, 1989.

Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1936, Fazio graduated Brooklyn Prep in 1953 and arrived at Georgetown that fall, beginning a lifetime of service to alma mater. Following graduation in 1957 and military service thereafter, Fazio worked as a regional fundraiser for Georgetown before beginning a long career in non-profit fundraising, eventually forming his own company, Fazio International, Inc., in 1983.

A former member of the University's Board of Directors and Board Of Regents, Fazio spent 23 years as an active member of the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association, leading the efforts for establishing volunteer training and leadership planning among class, club, and affinity programs. He served as president of the Alumni Association from 1992 to 1994, setting into motion many of the programs and services that have established the modern Association, a model for college alumni associations nationwide.

On Feb. 3, 2006, while presenting the volunteer of the year award at the Alumni Association's service recognition awards, Fazio fell ill and died that evening at the age of 70. The award was subsequently renamed in his honor.


Joseph E. Jeffs
University Librarian
BS 1949
Rockville, MD

Joseph Jeffs, University librarian from 1960 to 1990, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC, on April 15, 1989.

Joseph E. Jeffs was born on July 1, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania," reads a bio on the Library's web site. "In 1945, he studied in the American University at Biarritz, France. He earned a bachelor's of science degree from Georgetown University in 1949. Soon thereafter, he held the post of assistant librarian at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library. He obtained a master's of science in library science from Catholic University. Jeffs then worked for his alma mater on the library staff at Georgetown University Library from 1954 to 1960. In 1960, he became University Librarian. "

"Over the years, Joseph. E. Jeffs built up Georgetown University's library. Under his direction, in 1970, Lauinger Library was constructed and the Special Collections and Archives Division of the library was established. In 1974, Jeffs was awarded the Vicennial medal for 20 years of service at Georgetown University. In 1983, on behalf of the library, he accepted the one millionth volume of Lauinger Library."


John W. Mannix
Attorney, Alumni Volunteer
AB 1954, LLB 1960
Washington, DC

John W. Mannix, a Washington-based attorney who helped found Hoyas Unlimited Georgetown's athletic fundraising group, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC, on April 15, 1989.

Born in Cincinnati, OH but raised in Washington, DC, Mannix graduated from Gonzaga College HS in 1950 and from the University in 1954. Following military service, he earned a degree from the law school in 1960, beginning a successful private practice in construction and labor law.

Mannix was an active alumnus across the local area, serving as a past president of the Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, DC. As chairman of the athletic advisory committee of the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association, Mannix helped lead the effort for the University to create a fundraising organization to support intercollegiate athletics. The organization, known as Hoyas Unlimited, was founded in 1970 and Mannix served as its president from 1970 to 1972.

Mannix also was the alumni trustee of the Benjamin Banneker Scholarship Fund, a student-administered scholarship program in the 1970's that supported financial aid for inner-city students in the Washington area.

John Mannix died in 1993 at the age of 61.


Michael X. Morrell
Attorney, Alumni Volunteer
AB 1965, JD 1968, MICL 1985
Washington, DC

Michael Morrell, a former Washington attorney, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC, on April 15, 1989.

A past president of the Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Morrell practiced law from 1969 to 1990 and served as the chairman of the development committee for the Board of Regents during the University's bicentennial capital campaign.


Carol H. Powers
Nurse, Alumni Volunteer
Nursing diploma 1941, BSN 1983 Sterling, MA Carol Hession Powers, the first woman to lead a regional Georgetown alumni club, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC, on April 15, 1989.

Over a distinguished career in health care following her nursing diploma from Georgetown in 1941, Powers was elected president of the Georgetown Club of Worcester, MA, the first woman to lead a regional alumni club. As a member of the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association, she led a three year effort to alter the phrase "Sons of Georgetown" within the alma mater to reflect alumni and alumnae.

Having only received a nursing diploma due to the onset of World War II, Powers completed her degree requirements for a bachelor's in nursing in 1983,. She died in 2010 at the age of 81.


Joseph J. Sussen Jr.
Alumni Volunteer
BS 1949
Larchmont, NY

Joseph Sussen, a former police commissioner and alumni volunteer, , received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC, on April 15, 1989.

A business executive with U.S. Truck Lines for 35 years, Sussen was a active alumni volunteer from the start, as the awards program noted that he had contributed to every annual alumni fund campaign since it was formed in 1952.

A former president of the Georgetown Club of New York, he also served as a police commissioner in Mamaroneck, NY.

Joseph Sussen died in 2002 at the age of 77.