The 1996 Awardees
Dr. William R. Ayers MD, FACP
BS 1957, MD 1961
Dr. William Ayers, a Washington based physician and clinical professor, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA on April 27, 1996.
"William R. Ayers, M.D., FACP, graduated from Georgetown College with a B.S. in Biology, (cum laude) in 1957 and a M.D. (cum laude) in 1961." reads his University biography. "He received the Medal of Excellence in Surgery and was elected to AOA while at the Medical School. After an internship at Emory University (Grady Memorial Hospital), Dr. Ayers entered the US Public Health Service and was assigned to the New York State Health Department, Albany, New York where he joined the on-going, long term epidemiology study of coronary artery disease risk factors at the Albany Cardiovascular Health Center. He simultaneously was appointed a Cardiology Fellow at the Albany Medical College of Union University. Upon completion of his military obligation he finished residency training at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Washington, D.C.
"In 1968, Dr. Ayers joined the USPHS Medical Systems Development Laboratory which was subsequently transferred to the George Washington University Department of Clinical Engineering. That Laboratory was responsible for the development of the fiduciary software programs for automated EKG and spirometric curve analysis as well as Automated Multiphasic Screening. Dr. Ayers resigned from MSDL as Acting Chairman of the Dept. of Clinical Engineering to join Georgetown's Department of Internal Medicine and the Dean's Office Staff of John Rose, M.D., as Assistant Dean for Curriculum in 1972.
"After twenty-four years at Georgetown, Dr. Ayers retired as Sr. Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Associate Professor (with tenure) in Internal Medicine in 1996. He then joined the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates as Vice President to help complete the development of the Clinical Skills Examination and assist in its implementation. In 1999 he was appointed Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Dean at Georgetown."
Dr. Ayers, who served on the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association as a medical student, is still an active member of its Alumni Senate.
Edward J. Baran
Business Executive, Alumni Volunteer
Edward J. ("Ed") Baran , a Chicago based insurance executive, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA on April 27, 1996.
With over 40 years of experience in the insurance business, Baran served as an executive at a number of forms, including the president of Capitol Life Insurance in Denver and CEO of BCS Financial, the Chicago-based holding company of Blue Cross & Blue Shield.
Baran was active in a number of Georgetown activities, including the Alumni Admissions Program, Hoyas Unlimited and the Board of Regents. An endowed scholarship, the Edward J. Baran/BCS Financial Corporation John Carroll Scholarship, is awarded annually for undergraduates who participate in intercollegiate athletics at Georgetown University who demonstrate financial need.
BSFS 1970, JD 1977 MSFS 1977
David Burgess, former chief of operations at the Peace Corps and a faculty member at Georgetown University, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA on April 27, 1996.
Burgess played lacrosse as an undergraduate at Georgetown and stayed close to the University after graduation, working at the Alumni Association and serving as the owner of two of Georgetown's bulldog mascots in the 1970's: "Jack II" and "Jackson". He has a distinguished record in international affairs following his dual degree MSFS/JD in 1977. According to his online biography, "David Burgess retired after five decades in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in 2015. David was elected to the InsideNGO board in 2009, and also served a term as its treasurer.
"His 22 years of federal service included assignments with the Peace Corps, State Department, US Air Force, and US Institute of Peace. Outside government, David worked with several international NGOs including World Learning/SIT and ADF. Throughout his career, he has been a practicing attorney for a Wall Street firm; managing editor for several legal publications of the Bureau of National Affairs; and a faculty member at Georgetown, at the Academy in Public Service, and at the Institute of World Politics.
"David's experience includes service as a founder, officer, board member or director of numerous local, regional, and national NGOs. His professional experience includes U.S. foreign policy, foreign assistance, international strategy and operations, program development and management, business development, public administration and governance, and international law and negotiations. He has worked extensively in the fields of democracy, human rights, civil society, and immigration, refugees and asylum.
One of the founding members of Hoyas Unlimited, Burgess served as its president from 1992 to 1994.
Paul J. Maloy
Business Executive, Alumni Volunteer
Paul Maloy, former Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA on April 27, 1996.
Raised on Long Island, Maloy returned to the New York area after graduation, pursuing an MBA from NYU before beginning his financial career. He worked extensively in new York and London, specializing in global securities. The namesake of the Maloy Family Fund, supporting issues of global health in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, its web site reads that "A former Senior Vice President at Chemical Bank and recently retired Managing Director at Chase Manhattan Bank...[Maloy] is a member of the Georgetown Board of Regents, Board of Governors, and the School of Foreign Service Board of Visitors." He also served an interim executive director of the Alumni Association in 2000-2001.
A distinguished alumnus, Maloy is also known as one of the greatest class fundraisers Georgetown knows. In 1993, he helped the effort for the Class of 1968's $1 million in annual giving, whereupon the class celebrated its 25th reunion at the White House with classmate Bill Clinton (F'68, H'80). He remains active in class fundraising through the Legacy Society, which stresses gifts through planned giving.
Richard P. Williams
Journalist, Publisher, Alumni Volunteer
Richard P. ("Dick") Williams, an Atlanta-based journalist, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA on April 27, 1996.
Raised near Kansas City, Williams came to Georgetown in 1961 with interests in both writing and sports, which came together when he was offered an athletic half-scholarship to serve as the basketball team manager and the school's part time sports information director. He later served as an assistant sports editor at the HOYA, where along with fellow John Carroll awardee Rory Quirk, Williams led the charge to return intercollegiate football to Georgetown in the fall of 1964.
Following graduation from the College, he earned a master's degree in journalism at Columbia and went into TV news, first as an news anchor and later as news director of WTNH-TV in Albany, NY. Following assignments that took him to WXIA-TV in Atlanta in the mid-1970's, he took a job as the executive city editor or the Atlanta Journal in 1979. In 1981 he became a featured columnist on the Journal, writing there for 19 years and nine additional years at the Atlanta Business Journal.
In 1996, he bought a weekly newspaper in suburban Atlanta, the Dunwoody Crier, where he now serves as its editor and publisher. He also wrote a biography on former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
"But if Dick's history as a newsman makes him relevant, it is what he has been doing every Friday morning for the last 30 years, that still to this very day, makes him one of the most influential journalists in Atlanta," said a local city councilman to the Georgia Weekly Post. " Every Friday Dick Williams tapes the "The Georgia Gang" television news program, where he moderates the discussion of weekly Georgia news stories of interest. The show airs Sunday morning, whereby it is the main local Atlanta news program watched by those who still respect the commentary they have read and trusted for the last 30 years."
Through it all, Williams has always found time to support Georgetown. A former member of the Alumni Admissions Program Board of Advisors, he has supported numerous admissions and scholarship efforts for students from Georgia over the years. His support of alma mater remains as strong as ever in the two decades since he received the John Carroll Award.