The 2001 Awardees
Margaret P. Clark
Los Angeles, CA
Margaret Clark, a Los Angeles-based alumni volunteer and community leader, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA on April 28, 2001.
Clark, the wife of 1993 John Carroll awardee Jim Clark (C'70) was recognized for her extensive work as a class volunteer and as a member of the Alumni Admissions Program in the greater Los Angeles area.
Prior to the award, Clark served on the Board of Governors of the Georgetown University Alumni Association from 1993 to 1999.
Joan M. Hart
Joan Monaghan Hart, known as the "first lady" of the University of New Mexico School of Law, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA on April 28, 2001.
Hart was a graduate of Marywood College when she arrived at Georgetown to study humanities & social sciences, receiving her MA in 1954. It was at Georgetown that she met and married Fred Hart (C'51, L'55), who became a tenured professor at Boston College before the Harts relocated to Albuquerque, NM in 1967. Fred Hart served as dean of the law school in two terms between 1971 and 1987, and Joan was there every step of the way.
She helped the university found the American Indian Law Center, the oldest Indian policy studies organization in the nation. In 2014, the University of New Mexico presented Joan with its Distinguished Achievement Award, the first non-lawyer ever so honored by the law school.
The founder of the Georgetown Club of new Mexico, Hart is a former Vice President of the Georgetown University Alumni Association, serving from 1990 to 1996. She was one of the first women named to the Alumni Admissions program Board of Advisors, Hart's tireless support on behalf of student from New Mexico is a distinguished one. She traveled to Washington well into her 80's to attend meetings on behalf of the AAP, and was recognized with the AAP's Board of Advisors Award.
Kevin P. O'Brien
San Francisco, CA
Kevin O'Brien a former broadcast executive with Metromedia and Fox Broadcasting, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA on April 28, 2001.
Born in Jersey City, NJ and raised in Spring Lake, NJ, O'Brien graduated from the College in 1965. Following military service, he secured a sales job at KMBC-TV in Kansas City. O'Brien moved steadily to key executive positions within the Metromedia Broadcasting Corporation, including general manager positions at WXIX in Cincinnati, WTTG in Washington and WNYW in New York.
At the time of the John Carroll Award, O'Brien was vice president and general manager of KTVU-TV in Oakland. O'Brien arrived in the Bay Area in 1986 following his promotion to senior vice president of Cox Television, which owned KTVU. Soon thereafter, Cox sold its properties to Fox Broadcasting, where O'Brien led KTVU into a market leader in news and local programming.
O'Brien was a past president of the Fox Children's Network. From 2002 to 2004, he was CEO of Meredith Corporation, a group of 12 independent television stations.
Leo J. O'Donovan, SJ
Priest, University President
Leo O'Donovan, 47th president of Georgetown University from 1989 to 2001, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA on April 28, 2001.
Born in New York City and educated at Iona Prep, New Rochelle, O'Donovan graduated summa cum laude from the College in 1956, where he write for the HOYA and was editor in chief of the Georgetown College Journal. Following a Fulbright Scholarship, he joined the Society of Jesus, earning advanced degrees at Fordham University, Woodstock College, and the University of Munster, and was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Chicago.
A member of the board of directors at Georgetown, O'Donovan taught at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and was selected in 1989 to succeed the retiring Timothy S. Healy S.J. as president, making him the first alumnus to hold the post since Alphonsus J. Donlon, S.J., who served from 1912 to 1918.
"In his 11 years as Georgetown's president, O'Donovan has directed much of his efforts at increasing the university's endowment and finishing the campus development that began under his predecessor," wrote The HOYA in 2001. "The university's endowment has nearly tripled from $240 million when he took over to its current level of $740 million. Construction of the Southwest Quadrangle, which includes a 780-bed residence hall, a dining hall, a parking garage and a new Jesuit residence, began this semester."
"Recently, however, O'Donovan has presided over a tumultuous period at Georgetown. Operating losses by the Med Center have hamstrung the university over the past five years, culminating in a clinical partnership with MedStar Health whose terms was finalized last month."
"The university has never been stronger academically, and the building projects are well underway, so it is a very good time for a transition in leadership," O'Donovan said at the time of his retirement. "I wanted to provide the university an opportunity to find a great president. Announcing now makes it easier for the board to look for a president expeditiously but without haste."
Following Georgetown, Rev. O'Donovan served on the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company and was a visiting professor at Fordham. In 2016, he was named Director of Mission for the Jesuit Refugee Service.
Donald C. Reynolds
DDS 1958, MS 1961
Dr. Donald Reynolds, a former professor of oral surgery from the School of Dentistry, received the John Carroll Award in ceremonies held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA on April 28, 2001.
Born in 1934 in Sacramento, CA, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley before enrolling in dental school at Georgetown , graduating in 1958. Following residency and a graduate degree from the University, Dr,. Reynolds established a private practice in Bethesda, MD and began teaching at the school, becoming a full professor and chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He stayed on the faculty through the closing of the dental school in 1990 and served as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Reynolds served on the Dental Alumni Board and was a member of the Board of Governors of the Georgetown University Alumni Association from 1993 to 1999. Reynolds was a past recipient of numerous University awards and recognition, including the Faculty Senate Award, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Apollonian Alumni Award.
Donald Reynolds died in 2013 at the age of 79.