Past O'Hara Winners
2001 Frank O'Hara Award Winners
- Jean-Paul Bonnet, D.O. '76
Dr. Bonnet is a physician of osteopathic medicine with a practice based in northern New Jersey. He founded the International Modular Medical Educational Delivery Systems, a non-profit organization that develops modular medical clinics that provide direct medical services to the disadvantaged of Haiti and sub-Saharan Africa.
- Melissa Conway, Ph.D., '76
Arts and Letters
Dr. Conway is head of Special Collections at the University of California, Riverside, and professor of Historical Bibliography at the University of California, Los Angeles. She previously held posts at the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress and other nationally recognized arts organizations.
- James C. Doyle '66
Mr. Doyle was named to the university's Board of Trustees in 1985. He has served as a member two capital campaigns; is past president and secretary of the university's Alumni Society and a current member of the Board of Regents. Mr. Doyle is vice-president, investments with the Washington, D.C., office of Advest, a regional financial services firm.
- Edward J. Hayes '61
Science & Technology
Mr. Hayes is chief executive officer and president of RivalWatch, Inc., a software application start-up in the Silicon Valley. For the past 35 years, Mr. Hayes has held senior executive positions with technology-based companies, including Hewlett Packard and Solectron Corporation In the early years of his career, he worked for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, participating in the country's first efforts to put satellites into orbit.
- Edward G. Lakatta, M.D., '66
Dr. Lakatta is director of the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, the National Institute on Aging, at the National Institutes of Health. He also holds adjunct appointments as professor in the Department of Physiology at University of Maryland School of Medicine, and professor in the Cardiology Division at John Hopkins School of Medicine.
- Karen L. Pennington, Ph.D., '76
Dr. Pennington's career in higher education spans six institutions in four states. She is currently vice president for Student Development at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, N.J. Dr. Pennington was recently appointed by the U.S. Department of Education to serve a three-year term as a member of the Review Group of the Higher Education Center for alcohol, drugs and violence prevention.
- Frank C. Sabatino, Esq., '76
Mr. Sabatino's practice includes legal counsel related to labor law and employee benefits. He is a regular speaker at conferences sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefits and has lectured at the Comey Institute of Industrial Relations at St. Joseph's University since 1984.. He has also endowed the Charles V. Sabatino Sr. Scholarship at the university.
- Joseph Mesko '56
During his college career at the university, Mr. Mesko began operating Mesko Glass. In the 52 years that followed, he and his wife, Barbara, turned the family business into a major regional operation with six branches. In 1986, Mr. Mesko distinguished himself as "Small Business Man of the Year for Lackawanna County and the State of Pennsylvania."