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Summer 2003

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Special Issue on the O'Hare Presidency, 1984-2003            


President's File 
Stepping Out

News, Academia, Books

Shaping the Face of Fordham
As a builder, educator, civic leader and priest, the Rev. Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., has been a defining influence on Fordham. This summer, as he steps out as president after 19 years of service, he leaves a University physically expanded, academically renewed and, more than ever before, a prominent player in shaping the destiny of the global city it calls home. But even as he has reshaped the face of Fordham, transforming it from a good regional commuter school to a hard-charging institution, he has kept faith with the University's defining characteristics-its Catholic identity and Jesuit tradition of education in the service of others.

Bricks and Mortar
Since 1984, Fordham has added approximately 1.1 million square feet of academic and residential space, and it has renovated more than 1 million square feet in existing space, on its Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses. In July 2002, the University added the 25-acre
Tarrytown campus.
            This aerial photo highlights the construction and renovation projects that have enhanced the 85-acre Rose Hill campus.

In His Own Words
A Selection of Quotations from the Speeches and Writings of Father O'Hare
During his tenure as president, Father O'Hare shared the story of New York City's Jesuit University with students and their parents, faculty and administrators, corporations and foundations, government officials, and, of course, alumni-always breathing life into abstract principles, and inspiring others to do the same.

Alumni Notes

            In addition, read about three alumnae who were honored at the annual awards luncheon during Marymount College's Reunion Weekend:
 For her commitment to her community, church and school, Gladys Ferguson Gress, Ed.D. (MC '78, GBA '83), received the 2003 Gloria Gaines Award. Marie Kuffner, M.D. (MC '63), a professor of anesthesiology at UCLA School of Medicine and a former chief of staff of the UCLA Medical Center, was recognized as this year's Alumna of Achievement, while Ann McLaughlin Korologos (MC '63), who served as former President Ronald Reagan's secretary of labor from 1987 to 1989, received the Golden Dome award.

            How Fragile and Brilliant is the Gift of Life: Father O'Hare as the Fordham Pastor


Alumni Profiles

Luke Tang-Gyi (FCO '53) will receive a lifetime achievement award from his classmates at Jubilee.

Tom Dunn (FCO '94), author and director of the Off-Off Broadway comedy, Who Killed Woody Allen?  


Coming Soon: Read about Kevin G. Fitzgerald, Esq. (FCO '85, LAW '88), and his efforts on behalf of the Loyola Jesuit College of Abuja, Nigeria.

Check back for reviews of Spoiled Silk: The Red Mayor and theGreat Paterson Textile Strike by George William Shea,Ph.D., professor of classical languages at Fordham; More Tales From the Yankee Dugout by Ed Randall (FCO '74); The Pale Green Horse by Michael I. Leahey (FCO '78); and Dorothy Day: In Her OwnWords compiled by Phyllis Zagano(Marymount College '69).
Fordham magazine welcomes correspondence from readers. To submit a class note or to send a letter to the editor, please e-mail:
Fordham is published quarterly by the Office of Public Affairs, with editorial offices at 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023-7484. Phone: 212-636-6530. Fax: 212-765-2976. Opinions expressed in Fordham magazine and Fordham online may not necessarily reflect those of the Fordham University faculty or administration.Copyright © 2003, Fordham University.

Updated: 07/08/03

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