McDonogh Alumni

Jacquelyn Wilkins '77

March 1, 2011

Jacquelyn Wilkins ’77 Oversees Environmental Standards for Massport

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By Matt Sinclair ‘90 People may have different opinions on what size a city government should be, but everyone wants things to run smoothly. And when it comes to environmental standards for Boston’s Massport, that’s just what Jacquelyn Wilkins ’77 ensures. As sustainability program manager for Massachusetts Port Authority — better known as Massport — [...]

Mama Can Sing by Faith Ringgold

February 26, 2011

New EPI/Riley Temple Gallery Presents Work by Faith Ringgold in Honor of Women’s History Month

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The inaugural exhibit of the new EPI/Riley Temple Gallery in the Portlock Black Cultural Center will feature works by celebrated painter, author, and illustrator Faith Ringgold and other women artists from March 4 through April 8. The exhibit is part of the College’s celebration of Women’s History Month. The gallery is named for distinguished alumnus [...]

Jacobi Cunningham '03

February 25, 2011

Jacobi Cunningham ’03 Explores Therapeutic Drugs as Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Although the path at Lafayette was circuitous for Jacobi Cunningham ’03, it led him to just the spot where he wanted to be. After completing his Ph.D. in pharmacology at Boston University School of Medicine, he recently became a post-doctoral fellow with the life sciences department of Alkermes, a pharmaceutical company in Waltham, Mass. His [...]

Kenya Allen '02

November 30, 2010

Kenya Allen ’02 Is a Rising Star with the Social Security Administration

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By Kate Helm Early in his career with the Social Security Administration (SSA), Kenya Allen ’02 made a difference in people’s lives but wanted more. As a lead program analyst at SSA’s headquarters in Baltimore, Md., Allen now impacts programs that affect millions of Americans. “I do not have to go far to see the [...]

Alvin Yearwood

May 28, 2010

Judge Alvin Yearwood ’83 Is Bringing Justice to New York

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In his 20 years of working for New York City’s criminal justice system, Judge Alvin Yearwood ’83 has seen his fair share of cretins and crime fighters. But even Yearwood was surprised when he walked into his Manhattan courtroom one morning last July and saw Superman sitting among the prostitution and robbery suspects, his red [...]

Heartfelt Hope

January 4, 2010

Carl St. Bernard ’86 Broadens Vision of Company Transforming Cardiovascular Care

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By Megan Zaroda ’07 Carl St. Bernard ’86 knows he gets just one shot at this world. And he’s reminded of it every day as his company develops solutions that may give cardiovascular patients an option other than “sorry.” “If you have one more year with people you care about, what would you pay for [...]

CrystalTaylor_w

January 4, 2010

Keeping California Running

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Crystal Taylor ’03 plays key role in determining country’s largest state budget By Dan Edelen Though she’s never played an action hero in film — unlike the governor she answers to — Crystal Taylor ’03 faces her own heroic task: finding the nearly $120 billion needed to keep the state of California running. “It’s a [...]

LemHowell58_w

September 17, 2009

Washington State Bar Awards Top Honor to Lem Howell ’58

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Attorney has won justice for African-Americans and the injured in groundbreaking cases Lem Howell ’58 has received the President’s Award from the Washington State Bar Association “in recognition of a career devoted to the tenacious pursuit of civil justice for the injured and the passionate protection of civil rights for all.” Early in his career, [...]

MychalWilson89_w

July 29, 2009

Blowing The Whistle on Corruption

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Mychal Wilson ’89 exposed fraud and helped bring about $515 million in settlements between pharmaceutical giant and state and federal governments Every aspiring actor needs a day job, but corrupt sales representative wasn’t a role Mychal Wilson ’89 was willing to play. Instead, he became a vocal whistleblower who helped bring about $515 million in [...]

Michael-Ahene-'08

June 1, 2009

Covering Hip-Hop Culture and More at ‘The Source’

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Michael Ahene ’08 writes for influential NYC magazine as well as alternative publication Michael Ahene ’08 is a contributing writer for The Source, a magazine about hip-hop music, culture, and politics, and Beyond Race, which covers music and entertainment from a progressive perspective. He previously served an internship at the New York City office of [...]