2003 Frank O'Hara Award Winners

  • John E. (Jack) Brennan '68
    Management
    • Mr. Brennan is Vice Chairman of the Board of Southern Union Co., the fourth-largest natural gas distribution company in the United States, based in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was also President, Treasurer and Director of Activated Communications, Inc., a broad-based communications firm with headquarters in New York City. In addition, Mr. Brennan was President and Chief Executive Officer of Paging Dimensions, Inc., a license-paging operator in Orange, Calif.
  • Paul M. Borick, Ph.D., '47
    Science and Technology
    • Dr. Borick worked for 37 years in the pharmaceutical and medical surgical industries, where he was instrumental in the introduction of many new medical and drug products, including Advil, Excedrin and anti-micro bids used as chemical sterilizing agents in hospitals. Dr. Borick pioneered in the development of new sterilization techniques and is considered an international authority in disinfection and sterilization.
  • Deborah J. Gougeon, Ph.D., '73
    Education
    • Dr. Gougeon is completing her twenty-fourth year at The University of Scranton, currently as an Associate Professor of Business Statistics and Quantitative Methods in the Kania School of Management. She has served on several committees at the University, including the Faculty Development Board and the University Senate. She is the founder and, for 21 years, the Faculty Moderator of Omega Beta Sigma, the Women's Business Honor Society at the University.
  • Lawrence J. Howard, M.D., '68
    University Service
    • Since 1975, Dr. Howard has been actively involved in family medicine. He has served on various local hospital committees and has been a board member of the Heritage Alliance, a multi-specialty, physician-led organization. Dr. Howard, has dedicated years of service to the Jesuit Community at The University of Scranton, serving as physician for members of the local Jesuit community.
  • Jane Oppenheim
    Community Service
    • Mrs. Oppenheim has devoted much of her life to the betterment of education, the improvement of social conditions of the poor, and strengthening of volunteerism in Scranton. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Regents of The University of Scranton, President of Family Services of Lackawanna County, President of the Voluntary Action Center and a Board member of Community Medical Center. She is devoted to the cause of Reform Judaism locally, nationally and worldwide.
  • Joseph F. Lydon, Sr., M.D., '43
    Medicine
    • Dr. Lydon's career in medicine spans decades of service in the public and private sectors, and in the U.S. military. He trained and served with the Special Operations section of the Central Intelligence Agency, and served in combat as a Battalion and later Regimental Surgeon with an Infantry Unit. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal and Combat Medical Badge. Following his service in the military, he was a practicing surgeon on the staffs of several hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic, Lakewood Hospital and Fairview General Hospitals.
  • Joseph J. Kadow, Esq., '78
    Law
    • Mr. Kadow is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Outback Steakhouse, Inc., (OSI), a New York Stock Exchange company with annual revenues of over $2.5 billion. Mr. Kadow is OSI's chief legal officer and has been counsel to OSI since it was founded in 1988. He is one of the principal architects of OSI's Managing Partner Program, which is regarded the restaurant industry's premier compensation/ownership program for general managers.