2010 Frank O'Hara Award Winners

Twelve individuals will be presented with the 2010 Frank O’Hara Award during Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 11-13, on campus. The O’Hara Award is the highest award bestowed jointly by the University and the Alumni Society for outstanding achievement in a particular field or endeavor. This year’s honorees and the categories for which they will receive their award are:

2010 Frank O'Hara Awardees

  • Gerard J. Cipriani ’75, Pittsburgh (Law)
    • Gerard J. Cipriani, Esq. is the chief executive officer of Cipriani & Werner, P.C., with law offices throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition, he is principal of Kestler Cipriani Properties, which develops single-family and multi-family homes, as well as commercial properties.
  • Christopher M. “Kip” Condron ’70 H'03, New York, N.Y. (Management)
    • Christopher M. “Kip” Condron was elected president and chief executive officer of AXA Financial, Inc., and a member of the AXA Group Management Board in May 2001. In addition, Condron is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of AXA Financial’s principal insurance subsidiary, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and is responsible for AllianceBernstein, AXA’s majority-owned asset management firm.
  • Frederick A. Hensley Jr., M.D. ’75, Birmingham, Ala. (Medicine)
    • Frederick A. Hensley Jr., M.D., is The Benjamin Monroe Carraway Professor, vice chair and division director of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine.
  • Captain Thomas J. Hromisin, U.S.A. ’05, Pittston (Government Service)
    • Captain Thomas J. (T.J.) Hromisin of Scranton’s class of 2005 attended The University of Scranton on a four-year ROTC scholarship, majoring in criminal justice. In 2005, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, earned a promotion to First Lieutenant two years later and served as a Mobile Gun System Platoon Leader in the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. During his deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he led his unit on 20 combat patrols. On May 29, 2007, he was critically wounded by a sniper.
  • Rev. Brendan G. Lally, S.J. ’70, Rome, Italy (Religion and Spirituality)
    • Rev. Brendan G. Lally, S.J., is spiritual director at the Pontifical North American College, the seminary in Rome for Americans preparing for the Catholic diocesan priesthood. 
  • Peter J. Millett, M.D. ’90, Edwards, Colo. (Medicine)
    • Peter J. Millett, M.D., M.Sc., a native of Dalton, is a partner at the renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., specializing in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. A decorated orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Millett concentrates on disorders of the shoulder, knee and elbow, as well as sports-related injuries. 
  • Lawrence J. Morton, D.Ed., G ’75, Moscow (University Service)
    • Lawrence J. Morton, D.Ed. began his 40-year career in the Student Affairs Division at The University of Scranton in August 1969 as the institution’s first layperson dean of men. As dean of students for nearly 20 years, he assisted Scranton’s first vice president for student affairs, the late John R. Gavigan, in developing the division into a comprehensive, professional and well-respected program.
  • Judith A. O’Donnell, M.D. ’85, Wyndmoor (Education)
    • Judith A. O’Donnell, M.D. is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the hospital epidemiologist and director of the Department of Infection Prevention & Control and Healthcare Epidemiology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia.
  • Alfred M. Rotondaro, Ph.D. ’60, Alexandria, Va. (Community Service)
    • The award was accepted by his daughter, Cara Rotondaro McDonough.

      Alfred M. Rotondaro, Ph.D. is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan research and educational institute located in Washington, D.C. 

  • Diane M. Kuehner Schweizer ’90, Philadelphia (Government Service)
    • Diane M. Kuehner Schweizer is the first female chief in the department’s 271-year history. Her responsibilities include overseeing 300 paramedics and 50 Medic Units on approximately 265,000 emergency runs a year. 
  • Anthony P. J. Smurfit ’85, Dublin, Ireland (Management)
    • Anthony P.J. Smurfit is president and chief operations officer of the Smurfit Kappa Group, the largest European-based manufacturer of containerboard and paper-based packaging products. The company, which has approximately 400 locations and more than 40,000 employees, operates in more than 20 European countries, and nine Latin American nations, as well as Canada, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.
  • Albert A. Tielemans ’85, Chalfont (Arts and Letters)
    • Albert A. Tielemans is a staff photographer at Sports Illustrated, where he began freelancing in 1989.