to right): Joseph Greco, Jr.; Maureen McTamney; Carey Adams
Dudkovsky; and James Maguire. Click on photo for high resolution image.
Arlington, VA - Marymount University recently recognized four alumni
for their accomplishments and spirit of service. The 2009 Alumni
Award recipients are Joseph Greco, Jr., BA '83, MA '85 of
Manassas, VA, received the Alumni Lifetime Excellence Award;
Carole "Carey" Adams Dudkovsky, BA '94 of Portsmouth,
VA, received the Alumni Achievement Award; James Maguire,
BBA '99 of Potomac Falls, VA, was presented with the Outstanding
Recent Graduate Award; and Maureen McTamney, AA'71 of
Berwyn, PA, received the Alumni Appreciation Award.
Joseph Greco, Jr., BA '83, MA '85 - Alumni Lifetime Excellence
Upon retiring from the US Coast Guard in 1980, after 28 years of
service, Joe Greco, Jr., entered Marymount (then Marymount College
of Virginia) on the GI Bill. He earned his B.A. in Communications
in 1983 and his M.A. in Liberal Studies in 1985.
As a student, Joe began "giving back" by assisting an
elderly couple with such everyday tasks as grocery shopping, transportation,
and property maintenance. Eventually, his service to the couple
included nursing home visits. It was during this time that Joe realized
that his life goals were not about making money, but serving his
community and its citizens.
So, after graduation, Joe Greco, a Manassas resident, decided to
become a full-time volunteer. For the past 23 years, he has been
a reliable and much-valued helper at Prince William Hospital (PWH)
and Prince William County Senior Services. His jobs have ranged
from "friendly visitor" at the Annaburg Manor Nursing
Home (owned by PWH); shopper for an assisted-living facility (also
owned by PWH); and lifeline volunteer, installing equipment for
homebound patients with disabilities. Joe spent 10 years volunteering
at the hospital's information desk, 18 years working Wednesday nights
in the ER, and 12 years serving as a screener at the Prince William
Free Medical Clinic on Thursday evenings.
His activities have slowed some, but Joe still helps out every
day - providing elderly and disabled individuals with transportation
to doctor appointments and visiting with homebound friends. Joe
also maintains a wonderful marriage with his wife, Lois. He notes
with a laugh that she "has never complained that I retired
too early and should be out there making money instead of running
people around and putting thousands of miles on our cars."
Carole Adams Dudkovsky, BA '94 - Alumni Achievement Award
Carole "Carey" Dudkovsky of Portsmouth, Virginia, earned
her bachelor's degree in Fashion Design at Marymount University
in 1994. She says that when she visited an orphanage in Ukraine
in the mid-'90s, her "mission in life became clear." That
mission was to help children in need. In 1997, Carey was able to
translate that goal into a reality when she launched the Ukraine
Children's Project (UCP).
UCP is a non-profit humanitarian ministry that assists orphans
in Ukraine who are in desperate need of medical care and love. The
organization's Web site explains that UCP exists to respond to "the
overwhelming needs of children left without parental care because
of the economic and social problems Ukraine is facing as it grows
in independence as a free Republic."
Through UCP, Carey has established a network of individuals who
are committed to purchasing medical supplies and equipment. She
has also secured the volunteer assistance of people from many walks
of life, from construction workers, to educators, to doctors and
dentists. Under the auspices of UCP, these volunteers make several
mission trips to Ukraine each year, providing vital services and
loving support that can transform the lives of orphaned children.
Carey Dudkovsky is also the founder and president of the Children
Are Our Hope Foundation, established out of Vinnitsa, Ukraine. She,
her husband, and their two young daughters have committed themselves
to networking with 36 orphanage directors in Vinnitsa to assist
orphans there with their physical and educational needs.
James Maguire, BBA '99 - Outstanding Recent Graduate Award
After graduating from Marymount a decade ago, Jim Maguire went to
work at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as
an accounting assistant. Within a few short years he rose to the
rank of vice president and business unit controller - making him
one of the 20 most senior financial officers in the company, and
one of the youngest in SAIC's history. During his tenure with the
company,he recruited and hired numerous Marymount alumni.
Maguire went on to earn an MBA in Strategic Management from The
George Washington University and, after eight impressive years at
SAIC, he left the company to become CFO of Kaya, a government defense
contractor located in Huntsville, Alabama. He led that company to
significant growth and implemented improvements in its financial
operations. Recently, Maguire made another career move, joining
DRS Technologies' C3 & Aviation Group as a vice president in
finance. He and his family (his wife, Rachel, is also a Marymount
alum) now live in Potomac Falls, Virginia.
Maureen McTamney, AA '71 - Alumni Appreciation Award
Maureen "Mo" McTamney attended Marymount from 1969 to
1971, majoring in Liberal Arts. Today, she lives near Philadelphia,
where she leads a childcare organization. But, wherever she has
lived or worked, Mo has never left Marymount behind.
An extremely active alumna, Mo is a familiar face at Marymount
events both on and off campus. She has served on the Alumni Association
Advisory Board and been a member of her class's Reunion Committee
and the Philadelphia Alumni Club. At one point in the 1990s, Mo
worked with the University's Advancement Office - first as a volunteer
and later as an employee -- coordinating the Portfolio in Motion
fashion show luncheon and other major fund raising events.
And Maureen McTameny's volunteerism isn't limited to Marymount.
She oversees many fundraising projects for Surrey Services for Seniors,
a nonprofit organization in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. She is an active
member of that organization's Marketing Board and, in 2007, she
raised $140,000 as the Gala Chair for the Survey Services for Seniors'
Silver Jubilee Ball. Recently, Mo added a new volunteer activity
to her resume -- serving as a docent at the historic Winterthur
museum and estate in Delaware.