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Joanne Maguire '71

Joanne Maguire, past recipient of the SWE Upward Mobility Award, has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional honor for engineers.  As executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Maguire leads the $8 billion company to provide advanced technology systems for national security, civil and commercial customers.  Ms. Maguire was named to Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Industry from 2006-2009Fortune featured her in an article from November of 2010, as well as the Denver Business Journal in October of 2011.


Neil Cavuto '76

Neil Cavuto became the managing editor of business news and television anchor of Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel in July 1996, later becoming a vice president of business news in March 2006.  He serves all three positions concurrently. Your World is Fox's main business news program.

Before joining Fox, he hosted Power Lunch on CNBC and contributed to NBC's Today.  He worked with the Public Broadcasting Service for 15 years.  He was also a New York bureau chief.

He has been awarded numerous times by his peers in the journalism industry, including recognition by the Wall Street Journal as the best interviewer in business news, best business television interviewer four consecutive years, and five nominations for Cable ACE awards.[1] Cavuto was also awarded the 1980 Hellinger Award, the highest award for graduating journalism students from Saint Bonaventure University.

Cavuto is also the author of More Than Money: True Stories of People Who Learned Life's Ultimate Lesson (ISBN 0-06-009643-8) and Your Money or Your Life.


Dr. Ian Smith '87

Dr. Ian Smith is currently the medical/diet expert on VH1's highly-rated "Celebrity Fit Club," host of "Meet the Faith" on BET, and the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge. Dr. Smith is also the host of his own nationally syndicated radio show HealthWatch on American Urban Radio Networks. He is the former medical correspondent for NBC News network and for NewsChannel 4 where he filed reports for NBC's "Nightly News" and the "Today" show as well as WNBC's various news broadcasts. He has appeared extensively on various broadcasts including "The View," "The Tyra Banks Show," "Larry King Live," and "Anderson Cooper 360." He has written for various publications including Time, Newsweek, Men's Health, and the New York Daily News, and has been featured in several other publications including, People, Essence, Ebony, Cosmopolitan, and University of Chicago Medicine on the Midway.

Dr. Smith's work has been honored by several organizations, including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his coverage on the momentous events beginning on Sept. 11, 2001. Dr. Smith is very active in charitable causes, serving on several boards including the New York City Mission Society, American Council on Exercise, and the New York Council for the Humanities.

Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard College with an AB and received a master's in science education from Teachers College of Columbia University. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed the last two years of his medical education and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Smith is also the author of five books, the #1 New York Times Bestseller Extreme Fat Smash Diet, the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Fat Smash Diet, the critically acclaimed The Blackbird Papers (2005 BCALA fiction Honor Book Award winner), Dr. Ian Smith's Guide to Medical Websites, and The Take-Control Diet. He is currently at work on his second novel.

A native of Danbury, CT, Dr. Smith resides in Manhattan


Abigail "Abby" Elliott '05

Abby Elliott is the third generation of her family to have been featured on NBC's venerable Saturday Night Live (and the second to be hired as a cast member). She follows in her father Chris Elliott (who was an SNL cast member during the 1994-1995 season) and her grandfather Bob Elliott's (of the popular comedy duo Bob & Ray) footsteps.

Abby, who attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, joined the cast of SNL midway through the 2008–2009 season, in November 2008, to replace Amy Poehler. She has also been featured in a number of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon sketches such as Jersey Floor and 6-Bee.

In 2011, she made her film debut with a small role in No Strings Attached, and appears with a supporting role in the indie-comedy High Road.

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