October 22, 2013 STAFF/STU

Meet JCU’s Great Grad – Mary Ann Bergerson Ahern ’76

Roma-Mary Ann AhernClass of 1976
Degree: English
Current Position: Political Reporter NBC 5 Chicago

Activities at Carroll: “I wrote for ‘The Carroll News,’ wrote the letter to Bob Hope my senior year and he was our graduation speaker.”

Favorite Memory of JCU: “Many, many fabulous memories — tied to the good friends I had and the fun times we shared in Murphy Hall — as well as studying hard for a Cotter exam in his Shakespeare class.”

Interesting Fact: Peter Lisagor Lifetime Achievement Award, Emmy awards for news coverage, two brothers also are JCU grads — Marty ’72, Michael ’74

Advice for Students: “Read, write — listen — make time for other viewpoints than your own.”

For more information on Mary Ann, email saa@jcu.edu.