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Burke '69, Saxon '69, Williams '79 Each Named Fr. Beatty Alumnus of the Year

Vincent "Vince" Burke III '69, P'97, Stephen "Steve" Saxon '69, P'01, '06, and Edward "Ned" Williams '79, P'11, were each named the Rev. Vincent F. Beatty, S.J., Alumnus of the Year on October 25 at Reunion Weekend's Stag Night.

The award is named for former Prep President Fr. Beatty, who also served as the School's first Development Director, and is presented annually to an alumnus outstanding in his generosity and service to Prep.

Vince graduated from Georgetown Prep in 1969 and matriculated to the College of the Holy Cross. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor degree from Catholic University. Vince graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1973 and received a JD from Catholic University in 1976. He is a senior advisor at Brown Advisory. Vince is a great ambassador for Georgetown Prep. Starting in the 1980s, he served on the School's Alumni Association. He served on the Prep Board of Trustees, the first time, from 1990-1996, including serving as Chairman of the Board. He was asked to serve on our Board again from 2011-2017.

In his introduction of Vince, Rev. James R. Van Dyke, S.J., Prep's president, noted, "[Vince's] passion and loyalty to Georgetown Prep is unrivaled.

Steve, also a graduate from the class of 1969, was inducted into the Georgetown Prep Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the inaugural class of 2007 for his achievements on the football field and the track. According to Coach Fegan, "Steve is one of the great leaders, players and competitors in Prep's history." Steve matriculated to Colgate University where he was a starter on the School's football team.

Steve went on study law at Georgetown University. He is a Principal at the Groom Law Group in Washington, D.C. He heads the firm's special practice groups on pension plan investments and on 401(k) plan administrative and investment management matters. He is a former Trustee and President of the Alumni Association.

Ned, a graduate from the class of 1979, was a two-year member of the varsity football team and four-year letter winner on the varsity wrestling team. He served as team's captain his sophomore, junior and senior years. After Prep, Ned went onto the College of Holy Cross and graduated in 1983. That fall, Ned began his career at Mater Dei as a member of the faculty.

He received a Master's from Harvard University in 1989 and became the school's Headmaster in 1996. In March 2012, he was named President of Mater Dei, a position he holds today.

Ned has served on the Prep Alumni Association and as a Class Agent.