Fikri Yucel
Sep 29, 2018 · 4 min read

We are alumni of Georgetown Prep standing in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and in solidarity with women everywhere who have endured sexual assault, violence, and harassment. We have heard Dr. Blasey Ford’s courageous and indelible sworn testimony in open hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee and we believe her.

Georgetown Prep calls on its graduates to serve others. Principles of ethics, virtue, and justice constitute the foundation of a Prep education. These principles are but empty words unless we act on them. So we are calling on our fellow alumni to put the best of what Prep stands for into action.

The Senate has called for an FBI investigation. If you know anything surrounding the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, now is the time to come forward. Whether it is knowledge of specific events in these allegations, or just background to those events, please do not remain silent, even if speaking out comes at some personal cost.

If you do not have any knowledge of these events, please join us: add your name and your voice to this call to action. Reach out to other alumni personally. Ask questions, start conversations. Our silence will serve no one.

Sincerely,

Alumni of Georgetown Prep in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
Fikri Yucel, Class of 1986
Bill Barbot, Class of 1986

To add your voice as an alumnus, the letter can be found here.

Update: As of October 9, 2018, the following Prep graduates have added their signatures to this letter and have confirmed that they wish to make their support known publicly:

Aaron Lovett, Class of 1990
Aidan Larsen, Class of 2012
Alex Williams, Class of 2009
Aly Wane, Class of 1994
Andrew Myers, Class of 1990
Austin Bell, Class of 2011
Berin Szoka, Class of 1998
Bill Ferguson, Class of 2001
Bill Riordan, Class of 1972
Brian Beach, Class of 1989
Brian Dear, Class of 1979
Brian Doyle, Class of 2006
Brian Driscoll, Class of 1986
Brian Thiede, Class of 2000
Brycen Eades, Class of 2010
Carey Smith, Class of 1992
Cezar A. B. Lopez, Class of 1997
Chris Karmosky, Class of 2000
Chris Marshall, Class of 1980
Chris O’Brien, Class of 1990
Christopher Schuler, Class of 2012
Daniel Hibey, Class of 1999
David Dorrance, Class of 1980
David T. Ingram, Class of 1990
Doe Kim, Class of 1989
Dominic Ryan Hernandez, Class of 2018
Donal Fagan, Class of 1973
E. Darius Sturmer, Class of 1989
Eric Ruyak, Class of 2008
Franck Cordes, Class of 1987
Frederick Kukelhaus, Class of 2001
Gavin O’Connor, Class of 2000
George Gancayco, Class of 1986
Greg Hagan, Class of 1973
Greg Sczudlo, Class of 1996
J. Russell Fugett, Class of 1997
James Record, Class of 1992
Jeff Adams, Class of 1986
Jim Simpson III, Class of 1970
Joe Cannon, Class of 1990
Joseph B. Musumeci, Jr., Class of 1980
John Glassie, Class of 1979
John Hillery, Class of 1997
John Keyes, Class of 1981
John Rossi, Class of 1996
Jose Eskenazi, Class of 1989
Joseph Conaghan, Class of 1983
Larry Harris, Jr., Class of 1996
Matt Inzeo, Class of 2000
Michael Brenner, Class of 2001
Michael Garate, Class of 2011
Michael Hong, Class of 1986
Michael Ray, Class of 1992
Nicholas Jessen, Class of 2009
Nick Genevish. Class of 1999
Patrick Doyle, Class of 2004
Patrick O’Rourke, Class of 1988
Paul Case Aiken III, Class of 2002
Paul D. Edwards, Class of 1965
Paul Lonardo-Roy, Class of 2000
Peter Bonbrest, Class of 1986
Rev. John Dear, Class of 1977
Robbe Smith, Class of 1994
Robert Green, Class of 2014
Ross Hurt, Class of 2000
Sean Cain, Class of 1999
Sean Hagan, Class of 1983
Stephen Dear, Class of 1981
Terrance Anthony MacMullan, Class of 1990
Tim Carolan, Class of 1981
Timothy Schwinghamer, Class of 1994
Trevor Davis, Class of 2002
William Fishburne, Class of 1983
Zach Jessen, Class of 2012

29 additional Prep graduates have confirmed their support and their identities but have asked to have their names withheld for professional or personal reasons:

Name withheld, Class of 1983
Name withheld, Class of 1984
Name withheld, Class of 1984
Name withheld, Class of 1985
Name withheld, Class of 1985
Name withheld, Class of 1985
Name withheld, Class of 1986
Name withheld, Class of 1986
Name withheld, Class of 1989
Name withheld, Class of 1990
Name withheld, Class of 1990
Name withheld, Class of 1993
Name withheld, Class of 1994
Name withheld, Class of 1995
Name withheld, Class of 1995
Name withheld, Class of 1997
Name withheld, Class of 1998
Name withheld, Class of 1999
Name withheld, Class of 1999
Name withheld, Class of 1999
Name withheld, Class of 1999
Name withheld, Class of 2000
Name withheld, Class of 2000
Name withheld, Class of 2000
Name withheld, Class of 2000
Name withheld, Class of 2000
Name withheld, Class of 2004
Name withheld, Class of 2004
Name withheld, Class of 2017

An additional 24 Prep graduates submitted their names in support of this letter, but as of this writing have not yet confirmed their willingness to make their identities public. It is only an abundance of caution and respect for their privacy that prevent us from including them with the verified named or unnamed supporters.

Fikri Yucel

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