George C. Reeves is a member of the Writers
Guild of America.
Gaynor J. “Chic” Ryan ‘61, retired Corporate
Counsel of PepsiCo, Inc.
was inducted into the St. John’s University Heritage Circle during
Alumni Convocation in celebration of his distinguished legal
dedication to community service and in recognition of the 50th
of his graduation from St. John’s School of Law. Before Mr. Ryan
came to St. John’s University, he was hired by Texaco immediately
graduation from high school and left his position when he was
called to military
service during the Korean War. After the war, he attended St.
his B.B.A. from the College of Business Administration in 1957 and
from the School of Law in 1961. He then joined the Pepsi Cola
now known as PepsiCo, and was with them until he retired in 1996
Corporate Counsel. During his years there he handled a variety of
He was instrumental in establishing the Taco Bell Foundation, Inc.
at-risk teens achieve success in school. Always committed to
service, he is a former Commander of an American Legion Post,
President of the Whitestone Taxpayers Association and Past
the Dwarf Giraffe Athletic League of Whitestone. He is a
of The Loughlin Society and in 1995 he received the Pietas Medal.
the University’s most elite groups, induction is reserved for
alumni who have
graduated 40 or more years ago and have maintained a close
with the University.