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Ann Gildroy Fox '94
likes to say that its students need, and develop, grit.
Ann Gildroy Fox
'94 embodies the concept.
Soon after graduating from Georgetown University, Ann joined the U.S. Marines.
is among the few, the proud, who have fought in Iraq, representing the country as well as the values instilled at Groton.
"Cui servire est regnare was not simply a school motto for me," she
That open mind and patient outlook helped Ann
years in the Marines, including three tours of duty in Iraq.
After completing her
military service and two of those tours, she
enrolled in Harvard Business School
, and upon graduation decided to volunteer for a third trip to Iraq-a pre-private sector act of patriotism.
energy on oil-related investments for SCF Partners
, a private equity firm in Houston.
said Groton provided a moral compass that has guided her
, and continues to.
"All Groton alums after Prize Day will find that life does have curves," she
"Groton gives you a lot of skills to navigate the choices you must make in life, and the experience there reminds you to be ever mindful of the needs of others.
I take a great deal of pride in my association with Groton.
Next to going to war it is one of the most shaping experiences of my life."
(Photo of Ann Gildroy Fox by Lucian Read)