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Alumni Hall of Honor Members

In 2014, Stuart Jones was sworn in as Ambassador to Iraq by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry following confirmation. Stuart had previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Hailing from suburban Philadelphia, Stuart arrived at Hyde in the summer of 1975. An outstanding student, Stuart challenged himself in a wide variety of endeavors. In addition to captaining a strong wrestling team, he also established himself in journalism, student governance, and in the performing arts, portraying a memorable John Wayne in the 1978 America’s Spirit production. He graduated from Hyde in 1978 with Leadership Honors and the L. Robert Porteous Community Service Award. Following Hyde, Stuart went on to receive his B.A. from Duke University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania whereupon he embarked on a nearly 30 year State Department career that has found him in many parts of the globe including El Salvador, Colombia, Somalia, Turkey, and Egypt. As staff aide to Madeline Albright and in the State Department’s Executive Secretariat, he visited more than 70 countries. He has also worked in Washington and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Stuart and his wife Barbara are the parents of three children.