Being awarded the highest honor bestowed upon alumni by John Carroll, Eddie Hopkins '75 has won the Charles K. Riepe Award. His community service started during his time at John Carroll, when he began volunteering at the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company. He has continued to serve there for 42 years and even served as the Fire Chief for 2 of those years. Professionally, Hopkins entered the Harford County police force, where he served for 31 years and retired as a lieutenant in 2003. For 12 of those years, he was the Director of Public and Media Relations and Chief Spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Currently, he is serving Harford County as the Director of Emergency Services.
As the Riepe Award recipient, Eddie Hopkins had the opportunity to address the Class of 2016 at the 49th annual commencement exercises. View the Commencement speech from Eddie Hopkins '75.
Eddie Hopkins '75 with sons Robert and Daniel, brother Phil '82 and nephew Jake Hopkins