Father Raymond Adams attended Fordham College for both his undergraduate and master’s degrees, which he received in 1960 and 1961, respectively. In 1966, he was ordained a priest. He taught anthropology at Fordham University from 1979-1984 and served as the assistant dean of freshmen from 1984-1986. That same year he departed the U.S. for Ghana, where he would serve at the University of Cape Coast as a professor of anthropology and sociology and at the Cape Coast mission, where he eventually became the superior.
On November 12, 1989, Father Adams was approached by a young man requesting additional funding for his education. However, Father Adams, recognizing that the young man had been using the money to purchase drugs, refused. As a result, the young man stabbed him to death that same night while Father Adams was sleeping at the Jesuit mission.
Shannon Doyle is a Junior at John Carroll university from Westfield, NJ. Last semester she studied at NUI Maynooth in Ireland. She is majoring in sociology with a minor in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights and is planning to complete her masters in Non-Profit Administration. She bacame interested in the Ignatian Solidarity network after attending the Ignatian Family Teach-in last fall. She has been involved in many volunteer activities in and outside of campus including volunteering each summer at Sister Pat’s Kids Camp in New York for kids with cancer and blood disorders. last summer she also volunteered with the York Street Project in Jersey City which helps young mothers complete their high school degree. At John Carroll she is also President of the Carroll Cinema Society and a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Team.