Category: Oral Histories

Title: Wilbert Luck (SFS’57)

Studying international affairs at Georgetown launched Wilbert Luck’s (SFS’57) State Department career and gave him the opportunity to work in 32 African countries. “Georgetown I’ve always thought of as the best education from Jesuits and, what they did, they taught you how to think and figure things out,” he says. “So, with that, I was prepared to go anywhere and do anything!”

At SFS, he also discovered a passion for impressionist painting that has brought him to galleries all over the world. In return for a loan of Luck’s suitcase, a friend at Georgetown traded him a canvas and paints. Luck explains, “That act has carried me to more art galleries in the world than I ever thought I would go—and I’m still going, even at this point in my life.”