Kevin Brennan ’07 | September 30, 2014
Molly (Griffin) Lalonde ’06 didn’t answer the phone call she’d been waiting her whole life to receive.
“I was in class,” Lalonde, a nursing graduate student at the time, remembers. “And I was like, ‘Why is someone from California calling my phone?’”
Someone from California was calling to tell her she’d been selected to appear on Jeopardy!, the game show she has watched religiously since childhood. Luckily, her husband, Chris Lalonde ’06, picked up when the producers called him, and he immediately texted his wife.
A month and a half later, Lalonde could hardly believe it when she took the stage opposite Alex Trebek. “I always said I wanted to be on it, but I never thought it would actually really happen,” she says. And even in her wildest dreams, she never envisioned what would happen next.