Alumni Stories

Georgetown alumni are passionate and driven leaders, prompting worldwide change in industries such as business, public policy, healthcare and the arts. Read about Hoyas making their mark as men and women for others.

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Deck the Hilltop: Georgetown University's Christmas Tree in Dahlgren Quad
Dec 2017

Deck the Hilltop

By Chelsea Burwell Dropping temperatures and falling leaves across Healy Lawn signal not only the end of the semester, but the beginning of the holiday season. Behind the scenes, Georgetown’s...
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17th-century Iron Cross
Oct 2017

Smithsonian Exhibition on Religious Diversity in Early America Relies on an Alumnus and a Georgetown Icon

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History's exhibit "Religion in Early America" includes a 17th-century iron cross from Georgetown. The museum's fabrication shop created a wooden replica...
Oct 2017

Sacred Spaces

Georgetown University’s mission statement declares that the university was founded “on the principle that serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs promotes intellectual, ethical, and spiritual understanding.” That commitment to inviting diverse...

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Catch the Breeze, DC's ultimate team with Georgetown alumni
Aug 2017

Catch the Breeze

By Jeffrey Donahoe Georgetown has a tradition of strong women’s and men’s Ultimate Frisbee club sports teams, and some of the Frisbee-flinging Hoyas from the men’s team have gone pro. While he hasn't...
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1829 “Regulations for the Students of Georgetown College”
May 2017

To Promote the Advancement of Virtue and Learning

The final of the 27 rules of the Regulations for the Students of Georgetown College 1829 states that "prompt obedience and submission to their professors, prefects, and superiors will be expected...
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Ahilan Arulanantham
Feb 2017

A Voice for the Voiceless

Awarded a 2016 MacArthur "genius grant," ACLU lawyer Ahilan Arulanantham (C'94) seeks to transform U.S. immigration policy. Photo courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. By...
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New Thompson Center
Dec 2016

Slam Dunk: New Thompson Center Opens

Georgetown’s more than 700 student-athletes from all 29 sports have a new, state-of-the-art athletic center, named for legendary men's basketball coach John R. Thompson Jr. The naming celebrates...
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Sister Deirdre Byrne
Nov 2016

Sister, Surgeon, Soldier

Sister Deirdre Byrne is a religious sister of the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts and a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. As an Army and missionary surgeon, she has performed...
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Dora Borja Miura
Oct 2016

Alumna Leads in STEM Education: Dora Borja Miura Ph.D. (B’94)

Photo credit: paemst.org Recently awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST ) for the U.S. territories, Dora Borja Miura Ph.D. (B'94) wants to change...
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Lindsay Gallagher
Oct 2016

Lindsay Gallagher (C’11) Featured on New Animal Planet Docuseries

Lindsay Gallagher (C'11) is one of the stars of a new six-part series, Life at Vet U , which premiered Oct. 1 on Animal Planet. The docuseries profiles six students at the University of Pennsylvania...
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Donn Fassero, Todd Smith, and Richard Han
Sep 2016

Georgetown Magazine: One Practice, Three Generations

Richard Han (M'09), right, says that the sense of community and a strong support system at Georgetown School of Medicine sets the school apart. Today he's in an orthopedic practice in Modesto,...
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Richard Trent
Aug 2016

From Phantoms to Fandom—Georgetown Alumnus is Recognized for Musical Talent

Alumnus Rich Trent (F'10) reflects on finding music and finding himself at Georgetown Long before snagging his recent win for D.C.'s best entrant in the NPR national Tiny Desk competition, Richard...