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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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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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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So Others Might Eat
Aug 2016

Georgetown Magazine: An Opportunity to Serve with Friends

Food and nutrition services have always been a volunteer match for Mu Alpha Hoyas. Image credit: Mu Alpha website By Timothy Rosenberger (C'16) When Paul Albergo (C'82) thinks about his four years at...
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Parag Khanna signing his most recent book, Connectography
Jul 2016

Georgetown Magazine: Ten Questions with Global Strategist Parag Khanna (F’99, MA’05)

Parag Khanna (F'99, MA'05) launched his most recent book, Connectography , at an April event in Riggs Library with Georgetown President John J. DeGioia and Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of...
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Photo by Cady Voge
Jun 2016

Class Aims to Create Sustainable Social Change

Anjali Daryanani (F’11), a documentary filmmaker, is currently working with the directors of Spandana Society, an NGO which shelters, educates, and cares for 61 street children in Hyderabad, India...
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The original poem by Warren Chism from 1867
May 2016

Georgetown Archives: 200 Years of Preserving the Extraordinary and the Ordinary

Interview by Jeffrey Donahoe Georgetown’s archives turned 200 in April, making it one of the nation’s oldest archives and one of the university’s greatest resources. More than a collection of books...