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.

Hoyas for Others
Mar 2015

An Alumna's Compassionate Care Abroad: Mary Grace Reich

By Na’Tasha Jones Managing Editor, Georgetown Alumni All members of the Georgetown community are familiar with and committed to the mission of being “women and men for others” within their daily...
Hoyas for Others
Jan 2015

Alumnus Demonstrates Jesuit Mission in Chicago

ALUMNUS EXTENDS JESUIT MISSION IN CHICAGO —Melissa Nyman Most business school applicants probably aren’t working on proposals to create a full-scholarship institution for youth in some of Chicago’s...
Hoyas for Others
Mark and Ismini Svensson at Healy Hall
Nov 2014

Georgetown Couple ‘Stays United’ for Others

Georgetown has been the meeting place for many couples. When these college sweethearts get married, they often pay tribute to the university that brought them together. Mark (C’12) and Ismini...
Hoyas for Others
Bill Decker on the Haitian coast
Oct 2014

A Presidential Award for Answering the ‘Call to Service’

In September of this year, Bill Decker (F’97) was honored with the President’s Call to Service Award for his volunteer efforts with international humanitarian relief organization ShelterBox USA. The...
Hoyas for Others
Gina Ricciardi (B'85, Parent'17)
Sep 2014

Gina Ricciardi (B'85, Parent'17) President, Franciscan Charities, Inc.

As an undergraduate student at Georgetown, Gina Ricciardi planned to enter the world of finance for her career. She studied business, and then went on to work in the Corporate Intern Program at...
Hoyas for Others
Jul 2014

Bridget Johnson (B’97) Associate Executive Director, Prep for Prep

As a track star in high school, Bridget Johnson had always dreamed of running for a top-tier school, never considering the cost of tuition until it was time to apply. Fortunately, her athletic and...
Hoyas for Others
Mellissa L.K. Coly, R.N. (NHS'09)
Apr 2014

Mellissa L.K. Coly, R.N. (NHS’09)

Mellissa L.K. Coly, R.N. (NHS’09) Co-Founder, Fisherman Global Ministries Mellissa Coly has a passion for helping underserved communities around the world through missionary work. For her, this...