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.

Alumni at Work
career transitions
Jul 2016

6 Keys to Making Successful Career Transitions

Before joining the real estate industry, Susanne Rhow (B'88 ) worked for a variety of luxury brands, conducting business all over the world. Although she enjoyed success in the luxury goods market,...
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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...
Alumni at Work
Robert Bosch Fellowship program
May 2016

Georgetown Alumni Excel in German Fellowship Program

The 2015-2016 class of the Robert Bosch Fellowship program. Photo credit: Cristina Gonzalez Since 1984, the Robert Bosch Fellowship program has selected 15-20 Americans each year to work at German...
Alumni Stories
Rev. Guy Consolmagno, S.J.
May 2016

Five Memorable Quotes from Georgetown Commencement Speeches

Each year, accomplished leaders in top areas such as business, government and entertainment set out to inspire, empower and encourage new classes of graduates at commencement. Even when the...
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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...
Alumni Spotlight
Sean Sheppard
Apr 2016

Georgetown Alumnus Embraces Local Veteran Community

Sean Sheppard (C’90) believes that service to others is a value best instilled at a young age. His nonprofit organization, Embrace , seeks to mobilize local college students to help those in need in...
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Illustration by Syrian artist Diala Brisly
Apr 2016

60 Million: Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis

Interview by Jeffrey Donahoe Last year, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that there were just under 60 million refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide, the...
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Rebecca Blue (M'08) practices and teaches both emergency medicine and aerospace medicine.
Mar 2016

Georgetown Magazine: Med Alumna’s Career in Space Medicine

By Kate Corboy and Jeffrey Donahoe Imagine riding in an elevator ascending at fast speed. Your body wants to sink low toward the floor to compensate for the upward motion. Your blood wants to sink...
Alumni Spotlight
Stacey Plaskett, John J. DeGioia, Patrick Healy Awards Dinner
Mar 2016

Stacey Plaskett (F’88) Honored with Samuel A. Halsey Jr. Award

On January 16, Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) (F’88) was honored with the 2016 Samuel A. Halsey Jr. Award, presented at the annual Patrick Healy Awards Dinner. The award, created in honor of...