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 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...
Georgetown Magazine
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...
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...
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...
Alumni Spotlight
Daniela Fernandez
Mar 2016

Alumna Honored for Work in Ocean Sustainability Education

Daniela Fernandez receives Christopher Benchley Youth Award Daniela Fernandez (C’16) has been awarded the 2016 Christopher Benchley Youth Award for her work as chair and founder of the Georgetown...
Georgetown Magazine
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...
Georgetown Magazine
Photo credit: Jaap Buitendijk/Dreamworks Pictures/Disney
Feb 2016

Georgetown Magazine: Connection to the Film "Bridge of Spies"

The Cold War-era drama-thriller Bridge of Spies, nominated this year for six Academy Awards, including best picture and best original screenplay, has a connection to a multi-generational Georgetown...
Georgetown Magazine
Crossing the Border
Jan 2016

Georgetown Magazine: Crossing the Border

Look at any map and you will find borders. Some are formed by topography—a mountain range, the ancient path a river has gouged—but most are largely theoretical and political, drawn by human hand as a...
Hoyas for Others
Kennji Kizuka
Jan 2016

GU Alumni Provide Legal Aid to Immigrants Fleeing Violence and Poverty

#HoyasforOthers The need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants and other persons fleeing terrible circumstances is constantly growing in light of the many troublesome situations happening...
Career Spotlight
Dec 2015

Career Spotlight: Nora Gardner (C'07)

CEO and Creative Director, Nora Gardner NYC Describe your current profession. I am the founder of Nora Gardner NYC, a women’s professional workwear brand based in NYC. My primary roles are design,...