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Reunion Weekend highlights

Reunion Weekend 2015 Highlights

Revisit exciting moments from a great weekend packed with events and full of fun times as alumni returned to the Hilltop for Reunion Weekend 2015.

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Georgetown Celebrates Social Media Day

Georgetown Celebrates Social Media Day

In honor of Social Media Day June 30, learn more about the history of social media at Georgetown and the current role it plays in the university's education, research and engagement efforts.

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5th and 50th Reunion Alumni Share Why They Come Back

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5th and 50th Reunion Alumni Share Why They Come Back

In this month's featured video, Hoyas from the Classes of 1965 and 2010 tell us why they love to come home to the Hilltop for Reunion Weekend.

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Mo Elleithee

Mo Elleithee (F'94) to Lead New Institute of Politics and Public Service

The executive director of Georgetown's newest institute wants to see young people change the political landscape and get excited about lives in public service.

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Homecoming

Homecoming 2015

Join alumni from around the world as they return to the Hilltop to connect with fellow classmates and Hoyas of all ages in a tradition that unites us all—Homecoming Weekend. Activities like Alumni College Day, school and group receptions and events; and the Homecoming tailgate and football game will all make for an exciting weekend. Registration begins Monday, August 3. Read more.

Hong Kong

2015 International Alumni Weekend in Hong Kong

Join us as Georgetown heads to Hong Kong this fall for the 2015 International Alumni Weekend, November 5-8. This special weekend, sponsored by the Georgetown University Alumni Association, will bring alumni together in this exciting metropolis to learn and engage. There will be discussions led by alumni experts on Asia's strategic importance and the worldwide impact of its economic growth, as well as receptions and excursions at fabulous Hong Kong venues all while connecting with alumni from around the world. Read more.

Alumni Spotlight

Michael C. Patterson

Michael C. Patterson (C’05)

Franchise President, HR Director and Sign Spinner, AArrow Sign Spinners

In 2002, Michael Patterson helped his Georgetown roommate, Max Durovic (B’05, MBA’10), put a new spin on advertising. With help from classmate Thomas Brunet (B’05), they established the marketing company AArrow Sign Spinners. Now, businesses all over the world hire AArrow’s trained sign spinners to capture the attention of passers-by as they toss six-foot, custom-made signs around on street corners. The alumni used strategies learned at Georgetown to take their basic business model to the next level, transforming sign spinning into its own sport with a world championship in Las Vegas. They are also dedicated to using their business to help others. “We want to provide a lucrative employment opportunity as a sign spinner for all individuals ages 15 and up, while also allowing for a flexible work schedule and an exciting job environment,” said Patterson, who’s responsible for expanding the business to the East Coast region. AArrow’s clients include the Georgetown men’s basketball team and a vast array of corporations from McDonald’s to H&R Block, and their spinners have been featured in Taco Bell commercials and Disney Pixar movies.

30 Jan 2015

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