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Joel W. Barrows

Alumni Author Spotlight: Summer Thrillers

Georgetown Law alumnus Judge Joel Barrows (L'93) uses more than two decades of legal experience to pen a series of legal thrillers that tell the inside story of the many lives of an undercover operative.

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Hoya Voyages

Our spotlight on the Georgetown Travel Society's exclusive travel benefits will make you wonder why you've never seen the world this way before.

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Jack's Summer Splash

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Jack's Summer Splash

Jack the Bulldog rings in his first birthday on Healy Lawn with an ice cream party! Watch our exclusive video of the many students, faculty, alumni and friends who came to celebrate summer with our beloved pup.

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Bridget Johnson, Prep for Prep

Preparing for the Future

A love of competitive running led alumna and former Georgetown athlete Bridget Johnson (B'97) to an unlikely but fulfilling career preparing students for the rigors of college.

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GEMA Rocks VI

GEMA Rocks VI

Tickets are now on sale for GEMA Rocks VI, the annual alumni/student concert, held September 12 and 13, which will feature phenomenal Georgetown University musical and comedic talent spanning six decades. Presented by the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance, the show will also include the presentation of the very first GEMA Lifetime Achievement Award to singer/songwriter Bill Danoff (I’68). Watch a preview of what’s to come. Learn more and buy tickets.

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GUAA Initiates Contract for Alumni Data and Directory Update

Georgetown University Alumni Association is excited to partner with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI) to manage the update and publishing of a new alumni directory. Alumni may be contacted to participate in the year-long project. Printed directories will ship to those who order them in the spring of 2015. Read more.

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Deirdre Kelly Lavrakas (F’69)

Senior Manager of Production and Teaching Artist, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Having studied at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, Deirdre Lavrakas had no prior acting experience when she saw an advertisement for drama classes. “When I stepped into my first class, I knew I had come home,” Lavrakas said. She was later offered a teaching fellowship at George Washington University as part of her Master of Fine Arts studies. Today, Lavrakas works behind the scenes at the Kennedy Center, co-founding its play development program, New Visions/New Voices. She also serves as an international teaching artist and director of 85 productions, some touring South Asia for the U.S. State Department. Lavrakas also co-founded a theater training program at the Performing Arts Center in Amman, Jordan, and helped create Write Local. Play Global., an international network of playwrights for young audiences, with nearly 600 members worldwide.

22 Jul 2014

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