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An Alumna’s Compassionate Care Abroad: Mary Grace Reich

SFS alumna Mary Grace Reich (F'13) uses her experience in the Peace Corps to develop relationships and have a lasting impact on a community in Nyondo.

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Alumni Connections:
Wall Street Alliance

Get to know the Wall Street Alliance and learn about its upcoming 15th Annual WSA Scholarship dinner on March 3.

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Video of the Month: One Day at Georgetown

Video of the Month: One Day at Georgetown

In this month's featured video, Georgetown videographers, photographers and students collaborate to help us catch a glimpse of what a typical day is like for students on campus.

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Alumnus Demonstrates Jesuit Mission in Chicago

In celebration of Jesuit Heritage Week, Georgetown College shares the story of Matthew Lynch (C'99), founder and president of Chicago Jesuit Academy.

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John Carroll Weekend 2015 L.A.

John Carroll Weekend 2015 L.A.

This year, Los Angeles will welcome alumni, family and friends of Georgetown as we come together April 16-19, 2015 for John Carroll Weekend. This annual celebration and trademark of the Georgetown University Alumni Association has been a signature university event for more than six decades—a weekend packed with social, cultural and intellectual engagement. Take a west coast “spring break” and let Georgetown be your guide to this exciting Southern California metropolis. Read more.

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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.

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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