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John Carroll Weekend – Alumni & Staff Memories

In celebration of John Carroll Weekend in L.A. this week, we take a look back at past events and hear from alumni and staff members about some of their favorite John Carroll Weekend experiences.

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City Challenge 2015

City Challenge 2015

Congratulations! In just one day, the Georgetown community raised $926,855.87 to benefit student scholarships. Visit the City Challenge website to see the final results for city and class challenge winners.

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WSA Honoree - the McBride Family

Video of the Month: 2015 WSA Honorees

This month, we have two videos to share, each celebrating this year's Wall Street Alliance Honorees, Rev. Otto Hentz S.J. and the McBride family.

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Mary Grace Reich, Nyodo

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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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.

Reunion Weekend 2015

Main Campus Reunion 2015

Reunion Weekend is the best time to renew your lifelong connection to Georgetown. On May 28-31, 2015, all members of the undergraduate classes of 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010, as well as our Magis alumni (Class of 1964 and beyond) and School of Dentistry alumni are invited to come home to the Hilltop for this signature event. 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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