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.

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Tim Sullivan
May 2018

Hoya Highlight: Tim Sullivan (C’03)

Tim Sullivan (C'03) Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Economic Development Authority Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Economic Development Authority How do you pass the time on your commute to...
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Christina Gaberino Van Houten
Apr 2018

Hoya Highlight: Christina Gaberino Van Houten (C’89)

Chief Strategy Officer, Mimecast What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? Doing my first book signing after my first big keynote in Las Vegas What do you wish you had known earlier in...
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Doug Bouton
Apr 2018

Hoya Highlight: Doug Bouton (C'07)

President & COO, Halo Top Creamery What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? If I had to choose, I think the fact that we employee more than 100 people right now. It's very...
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Monica Byrne Ferguson
Apr 2018

Hoya Highlight: Monica Byrne Ferguson (B'00)

CoFounder, Solemates What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? There have been a lot of rewarding moments as an entrepreneur, but I think when Oprah Winfrey devoted a half page in her...
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Patrick J. McGinnis
Apr 2018

Hoya Highlight: Patrick J. McGinnis (F’98)

Author, The 10% Entrepreneur Founder, Dirigo Advisors What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? Combining all of the experiences and lessons learned from investing in fast-growing...
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We Are What We Eat
Apr 2018

We Are Where We Eat

We spend a lot of our lives eating together: lingering over comfort food, chatting over coffee, sharing one more story over dessert. It's no different on the Hilltop. Eating together is how students...
Georgetown Magazine
Deck the Hilltop: Georgetown University's Christmas Tree in Dahlgren Quad
Dec 2017

Deck the Hilltop

By Chelsea Burwell Dropping temperatures and falling leaves across Healy Lawn signal not only the end of the semester, but the beginning of the holiday season. Behind the scenes, Georgetown’s...
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17th-century Iron Cross
Oct 2017

Smithsonian Exhibition on Religious Diversity in Early America Relies on an Alumnus and a Georgetown Icon

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History's exhibit "Religion in Early America" includes a 17th-century iron cross from Georgetown. The museum's fabrication shop created a wooden replica...
Oct 2017

Sacred Spaces

Georgetown University’s mission statement declares that the university was founded “on the principle that serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs promotes intellectual, ethical, and spiritual understanding.” That commitment to inviting diverse...

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Catch the Breeze, DC's ultimate team with Georgetown alumni
Aug 2017

Catch the Breeze

By Jeffrey Donahoe Georgetown has a tradition of strong women’s and men’s Ultimate Frisbee club sports teams, and some of the Frisbee-flinging Hoyas from the men’s team have gone pro. While he hasn't...
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image of 1829 “Regulations for the Students of Georgetown College”
May 2017

To Promote the Advancement of Virtue and Learning

The final of the 27 rules of the Regulations for the Students of Georgetown College 1829 states that "prompt obedience and submission to their professors, prefects, and superiors will be expected...
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T.J. Connolly
Apr 2017

Hoya Highlight: T.J. Connolly (B’06)

Vice President, Sales and Hospital Relationships, Care+Wear What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? Helping younger people navigate through their careers has been incredibly...