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.

Jacob Crawford
Oct 2018

Mosquito Threats: Alumnus, Former Professor Work to Fight Vector-Borne Disease

A Georgetown biology alumnus is collaborating with his former professor on a $2 million grant to control a mosquito that spreads diseases such as Zika and dengue around the world.

Sep 2018

Highest-Ranking Civilian Woman in NATO, Alumna Receives Georgetown International Award

University alumna Rose Gottemoeller, the highest ranking civilian woman in NATO’s history and a steadfast champion for gender equality, received the International Trailblazer Award from the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS).

Pamela Nwaoko (C'10) wears convocation robes and addresses her graduating class from a podium in McDonough Arena.
May 2018

Champion Diversity and Be Brave, Alumna Tells Graduating Seniors

Pamela Nwaoko (C’10) sought to inspire graduating seniors to believe in and advance diversity as this year’s Senior Convocation alumni speaker.   

Geoffrey Chatas (C’85) smiles for the camera.
Mar 2018

Alumnus with History Passion Returns as Chief Operating Officer

" I can’t tell you how it makes my heart sing when I walk onto Healy lawn. I just pinch myself," says Geoffrey Chatas (C’85), Georgetown’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Alumni Spotlight
Tim Boyce and Rev. Dennis McManus, S.J.
Jun 2017

SFS Alumnus Brings Holocaust Diary Back to Life 65 Years Later

Tim Boyce (F'76), left, and Rev. Dennis McManus, S.J., associate director and associate visiting professor for the Center for Jewish Civilization and director of the Jan Karski Institute for...
Alumni Spotlight
Sean Sheppard
Apr 2016

Georgetown Alumnus Embraces Local Veteran Community

Sean Sheppard (C’90) believes that service to others is a value best instilled at a young age. His nonprofit organization, Embrace , seeks to mobilize local college students to help those in need in...
Alumni Spotlight
Stacey Plaskett, John J. DeGioia, Patrick Healy Awards Dinner
Mar 2016

Stacey Plaskett (F’88) Honored with Samuel A. Halsey Jr. Award

On January 16, Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) (F’88) was honored with the 2016 Samuel A. Halsey Jr. Award, presented at the annual Patrick Healy Awards Dinner. The award, created in honor of...
Alumni Spotlight
Daniela Fernandez
Mar 2016

Alumna Honored for Work in Ocean Sustainability Education

Daniela Fernandez receives Christopher Benchley Youth Award Daniela Fernandez (C’16) has been awarded the 2016 Christopher Benchley Youth Award for her work as chair and founder of the Georgetown...