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.

Hoya Highlight
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...
Hoya Highlight
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...
Hoya Highlight
Mary (Jarmain) Giuliani
Apr 2017

Hoya Highlight: Mary (Jarmain) Giuliani (C'97)

Author, Founder & CEO, Mary Giuliani Catering & Events What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? Growing a business from one employee to hundreds and being able to provide a...
Alumni at Work
Dora Borja Miura
Oct 2016

Alumna Leads in STEM Education: Dora Borja Miura Ph.D. (B’94)

Photo credit: Recently awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST ) for the U.S. territories, Dora Borja Miura Ph.D. (B'94) wants to change...
Bill Reynolds, Jeff Chapski, Paul Besozzi, 2010 Alumni Service Recognition Banquet
Aug 2016

Jeff Chapski's Journey to become GUAA President

Jeff Chapski (B'91) (center) poses for a picture with Bill Reynolds, (C'79, Parent’10,’13) (left) and Paul Besozzi (F'69, L'72, Parent’05) (right) at the 2010 Alumni Service Recognition Banquet,...
Georgetown Magazine
Parag Khanna signing his most recent book, Connectography
Jul 2016

Georgetown Magazine: Ten Questions with Global Strategist Parag Khanna (F’99, MA’05)

Parag Khanna (F'99, MA'05) launched his most recent book, Connectography , at an April event in Riggs Library with Georgetown President John J. DeGioia and Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of...
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 at Work
Timothy Hughes (F'94)
Oct 2015

Hoyas in Space

In the realm of science and technology, ties between diplomacy and business are increasing. The lightning-fast pace of new and evolving technology is driving new lines of business--lines that...
Hoya Highlight
Nicole Orphanos
Jun 2015

Hoya Highlight: Nicole Orphanos (SLL'95)

Vice President, Douglas Elliman Describe your current profession and what motivates you most to stay in your role. My current profession involves interacting with clients from all over the world...
Hoyas for Others
Jan 2015

Alumnus Demonstrates Jesuit Mission in Chicago

ALUMNUS EXTENDS JESUIT MISSION IN CHICAGO —Melissa Nyman Most business school applicants probably aren’t working on proposals to create a full-scholarship institution for youth in some of Chicago’s...
Hoya Highlight
Kevin McMahon
Dec 2014

Hoya Highlight: Kevin McMahon (C'94)

Founder, Art Heroes Describe your current position and what led you to your job. I am a full-time instructor of design and the founder of Art Heroes, a nonprofit initiative that connects a growing...
Hoyas for Others
Bill Decker on the Haitian coast
Oct 2014

A Presidential Award for Answering the ‘Call to Service’

In September of this year, Bill Decker (F’97) was honored with the President’s Call to Service Award for his volunteer efforts with international humanitarian relief organization ShelterBox USA. The...