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.

Alumni Spotlight
Josefina Urzaiz de Burke
May 2014

Josefina Urzaiz de Burke (MSFS’07)

Co-founder and Owner, Hammock Boutique As an investment banker in New York, Urzaiz de Burke felt disconnected with her upbringing in Yucatán, Mexico. She missed volunteer work and wanted a more...
Alumni at Work
Image of the tree on Copley Lawn
Apr 2014

Living Green, Giving Green

Each month, Georgetown Alumni Online features alumni who are "Living Georgetown"—Hoyas who are living and working in a way that reflects the Georgetown mission of being "women and men for others."...
Medical Spotlight
Daniel Alyeshmerni, M.D. (M’09)
Apr 2014

Medical Spotlight: Daniel Alyeshmerni (M'09)

Cardiology Fellow, University of Michigan Health System “Georgetown attracts a unique student body, and I made many lifelong friends in my medical school class. The clinical standard to which...
Alumni Spotlight
Hoyas 1947
Apr 2014

Freshman Rules in the Early 1900s

It wasn’t easy being a first-year male student in Georgetown College in the early- to mid-1900s (Georgetown College was all male until 1969). Not only were you told where to walk, you also had to...
Hoyas for Others
Mellissa L.K. Coly, R.N. (NHS'09)
Apr 2014

Mellissa L.K. Coly, R.N. (NHS’09)

Mellissa L.K. Coly, R.N. (NHS’09) Co-Founder, Fisherman Global Ministries Mellissa Coly has a passion for helping underserved communities around the world through missionary work. For her, this...
Alumni Spotlight
Kevin McGuire
Feb 2014

Kevin McGuire (L’87)

Founder, McGuire Associates Founder, AbleRoad McGuire began using a wheelchair at age 7 after being struck by an intoxicated driver. He has dedicated his life to improving access for people with...
Alumni Spotlight
Doug Band
Nov 2013

Doug Band (SCS’97, L’01)

President, Teneo Holdings Doug Band is the president and co-founder of Teneo Holdings , a global advisory firm that helps organizations attain business objectives, protect and enhance their...
Alumni Spotlight
Ann Durst
Oct 2013

Sister Ann Durst (L’82)

Founder, Casa Cornelia Law Center After serving as an educator for almost 25 years, Sister Ann Durst felt called to the legal profession and attended Georgetown Law. In 1991, Durst, a member of the...
Alumni Spotlight
Neda Funk
Aug 2013

Neda Funk (C’01)

CEO and Co-founder, FITiST Funk saw a need for a one-stop resource dedicated to the increasingly popular boutique fitness industry. In 2011, she co-founded FITiST —an online platform that has...
Alumni Spotlight
Matthew Schmidt
Aug 2013

Dr. Matthew Schmidt (G’11)

Assistant Professor of Political Science, U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies While earning his doctorate at Georgetown, Schmidt was exposed to design-planning concepts. In 2009, he...
Hoya Highlight
Allison Gilbert
Jul 2013

Hoya Highlight: Allison Gilbert (C'92)

Author, Speaker, Journalist, CNN Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I'm an author, speaker and journalist. My latest book is called Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our...
Hoya Highlight
Tim Gay
Jul 2013

Hoya Highlight: Tim Gay (C'76)

Senior Vice President, DutkoGrayling Describe your current position and what led you to your job: I've been in the public affairs community since leaving the job of Sen. Jay Rockefeller's press...