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.

Career Spotlight
Julia Farr Connolly, Ann Tierney Prochnow
Dec 2014

Career Spotlight: Julia Farr Connolly (C'88) and Ann Tierney Prochnow (C'88)

President and Creative Director, Julia Farr Collection, LLC Julia Farr Connolly and Ann Tierney Prochnow met their freshman year at Georgetown, when they were living on 2nd New South. They didn't...
Alumni at Work
Nov 2014

Passing the Torch: Alumni in Athletics

Meet three young alumni who are making waves in the field of athletics since graduating. Each has taken their love of sports, combined with the knowledge and values they gained at Georgetown and...
Hoyas for Others
Mark and Ismini Svensson at Healy Hall
Nov 2014

Georgetown Couple ‘Stays United’ for Others

Georgetown has been the meeting place for many couples. When these college sweethearts get married, they often pay tribute to the university that brought them together. Mark (C’12) and Ismini...
In Memoriam
Josephine Friedman Ammerman
Nov 2014

In Memory of Josephine Friedman Ammerman

Josephine Friedman Ammerman , Washington, D.C. native, Hoya parent and longtime Georgetown supporter, died November 7. She was 102. Mrs. Ammerman (Parent’72) shared her life’s passions through...
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...
Hoyas for Others
Gina Ricciardi (B'85, Parent'17)
Sep 2014

Gina Ricciardi (B'85, Parent'17) President, Franciscan Charities, Inc.

As an undergraduate student at Georgetown, Gina Ricciardi planned to enter the world of finance for her career. She studied business, and then went on to work in the Corporate Intern Program at...
Alumni Spotlight
Neil and Sayra Meyerhoff in India, 2010
Aug 2014

Through a Different Lens: Neil Meyerhoff

When Neil Meyerhoff (L’74) attended Georgetown Law School, he never intended to practice law. Instead, he planned to use his education to further his family’s real estate business. While this career...
Alumni Spotlight
Jul 2014

Alumni Author Spotlight: Summer Thrillers

Knowing your subject matter is a crucial part of creating an entertaining and believable story. This is especially important in the genre of legal thrillers, where a lack of research and accurate...
Alumni Spotlight
Deirdre Kelly Lavrakas
Jul 2014

Deirdre Kelly Lavrakas (F’69)

Senior Manager of Production and Teaching Artist, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Having studied at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, Deirdre Lavrakas had no prior acting...
Hoyas for Others
Jul 2014

Bridget Johnson (B’97) Associate Executive Director, Prep for Prep

As a track star in high school, Bridget Johnson had always dreamed of running for a top-tier school, never considering the cost of tuition until it was time to apply. Fortunately, her athletic and...
Alumni Spotlight
Michael Litton
Jun 2014

Michael Litton (B’72)

Founder and CEO, Bridge Brands Chocolate Michael Litton found his niche in the multibillion-dollar chocolate industry selling bite-sized gourmet chocolates packaged in personalized tins. Like many of...
Alumni at Work
Hoyas in hospitality featured alumni
May 2014

Hoyas in Hospitality

Meet four Hoyas succeeding in the booming hospitality trade, most of whom didn't intend to go into the service industry initially. Find out how they ended up there and why they love their jobs. Susan...