Regional Contacts Program

While alumni clubs exist in regions where we have a sustained alumni presence, alumni contacts exist anywhere Hoyas want to connect with other Hoyas on a less formal basis. 

In addition to offering an engagement option for alumni in less-populated regions, the regional contacts program can provide a launchpad for emerging clubs. 

Please reach out to any of the regional contacts listed below if you would like to meet up in those areas, and keep reading to learn more about becoming a contact. 

Existing regional contacts

United States

AL- Anchorage: Elena Romerdahl

CA – Santa Barbara: Jim Callahan and Gloria Parrish

FL- Fort Lauderdale: Corey Shearer

MT- Bozeman: Lauren Caselli

NE- Omaha: Dave Sommers

NV- Las Vegas: Melanie Pettway

SC – Hilton Head: Natalie Hohn Gigante

TX – San Antonio: Trey Sadiq

The Americas

Canada – Toronto: Thomas Vargas

Honduras: Shadia Garcia Hilsaca

Uruguay: Leticia Barrios

Paraguay: Georg Birbaumer, Daniel Alvarez, and Jose Montero


Belgium: Bryce Aspelund

Netherlands: Erin Lang

Portugal: Paula Pereira

Middle East

Jordan: Yezan Haddadin

Saudi Arabia: Yosef Hajeer and Muneerah Bin Qassem


Azerbaijan: Ulvia Zeynalova-Bockin

Jakarta, Indonesia: Kristin Sugihara

Shanghai, China: Junming He

Benefits & guidelines for alumni contacts

Alumni interested in becoming a contact in a particular area should explore the Alumni Contact Statement of Responsibility and email As a contact, you would be volunteering to serve as a hub for Hoyas in your region, even if there isn’t enough bandwidth or bench strength for a full alumni club.

Benefits Offered to Alumni Contacts:

  • Access to all tools and resources via the Volunteer Portal
  • Staff support via virtual office hours, or the Alumni Clubs inbox (note: Alumni Contacts are not assigned staff liaisons)
  • Right to use GUAA visual identity in social media
  • Insurance/indemnity via GUAA as appropriate for official functions, and as outlined in the language on the interest form
  • Listing as an official network on
  • Up to 3 broadcast emails per fiscal year


Guidelines for Alumni Contacts:

  • Contacts may not collect dues or hold paid events
  • Contacts must have a defined geographic area that they serve (i.e. if you serve just the City of Nairobi, Kenya, you are the “Club of Nairobi” not the “Club of Kenya”)
  • Contacts must welcome all GUAA members to participate in events
  • Contacts may use GUAA brand/visual identity elements on social media
  • Contacts must submit an Annual Interest form to maintain their status
  • Contacts may be led by any individual or group of GUAA members
  • Contacts may exist in perpetuity if these terms are met
  • Contacts are not eligible for the Club Awards Program
  • Contacts are not required to adopt standard by-laws
  • Contacts will be required to sign a Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement

Club membership

In addition to alumni contacts, Georgetown University has dozens of Regional Clubs. Explore what’s available near you. Learn more >

Special note for 2020: We have added free student memberships for all these alumni clubs! Students, feel free to join any of the clubs below. Signing up for a membership will automatically get you the latest information on Hoya events and communications in your neighborhood. Alumni clubs marked with an asterisk (*) currently offer membership only for students to opt into club communications, but do not offer an official alumni membership.