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💙🎉 Calling all Hoyas who graduated in a 4️⃣ or 9️⃣ year: Join us back on the Hilltop for an unforgettable !

Coming home to Georgetown means meeting incredible speakers like the inimitable Kara Swisher (F’84), WNBAPA executive director Terri Carmichael Jackson (C’89, L’92), CNN senior White House correspondent MJ Lee (C'09), historian Howard Hunter (C’79), NYTimes journalist Lulu Garcia-Navarro (F’94), cheese chiefs John (B’04) and Kendall (F’04) Antonelli, Coach Ed Cooley (P'23), and many more!

Register now for Reunion Weekend, May 31-June 2, 2024—a celebration of generations & perspectives you won't want to miss:

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Happy from Annalee Abell (C'13, G'15)!

"I've been teaching for the last ten years primarily in low-income schools. I started out working in the turnaround charter schools in New Orleans before moving home to Kentucky to begin working in Catholic education at St. Xavier HS in Louisville. For the last three years, I've been working for Washington Jesuit Academy here in DC while also serving as the head VB coach at Georgetown Visitation just steps from campus!! In the summer, I teach English as a volunteer in Turkana County, Kenya while also training teachers between Kenya and Tanzania on behalf of Asante Africa Foundation.

Though I've always wanted to be a teacher, I was driven to work in low-income education because of my Georgetown experience. The Jesuit value of being a woman for others positively impacted my decision to pursue education as a career. In fact, Washington Jesuit Academy was recommended to me as a place of service by Father Hentz when I was a freshman. In everything I do, whether it is teaching, volunteering, or coaching volleyball, knowing that I am pursuing an overall goal of leaving the world a better place allows me to feel as though I am living up to the Georgetown mission and making the university proud.

I was a member of the Georgetown volleyball team, so my favorite memory was traveling home to play the University of Louisville in front of my friends and family and playing against a former high school teammate who was playing for the L'Ville Cardinals. Another favorite memory was graduating with my BA and MA from Georgetown - my great grandmother did not even complete high school, so it feels like a very long way for my family from (then) small-town Kentucky to being a graduate of a world-class university."

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Last weekend, Hoyas around the world gathered together to give back to their communities for .

Thank you to all our participating Hoyas for continuing to be people for others!

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International history major Rebecca Kuang (SFS’18), who publishes under the name R.F. Kuang, is receiving acclaim for Yellowface, a thriller about race, publishing, and perception.

Read more about the New York Times bestselling author:

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Last month, Hoyas gathered at , reconnecting with old friends and making new ones 💙

We loved our time together in the Emerald Isle, we hope to see you next year at !

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In the latest issue of Georgetown Magazine, the concept of community appears from different angles. From collaboration in the Hoya music community to building a sense of belonging at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center, Georgetown has been described as "a learning community, a service community, a community of people who care about the world."

Read the Spring 2024 issue now:


Can't believe it's almost time for on May 31-June 2! As we count down the days, we're reminiscing about our amazing experiences at Georgetown University - lifelong friendships built through late-game sports moments and late-night study sessions 💙✨

Let's revisit our cherished college moments and make new memories together! 🎉 Join us back on the Hilltop and register now: See you there, Hoyas!

(Photos via yearbooks archived by Georgetown University Library)


Continuing the mission of people for others, Hoyas around the world will come together on one day of service.

Join your fellow Hoyas and give back to your community this Saturday, May 4:


45+ events, 40+ cities, 1 day of service.

Join hundreds of alumni for on May 4 and register for a volunteer opportunity in your city:


Despite a life-changing accident as a medical student, Joseph Branda, M.D. (M’72) rose to become chief resident in radiology, eventually opening his own practice and building a legacy of compassion and expertise.

Read his remarkable story of resilience and dedication:


is next week! Here's what to know before you go 📋

1️⃣ What to Wear

Weather is expected to be mild with temperatures staying between 39 to 55 degrees. Rain showers are possible throughout the weekend, so be sure to bring an umbrella or rain jacket just in case. JCW walking tours will take place rain or shine!

This year’s schedule is jam-packed with walking tours and nearby events, so attendees are encouraged to bring their walking shoes and dress comfortably. The College Green Hotel and other host hotels are centrally located for exploring the city on foot.

2️⃣ Checking In

Swing by the Registration Suite at The College Green Hotel to check in and pick up your nametag and pocket program. The Registration and Hospitality Suites will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and until 2 p.m. on Saturday.

3️⃣ Download the JCW Dublin mobile app

For the JCW Dublin schedule and real-time updates, download the GU Alumni Events app, available for iPhone & Android on the App Store/Google Play, or visit in your mobile browser.

We can’t wait to see Hoyas in the Emerald Isle!

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Happy National Pet Day, Hoyas! 🎉🐾

Join us in celebrating your furry friends with a special, limited-edition bandana! 🐕🐈 Be one of the first 400 to make a monthly sustaining gift of $17.89 or more before April 16 using this link:

We can't wait to see your adorable pets rocking their bandanas! 🐾 Don't forget to share your photos and tag us!

📏 Bandana size: 16"w x 16"h
⚠️ Due to high demand, please allow up to five weeks to receive your pet bandana. Your patience is appreciated!

Thank you for your support, Hoyas! 💙

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Leave a 🌸 below if you miss experiencing peak bloom on the Hilltop!

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Through their student-run organization, Project RISHI (Rural India Social and Health Improvement), Georgetown undergraduate students including those from the Georgetown University School of Health and the Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences are partnering with local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to address population health problems such as anemia and malnutrition through education and the use of sustainable health products.

“We work directly with people in villages to identify problems and create effective and sustainable solutions,” says global health major Shreya Arora (H’24), who co-founded the organization at Georgetown in Fall 2020.

Read more about the sustainable health solutions that Georgetown students are supporting:


Seeking to smooth the path for international undergraduate students following in his footsteps at Georgetown, Bruno J. Mejean (B’74) and his wife, Martina Hund-Mejean, have established the Bruno J. Mejean and Martina Hund-Mejean Endowed International Scholarship Fund.

Their $5 million gift—the largest dedicated to international undergraduate scholarship in Georgetown’s history—will support students enrolling in the Georgetown McDonough School of Business:


For Andres Filgueira (G’23), the emphasis Georgetown Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) places on inclusivity and innovation has been just as vital as the program’s commitment to academic excellence.

“At Georgetown, I’ve found an environment that brought the best out of me, both in and out of the classroom,” says Filgueira, a 2022 Hoyas for Science Scholarship recipient from Florida, who lived part of his childhood in his mother’s hometown of Caracas, Venezuela. “Georgetown pushed me out of my comfort zone to embrace new opportunities.”

Looking to the future, Filgueira plans to start a nonprofit organization to empower teenagers from underrepresented populations by guiding them through college preparation. He also hopes to encourage them to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Read more about how Filgueira aims to build diversity in the sciences:


In the early 1990s, a group of five women— Diane Boykin (M’98), Leah Matthews (M’97), Sylvia Morris (M’98), Jessica Osborn (M’97), and Angela Walker (M’97) —developed a friendship as students at Georgetown School of Medicine.

Out of their conversations grew an idea—to write a book for women contemplating a career in medicine, providing the information and advice they all wished they’d had before entering medical school.

The Game Plan: A Woman’s Guide to Becoming a Doctor and Living a Life in Medicine offers a comprehensive, practical guide for aspiring women physicians, from taking the MCATs and applying to medical school, to choosing a specialty, to making a job change.

Read more about their lasting friendship and career advice:

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Happy Easter! Wishing love and blessings to our Georgetown family.


: Shannon Farley (C'01) is the co-founder and executive director of Fast Forward, an accelerator of tech nonprofits, where she focuses on the intersection of tech for good, women's rights, and human rights.

"My Georgetown experience is alive and well in my work. From prison reform to feminist organizing to AI for humanity, social justice has been at the core to my career. It was a theme in my studies. The curriculum I sought out at Georgetown provided guiding frameworks that color my work everyday.

Looking back at some of my Georgetown memories, block parties, hours logged at The Tombs, and West Wing watch nights immediately come to mind. But what really stuck with me were the late night conversations with my fellow AMSTUDs. Our conversations about the tapestry of American culture, history, and identity shaped the way I see the world today.

I am a founder of Fast Forward. At Fast Forward, we unlock financial and human capital for tech nonprofit entrepreneurs – most of whom are women. Women are disproportionately impacted by the world’s injustices. And at the same time, those who have experienced injustices are best equipped to solve them. So we back women building tech solutions for problems they’ve personally experienced. What that means these days is backing the builders of AI-powered nonprofits. In other words, women deploying AI to curb poverty and pollution, improve healthcare and education, and make life easier for the most vulnerable."


: Josefina Urzaiz (G'07) is Co-founder of Cielo Hammocks, a socially driven organization that alleviates poverty and promotes gender equality by manufacturing and distributing artisan products around the world. CIELO is a Fair Trade and a B Corp Certified organization. Josefina also co-founded Fundación Cielo, a non-profit organization set up to end the generational poverty cycle in artisan communities.

"The Georgetown education I received, grounded in ethics, righteousness, and moral principles has been paramount in defining my career and the professional experiences I have sought thereafter. In a world where points of view are more and more on opposite sides of the spectrum, it is important to still agree on the universal values of our humanity.

Having been raised in the south of Mexico, where there is only one season, summer, one of my earliest Georgetown memories is appreciating the change of seasons. I have vivid memories of my walks through campus, watching the colours turn from green to red, then to white and black, dressing old and new buildings alike. And of course, the friends for life I made and that I still cherish every day.

I run a small non-profit working with women in rural Mexico. Seeing first-hand the inequalities, lack of opportunities and the condition of poverty in which women and small children live, is heartbreaking and at the same time empowering.

Our main approach to lifting women out of poverty is through formal education. We run a scholarship program where we select young women in households with income per capita of US$20 per month, to pursue a 5-year undergraduate degree. It is incredibly empowering to see how we can change their lives through education, one woman at a time. Our research shows that women spend their income on food and medicine for the family. We have also learned through research that if a woman holds an undergraduate degree, it is very likely that her daughter and granddaughter will also achieve a bachelor’s degree. This means our investment in women’s education has a 3X return."


Thank you, Hoyas! Our community came together to raise over $1 million from generous donors for .

Congratulations to our regional champions in NYC, our class winners in the Classes of 1982 and 2001, and everyone who gave to make a difference for our students.

Explore the full results:


Update: Check out the current standings!

Give before 11:59 PM EST and help your class or region take the lead:


Today's the day to join your Georgetown community in helping current and future Hoyas achieve their dreams.

Make your gift now:


Since 2017, donors to from around the world have raised over $3.7 million to support Georgetown and its students.

Join us this year and make a difference:


Here we go! We've just kicked off , counting down 1,789 minutes for Hoyas everywhere to join the competition, make a gift, and make a difference.

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"Embarking on my higher education journey at Georgetown, I've been consistently enlightened by the Jesuit values of service, embodied by the exceptional public servants who have guided my academic path. This inspiration fuels my commitment to a lifelong pursuit of public service beyond graduation. The scholarships I've received play a crucial role in financing a dream that once felt out of reach for individuals with backgrounds similar to mine. Georgetown's remarkable capacity to shape and nurture individuals into impactful public servants, who have gone on to change the world, is the driving force that led me to choose this outstanding institution, and I can't envision myself anywhere else." - Xavian Henson (SFS'25)

This , support students like Xavian on their Georgetown journeys. Don't forget to join us tonight at 6:11 PM EST:


Reminder: Blue and Gray Day starts tomorrow! 1,789 minutes for Hoyas to come together and make a difference for Georgetown.

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"There is a quote on a wall in Arrupe Hall from Fr. Pedro Arrupe S.J. that talks about creating men and women in service for others. This theme of Georgetown is the exact reason I applied to the school. I am someone who believes that the best way to be a leader is to live in service to others. Georgetown's values teach me how to be a service-minded leader. Cura Personalis is my favorite value, which means care for the whole person. As a nursing student, I am learning how to give all that I am to caring for not only the medical needs of a person, but their social, mental, and spiritual needs as well. Georgetown is succeeding in teaching me this." - Kathryn Kolonja (N'25)

This , support students like Kathryn on their Georgetown journeys. Don't forget to join us on March 19 at 6:11 PM EST:


"I attended Georgetown because I wanted to belong to a community which nourished both the soul and the intellect. I’ve found so many ways here at Georgetown to both grow in knowledge and simultaneously faith, and that was simply something I did not find to the same extent at other universities. I am so grateful to the entire community of Donors, Faculty, Staff, and Chaplains who have formed me in numerous ways over these past three years which will stay with me for my whole life. Through Georgetown, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Spain and Italy for classes, and none of this would be possible without your support." - Blain Beyene (C'25)

This , support students like Blain on their Georgetown journeys. Don't forget to join us on March 19 at 6:11 PM EST:

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