Summer Update

New Student Send Off! Sunday, August 3
It's become quite a tradition and it's back again this year. Please join fellow alums celebrate Bay Area students just before they leave to head to their Freshman year at Georgetown. So please save the date and plan to join us. Friends and family are certainly welcome. We'll be gathering at the Chrissy Field Amphitheater along the Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge. The festivities will begin at noon and will include food and beverages.

Monthly Happy Hours are Back! Wednesday, July 30th at 6:00 p.m.

After a few months off, monthly Hoya Happy Hours are back. Here's how it works - - we'll gather every last Wednesday of each month. For July, we'll meet at the Elephant & Castle right on the corner of Battery and Clay in San Francisco. If you have ideas for another location, please contact us and let us know.

Want to Be Involved?

The Club is currently looking for someone to help engage young alumni as well as someone to help coordinate volunteering/community service events for the club. If you want to help out, please contact us. It's not much of a time commitment and it's fun.

Class of 2006 and 2007 - We Need You!
Did you know that if you are a recent graduate, you don't have to pay dues to be a member of the Club? Pretty cool huh? So if you know any recent grads that aren't on this mailing list, please contact us or sign up here

June 25 | Webinar: Networking in Tough Times

Georgetown Alumni Career Services Webinar

Networking in Tough Times:
Three Ways to Distinguish Yourself in Your Marketplace

Presented by Marianne Ruggiero (Honorary Hoya Presenter)
Founder & Managing Director, Optima Careers

Wednesday, June 25
9:30-10:30 p.m. Pacific

Join us as Marianne explains how networking can separate you
from the pack during a turbulent economy.

To immediately register for this webinar please click here:

Questions? Email Maisha Thorpe, Assistant Director, Alumni Career Services,

Call for nominations for the Alumni Association’s Service Recognition Awards

Each year the Board of Governors, (the governing body of the Georgetown University Alumni Association), bestows a number of awards. While you are probably most familiar with the John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards, other awards are bestowed on alumni of the Dental School, the Medical School, the Graduate School, Main Campus and on alumni and faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the Association and the University.

The Board of Governors Awards Committee is pleased to announce its annual call for nominations for the Georgetown University Alumni Association’s Service Recognition Awards (Apollonian, Founders, Gaston, Reed, and Faculty), as well as the John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards to all members of Georgetown University community. Additionally, the Awards Committee is proud to announce the creation and call for nominations for the 1820 Graduate Award recognizing our graduate school alumni and the now annual Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award honoring alumni humanitarian service.

For nomination forms, award descriptions and a list of past award recipients, please visit the Georgetown Alumni Online at or contact Ashley Stone at

If you are interested in nominating someone for the Paul Dean Award (Law Alumni Award), please contact Matt Calise at

Award recipients will be decided at the 2009 Fall Leadership Weekend with awards bestowed during the 2010 Alumni Association Service Recognition Awards Banquet at the Winter Leadership Weekend in late winter. The John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards will be bestowed in Washington, DC over the 2010 John Carroll Weekend, April 22 to 25, 2010. The location and date of the bestowing of the Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award will be decided at a later date.

The final date for submission is Monday, July 27, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). Please visit and click on “Alumni Awards Nominations Now Open” for more information. We look forward to your participation in this year's nominations process.

Volunteer Event | Ocean Beach Clean-up

June 7, 2009 10am-12pm
Cleaning up Ocean Beach in San Francisco

This volunteer opportunity will benefit the Surfrider Foundation, "a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches." The organization was founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide. The San Francisco Chapter facilitates beach clean ups twice a month on Sunday mornings. They will provide equipment and are thrilled that our group wants to help out!

Please check out their website:

Please RSVP with Rose if you plan on helping out..

Event | Life at Google

Addicted to GChat? Obsessed with Google Pedometer? Curious about AdWords? Or, just wanna play hookie for an afternoon and do something cool?!

Date: June 11, 2009
Time: Buses will depart from Hoya-owned Tonic Bar in Russian Hill (address below) at 2:30 p.m., and return following the event, in time for you to catch a few drinks with your friends at the Northern Club of California Happy Hour! Tour will begin at 4pm, and the Reception/Panel around 5:15pm.

Tonic Bar - 2360 Polk St. San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 771-5535

Can't make it for the tour but would like to attend the reception? Please send an email to

Driving: Google has kindly offered to open up a few visitor spots for us, if you'd like to drive, please register and then send an email to

Questions: Contact Caroline Mayhew, or (202) 687-2728

Panelists Include:
Matt Pfile, B'97, Strategic Negotiator, Global Infrastructure

John Ploumitsakos, F'98, Head Classifieds & Local Advertising, Online Sales & Operations, AdWords

David Sobota, B'91, Dir., Corporate Development

Melissa Tidwell, C'99, Assoc. Corporate Counsel

Craig Walker, MBA '91, Sr Product Manager, Voice Products

Nicole Wong, C'09, Dep. General Counsel