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Dean Thomas Honored as Minority Business Leader

In front of some 400 people at the Washington, D.C., Ritz-Carlton, David A. Thomas, dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, was honored as a 2014 Minority Business Leader of the Year by the Washington Business Journal. Georgetown alumnus Ted Leonsis nominated Thomas for the award. [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events

  • April 3, 2014
    Rosetta Stone CEO Stephen Swad

  • April 8, 2014
    Deloitte's CEO David Williams

  • April 9, 2014
    Former Minister of Finance of Brazil Pedro Milan

  • April 23, 2014
    Real Estate Luminaries with Barry Sternlicht and Panel

Barry Sternlicht. Faculty Research Showcase. Stephen Swad.
Real Estate Investment: A View from the Top,
April 23
Georgetown McDonough Faculty Present Research Showcase, April 22 Conversation with Rosetta Stone CEO Steve Swad

Register to attend Georgetown McDonough’s Real Estate Luminaries Series event April 23 in Lohrfink Auditorium for a Conversation with 2014 Real Estate Luminary: Barry Sternlicht, founder, chairman and CEO of the Starwood Capital Group and a panel discussion with real estate investment leaders.

Georgetown McDonough faculty will present the 2014 Faculty Research Showcase on April 22 in Fisher Colloquium from 3 to 5 p.m. The annual showcase provides attendees the opportunity to meet faculty and discuss research over wine and cheese.

Rosetta Stone President and CEO Stephen Swad will speak with students April 3, as part of the Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series. The event, which also is sponsored by the Undergraduate Program Office, will take place in the Hariri Building Fisher Colloquium from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
RSVP for the event.

Sophomore Service. Cathy Tinsley. Abengoa.
McDonough Students Take Part in Sophomore Service Project New MBA Course Focuses on Developing Women Leaders Abengoa Senior Leaders Complete Residential Module
For the second year, Georgetown McDonough undergraduate students participated in the Sophomore Service Project, an alternative spring break during which students complete a week of service. This year 11 Georgetown students tutored and mentored students at Cristo Rey High School in Philadelphia, Pa. MBA students at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business will have the opportunity to look toward the future and consider their own advancement in the job market through a new course titled Developing Women Leaders: Cultivating your Human and Social Capital.

The Office of Executive Education recently delivered a four-day residency for 42 Abengoa employees participating in the Program Director Development Academy (PDDA) Program.

Volunteer for Georgetown McDonough Graduate Alumni Reunion 2014 (October 3–4) 
We are looking for class volunteers to help plan Georgetown McDonough's 2014 Graduate Alumni Reunion from the classes celebrating their milestone graduation anniversary: MBA: 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009; MBA-EP: 2009; EMBA: 1999, 2004, 2009; GEMBA: 2009; and EML: 2009. It is a great way to be in service to your alma mater and have an active voice in the type of programming you would like to see and take part in during reunion.
To volunteer, please contact Justine Schaffner, assistant dean of alumni and external relations, at or Emily Rector, program manager of alumni and external relations, at

Undergraduate Reunion Weekend 2014
Join Georgetown McDonough for an intimate reception to catch up with friends and former classmates during Reunion Weekend 2014. Norean R. Sharpe, senior associate dean and director of the undergraduate program, will provide a few updates about the current undergraduate program and what is on the horizon for the business school. The event is free to attend, and cocktails and hors d' oeuvres will be served.

Date: Saturday, May 31
Time: 5–7 p.m.
Location: PwC Plaza, Rafik B. Hariri Building

2014 Georgetown McDonough School of Business Golf Outing
Date: Sunday, April 6
Time: Shotgun start at 12 p.m.
Location: Renditions Golf Course
Address: 1380 West Central Avenue (Hwy 214) Davidsonville, Md. 21035
Price: $110 (Includes round of golf and BBQ afterwards)

The format of play will be a four-person scramble, so please let the golf club know if you would like to create a team with certain golfers. Prizes will be given to the first place team, and Georgetown McDonough golf merchandise will be available for sale. RSVP to the golf club at

The McDonough Cup
Join your favorite professors, school administration, and current students for the kick-off of one of McDonough's largest and most enjoyable traditions—The McDonough Cup! There will be a BBQ cook-off competition, lawn games, entertainment, and much more. Food and drinks will be served.

Date: Thursday, April 10
Time: 5–8 p.m.
Location:The Leavey Center Rooftop Esplanade

Executive Speed Networking Invitational
Network with Alumni from 30 other Top Executive MBA Programs.

Date: Thursday, April 10
Time: 6–8 p.m.
Location: Robert and Bernice Wagner Alumni House, 3604 O Street, NW, Washington, DC
Register online by close of business on Monday, April 7

Annual Georgetown Energy & Cleantech Alumni Gala
Featuring keynote speaker, James Koehler, adjunct professor at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.

Topic: "Crude by Rail: Delivering America's Energy Future"
Date: Wednesday, April 16
Location: Fisher Colloquium, Rafik B. Hariri Building

Upcoming Alumni Webinars
Start-Up Law 101: Keys to Success and Avoiding Legal Mistakes
April 2, 2014
BET: The Remaking of a Brand
April 29, 2014

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May 29 – June 1, 2014
Undergraduate Reunion Weekend 2014

October 3–4, 2014
Graduate Alumni Reunion Weekend 2014
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June 2–4, 2014
Demystifying Finance: Basics for Non-Financial Managers

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