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Georgetown McDonough Announces Commencement Speakers

Steve Case, co-founder of America Online and chairman of The Case Foundation, and Roger W. Ferguson Jr., president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, will speak at the undergraduate and graduate commencements for Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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Compass Volunteers. Africa. Dean and student.
Compass Fellows Volunteer at D.C. Central Kitchen MS in Finance Online Students Meet in Person for First Time Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research Showcases Findings

Shortly before midterms commenced, The Compass Fellowship student organization spent a weekend volunteering at D.C. Central Kitchen to help prepare meals for the homeless. The Compass Fellowship mentors and fellows prepared more than 5,000 meals.

The first cohort of Georgetown McDonough’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) online students were on campus April 11-16 for their onsite residency program. Many of the students met fellow classmates and faculty in person for the first time. For others, this was their inaugural visit to the campus.

Georgetown’s Institute for Consumer Research (GICR), sponsored by KPMG and housed in the McDonough School of Business, hosted a Research Showcase on April 25. The event included 16 faculty, research associates, and students presenting their research in “blitz” sessions over the course of an hour, followed by nine GICR fellows displaying their research findings during a poster session.

Cathy Tinsley and Elizabeth Dole. MBA Spring Formal. EML at Gettysburg.
Women Leaders Celebrate New MBA Course MBAs have a Ball at Spring Formal While Raising Funds for Nonprofit Internships Undergraduate Business Students Receive Research Funding
U.S. Senator (retired) Elizabeth Dole joined Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative Executive Director Catherine Tinsley at an April 23 reception to celebrate Tinsley’s new McDonough School of Business MBA course: Developing Women Leaders—Cultivating Your Human and Social Capital. Georgetown University McDonough School of Business MBA students enjoyed a red carpet welcome for their annual black-tie spring event, held at the St. Regis of Washington, D.C., on April 5. Some 450 Full-time and Evening MBA students and their guests attended the Spring Ball, a perennial favorite where students unwind before the last few weeks of the Spring semester.

This summer, the Undergraduate Research Fellow Awards will provide $87,500 for 19 McDonough School of Business undergraduates to conduct research with faculty on topics ranging from “Anomalies in the Corporate Bond Market” to “Women and Men Lead Differently: Myths and Realities.”

New York Briefcase Breakfast
Featuring Michael Taormina, co-founder and CFO at CommonBond; Ketan Bhalla, head of business management and chief of staff at J. P. Morgan Alternative Investments Group; and Travis Skelly, director of investments at Fintech Collective, Inc. It will be moderated by Devon George, COO at Prolific Interactive.

Date: Wednesday, May 14
Time: 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Location: Cooley LLP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 46th Floor, New York, NY 10018

D.C. Briefcase Breakfast
Featuring Mark Del Rosso, chief operating officer at Audi of America

Date: Saturday, May 31
Location: Audi of America Headquarters, 2200 Ferdinand Porsche Drive, Herndon, Virginia 20171. More details to come.

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

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

Sneak Peek: The Saturday evening event will take place at House of Sweden located on K Street. We hope you can join us!

Upcoming Alumni Webinars
Coaching Unplugged: Open Mic Event with Valia Glytsis
Tuesday, May 6

Video Storytelling for Nonprofit/Private Sector Missions
Tuesday, May 13

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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
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