WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with its Winter Leadership Weekend, Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA) will honor notable alumni on Friday, February 8th at its Annual Service Recognition Awards Banquet in Washington, D.C. at the Four Seasons from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. The Alumni Service Awards recognize individuals for their commitment of service to alumni, the university, and their communities. Tickets may be purchased online here. Awardees are graduates from several renowned Georgetown schools including: the Walsh School of Foreign Service, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown Law Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown College, Georgetown University School of Dentistry and the School of Nursing and Health Studies.
"We are thrilled to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our most dedicated alumni leaders," said Julia Farr, Executive Director, Georgetown University Alumni Association. "This year's honorees have strengthened our Georgetown community through their extraordinary contributions and unflagging service to alma mater."
The GUAA's Board of Governors selected the following honorees:
- Stephen N. Bakios, D.D.S., of Portsmouth, RI, will receive the Apollonian Alumni Award for demonstrated exceptional efforts on behalf of the alumni of the School of Dentistry;
- Christopher M. Farrell, M.D., of Bethesda, MD, and Joseph F. Panarelli, M.D., of New York, NY, will receive the Founders Alumni Award, named for the founders of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and conferred upon alumni whose dedication to the medical school has been remarkable;
- Alvaro Madrigal Alvarez, of Seattle, WA, Elizabeth Eisenstein, of Boston, MA, Lucy Rooney Kapples, of Boston, MA, and Michael F. Williams of Washington, DC will all receive the William Gaston Alumni Award, named for Georgetown's first student, which recognizes outstanding service by undergraduate alumni, who have exhibited leadership across many activities such as alumni clubs, class programs or participation in other university activities;
- Colonel (Retired) Gregory D. Gadson, a native of Chesapeake, VA, Rebecca Welsh O'Connor, of Atlanta, GA, Geoffrey W. S. Okamoto, of Washington, DC, and Jeffrey Rothschild, of New York, NY, will receive the 1820 Graduate Award for outstanding leadership and service by graduate alumni to their alma mater.
- Gerard P. Alolod, of Philadelphia, PA, and Christina M. Hanna, M.D. M.P.H., of New Hope, PA, will receive the William G. Reynolds Young Alumni Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership and service of a Georgetown undergraduate alumnus prior to his or her 15th reunion year.
- Rev. Matthew Carnes, S.J., of Washington, DC, will receive the James S. Ruby Faculty Appreciation Award for outstanding leadership and service with distinction.
About Georgetown University Alumni Association
Founded in 1881, the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA) has grown to include almost 200,000 alumni from all 50 states and more than 160 countries. Its mission is to generate goodwill and support for the university and to foster a lifelong connection among alumni, the alma mater and the global Georgetown community. GUAA contributions are evident across campuses and schools. Alumni Association programs facilitate networking with fellow alumni and help establish social, service, and career opportunities around the world. For more information and to connect with GUAA, visit our website and find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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