Post Tagged with: "Veterans"

Alumni Help Vets Find Employment

Alumni Help Vets Find Employment

When John Fisher-Thompson (MSB ’09) returned from active duty in the Marine Corps in May, his path to civilian employment was not initially clear. Two friends from Georgetown, Ben Vinograd (SFS ’10) and Quentin Vasdeboncoeur (MSB ’10) helped Fisher-Thompson improve his resume and land a position at a top consulting firm in New York. Their efforts inspired[Read More…]

by August 30, 2013 0 comments Business
Servicemen Adapt at Bakery

Servicemen Adapt at Bakery

The Dog Tag Bakery, an upcoming addition to the Georgetown dessert scene, will do more than serve cookies — it strives to integrate young veterans back into the workforce through a partnership with the School of Continuing Studies. The bakery, located at 3206 Grace St. and set to open in[Read More…]

by August 30, 2013 0 comments City News, News

AlliedBarton Recruits Vets

AlliedBarton Security Services recently hired more than 20 veterans to join Georgetown’s nighttime security force as part of a nationwide veteran employment initiative called the 100,000 Jobs Mission. The program, which was established in March 2011 by a group of prominent U.S. businesses, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., aims to hire[Read More…]

by March 26, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Valuing Our Veterans

Valuing Our Veterans

An increasing number of veterans have traded in their green and brown camouflage for blue and gray: The veteran population on campus has ballooned from a few dozen in 2009 to almost 500 students at the start of the 2012-2013 academic year. However, their transition onto the Hilltop involves much[Read More…]

by February 22, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Event Highlights Veteran Experiences Across Two Centuries

Panelists compared modern veterans to their counterparts from the Civil War at a discussion and film screening sponsored by the Georgetown University Student Veterans Association and the Masters of Science in Foreign Service program Tuesday. The event, titled “Lessons and Legacies: The Civil War and Veterans Today,” began with a[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Lost Chance to Honor Veterans

Sometimes, practicality must give way to principle. Such is the case with Veterans Day, which universities ought to have honored by canceling classes yesterday. Government offices, banks and many businesses were closed across the country Monday in observation of the holiday, which occurs Nov. 11 and fell on a Sunday[Read More…]

by November 13, 2012 0 comments Opinion

GU Promotes Veteran Resources

Student veterans and advocates have made strides in the past three years to improve the university’s ability to accommodate student veterans as they transition from military service to life on a college campus. Georgetown has three main initiatives that provide resources to student veterans on campus: the veterans office coordinator[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

My Marriage to a Marine

I arrived on the Hilltop as a freshman in 2009. Yet while my classmates were preoccupied with the transition from high school to college, I was prepared for a different transition: My then-boyfriend of three years, Cpl. Eduardo “Lalo” Panyagua, was about to deploy to Afghanistan with the Marine Corps’[Read More…]

by October 16, 2012 0 comments Opinion
Shift to GU a New Battle for Veterans

Shift to GU a New Battle for Veterans

Most Georgetown undergraduates turn 21 amid a throng of friends at The Tombs and receive a smeared, black stamp on their foreheads to inaugurate their first night of legal drinking. Alex Horton (COL ’13) got a different kind of mark. “I got a pink belly for it,” Horton said. “It’s[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News
Double Duty: Married Students Seek Balance

Double Duty: Married Students Seek Balance

Donna Hernandez (SFS ’13) eloped with her husband, Eduardo Panyaguy, two weeks into her freshman year at Georgetown. The couple, who met in high school, married beforePanyaguy, a U.S. Marine, was deployed to Afghanistan in the fall of 2009. “We were planning on a long engagement until I realized that he was[Read More…]

by February 16, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News