GU-Q Blog

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Aug 13, 2014
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 GU-Q Men and Women's Basketball Teams Met with NBA Player Alonzo Mourning
Kostantinos Kyprianou (SFS '16) - I am proud to have met and practiced with a Hoya NBA star such as Alonzo Harding Mourning. Not only did he talk to us about the best four years of his life being in Georgetown, he also talked about his personal challenges during his lifetime when he had to undergo a kidney transplant and was back on the court playing within nine months. I personally did not...
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Oct 23, 2013
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No Shortage of Laughter
Five years ago our twin boys graduated from high school and we were facing an "empty nest". My husband and I considered several options and decided that we would try our own new adventure as well. As a Georgetown graduate with an interest in the Middle East, my husband thought Qatar might be the perfect match. . .and it has been. I took early retirement from my corporate training job and have...
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Dec 20, 2012
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WISE Conference
After a long application process, I was fortunate to be selected for the WISE Learners’ Voice program – a part of the World Innovation Summit for Education – along with 29 other individuals from all over the world. We received a pre-Summit orientation to prepare for the three-day conference. It was a great opportunity for us to bond and to get familiar with the specifics of WISE 2012. There are...
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Nov 19, 2012
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Practice with Dikembe Mutombo
Our basketball practice was anything but ordinary with the arrival of Dikembe Mutombo, the NBA hall of famer. When he came, all the basketballs were put aside and everyone rushed to meet and greet him. I had the great pleasure to meet him and exchange a few words with him about our team and SFS-Q. He talked to us about his pride in seeing our Georgetown blue shirts and about what makes a great...
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Nov 15, 2012
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Meeting Dikembe Mutombo
Meeting an NBA All-Star such as the legend, Dikembe Mutombo, was a remarkable experience itself, but him being a Georgetown Alumni made the experience that more personal and special. We all assumed that Mutombo would only spend 5 minutes with us, providing a short speech and leaving but our assumptions were wrong! He greeted us, took a group picture with the Hoyas, and then delivered a heartfelt...