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Veteran Resources: Student Veteran Groups


GEORGETOWN University Student Veterans Association

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Georgetown University Student Veterans Association (GUSVA) is a student group dedicated to advocating for veterans issues on campus.  Our goal is to make a community of student veterans who can network, socialize, and assist each other as they achieve their educational and career goals.  If you're a veteran, you're already a member! 

We have a lot of exciting events planned for the Fall 2014 semester!  If you would like to know more about GUSVA and how you can get involved, go to our website at

Or contact an  officer for more information:

President: Joel Meredith ( is a first year graduate student in the Security Studies Program, and served in the Army as an Infantry Platoon leader and Company Commander in Germany, Afghanistan, and Georgia.

Vice President: Scott Thompson ( is enrolled in the Technology Management Graduate Program at the School of Continuing Studies, and served in the Marine Special Operations Community.

Treasurer: Benjamin Bryant ( is a full time graduate student in the Master's of Health Systems Administration (MHSA) program, and served as a Field Artillery Officer in Iraq.

Director of Alumni Relations: Jillian McGhan ( is an MA Candidate at the Security Studies Program, served as a Surface Warfare Officer, and works as a  research assistant at the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE) and is an associate editor at the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC).

Social Director: Sarita Hayes ( is a senior in the School of Continuing Studies majoring in Liberal Studies.  She served in the Navy as a Electronic Technician.

Media Director:  Josh Grubbs ( is in his second year of the Master of Public Policy program at the McCourt School of Public Policy.  Josh served in with the 4th Infantry Division and the 1st Armored Division as a Field Artillery Officer.

Director of Campus Outreach: Stephen Webber ( is a full time student at the Security Studies Program, graduated from Norwich University and currently serves as a reserve Naval Officer.

Director of Community Outreach: Alex Borisov ( is in the School of Continuing Studies majoring in Liberal Studies.  He served in "The Old Guard" and is a communications consultant at Reingold.

Faculty Advisor: Prof. B. Mujica, Professor B. Mujica of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese serves a faculty veterans’ advocate and academic resource. She is the mother of a captain in the Marine Corps who served two tours in Iraq and has recently received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a scholar, fiction writer and essayist, and has recently begun to write about veterans. If you have a question that is not answered on these pages, please contact her. She has many years of experience as a student advisor and will try to help you find the answer. Her office is located in ICC 405.

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Other Student Groups

McDonough Military Association (MMA):

The mission and goals of this club are to assist in the professional development and job search process of members, mentor incoming students, promote camaraderie among members, develop and maintain professional relationship with Veteran alumni, and raise awareness and support for the military at the McDonough School of Business. MMA is open to all Veterans of the military, both Officers and enlisted, from all service branches and all nationalities studying at the McDonough School of Business, as well as their partners and any other students that are interested in learning about the military and sharing in the MMA camaraderie. 

For more information, contact Van Standifer,

The HOYA Battalion is one of the finest Army ROTC programs in the nation pulling students from Georgetown University, The George Washington University, American University, Catholic University of America, and the Institute of World Politics. The Battalion has a long and distinguished history training officers for the United States Army, which can be read about in the Battalion History.

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