Title: Faculty and Philanthropists Honored During Spring Convocation
Georgetown recognizes faculty members and academic administrators for their 20 years of service as well as distinguished donors who support the university’s academic enterprise during the 2015 Spring Faculty Convocation.
Georgetown recognized 34 faculty members and academic administrators for their 20 years of service to the university as well as 11 distinguished donors who support the university’s academic enterprise during yesterday’s Spring Faculty Convocation.
“I congratulate and alert the vicennialists,” said psychology professor Steven Sabat, who delivered the convocation’s annual Life of Learning speech. “Twenty years ago, I received my vicennial medal. My second 20 years here feel like a fleeting moment, so fasten your seat belts, colleagues and know that life grows ever sweeter.”
Gold Vicennial Medalists, who have served at the university full time for 20 years:
Anna De Fina
In Ku Marshall
Silver Vicennial Medalists, who have served at the university part time for 20 years:
Samuel Jackson, Jr.
C. Christopher Parlin
Georgetown also inducted its most distinguished philanthropists into the 1789 Society during the convocation ceremony. The new members were recognized for their charitable gifts to support academic endeavors that allow the university to attract the most talented students and scholars, as well as the resources they need to enact positive global change.
“Georgetown is deeply grateful to you and the other 1789 Society members for such remarkable generosity,” Georgetown Provost Robert Groves said. “Thanks to these gifts, we are able to create faculty chairs, assure financial aid to deserving students and provide outstanding campus facilities.”
The Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the ARCS Foundation
Jon and Patricia Baker Sr.
Olga Maria andAlberto Beeck
Maureen Rutter Brown and David Brown
Rolando and Monica Gonzalez-Bunster
Casey Family Programs
Children To Children, Inc.
Embassy of the State of Qatar
The Fine Family Fund
Henry A. And Alexia M. Fernandez
Christian and Liliane Haub
Jonathan R. Lynch
Bill Richard and Mary Poland
Hutham S. Olayan And Robert F. Raucci
Antony P. Ressler And Jami Gertz
Harriet And C.C. Tung
Georgetown recognized more than 30 faculty members and academic administrators for their 20 years of service during the 2015 Spring Faculty Convocation in Gaston Hall on March 31.
The convocation concluded with the observance of the 200th anniversary of the university’s charter, which Georgetown celebrated on March 1.
Tributes from President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio); Sen. Patrick Leahy (L’64) (D-Vermont), Senate president pro tempore emeritus; and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) aired during the convocation.
Groves referred to “the signing of our federal charter, the document that allows us to do our fundamental business – the granting of degrees,” as “the nation’s gift to the university” – a gift that “has enabled Georgetown to become, in return, a gift to the nation.”