President John J. DeGioia stands with the honorees at the Service Awards Ceremony.
Category: University News

Title: Georgetown Celebrates Staff with 20–55 Years of Service

Nearly 300 Georgetown staff members gathered to recognize anniversaries of 20 to 55 years of service from 2020–2023 across Georgetown University’s main, medical and law campuses, as well as University Services.

The annual Service Awards Ceremonies had been celebrated virtually since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

President John J. DeGioia stands on stage with John Matthews holding his service award in Gaston Hall.
President John J. DeGioia stands with John Matthews, who received a special award recognizing 55 years of service at the Service Awards Ceremony.

President John J. DeGioia and Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Tony Kinslow hosted the ceremony, and executive vice presidents from each campus as well as the university’s chief operating officer were also present to congratulate staff.

John Matthews, a recently retired HVAC mechanic in Facilities Management, received a special award acknowledging his 55 years of service.

“Being at Georgetown to me has been an adventurous experience,” he said in an impromptu speech. “To me, it wasn’t a job, it was something that I enjoyed doing.”

Learn more about the HR Service Awards.