Bezi Yohannes (G’20), an graduate student in the English department, hopes that one day a wide selection of fantasy and science fiction by people of color, about people of color, will become as mainstream as the Black Panther movie.
Edilma Yearwood, associate professor and chair of professional nursing practice, and Brian Floyd, assistant dean in the School of Nursing & Health Studies, use a Georgetown Jesuit Mission Grant to collect oral histories of the first two African American nursing students to graduate from what was then the School of Nursing.
Bronze Star medal recipient and law student Ty Pinkins (L'20) creates a nonprofit providing a weeklong leadership skills immersion experience in the nation’s capital for underserved teens from his native Mississippi Delta region.
George Melchor Jr. (G’22), a Ph.D candidate in neuroscience and Patrick Healy Fellow, researches molecular signatures that could one day to lead to developing therapeutics that help in the recovery of patients with multiple sclerosis.
Nine returning citizens are on track to get paid work as paralegals at local law firms after being trained at Georgetown, thanks to a partnership with DC’s Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs’ (MORCA) Paralegal Fellowship Program.