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Georgetown Veterans News

  • Sean Sheppard (C'90) talking to college students

    Georgetown Alumnus Embraces Local Veteran Community

    November 2, 2016

    Sean Sheppard (C’90) says Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit tradition inspired him to mobilize college students through his nonprofit to help disabled veterans and Wounded Warriors in his San Diego community.

  • Khzir Khan

    Gold Star Father Khan Speaks at Law Center

    October 12, 2016

    Pakistani-American lawyer Khizr Khan – father of the late U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in 2004 in the Iraq war – talks about the Constitution, courage and patriotism during a visit to Georgetown's Law Center.

  • Tillman Scholars Jeremy Marx and Ashley Nicolas

    Two Incoming Med and Law Students Selected as 2016 Tillman Scholars

    June 10, 2016

    U.S. Army veterans will begin their studies at Georgetown's School of Medicine and Law Center as prestigious 2016 Tillman Scholars.

  • Three student veterans, one with rifle over his shoulder, stand in uniform

    Academic Boot Camp for Vets Takes Place at Georgetown Next Week

    May 24, 2016

    Georgetown faculty and graduate students are teaching next week on campus for the Warrior Scholar Project, designed to help prepare enlisted military veterans for the transition to four-year colleges.

  • Robert McDonald speaks on stage in Gaston Hall

    VA Secretary Says Leaders Must Be Purposeful and Deliberate

    January 29, 2016

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says successful leadership starts with being deliberate about developing and shaping your own purpose and values during address in Gaston Hall.

  • Veterans Day at Law Center

    Law School Honors Graduates, Students for Public Service

    November 12, 2015

    Georgetown Law Center recognized two graduates and one student on Veterans Day for their public service contributions – John McDade Jr. (F'85,'88), principal deputy general counsel for the Air Force; Mary Fletcher (MA’93, L’01), chief of the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Division in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Sgt. Maj. Theodore Bessa (L’18), a former U.S. Army Ranger.

  • Nancy Sherman

    Philosophy Professor Authors Book on Moral Wounds of Soldiers

    November 11, 2015

    University professor Nancy Sherman says America’s engagement with veterans should go far beyond the standard “thank you for your service,” because of the “moral injury” experienced by the more than 2.6 million who have returned home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Justin Ossola

    MBA Alumnus Starts New Tech Company for Veterans

    November 9, 2015

    Navy veteran Justin Ossola (G’13) creates Tech Qualled, a start-up that places veterans, who are transitioning out of the military, into competitive sales jobs at high-tech firms.

  • Baraniuk

    Doctor: Blood Test May Be Next Step in Exploring Gulf War Illness

    November 3, 2015

    Dr. James Baraniuk, a Georgetown University Medical Center researcher who discovered the first physical evidence of Gulf War Illness, says the next step may be to develop a blood test for the illness.

  • Benjamin Bryant

    Gulf War Veteran, Tillman Scholar to Pursue Medical School

    November 2, 2015

    2015 Tillman Military Scholar and Gulf War veteran Benjamin Bryant (G’17) plans to pursue medical school, focus on healing others and then rejoin the service.