04 Oct 2008 - 18 Aug 2011
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the John Carroll Weekend?
Each year, Georgetown University's alumni, parents and friends travel to a different city to celebrate the Georgetown community and the leaders it creates. The weekend is packed with social and cultural events that give participants the chance to engage with one another and with Georgetown's outstanding faculty and university leaders, and to learn more about the host city.
What is the Georgetown Global Forum?
Occurring during John Carroll Weekend, the Georgetown Global Forum gathers some of the world's brightest minds to address some of the most challenging issues currently facing the world. In 2009, renowned philanthropists and leaders from academia, NGOs and the public and private sectors will explore the question “Profit, Policy and Philanthropy – The Key to Global Development?” and discuss whether scalable and effective global development depends on a coordinated response from all sectors of society.
What are the John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards?
Five graduates and one friend of the university are honored each year for lifetime achievement and service to Georgetown. The awards are presented at a special banquet during John Carroll Weekend.
The John Carroll Award was established in 1951 to honor alumni whose achievements exemplify the ideals and traditions of the university and its founder, Archbishop John Carroll.
The Patrick Healy Award is named in honor of Patrick Healy, the first African-American president of a major university, who transformed Georgetown from a small college into a modern university. The award honors a person who is not an alumnus or alumna, but who carries on Healy's tradition of service to Georgetown.
Who may attend the 2009 John Carroll Weekend in New York?
Georgetown alumni, friends, parents, students and faculty, as well as industry and political leaders, are invited to participate in the four-day 2009 John Carroll Weekend, April 16-19, and the Georgetown Global Forum.
How do I register to attend the John Carroll Weekend?
Online registration for weekend events will be available in January 2009. You can make your travel reservations and book your room
at the Intercontinental The Barclay hotel now. Be sure to mention group code C3U
to reserve a limited number of rooms blocked with special Georgetown rates.
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