Office of the Dean
A Message from Dean Chester Gillis
In May, we finished graduation at which David Simon, the creator of The Wire, was the College commencement speaker. The celebrations are over and the campus has quieted down for the summer. Quieted down is a relative term at Georgetown since things really never come to a stop. There is a robust schedule of summer classes. But the summer is a time to breathe a bit easier, to enjoy Washington, and to prepare for those who will join us at the end of August.
Our graduating class garnered a number of distinctions including:
• Derek T. Dangerfield II, recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship. He will conduct HIV research among at-risk groups in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Koren Hyogene Kwag, recipient of the Francesco Cossiga Memorial Scholarship. She will enter the Master of Molecular and Cellular Medical Biotechnology program at the Universita Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan, Italy.
• Michael John Murto, recipient of the Beinecke Scholarship. He will enter the Master of Public Policy program at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, Illinois.
• Luke Andrew Schoenfelder, recipient of the Marshall Scholarship. He will enter the Master of Science in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management program at Imperial College Business School in London, United Kingdom.
• Sarah Brenton Stodder, recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship. She will examine the development and implementation of communications technologies for disaster management in Sri Lanka.
The incoming class of first-year students is perhaps the best we have ever had. The admission rate for the College was less than 16% with over 12,000 applicants competing for 850 spaces. Those who gained admission are among the best and brightest in the world. And I do mean the world since students will be joining us from all over the globe for the fall semester. If you are one of those students, congratulations on your admission and enjoy your summer because when you arrive on campus you'll be busier than you can imagine. For those of you thinking about applying to the College please make a visit to campus to see for yourself what Georgetown has to offer.
In the fall, Regents Hall, our new science center, will be open. Our new journalism minor will be accepting students. Ignatius seminars taught by our most esteemed faculty, including University President DeGioia, will be filled with first-year students. The Liberal Arts seminar will engage a select group of students in an interdisciplinary seminar exploring history, music, and literature. All of these are part of the college experience at Georgetown. We strive to make college the best four years of your life.
Dean, Georgetown College