The Georgetown University Alumni Association of Doha (GUAAD) Brings Hoyas Home
The Georgetown University Alumni Association of Doha (GUAAD) hosted a "Bringing Hoyas Home" event on January 30th, 2019, for an evening of fun, friendship, and sizzling barbecue. Alumni Association co-president and grilling legend Mark Saliba (Class of 2009) treated everyone to his secret made-from-scratch barbecue recipe, with co-president Shahan Sahsuvaroglu (Class of 2013), fellow alumni and senior students lending a hand to serve hamburgers and hot dogs to around 100 hungry faculty, staff, and alumni guests. GUAAD board members also organized games throughout the evening that inspired friendly competition and got everyone moving.
This was the second “Bringing Home Hoyas” barbecue, an annual event that provides alumni in Qatar an opportunity to visit their alma mater, meet new alumni, welcome seniors as rising alumni, and catch up with faculty and staff. It was co-hosted by the Senior Class Committee, the Office of Student Development, and the Office of Career Development.
Since the first graduating class of 2009, GU-Q alumni have pursued successful careers in a range of industries, including the oil and gas sectors, communication, international affairs, education and research, and more. GUAAD, which recently celebrated the ten year anniversary of GU-Q’s first graduating class and membership into the alumni community, organizes several social events, networking opportunities and professional development courses for alumni throughout the year through the Office of Student Development.
About Georgetown University in Qatar
Established in 1789 in Washington, DC, Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions. Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), founded in 2005 in partnership with Qatar Foundation, seeks to build upon the world-class reputation of the university through education, research, and service. Inspired by the university’s mission of promoting intellectual, ethical, and spiritual understanding, GU-Q aims to advance knowledge and provide students and the community with a holistic educational experience that produces global citizens committed to the service of humankind.
Located in Doha’s Education City, GU-Q offers the same internationally recognized Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree as Georgetown’s Capitol Campus in Washington, DC. This unique, interdisciplinary program prepares students to tackle the most important and pressing global issues by helping them develop critical thinking, analytic, and communication skills within an international context. GU-Q alumni work in leading local and international organizations across industries ranging from finance to energy, education, and media. The Qatar campus also serves as a residency and delivery location for the Executive Master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management along with the Executive Master’s in Leadership.