Holding On To Dear Life
GSP Supporter Scott Fleming invited some of our students to his home for Easter dinner. Pictured above are Scott and some of our students having some fun in the pond behind his house. Thank you, Scott for always being so supportive and welcoming to our students!
Paul Goodrich (GSP Advisory Board Member & Founder) meets with outgoing & incoming student board leaders today at Peacock Cafe!
GSP Celebrating being on front page of the Georgetown Voice. Check it out by clicking here!
Laurel Epstein (GSP Advisory Board Member) with GSP Sophomore ladies at Peacock Cafe! Laurel is our liaison to the senior class and really involved with our different initiatives.
GSP Spring Break 2014
This year we held a Bollywood Kick-off Party right here in the GSP office, our space was filled with over 80 students who dropped by to celebrate the eve of the break with us. The week continued with events such as bowling at Pinstripes with lovely GSP volunteers and supporters, a Hoyas basketball game watch party at Epicurean, a Healy Lawn party with food provided by Hilltop Tacos, a day trip in Annapolis and much more!
We would like to thank all the student trip leaders, staff, volunteers and supporters who made these events possible for the Hoyas in DC.Thank you for making this fun and relaxing GSP Spring Break week possible!
2014 Freshmen Thrive Summit
GSP’s 2nd annual Freshmen Thrive Summit was held this Tuesday, February 25th. Both Kimberly Portes (COL’16) and Mikey Sobalvarro (COL’15) gave extremely moving speeches, with stories that resonated with many in attendance. Professor Dinaw Mengestu (COL ‘00), was the keynote speaker of the night. He provided a powerful speech to the GSP freshmen and transfer students. Our students were inspired by his humility, adversity, and success.
We had facilitators who were GSP alumni, supporters, and volunteers lead discussions to give every student an opportunity to openly share and reflect on their experiences. Not only were they given the opportunity to reflect but students who had completed the Freshman Thrive Challenge were recognized. This challenge incentived students to expand their horizons and do things out of their comfort zone that would move them in the right direction to thriving during their time here at Georgetown. Thomas “Wing” Mitchell our very 1st Thrive Challenge Winner was awarded for his initiative. Congratulations, Wing!
Thank you to our speakers, facilitators, GSP alumni, Georgetown Faculty and Staff for joining us and making this one of our most successful events of the year. To our students, it does not end here, continue daring to thrive!
Truman is a junior in the MSB and has been a dedicated member of the Student Board for two years. He also created “GSP Achieve”, our 5-star peer-based career guidance service (offered every week in the GSP Office, sign up here today!) We are thrilled to have him as our new leader!
Apply for GSP Student Board!
Apply to become a member of GSP’s 2014-2015 Student Board! The deadline for the application is Monday, March 10th at 11:59pm and can be accessed here.
Last week two GSPers, Daniela Fernadez (COL’16) and Jemm de la Cruz (SFS’16) had the opportunity to attend the U.N meeting on the Ocean and Seas Sustainability Alliance in NY. After the meeting they attended a reception and spoke to Ambassador Stuart Beck, the Ambassador of Spain & President of Palau. During his opening remarks, Ambassador Stuart Beck recognized Georgetown for being represented at the meeting. Daniela and Jemma hope to start a Ocean and Seas Sustainability Alliance at Georgetown.
We are extremely proud of you, Daniela and Jemm!
Thank you to Maria Davaney, GSP Volunteer, for making this possible.