"I am grateful to the students for everything that they did for me [to raise the money] and making it possible to see my family. I've been thinking a lot and I don't think that right now is the best time to travel back home to South Sudan. There is a lot of problems going on over there right now and I may be safer here in the United States this year. But when the time comes and I am ready to... Read More
"I tell my son not to worry about the bills because that’s Mami and Papi's responsibility. [I tell him] his only responsibility is school. He always talks about how he wants to be an archaeologist...he loves nature and he can pronounce the name of any dinosaur that you can think of! I get so happy when I hear about his goals because he is only 10 years old. I wasn’t able to spend as much time... Read More
Ms. Frankie Capers, Food & Service worker at Georgetown University and her grandson Rhondell have safely landed in Orlando, Florida for their week-long vacation! They will be staying at the Vacation Village at Parkway Resort, which is only a 10-15 minute ride away from Disney. They have a super exciting week ahead of them, with visits to Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld, Universal Orlando Resort,... Read More
"This past February, I had a checkup and the doctors told me that they found a polyp in my colon which was cancerous. I've always had concerns about my colon for about 10 years but I never really paid too much attention to it. When the doctors broke the news, I couldn’t believe it. I said 'Wow…CANCER??' Thank God that they were able to remove it. I feel like the God was with me that night. I... Read More
"One night, my son went to a party with his friends just to have some fun. Everyone went in one car and they were all drinking - including the person that was driving. The driver crashed into another car and my son along with 2 others died on the spot... He was only 21 years old. He went to school for business at Montgomery College. He had a big future ahead of him. After he died, everything... Read More
"Georgetown is a relatively safe school. However, we are an open campus so things can definitely happen that we may not expect. Within the first 6 months of my time here, we had the armed robbery suspect that my team had to apprehend. One of the Georgetown students left the business school and was on his way to the Leavey center to get some coffee when he was approached by 2 individuals. The... Read More
"I’m blessed to be celebrating my 57th birthday! I don’t have a real birthday this year because I was born on 29th of February which is on a leap year...If I had one wish, If I had a genie bottle, I would go on a trip to Florida and I would just relax. Maybe go on a vacation to Disney or something and just relax with my grandson. He’s 11 years old. That’s my dream, just to go sometime this... Read More
"Do you want to know my age? I am 65 years old! I shock a lot of people when I say that. I have no high blood pressure, no diabetes - nothing! I try to be active and watch what I eat so I've had good health. Cancer took away 3 of my siblings and my mom also passed away but thank God I still have my dad. He is 92 years old! He is also very healthy and he still drives. I always go back home to... Read More
"I don't have much of a big hope for myself. I only hope my daughter can find a good husband to marry, to have a happy family, and that they will treat their parents well. That will be enough for me. Just like many new immigrants from China, we had a big dream that we could make a fortune when we came to America; the dream shattered after we arrived. The reality is that we have to work long... Read More
"Sometimes when I see the students sneezing and coughing, I go downstairs to make them some hot tea with honey and lemon packs..I tell them to get lots of rest and I pray that they get better the next day. I like seeing the kids happy. I give some of them birthday presents and Christmas presents and If I could afford it, I’d give a gift to every one of them.
"There used to be an... Read More
“Sometimes the students say, ‘I've always wanted to thank you because you always say hi to me every morning with a smile.’
"I tell them about my family and my 3 Pit Bulls – I have 2 male and 1 female that I adopted from the Humane Society in DC 7 years ago. Their names are Rumor, Chunky Monkey, and Remy Martin - like the drink! Rumor was found roaming the streets in DC. People thought... Read More
“I am grateful to the students for everything that they did for me [to raise the money] and making it possible to see my family. I've been thinking a lot and I don't think that right now is the best time to travel back home to South Sudan. There is a lot of problems going on over there right now and I may be safer here in the United States this year.
"But when the time comes and I am... Read More
“One of my co-workers passed away a few years ago. The day that she passed away was one of the saddest days of my life. I know they say time heals all wounds but it still hurts. We worked together for about 10 years. If you knew her, you would’ve loved her! She liked to party, she knew how to have fun and she enjoyed her life. When we found out that she passed away, no one wanted to believe it... Read More
Without the #unsungheroes that work at the university power plant (no matter the weather or time of day), we would not have heat and electricity for our dorms, offices, and classrooms!
We encourage you to acknowledge behind-the-scenes workers like Charles and thank them for their service to our community!
"I served in the Army for 16 years. Serving this country was the greatest experience in the world. It was my duty to fight and protect the freedom that we sometimes take for granted. If you ever get the opportunity to go to see other countries and see how they live, you’d be surprised. I’m proud to be an American. With everything that's going on in the United States, I tell the students that... Read More
"I believe that God will always put you where you need to be. 12 years ago, my father got killed in a crosswalk.. he was just a pedestrian. ...I do this job for [my father]… this is where I need to be – keeping everybody safe. And just knowing that gives me more energy and a brighter smile."
Saying goodbye to one of our... Read More
"There is a side of Washington, D.C. that a lot of people don’t know about and where tourists won’t go. I’m talking about the north-east side and south side of DC. It’s like a jungle man, everything there is backwards.. I’ve been involved in multiple gun fights throughout my life...
"From my freshman year to my senior year in high school, I've literally faced death twice. I've even had... Read More
"My mom and I moved to the United States last year. She’s having a really tough time adjusting to the culture here. She doesn’t speak English very well and it’s hard for her to find a job. I’m working hard now to help her financially.. Family is very important part of my culture in Ethiopia - we have to support each other. I’m taking sociology classes at Montgomery College and working here as... Read More