Fran Buckley NHS’78, Parent’08,’12

Raleigh, NC

John Carroll Award


Fran Buckley, a graduate of the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has consistently advanced the mission and values of Georgetown University.

 After Georgetown, Buckley worked as a midwife volunteer in Liberia, West Africa, before completing her MBA at Loyola University of Chicago. She has held positions as a labor and delivery nurse, as a consultant with Arthur Andersen and Laventhal & Horvath, as a trustee for Ravenscroft School, and as a community volunteer with many organizations including the Red Cross and the Junior League.

 Active with NHS, Buckley served on the Board of Visitors, the Board of Advisors, and the Parents Council. She provided council on the expansion of the school; established two NHS scholarships and a fund to support professional development; and supported technology updates and renovations in St. Mary’s Hall.

 Buckley has also served on Georgetown’s Board of Regents for 12 years on the following committees: student affairs, athletics, global learning initiatives, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. She helped to conceptualize and fund the Conversations in Bioethics Series, and supports the Georgetown Scholarship Program, Alumni Admissions Program, John Carroll Weekend, and Class Ambassador program.

 She and her husband Tim have four children, two of whom are Georgetown alumnae, and a car whose license plate reads “HOYA.”