John Carroll Weekend Returns in 2022!

Georgetown is heading to Nashville, Tennessee! After a year spent apart, what better place to reunite than in Music City, a metropolis thrumming with live performances, southern hospitality, and creative energy? Join the Georgetown community from March 31 to April 3, 2022, for a spirited weekend of cultural tours, intellectual programming, and cherished social events.

Alumni, university leaders, renowned faculty, and friends of the university will spend four days together, should public health conditions allow, experiencing country music, star-studded history, top-tier museums, and a playful culinary scene. Nashville takes public health guidelines seriously and is designated as a Safe Travels destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

With this special return, there are more reasons to celebrate! At John Carroll Weekend Nashville, we will recognize the 2020 and 2022 John Carroll and Patrick Healy awardees.  Join us from March 31 to April 3, 2022, to fete alumni and friends of the university who are doing incredible work, and to enjoy all the music, history, and culture Nashville has to offer.

Signature Events

Register for John Carroll Weekend’s two signature events.
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Thursday, March 31

222 Rep. John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN

Take in sweeping skyline views of Music City as Georgetown President John J. DeGioia officially opens the four-day weekend of events with a warm welcome. We will reunite and celebrate in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s elegant Event Hall, contemporary HCA Lobby, and (weather permitting) lovely Carlton Family Terrace. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with fellow Hoyas at this historic landmark in the SoBro arts and entertainment district.

Saturday, April 2

201 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN

The long-anticipated John Carroll Awards Banquet will honor both 2020 and 2022 recipients of the John Carroll Award and Patrick Healy Award. Dine well and celebrate Georgetown excellence in style at this black tie gala in the JW Marriott’s stately ballroom. The Alumni Association will present its highest honor to eleven alumni and two friends of the university in recognition of their dedication to Georgetown’s mission of service and leadership.

John Carroll Weekend Nashville Hotel Information Request Form

Our hotel block for JW Marriott Nashville is full! We are thrilled at this enthusiastic response from our extraordinary community, and we look forward to a great turnout at John Carroll Weekend 2022.

We recognize that not everyone seeking accommodations may have the opportunity to reserve a hotel room at the JW Marriott Nashville, and we are researching additional hotel options. If you are seeking recommendations for where to stay in Nashville, please complete this form. We will contact you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

The John Carroll Weekend Nashville Team


Reservations will be charged in full when booking a hotel room, with a full refund granted for cancellations made up until 14 days prior to arrival. Reservation Cutoff Date: March 9, 2022

Luxury and southern hospitality meet at the JW Marriott Nashville. Located in the heart of downtown, this hotel provides easy access to Nashville’s most popular attractions. During your stay, relax in the full-service spa and savor Michelin-star dining at Bourbon Steak.

John Carroll Weekend 2022

Great places. Great people. It’s been so long and we can’t wait to celebrate in 2022.

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At John Carroll Weekend Nashville, we will recognize the 2020 and 2022 John Carroll and Patrick Healy awardees.

The John Carroll Award recognizes alumni whose achievements and record of service exemplify the ideals and traditions of Georgetown University and its founder.

The Patrick Healy Award honors friends of the university whose record of service to the Georgetown community and professional achievements exemplify Georgetown University’s ideals and traditions.


2020 Awardees


John Carroll Award
Emily Chen Carrera (B’88)
Lisa Christiansen Gentil (SLL’74, Parent’09, ’12)
Judith Donahue Lafranchi (SFS’78, Parent’09)
Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D. (W’86, MBA’13, Parent’15)
Stephen Wolfe (SFS’67)

Patrick Healy Award
Nancy Pelosi (H’02, Parent’88, ’89, ’91, Grandparent’21)

2022 Awardees


John Carroll Award
J. Jacques Carter, M.D. (M’79)
Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster (C’68, Parent’00, ’05, ’14, ’16)
Susan Karches (C’74, Parent’03, ’08, ’15)
Karen Schneider (NHS’76, Parent’11, ’14)
Yunho Song (SFS’86, Parent’23)

Patrick Healy Award 
Gwendolyn Mikell, Ph.D. (Parent’05)



Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of John Carroll Weekend Nashville? Your support plays a vital role in continuing this beloved Georgetown tradition of intellectual, cultural, and social enrichment.

View the levels of sponsorship below, and contact Mary Kertz Jones at to discuss your sponsorship opportunity.

  • Sponsors

    Presidential Sponsorship

    • Judith Donahue (SFS’78) and Bruce Lafranchi (Parents’09)
    • Suzanne and Yunho (SFS’86) Song (Parents’23)

    University Circle Sponsorship

    • Susan Karches (C’74, Parent’03, ’08, ’15) and Thomas Owens
    • Gina (B’68) and Steve (SFS’67) Wolfe

    Dahlgren Sponsorship

    • Rosemary Berkery-Hausen and Robert Hausen (Parents’15)
    • Georgetown University Alumni Association
    • Karen and John (C’70) Wolfe

    Blue and Gray Sponsorship

    • Stephen Blommer (C’89) and Charles Holzwarth
    • Chandler and Paul (C’62) Tagliabue
    • Robin and Paul (C’68) Vermylen (Parents’94, ’97, ’99, ’05)
    • Cynthia Weldon (SFS’88) and Jamie O’Hara (C’88, L’92) (Parents’22, ’24)

    Archbishop Carroll Sponsorship

    • ​​Susan Cook and Drew Fine (B’84) (Parents’20, ’21)
    • Laurie Hodges Lapeyre (B’83) and Pierre Lapeyre Jr. (Parents’15, ’17)
    • Maureen and Francis (C’69, R’79) Previti (Parents’06, ’08, ’09)

    Patrick Healy Sponsorship

    • Karen Schneider (NHS’76) and David Heffernan (Parents’11, ’14)
    • Dr. James A. (C’55) and Susan O’Neill (Parents’94)
    • Peggy and Winston (L’81, ’84) Zee

    William Gaston Sponsorship

    • Amy Baughman and Stuart Pollard (B’89)
    • Ann and Bruce (L’80) Blume (Parents’08, ’20)
    • Fran (NHS’78) and Tim Buckley (Parents’08, ’12)
    • Nancy Ripp Clark (C’77, M’81) and Kevin Clark (C’76, L’79) (Parents’05, ’08, ’11, ’13, ’20, ’23)
    • Rebecca and Bud (SFS’76) Colligan (Parents’07, ’14)
    • Vanessa and Michael (L’84) Ford
    • Leanna and Philip (B’81) Geyer
    • Michael Karam (SFS’72, L’76, L’81, Parent’07)
    • Anthea Kelsick and Jamal Epps (C’01)
    • Brandi and Christopher (C’95, L’98, MBA’99) McLaughlin
    • Theresa (B’92) and Arthur (B’92) Minson (Parents’22, ’24)
    • Adelaida Delgado Palm (B’80) and Gunnar Palm (P’12)
    • Mary and Bill Poland (Parents’13)
    • Ann Beth (C’86, L’94) and Bob Stebbins

    Alma Mater Sponsorship

    • Nancy Ambrose Armstrong (SFS’77) and Scott Armstrong
    • Lara Coraci Basile (C’92) and Vincent Basile (Parents’20, ’23)
    • Molly and Thomas (B’77) Bianco
    • ​Michele (C’83) and Adam (B’83) Blackwood (Parents’16, ’19, ’22)
    • Timothy Browne (L’01)
    • David Fajardo Caracta (SFS’00)
    • Linda and David (C’71) DeCerbo (Parents ’03)
    • Maren (NHS’78) and Stephen (C’76, D’80) Dinsmore (Parents’07, ’09, ’12)
    • ​Regina (​NHS​’88) and Patrick (C’85, M’89) Fernicola
    • Meade and David (SFS’93, L’97, MBA’97) Fogel
    • Kara Gaffney Ross (C’88)
    • Mary Kay and Richard (SFS’96) Galentino
    • Thomas Galvin (B’83, Parent’18, ’20, ’21)
    • Courtney (NHS’97) and Bryan (C’97) Giraudo
    • Michele Godorecci (C’88) and Ron Filak (B’88)
    • Kaya Henderson (SFS’92, EML’07, H’12)
    • Debbie (SFS’71) and Rich (SFS’71) Hluchan (Parents’08, ’09, ’17)
    • In Honor of Judy Donahue Lafranchi (SFS’78, Parent’09)
    • Ted Jewell (M’81)
    • Daphne (M’93) and Leon (C’92) Keshishian
    • William (C’68, M’72, R’74, W’76) and Annamarie Licamele (Parents’01, ’04, ’07, ’08)
    • Alice Lustig (C’88)
    • Karen Mendoza (C’14)
    • Elizabeth (C’89) and Peter (C’89, M’96) Moley (Parents’18)
    • Katharine (C’98) and Sean (B’97) Mooney
    • Eileen O’Brien Mulroy (NHS’76, MS’83) and Gregory Mulroy
    • Kelly Mulvoy Mangan (SFS’91) and James Mangan (C’92, L’95) (Parents’25)
    • ​Jodi ​Olivo ​(SFS’81) and Mac Akin
    • Lauren (NHS’09) and Clement Pappas
    • Catherine Petty (C’00)
    • Mary Quinn (C’81)
    • Caroline Rogers (C’08, N’11) and Hunter White
    • Michael Scanlan (C’86)
    • Marlisa Senchak and Thomas Delaney (C’79) (Parents’18)
    • Marjan Khalili Sharifi (SLL’82)
    • Irene and Ed (C’66) Shaw (Parents’94, ’98, ’98)
    • Monica (B’00) and William Sprinkle
    • Don Sullivan (SFS’77)
    • Sheila and Dan (C’69, L’77) Sullivan (Parents’14)
    • Fonda Sutton (SFS’87, L’95, EML’15)
    • Amy Vijayanagar (SFS’98, G’98) and Andrew Padovano (SFS’98, G’99)
    • ​David Walsh (C’58) and Alfredo ​Lopez ​Cardoza
    • Eric Woods (B’91)
    • James P. Woods Jr. (C’76)
  • Special Thanks

    John Carroll Weekend Nashville Advisory Committee

    • Jessi Baker (C’00)
    • Joe Baker (C’98)
    • David Briley (C’88)
    • Timothy Browne (L’01)
    • Katherine Bucciarelli (C’07)
    • Jonathan Cole (C’91)
    • Tim Duffin (M’88, R’90)
    • Jonathan Frist (MBA’22)
    • Richard Galentino (SFS’96)
    • John Johnson (G’16, MBA’21)
    • Thomas Massad (C’17)
    • Sean Mooney (B’97)
    • Kate Mooney (C’98)
    • Nabanita Nag (C’97)
    • Jim O’Neill (C’55, Parent’94)
    • Caroline Rogers (C’08, NHS’11)
    • Monica Sprinkle (B’00)
    • Don Sullivan (SFS’77)
    • Sarah Trahern (C’86)
    • Mimi Vaughn (SFS’88)

Frequently Asked Questions

Please email or call 202-687-2064 (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT) if you have any further questions or need assistance.

  • What is John Carroll Weekend?

    Alumni, faculty, students, staff, family members, and friends of Georgetown travel annually to a different city to celebrate the university and the leaders it creates. The weekend is packed with social, cultural, and intellectual events that provide participants with opportunities to engage with one another and with Georgetown’s outstanding faculty and university leaders. John Carroll Weekend includes tours and excursions, lectures from industry experts, and receptions that offer an exclusive and exciting experience of the host city or locale.

  • What are the John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards?

    Each year, Georgetown honors several alumni and one friend of the university for their lifetime achievements and record of service to Georgetown. Two types of awards are presented at a special banquet during John Carroll Weekend. The John Carroll Award was established in 1951 to honor alumni whose achievements exemplify the ideals and traditions of the university and its founder, Archbishop John Carroll. The Patrick Healy Award is named in honor of Patrick Healy, the first African American president of a predominantly white university, who transformed Georgetown from a small college into a modern university. The award honors a person who is not an alumnus or alumna, but who carries on Healy’s tradition of service to Georgetown.

    To learn more about the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA)’s recognition awards and their application process, please visit GUAA Awards.

  • Who may attend John Carroll Weekend 2022 in Nashville, Tennesee?

    Georgetown alumni, parents, family members, friends, students, and faculty—as well as industry and political leaders—are invited to participate in John Carroll Weekend 2022.

  • What is Georgetown University’s COVID-19 vaccine policy?

    All attendees for John Carroll Weekend 2022 must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or attest to having a religious or medical exemption. All attendees for this event must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot or take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to the event and provide their negative test results. In addition, attendees must continue to comply with Georgetown public health guidelines as they evolve, as well as CDC, local, state, and venue guidelines at the location of this event in Nashville, Tennessee. More information on how to provide proof of vaccination will be communicated closer to the event date.

    COVID-19 is a serious disease, resulting potentially in illness, hospitalization, and even death. Our first priority is the health and safety of our event participants. In the spirit of cura personalis, the university requires that event participants follow certain health and safety measures, which may vary depending on the nature of the event, in order to help protect the health and safety of all participants. While the university is taking steps to mitigate the risks to event participants, the university cannot guarantee a COVID-19 free environment or eliminate the chance of infection and the health risks associated with it. By participating in this event, you assume the risks involved. You may also be required to leave the event if you fail to follow the required health and safety measures.

  • I’d like to make a gift in support of John Carroll Weekend. How do I proceed?

    Thank you for your interest in supporting John Carroll Weekend. Please contact Kelly Young to discuss your sponsorship opportunity. You can also make a gift during the registration process.

  • When will John Carroll Weekend registration launch?

    Weekend registration is now live. The full John Carroll Weekend schedule of events will launch in early 2022.

  • What will happen to my hotel reservation if I decide to cancel my stay?

    Reservations will be charged in full when booking a hotel room, with a full refund granted for cancellations made up until 14 days prior to arrival.

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