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The McDonough Center's mission ("Giving Back the Gift") does not end when the McDonough Scholars graduate. Rather, it extends beyond their campus experience. Ultimately, we see our mission as central to how our graduates make a difference in their professional and personal lives.

The Living the Mission Project is designed to highlight the many examples of how our graduates continue to make a difference in a wide variety of professional fields. If you are a McDonough graduate and would like to share your "Living the Mission" experience, please fill out and sibmit the Update Contact Information form. In the form (under "Comments"), please include a 500-600 words reflection - to be included on the website. We will then contact you with details about the website posting process. Questions? Please send us an email (

Portraits of our graduates are periodically displayed on the second floor of the McDonough building as a way to highlight the different ways they are Living the Mission. These portraits serve as a source of inspiration for current McDonough Scholars who aspire to make a difference after graduation.

On each page, you will find alumni profiles that will give you an overview of the different paths that our graduates have taken as they "give back the gift" to the global community.