Category: Alumni Stories, Giving News

Title:Ned Segal (C’96): “I aspired to a life of learning and new challenges”

Author: Kate Colwell
Date Published: June 30, 2023

Ned Segal

What is your name, Georgetown school, and graduation year?

My name is Ned Segal. I graduated from Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences in 1996.

Tell us about one of your favorite Georgetown memories.

I remember watching the 1992 presidential election results at The Tombs as a first-time voter with people of different political persuasions from all around the world.

Did you find your calling at Georgetown?

I chose Georgetown and studied Spanish because I believed a liberal arts education and critical thinking skills would help me in each new challenge life brings, whether personal or professional. Although I did not know my calling as I entered, or even when I left Georgetown, I aspired to a life of learning and new challenges; I’m grateful for the foundation Georgetown provided.

How have you stayed involved with Georgetown since graduation?

Throughout my career, I have consistently encountered Georgetown alumni as partners, colleagues, job candidates, and friends. My first boss was a Hoya. I’ve had board members and countless teammates from Georgetown. I continue to be in awe at the breadth of our collective reach and impact, and our commitment to supporting one another.

You and your wife, Maya Langer Segal, have made a gift to Georgetown every year since graduation, primarily to the Georgetown Fund. Why do you consistently give to Georgetown?

Georgetown provided me with an education, friendships, and a lifetime of memories. Giving back is our way to say thank you and to ensure others can enjoy the same benefits for years to come. It’s our responsibility to ensure Georgetown’s financial well-being for the next generation of Hoyas.

What is your hope for Georgetown’s future?

Technology is changing the world around us at lightning speed. I have faith that Georgetown will balance the changing needs of today’s students with our enduring value of cura personalis. Watching the university’s incredible transformation over the last 20 years under President DeGioia’s leadership has been inspiring and I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Make a gift to the Georgetown Fund in support of undergraduate scholarships.

Ned Segal