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Georgetown U's New Women's Basketball Coach Is Keith Brown

May 8, 2012

Keith Brown is the new head coach of the women’s basketball program at Georgetown University.

Brown becomes just the 7th women’s basketball head coach in the history of the program. He is no stranger to the program serving as the top assistant and head of recruiting for the past five seasons.

He succeeds much-heralded head basketball coach Terri Williams-Flournoy who left to head the Auburn’s women's basketball program.

 "I am excited to be promoting Keith to head women's basketball coach,” said Georgetown University Director of Athletics  Lee Reed.  “Keith is a proven recruiter and motivator, he has the ability to push these student-athletes both on the court and in the classroom and I look forward to what he will bring to the program."

Brown has been a part of three-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances as he helped the Hoyas move onto the national stage.  This past season, Georgetown went 23-9 overall with a mark of 11-5 to tie for fourth place in the extremely competitive BIG EAST Conference. 

The Hoyas defeated three ranked teams this season and were ranked in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today Polls for the entire year, at one point reaching No. 10 on the AP Poll and No. 11 on the ESPN/USA Today Poll. The Blue & Gray finished the season with an RPI of 26, as well as being ranked 18th and 17th on the AP and the ESPN/USA Today Polls, respectively.

 In 2010-11, Brown and the Georgetown squad returned to the Sweet 16 posting an overall record of 24-11 and a mark of 9-7 in the BIG EAST. The Hoyas defeated five ranked teams and were ranked in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today Polls for the entire year, at one point reaching No. 11 on the AP Poll and No. 12 on the ESPN/USA Today Poll.

Brown has mentored players such as junior Sugar Rodgers, who is GU’s first three-time First Team All-BIG EAST honoree and three-time All-American.  In five seasons he has had players earn three All-America awards, seven All-BIG EAST Honors, one BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and a State Farm Three-Point Shootout invitation.
As an assistant, Brown was the head of recruiting for the Hoyas and he handled the team's scheduling. He played an active role in recruiting the classes of 2012 (6th), 2013 (12th) and 2014 (25th) all of which received national recognition from a number of recruiting outlets. Rodgers was his first McDonald's All-American recruit.

Originally from the Bronx, Brown spent his childhood in Branchville, S.C. Brown has been with his wife SanJuan for more than 20 years and the couple has eight children and two grandchildren.


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Historic Georgetown Residences Open to Public

April 29, 2012

Georgetown opened its historic doors to 1,700 guests Saturday. The 81st anniversary of the Georgetown House Tour, organized by patrons and sponsors who live and work here, made it a true neighborhood event.

Outside Jack and Michele Evans Home (Photo by: Constance Chatfield-Taylor) Outside Jack and Michele Evans Home

"The tour was a great success due in large measure to the leadership of the co-chairs Stephanie Bothwell and Franklin Babb Randolph, in addition to the corporate sponsorship of Washington Fine Properties and the many volunteers who served as docents in the homes, hosted the tea at St. John's parish and coordinated house tour logistics the day of the tour.  Without them none of this would have been possible," said PR chair, Constance Christakos.

Hugh Newell Jacobsen at home (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Hugh Newell Jacobsen at home

The nine distinguished residences chosen this year included the home of Councilmember Jack Evans and his wife Michele, world-renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, a post-Civil War Italiante villa, an early Victorian home with setts from 17th century river stones, a home once used as a literary salon for noted authors, and a home owned by architect Christian Zapatka, who also renovated 3007 Q Street.

1416 34th Street with 17th century setts from ship ballasts (Photo by: Judith Beermann) 1416 34th Street with 17th century setts from ship ballasts

Library of late Senator Taft (Photo by: ) Library of late Senator Taft

Former home to literary parties (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Former home to literary parties

Leslie Kamrad, Rosemary Bowes, Stephanie Bothwell (Photo by: Constance Chatfield-Taylor) Leslie Kamrad, Rosemary Bowes, Stephanie Bothwell

3007 Q Street (Photo by: Christian Zapatka renovation ) 3007 Q Street

Friends and neighbors met at St. John's Episcopal Church for maps and afternoon tea.

St. John's Church (Photo by: Judith Beermann) St. John's Church

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Celebrate Earth Day at Dumbarton Oaks Park

April 12, 2012

The 27-acre Dumbarton Oaks Park, once part of the 53-acre Georgetown estate known as Dumbarton Oaks is being restored thanks to the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy.  Join other volunteers from Georgetown and around the city to help clean up the Park on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22nd.

"We are delighted to welcome all to work with us in our efforts to restore the Park" said Ann Aldrich, Executive Director of the Conservancy.

Dumbarton Oaks Park was donated 71 years ago by Robert and Mildred Bliss, owners of the Dumbarton Oaks Estate. The 27-acre woodland gardens were designed by Beatrix Farrand, America's first woman landscape architect and only woman founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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Last year, the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy announced a partnership with the public and the National Park Service to restore the Park. Over the last 71 years, the use and management of the Park has changed. More recently the National Park Service has suffered from lack of funds to maintain the Park, which has allowed invasive plants to grow uncontrolled and the historic structures, including the waterfalls and pools to become degraded. As development around the Park increased so did storm water runoff so that the stream bed and structures are being heavily eroded.

Committed volunteers have logged 1,200 hours since last September, and are responsible for the visible changes that users of the Park are seeing. Aldrich said "They will welcome you with gloves and tools and joy when you join them in clipping, pruning and sawing their way through the Park."

Please contact Ann Aldrich at for further information and to help the Conservancy and NPS plan for the volunteer turnout.

Volunteers will gather at the top of Lovers Lane on R Street at 8:00 am on Sunday the 22nd. Work will continue until noon.


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