On February 5th 2016, Georgetown University honored our very own Omari Faulkner, Founder and Board President, with the 2016 Young Alumni Service Award! O Street International remains rooted in service to our global community and we applaud Mr. Faulkner for his contributions to international diplomacy, Georgetown University, and to O Street International.
A word from our Board President:
The moment I first stepped foot onto Georgetown’s campus, I knew that my life would forever be impacted. What I did not know as an incoming freshman on the Hilltop was that over the course of the next four years, I would be challenged by the tradition that remains a core principle of Georgetown’s mission and identity – men and women in the service of others.
Each person has a uniqueness about him or herself, and when one’s life experiences and willingness to serve the greater benefit of society are factored in, the result is a community immediately impacted in a positive way. Each day, I reflect on the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” These words encourage me to think outside of myself and give to those most in need.
Service is a major driver in my life. I credit this foundation to my family’s ability to highlight the significance of the progress made by previous generations; progress gained through service and volunteerism. Today, our society is free and prosperous because brave women and men have served, and continue to serve, a cause greater than themselves. That cause is investing in future generations.
I am humbled to be honored with the 2016 Young Alumni Service Award and I thank the Georgetown Alumni Association for this recognition. I also thank all Hoyas – past, present, and future. You inspire me to work as hard as I can to contribute toward current and future generations, and to be the son of Georgetown that you have built me to be.