Kathleen Noel Benz

Many at Georgetown will join in mourning the loss of a colleague and friend. Kathleen Noel Benz, C’07 and executive assistant in the Office of the Provost, died Saturday, May 29, in Alaska. We share her family’s stunned sense of loss and grief.

Kathleen had seven years with us. She was attending the Georgetown wedding of one of her classmates this weekend. A group traveling together found themselves facing an oncoming truck crossing the center line on a rural highway; Kathleen was the only fatality in the ensuing accident.

As an undergraduate, Kathleen was a Sociology major. She was very active in Campus Ministry and served as a retreat leader, liturgical minister and Vice-Regent of the Catholic Daughters. After graduation Kathleen served three years as the Executive Assistant to Associate Provost Marcia Mintz.


Aya Waller-Bey (Class of 2014)
Sociology Students Garner Honors (Class of 2012)
Toddchelle Young (Class of 2012)
Ellie Gunderson (Class of 2010)
Donique Reid (Class of 2010) 
Maxwell Hsu (Class of 2010)
Rachel Ellis (Class of 2010)
Stephanie Miller (Class of 2009)
Kathleen Noel Benz (Class of 2007)
Rebecca Medway (Class of 2006)
Laurie Okinaga (Class of 2006)
Bill Healy (Class of 2005)
Anice Schervish (Class of 1998)
Dr. Rosemary Barberet Havican (Class of 1983)