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A Centennial Colonial

At 100, alumnus Wilbur Garrett, BS ’36 reflects on his time at GW. A young Wilbur Garrett, BS ’36, chose to attend the George Washington University for many of the same reasons other Colonials have over the years: its reputation for academic excellence and its location in the nation’s capital, which just happened to be



Get ZOOMed!

Three innovative GW alumnae are on track to make their own distinctive mark on the conceptual world of virtual interiordesign and décor. Beatrice Fischel-Bock, CCAS BA ’13, Madeline Fraser, CCAS BA ’14, and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Grover, CCAS BA ’14, are the founders of ZOOM Interiors, an online design service geared toward working professionals and other


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GW Alumna to Appear on Jeopardy!

Allison Solomon, MA ESIA ’11, has always had a knack for trivia, and this August, Allison had her chance at the ultimate trivia competition, Jeopardy! The application process for the famous game show is competitive to say the least; this past January, Allison joined over 100,000 hopefuls in the nationwide online Jeopardy! exam, her third


Double Alumnus Runs for Seat in MN House

Making a difference in the world is common goal for many in the GW community—including Jon Tollefson, ESIA BA ’05, MA ’08, who recently announced that he is running for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Tollefson is running to succeed retiring State Representative John Benson in Minnesota House District 44B, which represents


Marc Esposito, pictured center.

Blackhawk Pilot Navigates Change in Communities

What happens when you help a veteran open a grocery store in one of America’s food deserts? Marc Esposito, MPS ’14, decided to find out. In December 2013, Esposito, himself a veteran, was inspired by long-time friend, Navy veteran Jamie Allen, and Jamie’s father, Jim Allen, to join forces and establish a company to support


SEAS Alum: ‘Predictive Analytics is the Future’

Anasse Bari, SEAS MS ’10, CERT ’12, PhD ’12, a visiting professor in GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), is making a name for himself in the field of predictive analytics (PA); he recently co-authored the book Predictive Analytics for Dummies. Bari’s research focuses on predictive analytics with applications on social networks analytics,