GW Alumni Weekend

#GWAW14 — A Whole Lot of Fun!

Thousands of Colonials returned to campus from Sept. 18 - 21 for GW Alumni Weekend 2014.  The weather was beautiful, and alumni and their families enjoyed over 60 events on campus and around DC. Check out pictures from the weekend over at our Flickr account, and see our #GWAW14 social media wrap-up below! Extra credit: Do you know who won


Tomi Landis

Colonials Help Colonials Landscape

Mixing buff and blue yields green, and some Colonials have the thumbs to prove it. The College of Professional Studies recently launched a webpage highlighting businesses run by 15 alumni of GW’s graduate certificate programs in Sustainable Landscapes and in Landscape Design, and its master’s in Landscape Design program. The page, says Tomi Landis, one


Classical Acting Alum Appears on Stage, Screen & More

At age nineteen, Thomas Keegan, CCAS MFA ’10, first read the play Fool for Love by Sam Shepard and thought, “Someday, I’d love to perform this story.” This September, he’ll be doing just that at Maryland’s Roundhouse Theatre—and Keegan says GW’s Academy of Classical Acting (ACA) program helped him get there. An intensive, one-year master


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


photo credit: Ron Colbroth

From Numbers to Watercolors, an Alumna’s Story

As an undergraduate student at GW in the 1960s, Alexandra Tolstoy, CCAS BA ’68, CCAS MA ’72 remembers taking a class in matrix theory. Although she worked really hard to understand the subject, she bombed the first exam. Confused, she approached the professor and explained how hard she had worked. “I am sure he had


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,