The GW Alumni Association is hosting nearly 50 summer sendoff events this year.

GW Alumni Association Rolls Out Welcome Wagon

Organizations as large as the GW Alumni Association, which grew to more than 270,000 members this spring, tend to have extensive networks. And of all the GWAA programs held every year—including reunions, service events and opportunities for alumni to connect vocationally—perhaps none demonstrate the expanse of that network as well as a series of summer sendoffs held


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Q&A with Woman of Distinction Award Winner, Renee Lewis

GWAA Board Member Renee Lewis, SEAS MS ’90, was awarded the Woman of Distinction Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of Greater DC. This prestigious award is presented to female business owners or decision-making executives who advance women’s business. In light of this accomplishment, we asked Renee a few questions about how her GW experience has been


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


‘I Want to Change the Culture’: Alum Supports LGBT Community

Few people find their passion at the age of 10. But for Michael Komo, CCAS BA ’11, GSPM MS ’12, a life devoted to advocacy was the clear choice. “I’ve always been passionate about civil rights,” says Komo. “I’m lucky to have been raised by a really strong woman and have two great sisters, so I’ve


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,