Experience the 2013 Alumni Achievement Awards

Left to right: Jim Quinlan – GWAA vice president for awards, Tara Jeanne O’Toole, Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Victoria Clarke, President Steven Knapp, Dr. Ariel Hollinshead, Junaid Shams, Steven Frenkil – GWAA President.

Left to right: Jim Quinlan – GWAA vice president for awards, Tara Jeanne O’Toole, Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Victoria Clarke, President Steven Knapp, Dr. Ariel Hollinshead, Junaid Shams, Steven Frenkil – GWAA President.

On Sept. 26, 2013, GW honored five alumni at the 77th Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony. Established in 1937 by the George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA), this award is presented annually to alumni who have obtained notable success in their chosen profession, bringing honor to both themselves and their alma mater.

The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is the highest form of recognition given by the university, and the GWAA, to a GW/MVC graduate on an annual basis. The GWAA also presents the Recent Alumni Achievement Award to alumni who have graduated in the last ten years and have attained notable achievements in their field of endeavor.

In 2013, the Distinguished Alumni Achievement award was given to a unique group of alumni who are making a difference through their professions and passions:

Victoria Clarke, CCAS BA ’82
Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs, SAP

Ariel Hollinshead, CCAS MA ’55, CCAS PHD ’57
Professor Emerita, George Washington University

Tara Jeanne O’Toole, MED MD ’81
Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security, 2009-2013

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, GWSB MBA ’87
Senior Vice President, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Junaid Shams, SPHHS BS ’08 (Recent Alumni Achievement Award)
Co-founder, GSM Nation

In the following video, get to know these accomplished alumni and witness a celebration of all they have done—and still aspire to do:

–Congratulations to the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards recipients! Do you know an alumnus/a who has made a lasting impact on society though outstanding professional, voluntary or philanthropic accomplishments? Nominate for the 2014 Awards today!

 

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