Two Boston Volunteers Share Highlights from Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2016 boasted over sixty events, including class reunion celebrations, dean’s receptions, and student organization events. Two Boston Regional Alumni Network Committee volunteers, Dean Coclin (SEAS BA ’84) and Ari Massefski (CCAS BA ’15), share some of their highlights from #GWAW16.

“Alumni Weekend 2016 was a blast for both of us! From celebrating the Luther Rice Society to tasting alumni treats at Taste of GW, it was a wonderful chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. We both had the chance to spend time with Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), GWSB B.S. ’66, who came back for his 50th reunion and attended a reception at President Knapp’s house. We also had a chance to connect with other regional volunteers from around the country at the Alumni Weekend Kickoff Party featuring White Ford Bronco.”

Dean Coclin

“The highlight of my weekend was meeting Mike Jarvis, former Colonial’s basketball coach from the 1990s, and having him sign his book for me. Known to many locals from the Boston area, Jarvis was the basketball coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School for many years where he coached NBA All-Star Patrick Ewing. We had an intimate setting at the Colonial’s Club in the Smith Center Saturday afternoon which allowed for plenty of interaction and 1-on-1 time with Coach Jarvis and his wife. I was stunned to hear him say that he is 71 years old as he looks incredibly fit. His passion for GW brought him back to campus for this special occasion.”

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Ari Massefski

“The highlight of my weekend was having the chance to speak with Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Senate and a 1966 GW alumnus. Sen. Enzi was on campus celebrating his 50th reunion! As an undergraduate at GW, I had the opportunity to complete two internships in the U.S. Senate and it was an amazing experience to chat with Sen. Enzi during the reception at President Knapp’s house and hear about the impact that his GW education had on his public service career. I also love visiting Cheyenne, Wyoming, so we had something over which to bond!”

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