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Hardy Farrow Receives Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ for Successful Education Nonprofit

Hardy Farrow Receives Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ for Successful Education Nonprofit

  Hardy Farrow BA ’13 values dreaming big. “You live a self-fulfilling life,” he says. “If you dream big, you will achieve big.” Farrow’s mantra guides his work as founder and executive director of LITE Memphis (Let’s Innovate Through Education). “LITE Memphis equips minority students to be future entrepreneurs by teaching them how to pitch

President of iHeartMedia Has Soft Spot for GW

In September of 1992, Darren Davis, CCAS BA ’95, a resident of Crawford Hall, received a phone call that would change his life forever. Radio WASH FM had accepted his application to work as an intern at the station. He reported to work the following Monday at 4:00 am, and within four weeks, he was

Alumnus Shares Enthusiasm for Science, Technology—and Amharic

In 2004, Solomon Kassa, GWSB MS ’11, left his homeland, Ethiopia, to pursue a career in his dual passions: science and technology. In 2011 he earned a Master of Science in systems technology management from the George Washington University, and in 2012, he launched a weekly science and technology show, hosting the broadcast in his

Alumnus Ahmad Ishaq Thinks Outside the Cube

For many, government efficiency seems like a paradox. But for Ahmad Ishaq, GWSB ’07, it’s a passion. Enter Bytecubed, a contracting firm that specializes in information technology. After moving from California, and working at places such as IBM, Ahmad realized a passion for using technology to tackle out-of-date programs (mostly used by the government). By

Alumni Net Surprising Returns as NVC Volunteers

  The GW New Venture Competition (NVC) creates a platform for GW students to develop, test, and launch startup ventures. A thrill for the students, yes, but with the final round scheduled for April 19, this intense competition also inspires seasoned professionals to enjoy fresh thinking, youthful energy, and the entrepreneurial spirit. Remember how much

Public Health Alumna Leads Bayer’s Digital Transformation

While taking an EMT course as an undergrad at GW, Jessica Federer, GWSPH BS ’05, developed an incredible amount of respect for the doctors and nurses she observed working night after night in the Emergency Room, but she was frustrated that they could not change the health care system or public health environment to prevent

Meet Sir Ciarán Devane, GW’s Newly Knighted Alumnus

  “When you open the newspaper and see your name on that list, it feels unreal – it’s not something you can ever imagine will happen to you.” That’s the way Ciarán Devane, ESIA MIPP ’06, describes the feeling of learning this past June that he was to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. “Being

GW Businesswoman Makes Fashion Affordable

Richa Nihalani, GWSB BBA’12, based her business, Fashionest, on the fashion savvy of today’s Millennials and uses the digital marketing skills she learned at GW to give the trendy women of tomorrow stylish (and affordable) jewelry. “Fashionest was born of a bold, beautiful principle: fine fashion jewelry doesn’t have to break the bank,” Richa explains.