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University Honors Alumni All-Star Volunteers

University Honors Alumni All-Star Volunteers

Five George Washington University alumni received the Alumni Outstanding Service Award on Thursday for their volunteer efforts in support of the university. View photos from the event in the Flickr gallery. “These awards are really significant as they recognize a critically important value in our university culture, which goes back to the founding vision of

GW Alumni Recreate WWII-Style Jackets for a Mainstream Audience

  Tucked away in a small building in midtown Manhattan is the retail showroom for Cockpit USA, a fashion brand that specializes in WWII-style jackets, gear, and accessories. Founded by GW alumni Jeff, LAW JD ’70, and Jacky Clyman, CCAS BS ’69, the brand is finding new traction in the digital age. Stepping into the

How I Got the Job: GW Alumnus Returned for New Opportunities

Floyd Jones graduated from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in 2015 in a position many seniors would envy. He had a full-time job secured at the nonprofit organization where he had already been working part-time—a job he’d found through GWork. So a year later, when he felt the need for new

GW Alumni Find Passion and Employment in D.C. Sports Networks

Move over fair-weather fans! While the DC area is mainly known for its politics, there is plenty to participate in that has nothing to do with government. The D.C.-based teams remain institutions that attract a plethora of business and talent from across the country. This includes alumni Adam Kelsey, BA ’13 and Hayley Milon, BA

GW Alumnus Endows Stained-glass University Crest

  The University Club of Denver is known throughout Colorado for its collection of stained-glass university crest windows. Thanks to William Mutch, GWSB MPA ’96, GW’s insignia is now part of the tradition. A member of the club since 1999, Mutch says that as more university crests were added over the years, he realized the

Sacramento establishes an alumni network

Jason Dumont, SMPA BA ’07, Sacramento Chair shares his experience of starting an alumni chapter How long have you been volunteering with GW? Since spring 2016. What made you decide to get involved and build up the Sacramento Alumni Network? After moving from D.C. to Northern California in 2010, I attended several alumni events in

Worldwide Celebrations of George Washington’s Birthday

There’s nothing GW alumni love more than celebrating their namesake’s birthday. Every year, thousands of Colonials around the world get together to party like it’s 1732 (the year George Washington was born) and raise a glass to their alma mater. This year, George’s 285th birthday was feted by more than 1,500 graduates in 38 cities

GW Dance Marathon partners with local law firm to support children

GW Dance Marathon is a student-run organization on the George Washington University campus, and currently the largest student-run philanthropy at GW. The organization hosts a year-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Children’s National Health System, DC’s local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. The year culminates in a dance marathon where more than 500

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

Alumnus Ted Schmitt Uses Big Data to Help Endangered Species

Alumnus Ted Schmitt Uses Big Data to Help Endangered Species Ted Schmitt, ESIA MA ’06, is not your average conservationist. A technology wizard living in Seattle and working for Vulcan Inc., Schmitt wields big data as a weapon in the fight to protect the Earth’s threatened species. Most recently, he has been a key player

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