Community articles

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

SEAS Alumnus Spearheads Launch of the American Writers Museum

It all started when Malcolm O’Hagan, DSc ’66 went to the Dublin Writers Museum, a collection of exhibits honoring the lives and works of Irish writers. Moved by the experience, Malcolm looked forward to visiting the museum’s counterpart in the United States. The only problem was, there wasn’t one. “In this country, we have halls

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

Alumni Weekend 2016

Highlights from Alumni Weekend 2016

During Alumni Weekend 2016, the GW community gathered together through 60 events to reunite with old friends and meet new ones. From Taste of GW to the political discourse, alumni relived the moments and reconnected with the people that made their time at the university so memorable. Thanks to all who participated! Enjoy the video

Alumni Weekend

Colonials Come Back to Campus

Graduates returned to GW for Alumni Weekend, remembering their time in college and making new memories on campus. Dorothy Robinson, B.A. ’01, attended some Alumni Weekend events with old friends she has stayed in touch with long after graduation. College classes and homework have changed a lot in the 15 years since she graduated, she

2016 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

What the Six Recipients of the Alumni Achievement Award Have to Say about Their Time at GW

President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, surgeon general of the United States Army among those honored at Alumni Weekend kickoff event. The university honored the accomplishments of six of its alumni at the 80th annual Alumni Achievement Awards on Thursday, kicking off a four-day Alumni Weekend celebration. George Washington President Steven Knapp said in

80 years of distinguished alumni

80 Years of Distinguished GW Alumni

In celebration of 80 years of GW’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards, four past recipients reminisce on their time at GW and the opportunities that led to their future professional successes. Learn more about the awards at alumni.gwu.edu/alumni-awards.

Chairman of the Board Nelson Carbonell

DC Alumni Provide Input on GW’s Next President

Strategist. Innovator. Uniter. These are some of the characteristics that George Washington University alumni want to see in the next president of the university, according to a town hall discussion on September 13 in Washington, DC. After President Knapp announced his intention to step down at the end of this academic year, the GW Board

Top