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Venessa Perry

Meet the New GW Alumni Association President

Meet the New GW Alumni Association President

CEO and author Dr. Venessa Marie Perry, M.P.H. ’99, is the GW Alumni Association’s first African American president. Venessa Marie Perry, the first African American president of the George Washington Alumni Association, began her tenure at the annual GWAA meeting Thursday evening, taking over from Jeremy Gosbee, B.A. ’98, M.B.A. ‘02. Dr. Perry, M.P.H. ’99,

Alumni Highlights in Spring 2017 Issue of GW Magazine

Spring 2017 issue of GW Magazine features some great holiday gifts and a look at some incredible journeys from GW alumni. Yvonne Orji at the Gates The alumna is a co-star on HBO’s ‘Insecure’ and on the verge of breaking through to the big time. Indelible Ink A new book pays homage to chefs’ tattoos.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Urges Graduates ‘to Get in the Arena’

Sen. Duckworth, Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West and The Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron received honorary degrees as 6,000 students graduated from GW.   U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) described Nov. 12, 2004, as her “alive day” during her George Washington University Commencement address Sunday on the National Mall. “It was the day I

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Making History: The Campaign for GW Surpasses $1 Billion Goal

More than 65,000 donors propelled the university’s largest-ever fundraising initiative, which will end June 30. George Washington University Board of Trustees Chair Nelson Carbonell and President Steven Knapp announced Friday at the Senior Class Toast that Making History: The Campaign for GW has surpassed its $1 billion fundraising goal more than a year ahead of

GW Alumni bring Mediterranean flavors to a national audience

Pita, falafel, spicy lamb meatballs, and tzatziki: you’ll find all these and more at CAVA, the Washington-area fast-casual spot that’s been serving balanced and craveable Mediterranean cuisine since 2011. Described as “flavorful and healthy,” CAVA’s extensive menu includes customizable meals from Saffron Basmati Rice grain bowls to pita with seasonal soups. The company also has

John P. Richardson, ESIA MA ’64, has traveled the world – and come back home to tell a D.C. story

In 1960, fresh out of college, John boarded a prop plane bound for Hawaii. There, he taught at the Punahou School on Oahu, where Barack Obama would one day earn his high school degree. The mix of cultures in the Hawaiian archipelago appealed to John, and a career that included two decades as a CIA operative

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

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

Mishti Sivaramakrishnan, ESIA ’16, follows her ambitions around the world

For Sharmishta (Mishti) Sivaramakrishnan, ESIA BA ’16, all roads seemed to lead to a career in international affairs with an important stop at GW’s Elliott School along the way. Her journey began when she was in fourth grade in Muscat, Oman, and first heard the word “diplomacy.” Years later, as a high-school student in Singapore,

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