Tag Archives: ’00s

CCAS Alumnus Launches Dating App with a Twist

CCAS Alumnus Launches Dating App with a Twist

What are the chances that two people who were meant to be together actually meet? Thanks to Perchance, a new app developed by Dave Gottesmann, CCAS BA ’03, the odds of such an occurrence have just gone up. “Perchance is a mobile app that offers users a second chance at reconnecting with someone they may

GW Alumna Brightens Lives—and Faces—of Cancer Patients

      Almost everyone has been—or will be—touched by cancer at some point in their lives. Kristin Ann Fahlbusch, CCAS BA ’05, lost both her grandmother and one of her dearest friends to the disease, inspiring her to join the staff at Lipstick Angels. Founded by celebrity make-up artist Renata Helfman, Lipstick Angels supports

Milken Institute SPH Alumnus Works to Improve Water Safety

GW Alumnus, Robert Steiner, MPH ’00, is a water expert, entrepreneur, and investor. When asked to describe himself, he says, “I’m a mixture of Forest Gump, Walter Mitty, and Teddy Roosevelt. When you make good things happen, good things happen to you in return.” His career has been transformative in the fields of water and

Colonials Helping Colonials: Kenny Ames, CCAS ’99, and Evan Nierman, CCAS ’00

Nineteen years ago, Kenny Ames, CCAS BA ’99, and Evan Nierman, CCAS BA ’00, played on opposing teams in a pick-up soccer game upstairs in the Smith Center gym. The two did not meet again until 2017, when Kenny responded to an employment ad at Evan’s PR firm, Red Banyan. A few weeks later, Evan

CCAS Alumnus Says ‘Figure Out What Excites You’

Frank Cordek, CCAS BS ’00, is uniquely qualified to talk about success in business. A director at Signal Hill Capital, a boutique investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private placement advisory, he has been a driving force in building the firm’s Internet & Digital Media practice, closing more than 30 transactions since

Tom Stowell, GSEHD Cert. ’09

Tom Stowell, GSEHD Cert. ’09, director of GSEHD’s Office of Career Services, was selected to receive the Carl D. Perkins Government Relations Award from the American Counseling Association. This award honors a member who has made a significant contribution to the counseling profession by influencing public policy at the state or national level. Stowell has

Jason A. Zimmerman, CCAS BA ’07

Jason A. Zimmerman, CCAS BA ’07, joined GrayRobinson, P.A. as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice. Zimmerman began his professional career as deputy blog director for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign where he was in charge of developing content on policy for the national blog page.  Zimmerman also served as a deputy of communications

Stephanie Leigh Batiste, CCAS MPHIL ’99, PhD ’03

Stephanie Leigh Batiste, CCAS MPHIL ’99, PhD ’03, published her first book, Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression Era African American Performance with Duke University Press. The project examines the complicated ways in which African Americans participated in American ideologies of cultural imperialism. Batiste is associate professor of Black Studies and English at the University of

Rebecca Schimmer Kirshner, CCAS BA ’01 & Benjamin Kirshner, GWSB BA ’00

Rebecca Schimmer Kirshner, CCAS BA ’01 & Benjamin Kirshner, GWSB BA ’00, welcomed their second daughter, Isabella Jade Kirshner on September 8, 2012.  Rebecca and Benjamin are also the proud parents of daughter Sydney Dale Kirshner, who will be three years old this October. Benjamin and Rebecca reside in Gladwyne, PA.