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‘I Want to Change the Culture’: Alum Supports LGBT Community

‘I Want to Change the Culture’: Alum Supports LGBT Community

Few people find their passion at the age of 10. But for Michael Komo, CCAS BA ’11, GSPM MS ’12, a life devoted to advocacy was the clear choice. “I’ve always been passionate about civil rights,” says Komo. “I’m lucky to have been raised by a really strong woman and have two great sisters, so I’ve

7 Tips from Alumni Entrepreneurs

GW is no stranger self-starters, as evidenced by the number of entrepreneurs in the alumni community. We’ve had the chance to sit down with alums in a variety of industries to learn from the best. Find out what they’ve learned along the way and what they think aspiring entrepreneurs should know: Jack Bergstrand, GSEHD MA

GSEHD Alumni to Host Panel at ESRI 2014

The annual Educational Symposium for Research and Innovations (ESRI) student-led academic conference will take place on the GW’s Foggy Bottom campus from March 21 and 22—and six GSEHD alumni will be featured in one of its panels. ESRI aims to provide an opportunity for immersion in current research and innovations in education. The conference also

Double Alumna Elana Meyers Brings Home the Silver!

Remember our story about Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers, SPHHS BS ’06, GWSB MTA ’11?  It’s officially time for a victory dance. Meyers and her teammate Lauryn Williams competed today and clinched the silver medal for the US—and the GW community is buzzing with excitement for her and Team USA. “Elana exemplifies the dedication, passion and attitude that

GDub Love: More Alumni Valentines!

Last week we introduced you to seven couples who met at or because of GW.  Now, just in time for the 14th, meet five more couples who were inspired to share their GW love stories:   Jennifer Cameron, ’04 & Brad Pfeffer, ’03, ’07 These two Colonials will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary next month—find

Valentines: Matt & Sarah Haggerty

In fall 2009, during their first week of grad school, Matt Haggerty, TSPPPA MPP ’11, and Sarah (Dieter) Haggerty, CCAS MA ’11, met through GW’s Intervarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship. “Sarah was dating someone else at the time, so we were just friends at first,” says Matt. When that relationship eventually ended, Sarah and Matt continued

2014 Alumni Valentines

It’s that time of year again—as Feb. 14 approaches, we’re excited to share our seventh annual “GW Alumni Valentines” feature! Each of these couples has one thing in common: GW.  Find out how they met, how their lives have changed and why they still love being Colonials!   Amrith (Mago) Aakre,’03 & Johann Aakre, ’03

Valentines: Casey Pierzchala & Alex Winn

Alex Winn, CCAS BA ’08, MPA ’11, and Casey Pierzchala, ESIA BA ’08, GWSB MBA ’11, make a strong case for the title of “Mr. and Mrs. Colonial” for the Class of 2008. The couple started dating soon after they met as freshmen living in Somers Hall on GW’s Mount Vernon Campus. The accomplished duo

Double Alumna Sets Her Sights on Olympic Gold

With the winter Olympics just a few weeks away, athletes from around the world are gearing up to compete in Sochi. That includes Elana Meyers, SPHHS BS ’06, GWSB MTA ’11, a member of the US Women’s Bobsled National Team, who snagged two victories in December at the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation’s 2013 World

Alumna Receives Fulbright Student Program Scholarship

Cheryl Walton, CCAS BA ’11, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Malaysia for an English Teaching Assistantship. She departed in early January to begin her service. During her time at GW, Walton was involved with several student organizations, and also volunteered in the DC community. Walton also served on the executive

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