Tag Archives: ’12

Alumna Named Exec. Dir. of MD, DC and VA Solar Energy Industries Association

Dana Sleeper, GWSB BBA ’12, was recently promoted to executive director of the Maryland, DC and Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA). The regional trade association is celebrating 30 years of advocacy work this year. Sleeper, who is also a member of the national Solar Energy Industries Association Board of Directors, reports to the 13

‘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

Alumnus, now GW Faculty, Publishes Predictive Analytics Book

Anasse Bari, SEAS MS ’10, CERT ’12, PhD ’12, a faculty member in GW’s computer science department, recently celebrated the publication of his book Predictive Analytics For Dummies. Bari co-authored the book with fellow alumnus, Mohamed Chaouchi, SEAS MS ’05, and software engineer Tommy Jung. Predictive analytics is a branch of data mining that helps

Alumnus Receives Grant to Study National Voter Registration Act

Douglas Hess, CCAS PhD ’12, assistant professor at Grinnell College, recently received a discretionary grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to study effective, low-cost strategies for states to better implement the National Voter Registration Act. Established in 1993, the NVRA was designed to make voter registration easier and more uniform across states; however, many

Making a Difference: Helping Alabama with Health Care

Current New Yorker Jake Miner, ESIA BA ’12, has a hectic schedule these days; this past fall, he began the master’s in public administration program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. But if you think Miner (who will graduate from Columbia in 2015) was ready to relax during his winter break, think

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: Julian Gompertz & Ashley Huffman

In fall of 2008, Julian Gompertz, CCAS BA ’10 and Ashley Huffman, CCAS BA ’12, first met in New Hall (now known as Amsterdam Hall)…but they didn’t begin dating until Halloween 2009. Once they became a couple, they enjoyed experiencing GW together—seeing the Maroon 5 concert on campus in 2009 ranks high on their list

Top Five Stories of 2013

2013 was a big year for the GW community—from entertainment to politics to business to community service, alumni around the world made a difference, and we were lucky enough to catch up with many of them. Check out which stories were most popular last year: Double Alumna Conquers Crossfit Christy Phillips Adkins, SPHHS BS ’07,

Alumni Attend Veterans Memorial Park Dedication

On Nov. 11, to commemorate Veterans Day, many GW alumni were on the Foggy Bottom campus to attend a dedication ceremony for the renovated and relocated Veterans Memorial Park. Formerly located by the intersections of 22nd and G Streets NW, Veterans Memorial Park is now in front of the Gelman Library entrance at Kogan Plaza.