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Alumnus Celebrates GW-Corcoran Connection in Maine Exhibit

Alumnus Celebrates GW-Corcoran Connection in Maine Exhibit

  The day in 2014 that GW and the National Gallery of Art announced a partnership with the Corcoran is one that Steve Wyman, BA ’85, says he will always remember. “I immediately knew it was a game changer for GW. [As a result of the merger], GW would have the nation’s only university school

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

Bay Area Alumni Reconnect at SF Event

Forgery Bar, one of the newest offerings on San Francisco’s famous Mission Street, opened its doors to George Washington University alumni, parents and GW leadership November 1 for an afternoon of food and wine hosted by GW’s Office of Alumni Relations. More than 100 guests enjoyed food and wine pairings featuring award-winning wines from Selby

Students, Alumni Gather at 5th Annual Pelton Design Competition

On Wednesday, May 14, the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) hosted the 5th annual Pelton Senior Design Competition and Senior-Alumni BBQ. The event is made possible by an endowed fund—The Pelton Award for Outstanding Senior Project—from former SEAS faculty member Joe Pelton. Held annually the Wednesday before graduation, the event showcases the best

Alumni & Philanthropy Day: Students Say “Thanks!”

On April 8, hundreds of GW students stopped by Kogan Plaza for Alumni & Philanthropy Day, an annual celebration that recognizes philanthropy and lifelong involvement at GW. Co-sponsored by the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, the 2014 Senior Class Gift committee and The Colonial Ambassadors, the event gives students a chance to thank the

Dedicated Alumni Honored at 2014 Service Awards

GW and the GW Alumni Association (GWAA) honored seven dedicated alumni at the 53rd annual Alumni Outstanding Service Awards on Thursday, Apr. 3, recognizing them for their volunteer efforts that advance the mission of the university. Established in 1961, the Alumni Outstanding Service Awards recognize GW and Mount Vernon College graduates. The awards include the

Alumna Mentors Students as GW Guest Artist

A group of GW’s student dancers will soon take to the stage for their Spring DanceWorks concert—and alumna Chriselle Tidrick, CCAS BA ’94, has a little something to do with it. Tidrick, founder and artistic director of the NY-based Above and Beyond Dance company, is currently serving as a Spring 2014 guest artist in GW’s

Hundreds of Alumni Gather for “Big Data” Panel

On March 25, hundreds of GW alumni and friends of the university gathered in Northern Virginia for the 7th annual “Reception with President Knapp.” The event gives alumni a chance to reconnect while learning about some of today’s most prominent topics. This year’s program, “Security, Storage, and Analysis: A Panel Discussion on Big Data,” featured

American Studies Dept. Honors Emeritus Professors

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of American Studies hosted a reception and lecture for alumni and faculty to honor two emeritus professors, James O. Horton and John Vlach. Melani McAlister, chair of the department, kicked off the evening by announcing the launch of the Horton-Vlach Fund for American

Alumni Raise High During A-10 Tournament in NYC

On Friday, Mar. 14, GW men’s basketball took to the Barclays Center court as part of the Atlantic 10 Championship — and thousands of alumni, parents and friends were there to support them. At 7:00pm, before the Colonials faced off against the University of Massachusetts, a pregame party took place in the Barclays Center’s 40/40