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Young Alum Recognized for Non-Profit Leadership

Young Alum Recognized for Non-Profit Leadership

Every year, the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) honors a group of young professionals who make a difference throughout the city of Houston, TX for their leadership in non-profit organizations. This year, GW alumnus Carlos Paz, Jr., CCAS BA ’08, was among those recognized. Paz, Jr. was one of eight young professionals to receive the 2014

GW Receives Record-Setting Gifts; Renames School of Public Health

Early this morning, GW Today announced that GW has received gifts from the Milken Institute, the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation, and the Milken Family Foundation: The George Washington University has received three gifts totaling $80 million that will address—in collaboration with other institutions—many of the world’s public health challenges, focusing on prevention of disease

Double Alumna Named PR Person to Watch

If you keep tabs on the national political scene, you probably know that Megan Whittemore, CCAS BA ’08, GSPM MS ’10, is the Press Secretary for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (who is also a GW graduate). Whittemore recently made headlines again when PR News included her on the “2013 PR People to Watch” list.

Alumnus & Professor Co-Author JFK Article on HuffPo

With the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination approaching on Friday, Nov. 22, we’re taking a moment to highlight a recent article by Hon. Mark Kennedy, director of GW’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), and Larry Lane, ESIA BA’67, MA ’76, who serves on the GSPM adivsory board. Kennedy and Lane co-authored the article

Alumnae Trio Find Success with Tinsel & Twine

A typical day for the [much buzzed about] Brooklyn-based event design shop Tinsel & Twine is anything but typical, says communications director Erica Taylor, CCAS BA ’06. That’s because the company creates a signature style for each client and event, from floral styling to custom stationery and signage, to lighting installation, prop coordination and event

12 GW Varsity Programs Recognized by NCAA

GW Athletics is in the news once again! Our friends at GWsports.com recently reported on GW Atheltics’ graduation rating exceeding the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Average: The NCAA publicly announced the Graduation Success Rate of all Division I institutions today, with GW’s baseball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, golf, men’s and women’s

SEAS Professor Named One of Nation’s ‘Most Innovative’ Educators

Our friends at GW Today recently reported that a professor from GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Ergun Simsek, will represent GW at the 2013 Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium: When it comes to teaching electromagnetics, Professor Ergun Simsek likes to show before he tells. Theoretical concepts — those complicated equations on the