The late Dr. Charles F. Elliott, longtime GW political science and international affairs professor and founder of the GW Squash program, was honored at an event hosted by GW Squash alumni on Nov. 4. Tied to the Squash team’s home opener, the event recognized the contributions of the founding coach with a commemorative portrait inside the Lerner Health and Wellness Center. Pictured with student-athletes and GW Squash alumni is Dr. Elliot’s widow, Margie.
Led by one of Dr. Elliott’s former players, Steven Kupka, CCAS BA ’83, the gathering also kicked off fundraising efforts to officially name one of the squash courts after Dr. Elliott, who passed away in 2010.
“Coach Elliott made such an incredible impact on generations of students at GW,” says Kupka. “Naming a court after him will memorialize his legacy at GW and will allow us to give back to the very program he created.”