Alumni Highlights in Winter 2018 issue of GW Magazine

The Winter 2018 issue of GW Magazine features the popular Gift Guide, an in-depth profile of GW’s new president, and profiles of our remarkable alumni.

The 2017 GW Gift Guide

Wrapping paperBomber jackets, finials, olive oil, stationery, dog carriers, cheese plates, T-shirts, coffee and robots are featured in this curated (and varied) selection of alumni-made gifts for the gift-giving season.

The What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get PresidentThomas and Anne LeBlanc

GW President Tom LeBlanc, the former chief academic and budget officer at the University of Miami, arrived in August short on formalities, winsomely optimistic and unflinchingly pointed about change.

Precious Mettle

Elena Meyers two Olympic medals

Elana Meyers Taylor, GWSPH BS ’06, GWSB MTA ’11, has used a daredevil style to win four bobsled world championships and Olympic bronze and Olympic silver.

Accounting for Haste

Smitten Kitten blogger Deb PerelmanWith Smitten Kitchen, food blogger Deb Perelman, CCAS BA ’98, MA ’00, set out to make elegant-but-unfussy food her bread and butter. Along the way, she became a bestselling author and home-cooking heroine.

Chord Progression

Jukebox the Ghost pianist Ben ThornewillBetween recording and touring with his pop trio, Jukebox the Ghost, pianist Ben Thornewill, CCAS BA ’07, went into the studio for a series of expeditions into the lost art of classical improvisation. He walked out with his first solo album.

Home Spun

Major League DreidelThe “knishioner” of Major League Dreidel, Eric Pavony, CCAS BA ’01, has given the spinning top a stadium, new games and its best shot at being fun in hundreds of years.

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