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Alumnus Coaches Wounded Warriors Across the Finish Line

Alumnus Coaches Wounded Warriors Across the Finish Line

At the Toronto opening ceremonies of the 2017 Invictus Games, with dignitaries like Britain’s Prince Harry and former president Barack Obama looking on, USA Head Coach and Columbian College alumnus Aaron Moffett, CCAS BA ’99,  took a moment to survey his team of athletes. They included a world record-holding Navy swimmer who lost both his eyes when

SEAS Alumnus a Leader in Biomedical Innovation

Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez, SEAS MS ’69, graduated from the University of Miami in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and just a few years later he found himself doing biomedical research after being drafted into a special Armed Forces program for engineers and scientists. When he left the service two years later, he

Colonials Weekend 2017 Highlights

GW hosted Colonials Weekend October 19-22, 2017, bringing thousands of alumni, families, students, and friends to campus. On Thursday night, eight alumni received the Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a graduate by the university and the George Washington Alumni Association. The weekend continued with a kickoff party; Colonial Madness in celebration of

GW Alumnus Brings Light into Darkness

As a child growing up in Washington, D.C., Antwanye Ford, SEAS BS ’87, GWSB MS ’93, learned that a single individual could have a significant impact on the world around him. His parents owned a small upholstery shop in the U Street Corridor, where Antwanye worked after school. Living, working, and contributing to his community

Hear from the Eight Recipients of the Alumni Achievement Award

Annual event recognizes the accomplishments of some of the university’s most distinguished alumni. The university honored the accomplishments of eight of its alumni at the 81st annual Alumni Achievement Awards on Thursday, kicking off this year’s unified Colonials Weekend for alumni, students, family and friends. George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc said in opening remarks that although he has

Milken Institute SPH Alumnus Works to Improve Water Safety

GW Alumnus, Robert Steiner, MPH ’00, is a water expert, entrepreneur, and investor. When asked to describe himself, he says, “I’m a mixture of Forest Gump, Walter Mitty, and Teddy Roosevelt. When you make good things happen, good things happen to you in return.” His career has been transformative in the fields of water and

Alumni Highlights in Summer 2017 issue of GW Magazine

Spring 2017 issue of GW Magazine features alumni who go out on a limb. The Adventurers In harm’s way or in the bottomless unknown, these alumni are found setting up camp, feeling out the boundaries beyond bounds and stealing imagination.   Refusing to Remain a ‘Hidden Figure’ As one of NASA’s trailblazing “human computers” in

GW to Recognize Career Achievements of Eight Alumni

The 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award recipients include Dana Bash, B.A. ’93, CNN chief political correspondent. The Oct. 19 award ceremony helps kick off Colonials Weekend. Eight George Washington University alumni will be honored this year with the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest form of recognition given annually by the university and the George

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

University Honors Alumni All-Star Volunteers

Five George Washington University alumni received the Alumni Outstanding Service Award on Thursday for their volunteer efforts in support of the university. View photos from the event in the Flickr gallery. “These awards are really significant as they recognize a critically important value in our university culture, which goes back to the founding vision of

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