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GW Alumnus Brings Light into Darkness

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

Colonials Helping Colonials: Kenny Ames, CCAS ’99, and Evan Nierman, CCAS ’00

Nineteen years ago, Kenny Ames, CCAS BA ’99, and Evan Nierman, CCAS BA ’00, played on opposing teams in a pick-up soccer game upstairs in the Smith Center gym. The two did not meet again until 2017, when Kenny responded to an employment ad at Evan’s PR firm, Red Banyan. A few weeks later, Evan

CCAS Alumnus Says ‘Figure Out What Excites You’

Frank Cordek, CCAS BS ’00, is uniquely qualified to talk about success in business. A director at Signal Hill Capital, a boutique investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private placement advisory, he has been a driving force in building the firm’s Internet & Digital Media practice, closing more than 30 transactions since

GW Alumni bring Mediterranean flavors to a national audience

Pita, falafel, spicy lamb meatballs, and tzatziki: you’ll find all these and more at CAVA, the Washington-area fast-casual spot that’s been serving balanced and craveable Mediterranean cuisine since 2011. Described as “flavorful and healthy,” CAVA’s extensive menu includes customizable meals from Saffron Basmati Rice grain bowls to pita with seasonal soups. The company also has

Hardy Farrow Receives Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ for Successful Education Nonprofit

  Hardy Farrow BA ’13 values dreaming big. “You live a self-fulfilling life,” he says. “If you dream big, you will achieve big.” Farrow’s mantra guides his work as founder and executive director of LITE Memphis (Let’s Innovate Through Education). “LITE Memphis equips minority students to be future entrepreneurs by teaching them how to pitch

President of iHeartMedia Has Soft Spot for GW

In September of 1992, Darren Davis, CCAS BA ’95, a resident of Crawford Hall, received a phone call that would change his life forever. Radio WASH FM had accepted his application to work as an intern at the station. He reported to work the following Monday at 4:00 am, and within four weeks, he was

Alumnus Shares Enthusiasm for Science, Technology—and Amharic

In 2004, Solomon Kassa, GWSB MS ’11, left his homeland, Ethiopia, to pursue a career in his dual passions: science and technology. In 2011 he earned a Master of Science in systems technology management from the George Washington University, and in 2012, he launched a weekly science and technology show, hosting the broadcast in his

Alumnus Ahmad Ishaq Thinks Outside the Cube

For many, government efficiency seems like a paradox. But for Ahmad Ishaq, GWSB ’07, it’s a passion. Enter Bytecubed, a contracting firm that specializes in information technology. After moving from California, and working at places such as IBM, Ahmad realized a passion for using technology to tackle out-of-date programs (mostly used by the government). By

Alumni Net Surprising Returns as NVC Volunteers

  The GW New Venture Competition (NVC) creates a platform for GW students to develop, test, and launch startup ventures. A thrill for the students, yes, but with the final round scheduled for April 19, this intense competition also inspires seasoned professionals to enjoy fresh thinking, youthful energy, and the entrepreneurial spirit. Remember how much

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