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Colonials Help Colonials Landscape

Colonials Help Colonials Landscape

Mixing buff and blue yields green, and some Colonials have the thumbs to prove it. The College of Professional Studies recently launched a webpage highlighting businesses run by 15 alumni of GW’s graduate certificate programs in Sustainable Landscapes and in Landscape Design, and its master’s in Landscape Design program. The page, says Tomi Landis, one

Q&A with Woman of Distinction Award Winner, Renee Lewis

GWAA Board Member Renee Lewis, SEAS MS ’90, was awarded the Woman of Distinction Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of Greater DC. This prestigious award is presented to female business owners or decision-making executives who advance women’s business. In light of this accomplishment, we asked Renee a few questions about how her GW experience has been

Changing the Future of Healthcare: One Alum’s Vision

Remember our Class of ’08 spotlight about double alumnus and entrepreneur Ketan Patel? Patel is the founder of Dr. Interns, a non-profit that aids health care issues in developing countries by providing medical and healthcare internships abroad. Our friends at the Luther Rice Society recently caught up with Patel to learn more about Dr. Interns

7 Tips from Alumni Entrepreneurs

GW is no stranger self-starters, as evidenced by the number of entrepreneurs in the alumni community. We’ve had the chance to sit down with alums in a variety of industries to learn from the best. Find out what they’ve learned along the way and what they think aspiring entrepreneurs should know: Jack Bergstrand, GSEHD MA

Helping Students Find Career Success

Finding a job after graduation is a priority for nearly every college student, and the process can be full of ups and downs. Curious how today’s Colonials are faring as they navigate life after GW? GW today recently reported that, according to an annual survey released by GW’s Center for Career Services and the Office

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

Bundling Babies and Saving Lives: Meet Babies4Babies

Like many first-time moms-to-be, Kate Marie Grinold Sigfusson, ESIA BA ’08, is in serious preparation-mode as her due date (April 2014!) approaches.  She’s also in serious entrepreneur mode, having recently launched Babies4Babies, a luxury baby brand with a social impact mission to save lives. If you’ve ever purchased a pair of Tom’s shoes, you know

Alumna to Receive “Women in Manufacturing” Award

Rebecca (Racosky) Taylor, ESIA BA ’87, will receive a 2014 Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award from The Manufacturing Institute, the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. The award celebrates the outstanding science, technology, engineering, and production contributions of women in the manufacturing sector. Taylor, senior vice president at the National Center for