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

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

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

President LeBlanc's first day on campus

LeBlanc Marks First Day as GW President

The coming weeks will include meetings and events with members of the university community as Tom LeBlanc and his wife, Anne, settle into their new home on campus. As Tom LeBlanc began his tenure Tuesday as the 17th president of the George Washington University, more than 100 GW community members gathered to greet him, with

ESIA Alumna Shares Experiences from the Negotiating Table

Winter in Moscow is relentlessly cold, as Wendy Cutler, ESIA BA ’79, learned when she spent her GW semester abroad in the capital of what was then the Soviet Union. Her time in Moscow also coincided with the Cold War. “It was a “rough semester, frankly,” Wendy says, with a hint of a smile. But

Milken Institute SPH Alumna: Bhakthi Sahgal, MPH ’15

“Invest in new experiences that will not only provide you with enhanced skills but varying perspectives. Being able to look at an issue from multiple viewpoints will help you become a stronger advocate, leader, and contributor.”—Bhakthi Sahgal, MPH ’15   Health policy alumna shares insights into her journey through the Milken Institute SPH and how it

Venessa Perry

Meet the New GW Alumni Association President

CEO and author Dr. Venessa Marie Perry, M.P.H. ’99, is the GW Alumni Association’s first African American president. Venessa Marie Perry, the first African American president of the George Washington Alumni Association, began her tenure at the annual GWAA meeting on June 8, taking over from Jeremy Gosbee, B.A. ’98, M.B.A. ‘02. Dr. Perry, M.P.H.

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

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Making History: The Campaign for GW Surpasses $1 Billion Goal

More than 65,000 donors propelled the university’s largest-ever fundraising initiative, which will end June 30. George Washington University Board of Trustees Chair Nelson Carbonell and President Steven Knapp announced Friday at the Senior Class Toast that Making History: The Campaign for GW has surpassed its $1 billion fundraising goal more than a year ahead of

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