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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

Student: Alumni Leaders Make GW Special

As part of GW’s student-alumni initiatives, the Colonial Ambassadors Program empowers a select group of undergraduate students to promote and preserve GW traditions, encourage a spirit of philanthropy and nurture the student-alumni connection through special events and projects. With offerings like the Colonial Ambassador/GW Alumni Association (GWAA) mentorship exchange–which pairs ambassadors with alumni leaders who

Valentines: Kirk & Lien Lea Merritt

Kirk Merritt ESIA BA ’98, and Lien Lea (Cox) Merritt, ESIA BA ’98, credit Thurston Hall for bringing them together; these lovebirds met on the 9th floor on the first day of move-in week. They were just friends for months—until a date during spring break at Mr. Henry’s Pub (remember, ’90s alumni?) changed everything. Kirk

Alumnus Named Exec. Dir. of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic

Stephen C. Dunn, a graduate of the GWSB master’s in public administration program, has been selected as the new executive director of Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic. Dunn comes to SSC Atlantic from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego, where he was comptroller and business resource manager.

Heather Higginbottom, CCAS MA ’99

Heather Higginbottom, CCAS MA ’99 has been named Counselor to Secretary of State John Kerry. Following the 2008 presidential election, President Obama named Higginbottom deputy director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. In 2011, she became deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Prior to her work with the Obama administration, Higginbottom

Erek Barron, LAW JD ’99 Among Maryland’s “Forty under 40”

Congratulations to Erek Barron, LAW JD ’99 for being recognized as one of Maryland’s “Forty under 40!” Barron is an experienced civil and criminal litigation attorney focusing on white-collar criminal defense and corporate compliance and investigations. He also serves as outside general counsel to businesses, government agencies, and non-profits. In his private practice, Barron draws

Cynthia Jacobs Carter, GSEHD MA ’94, EdD ’98

Cynthia Jacobs Carter, GSEHD MA ’94, EdD ’98, is the new chief development officer at the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. She leads the Center’s unrestricted fundraising efforts, which include major gifts, campaigns, planned giving, events, direct mail, social media fund raising, cause marketing, and the growing of the endowment. In addition,

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