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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

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 Poet Carves Her Way With Words

At eight years old, Elizabeth Acevedo, BA ’10, had written her first poem describing the unanswered questions of the universe: why dolphins were peaceful and humans were not. She knew then as a first grader that she could make sense of the world through writing and performing. “Poetry for me was inspired from a need

Classical Acting Alum Appears on Stage, Screen & More

At age nineteen, Thomas Keegan, CCAS MFA ’10, first read the play Fool for Love by Sam Shepard and thought, “Someday, I’d love to perform this story.” This September, he’ll be doing just that at Maryland’s Roundhouse Theatre—and Keegan says GW’s Academy of Classical Acting (ACA) program helped him get there. An intensive, one-year master

Alumna’s Paintings Shown in Numerous Exhibits

Susan Tolbert, CCAS MFA ’86, a painter, recently had her work shown in the University of Mary Washinton’s Midatlantic New Painting Biennial and the D’Art’s Mid-Atlantic. She also had a one-person exhibit with the city of Norfolk’s Cultural Arts Selden Arcade Gallery. Tolbert is the daughter of fellow alumna and artist, Eleanor Powell, CCAS BA

Alumna Featured on Examiner.com for “One-In-A-Billion-Mind”

Eleanor Powell, CCAS BA ’44, was profiled by examiner.com in the article “Artist Eleanor Powell: A One-In-A-Billion Mind.” The piece was published in October 2013. Powell, who is in her nineties, describes her work as “hard-edged geometric paintings in acrlyics, most of which appear to be three dimensional.” A graduate of both GW and Old

Alumna Mentors Students as GW Guest Artist

A group of GW’s student dancers will soon take to the stage for their Spring DanceWorks concert—and alumna Chriselle Tidrick, CCAS BA ’94, has a little something to do with it. Tidrick, founder and artistic director of the NY-based Above and Beyond Dance company, is currently serving as a Spring 2014 guest artist in GW’s

Alumna Stars as World War II Heroine

Our friends at GW recently featured young alumna Grace Srinivasan, CCAS BA ’13, who plays the lead role in a film that will premiere at DC’s Warner Theatre on Feb. 15: When people think of World War II heroes, many might not recall Noor Inayat Khan, a Muslim woman in her late 20s who gave

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