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Alumnus Coaches Wounded Warriors Across the Finish Line

Alumnus Coaches Wounded Warriors Across the Finish Line

At the Toronto opening ceremonies of the 2017 Invictus Games, with dignitaries like Britain’s Prince Harry and former president Barack Obama looking on, USA Head Coach and Columbian College alumnus Aaron Moffett, CCAS BA ’99,  took a moment to survey his team of athletes. They included a world record-holding Navy swimmer who lost both his eyes when

SEAS Alumnus a Leader in Biomedical Innovation

Rodolfo “Rudy” Rodriguez, SEAS MS ’69, graduated from the University of Miami in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and just a few years later he found himself doing biomedical research after being drafted into a special Armed Forces program for engineers and scientists. When he left the service two years later, he

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

Hear from the Eight Recipients of the Alumni Achievement Award

Annual event recognizes the accomplishments of some of the university’s most distinguished alumni. The university honored the accomplishments of eight of its alumni at the 81st annual Alumni Achievement Awards on Thursday, kicking off this year’s unified Colonials Weekend for alumni, students, family and friends. George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc said in opening remarks that although he has

Panel Celebrates Late Sociology Professor’s Seminal Work

On October 19, 2017, GW’s sociology department will host a panel discussion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Tally’s Corner: A Study of Negro Streetcorner Men. Authored by the late Elliot Liebow, CCAS BA ’49, a renowned anthropologist, this seminal publication was based on Liebow’s recounting of his time “hanging out” with unemployed

Milken Institute SPH Alumnus Works to Improve Water Safety

GW Alumnus, Robert Steiner, MPH ’00, is a water expert, entrepreneur, and investor. When asked to describe himself, he says, “I’m a mixture of Forest Gump, Walter Mitty, and Teddy Roosevelt. When you make good things happen, good things happen to you in return.” His career has been transformative in the fields of water and

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

Alumni Highlights in Spring 2017 Issue of GW Magazine

Spring 2017 issue of GW Magazine features alumni who innovate and entertain. Yvonne Orji at the Gates The alumna is a co-star on HBO’s ‘Insecure’ and on the verge of breaking through to the big time. Indelible Ink A new book pays homage to chefs’ tattoos.   A Vision of the Future Alumna Shilpa Rose

GWSPH Alumni Network Helped Madiha Tariq ’11 Find Her Career Path

“A leader is someone who stands alongside people and supports them to see the bigger picture,” says alumna Madiha Tariq, MPH ’11. As deputy director for the Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services for nonprofit Access Community Health, she manages more than 80 team members. Juggling a large team working on important community issues, Madiha believes it’s better

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