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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Urges Graduates ‘to Get in the Arena’

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

Students, Alumni Gather at 5th Annual Pelton Design Competition

On Wednesday, May 14, the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) hosted the 5th annual Pelton Senior Design Competition and Senior-Alumni BBQ. The event is made possible by an endowed fund—The Pelton Award for Outstanding Senior Project—from former SEAS faculty member Joe Pelton. Held annually the Wednesday before graduation, the event showcases the best

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

Meet Six Awesome Student Employees

Did you know that April 13 – 19 is National Student Employment Week? This annual event is dedicated to recognizing the significant impact that student employees make on campus and in the surrounding community—something that makes a big difference at GW. Student employees are a crucial part of GW’s culture. Students work across campus in

Alumni & Philanthropy Day: Students Say “Thanks!”

On April 8, hundreds of GW students stopped by Kogan Plaza for Alumni & Philanthropy Day, an annual celebration that recognizes philanthropy and lifelong involvement at GW. Co-sponsored by the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, the 2014 Senior Class Gift committee and The Colonial Ambassadors, the event gives students a chance to thank the

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

SEAS Hosts Reception at Society of Women Engineers Conference

On Friday, Oct. 25, GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) hosted a reception for alumnae and students during the annual Society of Women Engineers conference in Baltimore, MD. During the event, more than 40 Colonials met for drinks, food, and lively conversation at the Hyatt Regency overlooking the Inner Harbor.  Vicki Gumtow, SEAS