This month, in addition to
the extended profile, we have included a few class notes submitted
by alumni. If you would like to read more class notes, or if you
would like to enter one of your own, visit the class
notes section of the GW Alumni Online Community. (If you have
not already registered, the site will guide you through the process.)
GW ALUMNUS APPOINTED SENATE
With GW located so near the heart of the U.S. government and national
politics, it is not surprising that numerous GW alumni are actively
engaged in political discourse and that many GW undergraduates aspire
to political posts. Enter Harry M. Reid, a GW Law School graduate
and senator from Nevada. Reid was recently named Senate Minority
Leader. His small-town upbringing, charming demeanor, and national
political stature have earned Reid the respect of his colleagues.
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OTHER ALUMNI HEADLINES…
Ruth Glick, CCAS BA ’64, will have her 100th
book, Crimson Moon, published in January 2005. Glick writes
under the pseudonym Rebecca York, and is the author of the popular
Moon series. Both a USA Today and a New York
Times best selling author, Glick will be a part of GW’s
upcoming Alumni Authors Lecture Series; scroll down to D.C. Happenings
for more information.
Dan Glickman, Law School
JD ’69, has been appointed president and chief executive
of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Glickman has
had an extensive political career, and will use his ties to the
government to assist with his duties at the MPAA. Glickman hails
from Wichita, Kansas, and is thrilled with his new post.
Representative Steve Israel,
CCAS BA ’81 has begun his third term as a U.S. Congressman,
representing New York’s 2nd Congressional District in the
House. Israel, a Democrat, has long aspired to his current post.
In a recent interview with the GW Hatchet, he described the political
atmosphere at GW as formative to his dreams of becoming a Congressman.
Brigadier General John
C. Reppert, ESIA PhD ’82, was awarded the prestigious
Oxford Cup, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity’s top award, in November.
The award honors Reppert, who led a distinguished military career
which included directing communications in Saigon for General Westmoreland’s
headquarters. Following Kyrgyzstan’s independence, Reppert
was the first U.S. diplomatic representative to visit the former
AND IN NEWS OF THE WEIRD…
Richard Clay Travis, CCAS BA ’01, has begun
a remarkable crusade. Employed as a lawyer in the U.S. Virgin Islands,
Travis is outraged that the NFL games are not broadcast there. To
protest DirecTV, which holds a monopoly on the Sunday Ticket package,
he has vowed to eat nothing but pudding until something changes.
To date, Travis has consumed 361.3 total puddings!
SHOOT FOR SUCCESS
The Atlantic 10 Conference coaches and the media have voted, and
The George Washington University Colonials are the consensus pick
to win the Atlantic 10’s West Division for the 2004-2005 men’s
basketball season. The team’s reputation is on the rise. Over
the past three years, under the guidance of Coach Karl Hobbs, players
have become more experienced. Working with their strength and conditioning
expert, Mark Bearden, they have toughened up and are a stronger
team than the one that finished the season 18-12 just one year ago.
|Coach Hobbs addresses the GWAA
Board of Directors at its meeting on December 1, 2004.
STRONG AND STRONGER: GW WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
After making it to the Atlantic 10 tournament and finishing with
a 14-2 record last year, the GW women’s basketball team has
high hopes for the 2004-2005 season. The team, led by coach Joe
McKeown and captains Liz Dancause, Anna Montanana, and Jessica Simmonds,
scored a 70-55 victory in its final exhibition game, played in November
against the Russian Club team from Ekaterinburg. These captains,
plus the team’s star lineup, are poised to catapult GW to
the top this season. Be sure to catch one of the many upcoming games
by checking out the 2004-2005 Women's Basketball Schedule, or by
VISIT THE COLONIALS TICKETS
Calling all Colonials fans! Visit the Colonials Tickets website
to be a part of the 2004-2005 Men's and Women’s Basketball
season. Prices are as low as $39.00 for the entire season! Don't
miss the opportunity to choose your seat and purchase tickets directly
from this secure website!
AFFORDABLE GROUP TICKETS
FOR GW BASKETBALL GAMES
Is your youth group, organization, or team on the lookout for an
affordable and entertaining group activity this winter? If so, here
is THE TICKET for you!! This year, for groups of 10 or more, GW
is selling tickets for five early-season men's games for $2.00 each!
Similar discounts apply all season. For women's home games, tickets
are priced at $1.00 for groups of 10 or more. You may obtain a GW
group ticket form here,
or by contacting Ed McKee, Director, Sports Media and Community
Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or at 202-994-5778.
JOIN THE ALUMNI CAREER ADVISOR
A new program, the Alumni Career Advisor Network, connects GW alumni
with current GW students. It’s all done online! Students can
locate alumni in their chosen fields for helpful tips on how to
succeed; alumni serve as career advisors by sharing their experience,
skills, and professional insight. To learn more about this valuable
networking service and to register, visit the Career Advisor Network
GW Alumni Online Community. (If you have
not already registered, the site will guide you through the process.)
GW SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
& APPLIED SCIENCE LEADS NATION IN PERCENTAGE OF DOCTORAL DEGREES
AWARDED TO WOMEN
The GW School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) ranks first
in the nation in the percentage of engineering doctoral degrees
awarded to women, according to rankings recently released by the
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The ASEE also
ranked SEAS 10th nationally for its percentage of female faculty
members. For more information, visit the GW
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
& HEALTH SERVICES ATTENDS PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCE
The GW School of Public Health & Health Services (SPHHS) made
an impression at the American Public Health Association annual conference
held in early November in Washington, D.C. A number of students,
faculty, and alumni presented at the conference. In the exhibit
area of the conference, SPHHS featured a student dressed as George
Washington. The SPHHS booth received a second-place award among
the non-profit competition for best booth. In addition, Dean Ruth
J. Katz, JD, MPH, hosted an SPHHS reception held at the Renaissance
Hotel. Approximately 100 alumni, current students, faculty, and
GW SUMMER SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The George Washington University Summer Scholars program offers
two engaging programs for motivated high school students. The 10-day
GWorkshops are intensive mini courses for students in grades 9 –
11. The 6-week pre-college program is geared to high school juniors,
and gives them the opportunity to experience the extraordinary intellectual
and cultural opportunities of Washington, D.C., while studying at
one of the nation’s top ranked universities. For more information,
GW PARTICIPATES IN TUITION
Do you know how you will pay for your child or grandchild's college
education? Planning for a child's college education may be one of
the most significant financial decisions your family makes. Fortunately,
there's a new way to pay for private college that can help you reach
this lofty goal – the Independent 529 Plan, which GW participates
in. The Independent 529 Plan gives you a new tool to help finance
a child's college education by allowing you to lock in tuition costs.
To learn more, visit http://www.independent529plan.org/.
THE MOUNT VERNON ALUMNAE
ASSOCIATION (MVAA) HAS A NEW PRESIDENT
Sylvia Benatti, MVC BA ’96, MA ’98, has assumed the
presidency of the Mount Vernon Alumnae Association. Immediate past-president
Nancy Zintak served for three years and passed the gavel to Benatti
during Colonials Weekend. In addition to her time as president,
Zintak worked on the board in various capacities for over 20 years.
We thank her for her dedication and labor.
An intelligent and well-traveled
woman, Benatti is much loved by Mount Vernon alumnae. The mother
of six children and one foster daughter, and the grandmother of
four, she has somehow found the time to earn two degrees in the
past 10 years. The Alumnae Association is delighted to have Benatti
on board – her thoughtfulness, intelligence, and dedication
to Mount Vernon will ensure her success as the leader of the MVAA.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
FOR THE 2005 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Are you a woman with leadership experience? Then the 3rd annual
Women’s Leadership Conference needs your ideas. The conference
is a one-day event bringing together an intergenerational audience
of alumnae, students, and local women to discuss their personal
and professional challenges. The Steering Committee invites you
to respond to the call for presentations for the 2005 Women’s
Leadership Conference. READ
DINNER WITH ALUMNI PROGRAM
As part of its ongoing commitment to bring alumni back to campus
to interact with students, the Office of Alumni Programs (OAP) kicked-off
its “Dinner with Alumni” program this fall with much
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