MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI PROGRAMS
Greetings fellow alumni,
For over a decade, graduating seniors have raised money for a Senior
Class Gift, which is left to the University as a token of appreciation
for their undergraduate experience, and to leave a legacy on campus.
Landmarks such as the phone booth at the intersection of G and 22nd
streets and the mosaic featured prominently in the Marvin Center
lobby are the result of senior classes’ energy and financial
NEGOTIATES STRATEGIC PLAN
By Al Nadel, BS ’71, JD ’76
The George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA) offers interesting
and helpful programs on and off campus, including lecture series,
career networking events, trips, awards programs, dinners with students,
partner programs with insurance and credit cards, and virtual connectivity
with the entire GW community. All GW graduates are members of the
GWAA, and the GWAA Board of Directors and the Office of Alumni Programs
guide the activities planned by the association.READ
FOR GWAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATIONS
The George Washington Alumni Association is seeking GW alumni to
members of the association’s Board of Directors and executive committee
during the 2005-2006 academic year. All GW alumni are granted lifetime
membership in the GWAA and are eligible to serve in leadership positions.
The nominating committee and president-elect encourage alumni interested
in serving during the upcoming year to identify themselves by completing
the application form, which is due by April 29, 2005. For more information
and the application form, click
WASHINGTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GIVING UPDATE
George Washington Alumni Association President Kristen Betts has
challenged the association’s Board of Directors to 100 percent
participation in the Annual Fund. Currently, 64 percent of members
have made a gift to GW, and Betts is certain that they will reach
their goal by the end of the fiscal year. Gifts have ranged from
$20 to over $1,000.
GW ALUMNUS NOMINATED
FOR TOP EPA POSITION
Stephen L. Johnson, MS ’76, has been nominated
to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA). He currently serves as acting administrator and has worked
with the agency for 24 years. READ
Stephen L. Johnson, Acting Administrator of
AND IN OTHER ALUMNI NEWS…
Governor Robert Ehrlich selected Pastor Farinas, MEA ’72,
for appointment to the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers.
Farinas graduated from the School of Engineering and Applied Science
in 1972 and currently serves on the George Washington Alumni Association’s
Board of Directors.
John Harris, BA ’68, MFA ’74, has just
been named director of The Victoria College of Art, Victoria, British
Columbia, Canada. Born in Washington, and having spent time in Japan
and Micronesia, Harris brings his unique global perspective to the
college. For more information on Harris’s appointment, visit
Kerry Washington, BA ’98, recently starred
as Ray Charles’ wife opposite Jamie Foxx in Ray. With an impressive
set of credits to her name already, Washington will appear in two
films this summer – Fantastic Four, and Mr. and
BACK TO DORMITORY LIFE!
John R. Graves, AA ’49, BA ’51, found
himself back on campus for a time. Graves resides at St. Mary’s
Court, an apartment building in the Foggy Bottom area that was damaged
by fire last month. While his home underwent repairs, Graves stayed
on campus at City Hall. Graves enjoyed this opportunity to revisit
campus and connect with current students. “My alma mater is
good to me,” said Graves, “besides giving me a degree,
they also gave me nourishment and comfort.”
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.)
CAREER ADVISOR NETWORK
When you decided to embark on your first job, contemplated a career
change, or considered a move to a new city, wouldn’t it have
been nice to have had some expert advice? The Office of Alumni Programs
is pleased to introduce the Career Advisor Network, GW’s newest
alumni mentoring program. A dynamic element of the GW
Alumni Online Community, this interactive feature allows alumni
to share important career advice with students and with other alumni
GW BASKETBALL IS TOP-NOTCH!
For the first time ever in Atlantic-10 Conference history, the GW
men’s Colonials won the A-10 title. With their victory over
Saint Joseph’s, 76-67, the Colonials secured their seat at
the NCAA Tournament. The Colonials made a good showing against Georgia
Tech at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tenn. Forward
Pops Mensah-Bonsu started the game strong with two dynamic dunks,
and the Colonials kept up with the Yellow Jackets through half time,
but ultimately the victory belonged to Georgia Tech, 80-68. The
NCAA first-round appearance was the first for the Colonials since
1999 and marked the eighth time GW has been invited to the tournament.
GW is one of only four private universities to have their men and
women’s teams in the NCAA Tournament this year. The women’s
basketball team was victorious against Mississippi in the opening
round of the 2005 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship at
the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. In second-round play
on March 22, the team went on to play first seeded North Carolina
and lost 71-47.
DONORS GATHER FOR LUTHER RICE SOCIETY RECEPTION
More than one hundred alumni and friends gathered on March 23rd
at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the Luther Rice Society
reception. The society honors donors who make annual gifts of $1,000
or more to GW. President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg warmly thanked
the guests, noting the significant role that alumni support plays
in the future of all institutions of higher education. READ
LIFETIME AIRS DOCUMENTARY AT GW
Lifetime Television premiered a new documentary about domestic abuse
in America at the Jack Morton Auditorium on GW’s campus on
Monday, March 14. Entitled Terror at Home: Domestic Violence
in America, the screening kicked off a national campaign to
involve college students in fighting domestic violence. A panel
hosted by director and executive producer Maryann De Leo and producer
and musician Michael Bolton followed the screening. Lifetime will
air the documentary on television on April 10.
PARTICIPATE IN A GLOBAL STUDY ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Is project management a profession? If not, what is it? In their
groundbreaking work, Professionalization of Project Management:
Exploring the Past to Map the Future, Bill Zwerman and Janice
Thomas concluded recently that project management is not currently
perceived to be a profession, nor is it likely to become so in the
near future. READ
DUQUÈS HALL UPDATE
The new home for the George Washington School of Business is well
under way! Construction on Duquès Hall began in October 2003,
and the building is projected to open for classes in January 2006.
The new facility features a state-of-the-art capital markets trading
room, computer classrooms, and an executive conference center. We
are grateful to the lead donors and countless corporate partners,
alumni, and friends who supported this project and invested in the
future of the GW School of Business. The school is planning a weeklong
series of events to celebrate the opening of the building, including
speakers, panel discussions, and tours of the building. Stay tuned
for future updates on Duquès Hall!
view of Duquès Hall under construction in early 2004.
Photo by the GW School of Business.
A current look at Duquès Hall.
Photo by Julie Woodford
Additionally, The George Washington University School of Business
earned another prominent accolade this semester with Financial
Times adding the school’s MBA program to its list of
the top 100 MBA programs in the world. The publication joins the
Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, and
U.S. News & World Report in recognizing the School
of Business as a top-tier institution.
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