… 2 … 1 … LIFTOFF!
On Tuesday, July 26, at 10:39 a.m., Discovery soared into the skies
over Florida as NASA returned a shuttle to space for the first time
since the 2003 Columbia disaster. Among the seven astronauts traveling
on this 12-day mission is Charlie Camarda, an alumnus of the GW School
of Engineering and Applied Science, and he is taking with him a GW
banner. READ FULL ARTICLE
Camarda, MS ’80, mission specialist, National Aeronautics
and Space Administration, prepares for liftoff.
Photo courtesy of NASA.
General Alton Slay, who graduated from GW in 1965,
recently won four gold medals in cycling at the National Senior Games.
Slay retired from the Air Force in 1981 as a four-star general after
a distinguished flying career.
Andrew Dudek, BA ’87, was elected chairman of the
Trade Show Exhibitors Association’s Board of Directors in April 2005.
Dudek has more than 15 years of trade show and event experience and
is currently the trade show manager for Telcordia Technologies in
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.)
WEEKEND 2005 - OCTOBER 21 - 23
Colonials Weekend will be here sooner than you think, and we’ve
got several events planned just for you. The weekend gets a jump-start
Friday night with the annual Kick-off Party at Alumni House from 7:30
- 10 p.m. The fun continues on Saturday from 12 - 4 p.m. with Colonials
Village, an all-day festival on H Street and Kogan Plaza featuring
food and entertainment. For those of you who would like some food
for thought, there is a lecture series including the Elmer L. Kayser
lecture, in the Media and Public Affairs Building from 12:30 - 4 p.m.
For more information, please visit the Colonials Weekend website.
Colonials Weekend 2005 will also feature a night of hilarious comedy
with the host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, on Friday from
10 - 11:30 p.m. at the Smith Center. On Saturday, from 9:30 - 11 p.m.
the Boston Pops will perform at the Smith Center.
buy tickets to the Boston Pops, please visit
http://gwired.gwu.edu/tickets or call 202-994-7411. Stay tuned
to future Colonial Cable for more details, or visit the
Colonials Weekend website
for more information.
REUNITE WITH FORMER CLASSMATES
During Colonials Weekend 2005, October 21 - 23, class reunions for
the classes of 1980, 1995, and 2000 will be held. Keep an eye out
for communications via mail and e-mail about your class’s
special event. For more information, visit the Colonials Weekend
We need your current mail and e-mail addresses to insure that you
receive all of the latest news about your class event. If you would
like to update your contact information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and current information.
GW MEDICAL SCHOOL REUNION 2005
GW Medical Center invites alumni to come back to campus during Colonials
Weekend to celebrate your medical class reunion. This year’s
reunion classes are: 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990,
and 1995. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to
reconnect with old friends and classmates! Highlights of the weekend
include individual class parties, a cocktail party with current
and former professors, tours of the new hospital, CME opportunities,
and much more. For more information, please contact Rebecca Leonard
at email@example.com or 202-994-7511.
DINE FOR GW
Interested in taking a small group of current GW undergraduate students
out to dinner? The GW Alumni Association is seeking alumni dinner
hosts for the 2005-2006 academic year. This great opportunity is
a way to meet and mentor GW students with similar professional interests
while reconnecting with your alma mater in a meaningful way. The
cost of the dinner is a tax-deductible gift to GW. To learn more
about our Dinner with Alumni program and how you can host a dinner,
please click here.
REGISTER TODAY FOR THE FALL 2005 COURSE AUDIT PROGRAM
The Office of Alumni Programs invites you to participate in the
Alumni Course Audit Program. Offered through a partnership with
GW’s academic departments, this program enables alumni to attend
many University courses for a modest registration fee. Registration
for the Fall 2005 semester begins on Wednesday, August 24. For more
information, please visit the educational programs section of the
Alumni Online Community.
We wish to honor our alumni serving in military zones. If you know
of any GW alumni who are currently serving, have already served,
are working as contractors, or have lost their lives in Iraq or
Afghanistan, please e-mail the information to Heather Milke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GW ALUMNI INTRAMURAL SOCCER TEAM TAKES FIRST PLACE
Aaron Brachman, BBA ’02, and Lisa Pagano, BA ’03, led the 2005
Capital Alumni Network (CAN) soccer team to victory in the first
annual CAN soccer tournament.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH IS HERE TO STAY!
GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown will stay with the Colonials
through 2011 after signing a contract extension. McKeown is the all-time
victory leader in GW basketball history, leading the team to 12 NCAA
tournaments in 16 seasons. He is also the all-time career victory
leader in the Atlantic 10 conference. For more news about GW women’s
basketball, please click here.
MEN’S BASKETBALL MAKING THE GRADE
GW men’s basketball is making news on the national stage. The
team was ranked 11th in the nation according to a pre-season prediction
made by CBS SportsLine.com. The team was noted for returning players
Pops Mensha-Bonsu and Mike Hall, who decided to return to the Colonials
after withdrawing from the NBA draft. The team will also welcome Regis
Koundija, a transfer player from Louisiana State University. For more
news about GW men’s basketball, please click here.
CNN’S ON THE STORY ARRIVES AT GW
On Friday, July 8, CNN’s On the Story arrived at GW.
The one-hour show features CNN chief international correspondent Christiane
Amanpour and a rotating cast of CNN correspondents. The show, taped
in front of a live studio audience on Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m.,
airs Saturdays from 7-8 p.m. and then replays on Sundays from 10-11
“GW is pleased and proud to continue our partnership with CNN,”
said Michael Freedman, vice president of communications and professional
lecturer in journalism at GW. “This presents a unique opportunity
for our students to participate in one of the premier weekend programs
on television - one that helps us gain perspective on the top stories
affecting our world.” For more news about On the Story or
to reserve free tickets, please click here.
REPRESENTING GW ON REALITY TV
Olivier Taillieu, JD ’99, was recently cast on the new NBC reality
show The Law Firm, premiering July 28. Each week, one contestant
will be eliminated and the top attorney will receive a prize of $250,000.
Roy Black, a trial attorney and legal analyst, will manage the 12
lawyers who compete against each other in real court cases. The cases
range from First Amendment issues to wrongful death suits. READ
Taillieu, JD ’99, appears on the new NBC reality show
The Law Firm.
Photo courtesy of NBC.
GW ESTABLISHES THE “KUWAIT CHAIR”
GW received more than $3.3 million (1 million Kuwaiti dinar) from
the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences to fund the
Kuwait Chair for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs in the Elliott
School of International Affairs. This endowment provides the Elliott
School with a faculty member to focus on one of the most vital regions
of the world. Ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm, BA ’66, MA ’68,
is the first individual appointed to the chair. Gnehm joined the Elliott
School in September 2004 as the J.B and Maurice C. Shapiro Visiting
Professor of International Affairs.
GSPM ALUMNA OF THE YEAR
Sherry Sylvester, who attended the Graduate School of Political Management
when it was located in New York, was recently announced as this year’s
GSPM Alumna of the Year. Sylvester is currently the communications
director for Doug Forrester who is running in the 2006 New Jersey
gubernatorial election. She received her award at the GSPM Commencement
ceremony on July 30, 2005. For more news from GSPM, please click here.
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about alumni benefits and services, regional clubs, or your alumni
association, visit the GW Alumni Online Community at www.alumni.gwu.edu.
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