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Jay Leno performed two shows at Lisner Auditorium for Colonials Weekend visitors. After the shows, he took time to mingle with guests.

Abdul El-Tayef / WPPI

First Colonials Weekend a Success

More than 6,000 alumni, family, and friends visited GW’s Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses during the first annual Colonials Weekend. Held Oct. 11-13, 2002, Colonials Weekend combined the former Alumni Weekend, Family Weekend, law and medical school alumni weekends, and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development alumni weekend events into one celebration for the entire GW community.

This first year was a huge success. Attendees enjoyed more than 100 activities, such as a family barbeque, a casino night, and “An Evening with Jay Leno” at Lisner Auditorium. Evidence of the fun had by Colonials of all ages can be seen in the photos below.

Nearly 900 people attended the Colonials Weekend Barbeque on the University Yard on Saturday. Lunch and live music for all, plus clowns, face painting, balloons, and caricature artists for the kids made the event a great family affair.

Nicole Harding

Nicole Harding

JR Black

Nicole Harding

Young Alumni try their luck at casino games during the Mardi Gras-themed All-Alumni Celebration Friday night at the Washington Marriott.

Nicole Harding

A visit by GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg always lights up a crowd.

Nicole Harding

Guests enjoyed themselves at the Dessert, Coffee, and Jazz Reception held on Saturday night after the Jay Leno performances. Approximately 5,000 people attended the event.

JR Black

The Medical Center class reunion dinner brought 250 alumni and their guests together Friday evening at the Washington Marriott.

Attention GW Alumni

Calling All Colonials!

We need your help! Register for the GW Online Community and help us grow this valuable alumni network. What’s in it for you?

  • E-mail—A permanent e-mail forwarding service in the form of yourname@alumni.gwu.edu.
  • Alumni Directory—A searchable online directory of GW alumni to keep in touch with new and old friends, plus an online personalized address book feature.

In the future, the Online Community will offer other services, such as:

  • A Career Center—To post and search job openings and resumes and locate alumni mentors in your field or offer your own mentoring services.
  • Bulletin Boards—Interest-related discussion groups and chat rooms.

This service is new to the GW community. It is only as good as we make it, so please register and participate so that we can add new features to the site. Let’s keep the GW Colonials network strong!

To register for the GW Online Community, go to www.gwu.edu/alumni/olc and follow the instructions.

Questions? Contact the Alumni Office of Programs at alumni@gwu.edu or (202) 994-6435 or 1-800-ALUMNI-7

The George Washington University
Contact Information for Alumni

Alumni House
1925 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Phone: (202)994-6453 Fax: (202)994-8060
Toll Free: 1-800-ALUMNI-7
E-Mail: alumni@gwu.edu
Web: www.alumni.gwu.edu

Keith Betts, MBA ’89, EdD ’95
Executive Director of Alumni Programs

Elizabeth Phillips King
Director of Regional Programs and Young Alumni

Jason P. Miller, BA ’97, MPA ’02
Director of Alumni Benefits and Services

Graduate School of Education and
Human Development
John Rosser Jr., MA ’61, EdD ’78
Director of Alumni Relations
(202)994-1449, jrosser@gwu.edu

GW Law School
Marsha Shinkman
Director of Alumni Relations
(202)994-7166, mshinkman@main.nlc.gwu.edu

GW Medical Center
(School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Services)

Bruce Shatswell
Director of Medical Alumni Relations
(202)994-0764, mcdbas@gwumc.edu

Kim Dagner Boddie
Assistant Director of Medical Alumni Relations
(202)994-9762, mcdkad@gwumc.edu