Awards & Recognition

The George Washington University graduates thousands of exceptional students every year who go on to change the world. Here are a few ways that the university recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of our alumni.

Spirit of GW Awards recipients

Alumni Awards

The university and the GW Alumni Association proudly honor and recognize the contributions and achievements of GW alumni through various awards.

Learn about alumni awards

 

Monumental Alumni Award

Monumental Alumni

To mark our historic bicentennial in 2021, GW honored living alumni who have made an impact on the world through their work and service and who embody the ideals of the university.

Meet GW's Monumental Alumni

 

 

 

 

Alumni on the Bookshelves

To highlight authors in the GW community, GW Magazine publishes a “Bookshelves” feature in each digital and print issue. Alumni are welcome to submit books for consideration.

Submit your book

 

Class Notes and Alumni News

Share your career updates, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, and more with your fellow school alumni.

To share your alumni news with the College of Professional Studies, complete this form. Select class notes are featured in the CPS alumni newsletter. For questions, please contact [email protected].

To submit a class note to the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, complete this form and select your department/program from the dropdown menu. Class notes are featured in your department/program’s annual alumni newsletter. For questions, please contact [email protected].

To submit a class note to the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, complete this form. Select class notes are featured in the Corcoran alumni newsletter and on the Corcoran website. For questions, please contact [email protected].

To submit a class note to the Elliott School of International Affairs, complete this form. Select class notes are featured in the monthly alumni newsletter. For questions, please contact [email protected].

To share your alumni news with the Graduate School of Education & Human Development, complete this form. Select class notes are featured in the GSEHD alumni newsletter. For questions, please contact [email protected].

To share your alumni news with the Graduate School of Political Management, complete this form. Select class notes are featured in the GSPM alumni newsletter. For questions, please contact [email protected].

To submit a class note to the Law School, complete this form. Class notes are featured in the GW Law Updates newsletter and on the GW Law website. For questions, please contact [email protected].

To share your alumni news with the Milken Institute School of Public Health, please email [email protected]. Select class notes are featured in the GWSPH alumni newsletter.

To submit a class note to the School of Business, complete this form. Select class notes are featured in the GWSB Advocate newsletter. For questions, please contact [email protected].

To submit a class note to the School of Engineering & Applied Science, complete this form. Select class notes are featured in the SEAS alumni newsletter. For questions, please contact [email protected].

To submit a class note to the School of Media & Public Affairs, complete this form and select “SMPA” from the department/program dropdown menu. Class notes are featured in the annual SMPA alumni newsletter. For questions, please contact [email protected].

To submit a class note to the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, complete this form. Select class notes are featured in the SMHS alumni newsletter and on the SMHS website. For questions, please contact [email protected].

To share your alumni news with the School of Nursing, please contact [email protected].

To submit a class note to the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, complete this form and select “TSPPPA” from the department/program dropdown menu. Class notes are featured in the annual TSPPPA alumni newsletter. For questions, please contact [email protected].