GW Alumni Blog

Stories from Our Community

GW alumni are change makers, creators, and leaders in virtually every industry. Through their stories, we see the transformative impact of a GW education.


Ambassador Gina Abercrombie Winstanley

GW Alumna Voted to National Security Education Board

Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley has a distinguished 30-year career in diplomacy and an active involvement in promoting diversity and mentorship in the field.
Karen Wickre

GW Alumna Elected Chair of News Literacy Project Board

Karen Wickre is bringing her expertise from starting her own communications consultancy and 15 years at Google and Twitter to her new role at NLP.
GW Business junior Camryn Baum celebrates with a first-place check after she and her team won the Consumer Goods and Services Track at Thursday's 16th annual New Venture Competition. (Photos by Rick Reinhard/For GW Today)

Budding Entrepreneurs Win Cash Prizes at 2024 New Venture Competition

NVC awards more than $330,000 to winners, including $157,000 in cash, for the nationally recognized competition now in its 16th year.
GW Trustee Michelle Rubin (l), junior Max Wiener and Pam Rubin.

Heartfelt Connections: GW Scholarship Dinner Brings Donors and Students Together

The annual Celebration of Scholarships and Fellowships event highlights the power of philanthropy.
Michael Rice, and his wife, Jane, created the Rice Family Foundation in 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Rice family)

A Chip Off the Old Block: Family Behind Utz Brands Endows GW Law Scholarship

Generations of GW alumni continue a longstanding family tradition of giving back with the Rice Family Foundation’s $1.6 million gift.



GW Alumni in Focus

Whether it’s volunteering in their communities, running for office, or excelling at professional endeavors, GW alumni are carving their own paths and building a greater world.

Alumni in Focus: Kaitlyn Long, BA ‘07

October 27, 2023

With her sights set on Washington, D.C., Kaitlyn Long, BA ‘07, chose to attend GW and propelled her passion for advocacy into a career with the Teamsters.

Alumni in Focus: Devin M. Butler, BA '02

September 26, 2023

GW Gymnastics alumna uses the grit and determination she developed as a student-athlete to fuel her entrepreneurial spirit.

Volunteer Spotlight: Lissette Ortiz, MPA ‘21

September 20, 2023

"Volunteering with the Latino Alumni Network was a decision rooted in my desire to foster a stronger sense of community among Latinx individuals at GW."