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.


Cheryl Gittens headshot.

GSEHD Alumna Joins the Clinton Foundation as a Senior Director

Cheryl Gittens, Ed.D. ’13, joined the Clinton Foundation as senior director of learning program and partnerships.
The Leah Brock McCartney Project

GW Alumni Fundraise for Campus Art Project Honoring First Black Alumna

Two recent alumni are leading a community-wide fundraising initiative to commemorate Leah Brock McCartney with a public art project.
Alumnus Mark Shenkman and his wife, Rosalind, stand outside of his namesake residence hall on the Foggy Bottom campus.

GW Monumental Alumnus Mark Shenkman Earns Museum of American Finance’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Trustee emeritus and Leadership Advisory Council member is known as a trailblazer in loan and high-yield bond markets.
Heather Nesle headshot

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling

Heather Nesle, B.A. ’97, M.A. ’99, helped bring the first statue of historic women to Central Park.
GW President Wrighton sits down with GW alumni in congress.

Congressional Alumni Get Firsthand Briefing on GW’s Innovative Research

GW leadership updated alumni elected to Congress on research at the university and explored ways to expand their working relationships.



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: Imani Ross, BA ‘19

December 21, 2022

Imani Ross, BA ‘19, draws on her core values of helping others and working hard to guide her path forward.

GW Alumni in Focus: Barbie Hunley, BBA '10

November 18, 2022

Alumna Barbie Hunley, BBA ‘10, has always been a team player. From her time as the head manager of GW Women’s Basketball to now serving on the delivery team at

GW Alumni in Focus: Dr. Monica P. Band

July 20, 2022

Dr. Monica P. Band, MA ’13, is on a mission to destigmatize mental health care and spread the message that “self-care is collective care.”