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.


Kellie Nalbandian is on the 45th season of “Survivor." (Robert Voets / CBS)

GW Alumna Is a Contestant on CBS Show ‘Survivor’

Nurse Kellie Nalbandian is one of 18 competitors on the current season of the hit reality show.
From left: Sonya Rankin, Tony Goldwyn, Kerry Washington and Ellen M. Granberg backstage at Lisner Auditorium. (Lily Speredelozzi/GW Today)

Kerry Washington Creates $1 Million Earl and Valerie Washington Endowed Scholarship Fund to Open Doors to a Liberal Arts Education at GW

Emmy-winning actor, producer, activist, former trustee and GW alumna establishes need-based scholarship in honor of her parents.
Connor Rosenberg (submitted photo)

It’s a Numbers Game for GW Alumnus Connor Rosenberg

The 2019 GWSB Student of the Year is a Data Analyst for the Chicago Cubs.
Cece Witherspoon headshot.

GW Almuna Named Winner in Interior Designers Student Portfolio Competition

The judges noted Witherspoon’s focus on spatial planning along with creating engaging and functional spaces.
Devin Butler Headshot

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

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



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.

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."

Alumni in Focus: Justin Fishman, BBA '04

September 6, 2023

Alumnus Justin Fishman, BBA ‘04, found his purpose through youth mentorship and giving back to his community.

Alumni in Focus: Sam Goldblatt, BA ‘05

July 24, 2023

Honing his passion for culture and art from an early age, Sam Goldblatt, BA ‘05, has taken his love of film and theater from Washington, D.C. to Edinburgh.