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Olympic gold medalists, U.S. ambassadors, award-winning journalists and military personnel...

Our alumni make a difference around the world.

 

 

Columbian College Alumni


 

 

GW Alumni

 

Columbian College boasts over 76,000 alumni living in all 50 states and in more than 120 countries. Our alumni make a difference in their communities and the world beyond and give back to their alma mater through their time, talent and philanthropic support.

Their successes in the sciences, public policy, the arts, humanities and social sciences are a reflection of our success as a learning institution and value of a liberal arts degree.

As members of the GW Alumni Association, regional and international alumni networks, affinity groups, industry networks, career services and student alumni programs, Columbian College graduates remain active and engaged members of the university community.

 

 


Alumni Stories

Alexander Dent sits at a table, lecturing students in his Dean's Seminar.

Our Cell Phones, Ourselves

In Alexander Dent’s Dean’s Seminar on The Anthropology of the Cell Phone, first-year students take a deep dive into their personal cellular connections and examine how smartphones have changed their world.
A magnifying glass zooms in on a thumbprint in the middle of a screen with binary "1"s and "0"s.

Can a Computer Code Catch Killers?

Statistics alumnus Thomas Hargrove created a computer algorithm to track serial killers. It's bringing criminals to justice—and giving peace of mind to families.
A graduation cap with the text "next stop every where GW anthropology MA 2018" engraved on top

Chase Your Dreams!

Columbian College alumni from media, entertainment, politics and other industries, offer advice to the Class of 2019 for achieving professional and personal success.
 
  • Gil Cisneros, BA ’94 (Political Science) Member of Congress (D-Calif.)

    Gil Cisneros

    "You all have the ability to influence and make a difference in somebody’s life, and you should. Give back to your community and create opportunities for others."

    Gil Cisneros
    BA ’94, Political Science
    Member of Congress (D-Calif.)

  • Jennifer L. Maher, BA ’04 (Psychology, Criminal Justice) Chief Executive Officer, 1776

    Jennifer Maher

    "Make sure you have a professional and personal support system to help you through the tough times."

    Jennifer Maher
    BA ’04, Psychology, Criminal Justice
    Chief Executive Officer, 1776

  • Alex Nyerges, BA ’79, MA ’82 (Anthropology, American Civilization) Director, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

    Alex Nyerges

    "Dream big. One never achieves happiness without reaching beyond what you thought, or what others have told you, are your limits."

    Alex Nyerges
    BA ’79, MA '82, Anthropology, American Civilization
    Director, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

  • Claritza Jimenez, BA ’05 (Political Communications) Senior Producer, POLITICO

    Clarita Jimenez

    "Practice listening to yourself. What is it that you really, really want? Not what sounds good or looks good on paper. Only you have the answer to that."

    Clarita Jimenez
    BA ’05, Political Communications
    Senior Producer, POLITICO

  • David Holt, BA ’01 (Political Science) Mayor, Oklahoma City

    David Holt

    "It’s healthy to be ambitious but don’t let ambition cause you to miss out on the pride you will deserve to feel."

    David Holt
    BA ’01, Political Science
    Mayor, Oklahoma City

  • Chris Cerbo,  BA ’95, Radio, Television Senior Vice President, Marketing Partnerships, Twentieth Century Fox

    Chris Cerbo

    "Don’t be afraid to chase what excites you and find a way into your dream job."

    Chris Cerbo,
    BA ’95, Radio, Television
    Senior Vice President, Marketing Partnerships, Twentieth Century Fox

 


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Contact Us

For more information on Columbian College alumni programs and for ways to get involved, please contact us!

 

GW Columbian College Alumni Programs
Office of Alumni Relations
2100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-6435 / 1-800-ALUMNI-7
Fax: 202-994-8060
Email: [email protected]

 

Staff
Anita Ponchione, MA ’05
Executive Director, School Alumni Programs
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-994-9866

 


Support Columbian College

 

Support Columbian College

 

As we look toward Columbian College’s Bicentennial in 2021, we celebrate the pride, passion and achievements of all who have shared the vision of George Washington in creating and sustaining an extraordinary institution of higher learning. Columbian College could not be where it is today—and could not envision where it will be in its third century—without the support of donors committed to pursuing the frontiers of knowledge and opportunity as exemplified by the engaged liberal arts. From annual donations to endowed gifts, we look to philanthropic investment in scholarship, innovation and creativity to sustain our upward trajectory of excellence

 


Isaiah Pickens

Isaiah Pickens

BA '05, Psychology

“I knew if I was going to choose this career and remain true to my cultural heritage, I’d have to find a way to be a bridge, I’d have to find a way to show young people that I wasn’t giving up on them—and provide them with a reason not to give up on themselves."