Olympic gold medalists, U.S. ambassadors, award-winning journalists and military personnel...
Our alumni make a difference around the world.
Columbian College Alumni
Columbian College boasts over 88,000 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.
Nigerian-American actress and comedian Yvonne Orji is best known for her role in the television series "Insecure," for which she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and three NAACP Image Awards. Dedicated to philanthropy, she has volunteered in Liberia with Population Services International.
Josh Balk, BA '02, Political Science
Farmed animals lead better lives thanks to the work of Josh Balk, vice president of farm animal protection for The Humane Society of the United States. Balk is also co-founder of Eat Just, a food technology company which develops and markets plant-based alternatives to conventionally-produced egg products.
Dana Bash, BA '93, Political Communication
Journalist Dana Bash’s storied career at CNN began as a producer of weekend programming and has led to her current roles as the network’s chief political correspondent and co-anchor of CNN’s Sunday morning show.
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.
“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."