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Our alumni make a difference around the world.


Columbian College Alumni



Columbian College boasts over 80,250 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.




Alumni Benefits & Services

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

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Body of Work: Student Artist Deconstructs Stereotypes

Artist Wes Holloway has a fascination with the physical. Body images and the ways society responds to the human form is a theme that’s defined Holloway’s work.

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Saving MLK: Alumnus Author Recounts King’s Days of Peril

Just weeks before the presidential election, King’s ordeal was the ultimate “October surprise” for the two candidates, John Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

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Around the World: TSPPPA’s Adams Completes “Mind-Expanding” Journey

Globe-trotting professor joined an ultra-exclusive club as a visitor to all 196 nations on earth.


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]



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





“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."

Isaiah Pickens
BA '05, Psychology