Stories of Impact Read stories from Columbian College of Arts & Sciences featuring some of our standout alumni, generous donors and others who have made a difference in the CCAS community. Mercy Mission: Alumnus Connects West Africa to Health Care November 8, 2023 Nasser Diallo, BA ’18, founded Clinic+O to improve health care access for millions in his native Guinea and across West Africa. Kerry Washington's Inspiring Return to GW: A Master Class, a Book Launch and a Revolutionary Revelation October 5, 2023 The actor and alumna hosted an intimate discussion with theatre students at CCAS' Corcoran School before her sold-out book tour event at Lisner Auditorium. New SMPA Terker Fellows to Bring Experience and Share Knowledge with Students September 28, 2023 As fellows, award-winning journalist Jonathan Karl and CEO of Citizen Data Mindy Finn will contribute their expertise to class discussions and events at SMPA. GW’s Corcoran School and the National Gallery of Art Collaborate on New Home for Emerging Art and Education September 21, 2023 The new initiative is the first major programmatic partnership between the National Gallery and a university to provide immersive learning opportunities for students. Summer School: Bio Students Thrive in Harlan Fellowship September 13, 2023 A cohort of biology students spent their summer in the lab and the field thanks to a CCAS program that supports undergraduate research opportunities. Latino Students Shine in College Prep Program August 9, 2023 Caminos al Futuro welcomed high-achieving high school students to campus this summer for a unique educational experience. Flying High: Alumnus Soars with Airplane Pics July 12, 2023 Organizational sciences alum Ryan Patterson, BA ’22, MS ’23, is a star aviation photographer. His unique views of planes have taken off around the world. Alumnus’ $1.5 Million Endowment to Support Math Department May 10, 2023 A $1.5 million bequest commitment by alumnus John Dixon Sullivan, BS ’76, MS ’83, will aid faculty, research and scholarly work in the Mathematics Department. Lessons from Vietnam: Why the War Still Resonates Today May 3, 2023 In a CCAS-sponsored event, historians, cultural experts and political and military leaders reflected on the Vietnam War’s global influence 50 years later. Giving Back: For Alumna, Scholarships Spark Opportunities December 14, 2022 A scholarship helped alumna Sandra Jarva Weiss, BA ’80, JD ’83, meet her husband and make only-at-GW memories. Now she’s helping students write their own stories.