Alumni Spotlight

Our alumni start their own businesses, found medical non-profit organizations, serve in the military, and continue their interest in learning long after graduating. Read their stories below:


A Centennial Colonial

A young Wilbur Garrett, BS ’36, chose to attend the George Washington University for many of the same reasons other Colonials have over the years: its reputation for academic excellence and its location in the nation’s capital, which just happened to be his hometown.


Q&A with Woman of Distinction Award Winner, Renee Lewis

GWAA Board Member Renee Lewis, SEAS MS ’90, was awarded the Woman of Distinction Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of Greater DC. This prestigious award is presented to female business owners or decision-making executives who advance women’s business.


Changing the Future of Healthcare: One Alum’s Vision

Ketan Patel, SEAS BS ’08, GWSB MBA ’10 is the founder of Dr. Interns, a non-profit that aids health care issues in developing countries by providing medical and healthcare internships abroad.


SEAS Alum: ‘Predictive Analytics is the Future’

Anasse Bari, SEAS MS ’10, CERT ’12, PhD ’12, a visiting professor in GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), is making a name for himself in the field of predictive analytics (PA); he recently co-authored the book Predictive Analytics for Dummies.


Students, Alumni Gather at 5th Annual Pelton Design Competition

On Wednesday, May 14, the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) hosted the 5th annual Pelton Senior Design Competition and Senior-Alumni BBQ. 


1st Woman Private Space Explorer, Joins Scientific BoD

Anousheh Ansari, SEAS MS ’92, the first female private space explorer, first space ambassador and first astronaut of Iranian descent, has joined CRDF Global’s board of directors. 



Trains, Spacecraft and GW: One Engineer’s Journey

A “rocket scientist” who plays with trains may be one way to refer to alumnus Reg Mitchell, SEAS BS ’65 and MS ’67, but that description alone can’t tell the whole story.



SEAS Hosts Reception at Society of Women Engineers Conference

On Friday, Oct. 25, GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) hosted a reception for alumnae and students during the annual Society of Women Engineers conference in Baltimore, MD.


GW Staff Member: Alumni in Kazakhstan are “Awesome”

GW’s Office of International Alumni Programs recently hosted two alumni dinners in Kazakhstan. Brittany Wright, a member of the International Programs & Admissions Office at GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, was onhand to meet the alumni and hear about their experiences.


Class of ’08 Spotlight: Ketan Patel, Non-profit Founder

As Alumni Weekend 2013 approaches, we’re profiling members of this year’s reunion classes — find out how this double alumnus founded a non-profit to aid health care issues in developing countries:


SEAS Alumna Serves Navy and GW

When U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Alex Greene, SEAS BS ’01, finished a military assignment in Afghanistan, she jumped at the option presented for her next duty station: Return to GW as an assistant professor of Naval Science for the Navy ROTC department.


SEAS alumnus: “GW affects everything I do”

When Manny Rivera, SEAS MS & Cert ’05, was growing up in the Dominican Republic, he didn’t know he’d one day found his own IT consulting company—or that he’d become a standout alumnus of GW’s School of Engineering & Applied Science (SEAS). But he’s done just that.


GW Legacy family: Three SEAS sisters

Although the Dumit sisters have three different careers within the field of engineering, they all had the same starting point: degrees from GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS).


Alumnus audits his way through the humanities

Education has always been a top priority for Fred Flatow, SEAS MS ’64. So it’s no surprise to find him in a Foggy Bottom classroom more than 40 years after finishing his GW degree.