Alumni Profiles

At GW we make history every day. Our alumni community is composed of political figures, actors and actresses, space explorers, Olympic gold medalists, Pulitzer Prize winners, U.S. Ambassadors, military personnel, award-winning journalists and authors and more. 

Notable Alumni

Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud       MVC BA ’99 Globally recognized voice of and leader in women's empowerment Dr. Ralph A. Alpher CCAS BA ’43, CCAS MA ’45, CCAS PhD ‘48 Physicist, published Big Bang Theory Anousheh Ansari SEAS MS ‘92 Private Space Explorer, Entrepreneur Dr. Julius Axelrod CCAS PHD ’55, Hon. LLD ’71 Nobel Laureate and Research Neuroscientist, National Institutes of Health J. William Fulbright LAW LLB ’34 Former U.S. senator and creator of the Fulbright scholarships Patricia Roberts Harris LAW JD ’60 First African American woman to serve on the U.S. Cabinet and as U.S. Ambassador J. Edgar Hoover LAW LLB ’16, LAW LLM ’17,  Hon. LLD ’35 Founding Director, FBI Marjorie Townsend SEAS BS ’51 First woman to manage a U.S. space launch
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WORLD LEADERS
Tammy Duckworth ESIA MA ’92 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives John Foster Dulles LAW LLB ’12 Former U.S. Secretary of State Michael Enzi GWSB BBA ’66 U.S Senator (Wyoming) Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash CCAS BA ’81, CCAS MA ’84 Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis CCAS BA ’51 Former First Lady Colin Powell GWSB MBA ’71 Former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Harry Reid LAW JD ’64 U.S. Senator (Nevada) and Senate Minority Leader Mark Warner CCAS BA ’77 U.S. Senator (Virginia), Former Virginia Governor Dr. Syngman Rhee CCAS BA 1907 First President of South Korea Major General Nadja West SMHS MD ’88 Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
Arnold "Red" Auerbach GSEHD BS ’40, MA ’41 16-time NBA Champion Coach and Executive David Haggerty GWSB BBA ’71 President, International Tennis Federation Elana Meyers GWSPH BS ’06, GWSB MTA ’11     2-time Olympic Medalist, Women’s Bobsled (silver 2014, bronze 2010)
Dana Bash SMPA/CCAS BA ’93                                 CNN Chief Political Correspondent Chuck Todd ATT ’90–’94 NBC News chief White House correspondent and political director Kerry Washington CCAS BA ’98 Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated actress Rachel Zoe CCAS BA ’93 Celebrity Fashion Stylist
Dana Bash SMPA/CCAS BA ’93                               CNN Chief Political Correspondent Chuck Todd ATT ’90–’94 NBC News chief White House correspondent and political director Kerry Washington CCAS BA ’98 Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated actress Rachel Zoe CCAS BA ’93 Celebrity Fashion Stylist
Arnold "Red" Auerbach GSEHD BS ’40,  MA ’41          16-time NBA Champion Coach and Executive David Haggerty GWSB BBA ’71 President, International Tennis Federation Elana Meyers GWSPH BS ’06, GWSB MTA ’11 2-time Olympic Medalist, Women’s Bobsled (silver 2014, bronze 2010)
Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud      MVC BA ’99 Globally recognized voice of and leader in women's empowerment Dr. Ralph A. Alpher CCAS BA ’43, CCAS MA ’45, CCAS PhD ‘48 Physicist, published Big Bang Theory Anousheh Ansari SEAS MS ‘92 Private Space Explorer, Entrepreneur Dr. Julius Axelrod CCAS PHD ’55, Hon. LLD ’71 Nobel Laureate and Research Neuroscientist, National Institutes of Health J. William Fulbright LAW LLB ’34 Former U.S. senator and creator of the Fulbright scholarships Patricia Roberts Harris LAW JD ’60 First African American woman to serve on the U.S. Cabinet and as U.S. Ambassador J. Edgar Hoover LAW LLB ’16, LAW LLM ’17,  Hon. LLD ’35 Founding Director, FBI Marjorie Townsend SEAS BS ’51 First woman to manage a U.S. space launch
Tammy Duckworth ESIA MA ’92 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives John Foster Dulles LAW LLB ’12 Former U.S. Secretary of State Michael Enzi GWSB BBA ’66 U.S Senator (Wyoming) Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash CCAS BA ’81, CCAS MA ’84 Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis CCAS BA ’51 Former First Lady Colin Powell GWSB MBA ’71 Former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Harry Reid LAW JD ’64 U.S. Senator (Nevada) and Senate Minority Leader Mark Warner CCAS BA ’77 U.S. Senator (Virginia), Former Virginia Governor Dr. Syngman Rhee CCAS BA 1907 First President of South Korea Major General Nadja West SMHS MD ’88 Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
WORLD LEADERS
Dana Bash SMPA/CCAS BA ’93 CNN Chief Political Correspondent  Chuck Todd ATT ’90–’94 NBC News chief White House correspondent and political director Kerry Washington CCAS BA ’98 Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated actress Rachel Zoe CCAS BA ’93 Celebrity Fashion Stylist
Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud MVC BA ’99 Globally recognized voice of and leader in women's empowerment Dr. Ralph A. Alpher CCAS BA ’43, CCAS MA ’45, CCAS PhD ‘48 Physicist, published Big Bang Theory Anousheh Ansari SEAS MS ‘92 Private Space Explorer, Entrepreneur Dr. Julius Axelrod CCAS PHD ’55, Hon. LLD ’71 Nobel Laureate and Research Neuroscientist, National Institutes of Health J. William Fulbright LAW LLB ’34 Former U.S. senator and creator of the Fulbright scholarships Patricia Roberts Harris LAW JD ’60 First African American woman to serve on the U.S. Cabinet and as U.S. Ambassador J. Edgar Hoover LAW LLB ’16, LAW LLM ’17, Hon. LLD ’35 Founding Director, FBI Marjorie Townsend SEAS BS ’51 First woman to manage a U.S. space launch
Arnold "Red" Auerbach GSEHD BS ’40, MA ’41 16-time NBA Champion Coach and Executive David Haggerty GWSB BBA ’71 President, International Tennis Federation Elana Meyers GWSPH BS ’06, GWSB MTA ’11 2-time Olympic Medalist, Women’s Bobsled (silver 2014, bronze 2010)
Tammy Duckworth ESIA MA ’92 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives   John Foster Dulles LAW LLB ’12 Former U.S. Secretary of State Michael Enzi GWSB BBA ’66 U.S Senator (Wyoming) Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash CCAS BA ’81, CCAS MA ’84 Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis CCAS BA ’51 Former First Lady Colin Powell GWSB MBA ’71 Former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Harry Reid LAW JD ’64 U.S. Senator (Nevada) and Senate Minority Leader Mark Warner CCAS BA ’77 U.S. Senator (Virginia), Former Virginia Governor Dr. Syngman Rhee CCAS BA 1907 First President of South Korea Major General Nadja West SMHS MD ’88 Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)