GW Alumni Blog

Stories from Our Community

GW alumni are change makers, creators, and leaders in virtually every industry. Through their stories, we see the transformative impact of a GW education.


Shadi Bakour headshot

Alumni in Focus: Shadi Bakour, BBA ‘13

As CEO and co-founder of PATH, alumnus Shadi Bakour, BBA ‘13, is working to combat the world’s plastic crisis – one water bottle at a time.
Through Clinic+O, Nasser Diallo, B.A. ’18, (in blue) combines virtual medical consultations with in-person care in his native Guinea.

Mercy Mission: Alumnus Connects Africa to Health Care

Nasser Diallo, B.A. ’18, founded Clinic+O to improve health care access for millions in his native Guinea and across West Africa.
Guadalupe Vega, M.S. ‘23 (l) and Rebecca Strang, M.S. '23. (Photo: Cindy Kane Photography)

Military-affiliated Students Add Perspective to Classroom Discussions

Two GW Business alumni discuss their time at the university and its welcoming environment for military veterans, active duty servicemembers and their families.
From left: Michael Regan, Hassein Fateh, Ellen Zane, Aicha Evans and Emilio Fernandez are the newest GW Monumental Alumni.

Introducing the Newest Monumental Alumni

GW welcomed five new Monumental Alumni to commemorate the inauguration of President Ellen M. Granberg.
Provost Christopher Bracey, GWSB Dean Anuj Mehrotra, President Ellen M. Granberg, Dawn Duquès, Ric Duquès and the Duquès grandchildren.

GW Cuts the Ribbon on Revitalized Business Education Spaces at Duquès Hall

A $2.5 million gift by alumni Henry “Ric” Duquès and Dawn Brill Duquès has enabled beautiful enhancements and technological upgrades to the GWSB building.



GW Alumni in Focus

Whether it’s volunteering in their communities, running for office, or excelling at professional endeavors, GW alumni are carving their own paths and building a greater world.

Alumni in Focus: Kaitlyn Long, BA ‘07

October 27, 2023

With her sights set on Washington, D.C., Kaitlyn Long, BA ‘07, chose to attend GW and propelled her passion for advocacy into a career with the Teamsters.

Alumni in Focus: Devin M. Butler, BA '02

September 26, 2023

GW Gymnastics alumna uses the grit and determination she developed as a student-athlete to fuel her entrepreneurial spirit.

Volunteer Spotlight: Lissette Ortiz, MPA ‘21

September 20, 2023

"Volunteering with the Latino Alumni Network was a decision rooted in my desire to foster a stronger sense of community among Latinx individuals at GW."