Monumental Alumni

Monumental Alumni

 

2021 marked the 200th anniversary of the founding of the George Washington University. To honor this historic occasion, we proudly introduced the Monumental Alumni Award, a special recognition of GW’s living alumni who have made an impact on the world through their work and service and who embody the ideals of the university.

Recipients of this award have made enduring contributions that offer inspiration and exemplify the potential of a degree from GW. The Monumental Alumni Award is the highest form of recognition given by the university to a GW graduate.

Monumental Alumni Award pendant


 

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GW's Monumental Alumni

 

 

Ms. Elizabeth Acevedo

 

Elizabeth Acevedo
B.A. ’10

Award-Winning and Best-Selling Author and Poet
 

 

Mrs. Anousheh Ansari

 

Anousheh Ansari
M.S. ’92

Engineer, Businesswoman, Space Explorer
 

 

Josh Balk

 

Josh Balk
B.A. ’02

Nonprofit Executive, Entrepreneur
 

 

Dana Bash

 

Dana Bash
B.A. ’93

Anchor, Chief Political Correspondent
 

 

Ruth Cooper Burg

 

Ruth Cooper Burg
A.A. ’45, B.S. ’45, J.D. ’50

Judge, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
 

 

Martin Burt

 

Martin Burt
M.A. ’83

Social Entrepreneur, Author, 
Educator, Politician
 

 

Eric Cantor

 

Eric Cantor
B.A. ’85

Former United States Representative and United States House Majority Leader, Investment Banking
 

 

Nelson A. Carbonell Jr.

 

Nelson A. Carbonell Jr.
B.S. ’85, Honorary Doctor of Public Service ’21

Engineer, Entrepreneur, Business Executive
 

 

Gilbert Ray Cisneros Jr.

 

Gilbert Ray Cisneros Jr.
B.A. ’94

Undersecretay of Defense, Former United States Representative, Military Veteran, Education and Veterans’ Advocate, Philanthropist
 

 

Tom Cortese

 

Tom Cortese
B.A. ’02

Entrepreneur, Business Executive
 

 

Christine M. Darden

 

Christine M. Darden
D.Sc. ’83, Honorary Doctor of Science ’19

Mathematician, Aerospace Engineer, Member of the Senior Executive Service
 

 

Tammy Duckworth

 

Tammy Duckworth
M.A. ’92, Honorary Doctor of Public Service ’17

United States Senator, Military Veteran
 

 

Mary Hatwood Futrell

 

Mary Hatwood Futrell
M.A. ’68, Ed.D. ’92, Honorary Doctor of Public Service ’84

Educator, Organization Leader
 

 

Sara Goldrick-Rab

 

Sara Goldrick-Rab
B.A. ’98

Sociologist, Author, Nonprofit Founder, Educator


 

 

Joyce Hens Green

 

Joyce Hens Green
J.D. ’51, Honorary Doctor of Laws ’94

Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia
 

 

Frederick D. Gregory

 

Frederick D. Gregory
M.S. ’77

Pilot, Military Engineer, NASA Astronaut and Administrator
 

 

Gail Lebovic

 

Gail Lebovic
M.D. ’86

Oncoplastic Surgeon, Inventor, Entrepreneur
 

 

Hee-Beom Lee

 

Hee-beom Lee
M.B.A. ’87

Politician, Executive, Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Organizer
 

 

Mark D. Lerner

 

Mark D. Lerner
B.B.A. ’75

Real Estate Developer, Major League Baseball Owner

 

 

Theodore N. Lerner

 

Theodore N. Lerner
A.A. ’48, Bachelor of Law ’50

Real Estate Developer, Major League Baseball Owner
 

 

Randy Levine

 

Randy Levine
B.A. ’77

Major League Baseball Team President, Attorney
 

 

Liz McCartney

 

Liz McCartney
M.A. ’06

Nonprofit Executive, Social Entrepreneur, CNN Hero of the Year
 

 

Darla Moore

 

Darla Moore
M.B.A. ’81

Investor, Philanthropist
 

 

Kenneth Paul Moritsugu

 

Kenneth Paul Moritsugu
M.D. ’71

Physician, Retired Rear Admiral USPHSCC, Military Leader, Corporate Executive
 

 

Charles E. Mullins

 

Charles E. Mullins
M.D. ’58

Retired Pediatric Cardiologist, Health Care Pioneer
 

 

Lloyd Warren Newton

 

Lloyd Warren Newton
M.P.A. ’85

Retired United States Air Force 4-Star General, Military Leader
 

 

Alex Nyerges

 

Alex Nyerges
B.A. ’79, M.A. ’82

Art Museum Director

 

 

Yvonne Anuli Orji

 

Yvonne Anuli Orji
B.A. ’05, M.P.H. ’08

Actress, Author, Producer, Comedian
 

 

Peter Pace

 

Peter Pace
M.S. ’72

Retired United States Marine Corps 4-Star General, Military Leader
 

 

Colin L. Powell

 

Colin L. Powell*
M.B.A. ’71, Honorary Doctor of Public Service ’90

Retired 4-Star General U.S. Army, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff and National Security Advisor

 

Michael Punke

 

Michael Punke
B.A. ’86

Writer, Diplomat, Policy Analyst
 

 

W. Russell Ramsey

 

W. Russell Ramsey
B.B.A. ’81, Honorary Doctor of Public Service ’14

Financier, Philanthropist
 

 

Harry Reid

 

Harry Reid*
J.D. ’64, Honorary Doctor of Laws ’05

Former United States Senator and Senate Majority Leader, Attorney
 

 

Jerry M. Reinsdorf

 

Jerry M. Reinsdorf
B.A. ’57

Business Executive, 
National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball Team Owner
 

 

Joanna Shields

 

Joanna Shields
M.B.A. ’87, Honorary Doctor of Public Service ’16

Business Executive
 

 

Albert H. Small

 

Albert H. Small*
ATT ’47 to ’48, Honorary Doctor of Public Service ’16

Real Estate Developer, Philanthropist 
 

 

Carol A. Smith

 

Carol A. Smith
B.A. ’71

Publishing Director, Media Executive


 

 

Clarice Smith

 

Clarice Smith*
B.A. ’76, M.F.A. ’79, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts ’12

Artist, Philanthropist

 

Robert Tanenbaum

 

Robert Tanenbaum
J.D. ’82

Real Estate Executive, Major League Baseball Owner
 

 

Elana Meyers Taylor

 

Elana Meyers Taylor
B.S. ’06, M.T.A. ’11, Honorary Doctor of Public Service ’18

Olympic Medalist
 

 

Mark R. Warner

 

Mark R. Warner
B.A. ’77, Honorary Doctor of Public Service ’03

United States Senator
 

 

Kerry M. Washington

 

Kerry M. Washington
B.A. ’98, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts ’13

Emmy-Winning Actor, Director, Producer, Activist
 

 

Daniel H. Weiss

 

Daniel H. Weiss
B.A. ’79

Museum Executive, Art Historian, Educator
 

 

Nadja West

 

Nadja West
M.D. ’88, Honorary Doctor of Public Service ’17

Physician, Retired United States Army Lieutenant General, National Military and Medical Leader
 

 

Ya-Qin Zhang

 

Ya-Qin Zhang
D.Sc. ’90

Scientist, Business Executive
 

 

 

Rachel Zoe

 

Rachel Zoe
B.A. ’93

Entrepreneur, Executive, Creative Director, Philanthropist, Author, TV Personality
 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


*deceased