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Alumni Photo Gallery | GW Alumni Association Selects Officers for 2001-02 | Graduating Students Receive GWAA Prize | Alumni Weekend 2001 Cancelled—Plans Under Way for AW 2002
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The GW Alumni Association presented the 64th Annual Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards to five graduates in 2001. Pictured here at the May 19, 2001, celebration are GWAA President David K. Moore, MBA ’80; honorees Ronald J. Zlatoper, MSA ’70, Frederick L. Brown, (SPHHS) MBA ’66, Virginia R. Kirkbride, EdD ’59, Joseph W. Prueher, MS ’73, and Dee J. Kelly, JD ’54; and GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg.

University and alumni association leaders gathered in May aboard the USS Sequoia, formerly the U.S. president’s official yacht, for an evening reception. Pictured here are GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg; Nancy Efrus; and Robert Efrus, BA ’80, MPA ’82, former SBPM Alumni Association president.

GW Alumni Association Selects Officers for 2001-02

At its annual meeting in June, the George Washington Alumni Association elected its new slate of officers for the 2001-02 academic year:

Stanley M. Grube, MBA ’66

Nicholas S. Lakas, BA ’46

Immediate Past President
David K. Moore, MBA ’80

Vice President, Awards
Eric S. Mendelsohn, BS ’59, BS(CE) ’67

Vice President, Trustees
Alan S. Nadel BS ’71, JD ’76

Douglas A. Samuelson,
DSc ’90

Kenny W. Emson BAccy ’89

Graduating Students Receive GWAA Prize

Once again the GW Alumni Association awarded the GWAA Prize to graduating students from each of the University’s eight schools. The prize is awarded to students showing academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and a likelihood to become active alumni leaders. The prize winners were presented with the award at their school celebration ceremonies during Commencement Weekend. Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

Manzoor Ahmed
School of Business and Public Management

Colleen F. Dowd
GW Law School

Lauren R. Ernst
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Brooke S. Horiuchi
GW Law School

Kristy L. McDonnell
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Patrick M. McLaughlin
School of Public Health and Health Services

Peter R. Nichols
Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Todd A. Sargent
School of Business and Public Management

Rebecca N. Shwayri
Elliott School of International Affairs

Ngozi E. Uzogara
School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Alumni Weekend 2001 Cancelled—Plans Under Way for AW 2002

Due to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, GW cancelled most events scheduled for Alumni Weekend 2001, Sept. 14-16. With nearly 2,000 pre-registered participants, Alumni Weekend 2001 was sure to be the largest ever. Alumni who were scheduled to celebrate a class reunion in 2001 will be invited to return to campus next year, when their reunion will be re-hosted.

Alumni House is joining forces with GW’s Office of Parent Services to merge Alumni Weekend with Family Weekend, beginning in 2002. This bigger-than-ever celebration will feature Midnight Madness, class reunions, alumni celebrations, campus tours, a feature concert, and much more! Mark your calendars now for Alumni Weekend 2002: Oct. 11-13.

GW Alumni Among Victims of Sept. 11, 2001

The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, affected all of us, including the GW alumni community. At press time, eight alumni were identified as having been killed in the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. Please join us in mourning the loss of these members of the GW family:

Sarah M. Clark (CCAS) MA ’75
Teacher, Backus Middle School Washington, D.C.

Melissa M. Harrington Hughes (SBPM) MBA ’95
Director of Business Development, Slam Dunk Networks
Redwood City, Calif.

Robert F. Mace (Law School) JD ’84
Assistant Counsel, Cantor Fitzgerald, New York

John P. O’Neill (ESIA) MFS ’78
Director of Security,
World Trade Center, New York

Todd H. Reuben (Law School) JD ’89
Partner, Venable LLP, Washington, D.C.

John Sammartino (SEAS) BSEE ’86
Engineer, XonTech Inc., Rosslyn, Va.

Andrew Stergiopoulos (SBPM) BBA ’00
eSpeed Division,
Cantor Fitzgerald, New York

James T. Waters Jr. (CCAS) BA ’84
Senior Vice President, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc.,
New York

While the University has made every attempt to discover who among our alumni were personally affected by this tragedy, we cannot confirm that this list is all-inclusive. If you have information regarding an alumnus/a not on this list, please contact Alumni House.

Notice: The University Registrar has received a number of requests from GW alumni for replacement of diplomas that were destroyed in the World Trade Center attack. If any other alumni have similar requests, they will be honored at no cost to the individuals, as were all those thus far. Please send your request to Registrar, GW, 101 Rice Hall, 2121 Eye Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20052.

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Phone: (202)994-6453
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Keith Betts, MBA ’89, EdD ’95
Executive Director

Stacey L. Martin
Director of Reunions and Special Events

Jeremy K. Gosbee, BA ’98
Director of Communications

Elizabeth Phillips King
Director of Regional and
Young Alumni Programs

Jason P. Miller, BA ’97
Director of Alumni Benefits
and Services

Graduate School of Education and
Human Development
John Rosser Jr., MA ’61, EdD ’78
Director of Alumni Relations
(202)994-1449; Fax: (202)994-7207

GW Law School
Marsha Shinkman
Director of Alumni Relations
(202)994-7166; Fax: (202)994-1644

GW Medical School
(School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Services)
Bruce Shatswell
Director of Medical Alumni Relations and Development

Kim Dagner Boddie
Assistant Director of Medical Alumni Relations
(202)496-8338; Fax: (202)496-8362