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April 8, 2004

Matthew Nehmer: (202) 994-6467


Four Alumni will be Honored During GW's Commencement Weekend

WASHINGTON - GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and The George Washington Alumni Association announce the recipients of the 68th Annual GW Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards. The four awardees will be honored at a ceremony and brunch May 15 at 11 a.m. in the Dolly Madison Ballroom of The Madison Hotel and will be recognized during the GW Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse Sunday, May 16. This year's recipients are:

James C. Cacheris, Law School, L.L.B.'60 - former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, was appointed to that court in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan and was subsequently elevated to the position of Chief Judge in 1991.

Nancy B. Jackson, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, B.S.'79 - technical manager of Chemical & Biological Sensing for the Imaging Department of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M.; she is at the forefront of the war on terrorism, working directly with the Department of Homeland Security.

Allyn E. Kilsheimer, School of Engineering and Applied Science, B.S.'63 - CEO of KCE Structural Engineers since 1972 and executive vice president of KTLH Engineers, PC since 1995. In September 2001, the Department of Defense chose him to lead the reconstruction and restoration of the Pentagon.

Jung-Sook Kim, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Ed.D.'88 - currently serving her third term as a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea; member of the Supreme Council of the Grand National Party, a post to which she was directly elected in the National Convention in May 2002.

"We are very proud of this year's award recipients.  They are among the best of GW's 225,000 living alumni and they serve as role models for current students and young graduates," said GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg.

The Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award is the highest form of recognition given by the University and The George Washington Alumni Association to alumni on an annual basis. Each recipient has made a lasting impact on society through outstanding professional, voluntary or philanthropic accomplishments. Prior recipients include Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State; Abby Joseph Cohen, chief investment strategist for Goldman Sachs; Charles Krulak, former commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps; John M. Shalikashvili, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Joseph Prueher, former U.S. Ambassador to China Joseph W. Prueher.

For more information on the GW Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards, please visit the GW Alumni web site at
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