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// '50s




Stanley E. Degler, M.A. ’57, was featured in the 74th edition of “Who’s Who in America” as a publishing executive.






Henry Stansbury, M.S. ’69, was appointed to the board of directors of MPT Foundation, Inc., the fundraising affiliate of Maryland Public Television.






Lenore D. Miller, M.F.A. ’72, guest-curated the “Tony Sarg: Genius at Play” exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. Michael R. Harrison, M.A. ’97, and Darin E. Johnson, M.A. ’97, collaborated on the exhibition.

Gerald Schneider, M.A. ’73, published “Progressive Values: Libertarian Solutions” (Page Publishing, 2023), an exploration of the American political landscape that suggests realistic and ethical solutions to the systemic issues that plague the modern world.






Eric R. Breslin, J.D. ’82, has been named chair of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Cynthia Gayton, B.A. ’84, and GW adjunct professor, published the 11th edition of “Legal Aspects of Engineering, Design and Innovation” (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2023).

Timothy J. Karnes, M.H.A. ’82, founded berrymanCOVINGTON LLC to help small health care providers navigate federal and state compliance regulations. 

British A. Robinson, B.A. ’89, was named coordinator for Prosper Africa, the U.S. government’s flagship national security initiative aimed at strengthening the partnership between the U.S. and countries throughout Africa.

Sarah Schneiderman, B.F.A. ’80, hosted an art exhibition at the Simsbury Public Library featuring works from her “First, Not Last” collection, which is a compilation of portraits of political firsts in 2020 and 2021. Her work was also featured in the Women’s Caucus for Art New Hampshire Chapter’s exhibit “Seen and Heard.”

Debbie R. Weiss, B.S. ’85, published “On Second Thought, Maybe I Can!,” a memoir about how it’s never too late to live your best life.






Christopher Atkinson, B.A. ’98, M.P.A. ’00, was promoted to associate professor and received tenure at the University of West Florida where he teaches public administration.

Laura Ellsworth, M.F.S. ’96, was promoted to assistant vice president for curriculum, programs and regulation at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md.

Damirez Fossett, GME ’90 and ’96, has been selected as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Educator of the Year.

Laurence Grayer, B.B.A. ’92, joined SIG SAUER as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff, B.A. ’99, published her second book, “Basketball Empire: France and the Making of a Global NBA and WNBA” (Bloomsbury, 2023), which shows how basketball’s global takeover could not have happened without France. 

Amy Garay Solomo, B.A. ’95, was promoted to director of education at the Hofstra University Museum of Art.






Erica Taylor Haskins, B.A. ’06, co-founded Tinsel Experiential Design, a marketing and design studio focused on immersive customer experiences and experiential engagement. Stagwell Global acquired the company this summer.

Eric Holland, B.A. ’01, joined Duane Morris LLP’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner in its Houston office.

David Holt, B.A. ’01, was named dean of the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Erin Lamb, B.A. ’06, got married in June on the Battleship New Jersey with several other GW alums in attendance.

Bridgitte Rodguez, M.A. ’08, published “A Walk Through the Redwoods” (Reycraft Books, 2023), a children’s picture book about exploring a redwood forest.

Sana Hoda Sood, M.A. ’06, published “Stories of the World: Diwali” (Little Pages Publishing, 2023), a children’s book about the Indian festival of Diwali.

Mariam W. Tadros, B.A. ’08, joined Womble Bond Dickinson’s Business Litigation practice group as a partner in Northern Virginia.

Jennifer Wisdom, Ph.D. ’01, was the Psi Chi distinguished lecturer at the Association for Psychological Science’s annual convention, where she presented “Intergenerational Communication and Leadership: Promoting the Next Generation of Psychologists.”

Bryan Wolford, M.A. ’01, joined the Institute for Defense Analyses as an adjunct research staff member in the System Evaluation Division of IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center.





Brindley and Goldenring wedding group photo holding a GW alumni flag

Bryan Brindley, B.A. ’16, and Jessica Goldenring, B.A. ’17, got married on June 3 in Franklin, Tenn. The pair met during a GW Alternative Break trip to New Orleans, and their connection deepened during Colonial Inauguration. More than 35 alumni attended their wedding, including members of Delta Tau Delta, Alpha Delta Pi, Colonial Cabinet and other former student leaders.

Vishal Aswani, B.S. ’10, started a new position as the director of the cyber activities budget oversight directorate for the Department of Defense deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity.

Monica P. Band, M.A. ’13, launched “I Need to Ask You Something,” a 10-part podcast series focused on youth mental health.

Carson and Kolluri engagement photo

Maddie Carlson, B.A. ’19, and Akaash Kolluri, B.A. ’19, were married in November. The couple met when they both lived in Mitchell Hall their first year. After graduating, Carlson served in the Peace Corps in Zambia and is currently employed by the Aerospace Industries Association as the membership and standards coordinator. Kolluri works at the National Democratic Institute, where he is the program officer for NDI’s programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Daniel Lippman, B.A. ’12, a White House reporter for POLITICO, married Sophia Narrett, an artist who shows with Kohn Gallery and Perrotin, on July 22 at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.

Shelby Luzzi, M.S. ’19, was promoted to senior manager of sustainability at Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital.

Sarah Pagan, B.S. ’17, joined the Institute for Defense Analyses as a summer associate at the Science and Technology Policy Institute.

Cheryl Thaxton, D.N.P. ’18, joined the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s College of Nursing as the Fort Worth associate dean and chair for graduate studies.

Daniel (Wetter) Villaseñor, B.A. ’18, celebrated one year as California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s deputy press secretary.

Travis Wright, M.S.P.M. ’10, and his wife restored a historic 1760s home in Charles County, Md., and opened it as a wedding venue.


// '20s




Emily Mosley, B.A. ’22, started as the national operations manager for the Australian Institute of International Affairs.



Mallory Thompson, B.A. ’22, joined the Institute for Defense Analyses as a research associate in the Cost Analysis and Research Division of IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center.