Monumental Alumni

 

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Monumental Alumni

 

 

We’re proud to introduce GW’s inaugural Monumental Alumni Award recipients. As we continue to celebrate GW’s Bicentennial, we mark this historic occasion by honoring and featuring 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.

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GW's Monumental Alumni


 

 

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

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
 

Joyce Hens Green

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

Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia
 

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
 

Kenneth Paul Moritsugu

Kenneth Paul Moritsugu
M.D. ’71

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

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

 

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
 

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 Doctorate of Public Service ’16

Real Estate Developer, Philanthropist 
 

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
 

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
 

 

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe
B.A. ’93

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