GW Kicks off Bicentennial with Virtual Celebration February 9

GW Bicentennial 1821-2021
March 16, 2021

Happy birthday GW! As we celebrate 200 years of GW history, we hope that you will be able to join in the many programs, conversations and special events throughout this year.

GW’s Bicentennial Celebration kicked off on February 9 and will continue through October 3, 2021. If you missed the exciting opening ceremony, you can view the event in its entirety online. The program included student and faculty performances, the premiere of “GW at 200,” a documentary narrated by actor, producer and activist Kerry Washington, B.A. ’98, HON ’13 and messages from distinguished alumni. GW Today reports on the historic day

many faces at the virtual bicentennial celebrationThe Feb. 9 bicentennial ceremony included history, trivia, performances and reflections from past presidents and distinguished alumni.

Hold the Date: CPS Bicentennial Celebration June 8

Topic: Plan to virtually attend our upcoming event, "Celebrating 200 Years: GW’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) discusses the changing nature of higher education and career transition”

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 3 PM ET (Zoom)

Event Description: In celebration of the George Washington University's bicentennial, the College of Professional Studies presents a conversation on the changing face of higher education as more adult learners look to embrace career transitions in current or emerging job markets. One of George Washington's ten schools and colleges, CPS is specially designed for those who wish to distinguish themselves in their professions, either as they enhance their professional skills or change careers. 

This informative live group discussion will examine multiple market factors that drive career transition and how flexible learning modalities, advanced curriculum and hands-on student success coaches create a dynamic model in producing the next generation of leaders in an ever-changing global landscape. You will hear from recent CPS distinguished alumni as they share their journeys on changing careers and their formulas of success.

Panelists include Acting Dean of the College of Professional Studies, Melissa Feuer, Nicole Mintz, Director of Career Services College of Professional Studies, and CPS alumni.

Audience: This event is open to the GW community, including current students, alumni, and prospective students.

Registration: Please register your attendance in advance via the bicentennial event calendar (note: registration will open soon for the June event)

The George Washington University’s bicentennial is an incredible, historic milestone. With 27,000+ students from more than 135 countries, a worldwide community of 300,000+ living alumni, and thousands of faculty and staff, the GW community is coming together to celebrate 200 years of phenomenal growth.

Visit GW’s bicentennial website. Show your bicentennial spirit on social media with the hashtag #GW200 to link your posts with this global celebration.