Plus, Faculty Receive Fulbright Honors, Pulitzer Prize Winners and more
Plus, Faculty Receive Fulbright Honors, Pulitzer Prize Winners and more
Columbian College

June 2022

Student in cap and gown, smiling at the camera
With friends and family looking on, the Class of 2022 received a celebratory sendoff over four days of graduation festivities. Relive the highlights of the CCAS doctoral, master's and undergraduate ceremonies.
Pullitzer Prize
CCAS alumni played central roles in helping The Washington Post earn a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service with its multimedia coverage of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Stack of books on a table with a coffee mug and plant
An appreciation of Roe v. Wade, a history of WWII racial strife and new fiction by an acclaimed novelist highlight a library of recent titles by Columbian College scholars. 
Washington, D.C.’s 500 Most Influential People
CCAS alumni and faculty were among the GW luminaries named to Washingtonian’s 2022 “Washington, D.C.’s 500 Most Influential People” list for their achievements in fields such as civil rights, education and the environment.
Sarah Calabrese, Aman Luthra, and Keryn Gedan
Psychology’s Sarah Calabrese, Biology’s Keryn Gedan and Geography’s Aman Luthra are among the newest class of prestigious scholars who will conduct research and teach abroad as Fulbright Scholars.
D. pascagoula from Franklin Creek, Mobile Co., Alabama
Biology’s R. Alexander Pyron discovered a new species of swamp-dwelling dusky salamander in the Gulf Coastal Plains of Mississippi and Alabama, a hotspot for amphibian habitats.
Calvin DeWitt
As Peace Corps volunteers return to overseas service, economics major Calvin DeWitt, BA ’21, is embarking on teaching and development projects in The Gambia.
Six student recipients of Stephen Joel Trachtenberg scholarships
Student recipients of Stephen Joel Trachtenberg scholarships, which provide promising D.C. high school students a free GW education, were honored upon their graduation for pursuing their goals and discovering their passions.


Steven Brady (History) received the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage’s 2022 Phillis Wheatley Book Award in the Historical-Academic (Non-fiction) Category for his book Chained to History: Slavery and US Relations to 1865.
Ellie D'Andria, BA ’22 (SIMS) created the podcast “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Love Letter to Music Education.”
Sanjay K. Pandey (TSPPPA) received the H. George Frederickson Award from the Public Management Research Association for his career contributions to public management research.
Jonathan Robinson, BA ’12, (Political Science) co-authored the article “When Your Vote Doesn’t Matter, Try Switching Ballots” in The Atlantic
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