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Christine Yared's Acceptance Speech

Communication Student wins $10K scholarship!

GW student, Christine Yared, gives a 3-minute speech accepting the $10,000 Capital Speakers Club Communication Scholarship at the Army Navy Country Club.

White House Women’s History Month Reception

GW Communication Undergraduate Students attend Women’s History Month Reception with The President and First Lady!

Communication Students Isabel Mirandes, Maya Pinney, Laelonie Allen, Dilshad Dinshaw, Allison Itz, Dara Reyblat, and Sarah Gechter attend White House Reception!

Ethan Hirschberg, Julia Diaz de Berricano Bayon, and Ari Bernstein

Ethan Hirschberg, Julia Diaz de Berricano Bayon, and Ari Bernstein earned a Global Top 100 ranking in Global Business Strategy Game

Congratulations are in order for students in your class who earned a Global Top 100 ranking for their company's BSG performance.

As seen from left to right: Yuqing Shi, Alan Saluja, Joseph Song, Steffen Weintraub

Yuqing Shi, Alan Saluja, Joseph Song, and Steffen Weintraub place in Top 3% of 3072 teams in the Global Business Strategy Game

Over 3000 teams are competing in the Business Strategy Game. One of the teams in the ORSC 3141 Organizational Strategy class ranked in the top 100 Worldwide!

Spirit of GW

Aaron Kwittken, founder of KWT Global and of PRophet, was awarded GW's 2022 Outstanding Service Award

Aaron Kwittken (COMM major/BA '92) wins 2022 Alumni Outstanding Service Award as announced by Dr. Clay Warren at a celebration in the Four Seasons Hotel.

John Benison headshot

For Alumnus, Welcoming Campus Brought New Perspectives

John P. Benison, BA Communication ’93, has triumphed over life challenges. Now a federal civil rights leader, he credits his success to his experience at GW.

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Professor Meina Liu to receive a Top Faculty Paper Award from the Peace and Conflict Communication Division of the National Communication Association

Professor Liu’s research examines how negotiators' compassion toward the counterpart influences negotiation outcomes through its effect on their fixed-pie bias.

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Dr. Clay Warren to Receive Emeritus Status Post-Retirement

Dr. Warren will be awarded the status of Chauncey M. Depew Professor Emeritus of Communication and Professor Emeritus of Organizational Sciences.

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Dr. David Costanza receives the 2021 Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology recognizes Dr. David Costanza as a 2021 recipient for its Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award.

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Student Entry: "The Power of YOU!"

Professor Clay Warren's Spring 2020 Persuasion class (COMM 6150) created a persuasive video project! It was published in This Columbian Life, Vol. 4, Ed. 28.

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Oral Advocacy Showcase and Competition

The five student speakers who competed in the 2018 Oral Advocacy Showcase and Competition.

Featuring GW’s top students in public speaking, the annual Oral Advocacy Showcase and Competition welcomes students, faculty, staff and university community members to watch students deliver an original persuasive speech on a contemporary issue. Competitors are nominated by their peers from each section of the Public Communication (COMM 1040) course. After a preliminary round of judging, five speakers advance to the competition where they give their speech in under nine minutes. Audience members have the opportunity to ask questions following each speech.

Past Competitions