10th Anniversary Celebration


GW Nursing's 10th Anniversary logo

This spring will mark 10 years since GW Nursing was chartered as the 10th school at the George Washington University. During our first decade, we have achieved many successes, including recruiting renowned faculty, receiving national recognition for our graduate programs, and launching innovative academic initiatives that will shape future generations of nurses and nurse leaders. We hope that you will join us in celebrating these accomplishments at festivities in the future as we look forward to our next decade.


Dean Jeffries toasts faculty member in front of Innovation Hall



A Decade of GW Nursing

Ten years ago, when the GW School of Nursing formed to become the university’s 10th school, faculty shared a small cluster of offices in Innovation Hall. Founding Dean Jean Johnson sensed, though, that someday the building would bear the school’s name. A decade later, it did. While the school’s infrastructure growth far exceeded expectations, GW Nursing’s impact is best measured in nurses educated and careers advanced.

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Upcoming Anniversary Events

10th Anniversary Gala

April 10, 2021  |  6 p.m. 

The 10th Anniversary Gala is the signature celebration of this milestone year. Join GW President Thomas LeBlanc and Dean Pamela Jeffries for an evening of celebration, camaraderie and entertainment. Alumni, founding and emeriti faculty, friends of GW Nursing, and current faculty and staff are all invited to attend.

The gala will be hosted virtually and will include:

  • three-course gourmet dinner and wine pairing delivered to your home*
  • live entertainment
  • recognition of the inaugural cohort of Distinguished Alumni Award recipients
  • several esteemed speakers
  • silent auction to support student scholarships

Tickets are now available and will be on sale through February 28.  Should you have any questions regarding the celebration, please contact Matthew Hess, Events Manager at [email protected].

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10th Anniversary Gala

Past Anniversary Event Highlights

Virtual Toast

May 14, 2020  |  Virtual

On May 14, 2010, the George Washington University Board of Trustees chartered GW Nursing as the 10th academic school. And so, exactly 10 years to the day on Thursday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m., President Tom LeBlanc, Dean Pam Jeffries, and Founding Dean Jean Johnson came together for a virtual toast to celebrate this special milestone.

The event was live-streamed on GW Nursing's Facebook page faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of GW Nursing raised glasses together to honor the past 10 years... and to celebrate the bright future that lies ahead.

GW Nursing Night at a Colonials Game

January 29, 2020  |  Charles E. Smith Center

To kick off our 10th Anniversary celebrations, GW Nursing hosted a Night at a Colonials Basketball Game for our students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the school. Many of the festivities before and during the game engaged GW Nursing students, faculty, staff, and friends, as we celebrated 10 years at GW. All tickets were accompanied with an Adidas GW Nursing "Night at a Colonials Game" T-shirt. GW played Davidson College with the game ball being presented to Dean Jeffries.