In Photos: Proud to be GW 2022

The festival, held in its normal time slot at the end of the academic year for the first time since 2019, celebrated accomplishments of GW faculty and staff.

June 10, 2022

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GW President Mark S. Wrighton, far right, and his wife, Risa Zwerling (left), share a moment with an employee at a Proud to be GW event. (William Atkins/GW Today)

George Washington University’s annual Proud to be GW festival took place June 7 and 8 on the Virginia Science and Technology (VSTC) and Foggy Bottom campuses. It was the first time since 2019 that the employee appreciation event took place at its normal time at the end of the school year after being canceled in 2020 and pushed back to September in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Human Resource Management and Development hosted the two-day event. The VSTC portion was held outside of Enterprise Hall, while Foggy Bottom’s was in University Yard.

Proud to be GW is held every year to recognize the contributions of GW staff and faculty and to express gratitude for their service to the university. Faculty and staff members celebrated the end of the 2022 academic year together with a chance to unwind with activities such as bingo, music, games and indoor massages, in addition to a raffle and a variety of food trucks.

Below is a gallery of the festivals: