Spike Offers Comfort and Steals the Show

The Wrightons' dog, Spike, regularly accompanies President Wrighton around campus.

May 9, 2023


Spike, President Wrighton's dog, has a calming influence during his interactions with members of the GW community. (William Atkins/GW Today)

Spike, Mark S. and Risa Zwerling Wrighton's dog, has been a constant companion of the president in walks around campus, sometimes in his office and, of course, all around the President's Residence. Spike welcomed incoming students at Move-In in 2022. He crashed Boo Bash last October.  And he begged for students' attention during Apple Day on Kogan Plaza last year.  We hope you enjoy photos of Spike as you navigate through Final Exams period.