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Benefactor of University Center and Virginia Campus Dies

Benefactor of University Center and Virginia Campus Dies

December 29, 2009

The man whose generosity launched the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus has died. Philanthropist and GW Trustee Emeritus Robert H. Smith, who died in December at age 81, donated the first 50 acres for the campus. He had envisioned a development in Loudoun County anchored by a university. He approached The George Washington University to be that university.

In 1990, when Smith was president of Charles E. Smith Construction Inc. and general partner of Washington Engineering Associates, he presented Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, then president of GW, with the landmark gift. This land was part of a 576-acre tract know as North Bles Farm. Exploration Hall opened to students in the fall of 1991.

Black Heritage Postage Stamp Series

December 01, 2009

Dec. 15, 2009 - March 5, 2010

Honoring and Commemorating Black Leadership is a selection of the artwork chosen or commissioned by the US Postal Service to honor distinguished African-American educators, scientists, explorers, athletes, musicians, writers, civil rights activists, war heroes, and more. The George Washington University received permission to reproduce the high quality art reproductions, created by different artists. Open to the public through March 5 at 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147. For more information contact 703-726-3650.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Commends GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus for Contributions in Education and Economy

May 03, 2011

“Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Loudoun Country Board of Supervisors hereby commends The George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus on its 20th anniversary; and expresses its gratitude to the University for its contribution to the economy of Loudoun County and for educating its citizens to fill jobs of the twenty-first century.”