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Kerry Washington urges graduates to script their own stories

May 19, 2013

GW alumna and actress Kerry Washington addresses graduates and their families at Commencement on the National Mall.

Kerry Washington to Graduates: Answer the Call

May 19, 2013

Alumna and actor delivers Commencement address to nearly 25,000 gathered on the National Mall.

University Recognizes Students for Outstanding Academics

April 25, 2013

Adele Ashkar, associate dean for academic excellence in the College of Professional Studies, introduced scholar Charles Snead IV, who came to GW for the Police Science Program after being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps. He immediately excelled, Ms. Ashkar said, and is a friendly and thoughtful student. Mr. Snead attributed his success to hard work, determination and, most importantly, to his teachers’ investment in him.

The Federal Communications Law Journal Comes to GW Law

June 06, 2012

The George Washington University Law School will become home to the Federal Communications Law Journal (FCLJ) of the Federal Communications Bar Association—enhancing both the school’s already promi

Congressman Rush Holt to Address GW's College of Professional Studies Students at 2012 School Commencement Celebration

May 01, 2012

Congressman Rush Holt (D-N.J.) will address the graduating class of the George Washington University's College of Professional Studies (CPS) on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The school's commencement celebration will take place at GW's Lisner Auditorium, located at 730 21st St., at 7:30 p.m.

Final George Washington University 2012 Commencement Line-Up Announced

April 27, 2012

“NBC Nightly News” anchor, members of Congress and the District’s deputy mayor of education will be among the speakers addressing graduates at George Washington University Commencement ceremonies May 18-20.

Whitaker Wins Award

March 11, 2012

Dr. Roger Whitaker, founding dean of The George Washington University’s College of Professional Studies, was awarded the Julius M. Nolte Award for Extraordinary Leadership by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) at their 97th annual conference held March 28-30. 2012 in Portland, Oregon.

Ali Eskandarian Named Dean Of The George Washington University College Of Professional Studies

March 07, 2012

WASHINGTON — The George Washington University (GW) has announced the appointment of Ali Eskandarian as dean of the GW College of Professional Studies (CPS). Dr. Eskandarian also serves as the dean of GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) and holds faculty appointments as professor at CPS and at the Department of Physics. His appointment officially began on Jan. 1.

CPS Hosts Official Opening Celebration for New Arlington Education Center

October 13, 2011

George Washington University marked the official opening of its Arlington Education Center on Oct. 13, providing a new Virginia location to serve the needs of students in a wide range of professional programs. Provost Steven Lerman and College of Professional Studies Dean Kathleen Burke welcomed students, staff, community members and local government officials to the Arlington Education Center, located at 950 N. Glebe Road, three blocks from the Ballston Metro station.

The College of Professional Studies Reaches Enrollment of Over 1000 Students and Prepares to Celebrate Ten–Year Anniversary

October 12, 2010

Established in 2001 by The George Washington University Board of Trustees, The College of Professional Studies (CPS) was created to offer unique programs not available throughout the University's more traditional colleges and schools. After the sixth week of classes in the Fall 2010 semester, The College of Professional Studies student enrollment stands at 1036, which is 160 more students than were enrolled at the same time last year. This marks the first time in its ten–year history that CPS has exceeded an enrollment of 1000 students. In 2011, CPS will celebrate the ten–year anniversary of its establishment at GW and will introduce a number of new graduate programs including Sustainable Urban Planning, Multi–Sector Leadership, and Journal Publishing. With the initiation of these programs and with future programs, CPS hopes to continue its commitment to creating academic programs that address the learning needs of the region's and the nation's professionals.

CPS Sponsors 3rd Annual Newton Mathematics Competition

March 15, 2007

CPS co–sponsored and hosted the annual Newton Math Competition at GW this year on March 15th. Over one hundred students from regional high schools attended and competed in individual or group categories. The opening remarks were provided by Don Lehman, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and George Gamow Professor of Physics. Dr. Paul Werbos from the NSF presented the luncheon lecture on 'Mathematics and the brain'."

CPS Dean Appointed as UCEA President

June 01, 2005

Roger Whitaker, Dean, College of Professional Studies, and Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, was elected by the national membership of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) as President–elect for 2004 and President for 2005. In October, he delivered the keynote speech, "Why Be Bold?," at the UCEA Mid–Atlantic Regional Annual Conference, and, in January, presented a paper entitled "Creating Crosswalks: Competencies and Curricula" at the 2004 Workforce Development Forum, San Francisco, CA.

Read the announcement piece: "What Shall We Cause?" for the goals & initiatives of 2005–2006.

Ford and Sloan Foundation Grants Awarded to CPS

January 01, 2004

In January '04, CPS, on behalf of the GW Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, accepted the award of four Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) feasibility planning grants from the Ford and Sloan Foundations for development of innovative professional master's degree programs in the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences.