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LeBlanc with CPS faculty

College Leadership Meets President LeBlanc

October 27, 2017

“We aspire to preeminence as a comprehensive global research university,” said GW’s President Thomas J. LeBlanc, who officially started Aug. 1. He shared this “collective aspiration” with program directors and senior staff in the College of Professional Studies on September 25, and has been repeating it frequently around Campus.

CPS Alumna Receives Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

October 26, 2017

Mindy Finn, M.P.S. ’10, was one of eight GW alumni honored October 20 with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest form of recognition given annually by the university and the George Washington Alumni Association to a graduate. Created in 1937, the award is given to graduates of the past 10 years who have attained notable achievements in the field.

US Capital

GSPM Kicks Off 30th Anniversary with a Salute to Distinguished Alumni

October 25, 2017

More than one-third of the 4,000 alumni of the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) live and work in Washington, D.C. So, it’s fitting that the reception kicking off its 30th year was held with a view of the U.S. Capitol dome as a backdrop.

Scholarship recipients

Two Cybersecurity Undergraduate Program Students Receive Full Scholarships

October 24, 2017

Two students, Alvine Patience Ntandu and Mbi Mbah Anchi, started GW’s Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity program this fall with scholarships through the National Science Foundation Scholarships for Service (NSF-SFS) Grant. The grant will provide them with full scholarships for two years, as well as living stipends.

Dr. Robert Thurman, keynote speaker

Mindfulness Woven into Future of Leadership Forum

October 23, 2017

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership at the George Washington University hosted the Future of Leadership Forum September 22 to discuss techniques for positive change in organizations and the world. The theme of mindfulness ran through the day, and speakers and panelists testified to its benefits when practiced by leaders in the public and private sectors.

Symposium attendees

Symposium Prepares Future Workforce for High-Demand Cyber & Tech Careers

October 22, 2017

Many local companies are finding it difficult to fill vacant cyber and technology positions. With a projected global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by 2019, it is a critically important time to educate young people and prepare them for future roles in technology, cybersecurity and the data science industry. GW is partnering with local community colleges on a series of symposiums designed to educate students in the D.C. metro area about their academic options to prepare them for the sizzling hot job market.

Meet and Greet event attendees

Admitted Students Benefit from First “Meet & Greet” Event

October 21, 2017

More than 100 admitted students came to mingle with faculty, staff and other admitted students as part of their decision-making process this summer. The Meet & Greet, the first ever event of this kind for all students admitted to programs within GW’s College of Professional Studies, was a resounding success.

Have a Business Idea? Calling GW Students, Alumni, Staff and Faculty to Compete for Prizes

October 20, 2017

The GW New Venture Competition is in its tenth year. The Competition provides a unique opportunity for members of the GW community - students, faculty, staff, and alumni - to compete for $300,000 cash and in-kind prizes, network with experienced entrepreneurs, receive mentorship, attend workshops and gain access to additional resources.

Connie Uthoff at 2017 PRT CEO Summit

CPS Faculty Presents at Cybersecurity Strategy CEO Summit

October 19, 2017

Enterprise security leaders agree: digital transformation calls for fundamental changes to existing security strategies. Panelists at the 2017 President’s Roundtable, Inc. (PRT) CEO Summit on October 19, held in Washington, D.C., included CPS’ Connie Uthoff, associate program director for the master’s degree in Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management.

Educating the Cyber Experts of Tomorrow

October 18, 2017

GW faculty member Dr. Scott White and GW student Cameron Peters, were part of the conversation shaping the future of cyber strategy at The Cyber Frontier, an event organized on October 12 by The Atlantic. The event brought together leading stakeholders across industries including technology, higher education, health care and government to examine the cyber defense of the future.

Prof. Billingsley with DOJ guest speaker

Dept. of Justice CIO Shares Knowledge with Cyber Master's Students

October 17, 2017

Students in GW's master's in Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management program were very excited to have Joseph F. Klimavicz, the Deputy Assistant Attorney General Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), lecture to their class on Sept. 30 about the DOJ's Information Management Plan.

New GW President Thomas LeBlanc speaks to faculty and staff at the Proud to be GW Festival at VSTC (William Atkins)

GW Community Meets President Thomas LeBlanc at Proud to be GW Festival

August 28, 2017

This year's Proud to Be GW Festival had a special twist as it was the first opportunity for most staff and faculty to meet GW's new president Thomas LeBlanc, who began his service to the University on August 1, 2017. The Festival, held annually at the Foggy Bottom Campus and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, celebrates the contributions employees make as being part of the GW family.

Wendy Helgemo, Director CIPP

Wendy Helgemo to Lead Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy

August 25, 2017

Wendy Helgemo has joined GW as the inaugural director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (CIPP), a GW-based research and advocacy center that provides support to tribal leaders and promotes public awareness on issues of national significance to indigenous communities.

Whitaker and Eskandarian

Key Leader in CPS History Retires---Au Revoir to Roger Whitaker

August 24, 2017

Dr. Roger Whitaker retired this summer, after a distinguished 40-year career. His contributions to higher education include serving as a professor, a Peace Corps Volunteer, and many years in senior administrative positions at Boston University and GW. At CPS, he will be remembered first and foremost for his role founding the college in 2001.

GW Coding Boot Camp graduation

A Big Celebration:Graduation of the Inaugural Class of GW Coding Boot Camp

August 23, 2017

About one hundred students, family members and friends waved and cheered as graduates of the first GW Coding Boot Camp were called one by one to go on stage and receive their certificates. Students came from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and women, minorities and immigrants formed more than half of the cohort.

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