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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

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

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

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

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.

Mayor Bowser

GW and The Cafritz Foundation Honor D.C. Government Workers

Since 2000, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation has hosted an annual program in partnership with GW’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL) to highlight the contributions of District of Columbia government employees who work behind the scenes to improve the lives of city residents. This year five individuals received the Cafritz Award.

Women in technology (IStock)

Women in Technology Meet the University

This summer WIT and CPS hosted a Meet the Company event at the GW Arlington Graduate Education Center to combine their resources and educate WIT members, senior leaders, and potential, new and current students about academic pathways to successful careers in technology, cybersecurity and data science.

handshake logo

Get Career Help with a “Handshake"

Current students and alumni now have access to Handshake, a powerful and dynamic new online career management and recruitment platform launched this summer. Handshake offers many exciting features, including a more personalized & powerful job search experience, relevant career resources, events & news, and a seamless recruiting and branding experience for employers.

Dr. Lara Brown

GSPM Names Lara Brown New Director

The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) named Associate Professor Lara Brown as the school’s director in early July.

Kenya Connect

CPS Faculty Member Helps Children in Rural Kenya

Despite a free primary education system, over a million children in Kenya do not attend school. Dr. Olivia Blackmon, assistant program director and faculty for the Integrated, Information Science & Technology program, was recently selected as a Fulbright Specialist to work with Kenya Connect, a nonprofit organization, which offers public health programs, educational resources and a solar light initiative to improve educational access to more than 17,000 students in Kenya.

CEPL leadership event

What is the Future of Leadership?

What is leadership? What is the future of leadership?

SPR students at 2017 Commencement

“To leave the world a bit better”- CPS Graduates Define their Own Success

Excitement filled the air as the student processional of graduates filed into the Charles E. Smith Center on May 20, 2017, led by Toni Marsh, program director, paralegal studies and college marshal, to officially be recognized for their hard work and sacrifices as new graduates.

Zhexing Li, SUP graduate

US News Reports on Value of Master of Professional Studies degrees for International Students

While Zhexing Li pursued his Master of Professional Studies degree, known as an MPS, in sustainable urban planning, many prospective international students may be unaware of them as these degrees are usually offered in the U.S. and Canada.

Lara Brown moderates GSPM event on fake news

GSPM’s Lara Brown Moderates Panel Discussion on Meaning of ‘Fake News’

Lara Brown, Interim Director of the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, moderated the April 26 Paul O’Dwyer Lecture “Fake News: Spotting Facts & Stopping Fiction.”

Prof. Rob Engel

Professor Rob Engel Appointed Director of Semester in Washington Program

Congratulations to Professor Rob Engel as the new Director of Semester in Washington and the associated programs.

Chris Deering and Mary Paradis at Academic Honors Dinner

Police and Security Studies Student Receives CPS Distinguished Scholar Award

Mary Paradis, an undergraduate student in the Police and Security Studies program, was selected as the CPS Distinguished Scholar for the 2016-2017 academic year. Distinguished scholars are chosen for their high GPA’s, as well as other contributions they have made to research, community service and/or to the university.

IIST Students at the Nashman Symposium

Helping Others with the Power of Technology - IIST Students Present Service Learning Projects at Nashman Symposium

Integrated, Information Science and Technology (IIST) program students used their knowledge of technology to help others by participating in a one-year service learning course. Thirteen of them partnered with domestic and international community-based organizations to design and run hands-on service projects during the 2016-2017 academic year, with the leadership and support of Dr. Olivia M. Blackmon, assistant program director and faculty member of the IIST program.

Best Paralegal Programs Online

GW Ranked in Top 25 Online Paralegal Programs

GW’s paralegal studies programs were ranked #12 by College Choice for Best Online Paralegal Programs in 2017.

Rep. Comstock with winner of Congressional Art Show

Local High School Students Shine at Congressional Art Show

Rep. Barbara Comstock's 10th Congressional District art competition, hosted this spring at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, drew 138 entries. Judges awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention ribbons in each of the seven categories. The "Best of Show" piece will hang in the U.S. Capitol, along with winners from other Congressional Districts.

LCPS Students at GW workshop on health science careers

VSTC Hosts Health Sciences Career Exploration Workshops

Local high school students explored health science careers at GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus. Workshop topics included: occupational therapy, medical laboratory sciences, pre-medicine, and emergency medical services management.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) at the New Venture Competition

CPS/VSTC Provide In-Kind Prize for GW New Venture Competition

Twelve teams presented business proposals during the finals round of the ninth annual New Venture Competition and vied for more than $300,000 in cash and in-kind prizes at GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus. The competition was split into three tracks—social ventures, technology ventures and new ventures—with four finalists in each category.

Elyaa Hammad, Olivia Blackmon

IIST Student Opens Computer Center for Low-Income Women

“Today is an exciting day,” said Elyaa Hammad, a student in GW’s Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) program.

Dean Eskandarian

CPS Dean Headlines GW Faculty Senate Meeting

CPS continues to provide high-quality programs to students pursuing education in various disciplines, particularly emerging and growing professions, Dean Eskandarian told members of the Faculty Senate on April 7.

CPS graduation ceremony

Graduating Students Give CPS High Marks for Graduate School Experience

An overwhelming majority of CPS master’s degree students said they would definitely recommend their programs to prospective students, when asked as part of a survey of graduating students.

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