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GSPM Celebrates Alumni Achievements, Hosts Election Integrity Lecture

December 03, 2019
An expert panel discussed how the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election challenges our ideas around national security, campaign management, and personal data, as part of the annual Frank J. Fahrenkopf & and Charles T. Manatt Lecture series. The election integrity discussion was part of an evening of celebration hosted by the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), which also honored alumni awardees.
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Raise High! CPS Alumni Meet Dean at GW Colonials Weekend

December 02, 2019
Alumni, students, faculty and friends gathered at the Dean’s Community Reception during Colonials Weekend this fall to hear an update on the College of Professional Studies (CPS), which includes the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), from Interim Dean Christopher J. Deering. He shared highlights on student and alumni achievements, as well as news about faculty and academic programs. He encouraged attendees to get involved with GW, CPS and GSPM in a way that is meaningful for you.
Yesenia Grajeda Yepez

Staff Member Awarded Knapp Fellowship

December 01, 2019
Yesenia Grajeda Yepez was inspired to develop a research project to assist Central American immigrant families in Yuma County, Arizona with family tracing and reunification. Yepez, a staff member working in the CPS Dean’s Office, combined her graduate studies in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies with knowledge of migration to develop a private app to assist families in finding each other. She was awarded the 2019-2020 Knapp Fellowship to implement her project.
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Program Director Jane Thorpe Named Milken Institute School of Public Health’s Senior Associate Dean

December 01, 2019
Jane Hyatt Thorpe, JD, program director of the Healthcare Corporate Compliance Program (HCC), has been named senior associate dean for academic, student and faculty affairs in GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH).
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Program Director Toni Marsh Elected President of American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE)

November 29, 2019
Toni Marsh, J.D., associate professor and program director, GW Paralegal Studies, has been elected President of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE), a national organization of paralegal educators.
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Homeland Security Program Ranked #17

November 28, 2019
The Homeland Security master’s degree program has been ranked #17 by Intelligent.com. They evaluated 291 educational programs at 116 universities and colleges before publishing this ranking. Our program received a calculated Intelligent Score of 72.22/100, which ranked it #17 out of the top 52 homeland security degree programs.
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Alumna Named "30 Under 30 Trendsetter in Healthcare"

November 28, 2019
Congratulations to HCC Alumna Margarita Derelanko for being named the 2019 “30 under 30 Trendsetter in Healthcare” by SNJ Millennials for “outstanding service to our community” in New Jersey. She is a Certified Healthcare Compliance practitioner, with 7+ years of compliance experience.
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VIDEO: GW Supports our Veterans and Military Students

November 12, 2019
GW is a strong supporter of veterans and the Yellow Ribbon Program. In honor of Veteran’s Day, November 11, learn more about how GW supports the military community through our video.
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New Video About CPS

September 04, 2019
Learn more about the GW College of Professional Studies (CPS) and how we are continuing to advance our student’s professional careers in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area!
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Getting to Know Dr. Sandra Whitehead: New Program Director for Sustainable Urban Planning

September 03, 2019
Dr. Sandra Whitehead took the helm as the interim program director of the Sustainable Urban Planning Program (SUP) effective July 1, 2019. Now that Dr. Whitehead is settling into her new role, we wanted to give our readers a chance to get to know her a little better.
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Behind the Scenes Tour of High-tech Museum Brings Classwork to Life

September 02, 2019
CPS’s Career Services Department organized a unique behind-the-scenes tour of Glenstone art museum for 18 of our Integrated Information Science & Technology (IIST) program bachelor’s degree completion students. Students had a chance to learn about the extensive IT infrastructure installations used throughout the facility from their IT manager, designed to enhance the museum experience, including the IT infrastructure design and challenges.
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First GenderPro Cohort Launches with Summit

September 01, 2019
International development workers will earn a first-of-its-kind certification in the gender field through GenderPro, a new capacity-building and credentialing program developed by GW in partnership with UNICEF with a grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. GW’s Global Women’s Institute (GWI) is leading GenderPro in partnership with the Elliott School of International Affairs and the College of Professional Studies.
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CPS Developed App Guides D.C. Visitors to Local Indigenous Landmarks

August 31, 2019
A new tool will help visitors to Washington, D.C. discover the historic and contemporary landmarks of those who inhabited the city’s land before its development as the nation’s capital. Elizabeth Rule, assistant director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (AT&T CIPP) at the GW College of Professional Studies, said D.C. is full of landmarks with historical, political and cultural connections to Native Americans.
Nicole Mintz

Welcome Career Services Director Nicole Mintz

August 29, 2019
Nicole Mintz, the newly hired director of career services for the GW College of Professional Studies (CPS), brings a wealth of experience to the job. She joined the team in August following a seven-year stint as advisor in the GW Career Services Center.
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Homeland Security Online Master’s Program Ranked #1

August 28, 2019
The College of Professional Studies' online master’s degree program in Homeland Security has been ranked #1 out of 25 online programs for the 2019 Best Online Master’s in Homeland Security programs ranking, according to BestColleges.com.