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President LeBlanc, center, with 2 GSPM students

CPS Students Network with GW Board of Trustees

February 28, 2020
Seven students represented CPS at the GW Board of Trustees dinner in February. Deans throughout the university nominated students for this honor. It was an opportunity for the board members to interact with and hear from students about their experiences at GW, and an opportunity for students to network with them.
Bruce Lipton speaks at GW on The Biology of Joy

The Biology of Joy: A Special Event with Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.

February 27, 2020
Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, an internationally acclaimed author and epigenetics expert, spoke at GW in December. During his talk, Lipton guided the audience through a journey of self-discovery from the “chemistry of atoms to the chemistry of joy” to help them understand how they influence their own level of happiness. The event was hosted by the GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL), and highlights the Center’s work elevating consciousness in the nation’s capital through its leadership and coaching programs that focus on whole-person development.
congratulations GW career milestone champagne glass and service pin

CPS Employees Recognized at 2019 Career Milestone Celebration

February 26, 2020
Congratulations to CPS staff members honored at the 2019 Career Milestone Awards Ceremony in December 2019 for their commitment to GW.
Toni Marsh in dark suit jacket, short hair

GW Paralegal Faculty and Alumni Shine at IPMA Conference

February 25, 2020
Congratulations to the Paralegal Studies program for a strong GW representation at the 34th Annual IPMA Conference and Expo this fall. Two of our paralegal program faculty won awards and one alumna. Faculty members also gave a presentation.
Elizabeth Rule

AT&T CIPP’s Elizabeth Rule Interview on Indian Boarding School Policy

February 25, 2020
Elizabeth Rule, Ph.D., assistant director, AT&T CIPP, @ERuleDC interview with @Newsy on Indian boarding school policy and contemporary connections to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons.

Cyber Program Director Scott White Comments on Neo-Nazi Terror Group Arrests

February 24, 2020
Scott White, terrorism expert and program director of our cybersecurity bachelor’s completion program, interviewed by KCBS Radio about arrests of six members of the neo-Nazi group “The Base.”
New Provost M. Brian Blake

GW Welcomes New Provost

December 05, 2019
Students, faculty and staff of the George Washington University gathered to welcome new Provost M. Brian Blake with a reception in mid-November, enjoying snacks and brief remarks from Dr. Blake and from GW President Thomas J. LeBlanc.
Dr. Sara Hooshangi

Celebrating Dr. Hooshangi’s Decade of Service as IIST Program Director

December 04, 2019
Dr. Sara Hooshangi has proven herself a rising star and valuable leader since joining the College in 2010 as the inaugural director of the Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) bachelor’s degree completion program. Many milestones later the fledgling program has grown and morphed into a unique, well-established program, producing graduates who are prepared for a variety of careers in the rapidly changing technology world.
From left to right: Monique Chouraeshkenazi speaks with Matt Rhoades.

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.
Chris Deering, dean

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.
Jane Hyatt Thorpe

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).
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.
Toni Marsh

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.
Best Homeland Security Degree 2020 Intelligent Approved

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.
SNJ Millenials 30 Under 30

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.