Monthly Archives: September 2011

21st Annual Gibbs Oration and 5th Annual Coile Lectureship

We cordially invite you to The George Washington University’s Department of Health Services Management and Leadership Alumni Association’s 21st Annual Gibbs Oration and 5th Annual Coile Lectureship on Friday, November 11, 2011 beginning at 12:30pm. This annual health care conference brings together health care leaders, alumni, students, and faculty, giving the attendees an opportunity for networking and conversation about the future of health care delivery systems.
This year’s conference features two sensational healthcare leaders – one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 most influential people, Mr. Trevor Fetter, and noted healthcare visionary and futurist, Mr. Michael Sachs.
Mr. Fetter has been the President and CEO of Tenet Healthcare Corporate (Tenet) since 2003. Tenet is ranked in the Top 10 largest healthcare systems in the country. Every year since the survey’s inception in 2002, Mr. Fetter is one of only 12 people recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare”. In 2010, he was named one of the 30 Most Powerful People in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review and one of the best CEOs in his industry sector in a 2009 poll published by Institutional Investor.
Mr. Sachs is Founder and Chairman of Sg2 and a noted health care industry strategist and visionary. Sg2 analyzes the impact of changes in the business and technology of health care. Its clients range from national health care systems to leading academic research institutions, from health plans to medical product suppliers.
It will be an afternoon of intelligent conversations as Mr. Fetter talks about how major health care organizations conform to the changes in the industry and as Mr. Sachs projects the future of health care in the United States. This year’s event promises to be valuable to any leader or student, at any point of their career.
For details about the Gibbs Oration and the speakers or to register, visit:
Questions:  Contact Faiza Haseeb, the Student Representative, at

HSF/General College Scholarships:

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to:

  • Graduating High School Seniors
  • Community College Students
  • Community College Transfer Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students

Award amounts generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. Please visit their website for application information and deadlines.

HSF/Nissan North America, Inc. Scholarship Program

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Nissan North America, Inc. have partnered to provide financial resources to assist outstanding college students in selected geographic locations.   The award amount is $2,500.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be of Hispanic heritage
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident , or eligible non-U.S. citizen
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Fifth-year Senior or Masters student studying full-time in a degree-seeking program at a four-year U.S. accredited institution
  • Must be pursuing a major in either a Business or Engineering discipline
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must have a permanent address OR attend an institution in one of the following areas: 
    • Arizona (state)
    • Dallas, Texas (metro)
    • Fort Worth, Texas (county)
    • Michigan (state)
    • Mississippi (state)
    • San Diego, California (metro)
    • Tennessee (state)

Presidential Management Fellows

Today is the first day that you can go online and initiate the PMF application process.  Please read the Presidential Management Fellows Presentation BEFORE you start your application.

Remember this is a competitive process.  Make certain that your accomplishments have breadth and quality, that your capacity for leadership, and your commitment to excellence in leading and managing public policies and programs shows!  Let your resume reflect them, add a cover letter which speaks to those criteria.  In addition, the 6 “critical competencies” should also be reflected:

-Interpersonal Skills
-Motivation to Serve
-Oral/Written Communication
-Problem Solving

Just as a reminder:
-use Internet Explorer or Firefox only; those are the only browsers which are certified to work with the process
-print screen shots of each screen as you work through the online application (and provide copies of them)
-print the Nomination Form
-provide the entire package (hard copy of all that you submitted online AND the Nomination Form) to the Nominating Official, Kathleen Rogan, Duques Hall, suite 550, preferably by Friday, September 23, 2011.  The application process closes Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 11:59pm.