MSPM student wins the 2017 George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA) Award

The George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA) gives an annual award to an outstanding graduating student in each school of the university. The GWAA Award honors future alumni who have shown exceptional commitment to GW and its community. This year GWSB honors two recipients from the Graduate Programs. One of them is our very own, MSPM student, Krishna Tummala.

Krishna served as the GW Project Management Association President in Spring and Fall 2016 where he worked with the MSPM program in various student engagement activities such as the PM Symposium, Project Portfolio Game Event, and MSPM 20th Year Celebration.  He is currently an active volunteer during new student orientations, assisting with the team building exercise and serving on panel discussions providing advice for newly admitted students.  Krishna represented the MSPM program and organized key events  with the Project Management Institute (PMI) such as the PMP Exam Review Course, Volunteer Fair, Monthly PM After Hour and Luncheon events, through his relationship with the PMI Washington DC Chapter—the largest PMI chapter in the world.  

Krishna’s ability to maintain good rapport with our local partner resulted to implementation of the GW PM University Talks. Launched in November 2016, the University PM Talks is an expansion of PMIWDC programming. The goal is to bring chapter events to the students and young professionals in the DC area on a quarterly basis. Event is free to students and offers “PM TED talks” style: short, thought-provoking topics in all areas of the new talent triangle (Leadership, Technical Project Management and Business Management). GWU is the first to host the University PM Talks with PMIWDC. The second event held on March 3rd involved two GW Alumni as speakers, whom Krishna connected with and brought to campus. The event was attended by at least fifty project management professionals and students including MSPM and MBA students with Project Management concentration. All attendees earned 2 Professional Development Units (PDUs) through PMI. Krishna  had done all of these while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.8.  The MSPM and the GWSB Community is honored to give this award to Mr. Tummala. Congratulations!