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MSPM in the KNOW: February 14, 2017

Top 3 for 14 February 2017

1-  Congratulations, Dr. Julia Keleher! MSPM faculty, Dr. Julia Keleher is the new Secretary of the Department of Education in Puerto Rico. Under the administration of Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, Dr. Keleher will be overseeing the management and usage of funds in the Department of Education, and using all available information to assess the actual performance of the education system in Puerto Rico. Dr. Keleher brings 20 years of professional career managing educational projects, overseeing the use of federal funds, and providing technical assistance to school districts and educational agencies. She also founded her own consulting firm, Keleher & Associates, in 2009. Dr. Keleher currently teaches DNSC 6235 Communication Strategies in Project Management at the George Washington University MS in Project Management Program. She will also be teaching DNSC 6238 Project Management Organizational Context in Summer 2017. The GWU MSPM family is proud of her recent success! View Dr. Keleher’s recent interview.

2-  Summer 2017 Registration. Registration for the 2017 Summer Sessions will open on Wednesday, 1 March. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. View list of course offerings via the registrar’s website. If you need help with what classes to sign up for, schedule an appointment with your adviser, Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include GWid.

3-  Free Seats in PMIWDC’s PMP Prep Course, two consecutive weekends beginning 25 February! The MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations to the Winter 2017 PMP Prep Course. The course dates are 25-26 February; 4-5 March, two consecutive weekends. You must be available for the two consecutive weekends to participate in the review classes. Sessions are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Course valued at $995.

If interested, submit the following to aesocrates@gwu.edu by 5 p.m. EST on 16 February 2017:

  • Name, GWid, and Contact Info
  • PMI Membership Number and Chapter Affiliation
  • 300 Word Statement as to Why You Should Receive Free Registration


The Columbian Women Scholarship, Applications Due 14 Mar 2016

The Columbian Women of the George Washington University scholarship application is now open. Each year, Columbian Women awards $90,000 in scholarships to women attending GW. Scholarships are provided to students of all GW schools. Apply by March 14.

See www.columbianwomen.org for more information. If you have any questions, please contact columbianwomen@gmail.com.

The objective of The Columbian Women Scholarship (TUITION ONLY) is to recognize and assist women pursuing a degree program in any field of study at the George Washington University who demonstrate a high level of achievement in academia and a commitment to their chosen profession.

The Columbian Women Scholarship is based on merit and financial need. Applicants are first evaluated for financial need; applicants meeting the need criteria typically have an expected family contribution of less than $10,000 as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All applicants are required to complete a FAFSA application prior to applying for a Columbian Women Scholarship.

Awards will only be made for the 2016-2017 academic year. Although award amounts may vary, approximately $90,000 will be awarded in 2016-2017 with most individual awards ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. Scholarship awards will cover tuition costs only. If a scholarship recipient registers for fewer credits than the initial award was given, the amount will be reduced to ensure only tuition costs are covered. The remaining amount will be returned to The Columbian Women. Award recipients (and other applicants) are eligible to reapply in subsequent years.