•New PMA Board Elected
Congratulations to the newly elected GW Project Management Association (PMA) board of directors. Their term is effective December 1, 2014-November 30, 2015. Your new board is as follows:
President: Jade Ademiluyi
VP, Events: Nomi Nouri
VP, Marketing: Colleen Hoffman
Chief Budget Officer: Melody Peppard
Distance Student Representative: David Jackson
MBAA Representative: Duke Anh Ngo
PMIWDC Representative: Wilbert Davis
• Spring 2015 Registration
Only 50% of the MSPM students have registered for classes in the spring semester. Be sure to complete your course registration immediately. We are starting to release seats to non-MSPM students on the wait list. Do not lose the opportunity to secure a seat in your required or preferred courses/sections.
To register in DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone), you must complete and submit a Registration Transaction Form to my attention via email, fax, or in person. You cannot register via GWeb for DNSC 6269.
•Win Tickets to “Colbert Report” Taping
Free tickets will be available by lottery to GW students. Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” will bring its Emmy-winning blend of news and satirical comedy to GW’s Lisner Auditorium on Monday, 8 Dec. To enter the ticket lottery, students should register online by 10 a.m. EST Thursday, 4 Dec.
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving break begins today, 26 Nov, and extends through Friday, 28 Nov. GW offices will close today at 2 p.m. and reopen on Monday, 1 Dec, at 9 a.m. Enjoy your break!
• Spring 2015 Scholarships, 14 Dec Deadline
Scholarship funding is available for current MSPM students in the spring 2015 semester. The program will award two scholarships, each in the amount of $3,750. Full details on the two scholarships, the eligibility criteria, and the applications are available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. EST Sunday, 14 Dec; late applications will not be accepted.
Scholarship applicants are encouraged to utilize the University Writing Center or the English for Academic Purposes Program to ensure they put forth a graduate-level writing effort. Essays received with spelling errors, poor grammar, or formatting issues receive less consideration than those that exhibit graduate-level writing.
•PMA Board of Directors Election
Thank you to those who voted for the PMA Board of Directors. The votes are being tallied and an announcement will be made shortly by the current Board.
•Spring 2015 Blackboard Collaborate Schedule
The Blackboard Collaborate schedule for the spring semester is now available. The Collaborate sessions provide a live weekly interface with the professor for the distance/online sections. Confirm with each professor when the first Collaborate session will occur.
•Vote for the PMA Board of Directors
The ballot is now available to vote for the GW Project Management Association Board of Directors. Voting ends Sunday, 23 Nov, at 11:59 p.m. Who should lead the student association next?
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The GW Project Management Association (PMA) along with the Project Management Alumni Association (PMAA) hosted an amazing Speed Networking event at the School of Business on Thursday, April 11. Alumni represented many different organizations including:
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Booz Allen Hamilton
Micron Technology, Inc.
Internal Revenue Service
Visionary Integration Professionals
Project Management Institute
The event opened with a welcome by PMAA Vice President Sara Alsaffar and followed by the PMA President, Anna Matsiras, who summarized the events that the PMA had hosted this year.
Then we got down to business. The 30 participants were assigned to tables and the banter began. With some light nudging the conversation began with drafted questions from both the PMA and PMAA. The interactions quickly developed into full fledged conversations. Conversation topics included PMP certification, GW’s integration and accreditation by PMI, industry acceptance of project management as a profession, planning course loads, graduation plans, perceptions of courses and the ever elusive jobs, jobs, jobs!
Everyone had a great time and met new classmates and made strong connections with our alumni community. Again, we want to thank the PMAA for their participation and their co-sponsorship of the event with the MSPM program! Thank you to everyone who came out, and if you missed it, please keep an eye out for notification of the next event on May 10th. We will try to squeeze in a happy hour before semester’s end, too!