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!
Congratulations Krishna Tummala, GWPMA President for the job well done during the 2nd Annual PMIWDC Volunteer Fair at Marriott Hotel in Fairfax, VA held on 17 October 2016. Krishna led a group of volunteers to organize the event in coordination with the Project Management Institute. He worked directly with Uma Hiremagalur, Vice President for Programs of the Project Management Institute Washington DC chapter to bring the event to success. Krishna’s team included MSPM and non-MSPM students namely: Rahul Rathod; Marcia Joseph; Nicholas Tenorio; Ram Bandaru and Nikhil Kulkarni.
The event featured volunteerism and provided opportunities for project management professionals to network or find ways to get involved. Approximately 200 people and dozens of non-profit organizations and private groups participated at the event. Among the participants are our very own MSPM students: Robert Endler; Queeneth Odimegwu; and Ibrahim Sheriff.
GWPMA is seeking three volunteers to help organize the 2nd Annual PMIWDC Volunteer Fair. Event details are as follows:
Monday, 17 October 2016 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Event Location: Fairview Park Marriott 3111 Fairview Park Drive | Falls Church, Virginia 22042
As a volunteer, your registration fee to attend the event is waived. Certificate will be awarded at the conclusion of the event and you will earn 2 PDUs. It will be a fun evening with games, exciting prizes, and a chance to learn how you can get engaged with some of the most meaningful projects in the DC area. Food is free.
Questions? Contact Krishna Tummala, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2-Congratulations Moyaid Aseel and Angela Knight! Both MSPM students were awarded free registrations for the GW DIT PM Symposium held on Monday, 26 September at the GWU Marvin Center. Angela and Moyaid joined our GWPMA President, Krishna Tummala at the symposium and represented the MSPM program. The PM Symposium was a one-day event created for the exchanging and sharing of knowledge of project management practices in higher education.
3-PMIWDC Volunteer Fair 2016. Looking for an opportunity to network with some of our 10,000 PMI members and showcase your leadership and project management skills? Join the biggest PMIWDC Volunteer Fair! It will be a fun evening with games, exciting prizes, and a chance to learn how you can get engaged with some of the most meaningful projects in the DC area. More information on this link.