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MSPM: In the Know, March 15, 2016

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Welcome Agnes Socrates, New Administrative Director, MSPM
It is with great pleasure to introduce the new administrative director of the MSPM program. Agnes Socrates assumed her new position on Monday, 14 Mar. She will begin reaching out to each of you to schedule advisement sessions in the coming week. Read her full introduction on the MSPM blog.

AY16-17 Tuition Rates Posted
The tuition rates for the 2016-2017 academic year were released and are available on the Student Accounts Office website. The per credit hour rate for summer 2016, fall 2016, and spring 2017 terms will be $1,600.

Breakfast and Business Cards: Technology Entrepreneurs
Attend the Breakfast and Business Cards: Technology Entrepreneurs event on Thursday, 31 Mar. Event is from 7:30-9 a.m. at Convene in McLean, VA. Register online.

MSPM: In the Know, December 10, 2014

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MSPM Spring Orientation Student & Alumni Reception, 9 Jan
The GW MS in Project Management Alumni Network cordially invites alumni and current students to connect at the program’s spring orientation. This will be a great opportunity for both incoming and current MSPM students to connect with the program’s alumni and share their experiences at GW. Hors d’ouevres, beer and wine will be served. Register today! Friday, 9 Jan, 6-7:30 p.m. in Duques Hall, 6th Floor.

• Spring 2015 Scholarship Deadline, 14 Dec
Sunday, 14 Dec, is the deadline to apply for scholarship funding in the spring 2015 semester. We will award two scholarships, each in the amount of $3,750. Full details on the scholarships and the application process and requirements are available on the blog.

Graduate Aide Position, Office of Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships
The Office of Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships is actively seeking a full-time MSPM student to serve as a graduate aide beginning in January. Full details on the position are available on the blog. Position requires 20 hours per week, knowledge of MS Access, and includes an hourly wage and tuition benefits. Send your application/resume via email to gradfell@gwu.edu.

Introduction of Matthew Nessan, Assistant Director, MS in Project Management

Dear MSPM Students and Faculty,

It is with profound excitement that I introduce myself as the Assistant Director of the Master of Science in Project Management Program at The George Washington University School of Business. Over the past week, I have had the opportunity to meet with many of you. Now more than ever, it is clear to me why so many regard GW with such prestige and admiration. I hope to continue learning more about each of your individual roles and professional endeavors while I contribute to the admissions and recruitment efforts of the MSPM program.

The path that led me to GW is as eclectic as the opportunities available to our students and graduates. Originally from a small town in Montana (less than 100 people!), I matriculated to Texas Christian University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. Upon graduation, I worked as an employee benefits consultant in Houston for approximately five years before returning to school to complete a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the University of Southern California and a Graduate Certificate in International Environmental Policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy (Ed.D.) at our very own George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

Highlights of my educational career include three years teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in a variety of California universities, and my time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa. More recently, I come to you from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), where I evaluated a wide variety of domestic and international educational institutions to ensure accreditation compliance.

Over the course of the next 6-12 months, my goal is to increase the visibility of the MSPM program in order to continue to attract exceptional students from around the world. Further, I am dedicated to connecting with our current students and graduates to develop relationships with private, public, and non-profit sector employers to promote the program. My experience in education has taught me that, as individuals, we are endowed with the ability to make differences. As educational professionals, we are tasked to find solutions. As educational leaders, we must push the limits of the individual and the educator in order to turn barriers into opportunities and opportunities into realized success.

I am extremely excited to embark on this new adventure with the collaboration, support, and dedication I have seen during my short time at GWSB.

Best regards,

Matthew Nessan
Assistant Director
Master of Science in Project Management