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2016 MSPM Award Winners Announced!

Each year, MSPM students are given the chance to vote for the Outstanding MSPM Faculty.  Thank you to those who voted! The MSPM Faculty selects the winners for MSPM Academic Excellence and MSPM Service Excellence from the graduating class.  The results are now available and the winners are as follows:

Outstanding Master of Science in Project Management Faculty Award

Dr. Ed Hoffman, Professorial Lecturer of Decision Sciences, began teaching at GW in an adjunct capacity in 2006. Dr. Hoffman has taught several courses within the MS in Project Management program. Most notably he teaches the Organization, Management and Leadership course, a core course within the program. This course provides a unique opportunity for Dr. Hoffman to highlight his expertise in organizational psychology and to use examples from his impressive industry experience to demonstrate organizational theories and concepts. The students selected Dr. Hoffman for this award based on his enthusiasm for teaching, his engaging communication style with the students, and his expertise in the subject at hand. To quote from the student nominations, Dr. Hoffman “expertly shares his years of experience in the field to make for a dynamic learning experience.”

Master of Science in Project Management Academic Excellence Award

Elizabeth Rouse demonstrated outstanding academic achievement during her time as a student in the MSPM program. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA, the highest GPA of award-eligible students. The MS in Project Management faculty and staff greatly appreciate the time and effort that she has devoted to the program.

Master of Science in Project Management Service Excellence Award:

Bilikisu Jadesola Ademiluyi (Jade) demonstrated outstanding service during her time as a student in the MSPM program, most notably through her leadership and volunteerism. Jade served as the president of the GW Project Management Association, a student-led organization for MSPM students. The organization serves as a resource for student educational endeavors and professional social events in an effort to build professional relationships and advance the project management profession. Jade was a key player in the GW PMA becoming registered as an official student organization through GW’s Center for Student Engagement. Under Jade’s leadership, the GW PMA hosted several student engagement events and partnered with both the PMI Washington DC Chapter and the AACE International National Capital Section to host professional development events on campus. In addition to her leadership within the GW PMA, Jade assisted with recruitment events within DC and throughout the U.S. She also volunteered during new student orientations, assisting with the team building exercise and serving on panel discussions providing advice for newly admitted students.

Wilbert Tylan Davis (Will), served as the PMIWDC representative for the GW Project Management Association, a student-led organization for MSPM students. The organization serves as a resource for student educational endeavors and professional social events in an effort to build professional relationships and advance the project management profession. Will initiated and managed one of the largest events for the GW PMA during his one-year term, a PMP Exam Prep Course. In addition to his leadership within the GW PMA, Will was an active volunteer. He volunteered during new student orientations, assisting with the team building exercise and serving on panel discussions providing advice for newly admitted students.

Agnes Elaine Socrates demonstrated outstanding service during her time as a student in the MSPM program, most notably through her volunteerism. Agnes’ generosity to incoming students with her time and wisdom during new student orientation sessions has been invaluable to the MSPM program. She served in multiple capacities during new student orientations, assisting with the team building exercise and serving on panel discussions providing advice for newly admitted students. Finally, Agnes recruited coworkers to apply to the MSPM program and now serves as an adviser to current and incoming MSPM students.

Colleen Hoffman demonstrated outstanding service during her time as a student in the MSPM program, most notably through her leadership and volunteerism. Colleen served as the Vice President of Marketing for the GW Project Management Association, a student-led organization for MSPM students, in 2014-2015. The organization serves as a resource for students to build professional relationships within and advance the project management profession. Colleen led and executed marketing for all PMA programming and managed all communications for the student organization. In addition to her leadership within the GW PMA, Colleen was an active volunteer. She volunteered during new student orientations, assisting with the team building exercise and serving on panel discussions providing advice for newly admitted students.

The winners will be honored at the awards ceremony, an invitation-only event on Thursday, May 12. Awardees will also be recognized at the GWSB Masters and Doctoral Celebration on Friday, May 13.  Congratulations to the MSPM Award Winners!