Summer 2022
Issue 43
CPS Leads - A Quarterly Digest
Our summer issue features our 2022 Commencement Celebration, graduate stories, faculty kudos, recent awards and grants, upcoming events.
In-Person Commencement Celebration Returns 
Graduate processional
This year’s school celebration was the first time it was held in-person since the traditional celebration was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The graduates, with masks, looked different than last time, but the core aspects of the celebration remained the same with inspirational speakers, special awards and the presentation of graduates.
Career Insights: Giuliana Macaluso, MPS '22 in Publishing
Ms. Giuliana Macaluso is an outstanding 2022 graduate of the MPS in Publishing program and recipient of the 2022 CPS Graduate Distinguished Scholar Award. In this Alumni Profile, she shares insights about the impact of the program on her career.

Twin Brothers Receive Master's Degrees from CPS
Twin brothers Lavontay and Lorenzo Santos have always been close — they were born only 60 seconds apart — so it was no surprise when they went together from their family home in King George, Virginia, to the U.S. Naval Academy. Nor was it a surprise to see them both marching in GW’s Commencement ceremony which was held on Sunday, May 15 on the National Mall.

Zineb Kahdi
Distinguished Scholar:
Zineb Kadhi, BPS ’22 in Information Technology
As a member of the Class of 2022, Ms. Zineb Kadhi, BPS ’22, is one of CPS’s newest alumni. The university recognized her hard work and dedication by selecting her as a “Distinguished Scholar” for accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom. A double award winner, she is also the CPS Undergraduate Distinguished Scholar.

Graduates: What and Who They'll Remember Most about GW
College of Professional Studies graduate, Angela Trujillo, MPS ’22 (Political Management), was one of the members of the Class of 2022 GW Today talked to at Commencement on the National Mall.

GW Graduate School of Political Management Research Team Awarded Grant for Climate Change Policy Project
Michael Cornfield
A group of GSPM researchers led by Dr. Michael Cornfield will create a model and a simulation game evaluating climate change management with a grant from the American Political Science Association. 

Connie Uthoff
Faculty News

Congratulations to CPS faculty who were recently appointed or promoted to new positions. You make us proud!

Elizabeth Rose
SUP Student Selected for Urban Land Institute Program

Ms. Elizabeth Rose, a second-year student pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable urban planning, has been selected for the prestigious Urban Land Institute's Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program.

20th Annual Cafritz Award Winners Announced
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, in partnership with The George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and the District of Columbia Government, is proud to recognize the extraordinary winners of the 20th Annual Cafritz Awards Program.

Winners will be recognized at the joint 19th and 20th Annual Cafritz Awards Gala on June 30.

In the Media
Washingtonian cover
GSPM Alumni Named among Washingtonian’s Most Influential Policymakers

Five GSPM alumni were among the more than 40 GW alumni, faculty members and honorary degree recipients who made Washingtonian’s 2022 “Washington, D.C.’s 500 Most Influential People” list (May 3, 2022).

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