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A Year End Message from Fiona Conroy

December 22, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, there is still time for you to make an impact for the current fellows. While many Presidential Fellow alumni give back to GW in unique ways, which has led to all-time engagement with the university over the past few years, I invite you to join me by making a tax-deductible gift to the Professional and Academic Development Fund.

Happy Holidays from the Presidential Fellowship!

Happy Holidays from the Presidential Fellowship!

December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays from the Presidential Fellowship!

PAFs participate in Give-A-Gift

Seasons’ Greetings from the Presidential Fellows: Give a Gift Edition

December 21, 2017

Presidential Fellows closed this semester with gifts to others and to each others.

PAFs at President LeBlanc's inauguration dinner at the Library of Congress.

Presidential Fellows Lend a Hand for President LeBlanc’s Inauguration

December 21, 2017

The Presidential Fellows were excited to serve as volunteers during the inauguration and other events from Sunday, December 12th through Tuesday, December 14th, to help ensure the inauguration festivities were a success.

Current PAF at Google's 2017 Top Contributor Summit in San Jose, California

Providing Googley Support

December 21, 2017

This past November, first-year fellow, Ian Tang, attended his second Top Contributor Summit as an expert on Allo and Project Fi. At this point, it felt like a family reunion of sorts.


PD Spotlight: Perspective

December 21, 2017

During the weekly meeting on Tuesday, October 31st, current fellows Emily Somberg and Zunara Naeem presented on the professional development competency, perspective.

A group photo before the hike.

Presidential Fellows Hike, Clear Roosevelt Island Trail

December 21, 2017

On a beautiful Sunday morning, December 3rd, the current fellows met with some of our alumni for a pleasant breakfast to fuel our hiking and clean up efforts along the Potomac River.

Advising Team Spotlight - Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

December 21, 2017

The Presidential Fellowship is honored to have two of its Advising Team members, Peter Konwerski and Kathryn Newcomer, spearhead hallmark civic engagement events at GW during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Volunteers at School Without Walls on Freshmen Day of Service 2017

Presidential Fellows Participate in the 9th Annual Freshman Day of Service & Convocation

October 25, 2017

Over GW 2,200 students, faculty, and staff - including the Presidential Fellows - participated in GW’s ninth annual Freshman Day

Searching for the Presidential Fellow 2018-20 Cohort

October 25, 2017

This year, the Recruitment and Selection Committees combined to create a more streamlined process for managing the outreach proc

Managing up is a PAF competency.

Managing Up: The Key to Creating a Better Work Environment

October 25, 2017

Dor and I presented on the professional development competency of Managing Up.

PAF Helen Christy Powell

From Interest to Profession: Countering Violent Extremism at the Center for Cyber and Homeland SEcurity

October 25, 2017

As a Master’s candidate in Security Policy Studies at the Elliott School, I am excited to continue my academic pursuits in national security.

PAF Emily Somberg in Paris

Paris: City of Opposites

October 25, 2017

The path to my research focus has not been an expected one.


Presidential Fellows Welcome Alumni and President LeBlanc During Colonials Weekend Reception

October 25, 2017

The Presidential Fellowship celebrated our own annual family reunion on Friday, October 20th during GW’s Colonials Weekend. The current Fellows, the Advising Team, and dozens of alumni and guests gathered together to chat, celebrate the program’s legacy, and toast to the future of the program. We were also joined by GW’s new president, Dr. Thomas LeBlanc.

New Academic Year Brings Emphasis on Presidential Fellows’ Development and Innovation

September 20, 2017

The Presidential Fellows participated in a week-long session of training, service, and a retreat to prepare for the new academic year.