PAF News

2016 Alumni Day of Service

Thank You for Joining the 2016 PAF Alumni Day of Service!

April 25, 2016

Thank you to all the alumni who joined us for the 2016 PAF Alumni Day of Service on Saturday, April 2, co-sponsored by the GW Alumni Association!

2016 Flag Day

PAF Participated in GW’s 2nd Annual Flag Day

April 25, 2016

On Tuesday, April 12 the university hosted its second annual Flag Day – a celebration of philanthropy on campus, where current students are encouraged to express their thanks to GW’s generous community of donors – especially alumni. Anna Mahalak, PAF program coordinator, and a number of current PAFs contributed to Flag Day in both its planning and execution stages. Click to read more about Flag Day.

Eric Thibault on Political Savvy

Business Chemistry with Eric Thibault

April 25, 2016

During our PAF weekly meeting on Tuesday, April 12, PAF alumnus Eric Thibault CCAS BA ’11 MPA ’13 led a professional development workshop based on Deloitte’s Business Chemistry tool to help PAFs better understand their own dominant patterns of behavior, as well as how to engage different behavior types. Click to read more about Business Chemistry.

Pascale Receives Alumni Outstanding Service Award

Pascale Dumit Awarded Alumni Outstanding Service Award

April 25, 2016

Congratulations to PAF alumna Pascale Dumit, SEAS BS ’03 MA ’05, on receiving the Alumni Outstanding Service Award from the GW Alumni Association!

Self-Knowledge Tips

April 25, 2016

Putting effort into developing self-knowledge is important for career success and satisfaction. By tuning into what motivates and drives you, what makes you tick, what strengths you possess, and your areas for development, you can find a better career match and enjoy a more fulfilling work life. Click to read about three quick tips to improve your self-knowledge.

Using Technology to Cultivate Creativity

April 25, 2016

For some, creativity comes naturally, while for others, the idea of being creative seems both amorphous and daunting. In order to make the competency’s various components more tangible to the PAFs, second-year fellow Ashlynn Profit utilized an online blog to engage fellow PAFs in learning about creativity as a professional development competency. Click to read more about the creative professional development experience.

#WWW 2nd Year Cohort


March 29, 2016

Throughout the month of March, Zinhle helped the The Global Women's Institute engage its #WhenWomenLead campaign to celebrate Women's History Month! Click to read more about the online campus engagement.

Crash Course in Developing a Social Media Campaign

March 29, 2016

During the fall semester I took a course dedicated to one of my favorite topics – social media in museums. Click to read more about my social media campaign project for the class.

Three Takeaways from PAF Diversity Training

March 29, 2016

Michael Tapscott led a diversity training for the current fellows to help us build cultural competence, push our boundaries, and check our assumptions. Click to read the three major takeaways from the diversity training session.

Listening Tips

March 29, 2016

With increasing demands and distractions, listening is a skill that is becoming increasingly integral to our day-to-day actions and interactions. Click to read more about the three easy starting points I have identified to improve listening skills.

Problem Solving Tips

March 29, 2016

From addressing crises to developing creative innovations, problem solving is an essential part of our daily routines. Click to read more about the IDEAL and Simplex models for problem solving.


A Discussion with Interim Provost Forrest Maltzman

February 24, 2016

On Tuesday, February 9th the PAFs had the pleasure of participati

PAF ’16 and ’17 Cohorts Reach 100% Giving

February 24, 2016

In December 2015, the ’16 and ’17 PAF cohorts challenged themselves to reach a goal of 100% philanthropic giving to GW. We are proud to announce that we met our goal as of the end of January 2016.

Mark Your Calendars: PAF Alumni Day of Service!

February 24, 2016

The 2nd Annual PAF Alumni Day of Service will be Saturday, April 2 from 10am-12pm!

XDGW Launch

PAF Helps Launch a New University Initiative to Advance GW’s Strategic Plan

February 24, 2016

On December 10th, my placement launched its flagship program, the