PAF News


Marcus on Self Knowledge

February 27, 2017

During PAF Spring Training, the PAFs engaged in an interactive session on the self knowledge professional development competency.


Katie on Managing Up

February 27, 2017

At Spring Training we discussed how to effectively manage up. Following the 70/20/10 model, which posits that professional development takes place through 70% personal experiences, 20% learning from others, and 10% direct education, the training included a brief presentation, simulations, and small group discussions.

Professional Development Advising Transition

February 27, 2017

The PAF Program is excited to welcome Mae Cooper as our new Professional Development Advisor, joining Toby Davidow and the rest of the PAF Advising Team in guiding the career and professional development activities for fellows. Although we are excited welcome Mae, it is a bittersweet moment, as we bid “farewell” to Sara Melita who served as the founding Professional Development Advisor for the PAF program.

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A Message from Joe Bondi

February 27, 2017

This spring, the current PAF cohorts are striving to once again reach 100% participation for philanthropic giving to GW by the annual PAF Commencement Reception on May 19th and they have upped the ante by challenging the PAF alumni community to match their efforts, cohort-by-cohort.

2017 PAF EdFest

Current and Alumni PAFs Help Run DC's EdFest

January 29, 2017

In December second-year PAF Katie Wynne and first-year PAF Dor Hirsh Bar Gai volunteered at EdFest, DC’s citywide school fair where thousands of District residents have the opportunity to explore over 200 public and public charter school options.

Winter Break, the PAF Way

January 29, 2017

This winter, I served as the Learning Partner for the Alternative Break to Nicaragua.

2017 Lindsey Ferris

Honoring Lindsey Ferris' Legacy

January 29, 2017

On Saturday, January 14th the PAFs gathered to enjoy an afternoon of gymnastics and celebrate the memory of Lindsey Ferris, CCAS BA ‘01 MA ‘03. Now in its 10th year, GW Athletics hosts the Lindsey Ferris Invitational to honor Lindsey’s legacy. GW Gymnastics won the Invitational for the fifth year in a row!

PAF MLK DoS 2017

PAFs Volunteer on MLK Day of Service

January 29, 2017

More than 600 GW students, faculty, alumni, community members and staff – including the PAFs—volunteered at 12 sites around D.C. as part of the university’s annual day of service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16th. The Day of Service, organized by the GW Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, kicked off King Week: a week long itinerary of service events hosted in Dr. King’s honor, organized by the Multicultural Student Services Center.

Bracey & Henry

PAFs Discuss Undergraduate Teaching Quality with Academic Leadership

December 30, 2016

PAFs met with Vice Provost Christopher Bracey and Dean Geneva Henry to discuss opportunities in the realm of undergraduate teaching at GW.

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PAFs Play a Role in New Food Pantry

December 30, 2016

Katie and Dor volunteer bi-monthly at GW's new food pantry called "The Store" to address issues of food insecurity on campus.

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Zoo Lights on a Winter Night w/ Current and Alumni PAFs

December 30, 2016

On Saturday, December 3rd, the current PAFs joined PAF alumni and PAFriends for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for the annual holiday light show, Zoo Lights.

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Thank You for Helping Us Adopt-a-Family!

December 30, 2016

We would like to thank everyone in the PAF community who donated to our Adopt-a-Family community service project!

PAFs meet with Provost Maltzman

Recap of meeting with Provost Maltzman

November 28, 2016

On November 15th, Provost Maltzman joined the PAFs during our weekly meeting, for a vibrant informal conversation

Michelle Suarez’s Remarks about President Knapp

November 28, 2016

My name is Michelle Suarez and I am a 2012 and 2014 graduate of the Elliott School.