MPS Alumni Reunion
Join us for the School of Continuing Studies’ 2014 MPS Alumni Reunion! All Master of Professional Studies alumni who graduated in ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12 and ’13 are eligible to attend the reunion.
Join us for this special day, where you will be able to reconnect with old friends and colleagues, network with alumni and industry leaders, and explore SCS's new downtown campus.
What: MPS Alumni Reunion
When: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
640 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Please note the MPS Alumni Reunion is FREE OF CHARGE. Events for the day include a continental breakfast, lunch, game watch, snacks and one drink ticket (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) for the cash bar. All MPS alumni and faculty can register for themselves and one guest.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
10:30 - 11:30 AM: Check-In & Continental Breakfast
Please check-in at SCS's main lobby (valid government-issued photo identification is required). Enjoy coffee and a continental breakfast as you reconnect with friends and colleagues.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Welcome Back, Jack!
12:00 - 2:00 PM: Program Breakout & Lunch
Connect with fellow alumni from your MPS program and hear a special talk from a featured guest(s). Enjoy lunch while you network with old and new friends. See below to learn about your program's featured guest(s).
2:00 - 5:00 PM: Game Watch Social
Watch the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team take on Villanova in a live broadcast of the game. Socialize with all reunion attendees and enjoy finger foods and a cash bar while you cheer on the Hoyas. All registered attendees receive one drink ticket (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) for the cash bar.
Friday Night Happy Hour
Friday, March 7, 2014
Get a head start to the MPS Alumni Reunion and meet up with friends on Friday night from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at a local pub.
Programs' Featured Guests
Co-Director, New "U" Entrepreneur Fellowship Program
Doug Mitchell is a nationally recognized media trainer, project strategist and career coach. He is a former Knight International Press Fellow and William S. Fulbright Scholar to Chile and spent 21.5 years as a producer and director at NPR, where he still consults on diversity-related projects. Currently, he’s co-director of a start-up camp funded by The Ford Foundation to develop journalists of color as tomorrow's media CEO's. Doug teaches the Field Reporting class in the MPS in Journalism program.
Doug will discuss how mid-career journalists can brand themselves, navigate the job-search and make a move to next level in their career.
Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Founder & CEO, 360 Live Media
Senior Associate Dean, Division of Professional Communication, Georgetown University
Denise Keyes is the senior associate dean of Georgetown University’s Division of Professional Communication, leading the professional master’s programs in Journalism and Public Relations & Corporate Communications. She founded the university’s graduate program in Public Relations & Corporate Communications in 2007, and has been responsible for its tremendous growth and continuing recognition within the industry. During her tenure at Georgetown she also founded and serves as executive director of the Center for Social Impact Communication (CSIC), the nation’s only academic initiative of its kind, educating and inspiring communications professionals who lead the way in creating positive social impact through their work.
Denise’s own experiences in creating positive social impact through strategic communications span across sectors, including big corporate brands and government agencies, innovative nonprofits and large foundations. She has designed signature cause programs for Fortune 100 companies, developed award-winning social marketing campaigns, and crafted strategic corporate partnerships while serving in senior management roles in industry-leading agencies Cone and Fleishman-Hillard.
Sports Industry Management
A graduate of Williams College, Dahna also holds a Master of Education degree, with a concentration in technology, from Harvard University, and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. She has written extensively about change management and data integration in the nonprofit sector, including a chapter on managing change for technology in “Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders” (Wiley 2009.)She serves on the board of JustGive.org and was recently named one of BusinessWeek’s 25 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs.
Nicholas Clements is an experienced human capital and organizational effectiveness consultant. He provides consulting services to federal and commercial clients, and offers guidance and support in regard to their talent and organizational dilemmas. Throughout his career, he has supported a variety of human capital and organizational development initiatives including: competency modeling, human capital strategy development, workforce/organizational planning and analysis, strategic recruitment and selection, career profiling and pathing, and succession planning.
Nicholas holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Organization and HR Development, and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the George Washington University. Additionally, Nicholas holds current industry certifications including the Human Capital Strategist (HCS), Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP), and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designations.
Nicholas will speak about "Human Resource Management and the Social Media Revolution"
Transportation & Accommodations
The School of Continuing Studies is located in the Gallery Place/Chinatown neighborhood in downtown Washington, D.C. and is served by all five Metro Rail lines. Please visit the Getting Here page to review comprehensive transportation options, including Metro and private parking options.
The School of Continuing Studies has secured a preferred hotel rate at an area Marriott for attendees of the MPS Alumni Reunion. Room reservations must be made one week in advance. The hotel is located just three blocks from SCS.
What if I already pre-registered for the reunion?
If you pre-registered for the event you are still required to register for the MPS Alumni Reunion. We used pre-registration to help plan for the reunion and to collect updated contact information for future alumni events and communications.
Will you accept same-day registrations?
Yes. Alumni and guests who show up to the MPS Alumni Reunion on March 8 can register for the event on-site. A same-day registration computer will be set up in the lobby.
Who is eligible to attend the reunion?
All alumni of the Master of Professional Studies programs in Human Resources Management, Journalism, Public Relations & Corporate Communications, Real Estate, Sports Industry Management and Technology Management are eligible to attend the reunion. These include May, August and December graduates from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
I am an MPS faculty member — can I attend the reunion?
Yes. Faculty can, and are encouraged to, attend the reunion, but are also required to purchase a registration.
Where can I buy Georgetown alumni merchandise?
The SCS Bookstore will be open on the day of the reunion where you can purchase official Georgetown alumni merchandise, including T-shirts, sweater and hoodies, keychains and tumblers. You can also order alumni merchandise through the bookstore's website.
Is this event open to the public or to the press?
No. This event is closed to the public and closed to the press.
What if I have additional questions?
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The School of Continuing Studies has created a special Dean’s Scholarship Fund, which makes a Georgetown education possible for qualified students who demonstrate financial need. We welcome your tax-deductible contribution to the SCS Dean’s Scholarship Fund, or to one of three other funds that support the school and university.
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