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Master's programs to go fully online for Spring 2013 - May 22, 2012
MSPS Dean testifies before Senate hearing – May 15, 2012
Sara Thompson, Dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies, testified before a United States Senate hearing earlier this month on the topic of federal human resources employment and training.
Thompson was one of five panelists who spoke before the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, in a hearing held on May 9 on “Building and Maintaining an Effective Human Resource Workforce in the Federal Government.”
Thompson spoke about how the programs offered through MSPS are providing important educational and professional development opportunities for the federal workforce and the Washington, D.C. community.
MSPS offers a Master of Arts in human resource management, with tracks in federal human resource management and human resource generalist, in addition to a certificate in human resource management. The federal human resource management track is believed to be the only program of its kind in the country.
Other federal programs offered by MSPS include the Master of Science in management with a track in federal acquisitions and contract management, and a new program to launch in Fall 2012, a Bachelor of Arts in management with a federal program management track. Many students are either currently employed by the federal government or aspire to work with the federal government.
The full testimony is available here. For more information, visit: http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/releases/2012/thompson-testimony.cfm.
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, with Dean Thompson. (Photo credit: Dana Rene, courtesy of CUA Public Affairs.)
19 Students Inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society - May 14, 2012
Nineteen students from the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (MSPS) were inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society on Friday, May 11. Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) is a national organization honoring academic excellence and leadership in non-traditional students. The inductees were selected from MSPS seniors and juniors based on academic success and personal merits.
ASL's motto is “First in Scholarship and Leadership,” and the organization provides professional development, networking and scholarship opportunities for adult students.
Inductees and friends and families were invited to a reception and ceremony, held in McGivney Hall prior to the university Honors Convocation. Jacqueline Moline was the honored alumni speaker at the ceremony.
For more information about ASL, visit http://www.alphasigmalambda.org/.
2012 Alpha Sigma Lambda Inductees. Additional photos are posted on the MSPS Facebook Page.