This past fall, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business welcomed Dean David Thomas from Harvard Business School as its new leader. With the goal of delivering a transformative and rigorous educational experience to students, Dean Thomas has focused on the importance of developing principled leaders with a global mindset to be in service to business and society.
Guiding his efforts during the last nine months, Dean Thomas' strategic themes became the compass for school-wide initiatives:
- Provide a transformational educational experience for all students;
- Invest in programs that prepare students to be in service to business and society;
- Conduct research that will impact practice;
- Embrace a global approach in all we do; and
- Create philanthropic leadership to support our work.
Following Dean Thomas's example, students who graduate with a Georgetown McDonough degree enter their careers with the ability to lead, value service, appreciate diversity, and unders tand global perspectives.
The inaugural issue of In Review and In Gratitude, the annual report for Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, received Merit recognition at the 27th Annual Educational Advertising Awards competition, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.
Covering 2010-11, In Review and In Gratitude is the first printed donor report produced by the Office of External Affairs and Alumni Relations for the business school. The 30-page publication was sent to the school's alumni.
The publication was edited by Jeffrey Franke, associate dean for external affairs and alumni relations, and his staff, Deborah Hudson and Jennifer Walker, in collaboration with Chris Kormis, associate dean for marketing and communications, and Amy Jessee, director of editorial services. Brenda Foster and Dominica Genovese from Greatest Creative Factor in Baltimore, Md., provided the creative services.
The Educational Advertising Awards program is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, more than 2,900 entries were received from more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries. Judges for the Educational Advertising Awards consisted of a national panel of higher education marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals, and the editorial board of Higher Education Marketing Report.