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Michael Pavey Named 2014 McGowan Fellow

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The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has announced the 10 recipients of its 2014 fellowship awards. Michael James Pavey, a second-year MBA student, was selected from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The fellowships recognize second-year MBA students who show outstanding leadership ability, as well as strong dedication to ethics and community service. They also must be in the top 10 percent of their class.

Fellows receive a full-tuition scholarship for their second-year studies and mentoring throughout the academic year from a prominent business leader selected by their home school. Fellows also participate in a group project. This year’s project is sponsored by the American Heart Association and will focus on developing a new business case for a portfolio of national programs designed to eliminate heart disease.

Diana Spencer, executive director of the McGowan Fund, said, “On behalf of the McGowan Fund Board of Directors, we are delighted to welcome our fourth class of McGowan Fellows into this extraordinary community of the best and the brightest MBA students in the country. With ethical and societal concern at the forefront, the McGowan Fellows endeavor to become the next generation of distinctive leaders who will bolster their workplace, community, and society; efforts that directly align with the values of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund.”

In addition to being a student in the Full-time MBA Program, Pavey is a candidate for the Georgetown School of Foreign Service Landegger International Business Diplomacy Honors Certificate program. He serves as president of the MBA Entrepreneurship Club and is a board member of the Washington, D.C., chapter of InSITE, a national organization that pairs graduate students with early-stage entrepreneurs. This summer, Pavey interned at Agora Partnerships, an organization that supports social entrepreneurs in Latin America. Prior to Georgetown, he gained eight years’ international experience in effecting technology-related change within organizations, chiefly Acturis and UBM, a multi-national media company. Among his achievements are rolling out a new digital product in France, Spain, and the United States, and developing a new data business from scratch. Pavey holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Cambridge and is fluent in French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.