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GW Professor named “Outstanding Older Worker” of D.C.

79-year old GW professor Max Ticktin was selected as this years’s Outstanding Older Worker of D.C. as part of the fourth annual National Prime Time Awards. Ticktin, an assistant professor of Hebrew Language and associate director of the Judaic Studies program, also teaches contemporary Israeli literature and history of modern Hebrew literature.

Ticktin conducts study groups for older adults at a local Jewish Community Center when he is not teaching at GW.

“Teaching older adults complements the work I do on campus,” Ticktin said in a press release.

The National Prime Time Awards is sponsored by Green Thumb, Inc., a national coordinator of older-adult training and employment. The award was originally supposed to be given Sept. 11, but was postponed until Dec. 10.

GW Alumna joins foreign service

GW Alumna Stephanie Bowers of Englewood, Ohio was recently sworn in as a Junior Officer in the United States Foreign Service.

She received a B.A. in International Affairs with French Language and Literature from GW. Her first tour of duty will be in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Bowers has also worked for the State Department.

Foreign Service Officers assist American tourists and businesses overseas, also working to support U.S. foreign policy goals and heighten awareness of America and its culture in foreign countries.

MIT’s John S. Wilson named Executive Dean of GW Virginia Campus

John S, Wilson, former Massachusetts Institute of Technology administrator, was recently named the new executive dean of GW’s Virginia Campus at Loudoun-Dulles.

“His experience at MIT will serve him well in his new responsibilities, as we work to further enhance GW’s collaborative activities in Northern Virginia with industry, government, and other institutions,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman in a press statement.

Wilson began his tenure at GW this September as senior vice president under vice president and treasurer Louis H. Katz.

Wilson succeeds Irwin Price, who directed the Virginia Campus for ten years and will become chancellor of the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle University.

-Amanda Mantone

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