Program Director for RELI Group, Inc. Dr. Kader Gumus (PhD in Leadership and Change, GSLC) has been selected to lead a $70+ million opportunity for the company in light of a recent award from the federal government to provide IT Mission Support Services at DHS/TSA. Additionally, Kader’s Change Project won the Community Partner of Excellence Award from the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Community in Virginia. This project was titled “Technologies for Justice” and focused on removing barriers and creating transparency to knowledge access of domestic violence services available in Fairfax County, Virginia. Finally, Kader has been selected to serve as a Member of the Justice Advisory Council (JAC) in Fairfax County. The purpose of this council is to hear from local voices, discuss the potential for better processes, exchange data, discuss and review policy ideas, and help lead the fight for tangible justice reform.
LeVan D. Hawkins ’11 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) has been awarded a Pushcart Prize for his essay, “Both Sissies,” which was published in the Chicago Quarterly Review in 2021. “Both Sissies” is selected for reprint in Pushcart Prize XLV11: Best of Small Presses (2023 edition) November 2022.