Letter of Appointment to the Lord Fairfax Community College Board


Dr. Michael Czinkota has joined the board of the Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia. With more than 23,000 students, the key emphases are on trades, such as healthcare and robotics, and on the completion of preparatory courses which enable students to move into junior standing at universities.

Board of Editorialists

We are delighted to have four accomplished professional editorialists to share their advice in terms of how to write a great editorial piece for the students. Our guests encouraged our students to think of their homes, their communities and their personal stories when they draft articles on international trade. Students found it very useful! Thanks again, Jennifer C. Boettcher of the Business Reference Librarian at Georgetown Business School, Nicolette Hurd of the Digital Transformation Lead at The McCormick Group Inc., Hannelore Veit of the Bureau Chief, Austrian Public Broadcasting, and Linda Feldmann of the Washington Bureau Chief, Christian Science Monitor.

About the photo: A generous donation by our cousin Prof. Dr. Robert Haddad of Norte Dame University of Lebanon. His latest book, titled A Man of Honor , describes and discusses   the role of Michael Fadlallah El Haddad in the Austrian-Hungarian where he rose from stable boy to General of the Cavalry. Naturally, the opportunity to take a photo in the Hariri building with a bust of the former Prime Minister was highly welcomed.

Georgetown First Year Seminar – Editorial Board

Students in FYS develop an editorial which tackles an institutional trade issue relevant to them. These editorials can take any form of dissemination ranging from print instruments, social media, or Youtube films. The work can include an assessment of government and taxpayer expenditure on a trade related measures. Or it can represent the impact of government actions on corporate trade conditions. With help of a course specific editorial board, each student will write a draft editorial during the semester, to become a final public editorial due on the November 29th session of the course. The first editorial draft is handed in for comment by and discussion with the instructor and the editorial team. Subsequently, after discussion, the goal is to produce one cohesive, brief and insightful commentary which is postable or publishable for mail-out. Each student will collaborate with the editorial board, the coaches and professor. A typed, double-spaced editorial will be presented to the instructor and the board and submitted as an online copy together with a one sentence personal bio and a personal professional picture. The instructor and the coaches will work with students and talk in class about rules for editorials and their improvements.

IMG_5062This year, we have 5 amazing editorialists: (from left to right)

Molly Fleenor
Assistant Director of Communications
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Joana Godinho
Guest Producer

Nicolette Hurd
The McCormick Group

Jennifer Boettcher
Business Information Consultant
Georgetown University

Glenn Morel
CEO & Founder
AVID Productions

Thank you all for the help and your great thoughts! Looking forward to seeing the students’ products!

Professor Michael Czinkota (czinkotm@georgetown.edu) teaches international marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington D.C. and the University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K. His key book (with Ilkka Ronkainen) is International Marketing, 10th ed., CENGAGE