Hallmark Programs Hires New Colonial Inauguration Director

As assistant director for Hallmark Programs, Anne Moore will oversee the university’s award-winning summer orientation program.

January 09, 2013

A new leader is at the helm of Colonial Inauguration, the university’s first stop for freshmen, transfer students and their parents for more than 20 years.

Anne Moore, assistant director for Hallmark Programs, will be responsible for planning and implementing CI, the George Washington University’s summer orientation program.

“As the director for CI, in collaboration with other GW administrators and student leaders, it is my responsibility to ensure a successful transition for our new students and their families as we welcome them into the university community by establishing connections with our faculty, resources, administrators and their peers,” said Ms. Moore.

In her new role, Ms. Moore will work with CI staffers and the Colonial Cabinet — a group of some of George Washington’s most well-rounded students who serve as “the face” of Colonial Inauguration—to develop a program that ensures a smooth transition for new students into college life. Activities include academic advising sessions; visits with faculty, staff and student organizations; conversations with GW student guides; and special tours of the university and the District of Columbia for siblings of new Colonials.

Last fall, Ms. Moore spent her first few weeks at the university building her CI staff team and the soon-to-be-announced 2013 Colonial Cabinet.

“It has been refreshing to meet so many talented and driven students who are truly interested in moving the program forward and building on the phenomenal foundation that has been set for the past 20 years,” she said. “They are an outstanding group of Colonials, and I am very excited to see what they can accomplish this year.”

Prior to GW, Ms. Moore served as the director of student activities at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, N.Y., where she oversaw all aspects of new student orientation, developed its orientation leadership program and advised its student government association and campus activities board.

A Northern Virginia native, Ms. Moore said she was looking to return to the D.C. area and work in a position that specifically focuses on new student transitions.  

“I have always been impressed with the caliber of GW students and the energy and passion with which they put into their work, so GW has been the perfect fit!” she said.

Ms. Moore said orientation programs, like Colonial Inauguration, are important for incoming students and their families because they lay the foundation for their future success at George Washington—both inside and outside the classroom.

“Students and families will have tremendous opportunities to learn that GW cares about their success and will support them every step of the way,” she said.