Sun, March 29, 2015

PADP In 60 Seconds

  • Whitford Elected to NAPA

    Congratulations to Professor Andrew Whitford for being elected as a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow.  He joins Professor Rainey and Professor O’Toole in this distinguished group.  NAPA Fellows are selected in recognition of a lifelong contribution to the public service and is one of the highest national honors for public servants, researchers and lecturers.  The National Academy of Public Administration is a non-partisan organization chartered by the US Congress in 1965 to improve the practice of public management by recognizing excellence in the public service and by conducting management studies and technical assistance for all levels of government.

  • 2014 MPA Socialization

    2014 Socialization kicked off on Monday, August 11th. It was the first of a three-day orientation to the MPA program as well as to UGA and the Athens communities. About 60 new and returning students attended socialization this year. Students attend two days of seminars and participate in a service project on the third day. Welcome incoming class of 2014!

  • 14th Seoul Case Study

    Students from the Department of Public Administration and Policy recently returned from their trip to Seoul as part as a special topics course. The week-long trip capped off a semester of learning about city management and urban governance. During the trip, students were given the opportunity to further understand  policy management and reforms undertaken by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. In addition to UGA, other participating schools included Rutgers University, Central Michigan University, and the University of Sheffield (UK).

Student News

UGA students take top prize in national policy competition

Mar 2015 MPA Students, Phillip McAuley and Brianna Roberts, alongside MPH students Nicole La Tournous and Paula Buchanan brought home the top prize at the Public Policy Challenge National Invitational held by the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania and Governing Magazine. UGA is the first public school to bring home the top prize. The competition was held March 20-22 in Philadelphia, PA. The winning proposal, called (fem)me, is a plan to distribute feminine hygiene products to homeless and transitional women in Athens. The team was advised by Drs. David Bradford and Grace Bagwell-Adams.

Student News

MPA student accepted to NNSA Graduate Fellowship program

Mar 2015 MPA student, Ronnie Williams, was recently accepted into the NNSA Graduate Fellowship program for 2015-2016. With the fellowship, he will have the opportunity to join the NNSA staff to enhance the safety and reliability of the United States' nuclear weapons. Ronnie is currently in his second year of the MPA program specializing in Local Government Administration.

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Up Close

  • Arrowood, Austin

    Major: Generalist

    My name is Austin Arrowood and I am an MPA student at the University of Georgia....

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    Grandage, Andrew

    Exum, Darcha

    Major: Public Budgeting & Finance

    Darcha obtained her undergraduate degree from Spelman College in Economics. After spending one year in the private sector and one year serving her community as a full-time AmeriCorps member in Educational Outreach, she has come to the University of Georgia to pursue a Master’s degree in Public...

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  • Nasuti, Rebecca

    Major: Public Policy

    Rebecca Nasuti is a second year MPA student specializing in Public Policy. ...

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    Riles, Sabrina

    Temporary Assistant Professor

Events

PADP Calendar
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Apr 6

Deadline for submitting thesis or dissertation for a format check for May 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Apr 10

SPIA Networking Night

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Apr 27

Final date for the receipt by the Graduate School

5:00 pm

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May 8

Spring 2015 Graduate Commencement

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May 8

Spring 2015 SPIA Convocation

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Jun 12

Deadline for graduate students to submit an application for August 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Jun 12

Deadline for submitting applications for admission to candidacy for August 2015 graduation

5:00 pm

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Jun 19

Deadline for doctoral students to submit information for August 2015 Commencement program

5:00 pm

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Dec 18

Fall 2015 Graduate Commencement