Fri, April 18, 2014

PADP In 60 Seconds

  • 2014 GSPA Banquet

    The Annual GSPA Banquet took place Friday, April 11, 2014. The event was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Athens. The Georgia Students for Public Administration invited Fenwick Broyard to deliver the keynote speech on public service. Faculty and students were also honored and achievements by both from the academic year were noted. Student of the Year awards went to MPA student Amanda Newell and PhD student Justin Bullock. Professor of the Year went to Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams.

  • 2014-15 GSPA Officers Announced

    The Georgia Students for Public Administration announced officers for the 2014-15 academic year. Fellow GSPA members voted on the officers. The executive board is as follows: Emily Zier, President; Cameron Goershel, Vice President; Michelle LeBlanc, Social Development Chair; Sam Perren, Professional Development Chair; Shelby Devine, Treasurer; and Sarah Sheehan, Academic Development Chair. Congratulations to the newly elected officers.

  • PADP Graduation Reception

    A graduation reception recognizing spring and summer MPA and PhD graduates will be held on May 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm immediately following the graduation ceremony. Guests of graduates are welcome and no RSVP is required.

  • Thank a donor day

    The University of Georgia Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship in partnership with the UGA Student Alumni Council is hosting the third annual Thank a Donor Day on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Tate Student Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the UGA community. All UGA schools, departments and units are encouraged to participate.

Honors and Awards

2014 Professor of the Year

Apr 2014 Temporary Assistant Professor, Dr. Grace Bagwell Adams was honored by students at the 2014 GSPA Banquet as Professor of the Year.

Student News

MPA student Receives Best Paper Award

Feb 2014 Scott Boardman, a second year MPA with a dual concentration in local government administration and public budgeting and finance administration, was presented with the Best Paper Award by Seoul Metropolitan Government and the University of Seoul. Scott’s paper, which focused on sustainable transportation policies, was chosen amongst a number of other entries for excellence in the area of policy management in Seoul. The Case Study in Seoul, offered by the Department of Public Administration and Policy, aims to further student understanding of city management and urban governance. In addition to UGA, other participating schools included Rutgers University, Central Michigan University, and the University of Sheffield (UK).

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PADP PhD Student of the Year

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Dr. Andrew Owsiak wins CURO Research Mentoring Award

Up Close

  • Carroll, Deborah A.

    Associate Professor

    Accardi, Drake

    NASPAA Reaccreditation Coordinator

    Adams, Grace Bagwell

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Newell, Amanda

    Major: Public Policy and Public Budgeting & Finance

    Bullock, Justin

    MPA Advisor


PADP Calendar
Apr 18

Spring Del D. Dunn Lecture

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

202 Baldwin Hall

Apr 28

Graduate school receipt deadline

5:00 pm

Final date for the receipt of the following by the Graduate School: Final Defense Approval Form (all doctoral, MS, MA, MHP, MLA) and corrected copy of thesis/dissertation.

Apr 28

Classes End

Sponsor: University of Georgia

5:00 pm

Classes End

Apr 29

Reading Day

8:00 am

Reading Day

Apr 30

Final Exams

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Final Exams will take place from April 30 - May 6, 2014

May 2

Deadline for May 2014 graduate students to complete submission requirements

5:00 pm

Final date for completing all requirements except submission of theses/dissertations (see earlier deadlines).

May 7

Public Service & Outreach Awards Luncheon

12:00 pm


May 9

PADP Graduation Reception

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Baldwin Hall

May 9

2014 SPIA Convocation

The School of Public and International Affairs is pleased to host a convocation for its undergraduate students graduating in May. The Convocation will be on Friday, May 9th at 2 pm in the Volleyball Arena of Ramsey Center for Student Activities.

May 9


Sponsor: University of Georgia

7:00 pm

Sanford Stadium

2014 Commencement