Thu, July 30, 2015

PADP In 60 Seconds

  • Third time's the charm

    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.

  • 17th 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, the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Sheffield (UK).

Student News

MPA student receives special honor

Jul 2015 MPA student, Brittany Bullock, received the special honor of having a day named after her at the conclusion of her internship with the City of Las Vegas. Ms. Bullock was the organization's first intern. She is beginning her second year in the MPA program. The City Manager of Las Vegas, Elizabeth Fretwell, is an alumna of the MPA program at UGA. Last fall, Ms. Fretwell returned to the University of Georgia to deliver the Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability.

Alumni News

MPA grads named to 40 under 40 list

Jul 2015 The UGA Alumni Association recently released their list of the 2015 40 under 40. Two former MPA students, Jillian Puente (MPA '11) and Anisa Sullivan Jimenez (MPA '08) were included on the list. Jillian Puente currently lives in San Francisco, CA and works as a Marketing Manager for Google Fiber. Anisa Sullivan Jimenez lives in Athens and is the Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Clarke County School District. Alumni are nominated to appear on the list and are narrowed down. This year, the list was narrowed down from almost 500 young professionals. The individuals chosen for 40 under 40 have made great strides in both their personal and professional life and have kept close ties to their alma mater.

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Up Close

  • Mecikalski, Brandon

    Watts, Andrew G.

    Major: Local Government Administration

    Mr. Watts is a native of rural south-central Georgia and has been a resident of Athens since 2007 where he has worked in a variety of roles in the public transportation industry....

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    Christensen, Robert K.

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Christensen is passionate about public service. He studies public and nonprofit organizations and personnel--including courts and judges--to advance public service research, education, and practice....

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  • Hilmer, Ashley

    Major: Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

    I am an Orlando, Florida native and received my Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology and Social Sciences from the Florida State University while also focusing on Leadership Studies. I spent my undergrad career working with the Southeast Affiliate of PeaceJam, an international non-profit agency...

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    Allonce, Kimberley


PADP Calendar
Aug 10

PADP Fall 2015 Socialization

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall orientation for students enrolling in spring, summer, and fall semesters of 2015. Socialization is a three-day event that will take place on Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 11 as well as Friday, August 14.

Sep 16

Speaker: Beth-Anne Leech

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

202 Baldwin Hall

Dec 18

Fall 2015 Graduate Commencement