The UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) is pleased to announce the recipients of our academic excellence awards. These prestigious awards are given annually to a student or students who are graduating from the Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Administration – Executive Track (MPA Fellows), Master of Public Policy (MPP), and Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR) programs in either December, May, or August of the academic year. Winners are selected based on demonstrated academic excellence evidenced by a high cumulative GPA in public policy coursework. Achievement in the engagement with scholarly activities of the School of Public Policy or the University and performance of public service or survey research may also be considered.
Kathleen Holgerson has a Bachelor of Arts in English from UConn and is the Director of the UConn Women’s Center. Her work is grounded in anti-racist feminist practice and focuses on coalition building, creating opportunities for critical reflection and creative education work, and addressing barriers to access related to various forms of oppression at the individual and institutional levels. Kathleen is the co-author of “Where do we enter? How do we stay? The role of consciousness raising in developing Women’s Center professionals.” in University and College Women’s and Gender Equity Centers: The Changing Landscape. She also serves as a consultant and reviewer in the higher education context.