Month: May 2023

50 Year’s of Impact

This was certainly an exciting year for the UConn School of Public Policy. Our MPA class will be the 50th UConn MPA class. As we celebrated the accomplishments and impact of our alumni and faculty on improving policy and management of public and nonprofit affairs over the past 50 years, I could not stop thinking […]

IPP Internship Aims to Build Connections and Address Environmental Issues

This semester Emely Ricci completed her Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) placement with the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC). Leading up to the completion of her Master of Public Administration (MPA) she helped organize CLCC’s Annual Conference. As the Sandy Breslin Conservation Fellow she was part of the team to facilitate the largest gathering of […]

SPP Alum Named 23rd Annual Immigrant Day Awardee

On behalf of the State of Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont recognized School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Esam Boraey as the 23rd Annual Immigrant Day Awardee on Thursday, April 27th. This award was given by the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition. His announcement from the Governor noted, Your commitment and drive are an inspiration to […]

Celebrating the Class of 2023!

On Monday, May 8th Mistress of Ceremonies Professor Kerri Raissian welcomed the School of Public Policy’s (SPP) Class of 2023 to the Bushnell for a Celebration of Graduates and Awardees. The graduates were joined by SPP faculty and staff, community members and their support systems. Our graduates hailed from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Idaho, New York, […]

2023-2024 GAPPS-ICMA Chapter Officials

What is GAPPS-ICMA? The Graduate Association of Public Policy (GAPPS-ICMA) – International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is the primary organization for the UConn School of Public Policy (SPP). Its goal is to serve as a social and intellectual forum for students pursuing a degree or certificate in the School. GAPPS-ICMA is committed to public service, professional […]

A Gala to Celebrate: 50 Year’s of the MPA & Impacting Public Service

On the evening of April 24th, 2023 the University of Connecticut’s (UConn) School of Public Policy (SPP) held a 50th Anniversary Gala for the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program. Over 140 members of the SPP network were present to celebrate. This opportunity was made possible by SPP Operations Coordinator Maura Maloney and the wonderful staff […]

2023 Keynote Speaker: Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut Lieutenant Governor

Sworn in on January 4, 2023, Susan Bysiewicz is serving her second term as Connecticut’s 109th Lieutenant Governor. Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz’s and Gov. Ned Lamont’s first priority is to grow good– paying jobs and investing in the state’s future. Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz is continuing her commitment to economic growth that made her a leading voice […]

A Celebration for the Class of 2023

Congratulations to the Class of 2023 and our award winners! We can not wait to celebrate your achievements tomorrow evening. Below is our schedule of events as well as list of our awardees and graduates! Schedule of Events Mistress of Ceremony Kerri Raissian Associate Professor, School of Public Policy Welcome Remarks Mohamad Alkadry Director, School […]

2023 Morton J. Tenzer Fellowship Fund: Kader Akpinar

This award is given to an incoming student with undergraduate academic excellence and the potential to succeed in the program. The fellowship was established in 1993, the year Professor Morton Tenzer retired from the University of Connecticut. It is intended to be used to assist in recruiting high–quality in–state and out–of–state students. Professor Morton J. […]

2023 Alumni Impact Awards: Shub Dhakal, Jessica Muirhead & Chelsea Ross

Jessica Muirhead, MPA Fellow ‘20, Director of MyCTSavings, CT State Comptroller Jessica Muirhead (MPA ’20) is the Executive Director of the CT Retirement Security Program, or “MyCTSavings,” a state–facilitated automatic–IRA savings program for employees who lack access to a retirement benefit at their workplace. The fourth program of its kind to launch in the country, […]