Author: Kish, Lian

PAA Inducts Over Fifty New Members

On March 22, 2024 the School of Public Policy (SPP) hosted their 2024 Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA) Induction Ceremony at The Lyceum in Hartford, CT. After a brief reception, PAA President Paula Norato and faculty advisor Professor Renzo de la Riva Agüero welcomed the inductees and their support systems to the evening. Forty-Three of SPP’s graduate […]

Meet the SPP Staff

The School of Public Policy (SPP) staff can be found year-round serving members of our Network. Recently our team expanded outside of our Hartford home at UConn Hartford to UConn Stamford. Learn more about our incredible team below! Catherine Guarino: Director of Student and Academic Affairs Education BA, Social Science, Providence College MPA, University of […]

SPP Students Place 1st, 2nd & 3rd At NASPAA Competition

On March 2nd, 20024 four UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) students participated and placed in the annual Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) Simulation Competition. The students were hosted at the Suffolk University site in Boston, Massachusetts with teams across the globe joining between February 24th and March 2nd. DMS Academy […]

April Events 2024

April 1 – Invest in Yourself: Returning to School During State Service Panel Event (UConn SPP x CT DOT) from 12-1 PM via  Zoom April 4 – Community Conversation with US Army War College from 2-3pm in the HTB 4th Floor Lounge April 10th – Transforming Corrections from 12:15-1:15pm in HTB 216 You’ll Learn: basic understanding […]

SPP Students Attend Campaign School

Last month, School of Public Policy (SPP) students attended the “Campaign School for Social Workers” with UConn’s School of Social Work (SSW). This two-day opportunity was held at the Hartford Club in downtown Hartford, CT on February 23rd and 24th. Attendees represented 16 states and 25 higher education institutions and included over 120 students, faculty […]

2024 Pi Alpha Alpha Induction

On Friday, March 22nd UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP) inducted 55 students into Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA). PAA serves as the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. Below is the program from the evening’s festivities. 2023-2024 PAA Board Members President—Paula Norato, MPA ‘22 Vice President—Jessica Seabrook, MPP ‘18 Treasurer—Beverne Cordner, MPA ‘22 […]

MPA Student Fosters Cultural & Capital Prosperity

School of Public Policy (SPP) Masters of Public Administration (MPA) student Lizzette Irizarry found a passion for public service early on in her life. While growing up her family emphasized gratitude, kindness and the importance of giving back. She explains, “Growing up as a first-generation Latina, I learned the significance of community firsthand. From neighbors […]