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 […]

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 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, […]

2023 Albert G. Ilg Fellowship in Local Government Award: Rachel A. Boward & Kallysia H. Raymond

The Albert G. Ilg Fellowship in Local Government award is given to an MPA student who demonstrates interest in local government and public sector service. Awards (“Fellowships”) will defray living or academic related expenses. The award was established in 1998 to honor the distinguished service of Al Ilg as the Town Manager of Windsor for […]

2023 Master of Public Administration Academic Excellence Award: Tyler A. Havens & Ghammam Mansoor

Tyler A. Havens, MPA ‘23 Tyler is a second-year Master of Public Administration student with a focus in Public Policy, Diversity, and Inclusion. He graduated from Providence College with a bachelor’s degree in business management. After Providence College, Tyler completed two year-long terms of service in AmeriCorps, the first year splitting time in the Gulf […]

2023 Public Policy Distinguished Alumni Award: Chief Lynn Malerba, MPA ‘08

Chief Mutáwi Mutáhash (Many Hearts) Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba became the 18th Chief of the Mohegan Tribe on August 15, 2010 and is the first female Chief in the Tribe’s modern history. The position is a lifetime appointment made by the Tribe’s Council of Elders. Prior to becoming Chief, she served as Chairwoman of the Tribal […]