2022 Albert G. Ilg Fellowship in Local Government Award: Jon M. Trister and Kylee A. Dostie

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 […]

2022 David B. Walker Award: Cristian G. Corza Godinez and Brittany L. LaMarr

The David B. Walker Award was established with a generous donation from Parashar Patel, MPA ‘91. This award is given annually to recognize a student in the program who exemplifies tireless dedication to public service. Ideally, the awardee would have an interest in Federalism. David B. Walker: This endowment honors David B. Walker, former director […]

2022 MPP Academic Excellence Award: Ryan Scala

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 […]

2022 Celebration to Honor Our Graduates

Monday, May 9, 2022 6:30pm – 8:30pm Schedule of Events Mistress of Ceremony: Kerri Raissian – Associate Professor, School of Public Policy Welcome Remarks: Mohamad Alkadry – Director, School of Public Policy Dean’s Remarks: Juli Wade – Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Speaker: Paula A. Norato, MPA ‘22 Presentation of Awards Keynote Speaker and Distinguished […]

Incoming GAPPS-ICMA President Plans To Work In Healthcare

Recently we caught up with incoming Graduate Association of Public Policy Students – International City/County Management Association (GAPPS-ICMA) Chapter President Jack O’Connor. Prior to coming to the School of Public Policy (SPP), Jack’s interest in public service began in elementary school. During this time he was a member of his local Boy Scouts of America troop […]

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MPP Students Collaborate On Redistricting Event

One of the draws of UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) is its strong alumni network, based in part on the relationships students make in the classroom. Master of Public Policy (MPP) students Ryan Scala and Jacqueline Riberdy recently transformed their classroom collaboration into a professional development experience. Riberdy, who is interning at Everyday Democracy, […]

MPP Student Learns How to Make Impact on Health Policy

Each year, the Department of Public Policy (DPP)  helps students gain valuable experience by matching them with an organization that develops their skills and passions  through the Internship and Professional Practice Program (IPP). Shaun Simoneau, a former Fast-Track and current Master of Public Policy (MPP) student will be completing his IPP with Health Equity Solutions, […]

MPP Student Highlights Importance of Redistricting

Department of Public Policy (DPP) student Ryan Scala decided to pursue a Master of Public Policy (MPP) after noticing that the public often consumed political content that was not objective. He found that many organizations had bias and that they produced opinionated or misleading commentary. Ryan wants to utilize his DPP skillsets to objectively analyze information, […]

Fall 2021 New Faces of the DPP

This Fall semester the Department of Public Policy (DPP) welcomes 131 new masters, certificate, and undergraduate students as well as four additional members of the DPP faculty. Over 35 undergraduate institutions are represented among our Master of Public Administration (MPA), MPA Fellows, Master of Public Policy (MPP), and Survey Research (MASR) programs. Students previously completed […]