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MPA Alums and Students at the NCLGBA Conference

   February 6, 2020

A record number of MPA alumni and students attended the winter conference of the North Carolina Local Government Business Association Conference in Asheville on
December 11-13.  The program was pleased to sponsor the attendance of MPA students Darius Miller and Sarahanne Smith through the Gerald G. Fox Endowment Fund.

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MPA 2019 Alumnus of the Year Awarded

   November 27, 2019

Louie Moore (MPA '14) was named our MPA 2019 Alumnus of the Year at the annual MPA Alumni-Student Conference.  The Business Manager for Solid Waste Services at the City of Charlotte, Louie was recognized for his service on the MPA Practitioner Advisory Board, as an MPA Student Mentor, and for his leadership as the President of the ASPA Central Piedmont Chapter.

Louie Moore is...

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2019 MPA Alumni-Student Conference a Success!

   November 27, 2019

Our annual MPA Alumni-Student Conference on November 15 at Center City was a great event.  We had two outstanding alumni panels on growth in the Charlotte region and the critical role of the budget and finance function.  We also inducted students into the Pi Alpha Alpha honor society and recognized several student award winners.

Newly inducted Pi Alpha Alpha...

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Jerry Fox Honored at MPA Alumni Event

   September 13, 2019

The MPA Program had a tremendous turnout for our annual Alumni Event on August 1 at UNCC Center City.  Alumni, faculty, and many more gathered to network, support the program, and honor its namesake, Gerald (Jerry) Fox.  From 1980 to 2000, Jerry served as the Mecklenburg County Manager, and after his retirement, he joined the MPA program as a part-time faculty member.  Later, Jerry was a...

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MPA Night at the Knights Game

   September 13, 2019

On August 15th, the Public Administration Student Association (PASA) coordinated the annual MPA Night at the Knights Game.  Faculty and students gathered at the BB&T Ballpark to network, mingle, and cheer the Charlotte Knights on to victory!

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Dr. Suzanne Lelands wins Donald Stone Distinguished Scholar Award from ASPA!

   March 11, 2019

We are delighted to share that MPA faculty member Suzanne Leland has received the Donald Stone Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) at the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in Washington, DC on March 8, 2019.  This prestigious award...

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Public Good: Alumni Stories

   February 14, 2019

MPA alumni were featured in Inside UNC Charlotte recently. Be sure to read their stories and learn more about what the program is doing in the community!

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NCCCMA Winter Conference

   February 8, 2019
We had a great turnout yesterday of students, alumni and supporters at our breakfast at the winter conference of the North Carolina City County Managers Association (NCCCMA) in Winston-Salem. Special thanks to the following leaders for networking with our students!

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MPA Student Team Traveling to D.C.

   January 31, 2019

We are excited to announce that our MPA program is sending four students to Washington, D.C. to participate in The NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on February 23 at Georgetown University.  The issue is Global Migration Challenges.  This is a day-long event that allows graduate students in public policy and related fields to test their skills on real-...

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Fall '18 Public Management Academy a Success!

   January 16, 2019

We completed another successful offering of our MPA Public Management Academy on January 11!  With another full class of 35 government/nonprofit supervisors managers from throughout the Charlotte region, we have now reached 140+ and are going strong with another offering this spring at Center City.  ...

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