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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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MPA Alumni-Student Conference a Success!

   November 21, 2018
Our annual gathering of alumni and students on October 26 for professional development and networking was once again a very successful event. Sixty plus participants enjoyed alumni panels on the upcoming RNC in Charlotte and on professionalism in the workplace. We also recognized...

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MPA Night at Knights Game a Success!

   August 23, 2018
Just a quick note to share that we had a great MPA night at the Knights game last Thursday (see pic below)!  This is the second year of a nice tradition we are starting...excellent networking opportunity at our downtown jewel of a stadium (and tributes on the Jumbotron to Aretha Franklin all...

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MPA Public Management Academy Spring 2018

   May 21, 2018
We are pleased to announce the completion of our spring MPA Public Management Academy!  We had another full class of 35+ supervisors and mid-level managers from government and nonprofit agencies in the greater Charlotte region.  Participants heard presentations from MPA faculty...

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