It was another banner year for the Masters of Public Policy and Administration Program. The MPPA program continued its masterful placement record, helping 100 percent of the graduates find a position or an internship. The program welcomes another strong class in the Fall.
The third annual hooding and awards ceremony for the MPPA program took place May 13, 2016, at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. The dozen graduates included Erin Atchley, Katy Baker, Allie Carico, Genoa Wolford-Bowling, Olivia Crowe, Daniel Estes, Adam Harness, Melissa Jenkins, Ann Pederson, Bethany Vanhooser, Amber White, and Hannah Wright (pictured below).
Two distinguished grads will continue their academic careers at the doctoral level and at a prestigious law school LLM program. Even before graduation, most grads had accepted highly responsible positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The MPPA faculty are indeed proud of the academic excellence achieved by members of the class of 2016 and look forward to observing the continued meteoric trajectory of their career paths.
MPPA graduates Katy Baker, Olivia Crowe, Daniel Estes, Sean Francis, Genoa Wolford-Bowling, and Hannah Wright, and political science PhD student Michael Moltz (pictured below) were inducted into Pi Alpha, the national scholastic honor society for public administration. Inductees are recognized for their academic excellence by maintaining at least an overall GPA of at least 3.7 during their academic career. Andrew Morelock, a recent graduate of the doctoral program in political science with a major in public administration and out-going president of the UT-PAA, administered the oath of induction to the newest members of this elite scholastic honor society. Congratulations!