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Awards + Recognitions

Landreau named as a Teacher of the Year finalist

In April of 2014, Charlotte Landreau (MPA '08) was named a Teacher of the Year finalist for Minnesota. Charlotte teaches history, philosophy...

Ouedraogo a Fellow for Princeton in Africa

Congratulations to Gilles Amadou Ouedraogo (MDP '13) who was selected as Fellow for the Princeton in Africa program. He will start this...

Pinchot receives 2014 Global Spotlight grant

Congratulations to Ariel Pinchot (MDP '13) on winning a 2014 Global Spotlight grant for MA, Professional, and Doctoral International Grants (pre-oral exam)....

Abariotes named a 2014 Bush Fellow

Andriana Abariotes (MA '96) was recently named a 2014 Bush Fellow. A Bush Fellowship provides individuals with opportunities to demonstrate and improve...

Friedemann-Sánchez awarded Global Spotlight International Research Seed Grant

Greta Friedemann-Sanchez (MA '99) was recently awarded a Global Spotlight International Seed Grant for her team's project studying caregiving for older adults...

Murphy inducted into Hall of Fame

Burke Murphy (MPA '06) was a Hall of Fame inductee for Outstanding Contributions in December 2013 for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC)...

Clift selected as "Champion of Change"

Earlier this summer, Steven Clift (MA '91) was selected as a Champion of Change winner. The White House Champion of Change for...

Philbrook named "Ambassador for Peace"

Burnham "Bud" Philbrook (MA '79), Global Volunteers CEO and Co-founder, has been named "Ambassador for Peace" by the International Institute for Peace...

Douma Part of $10.4 Million Transportation Safety Project

The University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) will lead a new $10.4 million regional consortium that includes several Humphrey School...

Welbes recognized with the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award

Matthew Welbes (MA '90) was recognized with the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award for his work as executive director at the Federal Transit...

Watson Awarded Bush Fellowship

Leslie Watson (MPA '11), a consultant at CDS Consulting Co-op, was recently awarded a Bush Fellowship from the Bush Foundation. The Bush...

Alexander named Best Young Political Lobbyist in IL

Adrienne Alexander (MPP '08) was recently named the Best Young Political Lobbyist by the Chicago Reader as a Critics' Pick. "The first...

Mendis selected as Alumnus of Distinction by U of M

Patrick Mendis (MA '84) has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Harvard International Review. The University of Minnesota has also...

Becker to research rural multimodal transportation

Carol Becker (MA '87) received a grant in September from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), which will allow her to explore...

Johnson recognized for her work in the community

Aara Johnson (MPP '09) will be honored as one of the 2012 Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans (TOYM) at a ceremony in December...

Tuloko receives honors at Minnesota Cup

Tuloko, a local start-up co-created last February by Humphrey School student, Duane Johnson (MPP '10), was recently declared the winner of the...

Gadwa Nicodemus makes list of most powerful and influential leaders in nonprofit arts

Anne Gadwa Nicodemus, (MURP '07) principal at Metris Arts Consulting, and Ann Markusen, Professor Emerita at the Humphrey School, were recently nominated...

Fink awarded juris doctor degree

Michael H. Fink (MPA '07) received a juris doctor degree cum laude from the New England School of Law in Boston on...

Maze honored for community service

Haila Maze (MPlanning '98) received the 2012 Outstanding Community Service Award for a Community Partner at an awards reception on April 23...

Lopez Franzen gets DFL party endorsement

On March 24th, Melissa Lopez Franzen (MPP '03) secured the DFL party endorsement at the Senate District 49 Convention; Senate District 49...

Classen recognized by Nonprofit Quarterly's readers

Julia Classen's (MPA '01) article "Here We Go Again: The Cyclical Nature of Board Behavior" was chosen as one of Nonprofit Quarterly's...

Longo heads program awarded Sen. Paul Simon Spotlight Award

Nick Longo (MA '97) is the director of Providence College's Global Studies program which has recently been chosen as one of three...

Monten receives Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotan award

Ross A. Monten (MPP '11) is a cancer survivor and military veteran. On the night of the great Halloween snowstorm in 1991,...

Bauer honored as one of the 2011 Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans

Jeff Bauer (MPP '00) was honored by the Minnesota Jaycees in December as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans (TOYM) of...

Obrero Studies Tagalog With Filipino Scholars

Teresa Michelle Obrero (MPP '07) spent eight weeks in the summer of 2010 studying Tagalog, her father's native language, with a Foreign...

Beard recognized at "Public Servant of the Week"

Tara Beard (MURP '03),community development coordinator for the City of Hopkins, has been recognized by the Hopkins Patch as "Public Servant of...

Hang Named One of the Business Journal's 40 Under 40

Maykao Hang (MA '94) has been the President and CEO of the Amherst Wilder Foundation in St. Paul since June 2010. She...

Jernberg recieves University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award

James Jernberg (MA '57) will be recognized as a 2008 recipient of the University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award from the Humphrey...

Lewis elected vice president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators

Stephanie Lewis (MPP '04) was elected vice president of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public...

Earhart receives National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy

Greg Earhart (MA '95) is the men's swimming coach at Carthage College and owner of CollegeSwimming.com. He received the College Swimming Coaches...

Siggerud promoted within U.S. Government Accountability Office

Kate Siggerud (MA '85) was promoted to managing director of the physical infrastructure division at U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington,...

Becker completes doctorate at Hamline

Carol Becker (MA '87) recently completed her doctorate in public administration at Hamline University. Her dissertation was titled 'Government without Government: Alternatives...

Cornell recieves Quorum Award

Jennifer Cornell (MA '96) recently received a $5,000 Quorum Award, a Philanthrofund Foundation (PFund) award that recognizes and supports emerging GLBT and...

Hogg announces candidacy for Iowa Senate

Rob Hogg (MA '89) announced in June his candidacy in 2006 for the Iowa Senate from Senate District 19. Hogg has served...

Lenczewski re-elected to Minnesota House of Representatives

Ann Lenczewski (MA '85) was re-elected to her fourth term to the Minnesota House of Representatives, District 40B, Bloomington....

Hogg re-elected to Iowa State House of Representatives

Rob Hogg (MA '89) won re-election to the Iowa State House of Representatives in November. Keep up-to-date on Hogg's activities through his...

Godinez honored by Hispanic Business Chamber

Jennifer Godinez (MA '97) was selected by the Hispanic Business Chamber as one of the "25 on the Rise," honoring the top...

Burns earns German Marshall Memorial Fellowship

Kathryn (Katie) Burns (MA '97) is the recipient of a prestigious 2005 German Marshall Memorial Fellowship. The German Marshall Fund of the...

Aquilina wins Bronze Quill Award

David Aquilina (MA '77) won the International Association of Business Communicators' Bronze Quill Award for excellence in article writing in January. The...

Andre earns Virginia McKnight Binger award

Jim Andre (MA '61) was recognized by the McKnight Foundation as one of 12 recipients of the 2004 Virginia McKnight Binger Awards...

Altman recognized in INC Magazine

Frank Altman (MA '75) received honorable mention for 'Entrepreneur of the Year' in INC Magazine's January 2005 issue. See the slide show...

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