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Mid-career Master of Public Affairs (MPA)

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...

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)...

ten Broeke interviewed on plan to end homelessness among veterans

In December 2013, Minnesota Public Radio featured a story on Minnesota's plan to end homelessness among veterans. Cathy ten Broeke (MPA '04),...

Hassan's work mentioned in ThinkAfricaPress

Zainab Hassan (MPA '04) is the project director for the National Library in Mogadishu, Somalia. Her work was mentioned in a September...

Slawik wins mayoral race in Maplewood, MN

Former Minnesota legislator and Humphrey alumna, Nora Slawik (MPA '05), won the mayoral race in Maplewood, MN on November 5. Slawik won...

Little joins McKnight Foundation

Arleta Little (MPA '06) recently joined the McKnight Foundation as the arts program officer. The McKnight Foundation is one of the county's...

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...

Slawik announces candidacy for mayor

Nora Slawik (MPA ' 05) recently announced her candidacy for the Mayor of Maplewood, Minnesota. Nora is currently the Director of Education...

Schneekloth joins Community Heath Charities of Minnesota

Erica Schneekloth (MPA ' 10) recently accepted a position with Community Health Charities of Minnesota (CHCM) as the Sr. Corporate Relations Manager....

Glidden announces re-election campaign

Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden (MPA '02) recently kicked off her re-election campaign for City Council. Elizabeth represents Ward 8 in...

Torres Ray takes the $101 pledge

Several Minnesota lawmakers have been challenged to live on the same amount that families on Minnesota's welfare program get per week. Many,...

Yusuf publishes book, Somalis in Minnesota

Ahmed Ismail Yusuf (MPA '08) recently published Somalis in Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012). In his book, Yusuf outlines the history...

Kinders will chair 2014 task force

Mark Kinders (MPA '00), the vice president for public affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma, was selected as chair-elect of a...

Milgrom begins job at West Side Community Health Services

Marsha Milgrom (MPA '05) recently joined West Side Community Health Services (WSCHS) as development director. With 18 primary health clinics serving St....

Bernard continues consulting work for the International Center for Journalists

In June, Daniel Bernard (MPA '05) left Egypt after seven years of working on international development projects. Bernard served as Egypt country...

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...

Karon continues work with Senator Franken

Michelle Karon (MPA '09) was offered full-time employment with Senator Franken's office in Washington, DC where she had been interning. She writes,...

Union Gospel Mission to begin construction on new restaurant (news from Ben Johnson, MPA '09)

Ben Johnson (MPA '09) is the Director of Food Operations at Union Gospel Mission (UGM) in St. Paul, Minnesota. In February, UGM...

Bales joins Veterans Affiars in Austin

Thomas Bales (MPA '10) recently left the City of Minneapolis in the Community Planning and Economic Development department and accepted the position...

Sitaramiah joins Greater MSP

Gita Sitaramiah (MPA '00) is Director of Communications at Greater MSP. She joined the organization in January. In this role, she...

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...

Styles begins position with 4GME

Nicolas Styles (MPA '10) recently accepted the position of Vice President of Hollywood Mobile Entertainment (HME), a subsidiary of 4GME. 4GME is...

Vidas completes work on Tamarack Nature Center project

Mary Vidas (MPA '05) recently oversaw construction of a $1.75 million outdoor nature play area and interpretive building expansion for Ramsey County's...

Broussard joins Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services

In December, 2011, E. Marie Broussard (MPA '07) accepted a position at the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services and...

Brosnan accepts job with the Minnesota Land Trust

John Brosnan (MPA '11) joined the Minnesota Land Trust (MLT) in January 2012 as a project manager responsible for implementing conservation projects...

Rodriguez Named Executive Director at Merrick Community Services

Daniel Rodriguez (MPA '04), has left his position as director of the Office of Community Relations for the St. Paul Public Schools...

Johnson works for Saberpack, Inc.

Sharon Johnson (MPA '03) is the director of operations for Saberpack, Inc....

Kolles directs the Carmel Bach Festival

Camille Kolles (MPA '03) is employed as the executive director of the Carmel Bach Festival. She was featured in the July 17...

Vidas begins with the Ramsey County Tamarack Nature Center

Mary Vidas (MPA '03) left the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to become director at the Ramsey County Tamarack Nature Center....

Dufresne works for the U.S. Department of Labor

Matthew Dufresne (MPA '05) relocated to Washington, D.C., in June. He is employed as an immigration policy analyst for the U.S. Department...

Simon works for the University of Minnesota

Kimberly Simon (MPA '05) works for the University of Minnesota....

Vidas quoted in Star Tribune

Mary Vidas (MPA '03) was quoted in the March 27, 2008 Star Tribune article "Mom's right: Kids need to get outside, play,...

Johnson directs operations for Saberpack, Inc.

Sharon Johnson (MPA '03) is director of operations for Saberpack, Inc., in Lino Lakes, Minnesota....

Kinders re-elected within the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Mark Kinders (MPA '00) has been re-elected to a second term as chair of the Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs...

Landreau works for the St. Paul Public Schools

Charlotte Landreau (MPA '04) works for the St. Paul Public Schools....

Knuth works at Minnesota Lawyer

Sherri Knuth (MPA '05) is an opinion digest writer at Minnesota Lawyer....

Broeke directs Heading Home Hennepin

Cathy ten Broeke (MPA '04) is the coordinator to end homelessness for Minneapolis and Hennepin County, and directs the planning and implementation...

Kinders re-elected within the American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Mark Kinders (MPA '00) has been re-elected to a second term as chair of the Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs...

Hale directs the Loft Literary Center

Jocelyn Hale (MPA '06) serves as the executive director of the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis....

Kong-Thao is employed by the St. Paul Public School Board of Education.

Kazoua Kong-Thao (MPA '06) is employed by the St. Paul Public School Board of Education....

Rutledge works for the University of Minnesota

Connie Rutledge (MPA '05) works for the University of Minnesota....

Jensen featured in Echo Press

Loraine Jensen (MPA '01) was profiled in the December 3, 2004, edition of Echo Press. According to the article, she 'conducted an...

Helgason pursues political and cultural interests

Skuli Helgason (MPA '03) is working on two part-time projects and pursuing an internship with Grassroots Solutions. The projects include working on...

Amad wecomes a son to family

Majd Amad (MPA '02) welcomes a son, born in July 2004....

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