MPA Open House
Wednesday, March 12th
5:00 - 7:00pm
Leutze Hall Lobby
Encouraged to Attend!
MPA Advisory Board Meeting
Thursday, March 20th
8:00 - 9:30am
Thursday, May 1st
6:00 - 8:30pm
Spring Graduation Application Deadline: Feb. 15th
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Congratulations, Conor Finnerty! He will be taking a position at KPMG where he will be working as an Associate Advisor, Regulatory Risk in Risk Consulting.
Logan White (Fall 2012) is now the Director of Development and Marketing for The Children's Museum of Wilmington. Congratulations, Logan!
Charles Blanton (Spring 2013) recently accepted a position with the budget department at New Hanover County. Congratulations Charles!
Tufanna Bradley Thomas (Spring 2004) recently started in a new position with the ResCare Workforces Services. ResCare Workforce Services, a division of ResCare, a national human services company that offers services to people of all ages and abilities to help make their lives more independent. The company serves more than a million people each year with its nearly 50,000 employees at thousands of locations. Tufanna is the Project Director for the Cape Fear area, serving Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties through a contract with the Cape Fear Workforce Development Board to provide Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services to adults and dislocated workers. She has a staff of 12 individuals to help her in this role. For the past five years, Tufanna was the Strategic Director forthe New Hanover County Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence. And before that, she served as Executive Director for Girls Inc.of Wilmington. Congratulations, Tufanna! We wish you all the best and thank you for your loyal service to the area!
Michelle Shepard (Spring 2009) recently accepted the Justice and Public Safety/Natural & Economic Resources Budget Analyst position with the N.C. Office of State Budget & Management. We wish you all the best in your new endeavor!
Newly graduated, Megan O'Hare (Spring 2013) has accepted a Planner I position with Pender County. Congratulations, Megan!
James Harder (Spring 2010) announced that he is running for political office in an attempt to reclaim his grandmother's seat in the Virginia State House of Delegates. Check out the story!
Lori (Davis) Kropp (Fall 2008) has accepted a position with Education Management Systems in Wilmington. She will be doing training and support for their software development team. Congratulations, Lori!
Jennifer Sullivan (Spring 2005) has accepted a position as consultant with the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm led by retired General Stanley McChrystal, in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Congratulations, Jennifer!
Congratulations to Dana McKoy (Fall 2010) on her new position as the Director of Annual Giving at the Cape Fear Community College Foundation. In the position, McKoy will serve as a primary contact for annual scholarship donors and direct annual giving initiatives for college alumni, faculty and staff, as well as individuals and businesses in the community, according to a news release.
Recent graduate, Valanda Nelson (Fall 2012) is the new Executive Director of the North Carolina Pharmacist Recovery Network, in Apex, NC. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Sarah Nix (Fall 2012), on her new position as the Human Resources Technician for Brunswick County.
January 11, 2013
Please read this article about an MPA Alumni, Elton Daniels (Spring 2009) regarding his efforts to attract business to Sharpsburg NC.
Join us in congratulating Adrienne McTigue (Fall 2009) for her new position as the Project Manager for the Lower Cape Fear Sustainable Communities Consortium.
Congratulations Matt Kunic (Fall 2006). He recently landed the position of Trival and Regional Coordination Team Supervisor, Transportation Planning Specialist with the Washington State Department of Transportation in their Transportation Planning Office (TPO).
Adam Ferguson (MPA ’04) passed the Florida Bar Exam. He is currently working for a Maritime Law Firm in Miami, but would like to parlay that experience back into the public sector or port authority at some point in the future.
Suzanne Gooding accepted a position with the City of Wilmington as Sustainability Project Manager. The position will involve analyzing data and researching best practices and processes in order to advance the City towards becoming more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
August 29, 2012
Dana McKoy (Fall 2010) was promoted to Director of Annual Giving at Cape Fear Community College.