Student News

November 2014
Congratulations to Vanessa Lacer accepting her new position as a North Carolina Department of Transportation(NCDOT) Public Transportation Apprentice with the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (Wave). Ms. Lacer will start her new position on December 1st. Congratulations, Vanessa!

August 2014
Congratulations to our three inaugural Fellows for Academic Year 2014 (pictured below left to right): Caroline Dawkins, Phil Lamotte, and Megan Upchurch.

New Hanover County MPA Fellows 2014-2015

New Hanover County and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at UNCW are pleased to announce an exciting new initiative, the New Hanover County MPA Fellows program. This is an innovative partnership where the County selects three new MPA students to work as Fellows with the County for one year (renewable for two years) while they are enrolled in the MPA program. The students will be placed in policy, planning and human resource offices and work on a variety of projects that will meet County needs while also providing the students with invaluable experience. This program will be an important tool in attracting high quality MPA students to a career in public service!

May 2014
We are pleased to share that Lindsay Maher has been hired as the Coordinator of Projects & Grants for the Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance.

Join us in congratulating soon-to-be graduate, Christy Herring, on being hired as a Budget Specialist with New Hanover County.

March 17, 2014
Chancellor Gary Miller poses with students of Dr. Barth's Leading Public and Nonproft Organizations clsas after providing a presentation on Leadership.

Leadership Class

February 22, 2014
Homecoming weekend was a blast! Current students, faculty and alumni came out
to TEAL gate and watch the Men's Basketball team win against the Charleston Cougars.The Seahawks snapped a two-game losing streak and won the 14th double overtime game in school history to improve to 9-21 overall and 3-12 in the Colonial Athletic Association. Go Seahawks!

MPA Students, Faculty and Alumni TEALgating at homecoming 2014.

Febuary 7, 2014
A group of current MPA students, MPA Alumni, MPA Advisory Comittmee member Calvin Peck, and MPA Faculty including Dr. Barth, Dr. Biddle, Professor Dougals and
Dr. Imperial, attended the North Carolina City and County Management
Association Conference in Durham.

January 20, 2014
Current MPA Student, David Morrison, was highlighted in the Seahawk (UNCW's newspaper) for his heroic ability to continue to give back to our community.
Great Job David! Keep up all the hard work!
Read the Full Article Here.

Congratulations, current MPA student, Sarah Daniels, on her new position as Finance Director at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. in Wilmington, NC.

October 23, 2013
Join us in congratulating Craig Kelly as the MPA program’s 2013 winner of the North Carolina City and County Management Association (NCCCMA) scholarship.  He will be recognized during the luncheon at the annual NCCCMA meeting on Thursday February 6th at the Sheraton in Research Triangle Park. 

September 25-28, 2013
A group of current MPA students, along with Dr. Sheridan, Dr. Barth, Dr. Imperial and Dr. Douglas, attended the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration in Charlotte, NC.

February 7, 2012
A group of current MPA students, along with Dr. Barth and Dr. Imperial, attended the North Carolina City and County Management Association Conference in Raleigh.

January 14, 2012
Notre Dame Alumni, Dr. Barth makes good on a bet to an MPA student after Notre Dame gets crushed by Alabama in the National Championship.

Dr Barth makes good on a bet with a student

October 19, 2012
Please join us in congratulating James Dixon as the MPA program’s 2012 winner of the North Carolina City and County Management Association (NCCCMA) scholarship. He will be recognized during the luncheon at the annual NCCCMA meeting February 6 – 8, 2013 in Research Triangle Park.

October 2, 2012
Join us in wishing Megan O'Hare and Kristin Zeranski good luck as they present a paper at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA) October 4th and 5th. The paper is titled Sustainable Policies and Programs in American Cities: A Search for a Common Ideology. It is an examination of twenty U.S. Cities in an effort to identify what defines a sustainable city. They looked at city demographics, civic engagement, key sustainability indicators, and organizational policies and programs. The research was based on SustainLane's examination of the 50 most populous cities; their twenty were the top 10 and bottom 10 ranked cities.


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