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Student Awards & Recognition

We are proud of the honors and awards our students have received over the years!

Year
Student
Award
2015

Peter Jones, Lauren Kesselring, Bethany Paris, Cole Rakow

National Finalist and Honorable Mention -
World Bank and Wharton School Ideas for Action Competition
2015

Anton Fatah, Lauren Kesselring, Nate Kratzer, Madeleine Oritt, Alyshia Powell, Cassandra Yannelli

National Second Place, Southern Regional Champions - National Policy Solutions Challenge
2014

Jamie Giles

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Master's Paper Award -
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
2014

Jamie Giles

Curro Award for Best Student Paper - Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM)
2013

Amie Goodin

Best Student Podium Presentation, -
International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
2012

Bethany Paris

Diversity Scholars Award - Association for Research Orgs. on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action
2012

Zhiwei Zhang

Diversity Scholars Award - Association for Research Orgs. on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action
2012

Bryan Gibson

Outstanding Poster presentation -
Association for Budgeting and Financial Management
2012

Zhiwei Zhang

Collins Award for best Ph.D. student Paper - Southeastern Conference on Public Administration (SECOPA)
2012

Robert Greer

Emerging Scholars Award -
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
2012

Kaitlin Bromann

Outstanding Master's student Paper Award -
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
2011

Chuck Truesdell

Robert Kline Award for an Outstanding Paper by an MPA Student - Southeastern Conference on Public Administration (SECOPA)
2010

Graham Drake

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Master's Paper Award -
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
2010

Matthew Howell

Honorable Mention for Collins Award for Best Paper by a Ph.D. Student - Southeastern Conference on Public Administration (SECOPA)
2010

Meredith Howes

Robert Kline Award for Best Paper by a Masters Student - Southeastern Conference on Public Administration (SECOPA)

2010

Graham Drake

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Masters Student Manuscript - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

2009

Jennifer Price

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Masters Student Manuscript - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

2009

Jennifer White

Robert Kline Award for an Outstanding Paper by a Masters Student - Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA)

2009

Gao Liu

Curro Award for Best Student Paper - Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM)

2008

Billie Hardin

Robert Kline Award for an Outstanding Paper by a Masters Student - Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA)

2008

Jacob Fowles

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Doctoral Student Manuscript - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

2008

Wie Yusuf and Gao Liu

Best Student Paper, Section on Transportation Policy and Administration - American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA)

2007

Wenli Yan

Best Poster Session Award - Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)

2007

Douglas Carr

Dissertation Award (Honorable Mention) - Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)

2007

Wenli Yan

Best Poster Session Award - Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)

2006

Jonica Burke

Curro Award (2nd Place) for Best Student Paper - Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM)

2005

Meg Patrick Haist

Dissertation Award (Honorable Mention) - Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)

2005

Meg Patrick Haist

Annual Dissertation Award - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

2005

Nadezda Nikolova

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Masters Student Manuscript - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

2004

Jeremy Hall

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Masters Student Manuscript - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

2003

Jeremy Hall

Collins Award for the Outstanding Paper by a Doctoral Student - Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA)

2003

Erin McNees

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Masters Student Manuscript - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

2002

David Duttlinger

Best Student Paper Award - Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA)

2001

Louay Constant

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Doctoral Student Manuscript - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

2001

Len O'Connell

Best Student Paper, Section on Transportation Policy and Administration - American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA)

2000

Meg Patrick Haist

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Masters Student Manuscript - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

2000

Brent Garrett

Best Student Paper Award - Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA)

1999

Pat Trotter

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Masters Student Manuscript (Runner Up) - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

1998

Jason Jensen

Best Student Paper, Public Sector Division - Academy of Management

1997

Julie Olberding

Best Student Paper Award - Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA)

1996

Jo Ann Ewalt

Pi Alpha Alpha Best Doctoral Student Manuscript - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

1996

Jo Ann Ewalt

Outstanding Student Paper on Intergovernmental Relations, Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management - American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

1995

Jo Ann Ewalt

Best Student Paper Award - Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA)

1994

Wes Clarke

Best Student Paper Award - Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA)