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MPA student Devin Dunigan attended the 19th Annual Black Policy Conference at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Congratulations to Devin on this amazing accomplishment! In a world where meaningful change often begins with dialogue, Devin Dunigan, a first-year Master of Public Policy student, recently embarked on an inspiring journey at the 19th Annual Black Policy Conference held at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. This prestigious event serves as a beacon of hope, bringing together leading minds and practitioners to address challenges impacting Black communities and fostering sustainable solutions.

Three Martin School Students received the Employee Educational Assistance Awards

Three Martin School students received the Women’s Forum Employee Educational Assistance Award compliments UK’s existing tuition waiver program, the Employee Education Program (EEP). Recipients receive $250 to assist with the cost of books and/or other materials, supplies and fees related to their UK coursework. Congratulations to them! The Spring 2024 recipients are:

Main Street Clean Sweep

Bluegrass Greensource needs your help this Earth Week for our eleventh annual Main Street Clean Sweep. UK's Martin School is hosting a cleanup on Tuesday, April 16th at 3 - 5 p.m. starting at Willy T Young Library.   

2024 Graduation Reception

Join us on Thursday, May 2nd to celebrate our newest Martin School graduates! All students graduating this year are encouraged to attend and be recognized. We will have light refreshments and a photographer, plus a super brief program to acknowledge our graduates' achievements. Families, partners, and children are all welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Kuerzi or Suzy Wampler.

Alumna Crystal Staley acknowledged as a 'Disruptor' during Women's History Month

Crystal Staley, MPA 2007, was among the six women acknowledged as  "industry disruptors" in a recent piece by Brandon Brown and Lindsey Piercy for UKNOW about UK talent during Women's History Month. They write, "A 2007 graduate of the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, she has served in various roles in state government for the past 17 years. And since 2019, Staley has held the title of communications director for Gov. Andy Beshear."

Dr. Rhonda Trautman speaks to Owensboro Non-Profit Coalition

Dr. Rhonda Trautman spoke to a group of local leaders of non-profit organizations in Owensboro Ky February 21st at the Tapscott Chapel in the Barnard-Jones Administration Building at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Dr. Trautman's 90 minute talk, "Putting Your Strategic Plan into Action,” addressed challenges leaders might face as they seek to make positive impacts on their communities.

Dr. Taha Hameduddin Accepts 3 year term on ROPPA Editorial Board

Congratulations to Dr. Taha Hameduddin on being invited to a three year term (2024-2026)  on the Editorial Board of Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA)! In their own words, 

Seminar: Patrik Nordin

From Agile to Adaptive Emergent Governance Responses to Global Health Crises: A Case of Two Different Pandemics Abstract

Seminar: Robert Christensen

Measuring Sector’s Importance to Citizens: A Research Agenda

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