Congratulations to MPA alum, Wesley Whistle, on his new job as the Special Assistant for the Office of the Under Secretary of the Department of Education. He is excited to work for the Biden-Harris Administration and to represent the Martin School!
This year we had 2 teams complete in the Association of Governmental Accountants(AGA) finance Case Challenge, a nation-wide annual competition requiring students to develop a Citizen Centric Report (CCR) for a large city and 4-page narrative explaining the process that was taken. This year the competition was for Chattanooga.
Senior faculty member, Dr. David Agrawal, was interviewed by WKYT on changes to Kentucky tax laws in 2022 and what those changes might mean for the state and citizenry.
From the article and video on the WKYT website:
During the University of Kentucky's December 2022 Commencement, the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration will celebrate the first student to receive a bachelor's degree in public policy from their undergraduate program. The Martin School began offering an undergraduate public policy major in Fall 2020. Previously, the school had offered only post-graduate master’s, certificate and Ph.D.
On December 2, 2022, the public policy undergraduate program hosted its first ever Capstone Forum, where five seniors presented and discussed their research projects with the Martin School community. The posters and accompanying policy briefs ranged in topic from healthcare to education to environmental policy and beyond. The five seniors who presented this fall will be joined in the spring by two more students, and the seven represent the first undergraduate graduating class from the Martin School. They are:
On November 17, Dr. Kim took the International Public Policy and Management Institute cohort to Frankfort to meet with KY Senator Reginald Thomas and to attend a Kentucky Senate committee meeting. Listen to his opening remarks in the video below!
Farid Al-Firdaus, an MPA and Non-Profit Certificate student, has been selected as a top 5 Indonesian community leaders by Pemimpin Indonesia and will represent them at Idea Fest 2022 the largest creative gathering in Indonesia. Congrats to Farid and thank you for representing the Martin School!
Public Policy is a new and exciting major that prepares students for meaningful careers in government, nonprofits, advocacy, law, research, and more! Join us at 6 p.m. in 375 Gatton Student Center to discuss our undergraduate program in public policy. You will meet with current students and faculty who can describe the career opportunities, internships, classes, and community that come along with a degree from the Martin School. If you are passionate about making positive changes for yourself and your world, come explore the versatility and challenge of a public policy degree!