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Undergraduate Hunter McCormick's work with Government Accountability Office (GAO) gets published

After successfully completing an internship with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in summer 2022, Hunter McCormick's ('23) work has paid off. On January 23, 2023, a report he contributed to during his time with the GAO was officially published.

MPA and MPFM Students win Association of Governmental Accountants(AGA) finance Case Challenge

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.

Martin School confers 1st public policy bachelor’s degree

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.

Yun Jun Kim wins Best Graduate Poster at ABFM

Doctoral Student Yun Jun Kim won Best Graduate Poster for "How does intergovernmental competition increase government spending?" The poster is included below for your review.    

Martin School Celebrates First Student Body President, Andrew Laws

This year, in addition to celebrating the first cohort of public policy graduates, the Martin School is also proud to announce that one of our own public policy undergraduate students, Andrew Laws, is the 2022-23 student body president. Andrew was sworn in at the end of the spring 2022 semester, and spent the summer meeting with top UK administrators, attending his first Board of Trustees meeting, and getting the lay of the land.

MPA and Non-Profit Certificate Student Farid Al-Firdaus to present at conference

MPA and Non-Profit Management Certificate student, Farid Al-Firdaus will present his non-profit research at the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS)-Michigan State University conference

Sarah Ausmus Smith is graduating with her PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Sarah recently defended her dissertation "Three Essays on Governance, Inequality and Social Equity" and will graduate May 6, 2022.  The next chapter in her career will start in Richmond, Virginia where she will join the Commonwealth's Department of Social Services as a Senior Research Associate.

Martin School Ranks 29th Nationally in Graduate Public Affairs and 4th in Public Finance and Budgeting

Today, U.S. News and World Report released their annual college rankings. The hard work of our faculty and staff resulted in national recognition as we are ranked 29th among all Public Affairs program, 4th in Public Finance and Budgeting, and 29th in Public Policy and Analysis.

Q&A with Public Policy Undergraduate Alli Johnson

Alli Johnson is a Senior double-majoring in Public Policy and Political Science. She spent this past summer as an intern with the Green River Area Development District.

Austin Nugent Discusses Time Spent with Kentucky Protection and Advocacy

MPA student Austin Nugent spent the summer working with the independent state agency Kentucky Protection and Advocacy.