Pi Pi Alpha Annual Meeting and Induction of New Members

Pi Pi Alpha ceremony attendees

On April 19, 2017, at the Town and County Club in Hartford, Pi Pi Alpha, the honors society for graduate professional students in public administration and public policy, proudly inducted 26 new members.  The purpose of Pi Pi Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding academic achievement and to support graduate public service education.  The honors society hosts and sponsors events that bring alumni and current students together, such as the annual Mock Interview Night, the Faculty/Alumni Meet and Greet for new students and the Annual Induction Ceremony and Business Meeting.

The evening’s special guest speaker was Atty. Eva Jacobson, UConn School of Law 2016 and MPA alumna 2014, from Lawyers Without Borders. Eva has established a career of pursuing and promoting human rights throughout the world.  She spoke of her experiences running programs for refugee children from Nepal and Burma, teaching English to children in Thailand and as volunteer and professional legal advocate for immigrants and refugees.  She also shared her current work with Lawyers Without Borders where she runs a program training lawyers, prosecutors and judges about human trafficking including her recent trip to Tanzania in this pursuit.

Along with our special inductee, Eva Jacobson, DPP welcomes the following 2017 Inductees:

Arthur Atkin Timothy Hanser Sara Nagle
David Barkin Jessica Inacio Hanna Nagy
Danielle Bergmann Michael Izadi Carrie Norris
Jonilda Brahimi Su-Teng Kuan Eric Smith
Sadie Colcord Michael Lepore Samantha Sokoloski
Maria Coman Andrew Ludwig Paul West
Alessia Degrazia Brian Luther Christopher Whitten
Harrison Fregeau Thomas Matthews Emily Wilson
Daniel Gregory Austin Murray

Congratulations to the Pi Pi Alpha Council 2017-2018:

Blaize Levitan President
Douglas Shipman Vice President
Anthony Naples Secretary
Natalie Laven Treasurer
Sara Nagle Membership Chair