Month: February 2021

Focus Area Friday: Social Policy

A focus area allows students to develop additional expertise in a specific area. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program requires nine credits (three courses) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) requires twelve credits (four courses) to complete a focus area. Students can choose a focus area within the Department, develop their own with […]

DPP Fast-Track Turns Challenges Into Service

In 2015 Ethan Couillard was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.  Since his diagnosis, Ethan has continually fueled his energy toward public service and helping his community. One of his earliest initiatives included a multiyear community project for Waterford Country School, which led to him earning Eagle Scout Rank. Ethan’s journey at UConn began at the Avery […]

DPP Alum Raises Funds for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp In Support of Fellow Alum

On Friday, February 12, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was devastated by a fire that destroyed many of the camp’s buildings. Since 1988, the camp has provided medically-supervised camps and programs free of charge to children with serious illnesses and their families throughout the Northeast. News of the fire broke on Saturday morning […]

Why Do You Love The DPP?

This week to celebrate Valentine’s Day we asked members of the Department of Public Policy (DPP) community about why they love the DPP. Below are just a few of their responses! Alex Thomas (Current Student and GAPPS-ICMA Treasurer): I love the DPP because of the faculty and staff’s never-ending desire to see the students succeed! […]

Encore!Connecticut Spring 2021 Class

Saturday, January 9, 2021 was the start of a new live virtual Encore!Connecticut class.  Encore!Connecticut is a four-month professional development program that prepares seasoned corporate professionals for a career on the nonprofit sector.  The program offers networking opportunities, help in resume restructuring, and classes in nonprofit finance, strategy, law, philanthropic partnerships, and social media taught […]