2022 Alumni Impact Award Winner: Kelly McElwain, MPP

2022 Alumni Impact Awards: Recognizes School of Public Policy (SPP) alumni (MPA, MPA Fellows, MPP and MASR) at any stage in their career who have made a significant recent contribution to their field. Nominees may work in any sector; public, private, or nonprofit. Examples may include but are not limited to driving a meaningful program outcome, […]

2022 The Morton J. Tenzer Fellowship Fund: Kaleigh Pitcher

This award is given to an incoming student with undergraduate academic excellence and the potential to succeed in the program. The fellowship was established in 1993, the year Professor Morton Tenzer retired from the University of Connecticut. It is intended to be used to assist in recruiting high-quality in-state and out-of-state students. Professor Morton J. […]

2022 Albert G. Ilg Fellowship in Local Government Award: Jon M. Trister and Kylee A. Dostie

The Albert G. Ilg Fellowship in Local Government award is given to an MPA student who demonstrates interest in local government and public sector service. Awards (“Fellowships”) will defray living or academic related expenses. The award was established in 1998 to honor the distinguished service of Al Ilg as the Town Manager of Windsor for […]

2022 David B. Walker Award: Cristian G. Corza Godinez and Brittany L. LaMarr

The David B. Walker Award was established with a generous donation from Parashar Patel, MPA ‘91. This award is given annually to recognize a student in the program who exemplifies tireless dedication to public service. Ideally, the awardee would have an interest in Federalism. David B. Walker: This endowment honors David B. Walker, former director […]

Incoming GAPPS-ICMA President Plans To Work In Healthcare

Recently we caught up with incoming Graduate Association of Public Policy Students – International City/County Management Association (GAPPS-ICMA) Chapter President Jack O’Connor. Prior to coming to the School of Public Policy (SPP), Jack’s interest in public service began in elementary school. During this time he was a member of his local Boy Scouts of America troop […]

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MPP Students Collaborate On Redistricting Event

One of the draws of UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) is its strong alumni network, based in part on the relationships students make in the classroom. Master of Public Policy (MPP) students Ryan Scala and Jacqueline Riberdy recently transformed their classroom collaboration into a professional development experience. Riberdy, who is interning at Everyday Democracy, […]

MPP Student Learns How to Make Impact on Health Policy

Each year, the Department of Public Policy (DPP)  helps students gain valuable experience by matching them with an organization that develops their skills and passions  through the Internship and Professional Practice Program (IPP). Shaun Simoneau, a former Fast-Track and current Master of Public Policy (MPP) student will be completing his IPP with Health Equity Solutions, […]

MPP Student Highlights Importance of Redistricting

Department of Public Policy (DPP) student Ryan Scala decided to pursue a Master of Public Policy (MPP) after noticing that the public often consumed political content that was not objective. He found that many organizations had bias and that they produced opinionated or misleading commentary. Ryan wants to utilize his DPP skillsets to objectively analyze information, […]

Fall 2021 New Faces of the DPP

This Fall semester the Department of Public Policy (DPP) welcomes 131 new masters, certificate, and undergraduate students as well as four additional members of the DPP faculty. Over 35 undergraduate institutions are represented among our Master of Public Administration (MPA), MPA Fellows, Master of Public Policy (MPP), and Survey Research (MASR) programs. Students previously completed […]