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March 2021

Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA) is a global honor society that recognizes alumni who demonstrate outstanding academic scholarship and achievement in public administration, public policy, and public affairs. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers.

2021 inductees: Richard Alvarez, MPA '20; Reginald Dagsa, MPA '19; Samantha Genske-Condon, MPA '20; Boniswa Joseph, MPA '20; Michael McLaughlin, MPA '19; and Nailia Ogunnaike, MPA '20.

2020

September 2020

Katrina Corcoran, MURP '17, is the Chair-Elect of the Sun Coast Section of APA Florida, and Troy Salisbury, MPA '13, is one of two Professional Development Officers. Our graduates continue to make an impact!

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Ron Pierce, MPA '10, President & CEO of RSA Consulting Group, LLC was selected as a recipient for the 2020 USF Fast 56 Award. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates the world’s 56 fastest growing USF Bull-owned businesses. RSA is a full-service consulting firm that specializes in all areas of government and legislative affairs, community affairs, strategic planning, as well as media and public relations in Florida. Congratulations to Ron and his team on this impressive achievement and well-deserved recognition!

2019

September 2019

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Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA) is a global honor society that recognizes alumni who demonstrate outstanding academic scholarship and achievement in public administration, public policy, and public affairs. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers.

2019 inductees: Choung Mi Akehurst, MPA '18; Stephen Mallory, MPA '19; Evelin Ocampo, MPA '18; Sasha Oliver, MPA '19; Megan Orlando, MPA '18; Lourdes Rodriguez, MPA '18; Alexis Searfoss, MPA '19; and Janae Thomas, MPA '18.

August 2019

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Zoe Jenkins, MPA '18, won a prestigious International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Local Government Management Fellowship with Jefferson County, Colorado. The ICMA Fellowship is a nation-wide career-development opportunity that places Fellows in full-time local government management-track positions and provides them with rotational assignments and mentorship from senior government leaders. Congratulations to Zoe on this tremendous career opportunity!

April 2019

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Emily Colón, MPA '14, was hired as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Lakeland. In this role, she contributes to the budgeting and strategic planning processes, provides recommendations about departments under her supervision, and helps the city manager and city council in their decision-making process on broader issues. Emily previously gained experience at the local, state, and federal levels working in Internal Services for a Board of County Commissioners, as a Florida Gubernatorial Fellow, in Constituent Services for a U.S. Senator, and in a City Manager’s office. Congratulations to Emily as this is a result of her hard work and relentless efforts to excel in her career!

2018

April 2018 

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Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA) is a global honor society that recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding academic scholarship and achievement in public administration, public policy, and public affairs. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers.

2018 inductees: Sarah Balmer, MPA '16; Lana Beck, MPA '16; Joanna Boruk, MPA '17; Donald Call, MPA '17; Elizabeth Cardenas, MPA '17; Gaylen Charles, MPA '17; Hailey Glynn, MPA '16; Lisa Hendrickson, MPA '16; Marisa Hoefs, MPA '16; James Jacobs, MPA '16; Dorian Karp, MPA '16; Janae Mason, MPA '16; Jared Ochs, MPA '17; Carol Purchell, MPA '17; Mathew Scalise, MPA '17; and Douglas Smith, MPA '16.