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WE ARE VERY PROUD WITH OUR STUDENTS' MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Fellowships

2014 Presidential Management Fellowship

 
  • John Good, who is graduating from the MPA program in the Summer of 2014, was selected as a Finalist for the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) (www.pmf.gov).  Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.  For more than 30 years, the PMF Program has helped Federal agencies meet their succession planning needs by providing the next generation of Great Leaders for Great Government. Out of nearly 7,000 graduate students who applied to the fellowship, only 1,200 were selected as Semi-Finalists.  These Semi-Finalists were then brought out to Washington D.C. in January of 2014 to complete a 5-hour in person assessment.  Out of the 1,200 Semi-Finalists, approximately 600 were chosen as Finalists to the Presidential Management Fellowship Class of 2014.  John Good was notified of his selection as a Finalist in April 2014. Mr. Good has secured a 2-year fellowship with a Federal agency in Green Bay. Congratulations!

Grants

Graduate Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant

 
  • The MPA student, Cheri Stoffel (in collaboration with Dr. Anna Filipova) has won the 2013-2014 Graduate Student and Faculty Collaborative Research grant. Cheri Stoffel's graduate thesis project focuses on an assessment of university students binge eating and its impact on work and school productivity. She was awarded with a stipend of $3,000 and $500 for supplies and expenses for the project period. Congratulations, Cheri!

                            Cheri Stoffel


WCMA Scholar Internship Grant

 

In order to help promote future local government leaders, the Wisconsin City/County Management Association (WCMA) began an Internship Grant Program in 2006. A municipality can apply for up to a $2,000 grant which it must match with local funds. The WCMA Scholar Internship honors exemplary graduate students who aspire to a career in local government management. Read more... 

WCMA Scholar Internship grants have been awarded to the following UWO MPA and PA minor students:

  • The MPA student, Peter Curtin, received a matching grant of $2,000 towards a local government administration internship at the City of Waukesha in 2013.
  • The PA Minor student, Elizabeth Garrow, received a matching grant of $1,000 towards a local government administration internship at the Town of Grand Chute in 2012. 
  • The MPA student, Piersen Bowman, received a matching grant of $2,000 towards a local government administration internship at the City of Omro in 2010.
  • The MPA student, Angela Gorrall, received a matching grant of $2,000 towards a local government administration internship at the Village of Suamico in 2006.

Awards 

Stephen Hintz MPA Award

 
  • The Stephen Hintz MPA Award honors Dr. Hintz's service and dedication to UW Oshkosh, the Oshkosh community, the State of Wisconsin and his profession. Read more about the award.

                                            

                           2013 Award 

                              2013 Hintz MPA Award: Matthew Kuether (L) & Kurt Daniel Zempel (R)

  2012 Award             2011 Award

      2012 Hintz MPA Award: Patrick Wetzel                                      2011 Hintz MPA Award: Corinne McFarlane

                                           2009 Award

                                                              2009 Hintz MPA Award: Mary Ann Offer


MPA Graduate Student Honors Recognition Award

 
  • The Graduate Student Honors Recognition Award was created by the UWO Graduate Council about 20 years ago. Its purpose is to allow each graduate program the opportunity to recognize the students who showed outstanding academic achievement, with personal service and ability. Read more...

2014

2013

2012

  • John Good

  • Cheri Stoffel

  • Lee Laraby-Lim

  • Carrie Kahn

  • John Weinsheim

  • Scott Mittelstadt

  • Jason Ward

  • Douglas Teunissen

  • David Konrath

  • James Austad

  • Justin Heim

 


Outstanding Performance Award

 
  • The MPA Student, Michael Parks, Technology Manager in the UWO College of Nursing, was honored for his contributions to the College at the annual Opening Day 2013 Ceremony, September 3. He received the University's Outstanding Performance Award that recognizes exemplary members of the classified staff whose activities, accomplishments and service are most deserving of acknowledgement. 
                                                                Michael Parks

 

"Mike Parks is a dedicated and important member of the administrative support team within the College of Nursing. During his time with the college, Parks has increased the number of podcasts available to students and staff, eased frustration through his in-depth knowledge base and network and set in motion ideas for the Learning Lab and Sim Lab, with the goal of increasing the success rate of students. Parks has also been instrumental in implementing many electronic processes that have helped the College more toward a more paperless and sustainable system. He is known for being a leader who goes above and beyond to complete any task and he is dedicated to professionalism in each project he undertakes. This summer, he taught as part of the PreCollege Enrichment Program, which is aimed at helping young students prepare for college. Beyond his service at the University, Parks has participated in many community fundraising activities including walks to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness, the Oshkosh Community Dragonboat Race & Festival and more. Parks earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational administration. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in public administration from UW Oshkosh."

Certificate of Appreciation

 
  • The MPA student, UWO Chief Joseph LeMire (in the middle), received a Certificate of Appreciation for the 2012 Click It or Ticket Mobilization from the U.S. Department of Transportation and a Certifcate for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilization. Congratulations, Joseph!

                             Certificate

 

Alumni Association Board of Directors Service Award

 
  • The MPA student, Jeremiah Slinde, received the Alumni Association Board of Directors Service Award on October 12, 2012. He is also one of two students representatives to the current Graduate Council. Congratulations, Jeremiah!                       

                             Jeremiah

Graduate Assistantship

MPA Program Graduate Assistants

 

"...The primary goal of a graduate assistantship is to aid in the prompt and successful completion of student's graduate degree program. Graduate assistantships enable graduate students to enroll full-time in graduate degree programs, so they may complete their degree programs more quickly and participate in the benefits of full-time involvement in study and academically related pursuits at the University..." Read more...

2013

2011

2009

 2007

Reginald Parson

Matthew Streckenbach

Shardul Doctor

 Mary Ann Offer

                           Reginald Parson

                          2013 Graduate Research Assistant: Reginald Parson

  • Reginald Parson is the 2013 Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Public Administration. Mr. Parson has a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security with a minor in Criminal Justice and Pre-Law. He conducted research on behalf of Fond du Lac County for the implementation and recognition with Storm Ready, a community initiative sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service. He also generated and compared crime statistics from the FBI Uniformed Crime Report to the Chicago Police Department Crime Index at the end of each year for the Chicago Police Department Headquarters. In addition to these internship experiences, Mr. Parson is currently involved in the McNair Scholars Program, executing an independent research on human subjectivity in relation to youth gun crimes, and will also be working in the Illinois Governor's Office of Citizen Action in Springfield, Illinois in July, 2013. He was a Student Speaker at May 13 Commencement Ceremony and 2013 Senator of the Year at Marian University Student Senate. His passion for improving policy and legislation, as well as his strong analytic skills would benefit the PA Department and all MPA students. Congratulations again!

Scholarships

Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship


  • The MPA student, John Jacobs, is the winner of the Government Finance Officer's Association (GFOA) 2014 Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship competition. He will accept the $6000 award during the GFOA's Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 18-21, 2014. Congratulations!

 

AAUW Graduate Scholarship for Women


  • "Sponsored by The Oshkosh Branch, American Association of University Women*, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Graduate Scholarship for Women has been awarded annually to a UW Oshkosh female graduate student since 1966... The recipient receives an $1000 cash award in the fall semester, and a one-year membership in AAUW at the time of her graduation.  The award is not renewable." Read more...Two MPA students have recently won the Scholarship: Nana Coleman and Jennifer Keiser.

                           Nana C

                                                           2013 AAUW Recipient: Nana Coleman (L)            

                       Jen 2012 AAUW Recipient: Jennifer Keiser  


Emerging Leader Scholarship


Awarded to up to 20 members per year, the Emerging Leader Scholarship is intended to recognize and reward
demonstrated leadership ability and accomplishment, and is issued by the National Society of Leadership and Success. Scholarships are awarded twice per year, with funds ($1,000) distributed directly to the academic institution to apply against tuition and fees.

                                                                Nana 3

  • The MPA student, Nana Adjoa Coleman, was the only UWO student to win the 2012-2013 Emerging Leader Scholarship (see all recent winners here). Congratulations!

 

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