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MPA Class of 2019 Graduates!

hooding 2019

On Friday, June 14, 2019, 47 Master of Public Administration (MPA) students participated in our annual hooding ceremony. The hooding ceremony is a symbolic tradition that welcomes students into academia. This year, we had over 400 guests attend the ceremony to see their loved one participate. Jade Hudek and Jeremy Mohn were the class speakers and spoke of grit, resilience, and friendship that they have gained throughout their time in the MPA program. After the class speaker speeches, each guest was hooded by a faculty member along with a family member or friend.

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2019 Capstone Presentation Program

MPA capstone presenter

The 2019 MPA Capstone presentations will be Thursday June 6 from 6-10pm and Saturday June 8 from 9 am to 4 pm. Both sessions will be in Purce Hall Room 4.

Thursday, June 6 – 6pm-10pm

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MPA Alumni and Faculty Present at the Vine Deloria Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium

Vine Deloria Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium

MPA faculty, current students, and alumni attended and presented at the Vine Deloria Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium 2019 at Northwest Indian College, Lummi Nation site.

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MPA Director attends 2019 WA State Nonprofit Conference

WA nonprofit conference

MPA Director and Member of the Faculty, Doreen Swetkis, attended the annual WA State Nonprofit Conference in Bellevue on May 20-21, 2019.  Doreen said that there was so much positive energy and useful information that occurred, and she looks forward to sharing what she learned with Evergreen MPA students.  Doreen (green shirt) took a picture with her table mates for a session on Lobbying & Advocacy, which includes three Greener grads, and a mom of a Greener grad, all of whom are making change in their communities.  Go Geoducks!

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Hank Adams and Willie Frank III Speak to MPA Tribal Core Class

Hank Adams & Willy Frank III in Tribal Class

Two of the key questions we asked Hank Adams and Willie Frank to speak on for the Tribal Core class were:

How should we fund the work of sovereignty?

What major policy issues are on the horizon for Tribes?  

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