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Meet our Graduate Writing Assistants, Alex and Hannah!

Alex and Hannah, Graduate Writing Assistants

If you have struggled with a writing assignment or project, you are not alone! Many Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Environmental Studies (MES) graduate students occasionally have a hard time tackling writing assignments. Transitioning back into academic writing is difficult, especially for students who have taken time off in-between their undergraduate and graduate studies. The MPA and MES program recognizes this, so we hire graduate writing assistants every year to help our students improve their writing skills.

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MPA Director Mike Craw Speaks at University of Guadalajara

Mike Craw speaking at University of Guadalajara

MPA Director and Member of the Faculty, Mike Craw, gave an invited lecture titled “Caught at the Bottom?: Redistribution and Local Government in an Era of Devolution” for the graduate students at the University of Guadalajara’s PhD Program in Fiscal Studies on October 25th. In his lecture, Mike emphasized the ways in which public finance principles inform the pursuit of social equity for municipalities in Mexico and the United States.

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Professor Trevan speaks at National Congress Of American Indians

Professor Trevan speaks at National Congress of American Indians

Eric S Trevan, Ph.D. was an invited guest by the National Congress Of American Indians (NCAI) to speak on Tribal economies. He is a Member of the Faculty for the Master of Public Administration and a Tribal citizen of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians. His topic focused on planning for strong Tribal economies and creating economic multipliers on reservations.

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Meet our 2019 - 2020 MPA Student Ambassadors!

MPA students graduating

We are excited to have three student ambassadors work with us this academic year! Student ambassadors welcome, answer questions, and share their experience as MPA students with prospective students, community members, and alumni. 

The Ambassadors  

Sherwanda Beck-Atkinson - 1st year student, Public Policy concentration, MPA Tacoma cohortSherwanda Beck-Atkinson

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Announcing MPA's 1st Tacoma Cohort!

Evergreen Tacoma

We are pleased to announce our first MPA Tacoma cohort starting this Fall at the Evergreen Tacoma site, located in the notable Hilltop neighborhood.

We began offering MPA elective courses at the Evergreen Tacoma site starting last Fall. Starting this year, we are offering our Public & Nonprofit Administration and Public Policy concentration at the Tacoma site. Doreen Swetkis and Lianna Shepherd are the inaugural faculty team that will be for the Tacoma first-year learning community. 

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