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CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. David Holian for being selected to receive the senior faculty Teaching Excellence Award of the College of Arts and Sciences this year. This prestigious award is given annually to faculty by nomination to recognize dedication to our students and achieving success inside and outside the classroom.


Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Ferguson Building, Room 100

Sharon Decker, a UNCG graduate, former foundation and nonprofit executive, Duke Energy executive, and N. C. Secretary of the Department of Commerce will give a talk about leadership and public service based on her varied experiences on Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Building, Room 100. Free parking is available behind the Graham Building (off Highland Avenue).

This annual Public Service Leadership Lecture is sponsored by the MPA program and the Piedmont Triad Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).

A dessert reception will follow the question and answer period.


2015 The Center for Legislative Studies Lecture Series: "Worldwide Challenges to Democracy"

"Authoritarian Reversals in the Third Wave of Democratization (1974 - 2014)"

Speaker: Dr. Fabrice Lehoucq, Professor, UNCG Department of Political Science

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., School of Education Building, Room 118

***A free reception will follow****

Questions? Contact Sara Pilling at

Sponsored by The Department of Political Science and The Center for Legislative Studies


CONGRATULATIONS to Jeff Colbert for receiving UNCG's Spirit Award! Chancellor Linda Brady presented him this award on September 22nd!

Reaccreditation News

Our MPA program has been fully reaccredited by NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration) for seven years, as of July 2014. This reaccreditation affirms the quality of our program, our faculty and our students.

CONGRATULATIONS to Price Felker and Malbert Smith who won the Student Excellence Award. This is UNCG's highest academic honor for undergraduates!

CONGRATULATIONS to Melissa Midget, PSC Alumnus ('01), who won the 2014 Young Democrats of North Carolina Public Service Award!

Congratulations to the Fall 2014 MPA and Nonprofit Management Certificate Students!!

The Fall 2014 MPA Graduates are: Hunter Boswell, Tahja Gaymon, Sarah McGuire and Megan Walley!

The Fall 2014 Nonprofit Management Certificate Graduates are: Kathy Berrier, David Blake, Erica Ford, Evelyn McCauley and Debra Smith!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!!!

Online Nonprofit Management Certificate Program Starting Its Fourth Year!

Students can complete the entire program of 15 credits online within one year, or take some or all courses on campus. Financial Aid is an option. For the curriculum details and application information, go to

Congratulations to the MPA Student Award Winners for 2014-2015

  • North Carolina City/County Managers Association Scholarship - Hunter Frank
  • Next Generation Graduate Award - Tahja Gaymon, Sara Pilling Kellogg, Katrina Wade
  • Cemala Scholarship Fellow - Brianna Salamone
  • Graduate Dean's Scholarship Award - Brikena Berisha, Rachael Burrello, Catherine Casteel, Kimberly Cothran, Sara Hancock, Nicole Lindahl, Maggie Robertson, Katrina Wade, Brandie Williams
  • May Davidson Scholarship Fund - Helena Burnett, Adrienne Fuller, Keyshia Haithcock, Kevin Jacobs, Yalonda Miller Galloway, Sarah McGuire, Lana Skrypnk, Megan Walley, Allison Wray

Congratulations to Student Award Winners for 2014-2015

  • Political Science Outstanding Student - Price Felker, Sean Norton
  • Annie Moring Alexander Scholarship Recipient - Marion Siegle, Simone Cappati, Michael Peterson
  • Coman Research Assistant - Sean Norton
  • May Davidson Scholarship Recipients - Donald Sherrod, Zandra Cuff, Marian Burroughs, Jamese Pinkston, William Albright, Andrea Pascal
  • Debbie Beatty Memorial Fund - Mark Parent
  • Mina Weil Memorial Fund - Mally Smith