Recent News

2014 UNCG Harriet Elliott Lecture Series

"Inside the Beltway: Perspectives on Polarization from Congressional Staff"

Speakers: Jimmy Broughton, former Chief of Staff to Senator Jesse Helms

Mark Harkins, former Chief of Staff to Representative Brad Miller

Asher Hildebrand, District Director and former Leglislative Director to Representative David Price

Moderator: Dr. David Holian

Tuesday, November 11, 7:30 p.m., School of Education Building, Room 120

***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 2013-2014

  • North Carolina City/County Managers Association Scholarship - Donald Scales
  • Next Generation Graduate Award - Nathan Levin-Aspenson, Kelly Misiak, Alexandra Zaleski
  • Cemala Scholarship Fellow - Laura Berkstresser
  • Cemala Foundation Scholars Award - Leigh Anne Kincaid, Sara Patterson, Sarah Spagnola, Amanda Wise
  • May Davidson Scholarship Fund - Hunter Glenn, Mitra Wilkenfeld, Sumera Syed, Brandie Williams

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