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The purpose of the Ramon Sanchez Student Enrichment Fund is two-fold: 1) to honor the legacy of Mr. Ramon Sanchez, a long-time adjunct in the Department of Public Administration, who tragically died from injuries sustained in a car accident in January 2012; and 2) to fund lectures and other events that strengthen our PA students' and alumni experiences.

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Three of our PA students received the Equity & Inclusion Fellowships at the annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy and Management in Chicago!

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Allan Rosenbaum received the President’s Council Worlds Ahead Faculty Award, the top honor awarded at Faculty Convocation.

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Apply now for the 6th cohort of the NASPAA accredited FIU Executive MPA by Oct 1st, 2017. Starting in Jan.2018, the EMPA is an accelerated program that allows you to graduate in just 16 months and features Saturday only classes. Conveniently located at the brand new FIU I-75 location in Miramar. Be a part of a dynamic cohort of accomplished professionals and take your career to the next level.

Krystal Permanan, an alumna of the Executive MPA program, receives recognition by Caribbean National Weekly for her outstanding public service.

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Congratulations to Sebawit Bishu for being selected to receive the 2016 APPAM Equity & Inclusion Fellowship which was awarded on behalf of the APPAM Diversity Committee, Policy Council, and staff.

Each year NIGP recognizes individual and agency members who have achieved hallmark status in the eyes of their peers. This year our very own MPA Director received the 2016 NIGP Spirit Award.

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Dr. Can Chen’s policy report (the lead author) of “Financing Tools for Urban Redevelopment” has recently been posted on the Nebraska State Legislature’s website. The policy report provides valuable inputs for Nebraska’s Senates (Urban Affairs Committee) for considering new laws for authorizing innovative financing mechanisms/tools for urban economic development in Nebraska.

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In response to the growing disparity in income and prosperity among Miami-Dade County residents, FIU’s Metropolitan Center and Citi Community Development launched a “Prosperity Agenda for Miami-Dade,” a groundbreaking research-based community action plan that identifies specific wealth-building strategies to improve economic opportunity and self-sufficiency.

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** Congratulations to Cristina Rodriguez-Acosta for being nominated to be recognized at Commencement for her outstanding academic and personal achievements.