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Congratulations to Daniela Cediel on being selected as a White House Intern for this summer semester!

Dissertation Defense Announcements:

Sustainable Public Pension System for Florida Local Governments: Financial Solvency, Paradigm Switch and Interperiod Equity by Yongqing Cong.

Major Professor: Dr. Howard A. Frank.

May 12, 2014 at 10:00am in PCA 254 at MMC.

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.

The Seoul Case Study Program gives MPA students an opportunity to become immersed in an international study abroad environment that examines Public Administration. This year’s session was the 19th Seoul Case Study Program and was from March 26th through April 2nd, 2016.

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Jacksonville State University (JSU) recently hired its first Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX coordinator. Jai A. Ingraham, FIU MPA graduate, was selected for his experience in creating student diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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MPA students Crystal Lean and Harold Silva competed with more than 300 students from around the world at eight regional sites for NASPAA's Second Annual Student Simulation Competition on Global Climate Change.

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The Association of Government Accounts (AGA) presented Alfredo Riverol with the Distinguished Local Government Leadership National Award at its Annual National Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.

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