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March

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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April

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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June

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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July

Congratulations to Sebawit Bishu who wrote an article on firsthand observations from how Generation Y female city managers value work and family. The article also highlights clear generational differences on the meaning of work and family.

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FIU Master of Public Administration Adjunct faculty member, Alfredo Riverol, provides a “Budgeting Best Practices” workshop for the Village of Key Biscayne on July 11th, 2016. Riverol is the Chief Financial Officer for the City of South Miami.

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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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August

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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September

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

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