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Students in Krista Harper's class

SPP Students Present Project for UMass Library

The projects focused on challenges faced by graduate students and the resources available to them on the UMass Amherst campus.

Amy Zucchero

Alumni Profile: Amy Zucchero, MPA 2003

"At IGNITE, I get to work with amazing women from all walks of life. It’s the young women we train. The elected women who are dedicated to feeding the leadership pipeline and offer countless hours of mentorship. And our dedicated group of supporters who understand how important it is invest in the next generation of women."

Linda Tropp

Tropp Publishes on Benefits of Interracial Contact in Schools

The research brief urges policies that will help children thrive in a multiracial society.

Palista Kharel & Toby Armstrong

School of Public Policy Recognizes Students for Achievement, Social Justice Work

Palista Kharel, MPPA/MBA, received the Philip Hertz Scholarship Award, while Toby Armstrong, MPP, received the M.V. Lee Badgett Award for Social Justice.

David Mednicoff & Carrie Saldo, Connecting Point

Mednicoff Discusses Iran Deal on "Connecting Point"

The SPP professor analyzed the implications of the United States' withdrawal from the nuclear agreement.

Kathy Colon

Colon Wins College's Outstanding Staff Award

Colon, who's been with the public policy program since its inception, was recognized for creating a positive work environment, implementing innovative work processes, and exemplifying integrity and dedication.

Toby Armstrong, Marta Vicarelli, James Sullivan, Madeleine Neill

School of Public Policy Team Wins Statewide Capstone Competition

This is the second consecutive year that a UMass Amherst team has taken first place.

Crystal Green

Green Selected Summer Policy Scholar

She will spend ten weeks working with the Postsecondary National Policy Institute in Washington.

Hadiya Williams

Williams Named 21st-Century Leader

She is one of just ten students who will receive the honor, which recognizes graduating seniors for "exemplary achievement, initiative and leadership."

Laura Sylvester

Alumni Profile: Laura Sylvester, MPPA/MPH 2016

"There are so many things you can do with a public policy degree. It will give you countless options. SPP alums are doing so many cool and varied things, in locations all around the world."

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