Celia Grace, a social enterprise founded by Marcie Muehlke (MBA/MPPA ‘12), received the highest award for participation in the 2016 Valley Venture Mentors program.
The Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Chair/Prize is designed to reward leaders of courage, conviction, and selflessness who have devoted their time and talent to helping the University of Massachusetts to accomplish its goals.
The award recognizes student leadership, academic excellence, and community contributions through service-learning or community engaged research.
Charles Schweik, professor of environmental conservation and public policy, will become interim director of the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy on June 1, 2016.
Michael Nicholson, UMass Amherst Senior and incoming MPP student, among ‘29 Who Shine’ Honored at State House
Michael Nicholson was honored May 9th at the State House during the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” ceremony. Nicholson is going to enter into the accelerated Masters of Public Policy (MPP) program at the School of Public Policy this fall.
Continuing and Professional Education at UMass Amherst will be offering an online Public Policy and Administration course on managing public projects during the second summer session of 2016.The course will be taught by Professor David Kassel.
Economist and School of Public Policy professor Carol E. Heim, who has been at UMass Amherst since 1981, has been selected for the 2016 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.
Five individuals and six teams will describe the original research they undertook as part of their capstone course and discuss the policy recommendations emerging from their analyses.
The School of Public Policy will be hosting a reception to mark the completion of the Five Colleges Public Policy Initiative grant to bridge liberal arts and professional education.