Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2010 alumni achievements marked

In recognition of their academic and professional accomplishments, 10 members of the class of 2010 joined the La Follette School's chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society in public affairs and administration. The 10 are Allie Bagnall, Erika Cheng, Erin Fifield, Emma Hynes, Evan Johnson, Joanna Marks, Rebecca McAtee, Jacob Schindler, Corey Singletary and Holden Weisman.


Of the 44 May 2010 graduates, 84 percent (37 people) reported by October 15, 2010, that they had secured jobs or internships in their field or that they were in pursuit of further study. Another is not in the job market due to family concerns. Of those 37 alumni, 23 are in Madison, four are in Washington, D.C., and seven are working elsewhere in the United States. One is working abroad. Thirty students (68 percent) reported having jobs or internships in their field. Six are pursuing or continuing Ph.Ds.

At the graduation celebration in May, Marks received the first leadership award from the La Follette School Student Association. Rocio Sanchez-Moyano and Michael R. Schultz received the Penniman Prize for the writing the most outstanding paper as public affairs graduate students. The 2010 Piore Prize for Best Paper in Science and Public Policy went to Scott Williams and Karen Walsh, who is now a second-year student. Lilly Shields won the Director's Award, which goes to the student with the most outstanding academic record who demonstrates the ability to apply policy analysis and management skills.

As of mid-September, 82 percent of the class of 2010 reported they had jobs or internships in their field or that they were continuing their education. Of the 44 members of the class, seven were continuing their studies, six of them in doctoral programs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

This article originally appeared in the fall 2010La Follette Notes.

Graduation celebrates class' achievements, public service, May 18, 2010, La Follette School News