Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Students pursue multiple degrees

Graduation celebrates class' achievements, contributions to public service

Farha Tahir has no doubt her classmates will take extraordinary measures to put their passion for public service to work. "When we walk across this stage, it signifies a change, a transfer of power," she told her classmates gathered in the Assembly Chamber of the Wisconsin Capitol for the La Follette School's May 15 graduation celebration. Read more ...

Students honored for academics, leadership

The La Follette School Student Association gave its inaugural Leadership Award and the faculty recognized students' academic achievements. Read more ...

10 students join national honor society

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. Read more ...

This year's graduation of the La Follette School's class of 2010 marked two firsts. Students in two new dual-degree programs were among the graduating class of 45 public affairs students at the May 15 celebration at the Capitol.

The Public Health and Public Policy Program is graduating its first two students. Emma Hynes and Katherine Vaughn-Jehring received master's degrees in public affairs and public health through the program La Follette operates in cooperation with the School of Medicine and Public Health. Hynes also earned a consumer health advocacy certificate.

Two students, Patric Hernandez and Lindsay Pascal, were the first to earn their master's degrees in public affairs as part of their enrollment in the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program. Both will continue their coursework for their doctorates in neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Three other students plan to pursue doctorates at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Evan Johnson is enrolling at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Bo McCready will become a student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Erika Cheng will continue her studies in the Population Health Sciences program.