Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Alumni

Monday, June 20, 2022

Alumni News – June 2022

Natalie Solverson (MPA ‘05) ♦ Nina Carlson (MPA ’07) ♦ Megan Stritchko (MPA ‘09) ♦ Austin Frerick (MPA ‘14) ♦ Mitchell Running (MPA ’17, MPH ’18) ♦ Madeline Morgan (MPA ‘19) ♦ Oindrila Chattapadhyay VanMeter (MIPA ’21) ♦ Nova Tebbe (MPA, MPH ’22) 

La Follette School alum Shireen Ohadi-hamadani discussed health equity issues with students in the School’s latest Elevating Equity in Policymaking event.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Alumni News – May 2022

Bryan Gadow (MPA ’05) ♦ Peter Tempelis (MPA ’06) ♦ Colin Higgins (MPA ’16) ♦ David Specht-Boardman (MPA ’16) ♦ Sam Alhadeff (MIPA ’18) ♦ Atiya Siddiqi (MIPA ’18) ♦ Claire Zautke (MPA ’19) ♦ Jess Rutstein (MPA ’20) ♦ Michael Zell (MPA ’20) ♦ Kara Savitt (BA ‘20) ♦ Blake Buege (BA ’21) ♦ Andrew Busker (MPA ’21) ♦ Dylan Helmenstine (MPA ‘22) ♦ Will Keenan (MPA ’22) ♦ Ethan Kenney (MPA ’22)

Monday, April 18, 2022

Alumni News - April 2022

Martin Preizler (MA ’86) ♦ Ken Meyer (MA ’91) ♦ Jonny Hunter (MPA ’11) ♦ Timothy Williams (MPA ’16) ♦ Richelle Andrae (MPA ‘17) ♦ Elizabeth Doyle (MPA ‘17) ♦ Ken Smith (MPA ’18) ♦ Stephanie Marburger (MPA ’18) ♦ Hannah Stephens (MPA ’19) ♦ Shireen Ohadi-Hamadani (MPA ‘20) ♦ Lauren Jorgensen (MPA ’20) ♦ Nathaniel Haack (MPA ’20) ♦ Tolgonai Sopukeeva (MIPA ’21)

On April 14, Princeton University Professor Anne Case will address the recent decline in life expectancy in the U.S. and the social and economic factors that are making life harder for the working class.

On April 5 and 6, Day of the Badger donors can help the La Follette School unlock an extra $20,000 generously donated by alumni.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Alumni News - February 2022

Demetri Vincze (MPA ’16) ♦ Timothy Williams (MPA ’16) ♦ Miranda Ehrlich (MPA ’17)  Ruanda McFerren (MPA, MS ’18)  Craig Vruwink (MPA ’19)

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Alumni News - January 2022

Of the 50 La Follette School 2021 Master of Public Affairs (MPA) and Master of International Public Affairs (MIPA) graduates, 14 accepted state government positions, 13 are employed in non-profits, and seven are pursuing PhDs. Others are making an impact in local government, the private sector, and federal government offices.

Theola Carter (MA ‘91) and Lamont Smith (MPA ‘07) have been named among the most influential Black leaders in Wisconsin by Madison365.

All La Follette School alumni, faculty, students, staff, and friends are invited to the 2022 Alumni & Friends Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 10 at Madison’s Overture Center for the Arts.

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