Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Alumni

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Alumni News - October 2021

Randy Romanski (MA ’95) ♦ Eric Tempelis (MPA ’03, JD ’06) ♦ Ceri Jenkins (MPA ’04) ♦ Lamont Smith (MPA ’07) ♦ Pamela Ritger de la Rosa (MIPA, JD ’13) ♦ Caroline McCormack (MPA, URPL ’14) ♦ Kevin Lee (MIPA ’18) ♦ Noah Roberts (MPA ’19) ♦ Abby Swetz (MPA ’19) ♦ Eli Tsarovsky (BS, public policy certificate ’21) ♦ Emily Capodarco (MPA, JD ’21)

Friday, September 17, 2021

Achievements featured in Highlights report

The 2020–2021 academic year gave the La Follette School many opportunities to celebrate, despite the many unprecedented challenges. The School welcomed 11 faculty members, honored 50 amazing master’s degree graduates, and grew its undergraduate course enrollment to more than 400 students.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Alumni News - September 2021

Steve Johnson (MA ’91) ♦ Maria Milano (MA ’92) ♦ Heidi Normandin (MA ’98) ♦ Tyrel Zich (MPA ’15) ♦Alison (Muscato) Harrell (MIPA ’18) ♦Emily Frank (MPA ’19) Hannah Stephens (MPA ’19) ♦Marisa Ross (MPA ’19) ♦Diana Pavon (MPA ’20) ♦ Natalie Weill (MPA ’20) Anders Shropshire (MIPA ’20) ♦Michael Caniglia (MPA ’20) ♦Morgan Galecki (MPA ’20) ♦Kara Savitt (BA, public policy certificate ’20) ♦Shireen Ohadi-hamadani (MPA ’20) ♦ Christine Welcher (MIPA ’21) 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Thank You, Alumni!

To all our alumni who participated in Alumni Connections 2021 – THANK YOU! While the pandemic kept us socially distanced, the La Follette School hosted three events this spring to bring alumni together virtually for the very first time in the School’s history.


Thirty-seven alumni, including several from the recently added Class of 2021, participated in the La Follette School’s first all-virtual alumni reunion May 13.

The La Follette School’s first all-virtual alumni reunion is less than a month away! Alumni from 1975 through 2018 already have registered for the hour-long event on Thursday, May 13.

A very special thank you to the 111 alumni and other donors who contributed to the La Follette School during UW–Madison’s second Day of the Badger. With a generous $10,000 incentive gift from Michael (MA ’82) and JoAnn Youngman, the School raised nearly $24,600 to support under-represented students in its graduate degree programs.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Jackson Parr, MPA ’20

The breadth of coursework I completed at the La Follette School provided me the opportunity to approach challenges through an interdisciplinary lens. Flood events trigger many different social and institutional dynamics that all must be considered when identifying solutions.

Monday, March 15, 2021

In Memoriam: Andrew Kemp (MA '91)

Andrew D. Kemp (MA ’91) passed on February 8 at the age of 53 from complications of COVID-19.

The Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis selected Professor Dave Weimer's research on the value of statistical dog life as its best original article for 2020.

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