Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Alumni

La Follette School graduates hold top jobs in state and county agencies, aid older adults, have babies, serve in the military and carry out research.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sparkman serves on police, fire commission

As alum Wes Sparkman serves on the city of Madison's Police and Fire Commission, he finds his training in public personnel administration comes to mind as the commission considers promotions and disciplinary actions.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Has your Hotmail cooled off?

If you've changed your e-mail address, please tell us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  608-263-7657 or fill out the online form. Join the LinkedIn La Follette School group for alumni and friends.
Friday, October 9, 2009

Faculty receive grants, share expertise

Faculty have received grants, published research and shared their expertise.
La Follette School director Carolyn Heinrich is expanding her evaluation of federally mandated tutoring programs in Milwaukee public schools thanks to a four-year $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Friday, October 9, 2009

Students honored for accomplishments

The La Follette School faculty recognized several graduating students at the May 2009 graduation for their academic records.

1996 alum and Georgetown University public policy professor Carolyn Hill has published two volumes, In Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth and Public Management: A Three-Dimensional Approach.

Since graduating from the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs in 1990 with a joint degree in law, Timothy F. Nixon has earned a reputation for his leadership and knowledge of bankruptcy law.

Faculty affiliates Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris, an alum, co-authored the Brookings Institution report that helped to inform President Obama's American Graduation Initiative, a 10-year, $12 billion investment in community colleges. The president announced the plan on July 14.
A missive from the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office and another from the bank led to a donation to the La Follette School. When Carolyn Heinrich was going through files after taking office as director, she found an official notice that the La Follette Institute Alumni Association had been decertified. Then a bank statement appeared at the school showing a $491.01 balance for the association.
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