Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Alumni

September 30, 2016

Demetri Vincze (MPA '16)

My La Follette experience has enabled me to see how data can drive policy as well as consider its implications for program evaluation and performance management.

September 21, 2016

Austin Frerick (MPA ’14)

At the moment, I am in the midst of three vastly different and exciting research projects. I am looking at pharmaceutical corporate charitable giving, executive compensation, and income sources for those living on and off Native American tribal lands.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is hosting a reception for alumni, friends, faculty, students, and staff Thursday, November 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Clyde’s of Gallery Place in Washington, D.C.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison welcomed 57 first-year students and one new faculty member to start the 2016–17 academic year. Assistant Professor Yang Wang, a 2003 alumna of the La Follette School, returned to campus after seven years at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.

I chose the La Follette School because its commitment to practicing the Wisconsin Idea really resonated with me. I was drawn to UW-Madison’s longstanding commitment to extending its expertise beyond campus borders to solve problems and make positive changes throughout the state, the nation, and the world.

September 8, 2016

Adam Johnson (MPA '16)

Working with real world clients in the Capstone and Program Evaluation courses was a highlight of the program for me.

La Follette School Professor Maria Cancian was featured in the College of Letters & Science’s 2015–16 Annual Review along with alumnus Colin Higgins.

Steve Kulig and Hilary Shager will share information about the highly selective Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program Tuesday, September 13 at 11 a.m.

Mother Nature saved some of the summer’s best weather for the La Follette School’s annual Hill Fest celebration. Atop Observatory Hill and under blue skies, more than 120 students, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff marked the start of the 2016–17 academic year with a picnic dinner and enthusiastic conversations.

Christopher Russell (MIPA/JD ’16) has been awarded a Fulbright Program grant to work in Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice through the Clinton Public Policy Fellowship.

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