Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

After graduating in 1983 from what became the La Follette School of Public Affairs, Kurt Thurmaier spent three years at the Wisconsin state budget office as a budget and management analyst, then headed off to earn a Ph.D. in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 00:00

Toniolo helps strengthen communities

Maria Toniolo is broadening her expertise in international trade, finance and economic development through the La Follette School's Master of International Public Affairs degree program.

Friday, 18 December 2009 10:33

Torgerson named finance director

Dawn (Currier) Torgerson ('99) became the next finance director for the Minnesota Judicial Branch in December 2009. As deputy finance director, she had been serving as acting finance director since the spring of 2009. She and her husband, Matt, reside in Bloomington, Minnesota.

After a year as a La Follette School student, Dan Trifone is gaining a better sense of all the options he has for a career in nonprofit management.

Friday, 07 November 2014 00:00

Tuohy makes child welfare services better

Alum John Tuohy is helping county officials around Wisconsin improve child welfare services.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00

Turner guides people toward solutions

Helping people who face complex situations make sense of how to arrive at solutions is at the core of 2008 alum Andrew J. Turner's philosophy.

Despite a majority of Wisconsin school districts losing substantial amounts of state aid, most districts will be forced to reduce school property taxes under Governor Scott Walker's proposed budget, unless voters agree to raise revenue limits, a new study finds.

Alum Jennifer Vandermeuse’s training in policy analysis helps her explain to Wisconsin judges how their decisions will affect the state as a whole.

The shrinking world draws Hilary "H.J." Waukau to international public affairs. "The world is becoming increasingly connected in a way never seen before," he says. "The unprecedented level of exchange across borders, not only in trade, commerce and communication, but also in ideology and culture puts a premium on all of us to think about how our actions affect communities around the world."

2003 alum Becky Webster helps her community navigate government relations, handle real estate issues, and preserve its heritage.

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