NASPAA 2016 Annual Awards – Manuscript Award

Entries are open for NASPAA’s 2016 Annual Awards, in particular the Pi Alpha Alpha Master’s Degree Manuscript Award, which recognizes an outstanding manuscript written by a Master’s student. Note that you do not have to be a member of Pi Alpha Alpha to enter! You can nominate yourself or be nominated by another person, for…

Student Spotlight: Brandon Ford

Meet Brandon Ford! He is a current on-campus student and President of the Villanova ICMA Chapter. His paper, “The Benevolent Administrator” was just selected to receive ASPA’s Outstanding Student Paper Award from a nationwide competition! On top of all of that, he also recently just started a new position for the Municipality of Norristown! We…

2014 ICMA Annual Conference

This month, Villanova MPA Alum Allie Bittner ’14 and MPA students E.J. Mentry and Shanna Lodge traveled down to Charlotte, NC for ICMA’s 2014 Annual Conference. The Leaders’ Lounge got the inside story from our ICMA conference attendees: To kick off our time in Charlotte, we met up with other members of the Villanova MPA…

Alumna honored: Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest

Exciting news from one of our alums out in Pittsburgh! Ali Saras ’09 was recently named one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This award is given to “the city’s most accomplished men and women.” Ali is a charitable relationship manager for Swanson School of Engineering of the University of Pittsburgh. Congratulations,…

MPA Students Awarded for Service

Congratulations to MPA students Emilia Allen and John Paul Hammond who won the Graduate Studies Service Award for 2013-14. The award recognizes “individuals whose contributions to graduate studies have enhanced the scholarly activities undertaken in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.” Both students were recognized for their work as student editors of the student…