NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition – Self-Nominations now Open!

The 2017 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition will occur the weekend of Saturday, February 25, 2017 and be focused on Food Security. This is an exciting opportunity for students to showcase their abilities and network with other students in the field, while bringing awareness to excellence in public service education! Student self-nominations are open today! Learn…

Follow Up from ASPA’s Conference in Seattle

Student (now alumnus!) Brandon Ford, who was also the President of the ICMA Villanova Chapter, attended ASPA’s conference in Seattle, Washington in March. This conference is also where Brandon received his award for Outstanding Student Paper! Check out some photo highlights from the conference. Great work, Brandon!    

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…

NASPAA Student Simulation Follow Up with Jon Quigley

You may remember the NASPAA Student Simulation Competition that was held back in February. One of our MPA students, Jonathan Quigley, participated in the competition! We followed up with him about his submission, what the competition was like, and more! ___________________________________________________________________________ 1) What exactly is the NASPAA Student Simulation Competition? Tell us a little bit…

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…