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Sign up for our 2016 Day of Service Team!

The St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service is Saturday, September 24th. On this day, students, faculty, alumni, and members of the community partner with community agencies to perform service in neighborhoods throughout the region.

This year, Villanova MPA has its own team! Whether you are a current student, faculty member, alum of the program, or member of the community, all are welcome! Our team name is “Public Service” – make sure you choose that group when you sign up here!

Don’t Miss Pi Alpha Alpha’s Career and Networking Panel next Thursday!

This is a great way to network and hear from our knowledgeable panelists!

Have class during the actual panel? You don’t have to miss out on all the fun! Everyone is welcome to Gullifty’s after the event! 🍕🍝🌮

Service Opportunity: Cradles to Crayons

Join us for an MPA Service Opportunity!

When: Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m.-12 noon

Where: Cradles to Crayons, 30 Clipper Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428
(Approximately 10 minutes from Villanova)

Who: The entire Villanova MPA community: Online and on-campus MPA students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae.

The mission: “Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.”

What: Volunteering to inspect, sort, and package all new and like-new donations into customized “KidPacks.” This will include sorting clothes, organizing outfits, gathering school supplies, and cleaning toys.

To participate in this service project, email the MPA Administrative Assistant, Michele Griffin: michele.griffin@villanova.edu. Sponsored by the Villanova University Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha and the Department of Public Administration


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 journal CONCEPT.


The Leaders’ Lounge had the chance to catch up with the award winners:

“The opportunity to serve CONCEPT as an editorial board member allowed me to be a part of an interdisciplinary team and learn about the excellent scholarship that graduate students from all different departments were producing,” said Emilia Allen. “I am very humbled to receive this award. I hope that it will encourage others to continue having an active role in Villanova’s graduate school community”

John Paul Hammond told us, “I first began working on CONCEPT as a peer-reviewer during my Political Science MA program and then moved to being a Graduate Student Editor two times during my MPA program. The camaraderie among the CONCEPT staff is gratifying, as is the feeling of doing something truly worthwhile for VU. Receiving this award is simply a key indicator in a rigorous sense of the academic, personal and professional citizenship that Drs. Palus and Wilson try to instill in the department- thus far it would appear this works, so thank you!  Also, a big thank you to Drs. Hoskins (2013) and Sewell (2014)!”

Congratulations, JP and Emilia!