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SPAA Student Highlights: Academic Year 2021-2022

  • MPA student Abie Murray Bangura received a 2022 Public Administration Student of the Year Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (NJASPA).
    https://go.rutgers.edu/bangura-njaspa
     
  • EMPA student Lucas Brunskill was awarded the 2022 E. Drexel Godfrey Award for embodying the SPAA core values of high academic achievement, scholarship, and service to the community. 
     
  • BA student Renee David was awarded the 2022 SPAA Outstanding BA Student Award for high achievement in both academic and co-curricular pursuits.
     
  • PhD student Fangda Ding was selected as a 2022 Founders’ Fellow by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).
     
  • MPA student Assitan Drame was nominated and selected to serve on the Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Student Council.
     
  • PhD student Apoorva Gupta was named a Doctoral Seminar Fellow at the 2021 Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2021.
     
  • PhD candidate Inkyu Kang will be joining the University of Georgia's Department of Public Administration and Policy as a tenure-track assistant professor in Fall 2022.
     
  • PhD candidate Hanjin Mao was selected as a 2022 Founders’ Fellow by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).
    + Mao accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD).
     
  • MPA student Epiphany Munz was nominated and selected to serve on the Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Student Council.
     
  • MPA student Ana Olivera (BA'21) was chosen for the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action's (ARNOVA) 2021 Graduate Diversity Scholars and Leaders Professional Development Program.
    https://go.rutgers.edu/olivera-arnova-2021
     
  • PhD student Yong-Chan Rhee placed second in the 2022 Best Paper Award competition from the Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) for his sole-authored paper "Re-examining Leadership and Diversity: Will Leadership Decide the Effectiveness of Racial Representation in Police Killings?"
    https://go.rutgers.edu/rhee-2022-compa
     
  • MPA student Elijah Rosenthal was awarded the 2022 SPAA Outstanding MPA Student Award for high achievement in both academic and co-curricular pursuits.
     
  • PhD student Gabrielle Rossi was named a Doctoral Seminar Fellow at the 2021 Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2021.
     
  • BA student Mark Steinberg was awarded the 2022 SPAA Outstanding BA Student Award for high achievement in both academic and co-curricular pursuits.