Monthly Archives: May 2016

Prof. Jessica Sowa Wins 2016 Slavin-Patti Award for Outstanding Practice Research

JSowaSchool of Public and International Affairs Associate Professor Jessica Sowa has been named the recipient of the 2016 Slavin-Patti Award for Oustanding Practice Research for her article “Voluntary Turnover in Nonprofit Human Service Organizations: The Impact of High Performance Work Practices.” The award is given out annually by Routledge Journals, Taylor and Francis Group, for the best article published in the journal Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance.

The award, which includes a certificate and a $500 check, will be presented to Sowa at the Network for Social Work Management Conference on June 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.

Learn more about Prof. Sowa.

Four Global Affairs and Human Security students complete UNA-NCA Graduate Fellows Program

On May 6, Global Affairs and Human Security graduate students Nat Kofi Abu-Bonsrah, Maggie Coulter, Amrita Minhas and Narayan Shrestha were each awarded a Certificate of Accomplishment for their distinguished performance and successful completion of the UNA-NCA’s (United Nations Association of the National Capital Area) Graduate Fellows Program. The program provides an opportunity for graduate students in the Washington, D.C. area, who are interested in international affairs, development, trade, finance and related disciplines, to explore the field of international organizations. Participants build strong professional and academic skills through relevant internship experiences and regular seminars on global issues and the United Nations.

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(pictured: all of the spring 2016 graduates from across the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area)

CPA kudos!

Exciting things are happening over here at the College of Public Affairs! Check out some of the latest accomplishments from our students and faculty:

  • M.P.A. student Ken Weaver was accepted for the American Society for Public Administration’s 5th Annual International Young Scholars Program and Conference in Public Policy and Administration Research, to be held July 20-23, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Global Affairs and Human Security graduate student Sonce Reese was named the winner of the prestigious Newman Civic Fellow award. Learn more about Sonce’s honor.
  • In early 2016, M.P.A. student Natasha Guynes launched HER Resiliency Center (HER), a nonprofit organization that supports all women, and serves women ages 18-25, regardless of race, class and background. Based in Washington, D.C., HER uses a multilateral, holistic and individualized approach – which is needed when combating substance abuse, homelessness and survival sex. Learn more about HER.
  • Nu Omicron, the Criminal Justice Honor Society, received the 2015-16 Eubie Award for Community Engagement. This award is given annually to an organization that has demonstrated a commitment to exemplary community service.
  • Health Systems Management undergraduate student Isedria Ward received the Student Achievement Award for High Academic Performance during The Universities at Shady Grove’s 12th Annual Student Achievement and Leadership Breakfast held last month.
  • D.P.A. student Stephanie Dolamore has been appointed a Board Member At-Large for the American Society for Public Administration’s Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE). “This position will build on my prior experiences in leadership and service, while allowing me to contribute to the important work of this section,” Stephanie said.

Keep up the great work, CPA!