For two years in a row, Evergreen MPA students have received Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) Fellowships from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) in partnership with Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL). Joshua Fike and Nick Mitchell, both students at the Tacoma campus, received the fellowships in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Imagining new possibilities in order to accomplish positive change in our workplace and in our communities is a key tenet of the Evergreen MPA mission and is exemplified by MPA alumni like Melody Rodriguez ’19. After founding Proyecto MoLE 14 years ago, Melody has led a program that promotes positive self-development, increases post-secondary education or professional career paths, and develops young Latinos as catalysts for change.
Brigid Olson was recently awarded the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Equity and Inclusion Fellowship. Through this fellowship, Brigid had the opportunity to attend the virtual 2020 Fall Research Conference and will be attending the 2021 conference in Austin, TX.
We lost an icon and protector of our communities recently, Henry “Hank” Lyle Adams, Assiniboine-Sioux. Hank Adams was a brilliant activist. We were lucky to be graced with his wisdom and the gifts of the posters he left us.
Ta'c léehyn (good day). My name is Kyle Pittman and I am of Nez Perce and Yakama descent. I decided to pursue graduate studies because I have been taught by my family and elders to hold education in the highest regards. I can recall my grandpa advising me to always strive for academic pursuits and to go as far as I can because an education cannot be taken away and will always benefit me no matter where I go in life.