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Image Joshua Fike in Blue Shirt and Nick Mitchell with city scape behind him Receive Government Finance Officers Association’s

MPA Students Receive Popular Financial Report Fellowship

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.

Image of MPA Alumni in black, pink, red and yellow shirt Melody Rodriguez Award Recipient 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Melody Rodriguez '19 Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

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MPA Student Kyle, Nez Perce - Yakama, Received Senator McCoy Scholarship 2020

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.