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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

News March 12, 2018

LBJ School Alumnus Joe Jenkins Speaks at SXSW on Veteran Voices

LBJ School alumnus and United States Marine Corps veteran Joe Jenkins (MPAff DC Concentration ’16) spoke on a South by Southwest (SXSW) panel yesterday, “Ending Political Football with Veteran Voices,” on the potential for military veterans to change the narrative around contentious issues and be a

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Joe Jenkins and fellow panelist hold up name tags, wear South by Southwest badges
News March 9, 2018

LBJ Faculty, Alumni, Students Participate in SXSW 2018

Since 1989, tens of thousands of people from all over the world have flocked to Austin, Texas for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals. SXSW includes a multitrack conference that runs concurrently with interactive, film, music and comedy festivals, bringing visitors

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SXSW registration sign
News February 28, 2018

Outstanding LBJ Alumni Honored at Annual Awards Reception

On February 21, the LBJ School and the LBJ Alumni Board recognized three outstanding LBJ alumni with the 2017 Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA) and Rising Leader Awards. Recipients were honored at a reception and awards ceremony at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, which brought together LBJ alumni, students and friends of the school.

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Alumni mingle at LBJ School awards reception
News October 26, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Madge Vásquez (MPAff '01) Named New CEO of Mission Capital

LBJ School alumna Madge Vásquez (MPAff '01) has been appointed CEO of Mission Capital, an Austin-based philanthropic group that helps train and guide nonprofits. She will begin her new role in January 2018.

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Madge Vasquez (MPAff '01)
Media Mention May 2, 2017

Georgia 2018: Abrams files paperwork to run for governor

LBJ School alumna Stacey Abrams has filed paperwork to run for governor of the state of Georgia, taking the first step toward a bid for the state's highest office.

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Stacey Abrams
News April 27, 2017

Research from the LBJ School Informs Raise the Age Bill

LBJ School faculty, students and alumni are working to transform the juvenile justice system.

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LBJ School alumnus and Texas Representative Gene Wu at the Texas Legislature
News April 20, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Virginia Cumberbatch (MPAff '16), Director, UT Community Engagement Center

"At LBJ, I had the ability to be a leader at the school, to be part of committees and groups that have real impact, such as the diversity and inclusion committee."

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Alumna Virginia Cumberbatch, MPAff '16
Feature April 6, 2017

Paul L. Leventhal Fellowship Program Endowment

Supporting graduate fellowships is a key method in attracting the most capable and talented students to our school. Graduate fellowships are one of the core pillars in upholding our outstanding reputation and maintaining our status as a world-renowned public affairs program.

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Paul Leventhal
News March 13, 2017

Former refugee and LBJ School alumna bridges diplomacy with culture

Amara Chhin, a 2016 graduate of the Master of Global Policy Studies program, was born at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees camp. Now she's an intern at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

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LBJ School alumna Amara Chhin at the United Nations
News March 9, 2017

LBJ School Alumna, Mastercard Exec Speaks at SXSW 2017 on Ending Global Hunger

As president of Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth, LBJ School alumna Shamina Singh (MPAff ’97) is one of four panelists set to discuss “Disrupting Global Hunger: Moonshots for Humanity” at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 Conference and Festivals.

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LBJ School alumna Shamina Singh