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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

News November 8, 2018

November 2018 midterms: LBJ School alumni win big

Six of the eight LBJ School alumni who ran for local and state office in the November 2018 general election emerged victorious, and the outcome of one remains undecided as the votes are counted in Georgia, home to what is now one of the nation's most-watched gubernatorial races.

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LBJ School alumni who ran for office and won in 2018. Top row: Dana DeBeauvoir (MPAff '81); Matt de Ferranti (MPAff '01); Sarah Eckhardt (MPAff '98). Bottom row: Vikki Goodwin (MPAff '91); Ruth Hardy (MPAff '96); Gene Wu (MPAff '04)
News November 6, 2018

Meet the LBJ alumni running for office in 2018

LBJ School alumni will appear on ballots across the country on Nov. 6 as they vie for seats at the local and state level. One candidate is positioned to become the nation’s first black female governor, four are incumbents seeking re-election, and all of them have diverse professional backgrounds

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News October 24, 2018

Call for LBJ Alumni Board Member Nominations

The LBJ Alumni Board invites any and all alumni to submit nominations, including self-nominations, for new Board members. The roles and responsibilities of Alumni Board members are outlined in the bylaws.

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News September 27, 2018

The LBJ School remembers Julius Whittier (MPAff ’76)

The University of Texas at Austin lost one of its historical figures, trailblazers and true Longhorn Legends with the passing of Julius Whittier on Tuesday morning.

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News September 21, 2018

Outstanding Alumni Awards reception kicks off first LBJ Alumni Weekend


LBJ alumni, their families and friends returned to the LBJ School Sept. 14-16 for the inaugural Alumni Weekend to reconnect with former classmates, celebrate alumni excellence and engage with current students. The weekend was kicked off by the Outstanding Alumni Awards reception

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News September 14, 2018

LBJ School honors alumnae Nancy La Vigne (MPAff ’91) and Rachel Hoff (MGPS ’14)

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ School Alumni Board are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Distinguished Public Service Award and Rising Leader Award. The winners will be honored at the Outstanding Alumni Awards on Friday, Sept. 14, at the LBJ School in conjunction with the LBJ Alumni Weekend.

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LBJ Alumni Award Winners Nancy La Vigne and Rachel Hoff
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

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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
February 28, 2018

Outstanding LBJ Alumni Honored at Annual Awards Reception

On Feb. 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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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)