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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

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, honoring the 2018 winners of the Distinguished Public Service Award and Rising Leader Award: Nancy La Vigne (MPAff ’91) and Rachel Hoff (MGPS ’14).

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LBJ students mingle with alumni at the Outstanding Alumni Awards reception in September 2018
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 (MPAff '91) and Rachel Hoff (MGPS '14)
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, "Ending Political Football with Veteran Voices," on the potential for military veterans to change the narrative around contentious issues and be a unifying voice in society.

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LBJ School alumnus and Marine Corps veteran Joe Jenkins (MPAff DC Concentration '16) spoke on a SXSW panel
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 for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals. Below are some of the ways that the LBJ School community, from faculty to students and alumni, are engaged at SXSW 2018.

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Banners and signs at the registration area for SXSW 2018
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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LBJ alumni mingle at the annual Outstanding Alumni 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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LBJ School alumna Madge Vásquez (MPAff '01)
Media Mention May 2, 2017

Georgia 2018: Abrams files paperwork to run for governor

LBJ School alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) 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 (MPAff '98) delivers the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote in February 2012
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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