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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

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 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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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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Virginia A. 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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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