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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

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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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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Shamina Singh is global sustainability lead for Mastercard.
News March 9, 2017

LBJ faculty, alumni, students participate in SXSW 2017

The ten days in March devoted to the annual SXSW Conference and Festivals are an exciting time to be in Austin. Find out how the LBJ School community, from faculty to students and alumni, are engaged at SXSW 2017.

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Banners and signs at the registration area for SXSW 2018
Media Mention March 5, 2017

Harris County Democrats tap new chair in tight race

Lillie Schechter, an LBJ alumna of the Executive Master in Public Leadership program, was named chair of Harris County's Democratic Party. She was sworn in on March 5, 2017.

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Feature February 27, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Randazzo (MPAff '03), CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative

Matthew came to the LBJ School with an interest in education and social policy. He appreciates that while he was able to study education policy, LBJ gave him a breadth of knowledge and tools for his career, especially his ability to learn.

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News February 9, 2017

Alumni throwback: LBJ alumna, Georgia House Minority Leader (D-89) Stacey Abrams delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum keynote

LBJ alumna (MPAff ’98) and House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly (D –89) Stacey Abrams delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum keynote on Feb. 21, 2012 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) delivers the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote in February 2012
Media Mention December 22, 2016

Mastercard Inc. Names Shamina Singh Global Sustainability Lead

LBJ School of Public Affairs alumna Shamina Singh (MPAff '97) has new role at Mastercard Inc. that puts her in charge of overseeing the company's sustainability efforts.

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News August 23, 2016

Celebrating the Class of '77: Turning dreams Into achievements

For 45 years, we've been producing thinkers and doers with the passion and imagination to attack today's challenges.

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