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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

News July 18, 2016

LBJ School graduate shaping Republican Party conversation with platform amendment on same-sex marriage

LBJ School graduate Rachel Hoff, who made history as the first openly gay person to sit on the Republican Platform Committee, presented an amendment to the committee last week that would acknowledge the shifting sentiments towards same-sex marriage within the Republican Party. Hoff, who serves

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News June 8, 2016

Nature Conservancy Texas State Director and award-winning LBJ alumna Laura Huffman delivered the 2016 LBJ School commencement address

Laura Huffman, Texas state director for The Nature Conservancy and recipient of the LBJ School Alumni Association’s 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award, delivered the formal commencement address to the LBJ School of Public Affairs class of 2016 on May 21, 2016 in the LBJ Auditorium.

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News May 17, 2016

LBJ School alumnus O’Neill named UT Graduate School’s 2016 Outstanding Alumnus

LBJ School alumnus Joseph O'Neill (MPAff '73) has been named UT Graduate School's Outstanding Alumnus for 2016. This award recognizes an alumnus/a of the Graduate School for academic or professional achievements since graduating from the university.

LBJ School Dean Angela Evans noted, "

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News May 6, 2016

Texas state director for The Nature Conservancy and award-winning LBJ alumna Laura Huffman delivered the 2016 LBJ School commencement address

AUSTIN, Texas, June 2, 2016 — Laura Huffman, Texas state director for The Nature Conservancy and recipient of the LBJ School alumni association's 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award, delivered the formal commencement address to the LBJ School of Public Affairs class of 2016 on May 21, 2016

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News April 4, 2016

Laura Huffman named recipient of the 2016 LBJ School Alumni Association Distinguished Public Service Award

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ School National Alumni Board are pleased to announce the 26th recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA): Laura Huffman, a 1991 graduate with a Master in Public Affairs.

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Media Mention March 31, 2016

Jacqueline Homann (MGPS '15) — Three young Chattanoogans provide new way to analyze school spending

The Metro Ideas Project, a team of three young thinkers is tackling the complexities of Hamilton County education spending and working to present that information in a digestible and engaging way to help inform lawmakers and taxpayers alike. Its members include the project's executive director,

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Media Mention March 22, 2016

The Q&A: Laura Huffman (MPAff '91)

Laura Huffman (MPAff '91) is the state director of the Nature Conservancy in Texas. The Nature Conservancy released a new interactive online application called the Texas Freshwater Explorer, which compiles data and analysis on all of Texas' 23 river basins and 30 aquifers. In this interview with

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Media Mention December 26, 2015

Rodney Ellis (MPAff '77) named Texan of the Year

Three state legislators — Houston Sens. Rodney Ellis and John Whitmire, and Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon of San Antonio — decided the state needed a wake-up call in terms of criminal justice. The three Democrats rallied some of the staunchest conservatives in the House and Senate to their cause of

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Media Mention July 9, 2014

Travis County, TX forges new territory in voting machines (Dana DeBeauvoir MPAff '81)

With the nation facing what a January government report described as an “impending crisis” in voting technology, officials in Travis County are taking matters into their own hands by seeking to create a unique, next-generation system of voting

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Media Mention June 7, 2014

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