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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

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

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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 2015) - Three young Chattanoogans provide new way to analyze school spending

I think that policy makers tend to make better decisions when they have better information, and there is a well-informed and engaged public advocating for where they want the community to go to.
     David Eichenthal, senior fellow at the Metro Ideas Project

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Media Mention March 22, 2016

The Q&A: Laura Huffman (MPAff 1991)

With each issue, Trib+Water brings you an interview with experts on water-related issues. Here is this week's subject:

Laura Huffman is the state director of the Nature Conservancy in Texas. The Nature Conservancy released a new interactive online application called the Texas Freshwater

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Media Mention December 26, 2015
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
News May 22, 2014

Q&A with LBJ graduate Johnie Jones, a rising leader in agriculture policy

Johnie Jones graduated from the LBJ School in 2011 and was hired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) where he works on strategic partnerships for the department. Recently profiled by The Pacific Standard in their "30 Thinkers Under 30" series, Johnie has distinguished himself as a rising leader in the federal agriculture policy arena. In this Q&A, Johnie discusses some of the greatest policy challenges currently facing our nation, as well as other activities taking place at USDA.

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Media Mention April 4, 2014

Joe Weber (MPAff '87), Texas A&M executive and retired Marine general, to lead TxDOT

Joe Weber, Texas A&M’s vice president of student affairs and a retired three-star Marine general, will be the new executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Media Mention April 1, 2014

Niyanta Spelman (MPAff '94) Global Conservationist

Keeping the planet green through the Rainforest Partnership

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