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Alumni Spotlights and Events

Alumni Spotlights and Events

Media Mention April 1, 2014

Johnie Jones (MPAff '11): The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Aspiring Congressman Who Wants to Bring Healthy Food to Everyone

Johnie L. Jones III, 27, Public Policy

In 2011, Johnie Jones was about to graduate from the University of Texas’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. When he heard that Kathleen Merrigan, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s deputy secretary, was slated to be the commencement

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Media Mention March 7, 2014

Steven Polunksy (MPAff '83) quoted: Bullet Train Failed Once, but It’s Back

This story by The Texas Tribune was published by The New York Times. Alumnus Steven Polunsky (MPAff '83) is quoted.

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Media Mention March 5, 2014

Sarah Eckhardt (MPAff '98) leads, Andy Brown concedes in Travis County judge race

With all of the non-provisional ballots tallied, Sarah Eckhardt was poised to win the Democratic nomination for Travis County judge.

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Media Mention January 17, 2014
News September 16, 2013

Legacy of Giving Back: Class of ’82 Comes Together to Create Fellowship Endowment

He clearly remembers driving with trepidation the long road from the mountains of New Mexico to the rolling hills of Austin to start his first semester at the LBJ School.  In 1980, Doug Brookman had been out of school for a few years and had reservations about graduate school and whether

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News September 10, 2013

Osborne Evaluates Texas Home Visiting Program for Texas HHSC

Cynthia OsborneIncreased federal investments in early childhood programs have opened up many new opportunities for states, including the expansion of home visiting

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Media Mention July 28, 2013

'The Blind Side,' Dallas-style featuring Irvin Ashford, Jr. (MPAff '94)

Helped by a wealthy family as a kid, Comerica banker gives back.Photo_of_Irvin_Ashford_Jr_from_Dallas_News

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Media Mention July 11, 2013

Ed Emmett (MPAff '74) Opens Up

No question, it was Hurricane Ike and his commanding role as director of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management that earned Harris County Judge Ed Emmett high marks and widespread recognition among the 4.2 million constituents that live in his domain. But it

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Media Mention June 28, 2013

Chief Deputy Director Michael Cohen (MPAff '97) to be Appointed Director

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that after more than a decade of service to the state, Finance Director Ana Matosantos has decided to leave the administration in September, at which point Chief Deputy Director of Finance Michael Cohen will be appointed

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Media Mention June 20, 2013

(TJ Costello MPAff '03) Final members selected for task of drawing districts

The final six members have been chosen for the 14-member commission that will handle the historic task of drawing Austin City Council districts

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