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Capstone Archive

MPA Capstone Projects

All students graduating from the MPA program prior to May 2014 were required during their second year to complete a capstone project drawing on the cumulative lessons of their graduate experience. The project tapped their knowledge, analytic abilities, writing, and presentation skills, and the insights they acquired through study, observation, and opportunities for direct involvement in the practice of public administration. Each project focused on a current issue in the field of public administration.

MPA Capstone Awards

The Deil S. Wright Capstone Paper Award for Outstanding Research Paper and the Nanette V. Mengel Communication Award for Outstanding Capstone Presentation were presented each year to a student selected by a panel of faculty (Wright) and alumni (Mengel). Recent award winners included:

Deil S. Wright Capstone Paper Award:

Nanette V. Mengel Communication Award